Lifestyle

How I Try to Reduce Shopping Waste

Plastic-free July just ended. I don’t do anything special in the month as it feels a bit false for me. No idea why that is...I am an odd duck so it is just me. I do try to live more sustainably but I am not perfect and will not pretend to be. Today, I am… Continue reading How I Try to Reduce Shopping Waste

Bread

Oil-Free Naan (vg)

As breads go naan is a favourite. I love dipping it in curry or if big enough filling it with curry and salad to eat as a wrap. The action of kneading the dough and the joy of watching it rise just feels good and if you are having a bad day can give you… Continue reading Oil-Free Naan (vg)

Lifestyle

One Month Fully Plant Based

After a full month on a plant based diet I am happy. I feel healthy and confident with my choice. This has been about health for us and for the first time in a long time I feel like I am finally on the right track. Something I love about following a whole foods plant… Continue reading One Month Fully Plant Based

Dinners

Sweet potato and Spinach Curry

Curry is a great dish as you can pretty much put anything you like in there and have a spicy, rich meal. I made this curry for the sake of Sunday dinner but when I posted the picture on Instagram someone asked for the recipe. So I guess the recipe must be done which means… Continue reading Sweet potato and Spinach Curry

Walking

Stony Stratford to Cosgrove

Okay, not quite Stony Stratford. We started from the car park at Ouse Valley Park which isn’t really in Stony but it is only a hole, skip and a jump away. This one is a much shorter walk than I had hoped for but it is what happened. I chose the starting point and Alan… Continue reading Stony Stratford to Cosgrove

Snacks

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Cookies, Biscuits, or whatever other word you want to use. Sometimes you just need a cookie but getting them with no dairy, egg or oil would be a nightmare. Cookies are easy to make which is luck because I lost my oatmeal cookie recipe and had to wing it. No worries, I have now done… Continue reading Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Sides

Cornbread

I didn't grow up eating cornbread. While living in Texas when my kids were small my youngest, Katie, fell in love with cornbread prompting me to have a go a couple of times.  Still wasn't a big fan and stopped trying to Katie's chagrin.  I only decided to have another go because I was making… Continue reading Cornbread

Lifestyle

Musings of a Middle-aged Mum

I want to tell you about a friend’s blog today. The blog is written without name references so I shall just call her Musings. Musings of a Middle-aged Mum is most book reviews and her weight loss journey. The books range from seriously educational to the occasional young adult in genre so there is something… Continue reading Musings of a Middle-aged Mum

Sauces

Pasta Sauce

Who doesn’t love spaghetti covered in tomato-y goodness? I know I do. In fact this was the meal my daughter specifically asked me to make this week so it must be good. I have been known to buy sauces but they are never quite right and I always need to buy several jars to feed… Continue reading Pasta Sauce

Dinners

Hines Baked Beans

Yes, I did that play on words. I previously had this recipe on here but have updated it to a whole foods friendly option, tested it out again, and gotten the pictures I wanted to share so here we go again! I originally modified another recipe 9 years ago but as life evolves so has… Continue reading Hines Baked Beans