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Vegan friendly chocolate

Vegan friendly chocolate

Vegan friendly chocolate. There seems to be a misconception that when you turn vegan you suddenly stop eating chocolate; this is not the case. There are many brands of chocolate offering dairy free options which don’t have to come from the “free from” section. If you like dark chocolate then you will find the transition easy. If you don’t enjoy dark chocolate it could take a while to make the transition however over time you will get used to the taste and start…

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Being the only vegan at a party

Being the only vegan at a party

Being the only vegan at a party I don’t know if it has happened to you before but I sometimes feel like I am the only vegan in the village. Eating a vegan diet does make you the minority, although the number of us are on the increase, so there are things you need to accept. people don’t always understand you people think you only eat lettuce and carrots you may be weird to some people some people assume you…

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Chocolate Cafe: Huanchaco – Peru

Chocolate Cafe: Huanchaco – Peru

Greetings from Huanchaco – Peru ! I have had just two days here in Huanchaco and I have absolutely loved this place. One of its winning points (along with so many, of course!) is this absolute gem of a cafe: Chocolate Cafe. When walking and exploring this “old fishing town”, I came across this tucked away beauty, hidden beneath the bushes. I went inside and it had cute little hideaway spaces which people were occupying reading books and sipping on…

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How to cook quinoa

How to cook quinoa

Quinoa What is Quinoa (keen-wah)? Quinoa is often mistaken for a whole grain, however it is actually a seed but is used in the same way that you would use a grain. It’s grown in popularity over the past few years as its a complete protein source, naturally gluten free, high in iron, magnesium and fibre. It’s nutty in flavour and has light texture to it. What do I eat it with? I use quinoa like I would a whole…

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Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

With the grey and wet weather we have been having the past few days I thought it would be appropriate to share a warming, creamy sweet potato soup recipe with you all, because lets be honest, days like these just call for a big bowl of hot soup and chunky freshly baked bread. Soup is such a simple food but so satisfying. It is also one of the easiest foods to make out there, is perfect for getting in lots of veggies and…

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Creamy Coconut, Lentil and Squash Curry

Creamy Coconut, Lentil and Squash Curry

Hey Lovelies 🙂 The month of January is over and the mornings and evenings are getting a teeny bit brighter, hallelujah! It feels like it’s starting to etch into Spring now and I felt like making something bright and summery but also filling, hearty and warm as it is still Winter of course. Butternut squash is under rated in my opinion and always gets wasted in soups. This recipe, cooking it slowly releases the flavours of the squash and it…

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Basic Kale Salad

Basic Kale Salad

This is a basic kale salad recipe which as a basic can be enjoyed in many ways. It can be an accompaniment to a main meal, a light lunch or bulk it up with potatoes, rice or quinoa. Here are a few little facts about the marvellous green warrior: Rich in Calcium: 1 portion (80g) of cooked kale contains 120mg!! Great source of folate, the naturally occurring form of folic acid in food. (Folic acid: rich in Vitamin B, supports a healthy…

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Butter Bean and Kale Stew

Butter Bean and Kale Stew

Don’t have much time but want something full of flavour, hearty and delicious? You need this Butter Bean and Kale Stew in your life!! I make this amount and save half for the next day but if you’re super hungry then eat it all. There’s no one stopping you, Lol! It’s low fat, high protein and faultless. As for measurements, I sort of make it up as I go depending on what I’m fancying, i.e. add more passatta, more kale…

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