Firstly, I should mention that I did not embark upon this adventure solo. My husband was happy to join in. We were fortunate enough to have my parents staying with us during this time and they too agreed to support me in eating vegan for a week. Although my parents seemed keen to aid me, […]

BABY BLUES? (AKA pretty polish shades)

I am not one of those “pink is for girls, blue is for boys” mums, but for some reason, just since the birth of my little boy in March I have developed a penchant for blue nail polish shades. Blue (from pastels to darkest midnight shades) has been my personal, to use a fashion term, “colour […]


As a new mama, I am rather hard pressed to find “me time”, however I am determined to employ quick, easy and inexpensive ways to take care of myself. These days I may occasionally be seen springing out of the house, cardigan inside-out, bus card between my teeth, sporting a somewhat disheveled side ponytail, pushing […]


HUMMUS Prep Time: 5 Min INGREDIENTS: 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 can chickpeas, with some liquid reserved Juice of 1/2 a lemon 2 tbsp tahini 1/4 – 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cumin Black pepper to taste 2 tbsp olive oil plus extra DIRECTIONS: Combine garlic and chickpeas (with a little reserved liquid) in a blender. Add lemon juice, […]


There are plenty of organic ready-made pasta sauces available these days, but nothing beats the taste and satisfaction of a pasta sauce made on your own stove top. This is a highly adaptable basic sauce, yummy the way it is and easily customiseable with the addition of other simple ingredients. TOMATO AND BASIL PASTA SAUCE […]


CREAMY OAT AND QUINOA PORRIDGE INGREDIENTS: 1 dl organic oats and quinoa 2.5 dl water A tiny pinch of salt 3-5 tbsp dried fruit 1 tbsp of raw agave syrup 1 tbsp soy lecithin granules (optional) 1 tbsp organic linseeds 1-2 dl organic rice or soya milk DIRECTIONS: In a small saucepan, on a medium […]