Energy Boosting Green Smoothie (VG, GF)

Do you ever get that afternoon slump, when you’re really struggling to focus and you feel like you are ready for bed, even though it is only 2-3pm? This can easily happen when we are spending our days working at a desk. The human body was not designed for long periods of sitting, and staring at a screen for 8+ hours a day does not … Continue reading Energy Boosting Green Smoothie (VG, GF)

Peanut Butter and Berry Porridge – also known as Best Weekday Breakfast (VG, GF option)

Happy Sunday everyone (or Monday, depending on where you are in the world)! We have had a busy couple of weeks with being away on a snug holiday in England and then catching up on work and celebrating Chris’ birthday, but we will hopefully be slowing down a bit over the coming weeks as we head towards winter. And what a winter it will be… … Continue reading Peanut Butter and Berry Porridge – also known as Best Weekday Breakfast (VG, GF option)

Retreat East: Retreating to calm, comfortable, cosy climates in Suffolk

Any of you who know us, know that Andreea and I work our bottoms off. All. Day. Long. We really love our jobs and so every single day we like to get stuck in and be as productive as we possibly can – this has positives and negatives as you can assume. Positive: We’re well respected at work, neither of us is ever told we’re … Continue reading Retreat East: Retreating to calm, comfortable, cosy climates in Suffolk

Is it good? No it’s wonderFu’! Simple Scrambled Tofu (VG, GF, Oil-Free)

Listen up fancy hotels and restaurant chains! I’m sick to the back teeth of constantly saying “aaaaand… what do you have on the breakfast menu that’s plant based?” and being answered with: “Oh we have some tomatoes… and maybe even a flat mushroom!” “I would offer you the hash browns, but they’re fried with the bacon” “Eggs are vegan right?” There are so many amazing … Continue reading Is it good? No it’s wonderFu’! Simple Scrambled Tofu (VG, GF, Oil-Free)

Quick And Easy Vegan Pad Thai With A Twist (VG, GF)

So it’s officially autumn peeps! We’ve had some lovely sunshine in the past few weeks but you can definitely tell that we’re well on our way to winter, with the days getting shorter and the duvet making its way back into the bedroom again (I have to admit I’m pretty chuffed about this one!). Am I ready for winter? Nope, definitely not. Not a Covid-19 … Continue reading Quick And Easy Vegan Pad Thai With A Twist (VG, GF)

That’s-a spicy ‘meat’-a ball! Super Spicy Spaghetti and Meatballs (VG, GF Option)

As with all things to title a recipe on our blog using a “The Mask” quote seems oddly poignant. Right at the end of the film *spoilers* he ingests a somewhat large time bomb, which promptly explodes, causing him to burp fire and shout: “That’s a spicy meat-a ball”. Now in my world (a dangerous, unforgiving and disturbing place) i.e. my brain, everything should have … Continue reading That’s-a spicy ‘meat’-a ball! Super Spicy Spaghetti and Meatballs (VG, GF Option)

No-Nonsense Vegan Parm (VG, GF, Oil-Free)

This recipe is for my brother-in-law David, who believes I write too much before actually getting to the recipe. I guess it’s a blessing he’s reading them at all, so I’ll throw him a (vegan) bone here. This Parmesan-style cheesy topping can go on anything as a crust, in creamy sauces for pasta, basically anywhere you want a salty, cheesy hit. The method? Measure, blend, … Continue reading No-Nonsense Vegan Parm (VG, GF, Oil-Free)

Super Speedy ‘SOS’ Mixed Bean Chili (VG, GF, Oil-Free Option)

You know when you find yourself in that classic situation, when your sister and brother-in-law are getting a new kitchen put in, and they don’t have access to a cooker / stove / hob, so you offer to cook and drive them loads of food and then you remember at the last minute, feel terrible and want to make something really nice to make up … Continue reading Super Speedy ‘SOS’ Mixed Bean Chili (VG, GF, Oil-Free Option)

Wivenhoe House Hotel and Lee Wick Farm: Getting away to our Alma Mater (and extra hot hot-tubs)

As lockdown has eased in the UK so many things have finally become feasible – as you saw from Andreea’s fantastic previous post we were itching to get away as soon as humanly possible. But one trip quickly snowballed into a few trips and a couple of weeks later we were due to go away again. We had actually been planning THIS trip since Christmas … Continue reading Wivenhoe House Hotel and Lee Wick Farm: Getting away to our Alma Mater (and extra hot hot-tubs)