Hatherley Manor Hotel? They should call it HEAVENLY Manor Hotel! An unforgettable spa stay outside Gloucester.

I realize that I may have given in to _slight_ hyperbole in that title there, but once you hear about this trip you’ll know why I’m happy to be overly complimentary about Hatherley Manor. As you all know, @rockinblues and I got away to Bristol recently for a wonderful week away (and thank goodness we did! Lockdown 2 wasn’t far behind!) and that was super … Continue reading Hatherley Manor Hotel? They should call it HEAVENLY Manor Hotel! An unforgettable spa stay outside Gloucester.

I hope you don’t think this is too cheesy! Delectable, healthy vegan Mac and Ch*ese (VG, GF option, Oil-Free)

Mac & Cheese is a classic. One of the all time greats when it comes to yummy comfort food during the winter… or any season for that matter. You just can’t go wrong with it. My only problem with Mac & Cheese though, besides the obvious inclusion of animal products, is that it’s just so unhealthy. Yes of course there are times where we don’t … Continue reading I hope you don’t think this is too cheesy! Delectable, healthy vegan Mac and Ch*ese (VG, GF option, Oil-Free)

“What a gert lush trip!” – a fabulous, snug week in Thornbury and Bristol, UK

I’ll answer your question first. Gert lush means something is really good in Bristolian – and now on to your second question… We had an amazing week away thank you 🙂 Lockdown restrictions have been all over the place here in the UK so it’s hard to know what you can/can’t do, who you can/can’t see etc. and we were getting a little nervous because … Continue reading “What a gert lush trip!” – a fabulous, snug week in Thornbury and Bristol, UK

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)

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)

“Can we have pizza?”, “We have pizza at home!”: Red Onion, Mushroom and BBQ Jackfruit Pizza (VG, GF Option)

When you really think about it, pizza is just a real-time pie chart of how much pizza you have left. Pizza is without a doubt the ultimate food. When you say you’re having pizza, people are excited; even bad pizza is still good pizza and of course most importantly it inspired a great moment in TV history which is quoted (in our household) more than … Continue reading “Can we have pizza?”, “We have pizza at home!”: Red Onion, Mushroom and BBQ Jackfruit Pizza (VG, GF Option)