Aubergine Parcels

These parcels look like much more work than what they are. The original recipe used mozzarella, but I also made some with soft goats cheese, which in my opinion worked better. Why not try both? Ingredients: 2 Aubergines Olive oil Mozzarella or soft goats cheese (or both!) Basil Tomatoes Slice the aubergines sideways and brush them with…

Back on the running track!

I’m back at exercising and it feels great. I couldn’t exercise at all during my pregnancy apart from long walks. Every attempt gave me either a massive headache or a crampy belly. So I decided to give myself a proper break, and only walked to work and back, which amounted to about an hour of…

Soapy Sweeties

I got into soap making a couple of weeks ago and can’t seem to stop now. My day is not complete without a batch of soap. Now all I need is more dirty hands in the house or we will soon drown in soap.

The Skiing Experiment

When I was at school skiing was compulsory, and I was scarred for life. At the ripe age of 13 I swore I would never get on skis again and I stuck to that decision for over 20 years. But as with everything in life, “never” is relative, and I decided to revise my decision…

An Anglo-Finnish Carno-Vegetarian Christmas Feast

Usually me and my husband have enjoyed a fairly English selection of Christmas dishes, but without the turkey as he is vegetarian. However this Christmas I really wanted to include some traditional dishes from Finland. Luckily they are mostly vegetarian, super easy to make and compliment beautifully some of the more British flavours. The Finnish…

Raw Chocolate

Chocolate is healthy and extremely good for you. That’s the news I’ve longed to hear all my life. Cocoa has 10 times more antioxidants than blueberries and tons of feel good ingredients, so it’s no myth that eating chocolate makes you feel good. The trick is to prepare it raw, that means without heating it…

Stuffed Peppers

I like stuffing, clearly, but you can rarely go wrong with stuffing so here is another one. Peppers are easy to stuff as they don’t need all that hollowing-out-work. Simply fill and bake. I filled these bad boys with fennel and goats cheese. You can also try the lentil filling that I used for stuffed…

Ruby Red Borscht Soup

Borscht is a fantastic winter soup. Just looking at those radiant colours of the ingredients make me feel like I’m pumped with iron and other veggie goodness. The ingredients cost next to nothing and the soup is absolutely delicious. Again, this is a vegetarian version of the recipe, but you can add sausages (I’d use…

Stuffed Squash

I found these cute little squashes from our local green grocers and just had to do something with them. Stuffing is always a good idea and this recipe is perfect for the Halloween season. This is a veggie version to suit my vegetarian man, but feel free to add bacon or substitute the lentils with minced…

Almond Milk Berry Shake

Drinking lots of milk in the morning gives me tummy ache, so I’ve been trying alternatives like soy milk, which I quite like although it takes a little getting used to. However, soy milk is often sweetened and there seems to be a bit of controversy over its health benefits as it apparently raises estrogen…