The best vegan Sandwich in the whole wide world, so there! I am so excited to tell you about this sandwich. It has transformed my vegan life and is simply my most favourite sandwich in the whole world. I have always been a fan of mayonnaise filling sandwiches, especially on crunchy toasted wholemeal bread. (Salivating now!) I used to love tuna mayo, egg mayo, chicken mayo, I think you get the gist. However, truly and honestly, no sandwich I have ever tasted (pre-vegan or otherwise) is this delicious. Now, having this sandwich on toasty bread is my preference but this filling would also work so well as a regular sandwich, wrap or even just as a salad in its own right. It really does take all my strength to not eat the whole bowl before the bread has finished toasting! I’ve kept this as a very relaxed recipe without specific quantiles of each ingredient as I think a sandwich is such a personal thing. I love loads of red onion in mine but Paul only likes a little. Fin can’t get enough gherkins in his sandwich and Pops wants barely any. So here are the basic ingredients and method but […]
Sunny Baobab juice We first heard about the baobab tree when we went to visit the Eden Project in Cornwall. We were enjoying the tropical temperatures of the rainforest zone and had the chance to cool down with a vanilla and baobab ice cream. Baobab has a citrusy taste which was so gentle and refreshing. That was the last I thought about baobab for a while until I saw it in a health food shop and thought I’d do a little research to find out what it was all about. I was quite astonished when I realised it was a superfood. Baobab powder comes from the deciduous baobab tree. You can find it in Madagascar, mainland Africa, Arabia, and Australia. In Africa they call it ‘The Tree of life.’ And for good reason too as it has a whole host of nutritious benefits. Dried baobab fruit powder is loaded with antioxidants, especially vitamin C. It is one of the highest plant food sources of calcium gram for gram and is rich in potassium, magnesium, protein and finer too. It is also classed as a prebiotic too! It is perfect added to smoothies, cereals or just added to water for a zesty […]
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Cream cheese and chives I have spent what feels like a lifetime trying to get my little girl to eat cheese. She didn’t like non-vegan cheese before going vegan. (Which I don’t blame her for now!) She hates the smell of shop bought vegan cheese (she has a point) and she’s even turned her nose up at some of my previous homemade cheese recipes. So I guess you’re thinking, leave the poor girl alone and stop trying to make her eat cheese right? I hear you. However, when we are all tucking into a cracker platter or trying to stop her toppings from falling of her pizza I feel the need to find the glue that would help stick her food together. (I’m so not selling this I know but bear with me.) Now, I don’t want to create a cheese for cheese’s sake. For those of you who know me, it’s all about the nutrition so after many tried, tested and failed attempts I have struck gold. Now Pops on the odd occasion used to eat cream cheese so this is where I thought I would start. She also loves houmous and cream cheese is a similar dip style […]
Ever have those mornings when you feel you have to make a decision between shower or breakfast? I am all for trying to save time in the mornings but never at the expense of breaking my fast, hell no! I hold breakfast on such a high pedestal that I will happily have breakfast for dinner any night of the week. I really do believe the saying that it’s the most important meal of the day. I feel the kids are more experimental with their meals first thing as they are so hungry and with a good filling breakfast to start the day you have all the energy you need to get through the morning to lunch. Let’s face it though, some days you just don’t have time to watch the kids play catapult the blueberries or eat their toast in nibbles. You need them fed and out of their pyjamas (preferably) and on your merry way to this appointment or that. This is the moment that a smoothie comes in handy. They are so quick to make and if you’re really pressed for time, you can even take it with you! A drink for breakfast I hear you cry? Well, […]
This is a crazy simple recipe. It is one of those that you can’t believe you had never tried before but when you do you know it will be a family fave forevermore. The thing I love most about these crunchy snacks is the fact they are so nutritious. The flax seed is quite possibly one of the healthiest foods on the planet and what’s even better is that their nutrients don’t get damaged in the cooking process! Flax are an amazing source of plant based Omega 3 and fibre. (Both soluble and insoluble.) However, the thing that makes flax seeds the giant in the plant world is their amount of lignans. They contain up to 800 times more lignans than other plant-foods. Lignans are responsible for the antioxidant effect that heralds these with the anti-cancer label they have been given. (Check out nutritionfacts.org and search for flax seeds.) Yes, these bad boys can prevent lots of the nasty illnesses out there so they are high on my list of must-haves at every shopping session. These crackers are totally scrumpy. They are super crunchy and have a lovely nutty taste from the toasted seeds. They are the perfect vessel for […]