Carrot and Oat No Bake Bites

Carrot Bites

Sweet, soft and very satisfying. With no added sugar those yummy no bake bites are the perfect treat without the guilt!

Packed with fiber, protein, Magnesium, Calcium and vitamins A & E they are good enough to even eat for breakfast! (Can’t even tell you what a popular mum this made me in my household! Ha Ha! )

In our house my 8 year old son Leon is in charge of making those. (He also takes great control over eating them!) It makes me so happy to see my boy getting involved in the kitchen, really enjoying the process, building confidence and consciousness about his food. Self- satisfaction and sense of achievement is the building block of confidence. Continue reading “Carrot and Oat No Bake Bites”

Vegan Beetroot Risotto

Beet Risotto

What is your relationship with this earthy veg? Do you love it or do you hate it?

I am definitely  a fan and literally can eat beets in any form! Beetroot are high nutritional, an excellent source of folic acid, manganese, potassium and vitamins from the B group. This super veg protect us from heart diseases, helps liver functions and busts immune system so it’s definitely worth give them a chance! Continue reading “Vegan Beetroot Risotto”

How to live sustainable life and stay sane?

Stones Balaned
I remember watching a short You Tube video about an American family of 5 who were showing their eco-friendly and zero waste living. I remember being astonished looking at their small jar of plastic waste. It was an admiration followed by filling of guilt! Why am I producing so much waste comparing to them? What am I doing wrong? How can a modern family be so focused to minimise their waste to practically 0? How are they managing that? The world is full of people who are doing “the right thing ” but lets be honest, most of us would not be able to follow this American family. Continue reading “How to live sustainable life and stay sane?”

Whole plant diet – sustainable or not?

Farm
The human population is growing and with it a demand for food. It’s not difficult to understand that there are limitations as to the ways we use the land and how much land we are able to exploit without causing significant and unrecoverable damaging impact on the words’ climate, affecting us all. The sad fact is that the current structure is far from sustainable. I have recently watched fascinating documentary “Kiss the ground” that brilliantly explains the damaging effect of current agriculture methods. Yes, the issue is with the METHODS that are being used. Single crop fields, overuse of pesticides, damage to the soil with invasive machinery to name a few. I have also been surprised to discover the important relation of livestock with fertility of a farmed land for its regeneration. Cattle has been getting really bad reputation recently. The issue however is not with the animals, but with the volume and the way they are being farmed. Continue reading “Whole plant diet – sustainable or not?”

Steps to minimalism – do you define your success by what you owe?

What minimalism is not….

I have been hearing and fearing the term “minimalism” a lot recently. I never really though of becoming a minimalist because I simple though this is a step to far for me. I imagined this is a concept for people that are willing to give up all their modern commodities, for people willing to live with just few things, for people that are happy to live… hippie type of life. I felt that as a family based in a city we will never be able to keep the principles of minimalism and I somehow felt this would be dishonest and against this movement. As a mum I also was a bit stressed thinking about yet another set of rules and bans that I would have to introduce to my family and simply feared that it would just not be possible to follow but instead added additional pressure.

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The best Chilli sin Carne

I have made the most amazing bean and lentil chili this weekend so I though I should share the recipe with you. It’s spicy, incredibly satisfying and truly delicious!

Both beans and lentils are great source of carbohydrates and protein. Lentils are also full of iron and antioxidants and peppers as well as sweet potatoes full of vitamin C making this dish perfect to bust your immunity (not only) through those winter months. Enjoy!

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How to stop food waste?

Food Display

Food waste is a big issue. It is estimated that in developed countries around 100kg of food per person is wasted every year! In UK equivalent of 250 million meals is going uneaten while one in 9 people around the world does not meet their daily requirement for food. UK wastes 14 billion pounds worth of food every year. We produce more than enough food to feed the world but waste nearly 40% of it! This is truly shocking. Many countries including Haiti, Chad, Madagascar, Mozambique are on a list of top 10 “hungriest countries”. While it sounds like a distant problem 1 million people in UK assessed food bank in 2019 and in US, 40 million people live in poverty. Continue reading “How to stop food waste?”