How to start eating plant based diet

Bowl of salad

What is whole plant based diet?

Let start with clarifying what plant based diet really is. Whole plant diet is plant-rich diet consisting mostly or entirely of foods derived from plants and with few or no animal-source foods. This way of eating aims to minimize or eliminate meat, dairy and other animal foods, while focusing on unprocessed, pure plant foods for optimal health. Continue reading “How to start eating plant based diet”

Herbs for better health

Herbs

I always have enjoyed herbal flavours when it comes to cooking. Vivid herbs not only look great on the plate and add much-needed colour and flavour all year round but also provide benefits that with regular consumption develop over time, in many cases putting them beyond the scope of clinical trials.

Why you should eat more herbs?

In my kitchen I aim to use at lease one herb in each meal I prepare. It might sound challenging if you are not used to this idea but it’s really matters of using small amount with whatever you are preparing. They are quite powerful and little goes a long way! Continue reading “Herbs for better health”

7 Reasons you should start growing herbs

Herbs

New Year is approaching and with it time for planning, summarizing, setting new goals and aspirations, no matter how big or small. I want to inspire you to add to your new year’s resolution list. Growing herbs! It is uncomplicated, rewarding & satisfying making it a perfect no failure New Year aim that will stay with you for life and comes with long list of benefits! Continue reading “7 Reasons you should start growing herbs”

How to freeze leftover food and reduce your waste

Green Beans

Tons of food is being wasted daily with over 40% of the total waste happening at the consumer level. According to Food Standard Agency fish and meat top the list with 2.1 billion pounds worth being wasted. We can all do our bit by planning our food shopping better, not preparing excess food and of course preserving it before it goes bad. One of the best and easiest methods is freezing. Continue reading “How to freeze leftover food and reduce your waste”

6 Tips for more sustainable Christmas

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1. Make natural decorations

It’s not only more sustainable to make your own decorations but it’s fantastic activity the whole family can enjoy! You can make beautiful garlands, natural wreath or Christmas tree decorations. Choose natural materials such us wood, paper, cinnamon sticks, pine cones, nuts. Get the kids involved in drying slices of lemon, apple and oranges and making fragrant master pieces. Recycling is absolutely OK too! Paper origami, mini cardboard stockings…sky is the limit.

Each year I make a beautiful, natural wreath out of thing I fridge for and find in my garden. If you have never made one before and don’t know where to start I just want to re-assure you that it’s very straight forward. Find plenty of tutorials on You Tube or join a wreath making class with your fried and make a nice day out of it. I find Pinterest a great place for inspiration when I’m stuck for ideas.

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Vegetable and fruit delivery by ODDBOX – Review and story of my latest box

ODDBOX

Following some research I signed up with ODDBox, fruit and vegetables delivery. I was totally sold on their fantastic ideology. This London based company “rescues” fruit and vegetables from being wasted. It’s hard to believe that 3 million tonnes of perfectly edible fruit ad veg will never get the chance to even leave the farm and instead ends up as waste! Reason? Sick industrialize systems, unrealistic guidance for the way fresh produce should look like. Result? A huge amount of FOOD that those farmers put love into growing will not make it to the supermarkets and will be discarded. It’s really heart breaking! Continue reading “Vegetable and fruit delivery by ODDBOX – Review and story of my latest box”

Dairy free aubergine lasagna

Lasagne

Who doesn’t like lasagna?! It’s the ultimate comfort food that most of us loves. This healthy aubergine, dairy free version is to die for and I promise you, you will not be missing meat! I must admit that my relationship with aubergine was rather…bumpy. For a long time I was not exactly a fan of this shiny purple beauty. This recipe it the perfect one as the aubergine “dissolves” into sauce and adds rich flavour to it as well as vitamins B1, B6, potassium, copper and magnesium.

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Crunchy Cauliflower Steaks with Katsu Curry

Katsu Curry cauliflower

One of my favorites when it comes the comfort food. This dish is inspired by the statement of Japanese cousin, Chicken Katsu. Here a cauliflower steaks are providing crispiness and making  this dish very substantial. The sauce is spicy, fragrant, warming complement to the panko caulie… Great dish all family can enjoy! Cauliflower is very affordable, versatile, low calorie super veg. Great source of potassium and Vitamin C. Continue reading “Crunchy Cauliflower Steaks with Katsu Curry”

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”