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?

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I remember watching a short You Tube video about an American family of 5 who were talking about their eco-friendly and zero waste living. I was astonished looking at their small jar of plastic waste, well 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 you live “normally” and manage to be so focused to minimise you waste to practically 0? Am I too ignorant and irresponsible? Continue reading “How to live sustainable life and stay sane?”

Whole plant diet – sustainable or not?

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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 due to high CO2 emissions. 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?

I never really considered minimalism for myself as  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 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 principles. As a mum I already feel like a police women and I really was not prepared to add pressure with more “don’ts”. Continue reading “Steps to minimalism – do you define your success by what you owe?”

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?”

Butternut Squash and Lentil Soup

I love soups of all sorts at any time of the year. Autumn is particularly perfect time of the year to reintroduce soups back into your diet. They are comforting, filling, often low calorie and packed with nutritious veg.

As squashes and pumpkins are in season now it has inspired me to share this all time favorite recipe. 

Pumpkin is a super veg! Full of vitamin A as well as vitamin C, potassium, copper and B2. Red lentils are great source of protein and iron as well as folate.

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