Morning oatcakes

It’s a public holiday here in Lisbon and the sun is shining, so what better way to start the day! For all the pancake lovers who prefer a healthier option. These oatcakes are light, fluffy and full of energy which makes them great pre or post workout. Have them with any fresh fruit and a…

The Unexpected Benefits of Plants…

About two years ago I started thinking seriously about what I was putting into my body on the back of a few documentaries and high profile news articles, then last year I decided to move myself beyond those thoughts. I gave up eating meat and drinking cow’s milk, but I was still consuming fish, eggs and a…

Chana masala

Our amazing trip to India taught us many things, but none more valuable than the importance of patience. Travelling in a country which regards time rather differently to the way we do in most European countries, means waiting is sometimes inevitable. Fortunately, this is not always the case when it comes to one of the…

Eggless American Style Pancakes

Oh sweet Mother Pancake, these are so good! The first time we made these after changing to a plant based diet, we couldn’t believe how good they were without eggs or milk. Having tweaked the recipe a bit, we finally reached PANCAKE PERFECTION this morning. They are so light and fluffy and are amazing served…

“If not meat, what do you eat…and what about protein?”

When it comes up in conversation, or people ask about my eating habits and I tell them I’ve stopped eating meat or fish, more often than not I receive the same response; a slightly bewildered face and “well…what do you eat then?” or “where do you get your protein from?”, some people seem genuinely concerned…

Leek and cauliflower hot bowl

This soup brought us back to life the other day, it was pretty cold outside and we needed something satisfying that wasn’t overly heavy. This certainly did the trick! It’s a fast bowl of warmth and energy, which can be made with just a few ingredients from the kitchen cupboard in around 30 minutes. To…

The joy of running (by a non-runner)

My name’s Olly and I have something to tell you; I don’t like running.   That was me 2 years ago when I was living in England with my monthly gym membership. After pretending to lift a few heavy weights, I used to force myself to run on the treadmill for 10 minutes and I…

Beetroot and apple salad

Beetroots are beautiful, super healthy and amazingly cool to add to almost any salad. If it’s in smoothies, mashed potato, soup or salad, we are totally crazy about this super food. This is a quick and easy salad to keep in the fridge. Happy eating! Ingredients to serve four people: 2 cooked and skinned beetroots…

Should we give up…meat?

I’m no expert but I’m pretty sure at some point in your life, you have, at the very least, had the thought about whether or not you could stop eating meat, right? I guess that a lot of us just dismiss this thought from our minds; “no bacon in the mornings? No Sunday roast dinner?…

Mexican guacamole

I could probably have a blog dedicated solely to talking about guacamole. It really is the complete food; packed with almost everything we need, it’s the ultimate dip, accompaniment, side dish, companion…I’m waffling. Sorry. How do I know this is the best one around? Well, I could be wrong but my quest to find the…

Beetroot and coconut soup

This is a fun and colourful recipe which tastes as good as it looks. It’s also surprisingly easy to make so it’s great for friends and family when you want to make something a bit different but don’t have a lot of time to spare! Ingredients for 4 people: 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1…

Creamy quinoa risotto with mushrooms

Yep, we too are well and truly on the quinoa bandwagon and we can honestly say this is one of the most satisfying and yummy ways we have found to get our fill of this super healthy superfood! Quinoa is a great source of fibre and is also packed full of all the essential amino acids…