Tag Archives: Food

Food trends 2017

So what will 2017 have in store for healthy food trends?

Are you a foodie?, do you love trying out new flavours and foods? There are some great foods to try in 2017, if you already are not a fan!

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Easy dairy and meat free lasagne recipe

Easy dairy free and meat free lasagne recipe, serves 6.

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You will need:

Packet of lasagne sheets (these can be gluten free if you wish)

Tin chopped tomatoes

Bag of quorn mince (or vegan option could be green lentils)

2 large cloves of garlic

1 onion

Salt, pepper, chilli flakes, paprika, mixed dried herbs such as oregano, thyme, sage, marjoram etc (fresh works great too)

Coconut oil

1 Aubergine

Potatoes

Wild garlic oil ( any flavoured oil would work, even plain olive oil)

Flour, dairy free marg, nutmeg (optional), non dairy milk, kale, garlic clove, coconut oil for the topping and side serving.

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Balance your chakras with food

This is really interesting and something I hadn’t thought of before, recharging your main chakras with food, but it really makes sense when you think about it, I found this on Soul and Spirit magazine today and thought I would share the article on here:

Did you know that you can recharge your main chakras with food? Here’s what you should be tucking into to balance those vibrations…

1. Root chakra

Located at the perineum at the base of your spine, your root chakra is closest to the earth. Its function is concerned with earthly grounding and physical survival, and is linked to your legs, feet, bones and large intestine. It also controls your ‘fight or flight’ response. To give it a boost, opt for grounding root vegetables such as beetroot, carrot, garlic, ginger, turnips, potatoes and parsnips to bring you back to Mother Nature.

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10p vegan sausage recipe

Jack Monroe has done it again! How fantastic, vegan sausages (my youngest always argues if there is no meat in them you can’t call them sausages, no matter how many times I explain thats just the shape) these are great because they are easy to make, quick and cheap but still have wholesome ingrediants, although I would swap the cooking oil for coconut oil and probably omit the white bread and use spelt or wholemeal breadcrumbs.

When I made the 9p burgers, I didn’t use white flour, I had a blend of hemp, flax, chai seeds thats for sprinkling on breakfast, but I used that instead and it gave it a nice texture.
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Vegan Penne Rosa Sandwich with Vegan Lentil Meatballs

This recipe from Vegetarian snob looks amazing, my mouth is literally salivating at the thought of putting this in my chops! who ever said veggies don’t eat well are bonkers! All photos and the post below is from Vegetarian snob website:

Allotment time, books and foraging

I spent a lovely afternoon in the sunshine today at our plot, did some weeding and dug over a bed ready for planting, planted some seed potatoes that were on offer (I normally just sprout my own in a dark cupboard), built up the next layer of compost with grass cuttings, veg peelings, coffee dregs and horse poo and then sat on a bench we made from bricks and a scaffolding plank and closed my eyes and listened to the birds and the sounds of nature all around me. It was amazing, I remembered when we first got the phone call to say we could have an allotment I said to Tom (my partner) which plot I thought it was, we had visited plenty of times on open day so knew the plots quite well, it was a middle plot with fruit trees on, when we visited to view our new plot it wasn’t that one, it was right at the far end with no trees, it was only today I realised when we moved from the half plot to this double plot just over a month ago I was sitting next to the original plot I dreamed about and our new plot has loads of fruit trees on it too!

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Are you connected to your food?

Ask yourself the question “How connected am I to the food I eat”?

I have found just chatting to people, not many are actually invested or connected to the food they eat, eating is a massive part of our lives, in the western world where there is an abundance of food, it is almost taken for granted that there will be food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. That if you have the money you can walk into a shop or supermarket and have your pick of any food you desire, and that is where the connection has been lost, food from all over the world is sold, hundreds and sometimes thousands of miles from coming out of the ground to reaching your plate.

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Handy list to avoid toxins in food

There is so much information it can be overwhelming to start off on a purer journey, we started by looking at and changing the food and drink we had, this is a huge step and I know from experience it can be mind boggling. So here is a handy guide for you to print off to take shopping, this is just a basic starting off list, we have moved so far on our journey now that we avoid so much more but I don’t want to overwhelm you or put you off.

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How to get started and change your life

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I will explain how it all started a few years ago. My eldest son James was diagnosed with some kind of autism, ADD and dyspraxia. The doctor was rather vague about this diagnosis and to be honest not very helpful but she was quick to prescribe a ‘cure’ in the shape of Ritalin. I had already read about the effects of Ritalin and other medicines given to children with ADD and ADHD, I knew the outcome wasn’t good all types of side effects including death!
I didn’t want my child on this horrible mind numbing medication but also didn’t want to live with someone who flipped out, had major anger issues, was violent and had no sense of danger. So I did the only thing I could and researched other options, I was surprised how much there was out there to harm our minds and bodies, many of which are in our foods and all have been passed by the food agencies and government as perfectly fine to consume.
I was shocked, outraged and felt overwhelmed by it all. I spent hours, days and weeks on the internet, reading books and researching all the different chemicals, additives, preservatives, E numbers, MSG, dairy, gluten, colours, flavourings, fillers, caffeine and much more.
I quickly realised it was not just my sons diet that had to change but the whole families diets and lifestyle.

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The £5 challenge

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Please feel free to use this header on your facebook page if you are doing the challenge.

 

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