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Tomato and mushroom risotto (vegan!)

Sometimes I majorly impress myself! Cooking with wine always makes me feel very grown up and randomly I have gone off drinking red wine and needed to use it up! I decided to experiment with a risotto which I usually avoid making as Chris doesn’t eat rice and I often think it is too difficult. […]

Diary of a vegan day 26-31

The final installment of my diary of my first month of being vegan. Time for more baking! I used a flax egg in the pastry and it worked really well on my jam tarts and pizza tartlets. Lunch was chilli with tortillas and rice. Then I enjoyed some pizza tarts and an Itsu noodle pot […]

Diary of a vegan day 21-25

Veganism really does seem to be coming naturally to me now! I’ve been trying out new bakes so have more snacking opportunities, yay! I got my curry fix on day 21 with bombay potato. So many supermarkets have vegan side dishes available but the cooking of the potato can be a bit hit and miss […]

Diary of a vegan day 16-20

Time for an attempt at baking a cake! I tried out a chocolate orange cake using oil instead of egg and margarine/butter. The consistency was quite dense and it was quite like a madeira cake.   The flavour was good but there was a slightly unusual aftertaste. I happily ate it though and was pleased […]

Should I make my children vegetarian or vegan?

I’m now two thirds of the way through my first month as a vegan and am all set to continue, hopefully for the rest of my life. This week I have hit a new dilemma as preparing meat for the children to eat made me feel physically sick to the point of retching. I always […]