My first holiday as a fully plant-based eating tourist. How did it pan out?

I’ve recently returned from a self-catering holiday on the North Norfolk coast. We were supposed to be in Greece but, as it turned out, it was one of the loveliest holidays we’ve had as a family. It was energetic yet very relaxing (apart from the incident when we got chased by a feisty horse). WeContinue reading “My first holiday as a fully plant-based eating tourist. How did it pan out?”

Farewell to PE with Joe but not goodbye…

This morning we said farewell to PE with Joe but it’s certainly not goodbye. Today marks my 128th daily workout in a row. Not only have I completed every single PE with Joe workout since 23rd March but I’ve also done a session on his days off! On those days I chose a HIIT sessionContinue reading “Farewell to PE with Joe but not goodbye…”

Longevity tips from my 91-yr old neighbour

I’ve become absolutely fascinated (and maybe a little obsessed) with the Blue Zones recently. Scientists have pinpointed 5 places in the world, dubbed Blue Zones, where people live the longest and are the healthiest: Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece and Loma Linda, California. Researchers found all Blue Zone areas share 9Continue reading “Longevity tips from my 91-yr old neighbour”

January – how was it for you?

Well, we’ve done it! We’ve reached the end of January. The nights are pulling out and I can see bulb shoots poking their heads through the frosty ground. How did you get through January? Did you abstain from alcohol or try Veganuary? I took my own route and committed to eating pulses (that’s dried beans,Continue reading “January – how was it for you?”

I love pulses – there I’ve said it!

How will you be celebrating new year? I’ll be reaching for the lentils in the hope that they’ll bring me good luck and prosperity in the new year. Well that’s what the Italians believe. Lentils are thought to resemble coins so are eaten as part of new year celebration meals in Italy. I’ve enjoyed aContinue reading “I love pulses – there I’ve said it!”

My top 10 must have ingredients

Do you want to make mealtimes a breeze and eat a bit healthier with some plant-based protein and lots of veg? Then grab yourself some pots of bace, pop them in the fridge and fill up your store cupboard, fridge and freezer with my top 10 must haves. 1. Pearled spelt When I’m making aContinue reading “My top 10 must have ingredients”