Easy vegetarian Jersey Royals Recipe

Since having children, cooking a nice meal has come to mean something entirely different. I’d love to say that we often host dinner parties and cook gourmet delights. But that’s not the reality of parenting is it? Instead, a decent meal these days is something with good quality ingredients that the children will eat. It needs to be ready within an hour, preferably with minimal preparation time so I can get some other jobs done while it’s cooking. We all love the distinctive taste of Tesco Jersey Royals. So, I’m sharing an easy Jersey Royals recipe that ticks all the…

View Post

How to cope if your child becomes vegetarian

“Mum, I’ve decided to become a vegetarian.” Those few words fill parents with dread. Can you stop them? Will they change their mind? Won’t they get ill? And what on earth will you feed them? My six year old decided to become vegetarian a few weeks ago. It didn’t come as a surprise and having become vegetarian at a similar age myself, I was lucky. Not only could I turn to my own mum for advice on how to cope, I have remained vegetarian ever since. In fact these days, my diet is predominantly vegan because I didn’t fully transition…

View Post

Can you eat too much fruit?

Can you eat too much fruit? It’s not a question I ever thought I’d hear myself ask. Fruit is healthy, it’s natural and it’s good for you. But can you have too much of a good thing? Over the past few weeks, a habit has been forming in our house. The children wake up early and we always want to stay in bed a bit longer. So, they go downstairs and entertain themselves for a while. Playing, watching television or playing the piano. The one thing that is consistent is that they help themselves to fruit from the fruit bowl.…

View Post

10 things I learnt from Veganuary

This is a collaborative post. Having been vegetarian since childhood, I always wondered whether to go vegan. Eventually, I decided to take part in Veganuary. I started with some trepidation. Wouldn’t I miss eggs and cheese? Well as it turns out, I didn’t miss much at all. Here are the 10 things I learnt from Veganuary. It’s not that difficult I haven’t really felt that comfortable with the dairy industry for years. I stopped using milk because I didn’t like it, but struggled to cut down on cheese. Free range was a good compromise when it came to eggs. But the fact that chickens…

View Post

8 tips for Veganuary success

When I posted about taking part in Veganuary, lots of people commented on social media to see if I had any tips. Unfortunately, I am totally winging it so I had nothing. Instead, I turned to fellow bloggers and experienced vegans to share their wisdom. Here are 8 top tips for Veganuary from those in the know. 1. Find a Veganuary milk alternative that you enjoy I haven’t been using ordinary milk since I completely went off it during my second pregnancy. Finding an alternative that you like can be a bit of a nightmare. I love hemp milk including…

View Post