A Complete and Simple Guide On How To Make The Best Tomato Sauce for Vegetarians

If you love creating tomato based dishes whether it be lasagna, stew, soups, and sauces, I’m sure that you can’t deny the goodness that comes with homemade tomato sauces. Now you can easily buy tomato sauces at your local supermarket, but if you are a vegetarian or a vegan, you might be better off making your own tomato sauce or tomato paste from scratch. Why? Although a lot of tomato paste and tomato sauces in the market are made with natural ingredients, some commercial tomato pastes and tomato sauces contain non-vegan ingredients such as cheese, meat, and sweeteners.   So if you would like to create a completely vegan tomato … [Read more…]

Vegan Chocolate Recipe

I switched to vegan eating about 5 weeks ago now, and there are some things that just don’t hit the mark for me in terms of flavour. I picked up a few different vegan chocolate bars and I really wasn’t very keen on the flavour. I obviously haven’t been able to work through all the vegan chocolate brands, there is probably one out there that is gorgeous – I just haven’t found it yet. It’s really simple and ready in about 2 hours. Print Vegan Chocolate Recipe Ingredients 1 cup cocoa powder 1 cup coconut oil 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey if you’re not vegan Vanilla extract – or … [Read more…]

Tips To Transform Your Garden So That It’s A Safe Zone For Your Toddler

A garden is a perfect place for you to spend time with your kid. They can get some fresh air and stay active in the outdoors. However, you need to be so careful with little toddlers who are starting to walk as there are many potential dangers that they face in the garden. Here are some tips for parents to transform your garden so that it’s a safe zone for your toddler. Pixabay Add plenty of shade When you are outside with your little one, you are going to be in the direct sunshine. As much as it’s nice to get some sun, you are putting your toddler at risk … [Read more…]

Grow with MAM! #growwithmam

We are a MAM Blogger so with the help of my smallest helper we have planted some seeds as part of the #growwithmam campaign. MAM are committed to the well-being of babies and they operate sustainably. Ivy was really excited with the planting part of the campaign and me? I am really happy to be working alongside a company that saves 48% CO2 vs electric sterilising and 85% versus boiling water sterilisation. Little helping hands, much like swapping to MAM Anti-Colic Self-Sterilising bottles, can make a huge difference. She sprinkled the seeds into little pots filled with damp soil. and in a few weeks time we will have even more … [Read more…]

Why #BlackLivesMatter is Necessary – Guest Post

  Before you read the piece below I’d like to thank Trudy from Rendezvous En New York for writing this for my blog to share with you. I would love to be able to write something on the subject but the truth is I couldn’t do it justice. This is Why #BlackLivesMatter is Necessary and I hope you enjoy it and take away something from it.  Let me preface by saying I write for a travel and lifestyle blog, but it doesn’t make politics or current events any less vital to me because if it. This is my reality as a Black woman in the United States and although I choose to focus … [Read more…]

Simple Primula Recipes

I love cheese in the post. So do the girls. So I let them come up with some Simple Primula Recipes to share with you all. Italian Meat Stuff with Cheese This one is super easy. Take chilled meat like Salami Ventricina or Prosciutto. Lay them flat. Run a strip of the cheese across it, and roll it up!   Pepper Pot Dip This one is really simple again. Take a pepper, we used a green on. Cut the top off and save it to be used as a lid. Layer the inside with Primula, cheddar and meat. Put the lid back on. Bake in the over for about 15 … [Read more…]

Lazy Lavender Loaf

I love baking bread but sometimes I don’t have time to get all the ingredients, or I want the kids to help and often it’s easier to take a few shortcuts. This Lazy Lavender Loaf is very easy because it’s straight out of a mix bag and you add the lavender yourself. I picked up some lavender from Tiger a couple of weekends ago, with the intention to make a loaf. I grabbed a bag of bread mix too. It says on the pack you can add butter as an optional extra. So I did. I had a lovely creamy butter sent to me from Wykes a week or so ago. … [Read more…]

Bored Of Potatoes? Here’s How To Bring Them To Life!

Getting enough fruit and veg in your diet is essential for many of the key nutrients that keep us fit and healthy. You know you need to eat them. You know your kids need to eat them. But knowing something is right and feeling like doing it are two very different things, as we can all agree. Take, for example, the humble potato. A great source of carbohydrates and other nutrients, the health benefits of eating enough potatoes are there for all to see. But take a quick straw poll about how excited people are to eat them. If that straw poll comes back saying “Meh”, then you’re in line … [Read more…]

Midlands Festival Set to Be a Sell-Out as Veganism Explodes in the UK

Veganism is taking off in the UK, with new stats showing that over half a million people now follow a vegan diet [1]. For many, vegan events are the best starting point if you’re vegan curious, an aspiring vegan or already enjoying the benefits of this trendy lifestyle. There are now dozens of vegan festivals springing up across the country. One of the longest running and biggest of these is the prestigious West Midlands Vegan Festival taking place this October… Now in its 9th year, the West Midlands Vegan Festival on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October is the longest running exclusively vegan festival in the UK. With attractions on … [Read more…]