Occasional vegetarian options and a Plant based bolognese!

I am in my fourth month of my health journey. Recently I have been having some vegetarian options. Only occasionally. However I have really enjoyed them. I love being plant based but I did miss the occasional egg or egg based product, mayo being the main thing I missed. I don’t eat it much but…

Frustration in chronic illness!

It has been a tough month. Realising that NO CURE means just that! I thought I had accepted that,in fact I was sure I had accepted it. However this recent health journey which I had taken on to help Gastritis and Diabetes had ignited a hope that I would see a huge improvement in my…

Use up the veg (Roasted veg lasagne)

I hate food waste and I hate packaging. So recently to reduce packaging I ordered a fruit box and a vegetable box from a local green grocers. I was so impressed I will definitely be a regular customer. The most perishable items were blanched and frozen for later use. With being ill it is not…

Jackfruit Thai Green Curry! 

I have been seeing posts about Jackfruit for about a year now, possibly longer. When I first looked for some to try it was impossible. It obviously does not grow  in the Scottish Highlands and buying it online was rediculously expensive and really not worth it. Times have changed! And it arrived this morning.  Thank…

A Trilogy of Farts chilli ( 3 bean) 

It is Hogmanay (newyears eve)  and the rest of the family want wraps for dinner with salad and spiced chicken my hubby will be taking care of that. I opted for a 3 bean chilli which I have been imagining for a few days.  I treated myself to the “Forks over Knives”  and “The how…

Cauliflower, sweet potato and bean curry

I love sweet potato in almost any form and I love cauliflower. I also wanted something hearty so added two types of beans. You could call this a spicy stew or a curry. Whatever it is called it was very tasty and made 4, 2 ladle portions for my freezer. In the pic below I…

Coronation Chickpeas (oil free) 

A few weeks into plant based eating I was really craving chicken. I just couldn’t give into that craving. For my health but also for ethical reasons. I knew I had to make something yummy and reasonably good for me that could be quick to prepare and versatile. I had tried faux tuna sandwich and…

Improvements so far

In 2 days it will be a month of whole foods plant based eating. I want to doccument some of the benefits I have noticed and some of the realities. I wish I could say my life has been completely transformed and that I am now entering a marathon or some other equally strenuous challenge….

Lentil soup with a Zing! 

Today was one of the days in the week where I receive help in the form of a home carer. Magic Maggie is what I call her. Having the extra help has been a game changer for my family. My hubby gets some time out (today he walked the dogs), house work gets kept on…

Recipe Ahoy! 

At the end of last week I had the privilege of another trip to the doctors. The h2 blocker had failed to improve things any further. I had a flare from eating a couple of things that never used to bother me. I was prescribed omeprazole to try….. Please work… Please. During this whole gastritis…