• Vegan Parmesan in a kilner jar
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    Vegan Parmesan Cheese

    I became allergic to milk long before I turned vegan and had to forgo the pleasures of all dairy including my beloved cheese. Only since becoming vegan have I come to realise that there are some good alternatives. I missed…

  • Jars of Hummus
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    Homemade Hummus

    I love Hummus. It’s great to have in the fridge as a quick snack, freezes well and is nutritious and versatile. Chickpeas are both starch and protein. They are packed with iron, zinc, magnesium, potassium and B vitamins. They are considered…

  • Freshly picked gooseberries in baskets
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    Freezing Fruit and Vegetables

    A lot of fruit and vegetables purchased in supermarkets are generally encased in non-recyclable plastic, although loose options are becoming more available. With the growing problem of plastic clogging up our oceans, as the planet is becoming one big refuse…

  • Flowing Almonds on a dish
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    Homemade Almond ‘Milk’

      Almond ‘milk’ is a favorite dairy-free alternative in our household.  Easy to make without any nasty preservatives or additives that manufacturers use in shop bought almond milk. One of the ingredients used is carrageenan which is derived from seaweed.…