A while ago Trudi wrote a piece about eating seasonably and all the benefits of it. When I was in England, I tried my best to eat seasonably, as being a lazy girl it was an easy way to be green with fairly minimal effort and you get the food at its best. Everyone’s a winner.
This is something I have tried to continue whilst in Australia. However it’s been slightly more challenging this side of the world for a few different reasons. One of those being that the seasons are reversed here, meaning I have to switch June around in my brain from Summer to Winter, and all the foods I associate with winter which to me is pumpkins, root vegetables, yummy soups and Christmas dinner (Veggie style). Continue reading Being Green Whilst Travelling…. Eating seasonably in Australia→
It’s been a pretty crazy few weeks for me, with one huge event to organise at work, plus the worlds most disorganised house move ever! But I’ve settled in to my brand new little home with more resolutions that the last 5 New Years rolled in to one! Aside from doing daily yoga and meditation, and eating less junk food, I’m also going to be ditching the car and walking the 40 minutes to work everyday day. Watch this space..
Happy Friday! I hope you aren’t all too chilly and full of the January blues?! It’s certainly has been a corker of a winter here in Cornwall and I’m pretty much ready to step into spring now. Though I have noticed – whether coincidence or not – that my first vegan winter I have largely escaped any colds or virus’; the darkness and constant cold chill is starting to wear me down a little. I’m dreaming of fresh spring salads and cold white wine in the warm sun, with no log burner or intensive moisture in sight!
But as my weekly veg box is proving, we are still in the winter season or root veg and warming dishes. So this week I thought I would share my latest favourite comfort food; creamy, garlicky, herby courgettes and barley. It’s sooo easy to make and is really satisfying on a cold wintery day. Courgettes are still going strong as a seasonal star and cooking them like this is a great way to pack them into a dish and make the most of their delicious taste. And barley is just the most awesome winter warmer and a great alternative to rice in curries too. Continue reading Lazy Vegan Recipe: Herby, “creamy” Garlic Courgettes and Barley→
It’s early December and the weather is chilly…it can only mean one thing; we’re in the deepest depths of beetroot season! My last three weekly veg boxes have been piled with this crimson root veg and there is only so many beetroot, apple and lemon juices you can make when all you want is a big bowl of chips!
But as Beetroot is such a fantastic source of betacarotene and folic acid – which is known to help cleanse the liver and assist in lowering chances of heart disease – I thought it as high time I created a beetroot dish that would have me coming back for seconds!
This soup is soooo warming and moreish and actually makes an amazing base for a curry if made with less water. Try it with a big chunk of walnut bread and you will be in beetroot bliss!!
It’s Monday again already? I’m pretty sure last time I blinked it was Friday evening and I was ready for a relaxing weekend! But one good thing about Mondays is that I get to talk about food, and share one of my lazy vegan recipes, so it’s not all that bad!
While eating out yesterday in a popular Italian restaurant (mentioning no names…) I noticed that, while vegetarian options are now widely available, cheese seems to be the star of the show in almost every dish. But as a vegan – who used to be a massive cheese fiend – I now see that this very fattening flavour enhancer can easily be swapped for garlic, chilli oil or fresh herbs; leaving the dish just as flavoursome (and WAY healthier). Continue reading Lazy Vegan Recipe: Seasonal Veg Risotto→
As this week marks the end of the short asparagus season, I thought it only right to make the delicious vegetable the star of this week’s meat free Monday recipe. And with all this glorious sunshine bringing the UK some much needed heat, I’d say we’ve stepped into salad season!
This salad is super quick to knock up and is jam packed with all the nutrients you need to add a summer spring to your step!
Last month in my Lazy Organic Eating blog I briefly touched upon the concept of eating seasonally. And in my traditional Trudi style, I forgot to explore this further and define what I actually meant. In fact, I realised that I have been talking about eating seasonally for months without really knowing why myself; let alone what’s actually in season!!
Hope you all had lovely lazy bank holiday weekends, with a healthy balance of fun and rest! Now, I must admit I have put my green living journey on the back burner these last few days to concentrate on relaxing, sleeping and eating…but I promise I am back on it this week!