Yes! We Do Need Carbohydrates!

Why do we need carbohydrates in our diet?  A “no carb diet” is difficult to follow, and the reason being is that it’s not providing you with the nutrients you need and it’s not great for your body. Fatigue, lack of concentration and increased cravings are just some of the side effect. Carbohydrate is a…

Basic Vegan Sponge Cake Recipe

Basic Recipe for a sponge type cake. This recipe can be adapted and changed according to your recipes. This can be a chocolate cake, lemon cake, Victoria sponge…anything you like. If you want to make a smaller cake, just use half the amount. Ingredients: 400 g self-raising flour 240 g caster sugar 2 tsp baking powder 310…

Aquafaba – Egg White Replacer

I have been asked to put a basic vegen egg replacer recipe on my blog, so here it is. The liquid from a can of chickpeas can replace whipped egg whites in your vegan baking, even meringues. For a standard sponge cake you will need: 90 ml chickpea water 50 g icing sugar 1/2tsp xanthan gum…

Braised Tofu with Broccoli and Rice

Perfect for post workout recovery or just as a healthy meal. This doesn’t even need a recipe, it’s so simple and you can adapt it to whatever you like! Buy yourself some Marigold Braised Tofu, you can get it at most health shops and then be creative! Boil your favourite rice and in the meantime drain…

Go The Extra Mile With Ginseng!

Ginseng for Endurance Athletes! …or for anyone who needs a natural energy boost. Ginseng has many benefits and is widely used to combat fatigue and increase performance during activity. It can also be a natural and sometimes preferred replacement for caffeine. Ginseng is of benefit to athletes as it helps to utilise oxygen and it…

Tired legs from running?

Tired legs from running or are you on your feet all day? Horse Chestnut Cream is the perfect companion for every runner as it aids circulation and helps tired legs to recover quicker. Increasing circulation is the best way to help your body to repair itself. Tired and painful legs, especially during tough training sessions…

Vegan Banana, Blueberry and Custard Cake on Sweet Pastry Base

Right ok, this is super easy…not as quick as just making a sponge cake, but still easy. you will need: For The Base: 225 g Plain Flour 75 g Sugar 125 g Vegetable Margarine (I used “Pure” Soya) 2 Tbs Soya Milk (I used Alpro) For The Filling 2 Tbs of custard powder (I used Birds)…

5 Grains Salad, A Different Kind of “Fast Food”

Dont be scrared to try something new! Here is another really quick idea and the meal of choice by my kids when they are very hungry and need for NOW! You need: Kidney Beans (I used Waitrose Duchy Organic) 5 Grains: Spelt, barley, durum wheat, rice and oats ( I used Waitrose LOVE life quick…

Vegan Victoria Sponge Cake

I am sure there are quite a few recipes out there but I this is my variation and I am very pleased with the result. As I had a chickpea salad for lunch I didn’t want to waste the chickpea water and thought I better make some aquafaba (aqua=bean faba= bean) mixture and either make meringues…

Alternative to Baked Beans on Toast

Quick and easy meal that is high in protein, Omega 3-6-9 and B12 ! Ingredients Haricot Beans (any bean will do) Sweetcorn Alpro Go On yoghurt (plain) Shelled Hemp (Linwoods) Engevita Yeast Flakes Salt and Pepper Favourite Bread (we used Bagels and Burgen bread) Method Mix the beans and sweetcorn with 2 – 3 tbs of…

Vegan Pancakes

For the mixture you need: 200g Self raising flour 50ml Vegetable oil 2tsp Vanilla extract Soyamilk (Enough to get the thickness you prefer. I know its not very specific but just keep on pouring in the milk until it feels right) After everything is mixed well you should be able to pour it into the…