Thursday, 31 October 2013

Winter warmer #5 - Butternut Squash, Apple and Lentil Soup

It is that time of year again! The evenings are drawing in, the temperature is dropping and I don't get funny looks for making huge pots of healthy wintery soups!

Longer standing readers will know that in my book you cannot go wrong with either butternut squash or lentils. Here is a bit of information about why;


Thursday, 10 October 2013

Banana-oat cake made with yoghurt

After the success of making Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins with Yoghurt I went on the hunt for more favourites which I could make with Alpro Soya Yoghurt (which as an FYI I wouldn't recommend eating by itself, especially not the plain vanilla version).  This one is adapted from this Nigella recipe for 'best ever banana bread'


Sunday, 6 October 2013

Vegfest!

Today, at the suggestion of a friend, we went to Vegfest.

Vegfest is one of Europe's biggest vegetarian events, with nearly 200 stalls, talks, demonstrations.  It used to be only in Bristol in the UK but has come to London for the first time this year.

First impressions
Whilst I was not sure what to expect from this, it wasn't quite 'it' (whatever 'it' is).  This is probably because the majority of conferences and exhibitions which I go to have some form of corporate sponsorship, glossy stalls or irritating PA system blasting out messages throughout.

Vegfest was far simpler.  It had a fantastic range of small and larger healthy foods to try (with various degrees of acceptance to my tastebuds).