Category: Recipes

Veggie Christmas Dinner & Trimmings!

 WHAT? NO TURKEY??????? I’ve been veggie for a while now and initially I did have a slight panic about Christmas dinner. Well truth be known I panicked about Christmas dinner and how on earth I would be able to cope with a holiday to America without a Denny’s bacon and pancakes breakfast! Last year I did a lovely Nut Roast recipe and it went down a storm , even with Great Nan! Let’s be honest for a second, Christmas Dinner is really all to do with the trimmings and gravy. I mean, turkey doesn’t taste of much on it’s own […]

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My Top 5 Nourishing Winter Recipes

My Top 5 Winter Recipes I have to admit that I quite like the change of seasons even when we get the darker mornings and nights. I like having the candles on, blankets on the sofas and generally creating a cosy home. These recipes are filling, warming and comforting – everything food should be in the colder months. Oh and they just so happen to be vegan and bloody good for you too! Hope you enjoy! Chestnut & Roasted Squash Risotto The squash, chestnut and parmesan combo is such a winner in this recipe. Serve in big bowls with extra parmesan. Violife […]

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Ditching Dairy

If you’re thinking about ditching dairy here are some great reasons to give it a go along with some easy swaps! Dairy has been in the news a lot lately and there have been many statements about how a diet free from cows milk can cause poor bone health. This is not true! Cows milk and dairy in general are NOT the only sources of calcium and in fact there have been studies which show a diet high in cows milk does very little for our bones! Why I don’t want my family to eat dairy Hormones, pesticides, antibiotics and […]

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STOP being on a diet!

There are so many diets and slimming clubs out there that ask you to count calories or points throughout the day to ensure you lose the weight you want to lose. They work, of course they do! People are restricting their calories and that can only lead to one thing – weight loss. So why do I have such a problem with it? Words like “restricting”, “syns”, “free foods” and “meal replacements” really get my back up! Whilst a person is using these negative terms I truly believe their relationship with food will only be negative.  So, yes if you’re […]

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