A heartwarming vegan meal: mixed vegetable risotto recipe

The versatility of cooking a vegan meal at home makes it easy to be vegan. When you decide to cook a meal, a lot of the time you end up thinking whether or not this will go with that, will this go with those two ingredients? With vegan meals, because you’re working with plant-based food, you only need to think about what you want to throw in it and it’s done. There’s no need to worry about mushrooms not going together well with kale or asparagus; they’re all plants and don’t have as strong a flavour as meat and somehow each complement each other perfectly.

One thing I eat a lot of is rice, to switch it up for the OH I decided to cook risotto based on this recipe here from Veganuary’s website for risotto primavera…except I winged it. My way.


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DIY gifts in a jar: salted caramel hot chocolate recipe

Every day or so, I get notifications and e-mails about free or discounted books and given the big difference in price between, say, the original price of £2.05 or getting it for free, I’m not arguing with a free Kindle e-book! I tend to download fiction and have got so many, I’ve still to work through 66 pages…worth of titles. A useful book comes along once in a while though that you just can’t say no to. Gifts in Jars: Recipes for Easy, Delicious, Inexpensive DIY Gifts in Jars (Jar Recipes, Jar Gifts, Homemade Gifts) by Margaret Lowe was one of those books I just couldn’t help but download for myself.


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Simple, quick and healthy recipes for healthier living

One of the many New YEar’s Resolutions I made was to try and introduce a healthier diet that didn’t include harmful ingredients to my health. I knew I consumed too much sugar too much soy sauce and sugar for my own good, and that milk (no matter that it was whole, semi-skimmed or skimmed) didn’t agree with me, and I knew it was time to make a change.

A few months back, I introduced some quick and simple recipes that didn’t include any additional ingredients for flavourimg like sugar or soy sauce, and I’m still on the hunt for some great recipes to keep a healthier diet. One of the recipes I resurrected from memory with the help of my OH is to make a homemade beverage that has been on my mind, but haven’t had, for the past 10 years or so: strawberry milk.


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