Blueberry Pancake Syrup

Sourdough pancakes with banana, berries and blueberry syrup – our absolute favourite on pancakes, we cook down blueberries with either maple syrup or water & sugar to a super flavoursome syrup – it’s divine! 😍 L x #veganuk #vegan

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Vegan Baked Porridge

I generally don’t really do breakfast, me and Gaz don’t generally like to eat it unless it’s brunch-y pancakes or cooked brekkie mid morning kinda affair – so the kids generally just make themselves cereal / oatmeal or toast. I keep seeing folks make gorgeous looking baked oatmeal bars though and really wanted to give them a go… Blended some bananas, blueberries and soya milk (add some sugar / syrup / other sweetener if you wish) then mixed into oats to form a stodgy thick porridge, poured nto a loaf tin, stirred in some more chopped berries, pressed down with the back of a spoon and baked for about 20 mins – soooo yummy and super easy to grab on busy days, like flapjack without all the sugar and butter so I don’t feel bad feeding it the kids for breakfast! Gonna try a chocolate orange / almond butter variation next and I will let ya know how it goes, I gots high hopes 😍🤤 L x

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Roasted Baby Potatoes

Halved baby potatoes, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with salt, garlic powder and rosemary – baked for about 40 mins at 190C. So perfect you can (we did) eat a whole tray on its own as a snack👌😂😂 Breastfeeding hunger is no joke, especially since we’ve started exercising – I want allll the food! 😂 L x

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Coronation Chickpeas

Coronation chickpeas on a jacket spudato 👌 What’s ya fave potato topping? This was a new to me topping but absolutely yummy and super quick to throw together – 1 can of chickpeas, 5 big heaping tablespoons #vegan plain yoghurt (I used alpro), 2 tablespoons of mango chutney and 2 teaspoons of curry powder and half a teaspoon of salt. Mix together, heap on a jacket and top with coriander, chopped onion and nigella seeds. Was yummy and will defo make this more often, next time might try it on a baguette 😍 (prob with a bit less yoghurt as this is more saucy going on a potato). L x

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Vegetable & Edamame Fried Rice

Super quick 10 min plant based dinner cos I’m at the first meeting of our local environment and climate change group this eve. Veg and edamame fried rice (cooked the rice this morning cos cooked then cooled rice is the KEY to good, non stodgy fried rice guys!). Fried peppers, mushrooms, carrot, spring onion, and some cooked edamame and peas with garlic and ginger then added the rice, soy sauce, sesame oil, bit of garlic powder and salt and fried til the rice is warm and gorgeous 😍 – topped with lotsa chilli sauce, more spring onions and sesame seeds after and served with some veggie gyoza we had in the freezer 👌L x

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Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burritos

Sweet potato & black bean burritos 😍😍 Steamed a load of sweet potato (saved some for a curry sauce later in the week), warmed a can of black beans with lime juice and spices, then chucked in wholemeal wraps with salad, coriander, rice (chucked some tumeric, stock powder and garlic powder in with the rice when boiling for a bit of seasoning / flavour) and some Alpro coconut yoghurt Gaz bought accidentally last week – proper yummy and loads left for leftover lunch tomorrow too 👌! L x

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Meal Planning & Non-Sexy Self Care

Love a good meal plan ❤️ Meal planning is what keeps us to our grocery budget, stops us wasting food and keeps us eating nutritious food most of the time (rather than getting to 5pm and having to run to the chippy / eat pasta with butter – though I do love both of those options on occasion 😂). I was reading a great article earlier about non-sexy self care – we so often think of self care in terms of treats, but less sexy (and less consumerist) concepts like getting organised with our finances and homes, making sure we go to bed early enough and get enough sleep, move our bodies and eat meals that will nourish us often don’t feel like the easiest choice in the moment but are often be so much more important to keeping us well. The article talked about thinking about self care as parenting ourselves, rather than treating ourselves and I love that analogy – treats are lovely but often short term whereas parenting ourselves encompasses making sure our long term health and wellbeing is thought about rather just short term fixes ❤️ Really resonated with me – I’ll try and share the post in stories! (Also post not intentionally a plug for @abelandcole I just like the pad ok 😂)L x

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I was watching a cooking programme last night – a grandmother, old and struggling to walk, was cooking flatbreads for..

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