4
Feb
2016
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Sunglasses and salami

I spend a lot of my day dreaming about sunnier climates. That’s probably something to do with the fact that I live in Scotland, which whilst it’s renowned for its beauty, it’s infamous for its weather. Well, let’s put it this way, you wouldn’t plan anything around the weather in this part of the UK as chances are it would do exactly the opposite of what you hoped it would do. The weather in Italy, however, is far more reliable. With guaranteed blue skies and sun shining hard on the picture-postcard landscape, it’s a pretty perfect holiday destination. But not...
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31
Jan
2016
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Things that made me smile: January 2016

I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty glad that it’s the last day in January. I’m not convinced that the first month of the year is that great for anyone, what with the lack of money, the focus on kale over cake and the glum weather. Yes, I’ve been feeling all of those things, but among all of that, January has had its highlights, and here they are: 1. Getting down with plants – my focus on eating more plant-based foods has made me feel a whole lot better. Here’s to embracing this lifestyle more in 2016. 2. Nadia Reid...
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22
Jan
2016
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Copenhagen for foodies

With Christmas and all of December’s festivities, I got slightly distracted with posts about the season and never quite got round to finishing off my series of blogs on Copenhagen. We visited Denmark’s incredible capital last October and you might remember from my first post, I feel truly, madly deeply in love with this amazing place. And it’s food. For a relatively small city, Copenhagen has an incredible offering on the food front, from world’s best restaurant winner, Noma, to artisan coffee shops and bars serving fantastic cocktails. One of the standout places we went for breakfast was Lillebror. Sister...
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17
Jan
2016
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Meatfree pins

Since the start of this year I’ve been making more of an effort to eat more plant-based foods. For the first two weeks of January, I lived by vegan principles and found that I felt a lot better. I had more energy, generally felt healthier and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it and how little I missed meat. My 14-day detox has encouraged me to make changes to my lifestyle. While I’m not quite ready to become a full-time vegan (yet) I’m certainly going to apply the principles of vegan living as much as I can. No longer...
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14
Jan
2016
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January 2016 finds

I’m really excited to write my first monthly finds post of 2016. So far, it’s been a pretty quiet month for me with dry January and December’s financial hangover keeping me largely indoors and away from the lure of spending money. That’s why this month’s list has a slightly more homely focus, but entertaining nonetheless. 1. For Christmas my husband gave me A Modern Way to Eat, a beautiful book filled with delicious vegetarian recipes by Anna Jones. We’ve already tried quite a few of the dishes with great success, and this weekend I’ll be making her crunchy sweet potato...
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11
Jan
2016
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A dahl of sorts: spiced lentils, chick peas and spinach

At the turn of the year I decided to eat only plant-based foods for two weeks. Not quite veganuary, so I’m not going to shout too loudly about it, but one thing I will say is that I feel better than I have in a long time. I have more energy, I am so much more conscious of what foods I am putting in my body and I feel cleaner (believe me, I know how odd that sounds, but it’s true). My new found dependence on plants means I’ve spent a lot more time thinking about plant-based recipes. Since it’s...
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