2014

Hello Long time, no post. I’m not dead. Last time I posted I think I was about to give birth which seems like a very long time ago now and a lot has changed! R was born late 2013 and the chaos started. If anyone asks what gifts they should bring when they visit a…

Keep On Keeping On

Hello! Times are currently quite harsh (great way to start a blog post I know, but keep reading…) I’ve been ill for pretty much A MONTH (with what we have lovingly termed “The Bish”) with no appetite. I also have no money (yay) so have been cooking in bulk and not really following any recipes….

New Year Food Resolutions

Hello Bit late to the party here but I thought I’d do a quick post about my new year food resolutions as towards the latter end of 2013 my diet (and therefore my health) went off the rails a bit. I’ve never really been one for making resolutions full stop but if they are out…

Pasta Honeymoon

Greetings from Barbados! Apologies for my absence, I am now married and currently on my honeymoon. The food is good but if you’re vegetarian here, you better like pasta. It might just be the hotel we are staying in but the only main vegetarian option each night appears to be pasta based. There is a…

Having a Jamie Oliver five minutes…

Firstly, I’m glad to hear that Argyll and Bute Council have decided to allow Martha at NeverSeconds to continue to photograph her school dinners and to continue her blog. Take a look, some of those meals are appalling, especially when compared with what is being eaten by children at school in other countries. Well done Finland and Canada…

Jimmy and the Giant Supermarket

Channel 4 are currently showing a series called Jimmy and the Giant Supermarket on Tuesday at 9pm which focuses on the welfare of animals used to produce cheap supermarket own brand meat. It’s not comfortable viewing, the first episode showed footage of calves being shot just after they had been born and the second episode featured a lot of…

When is Vegetarian food not Vegetarian?

…the answer is most likely to be when you haven’t prepared it yourself. I was reading this article today in the Guardian regarding how by 2015 “Vegetarian” and “Vegan” are set to be legally enforced terms that if used incorrectly on restaurant menus the establishment can be penalised. I see Parmesan on a lot of “vegetarian”…

This is my veg, show me yours

Saturday is our weekly shop day and the fridge was very much bare. I am pretty good at throwing together meals out of nothing (I once fed two people on one vegetarian sausage, a potato and half an onion and had leftovers) but by the end of last week I was struggling; a girl can’t get by with…