Isotonic? Hypertonic? Ginandtonic?

In recent years there has been a huge increase of awareness around health and fitness, with many of us now attending exercise classes, weight training and the use of gyms has sky rocketed. Whilst there has also been an emphasis on diet, particularly surrounding protein, no one seems to talk that much about hydration. Water…

Mushroom and Root Vegetable Wellington (National Vegetarian Week)

One of my favourite meal times, is a Sunday Roast. Everything about a lazy Sunday makes me happy; a long lie in, a countryside walk and a huge roast dinner followed by far too much crumble. So the prospect of anyone missing out on this is horrifying. I’ve tasted some good substitutes/alternatives in the form…

Aubergine Daal with Cauliflower (National Vegetarian Week)

The first time I made this Daal was as a side dish for a curry night. Since then I’ve been making it as the main event. With a little chilli kick and a huge amount flavour, it’s an all round winner, and it’s so easy to make! Yellow split peas are full of protein, high…

Leek and Mushroom Pie (National Vegetarian Week)

A few years ago, my sister adopted a vegetarian diet. After over 20 years of being a meat eater she took the plunge and went straight in, cold turkey, or should I say, cold tofu. A while back I asked her if there was anything she really missed since cutting out meat; if there was…

Sweet Potato and Mixed Bean Chilli (National Vegetarian Week)

Most people associate a vegetarian diet with low protein, and with the current popularity of strength training, high protein diets have never been so desired. So with one portion of this delicious veggie chilli, packing around 20g of protein; you should be sure not to skip leg day. This Mexican veggie chilli is an all…

Beetroot, Feta & Fennel Tart (National Vegetarian Week)

It’s National Vegetarian Week! With knowledge of the environment, sustainability and animal welfare growing, so is the movement of vegetarianism. From ‘Flexitarian’ to Vegan, the popularity of cutting down on our meat intake is on the up. Studies have shown from a health perspective, that removing meat (especially red meat) from out diets for even…

Houmous, Hummus, Hooknows?

Ahh, the simplicity. The humble chickpea. What a hero. May 13 2017 has been honoured with being international Houmous (hummus?) day. I don’t think I could name a single person I know who doesn’t enjoy the wonders of this Middle Eastern delight. In a pitta, on a salad, out of the pot with a carrot…