Chilli sin Carne

We are going back to basics with this recipe and remaking the Tex Mex firm favourite…Chilli con carne or rather chilli sin carne as this one is plant-based. The key to this one is the soffrito mix which is a mixture of pre-chopped onions, celery and carrots and forms the beginning of this recipe asContinue reading “Chilli sin Carne”

Sweet Potato and Lentil Stew

Is there really anything better than a big pot of stew simmering away on the stovetop ready and waiting for when you come back? It’s definitely a British January here; it’s cold, it’s frosty, it’s raining. Basically that means I’m staying out inside, in the warm and I’m definitely wanting something warm and comforting toContinue reading “Sweet Potato and Lentil Stew”

Yoga is for Posers

A brief history: Yoga is a mind and body practice that originated in South East Asia, possibly around the time of the Indus Valley Civilisation. Yogis and yoginis alike passed down and taught their practices over the next five millennia and as a result, many different schools of yoga were developed as it increased inContinue reading “Yoga is for Posers”

An Ode to the Tea Leaf

When the world is at odds, And the mind is at sea, Then cease the useless tedium, And brew a cup of tea. There is magic in it’s fragrance, There is solace in it’s taste, And the laden moments vanish, Somehow into space. And the world becomes a lovely thing! There’s beauty as you see;Continue reading “An Ode to the Tea Leaf”

Frugal Everyday Living

I can’t even pretend that I don’t get excited about end of season sales or bargain hunting because the truth is, I just LOVE it. Being able to buy what you want and saving money at the same time brings me immense joy. It brings me such joy that I rarely pay full price forContinue reading “Frugal Everyday Living”