Feeling Fresh: Mum’s Hedgehog Slice and a Summery Lunch

As the days are counting down towards the end of my degree (34 days to go!), it’s beginning to sink in that for the first time in four and a half years, I won’t be juggling the insane stress of work with study. Needless to say, that’s a really exciting thought.

For a moment back there, a miniscule nanosecond of a moment, I thought “Whatever will I do with my free time?”. Then I forehead slapped myself. Oh, silliness is me, what a foolish thought. The more appropriate question is “However will I fit in all of the things I have been holding back from experiencing, learning or doing due to the time, stress and financial constraints that uni has entailed?” You see, I have a bit of a list of things that I’m trying to find time to do at the moment that keep getting put on the back-burner due to my demanding study schedule. But on top of this, I feel that in order to get the most out of every minute of every day, I need to be feeling my best. Continue reading


Little lentil burger balls

Vegan party food – some may think that’s an oxymoron, but they’d be wrong. It’s the best party food around!

Take these little lentil burger balls for example, crispy, tasty little flavour parties in your mouth. Continue reading

Cleaning up and handmade dumplings

I’m a bit stuck as to what to post for you this week. You see, I’ve had a few weeks now of late nights, too much alcohol, and subsequently, a rather junky diet. I haven’t had the energy to go to my regular yoga classes and morning runs. I’m sure you’re well familiar with the experience that it’s a lot harder to fall out of a good habit than to form one again!

But enough! This week I’m getting back into it. And I find the best way for my body to cleanse is to eat (pretty much) 100% raw fruit and vegetables. Honestly, it just puts the bounce back in my step.

So I’ve just come home from yoga, had myself a green smoothie (1 banana, 1 punnet of strawberries, 1/2 bunch Chinese spinach), and now am pondering what to do about the blogging this week. Do my readers want recipes for green smoothies and raw marinated mushrooms? Or is that all a bit too hippy for you

Anyway, I think we have a solution. I made these dumplings on Friday night, which were delicious (and we have at least another dinner’s worth in the freezer – yay!). So I’ll share this recipe. Continue reading