Chilli plants to give away, available soon

Yes it’s that time of year – the baby chilli plans are getting potted on. This year I have 2 varieties: The insane Naga The more sedate Cayenne. The Cayennes are already potted, the Nagas will be in a week or so.  They should be strong enough to give away from beginning of April. I have…

What is eating clean and can I do it on a budget?

Clean eating or clean food is really trendy just now,  at it’s simplest it is a way of eating food that has been messed about with less.   Not processed, cooked less or raw, no additives. There is a lot of hype about it, but using fresh ingredients is never a bad thing. It’s no big deal BUT you do need…

New year, new healthy you?

For many people, the changing of the year brings about a change in their attitude towards health and food. I, for one, fall into that category and have had a burst of enthusiasm towards getting fit and healthy. One way I have pledged to do this is by drastically cutting back the amount of meat…

Simple cheap recipes #2 Easy cheesy Lentils!

This one was a camping favourite so it’s really easy to prepare, it’s not glamorous but it’s filling, comforting and cheap. You will need: medium size pan 1-2 tspn olive or vegetable oil 1 onion 1-2 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon mustard (optional) Cheese grated (any as cheap as you like) about 100g Dried red split…

Simple cheap starter recipes for first time cooks.

This one goes out to all students out there who are facing the prospect of cooking for yourself for the first time. You arrive at Uni with a random assortment of pans and cutlery supplied by IKEA or your nan.So far you have avoided the kitchen. For the sake of your health, waistline and bank…

Using up natures bounty and disasters – Recipes and ideas.

It’s that time of year when fellow gardeners and allotmenters are showing off huge crops of juicy red tomatoes, huge marrows and baskets of beans and peas. Yes, but it doesn’t always go that way. What exactly can you do with gluts of veg or failed veg like green tomatoes? Green tomatoes are a tricky…

Banana & Blueberry Overnight Oats

A fuss-free breakfast for early starters! Don’t have time for breakfast? Make it the day before! Prep Time: 5 mins  |   Difficulty: Easy    |    Price: £ Serving Size: One person. INGREDIENTS 1 banana, roughly chopped 2 tablespoons greek yoghurt 200ml almond milk 1 scoop (30g) protein powder 75g rolled oats Vanilla extract A handful of pistachios or…

A Healthy Chicken Curry

Craving a takeaway? Thinking of ordering from your local curry house? Throw away those menus…this nutritious, tasty recipe will cure your cravings whilst keeping you feeling fit and healthy! It’s so quick and easy to make it’ll make you think twice about ordering in again. Prep Time: 5 mins Cooking Time: 20 mins Difficulty: Easy Price: £ Serving Size: Two…

3 Easy Breakfast Ideas

If your like me you’ll think breakfast can get a bit repetitive and boring. Sometimes I don’t have time for breakfast or might make a quick bit of toast to eat as I’m leaving the house. Have a go at making your breakfast more exciting with these 3 breakfast easy and quick ideas! After all breakfast’s…

#LoveFood: Our suggestions on how to use leftovers

I’ve asked my EatGreen2016 fellow bloggers to share what is it that they do with leftovers and many interesting suggestions came up. Here they are: Holly’s tomato sauce My standby is to throw everything in a pan with a tin of tomatoes or passata and make a sauce to go with pasta, rice, jacket potato…

#LoveFood: freezing tips

One way of not wasting food is to freeze it while it’s still fresh. With some produce it can be a bit of a faff but definitely worth it to save it from ending up in the bin and to save some money as well. First of all, a few basic freezing tips and advice:…