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National Geographic 360º Energy Diet

This month National Geographic are calling for participants to take part in a eight week Energy Diet where participating households attempt to reduce their carbon footprints. Participants must be willing to take part in a series of actions in different areas of … Continue reading

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Pestouille – Pesto Ratatouille

A nice, light refreshing dish that would work well as an alternative bruschetta topping, admittedly that was the plan until I forgot to take them out of the oven. Heat a small wok or frying pan of rapeseed oil and leave until sizzling. Slice … Continue reading

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Garlic Mushroom Medley with Onions, Potato and Samphire

Heat 2 tbs of Rapeseed oil in a small wok or frying pan until sizzle. In the mean time chop the 2 small potatoes, half an onion and prepare 100g mushroom medley (pre-prepared, or a selection of shittake, chestnut, button … Continue reading

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Chili Bean Mushroom Medley

A light Mushroom alternative to Chili Con Carne and 5 Bean Chili with chicory and samphire. The bulk of the meal comes from the beans and mushrooms medley as opposed to from mince. It is prepared by heating 2tsp Rapeseed … Continue reading

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Vegan Dog food

Many of us wonder if it is safe and possible for our omnivorous friends to thrive on a plant-based diet. This could be due to a number of reasons, perhaps we disagree with the treatment of food animals, are concerned about the qualify … Continue reading

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Garlic Mushrooms

An incredibly simple side dish that I have prepared three times in the past two days, it’s just that good! Ingredients (serves two): 8 Chestnut Mushrooms (for their nutty taste) chopped, Olive oil, Garlic paste, pinch of pepper. Bread slice … Continue reading

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Sautéd Leek and Broccoli Salad

Broccoli is one of my favourite vegetables, not only is it incredibly tasty but it is also rich in vitamins ad minerals, most notably vitamin C, potassium and phytochemical sulforaphane. Unfortunately it is not to everyone’s taste. If a member of your family … Continue reading

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