All posts tagged: mint

Vegan Rainbow Marinade Salad

If you’re a regular, you’ll know I recently announced that I am venturing in to six weeks of veganism after watching Vegucated. It’s a challenge that I’m wholeheartedly embracing not only for my body (and the animals of course) but also my brain, nothing could kick me vigorously in to learning more about plant based foods than making them the only thing I can eat. So in all my recipes for the next six weeks I’ll be including new things I’ve learned about ingredients and their health benefits, alongside killer tips for doing vegan. Speaking of, I have some questions for devout veganists, scroll right to the bottom of this post to go all Hermione on me. Quinoa is my new favourite thing, I think I discovered it on Oh She Glows, the blog that introduced me to the very concept of food blogging. Kind of boring alone, but unbeatable with a glug of good olive oil, a generous amount of garlic and a squeeze of lemon juice. I liked it before, but its about …

Broccoli, Asparagus and Mint Quiche

What picnic blanket, BBQ buffet or garden party would be complete without quiche? Nobody has quite decided whether it originates from France, Germany or England, but one of us sure got it right. One of the most versatile pastries ever, it can be enjoyed stone cold on the beach whilst you cower behind a windbreaker, lukewarm in the park while you wonder why the coolbag isn’t working, or piping hot with some salad indoors when the June showers hit. It has something of a reputation for being very, very unhealthy. This is fair enough, it’s butter, milk, eggs and cheese – sometimes even cream. But I’ve done my best to take the calorie count down a notch and made up for the butter indulgence by filling it up with green stuff. for the pastry: 170g wholemeal flour a pinch salt 100g butter (I used goat butter) 1 egg yolk 2 tbsps cold water                        for the filling: 3 eggs (and the white of the egg …

Carrot and Orange Cleanse Cocktail

It’s a beautiful day here in Brighton, I’d forgotten what colour the sky was! Having had an alcohol free evening last night I was thankfully lacking a hangover this morning, although it being a bank holiday weekend I know some of you may not be so lucky. And so, whether you’re in desperate need of some hair of the dog or you’ve waited til Saturday to indulge in some alcohol, this is the perfect cocktail for you. I bought some carrot juice at the supermarket last week, I tried it and I have to be honest, I did not love it. But there’s no bigger crime than waste and so I had to think of how to finish it up, which thankfully led me to the discovery that it tastes amazing with a few additions.. namely gin. In addition to its taste when prepared correctly, the amount of vitamin A in carrot juice is enough to cure your skin of 50 nights of binge drinking (340% of your recommended daily dose!) check out this page for …