Meat Free Week

Meat Free Week is a great concept to raise our awareness of how much we eat, animal welfare and the effects on our health.

Being completely honest mine hadn’t started well. Starting the week with a meal out with the girls giggling and catching up over burgers, ribs and fries.

However I do like to make one thing clear the food was ethically sourced and kept in good welfare standards – which must count for something!

One thing I’ve heard often is meat of high welfare standards is too expensive. But why don’t you just cut down your intake? High consumption of red meat can have a negative effect on your own health.

If you want to join in or want more information on the implications of eating meat on your own health and animal welfare the meat free week website is really informative.

Also there are some great ways for vegetarians to get involved too so click here and find out more.

Recipe | Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake

Bonnie:

Because of the amazing response to my last post, I thought you might appreciate another post on healthy baking! I came across this recipe today and am dying to get home and try it! I think I may substitute the quinoa for oat flour, as my local supermarkets don’t stoke many exciting gluten free flours.
It’s super easy to make oat flour – just blits up some porridge oats in a food processor and hey-presto you’ve got it!

Let me know if you get a chance to make it before I do and what you think!

B x

Originally posted on Recipe Redo Blog:

Having a healthy and delicious breakfast makes for a fantastic start to the day. We’ve all heard about the endless benefits of beginning your day with a solid breakfast, but this option meets the mark to be vegan and gluten free. Even if you’re not a morning person, you’ll be delighted by the aroma that fills your house after you pop this dish into the oven. After you prepare the Quinoa Bake, you may choose what fashion you wish to bake the mixture in. If you like, you may choose to spread the mixture into a pan or a muffin tin. Depending on what you choose, you may need to adjust the baking time accordingly.

Apple-Cinnamon-Quinoa-Bake-My-Whole-Food-Life Image from My Whole Food Life

2 Ingredient Banana Coconut Cookies

Ingredients: (5 Servings)

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 10-12 medjool dates (pits removed and soaked in water for 30 minutes)
  • 1 small apple grated
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened…

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Recipe | Healthy Salted caramel brownies

Ever find yourself trawling through the delicious sweet recipes on Pinterest, drooling, whilst dreaming of a summer body? I certainly do!

With these healthy tid-bits you get all the gorgeous decadence, with very little guilt!

I’ve made their naughty cousins before. This time however, they’re all natural, deliciously gooey and here’s the best bit – their filled with goodness!

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The Joint, London

Friday’s most recent date night was to the new branch of the Joint in Marylebone. It’s one of the few new openings which actually takes bookings (the Brixton branch does not).
Set across two floors the top floor being more of a bar area, with a few tables where they can fit you in to eat, whilst downstairs is the dining area with a few tall tables with bar stools strewn across it. A slight poor use of space there, but at least you can’t complain about being overcrowded.

The waiters are attentive and quick to come with menus and cucumber infused water – nice touch.

 
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