Why I’m no longer vegan

For a few years, living by myself, I was what you'd call a "proper" vegan. With the exception of trips home (my mum is a northerner, meat is essential at our table) and the occasional holiday (where it was hard to find vegan eats), I ate a plant-based diet. There were a number of reasons … Continue reading Why I’m no longer vegan

WELLBEING: What the hell is #CleanEating?

Content warning: detailed discussion of food/health/diet and eating disorders Click the purple links for external resources πŸ™‚ Cleanliness is close to godliness, the Victorians used to say. It’s compelling logic: if the reward for having a bath was Zeus-worthy glory, I’d be pretty eager to stay squeaky-clean. No surprise that this kind of thinking has … Continue reading WELLBEING: What the hell is #CleanEating?

FOOD: #CookforSyria Experiments 2.0

My mum’s best friends came to stay last week. Whenever Susan and Helen come round, lovely people that they are, they always come baring baked goodies. Susan’s tiffin is renowned and Helen's flapjack mysteriously disappears as soon as it is unwrapped. Emboldened by the (near) success of my Syrian fatti dajaj, I volunteered to return … Continue reading FOOD: #CookforSyria Experiments 2.0

FOOD: #CookforSyria Experiments

Middle Eastern food has got to be my favourite cuisine. Subtle spices and sweet fruits, doughy breads and falafel, halva and labneh and moutabal...the flavours dance right off the tongue. Since visiting Jordan last year I’ve fallen in love with this style of cooking. I ate so well in the Hashemite Kingdom that I got … Continue reading FOOD: #CookforSyria Experiments