Tag Archives : Change4Life

Oaty Bites! with Chocolate!


Oaty Bites! with Chocolate! Bites there were… several of them! 😛 I really can’t believe these disappeared so quickly, but I guess it’s just like eating a perfect bowl of porridge yes? Well it has almost all the same ingredients that my breakfast oats would have (okay, maybe not the chocolate), so that makes it similar …nutrition-wise at least! 🙂…

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Mixed Bean Soup (Vegan & Free-From)


Ooo I’ve been cooking this week! SO many delicious dishes in the Life Diet Health kitchen this week I don’t know which to share with you first! The weather has changed, school is now back in full swing and Autumn is well and truly here. It is definitely soup for lunch weather and this week I’ve made a delicious hearty soup…

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Back to Basics: Rainbows & Green Smoothies


Back to Basics: Rainbows & Green Smoothies Recently I’ve been getting my greens in the form of smoothies! You can’t imagine how many people turn their noses up at that! 😛 Smoothies yes. 🙂 Green smoothies no! So, just because of the colour it becomes less tasty? Really? I’ve added this to the back to basics series (along with crumble, pancakes…

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CAKE!!! Free-From & good for you!!!


CAKE!!! Free-From & good for you!!! Hello everyone! 🙂 I hope this week has gone smoothly so far if you’ve had children go back to school, start school, start college or get ready for university? Also to all the teachers out there who have new classes (& new schools!) – I hope it’s going great and you’re all enjoying it…

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Ten minute chickpea wraps & a UK road trip!


Ten minute chickpea wraps & a UK road trip! Back to school! OMGosh! Where did the summer holidays go? It doesn’t seem five minutes since the holidays started let alone five weeks! 🙁 My friends always have mixed views about the holidays… I love having the children about and with lots of planning there’s always something to do! 😀 I’m already…

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Picnic Pies! Spanakopita -Vegan & Gluten Free


Picnic Pies! Spanakopita- Vegan & Gluten Free Summer time! 😀 Well, the UK has amazingly been getting a whole load of sunshine! 😀 Woohoo! 😀 Lazy days out, barbecues and picnics are what’s on the agenda! 😀 Look at this delicious picnic plate from the weekend – full of delicious tortilla chips, sprouted seeds, salad, houmous and olives. YUM! Today…

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Stress-Free Holidays and a quick healthy ketchup!


Stress-Free Holidays and a quick healthy ketchup! I know! A different title this week but I thought it was about time I addressed the ‘Life’ section of my blog again as many people find the school holidays tiresome. If, you are like me – you relish the thought of having the kids at home for the summer. 😀 You have…

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Plant Based 1 – 0 Meat Munchers!


Plant Based 1 – 0 Meat Munchers! It’s hot!!! VERY hot! UK has suddenly had #hottestdayoftheyear ! Yesterday it was 32c/90f degrees… again ! This might not seem hot to you (depending where you are), but the UK July average is only 21c / 70f degrees! H. O. T. ! Which means salads and fruits and picnics and barbecues 😀 Which we’ve…

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Lovely Lollies, Garden Update & Free-From Goodies!


Lovely Lollies, Garden Update & Free-From Goodies! Wow! First of all a BIG thank you to my wonderful hubby for battling through London just because I wanted to go to the @Allergyshow & Free-From show! 🙂 Yes, London has the tube (metro/underground) but unfortunately it’s not very mobility scooter friendly! PLUS the parking for the whole day was less than a third of…

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Tantalisingly Tasty Tofu! YES really!!! & FREE show tickets!


Tantalisingly Tasty Tofu! I know! 😛 Some of you hate tofu! It’s bland. It has the texture of congealed custard. It just isn’t something you eat! I know! 🙂 That was me about two years ago! I’ve been vegetarian for over twenty years, but tofu… nope! I just didn’t get it! Let me tell you a tofu secret! Tofu is a…

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Leave, Lincoln & Luscious Lasagne!


Leave, Lincoln & Luscious Lasagne! My laptop hasn’t been on since last Friday! I’m not (so I thought) interested in politics, but unless you’ve been hiding under a rock (or maybe in the desert) it’s a bit hard to avoid what’s been going on in the world. Even my primary school aged son came home and said they’d had their…

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Aubergine & Chickpea Vegan Bake


Aubergine & Chickpea Vegan Bake So, I am another year older 😀 and have spent almost the whole week being spoilt one way or another! I’ve seen friends, eaten out, been to my parents, had presents, cake, chocolate, been shopping and even been to the park! 😀 Have a look… Anyway, the recipe which I am sharing today is inspired by two…

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Carrot Cake – Vegan & Free-From!


Carrot Cake – Vegan & Free-From! WOW! 😛 😀 If my life got any busier… actually I’m not sure what would happen! BUT, thankfully I had a couple of things cancelled this week otherwise I’d probably be writing this from the sofa instead of the desk! What an exciting week though! My best friend bought her first EVER car! 😀 (so…

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Back to Basics: Houmous!


Back to Basics: Houmous You know, houmous is one of those things which automatically gets added to the weekly shop without too much thought but it’s really so simple to make your own and takes about as long to make as it does to wrestle the box out of the cardboard sleeve and remove the plastic! 😀 Houmous (or hummus / humus) is…

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Cake, birthdays & holidays!


Cake, birthdays & holidays! First of all, just a reminder for you all not to believe everything you read online! Rewind 20 years and the world was a much more honest place! Today there are all sorts of unscrupulous people parading as anything they want to be! This week on a local website somebody posted about an email scam which…

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Green Banana Nut Cutlets – Vegan & Free-From


Green Banana Nut Cutlets – Vegan & Free-From Stay there… don’t run away! 😛 This recipe intrigued me when I first heard about it from Zeba @FoodfortheSoul 🙂 So I went out and sourced green bananas! Not plaintains- actual green bananas!!! If you’ve never had green bananas they are sticky! They are impossible to peel and they are rock solid!…

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Put on Purple… served with ice-cream!


Put on Purple… served with ice-cream! I wasn’t intending to post today as I should really have ‘one’ rest day in my – “I’m having a rest week”! Never mind – maybe at the weekend I can get some rest! 😀 So, why am I posting and what’s all this about purple? Well, the month of May is Lupus month…

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Fast Food with a difference! It’s fast & it’s cake-y!!!


Fast Food with a difference! It’s fast & it’s cake-y!!! So, I’m sitting in my kitchen thinking I need more ‘rest’ time after my very busy week last week! Rest = tea & biscuits (cookies) or coffee & cake right? Of course it does! 😀 I have tea – green tea, mint tea, earl grey tea, English Breakfast tea, flower tea…

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