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being vegetarian

Pierogi – all in one finger food

  Every culture has a dish, which consists of cooked, fried or baked pastry with filling inside. Polish version are pierogi (pronounced pye-roh-gee): pastry with a filling cooked in water. All my life I have eaten this dish with only a few fillings: peppery minced meat, savoury Russian pierogi (delicious, but strange sounding, mix of […]

3 Things I Didn’t Try Until Going Veggie and I wish I had

Starting something new can be daunting. And this is very true when it comes to cooking. Someone tells you about this great quick recipe you’ll be able to whip up in 15 minutes. You try it and it takes you an hour… You get discouraged and never do it again.   Now think of your […]

Snacks on the go, not just for veggies

  Whenever we went walking in the mountains with my parents we’d have various sandwiches with us. It was always the rule to eat the ones with meat first, cheese as second and jam the last. The order was important, especially on the hot days, to make sure we don’t get food poisoning.   Since […]

Super Quick Veggie Dishes for Mum and Toddler

Following the success of Sample Vegetarian Menus for Mum and Toddler (tweeted by MumsNet!) I’ve decided to write more about the food we eat since we turned veggie. These are not recipes but ideas born from lack of time. I’ve put them together to give you a framework and basis for a meal, but the actual ingredients […]

Bad Mummy

Yesterday I went to the local toddler play group with Little F. We had great fun, but… I gave in to peer pressure (partly imagined) and gave him a muffin. A cheap and nasty thing with lots of sugar, saturated fat and salt (?!) – I saw the packaging afterwards. It was my first time there and […]

Sample Vegetarian Menus for Mum and a Toddler

Since we became vegetarian a few months ago I had to rethink what I know about cooking and nutrition. That’s not quite true. I started to make a lot of changes in the way we eat when we started baby led weaning (BLW) with Little F. Both these lifestyle changes meant that my old cooking habits, […]