Reflecto Girl’s Lost Notebook GIVEAWAY!!!

Miranda and I are off on holiday this week so we thought we’d leave you with this:  2 copies of Reflecto Girl’s Lost Notebook are up for grabs! 🙂

We have two of these cute little books to give away, (it’s only 14 x 18 cm), and if you want one all you have to do is tell me that you want to be entered into the draw 😀 But first of all, let me tell you a little bit about this notebook.

The thing is, it’s Renée’s, but she lost it.  She left it on the bus when she was on her way to meet George in episode 5  and she was really worried about it because she’d written about all her Reflecto Girl adventures so far in it.

Luckily George reminded her that as long as her real name wasn’t in it (which it wasn’t, she’d made sure of that) it didn’t matter if anyone else learnt that Reflecto Girl was out there.

Renée was still a bit miffed that she’d lost the recipes she’d written in her notebook,

and the important websites she’d made a note of,

plus it was a really nice little book which was a Christmas present from a friend.  But she couldn’t go to the bus depot lost property and claim it because that would reveal her identity to anyone who had read it.

So, there is this half-filled notebook (revealing the girl behind Reflecto Girl – her real life in her own words, an engrossing read 😉 ) with lots of empty space for someone else to write their journal, and/or shopping lists, and/or to do lists, and favourite websites, and favourite recipes, and fill with doodles and sketches of their own.

If you want it, let me know – two lucky winners will be pulled out of the hat next week 😀

See you then 😀

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Christmas Giveaway!

Well Fed Not an Animal Dead

Miranda and I are delighted to be able to give away a new copy of the brilliant Well Fed Not an Animal Dead

Remember I recommended it a few weeks ago? (See here )  Well, I ordered a couple of copies for Christmas presents and got a free one thrown in.  So, I would like to give it away to one of you lovely people.

Now, if you don’t already have a copy of this book, you’re going to want one – it’s full of brilliant recipes and vegan lifestyle advice and information – so go on, enter this prize draw!

🙂

All you have to do is comment on this post, telling me you want to enter.  We will put the names of all the entrants in a box and pick one out on Saturday, so you’ve got until Friday the 19th of December 23:59 GMT (2014 of course 😉 ) to enter.

This is open to anyone, anywhere.  Good luck! 😀

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Well Fed Not An Animal Dead

Well Fed Not an Animal Dead

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 I bought this little book about 4 or 5 years ago at VegFest in Hove and it is the best, most useful little book I’ve got.  You can see from how grubby my copy is that it has been well used!  It’s only 50 pages long and has everything from vegan lifestyle tips, to recipes, to how to grow your own food and brew your own booze.  It also lists vegan sources of essential nutrients (as you can see above), contains advice for mothers and infants and includes addresses of many other vegan resources.  Whether you’re an experienced vegan or just embarking on this journey, this book will definitely be a valuable addition to your reading material.  You can get it here for a mere £3 plus postage.

Well Fed Not an Animal Dead

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Well Fed Not an Animal Dead

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Above is one of my favourite recipes – Lentil Pie – absolutely delicious!  I make the pastry with organic spelt to avoid the unpleasant side effects triggered by modern wheat which has been so manipulated since the middle of last century that it bears little resemblance to its natural ancestor and causes negative health affects on the bodies of many people.  We’ve found through trial and error that the ancient relative of wheat, spelt, does not cause the headaches, heartburn or back-pain triggered in us by wheat.  Which is great news because now we can have our cake and eat it!

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And the recipe above is a great favourite with all the family – Lentil Burgers – or as they call them here, The Big Anti-Mac!  These are so utterly delicious you’ll really feel like you’re indulging in naughty fast food but it’s full of nothing but good stuff.  This recipe makes about 12 burgers for us which means we freeze most of them for several quick, healthy, delicious meals in the future.  They can also be baked instead of fried and are just as scrummy! See here

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Last but absolutely not least, I wanted to share with you the simplest, most delicious cake recipe I’ve ever found.  Again we make it with spelt (this time with baking powder added to make it rise).  The cupcake/muffin recipe can be adapted to make one large cake by cooking it slightly cooler for slightly longer than the several small cakes.  You can add chocolate chips and/or cocoa to make a chocolate version.  Whatever you like.  Just use the recipe as a basic template.  Mind you, the recipe is perfect just the way it is anyway.  My husband especially loves these and always wants me to make more when he’s finishing his last one.

I just love this book and I think you’ll love it too 🙂

When I was a young child …

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When I was a young child

An omnivore diet I ate.

I wasn’t very adventurous,

The same few things appeared on my plate.

egg chips and beans

I liked to eat egg, chips and beans,

Or sometimes sausage and mash.

Occasionally I’d have fish fingers and peas,

Or maybe corned beef hash.

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I didn’t like many vegetables,

Only peas, baked beans and carrots.

No one could make me eat my greens,

I’d never even heard of shallots.

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My range of fruit went as far as apples,

Bananas, an orange at Christmas.

I preferred to eat biscuits and cakes and bread,

Peanuts and crisps, not citrus.

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When I went veggie I ate lots more eggs

And cheese instead of the flesh foods.

Fat and more fat, cholesterol and fat,

But rarely increased the plant foods.

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Now that I’m vegan, when they say to me,

“My goodness, what do you eat?”

I take a deep breath as I smile to myself

And happily repeat:

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“I eat lettuce and spinach and onions and leeks,

Mushrooms and cabbage and beetroot;

Tomatoes and chard and purslane and sprouts,

Alfalfa and clover and bean shoots.”

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“I eat mangos and apricots, pineapples and pears,

Almonds, sultanas and cashews;

Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries,

Dates, prunes, avocados.”

My GM Diet Experience - Day 3 - Fruit and Vegetable Diet

My diet today is the most varied it’s been

Ever before in my lifetime.

High nutrition I get from my living food,

Not to mention the taste which is sublime!

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Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse Cake

Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse Cake

Raw vegan chocolate cake with ganache frosting

Raw vegan chocolate cake with ganache frosting

 

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Raw vegan pizza from skinnylimits.com

Raw vegan lasagne

Raw vegan lasagne