Skip to main content

World Vegan Day And Month




If you feel any compassion towards animals, please think about cutting meat, poultry, fish, crustacea, eggs, dairy & honey from your diet... 
You can find lots of information online about animal cruelty & reasons for becoming vegan. 
Your body will thank you - especially if you eat a well balanced diet with as much organic produce as possible. 

Read this article from last year: Top 20 Reasons To Go Vegan.

Start by taking The Vegan Pledge & you will receive support from The Vegan Society.

To show our support for veganism & encourage folks to give it a go, we are going to post at least a photo each day of our food & interesting snippets for November.

So here's tonights's dinner...

Roasted vegetables with chickpeas in a tangy tomato sauce, Sime's mustard mash & steamed kale.

We made the sauce similar to our pasta sauce - In a little water, we fried (or simmered on a low heat) lots of sliced onions, chopped garlic, fresh ginger, 8 whole cherry tomatoes & a heaped teaspoon of smoked paprika. After about 20 minutes, we added a tin of chopped tomatoes, a good splash (or 3) of soy sauce, a few drops of vegan Worcestershire sauce, a splash of cider vinegar, a dollop of blackstrap molasses, zest & juice of a small lemon & a sprinkle of black pepper.

We dry roasted our vegetables for 30 minutes, then added the sauce, chickpeas & baked in the oven for another 30 minutes... 
And the leftovers will be made into a cottage pie for tomorrow!!!

Us in Mousehole last week.

Hope you're all having a good weekend!

Kay & Sime
xx
Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Preparing For Our Next Adventure

Here are some photos of the barn we are moving into at the weekend.



We will be sharing the main barn with folks on working holidays.


The view from the barn across the land.

The barn is made from straw bales.

The end of the main barn and the smaller attached barn used for holiday lets/retreats.

The outdoor solar shower.
The compost loos.

One end of the main barn with our bedroom on the right.



The other end of the barn -  with kitchen, dining and living space...

And this wonderful large stove which is perfect for us.


We are very excited to be on the moving on to a new adventure and closing the door to the little house by the sea.

Love Kay and Sime xx


A Year Of Wonder

What an incredible year we have had...


We downsized to spend 12 months in a sweet little house with the most stunning views of the sea.

We were treated to an amazing holiday in Canada, thanks to our kind and beautiful friend Richard...




It was fantastic to spend time with Richard and his fabulous family...  We adore them all very much and will always be grateful to him for his incredible generosity!
We had lots of new work opportunities come our way, which have kept us extremely busy and have enabled us to continue living here - The price for a bit of luxury!
We now work in more stunning properties and we also spent the summer season at the youth hostel with a lovely team...



All the kidlets are happy living their alternative lives...  2 of them own a caravan, 2 of them live in that caravan, 2 of them gave up their flat to do a long term house sit and all of them have exciting plans ahead.





We have come to realise that for us, our sea view isn't worth the hard work and what we both …

Invisible Man

I love the summer. It's my favourite time of year. This year has been particularly bountiful with regards to long periods of uninterrupted sunshine and I have needed no encouragement whatsoever to step outside and sensibly and gradually expose my body to the rays. Over a period of many weeks I have gradually bronzed in a way that has been beyond my grasp for many years due to the whims and vagaries of the British summer. Finally, after careful immersion I have achieved a level of poise and confidence not unlike say mild smugness. Now don't get me wrong, it is by no means a deep tan, a swarthy layer of earthen masculinity but it is most definitely noticeable to those who may have whispered the words "pasty" or "wan git", It has been not just a surprise but a crushing blow then to discover that my new found glow has not only been completely ignored, but my lovely wife (who too possesses a not unenviable tan herself has been the centre of attention because of …