Green Lentil & Grain Salad

This is so good, you have the lentils for protein, the quinoa for carbohydrate, the avocado and nuts for good fats and all those lovely, nutritious salad veggies. I may have this every single day…! Ingredients: 1/4 cup Green lentils 2 tablespoons Quinoa Romaine lettuce Cucumber Tomato Red pepper Capers Avocado Carrot A very small…

Vegan French Toast

I finally discovered a way to make french toast without eggs. Yay! French toast is so bad but so good. This for me is only for a special treat, but everyone needs a treat now and again. (If my husband is reading this…a special treat such as Mother’s Day this Sunday…🙋) Ingredients Batter: 1 cup…

Superfoody Porridge

I have porridge quite regularly, but mostly its boring and I just shove it down so my stomach is full, I’d take porridge oats, add water and microwave. Then add a tiny bit of almond milk and honey to make it bearable. It’s not really much fun so I’m broadening my horizons. I’ve been getting…

Xintiandi Style – The Designers

With AW2017 Shanghai Fashion Week on last week, I felt inspired to take a walk around Xintiandi Style shopping centre to have a look at the current Spring/Summer offerings. The upper floor of Xintiandi Style houses Asian based designers. Generally speaking the clothes are not really my style. they range from shapeless long line, while…

Holiday Snaps, Sanya

*** Holiday Pictures Below *** We spent last week in Sanya, a city on the island of Hainan off the Southern coast of China. We were well away from the city in a Club Med resort on a beautiful bay. It was wonderful to be away from the chilly temperatures and appalling air quality in Shanghai….

Turning my Kitchen into a Sproutworks

I’ve been going on about this new healthy eating for a bit now and its going pretty well. The advice I’ve been given by others is plan ahead and I have taken that to heart. Here is my latest tale of next level food prep planning… My husband, who is also on the health tip…

Happy Buddha

Happy Buddha claim to be ‘bringing Shanghai vegan and vegetarian comfort food’. My husband and I have had take out from them before via Sherpas, but I had been dying to try this place out and find out if the claim was true. Its located on the corner of Fuxing Middle Road and South Shaanxi…

Choosing Where to Live in Shanghai

If you are facing an impending move to Shanghai with absolutely no prior knowledge of the city, then let me say this…I know what you are going through! I can’t really advise a huge amount on whether one area is better than the other. My Shanghai knowledge is still not extensive. What I can tell…

Finding an Ayi (Nanny)

I deliberated a great deal over whether to get a nanny, an Ayi as they’re called here in China. At home in England I don’t have any child care, it was just the boys and me during the week. Neither were in school or nursery at this stage so when we went anywhere we went…

Getting my Nails Done

I love to have painted nails. My hands are not very beautiful, definitely not my best feature (known affectionately in my house as ‘man hands’) so really I should try and divert attention from them. Nevertheless I am a girly girl TO THE CORE, so I like having painted nails. At home I’ve never had…