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…

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…

Changing my Lifestyle – Plant Based Life

In the past I must admit I’ve been a serial yo-yo dieter. I get to a point where I’m not happy with my weight I go all out to lose it and then I get complacent. After a time I think, I can eat this and I’m thin enough now that it won’t matter. Or…

Christkindlmarkt

Christkindlmarkt, Shibo Avenue, Shanghai… although you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d just stepped through a portal to Germany. Such a beautiful christmas market with everything you could possibly hope for. We even bought a real christmas tree! Joy to the world and all that!  

Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Museum

I have been stopped a couple of times by tourists just outside my apartment building looking for a place called the Propaganda Poster Art Center. It seems that Tripadvisor’s map is slightly off and its directing tourists and culture enthusiasts to the wrong place. So being something of a culture enthusiast myself (and also a…

Watching Basketball, Stanford vs Harvard

I’m not the worlds biggest sports fan. I used to be obsessed with football between about 1996 and 2003. If I’m truly honest with myself (and anyone I knew then that’s reading this) this was more to do with my interest in boys and drinking rather than the sport itself. That being said, I’ve always…