Ceviche

Ceviche is a seafood dish originating from Latin America and involves curing the seafood in citrus juices. In Mexico each family recipe varied in fish type and spice. In this country it works really well with mackerel which is a highly nutritious and sustainable fish. It really feels like summer when we head to the beach…

Spiced crab cakes with avacado and mango salsa

This recipe is perfect for summer BBQ’s if you don’t eat meat or if you just fancy something a bit different and healthy. Having grown up in a fishing village It’s easy for me to get access to fresh, local and sustainable crab from the protected Jurassic coast. Small pot of crab approx. 250g MSC approved (magnesium…

Smaller space, more room

‘He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have’-Socrates Mine and Nathan’s lifestyle does not require us to have a house. We don’t have children and are either working away or traveling. In the past I have had times of frustration but there is a lot more that small…

Protect against Hayfever

Its getting to that time of year again when so many suffer with irritating snuffling and sneezing but I have a few tips to help prevent this allergy using a holistic and nutritional approach Increase your intake of antioxidants through a variety of fruit and vegetables Include foods rich in Vitamin A such as veal or beef…

Population crisis

Last night I heard Sir David Attenborough say that in his 90 year lifespan the human population has tripled. That sent a shiver down my spine. When Nathan and I met we were so excited to finally meet someone who shared the same  views on the world. Having children was one of them. I’m yet to feel the…

The effects of travel…

‘We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls’-Anais Nin I believe travel and adventure has shaped and created my life as it is today It was through hitch-hiking to Amsterdam (with a large group) that I faced some personal demons and gained more confidence aged 18. Without travelling to…

A Vegan Diary: Day 10

Seriously struggled today as I was quite tired and craving one of the many cakes spread about the office. It was cold and horrible outside and the thought of a hot coffee and muffin picked on me all afternoon. But I held out and made a big pot of lentil and mushroom curry with brown…

Vegan Fudge Brownies

     Finding ways to reduce the amount of animal products from your diet is not only great for your body but for the environment to. I do eat some animal products when I feel I need it nutritionally but there are some things we can easily go without. Vegan is a loaded buzz word. People back…

A Vegan Diary: First Five Days

So its only been five days so its hard to know whether the changes I feel are due to my diet or other factors. I certainly feel very bloated a lot of the time but this is starting to decrease and when I woke up this morning my tummy definitely felt flatter. My digestive system is…

Van Life

We were picking blackberries in the field discussing where we wanted to go for the winter. I had been working a few months as a psychiatric nurse after graduating and we had just completed our first official year with The Bean Machine. We were talking about South East Asia when Nathan mentioned a Mad Max like truck…

Wild Garlic Pesto

Every Spring we move back into our outside home. With a showman’s caravan and a small communications box we spend a lot of our time cooking on fires outside and using as much natural, free food as we can. Living a semi outdoor lifestyle is made all the more exciting when the wild garlic starts appearing in abundance…