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I escaped the hospital for an hour while Mum was taken off for a procedure. It's such a gorgeous day and it was so good to be outside. I've been to buy lovely bread from @pinkmansbakery (I *may* have also bought a doughnut...) and then popped into the very lovely Spanish Deli Viandas where I bought these goodies. Can't wait to cook with those giant Chickpeas and I'll be back soon to get some of their amazing olives and oil... #spanishproducts  #spanishfood
I escaped the hospital for an hour while Mum was taken off for a procedure. It's such a gorgeous day and it was so good to be outside. I've been to buy lovely bread from @pinkmansbakery (I *may* have also bought a doughnut...) and then popped into the very lovely Spanish Deli Viandas where I bought these goodies. Can't wait to cook with those giant Chickpeas and I'll be back soon to get some of their amazing olives and oil... #spanishproducts  #spanishfood 
Freekeh, Lentils and Roasted Carrot and Beetroot with Radishes and soya toasted seeds. I’m so tired but at least that’s my lunches sorted for the next few days.... #latenightcooking #vegan #plantbased #salad #lenticchiagram
Italian style lentils with Cavolo Nero. I could eat this every day which is good because I’ve cooked a vat of it...Served here with cheesy Polenta and a generous drizzle of olive oil #familydinner #vegetarian #lenticchiagram
Italian style lentils with Cavolo Nero. I could eat this every day which is good because I’ve cooked a vat of it...Served here with cheesy Polenta and a generous drizzle of olive oil #familydinner  #vegetarian  #lenticchiagram 
One I made yesterday. Cauliflower Macaroni Cheese with some garlic sautéed sprouts #allthecheese #familydinner
Home. The guys had spaghetti for dinner and left me some, so I’ve made my all time favourite comfort meal which is Spaghetti with Butter and Soya Sauce. Weird?! Unbelievably delicious (IMO) and always what I crave when I’ve been ill. Usually I just stir a big knob of butter and dash of soya sauce through cooked spaghetti or noodles, but with cold leftovers like this, then melt the butter in a pan and quickly heat the pasta in it and finish with the soya sauce. Yum! #comfortfood #pasta
Home. The guys had spaghetti for dinner and left me some, so I’ve made my all time favourite comfort meal which is Spaghetti with Butter and Soya Sauce. Weird?! Unbelievably delicious (IMO) and always what I crave when I’ve been ill. Usually I just stir a big knob of butter and dash of soya sauce through cooked spaghetti or noodles, but with cold leftovers like this, then melt the butter in a pan and quickly heat the pasta in it and finish with the soya sauce. Yum! #comfortfood  #pasta 
My lot have come over to Bristol to visit Mum and we had a very nice lunch @pocotapasbar #vegetarian #lunchout
My lot have come over to Bristol to visit Mum and we had a very nice lunch @pocotapasbar #vegetarian  #lunchout 
Today was really tough. I’m up and down with this lurgy, but now my poor brother has gone down with it too (wouldn’t you just know it) I still went in to see Mum even though I probably shouldn’t have. I did pop in to @hartsbakery on my way, hoping to pick up breakfast treats for my kids (who have been brilliant since all this started) and this Cheese and Mustard Danish was the only pastry left 😕. I’ll just have to get there much earlier next time...
Today was really tough. I’m up and down with this lurgy, but now my poor brother has gone down with it too (wouldn’t you just know it) I still went in to see Mum even though I probably shouldn’t have. I did pop in to @hartsbakery on my way, hoping to pick up breakfast treats for my kids (who have been brilliant since all this started) and this Cheese and Mustard Danish was the only pastry left 😕. I’ll just have to get there much earlier next time...
Kimchi Tofu Stew also ready to reheat. The mange tout are raw because I only want them to slightly cook as it heats up #kimchistew #vegetarian #vegan #plantbased
Sichuan Aubergines all ready to reheat when my brother gets back from visiting Mum #sichuanaubergine #vegetarian #vegan #plantbased
I have the kindest work colleagues! The very lovely @helencelinelawrence just popped round with goodies from today’s photo shoot which look and smell delicious and are very much appreciated. THANK YOU!xx😍😋#vegetarianfood
I have the kindest work colleagues! The very lovely @helencelinelawrence just popped round with goodies from today’s photo shoot which look and smell delicious and are very much appreciated. THANK YOU!xx😍😋#vegetarianfood 
And another plate by the same artist. I’ll use this one a lot I reckon...thank you @mishadowney and Martine I feel completely spoilt! 😍😘xx #ceramics
And another plate by the same artist. I’ll use this one a lot I reckon...thank you @mishadowney and Martine I feel completely spoilt! 😍😘xx #ceramics 
This beautiful plate is another Christmas present, made by one of my brother’s best mates in Brussels @kosihidama . He is a Japanese ceramicist who was once a contemporary dancer like my brother, but then retrained back in Japan and now makes ceramics for the likes of Kanye West and Madonna. Yes really! How lucky am I?! #ceramicartist
This beautiful plate is another Christmas present, made by one of my brother’s best mates in Brussels @kosihidama . He is a Japanese ceramicist who was once a contemporary dancer like my brother, but then retrained back in Japan and now makes ceramics for the likes of Kanye West and Madonna. Yes really! How lucky am I?! #ceramicartist 
Vanilla pods with the most intense aroma I’ve ever smelled. They even have very fine silky hairs on them which I’ve never seen before. I could just sniff this tube all day long it’s that intoxicating...My sister in law brought them back, NOT from Madagascar (as I first thought) but Reunion which is meant to be more superior? It’s possibly one of the best Christmas presents I’ve ever been given 😍#Vanilla
Vanilla pods with the most intense aroma I’ve ever smelled. They even have very fine silky hairs on them which I’ve never seen before. I could just sniff this tube all day long it’s that intoxicating...My sister in law brought them back, NOT from Madagascar (as I first thought) but Reunion which is meant to be more superior? It’s possibly one of the best Christmas presents I’ve ever been given 😍#Vanilla 
Feeling loads better today but I didn’t want to go into hospital and spread my germs around, so my brother has gone on his own. I’ve plenty get on with at home chores wise and can focus on cooking some food for us all...#kimchi #stew #plantbased
Feeling loads better today but I didn’t want to go into hospital and spread my germs around, so my brother has gone on his own. I’ve plenty get on with at home chores wise and can focus on cooking some food for us all...#kimchi  #stew  #plantbased 
Very soothing on my poor throat... Thanks @ottaviamazzoni for the Golden Milk recipe - I made it with the last of my homemade oat milk and it's actually really nice! Could probably get used to this as a comforting bedtime drink👍#turmeric #honey #cinnamon #cardamom #blackpepper
Very soothing on my poor throat... Thanks @ottaviamazzoni for the Golden Milk recipe - I made it with the last of my homemade oat milk and it's actually really nice! Could probably get used to this as a comforting bedtime drink👍#turmeric  #honey  #cinnamon  #cardamom  #blackpepper 
Spinach, Leek and Mushroom. Forced myself up to make this as I was worried I might feel worse tomorrow morning and then unable to cook for Mum. I'm actually getting a bit better and hungry now, so hopefully on the mend #soup #plantbased
Spinach, Leek and Mushroom. Forced myself up to make this as I was worried I might feel worse tomorrow morning and then unable to cook for Mum. I'm actually getting a bit better and hungry now, so hopefully on the mend #soup  #plantbased 
I’ve been holding it off all week but now my brother is here I allowed myself to relax just enough for the flu lurgy to hit...🤒#lemon #ginger #turmeric #honey #bedridden
Pure comfort. This morning I sleepily gave OH instructions for a Stew for us all to have tonight and he nailed it 👌🏼
Pure comfort. This morning I sleepily gave OH instructions for a Stew for us all to have tonight and he nailed it 👌🏼