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Sundried Tomato and Olive Scrolls

So we are past the half way point of Vegan Mo Fo 2014, and it’s been crazy! I have had no life these last few weeks as I have spend all my time either in the kitchen or sat in front of my computer. I still haven’t mastered the art of speedy blogging… I am the slowest typist ever, but I am good with a deadline so I have thankfully managed to keep up just about. It’s been amazing to be part of and to see everyone else posts. Next week I’m off to Italy until the end of the month (SO EXCITED!!!), which means I won’t be able to blog as often, but hopefully will be able to post about all the amazing Italian food we will be eating… by far my favourite type of food. I mean pizza, gelato, focaccia, olives, basil, fresh tomatoes – there’s not much more you need in life. I pretty much love puff pastry anything and these scrolls are one of my favourite things to make with puff …

Blueberry and Banana Smoothie

Banana’s and blueberries… such a perfect combination! This is the perfect smoothie to have for breakfasts. Blueberries are considered a superfood and have some amazing qualities, some of which I mention here in my post about eating rainbow foods. Pair them with chia seeds and bananas and you have a pretty amazing morning pick me up!   Blueberry and Banana Smoothie 1½ cups blueberries 1 banana 1 cup baby leave spinach 1 Tbsp pumpkin seeds ½ Tbsp chia seeds 1 tsp spirulina 1½ – 2 cups water/ almond milk Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.  

Mango Raspberry Smoothie with Spirulina

  This has been my favourite smoothie in a long time, and with only a few ingredients. I love the deep green colour that comes out from all that spirulina, and which the other ingredients the flavour of the spirulina doesn’t overpower at all. And the added goji berries give another superfood boost.   Mango and Raspberry Smoothie with Spirulina ½ cup fresh raspberries large handful of fresh spinach 1 medium sized mango, cubed and scooped out 1 tsp spirulina powder 1 Tbsp goji berries water to cover Place all ingredients in a blender, just covered over with water and blend until smooth. Drink straight away, add ice if you wish.  

vegan scones with homemade blueberry jam

Blueberry picking in Norfolk plus scone and jam making

I have spent alot of time driving along the A47 towards Norwich these last few months to visit friends and family, and everytime I drove past the sign for Pick Your Own Blueberries at Fairgreen Farm, I wanted to stop but never had the time. When we finally stopped it became the most exciting few hours. Just rows and rows of blueberry bushes… the blueberries so huge I had never seen anything like them. I felt like a kid in a sweet shop! The couple who run the blueberry picking were so lovely, spending the time to show us around, explaining how to look after the blueberry bushes, showing us all the different varieties… such as draper, liberty and blue crop, all of which you think is your favourite …until you try the next kind. It was so interesting to learn from the blueberry experts just how pointless it is to buy blueberries from the supermarket if what you are after is the nutritional content! As well as being much more expensive, the blueberries are …