Vegan – day 1 of I don’t know how many

First of all, Im back!

The unimaginable has happened. I have went vegan, only for a day, but seeing that I thought I´d be the last person on this earth ages ago to go vegan it actually has happened.

The thought has been going through my mind since I had my daughter. Simply because I got a little bit crazy with helping the environment and was looking online on how I could help the planet with changing some things in my lifestyle. More on that in another post.

It is scary how Ive came to realise farming animals is polluting the earth. I am not going to have a massive spiel on here about it lol I suggest you do your own research and come to your own decision, its always the best way!

So. I watched What the health on Netflix yesterday. and OH. MY. GOD. IF you’re going to watch it be prepared to go off meat, well at least for a day like I did, I am not keen on eating animal products today either, my partner suggested chicken for dinner and I almost spewed.

I might even go vegan a few days a week, this is all very undecided!

For me that movie was eye opening and made so much sense to me.

The only thing is, I dont have a clue what to have for my dinner now! I had some ready sweet and sour sauce, really good from Lidl, with chick peas and rice. There is some veg in the sauce and it was lovely!

My question to you guys is, what supermarket has the best selection? If there are any vegans reading this could you share some recipes please?

Xxx Sandra


Make your own baby food!

When my daughter was approaching weaning age I started looking into weaning, options and clever things to do! I am also in a bump group on Facebook with girls in Iceland that were all due in the same month as I was and were all still very active in that group sharing loads of things.. They gave me a lot of inspiration with so many things! If there is anything similar to that here in Scotland, or in the UK even, please give me info in comments 🙂

I started looking at these pouches you can get in the supermarkets and I was quite horrified with the prices on them from Ellas Kitchen, Heinz etc. and that is just for one meal!

So I hope this will give you inspiration to make your own!

I bought a kilo of carrots in Lidl for 0.59 pence! I peeled them all and cut both ends off and steamed them. 

After that I threw them all in my food processor until they were all mashed up, no bits what so ever. 

Then I put the mashed carrots in ice cube trays and in freezer tubs you can get from Nuby here. After they’re all frozen I take the cubes and put them in freezer bags but make sure I mark the bags with whats in them and the date I made them.

My daughter likes her vegetables and fruit mixed in with her baby rice just now and she will turn 6 months next week.

I am actually quite enjoying this and look at it as a little hobby. Lets not mention the money I am saving by doing all of this myself! That kilo of carrots will be mixed in with her baby rice, but the carrots will be 70% of the meal, and will last for 10 dinners! Which comes to 6 pence a dinner! If I would use just the carrots and no baby rice it would come down to 8 pence per dinner..

If you’re thinking this is a massive hassle it really isnt!

  1. Peel/cut up/rinse
  2. Steam
  3. Mash up in food processor
  4. Put in ice cube trays or freezable food tubs
  5. Once frozen put in freezer bags and mark them

I round up how long this took me in total and it was an hour..

Langar svo að mæla með því að mauka barnamatinn sjálf af því að það sparar svo mikla peninga og þá veistu líka að barnið þitt er að fá 100% hreina vöru! Eina sem þarf er að sjóða eða gufusjóða matinn og setja svo í klakabox eða í dollur sem eru einmitt ætlaðar fyrir að frjósa mat. Svo set ég allt í poka og merki hvað er í pokanum og dagsetninguna sem ég frysti kubbana á. 

Ég veit að þetta er að spara alveg fullt af pening heima líka og mér finnst þetta líka mjög gaman!

Happy baby mashing!

xxx Sandra


2017 – food menus and food planning!

I decided that my new year resolution would be to have a menu for the week and be a bit more organised with our food shopping. I realised that by going to the shop every day to buy that nights dinner is costing us an absolute fortune! 

I realise that we are already knees deep in January but I’ve just settled a little bit with the little one and life is seeming a bit normal again.

I decided to go food shopping every Monday and I would share with you the menu to maybe give you some ideas if you would like to do the same? If you appreciate this please let me know in the comments! 

This weeks menu 

Monday: chicken burgers on brown rolls with salad and wedges

Tuesday: baked potatoes with tuna & salad

Wednesday: chicken fajitas

Thursday: Mexican lasagne w nachos

Friday: Soup w crusty bread

Saturday: Penne pasta w chicken 

Sunday roast

If you have any questions or wondering about recipes please leave me a comment and I will happily help!

Á nýja árinu ákvað ég að taka Sólrúnu Diego til fyrirmyndar og vera með matseðil fyrir vikuna, bæði til að spara pundin og af því að ég fæ grænar af þessari spurningu á hverju kvöldi “hvað eigum við að hafa í matinn”. Nei ég held að þið skiljið ekki hversu mikið ég hata þessa pælingu! 

Nú þegar lífið er semí komið aftur í fyrra horf eftir barnsburð ákvað ég að byrja! 

Matseðillinn er hérna fyrir ofan, endilega splæsið í komment ef það eru einhverjar spurningar! 

Sandra xxx