Real Food and Recipes

Real Food and Recipes

When I first left home to go to university, I couldn’t cook a thing. I didn’t know how to cook pasta, or make an omelette. That’s a very different story to today, when I know how to make most things from scratch.

Cooking is a skill that everyone should have. We eat three meals a day, every day! That doesn’t mean it needs to be complicated, fancy, time-consuming, or expensive. In fact, it generally isn’t.

Before I gave up plastic in 2012, I assumed many things were difficult to make, simply because I always bought them… and so did everybody else. Shopping without packaging made me explore whether I could make these things myself. In most cases, the answer was yes – and very simply.

I think everybody should eat real food. Actual ingredients. Plenty of fruit and vegetables. Whole foods. The recipes I share are simple and easy to replicate, and I’m able to buy the ingredients without packaging (hopefully you can too, although it might depend on where you live).

Today I eat a plant-based diet. That means I prefer to eat fruit, vegetables, grains, nuts and pulses. I’ve been a meat-eater, pescatarian, and a vegetarian. Whilst the recipes I share today are dairy- and egg-free, that wasn’t always the case. Everyone is on their own journey, and you won’t any find judgement here. Just good food ;)


These are all the recipes currently available on the blog. If real food, cooking from scratch and plant-based eating is something you’d like to know more about, I’d also recommend you follow along on Instagram as I tend to share food related things far more often than on my website.

Other Thoughts on Real Food

Not recipes, but other tips and thoughts for eating more real food.

If you’d like to know more about shopping plastic-free, or how to start a zero waste pantry, you might find the Plastic-Free and Zero Waste sections of my website useful. If you have any questions, you’re always welcome to email me at My inbox is always open!