Eurovision and comfort food

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It’s seems like I’ve been missing in action for the last few months. It’s been crazy! I had a milestone birthday, left a job I’d been happy in for 11 years and started a new job working longer hours.

And that was just me! My daughter left school and started a fantastic new course and our dog had some health problems and needed lots of vet visits and special care (he’s fine now).

Throughout that time I had lots of ideas for blog posts, but I just never had the time or energy for writing, until now.

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FAILSAFE and vegan – it can be done!

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It might seem like I’ve been a really slack blogger lately, but I have a good excuse, honestly!

A few months back I started to have some ‘digestive issues’. (I’ll spare you the details.) They were recurrent, appeared suddenly, and meant that I’ve missed about 7 days of work in the last few months.

The GP, the gastroenterologist and I were all stumped. The ‘episodes’ didn’t seem to relate to anything I ate and all test results had come back negative. Finally I asked my GP if I should see a dietitian…

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Lorne: vegan food for a sore jaw

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Every year we go away in early January, and every year it’s freezing cold. This year, we thought we’d be very clever and organise a short break at the end of January instead. After all, everyone knows the hottest weather happens just as the kids go back to school! So we’ve just come back from 3 days in Lorne and…it was just as cold as our early January holidays!

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Quick quesadillas and Great Earth

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Monday was hot and steamy and very busy for us. We were all tired, and desperately needed something very easy, but delicious for dinner. I had a heap of broccoli and some mushrooms to use up, so when I found Nava Atlas’s recipe for Quesadillas with black beans, broccoli and portabellas I thought I’d hit the jackpot, because I also had tortillas and two cans of black beans in the pantry. This was going to be a breeze!

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Christmas just keeps on giving

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Oh, this Christmas post is late! I’m always a bit slow to get back into action after the big day. It also took me a while to get all the pictures from everyone’s devices and cameras. But here they are – finally! And here’s my report on our 2 lovely Christmas celebrations, plus the inevitable leftovers.

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