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Hello this is my blog about my food adventures with my vegan babba, both cooking at home and eating out. I wish I had started long ago in the heady days of weaning when she actually ate everything I gave her! But I think I was too busy trying to stay awake at the time….

Vegan cookery classes

I have just started running cookery courses again (we used to do them at my cafe and I have organised lots in the past when I was working as a Five a Day Co-ordinator for the NHS) so I thought I would share the recipes here. All the food was made with seasonal, local, organic…

Places near playgrounds in Brighton!

This week we went on a little pre birthday trip to Brighton. I wanted to try out some new places I’d never been before and so we decided to go to Rootcandi which is completely vegan and has only been open a few months. It is on Western Rd, so is a bit further to…

Amazing Indian Fusion food in Bexhill

The Vegan Mum and Baby can’t be bought but if anyone wants to invite us to a 5-course complimentary meal with drinks we’re not going to refuse…. We received such an invite recently to a press event at The Culinaire in Bexhill. I already knew we were in for a treat as I has tried…

The vegan mum and baby guide to Edinburgh

We recently went on a short visit to Edinburgh for work, so for the purposes of research I thought I should eat out in as many places as possible to check them out. First we started with brunch at Kitchen East at Century General Store. This is run by my friend Polly so I am…

Vegan hot dogs in Hastings!

We were very excited to be invited to test out the new vegan hot dogs at the recently opened Palace Beer Hall and Hotdog Emporium. This is on the site of the old Pig in Paradise and all I can say is it’s a great improvement. If gentrification means you can go out somewhere that…

Hooray for vegan coleslaw!

I am very excited as my babba has actually eaten a raw vegetable, well lots of them in fact, all thanks to the wonder of coleslaw. Despite being a full fledged vegan she doesn’t actually like eating vegetables yet and mainly survives on nuts, carbohydrate and beans.  A lot of parents seem to worry about…

At last a recipe! Green soup

Soup, pesto, smoothies, or the occasional fritter, are the only way I can get my babba to eat her greens at the moment, but it’s pretty much always a success. I also sometimes do a thicker version of the soup to use as a sauce. You can use any greens: spinach, chard, kale, watercress, nettles,…

The dream vs the reality

I am a food purist, of the vegan, local, organic kind. I obviously never touch anything non-vegan as I have been vegan for nearly 25 years but I also find it very hard to eat anything non-organic and avoid processed foods whenever I can for environmental, ethical and health reasons. When I was pregnant I…

Favourite places to eat: Helm Ston

I love everything about Helm Ston in Brighton. The owner and staff are really friendly and love babies and they don’t mind if she has a stroll around and pops through the hatch to have a look in the kitchen.  The decor is ‘quirky’ but not in a contrived hipster way and there’s lots of old…