Well, the New Year is well and truly underway!
Those of you who may have followed my previous blog, ‘Dreaming Of The Good Life’, will know that last year I made the decision to adopt a plant based diet/vegan lifestyle. So given that DOTGL featured recipes largely involving huge amounts of meat, and having my own set of reasons for turning my back on animal products, this left me rather conflicted.
After a lot of soul searching, and despite all the work that had gone into it, I decided to delete the blog altogether and take a break from writing. I took the time to educate myself, and explore cooking without the ingredients that previously had been at the forefront of our meals. What an eye opener!!
The primary aim of my new blog is to document my family’s favourite recipes, and share them with you. These will, no doubt, include recipes (and any tweaks I’ve made) from other bloggers/chefs/friends that I’ve tried and loved, and I’ll always give credit and relevant links etc. I’ll be aiming to keep everything as nutritionally balanced as possible using widely available ingredients, and hopefully showcase the virtues of the plant world when it comes to hearty, healthy, delicious meals…with a few that are perhaps not so virtuous. Please, please tweak to your hearts content. Switch out ingredients, add more or less of something to suit your own tastes and make it your own. But always, always season!
As per my previous blog, this won’t be a money making exercise for me, simply a place to document my recipes and novice food photography. I’ll also be aiming to avoid advertising. If I’ve used a product that I think you’ll like or I’m particularly passionate about, then I’ll write about it. But I won’t be working along side any particular brands for any other reason than that.
My passion for fire hasn’t diminished since making the switch either, as you may have gathered from the blog title. So you can expect a few recipes involving my BBQs too!
I hope you enjoy the recipes and new look to the blog. Thanks for visiting!