The Healthy Veggie

Long camping trip kit

Long Camping Trip Kit

If you’re planning to go away camping for more than a couple of days and leave camp up in one or two places, you might want to bring with you some ‘luxury’ bits of kit, which will make your experience more comfortable....

sanskruti

Review – Sanskruti Restaurant, Manchester

Located in the outskirts of Fallowfield (Manchester), Sanskruti Restaurant is a vegetarian Indian restaurant that offers Punjabi, South Indian and Gujarati specialities. It is definitely a hidden gem treasured by locals, as it was nearly full early on a Tuesday night, when I paid them...

veggie pasta bake

Veggie Pasta Bake

What have we got today? Another dinner party recipe that’s easy to make but super tasty – veggie pasta bake. This dish will definitely impress your guests, even if it’s not much effort to actually cook. It’s also relatively healthy,...

Almond Butter On Thins Snack

Almond Butter On Thins Snack

Hungry in between meals? Craving something sweet after lunch? This is one of the ways I handle it – an almond butter on thins snack. It’s a guilty pleasure, I know, but it’s better (or certainly less processed) than any of...

Tropical Smoothie

Tropical Smoothie

I’m not the only one who got hooked by the smoothie trend am I? I used to make one every morning instead of breakfast, but then it got too expensive to keep up with it. Well, now I treat myself...

Roasted Winter Vegetable Pilaf

Roasted Winter Vegetables Pilaf

Some winter veggies, such as parsnip, feel a bit boring to me. However, it’s important to incorporate organic seasonal vegetables in our diet to keep healthy. That’s why I make them more interesting with my recipes. Bored of parsnips and...

butternut squash and sage risotto

Butternut Squash And Sage Risotto

Need a sophisticated but filling dish for a dinner party? Look no further. Butternut squash and sage risotto is ideal for impressing your guests whilst satisfying the hungriest of friends (or boyfriends). Creamy and rich, it won’t disappoint the most demanding meat...

Kale and Quorn Warm Salad

Kale And Quorn Warm Salad

If you’re going low carb whilst also avoiding cheese in the evenings, like me, it can be a challenge to fill up! This is one of the few instances in which I use meat substitutes, like Quorn. Quorn does really...

Healthy Sunday Breakfast

Healthy Sunday Breakfast

Yes, it’s January, that time of the year. Everyone’s on a diet… If you’re smart, you’ll know that going on a diet means failure. Adopting healthier habits gradually will have a real and long-term effect on your body instead. That’s...

Aubergine Balls

Aubergine Balls

This is the last festive unhealthy high calorie dish I write about for this year, I promise. You can’t miss out on my Italian aubergine balls! They’re a Christmas classic at mine, plus aubergine is my absolute favourite veggie. This...

Spinach Lasagna

Spinach Lasagna

It’s Christmas! And I’m in Italy. Being the only vegetarian in my family, when I come home for the festivities, I need to plan my own Christmas menu, which is a lot of fun. This year I’ve gone for spinach...

Get Out Of London - Harrisons Rocks

Get Out Of London – Harrisons Rocks

Just because it’s winter, it doesn’t mean you can’t make the most out of the outdoors. When the temperatures are warm enough and the rain and wind give us a break, you can still get out and enjoy the magical...

Christmas Nut Roast

Christmas Nut Roast

The Healthy Veggie gets festive! It’s that time of the year after all… We’re all allowed a bit of indulgence on Christmas day. This mouthwatering Christmas nut roast will make your festive meal an unforgettable experience. It’s so lush (and delicious!)...

Pepper Pasta

Pepper Pasta

Simple, delicious and super healthy. Pepper pasta will change your life. Sort of. It’ll make eating pasta much more exciting for sure. It’s such an easy recipe to make, but it tastes amazing and is a great alternative to bland...

cauliflower pizza

Cauliflower Pizza

Who doesn’t like pizza? It’s such a tasty dish! It’s unfortunate it’s very high in carbs and calories. If you’re trying to stay healthy, lose weight or avoid carbs but crave this mouth-watering Italian staple, try making some cauliflower pizza....

Climbing Gear Wish List

Climbing Gear Wish List

 Since I discovered my love for trad climbing, I’ve been obsessing a little bit with gear… Here’s some of my current favourite picks. 1. La Sportiva Solution Rock Climbing Chalk Bag – I like La Spotiva’s chalk bags because of their unusual yellow...

Fennel Steaks

Fennel Steaks

Fennel is a neglected veggie in many kitchens. Its seeds are used in a lot of recipes, including baking ones, but this healthy and great tasting vegetable doesn’t seem to be used much at all. Well, let me introduce you...

Knole Park

Get Out Of London – Knole Park

It’s rutting season! Time to do some deer watching. If you live in London, Knole Park is the best place to do it. I do love Richmond Park, don’t get me wrong, but Knole Park is definitely a place to...

Wild camping

Wild Camping Packing List

Off wild camping? I’m jealous! Walking on hills, around woods and by rivers or lakes, feeling in touch with nature, setting up camp in the wild, having a cup of hot chocolate whilst peeking out of your tent door, …...

Winter Cycling

10 Tips For Cycling In Winter

Winter is coming, sadly. I don’t know about you, but I will try not to give up my cycle commute, because it makes me start the day in a much better mood. So I’ve started getting ready for the cold...

Crunchy Ratatouille

Crunchy Ratatouille

It’s getting cold again and all you want is comfort food, a warm pjs and a TV series to get stuck into after dinner. Or is that only me? Well if you feel the same, this crunchy ratatouille recipe will...

camping wish list

Camping Equipment Wish List

I LOVE camping, either in the wild or at a camp site. It’s a cheap way to travel and it’s a great way to feel in touch with nature, which is what makes me happy. Here’s some bits of camping...

Climbing In The Peak District

My First Trad Climbing Experience

So I’ve been climbing indoors for a few months now, but I’m not consistent with my visits to the wall (at all!). I mean, who wants to get stuck in a gym on a warm summer evening? I like climbing, but being...

Wild Camping In Snowdonia

Wild Camping In Snowdonia

Last month I joined a group of backpackers (Ryan, Mark, Ruth and Sarah) for an awesome weekend hiking through the Carneddau, and wild camping in Snowdonia. I’ve only ever slept in huts when doing multi-day hikes, so wild camping was...

hiking wish list

Hiking Kit Wish List

Here’s a little roundup of some bits of hiking kit I REALLY like.   1. Deuter Futura 30 SL- 30L is the perfect size for a day hike when the weather forecast is uncertain and you want to take waterproofs...

Camping In The South Downs

Camping In The South Downs

I finally took the plunge. I went camping in the (rainy) UK! I only ever camped in a camper on this wet island and the thought of setting up a tent in the rain always made me… cringe. It turns...

Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera

Looking for a healthy but filling dish to make when you have friends coming round? The Healthy Veggie’s pasta primavera recipe will do the trick. Yes, it features complex carbs, but the sauce is super healthy and fresh, so you...

Low Carb Zucchini Pasta

Low Carb Zucchini Pasta

Craving pasta while you’re trying to eat low carb? Don’t worry, you can easily trick yourself into thinking you’re having it with this pasta-free zucchini ‘pasta’ recipe. Yes, pasta free! No complex carbs required, no sir. You can cook the...

Scrambling In Joshua Tree National Park

Scrambling In Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park may not be one of the most famous National Parks of California, but it is definitely worth a visit. The deserts, mountains, vegetation and rocks create a unique, otherworldly scenery. The Park was named after Joshua...

Elephant Seal Watching

Elephant Seal Watching In California

If you’re planning a road trip in California, Piedras Blancas, in San Simeon (CA), is a spot on the coast between San Francisco and L.A. you want to include in your route. Here, you’ll find an elephant seals rookery that is...

Grand Canyon - Walk The South Rim

Grand Canyon – Walk The South Rim

The Grand Canyon… Seeing this massive 277-mile-long crack in the earth carved by the Colorado River in Arizona, was definitely on my bucket list (along with a thousand other things, of course).  This year I finally managed to have a...

Dried apricot treat

Dried Apricots Treat

Struggling with those sweet cravings again? Don’t worry, The Healthy Veggie’s got your back. Try my dried apricots treat next time you’re about to grab a chocolate bar. It’s a fibre-packed snack ready in a second that you can enjoy...

Healthier Vegetarian Fry Up

Healthier Vegetarian Fry-Up

It’s Sunday! And everyone’s having fatty (read tempting) fry-ups. Living a healthier life doesn’t mean you need to have fat free yogurt on a Sunday morning, if you don’t fancy it! Treat yourself to a healthier vegetarian British breakfast sometimes...

Lebanese Moussaka Fakeaway

Lebanese Moussaka Fakeaway

My favourite takeaway meal is lebanese moussaka with rice. It’s so delicious, but very unhealthy! So I’ve decided to create my own recipe. We all need some fakeaway in our lives sometimes after all. Serves 4 Prep 30 minutes Cook 1...

Swim With Wild Dolphins

Swimming With Wild Dolphins

There is a U-shaped coral reef in the middle of the Red Sea, a couple of hours from the shores of Marsa Alam, where spinner dolphins go to sleep, rest and play every morning. They leave in the early afternoon,...

Gingery Noodles With Mushrooms

Gingery Noodles With Mushrooms

Who doesn’t like noodles? I mean, they’re SO tasty! Especially stir fried with some veggies and soy sauce. I’ve already talked profusely about my love for Japanese cuisine on The Healthy Veggie – here you can find my miso noodle...

Baked Sweet Potato With Feta

Baked Sweet Potato With Feta

One of the reasons why I LOVE living in the UK is the chance of creating fusion cuisine at home anytime you like. The supermarkets are full of imported products and most people are familiar with foreign cuisines. The Brits...

Yogurt Delight

Yoghurt Delight

Who said dessert has to be unhealthy? We all know sugar, especially refined sugar, is BAD for us and that we should stay away from it; but for people with a sweet tooth like me it’s hard to say no...

Spinach And Goat's Cheese Pittas

Spinach And Goat’s Cheese Pittas

Fancy something super quick to make that is also yummy, filling and healthy? This recipe is right up your street then. Try The Healthy Veggie’s spinach and goat’s cheese pittas for a tasty carbs and protein boost. Serves 2 Prep...

Cycle Commuting

Cycle Commuting? Yes Please!

I’ve been thinking about getting a bike for two years (pretty much since I moved back to London), but I was too worried I wouldn’t use it much or that it would get stolen or other  reasonable… EXCUSES. One day,...

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