Parsnips in Syrup and Mustard (5+30 Min, Vegan)

Parsnips in Syrup and Mustard. True beauty is on the inside (of an oven) | #sidedish #Christmas #vegan |

Best parsnips ever. A bold claim to be sure. But you’ll never know unless you try them hey? Ever since I was young, parsnips were always there at Christmas dinner. Often looking lonely and forlorn. I was never a big fan; I found them boring and somehow lacking – especially …

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Honey Glazed Carrots in Tarragon and Mint (20 Min, Vegan)

Delicious soft honey glazed carrots complemented with tarragon and mint for that real Christmassy flavour | #Christmas #vegetarian |

Honey Glazed Carrots – integral to pretty much any Christmas lunch. Easy to do wrong, even easier to do right. There are so many different versions out there – but we think we’ve created the best. Tarragon goes really well when combined with sweet things – and carrots are a …

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Bad Ass Nut Roast (30+40 Min, Vegetarian)

Modern nut roast. Minimum fuss, maximum taste. Prep Time 30 minutes, Roast Time 40 minutes | #maincourse #Christmas #vegetarian |

Boring, bland, heavy and uncreative. Nut roasts get a real bad press. And why? Well, probably because they were, to be fair. But no longer! The humble nut roast has always been the go-to recipe for a Christmas meat-free alternative, but they often turn out dry and lacking a certain …

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Traffic and Income Report November 2014

November Incomer and Traffic Report 2014 |

November has passed and we’re now going into our sixth month of blogging. Did we get more visitors? What worked and what didn’t work? Will we soon be appearing on television? All those questions will be answered here! We’ve documented the traffic and income from the very beginning of our …

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Colourful Christmas Slaw (20 Min, Vegan)

Colourful Christmas Slaw. Ready in 20 mins. | #sidedish #vegan |

Ah, slaw. Much like it’s older brother, the nut roast, it’s not cool. It just isn’t. Perhaps it never will be. But that’s ok. Not everything can be cool, right? And anyway, it’s got a lot going for it. Just look at it – imagine how hot your Christmas dinner …

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Crowd-Pleasing Potato Gratin (20+40 Min, Vegetarian)

Crowd-Pleasing Potato Gratin. Prep Time 20 minutes, Bake Time 40 minutes | #Christmas #vegetarian |

Finding it tough to stay away from meat around Christmas? Are your friends and family constantly turning their noses up at your suggestions of meat free dishes? Laughing at your attempt to make vegetarian dishes good enough for the dinner table? Well, you probably won’t convince your grandma to rethink …

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Traditional German Mulled Wine (30 Min)

Traditional German Mulled Wine. Ready to drink in 30 minutes | #wine #christmasdrinks |

Christmas is for………………..? If you’re asked that question there are a million replies you might give. Perhaps ‘family’ or ‘friends’ would top your list. Or maybe you spiritual ones out there would reply with ‘remembering Jesus’ or ‘church’. Well, just for a short time, HurryTheFoodUp is becoming HurryTheDrinksUp and we …

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Avocado Chickpea Salad (5 Min, Vegetarian)

Avocado Chickpea Salad. Ready in 5 minutes | #lunch #vegetarian |

Every day at work you’re asked “Are you coming for lunch?” Sure you are, and probably to some restaurant that has a crappy veggie option tucked onto the menu as an afterthought. And to rub salt in the wound, it was low in protein and isn’t gonna help you rebuild …

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Red Onion Soup (20 Min, Vegan)

Awesome and lightning quick red onion soup. Ready in 20 minutes | #dinner #vegan |

This isn’t French, and it doesn’t take hours. Don’t get me wrong, a slow-cooked, caramelised onion soup is hard to beat – we even have one in our forthcoming cookbook. But finding the time for such a beast isn’t always easy. So, here’s our 20 minute version. And it’s awesome. …

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Cinnamon Baked Pears (5+25 Min, Vegetarian)

Easy Baked Pears. Prep Time 5 minutes, Bake Time 25 minutes | #dessert #vegetarian |

Here’s what’s happening: your cooking skills leave a lot to be desired, you’re knackered after a long shift and your date has just text you to say they’re on their way round. You’ve already botched the starter, slaughtered the main course and are just beginning to lose all hope of …

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Traffic and Income Report October 2014

Income and Traffic Report October 2014 |

It’s about time to write about our income and traffic performance from October! If you are a new reader, feel free to check out our older reports as well. Dave and I started this blog in July 2014 and we have been documenting our journey ever since our first visitor. …

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Delicious Fake Lo Mein (20 Min, Vegan)

Delicious Fake Lo Mein. Ready in 20 minutes | #dinner #vegan |

I always wanted to post a stir fry recipe! But there were always problems when I tested various recipes. First: I don’t have a wok, so I have to be able to use a pan. Second: I don’t have cooking oil suitable for high temperature frying (eg. peanut oil). Without …

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Quick British Eggy Bread Breakfast (10 Min, Vegetarian)

Great British Eggy Bread. Ready in 10 minutes | #breakfast #vegetarian |

Living abroad is an incredible experience, and I have no intention of changing that anytime soon. Hamburg, my adopted city, is both very similar and very different to my home – Britain. It’s around this time of year when the pull of home starts to get stronger, for me at …

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Metrics For Food Blogger Pirates

Let me ask you a question: what are the key metrics for making your food blog successful? If you were not able to answer this within 10 seconds then this post might be for you. The Metric Overload We all have Google Analytics and we have AWeber or Mailchimp Analytics, …

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18 Veggie Protein Salad Bombs to Grow Your Biceps Instantly

18 Vegan and Vegetarian High Protein Salads |

Ok, I’ll admit the title is a little over the top. But it’s true, these salads have loads of protein! Vegetarians and especially vegans often get asked “And where do you get your protein?” Even though this is an annoying question, everbody on a veggie diet has to admit that …

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Arugula Lentil Salad From Heaven (12 Min, Vegan)

Arugula and Lentil Salad with easy to find ingredients. It’s simple, tasty, vegan and really healthy! |

Arugula Lentil Salad with easy to find ingredients. It’s simple, tasty, vegan and really healthy! When Howie first told me he’d just tried an awesome new recipe I fully believed him – but my heart sank when he told me it was an Arugula Lentil Salad. Not because it’s a …

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