Me on Marcus plus 8 vegan recipes you may or may not know!

Noodle Salad For One

If you're not already privy to my Marcus Samuelsson contributions, let me fill you in. Since May of last year Marcus has kindly featured two weekly PeaSoupEats recipes (one savoury, one sweet) on his rather fantastic website, which has many amazing cooking tips, dishes, as well as a boat load of info on food and health. My kind of site.

Gluten and Soy Free Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting

Thus far I have resolved to not make any resolutions and instead appreciate what the past year has brought and what 2012 has yet to bring. I'm continually amazed at how unpredictable life can be and I can safely say that my Husband and I are now officially go with the flow people - plans are for suckers.

Super Duper Green Kale Smoothie

Okay, so we still make plans but are more prepared for those plans not to work out. You learn such things after moving your entire lives across the Atlantic only to have to return a mere two years later. These things happen. You deal with it and move on.

Chickpea and Eggplant Stew

If you had told me even a few months ago I would be sitting in my new London apartment about to embark on a fashion internship with the Daily Express I would've thought you were mad or at the very least delusional. And I am. In London. And I start my placement next Monday. Crazy.

Pistachio, Pecan and Goji Berry Bites

Throughout everything that's happened in 2011 - moving (again!), changing career - the two continuous things that have kept me grounded, happy, sane are my Husband (of course!) and my blog. Obviously, Ma, Pa and Sister get a mention too;)

Humdinger Hummus, Carrot, Cucumber, Avocado and Alfalfa Sprout Sandwich

In all seriousness though, this little blog has kept me going on many an occasion when I was feeling useless and gave me a much needed outlet. More significantly, I believe it has enabled me to flex those rusty writing muscles thus giving me the confidence to enter the world of fashion journalism and for that I am ever grateful.

Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Baked Oatmeal

It goes without saying (although I will say it) that I am so incredibly thankful to everyone who reads my blog. Without an audience this blogging lark would be a lot more difficult and I appreciate every view as if it were gold dust. Quite honestly, you are the reason I continue to write here, so to each and every one of you, thank you, thank you, a thousand times, thank you x

I started with noodles and therefore I will end with noodles - spotting a theme anyone? I think I can safely say noodles, chocolate and kale are my top 3 foods. Not a bad top 3 if you ask me!

Miso and Mung Bean Noodle Soup