portobello n’peach burger

Now I know a mushroom burger is nothing new, but this one with the chargrilled peaches just takes it to another level.  Served with sweet potato chips roasted in the even, sprinkle of sea salt, seventh heaven !!  Read this on Design Sponge and just had to share


  • 6 portobello mushrooms
  • 6 peaches
  • 6 sweet potatoes
  • 6 burger buns of your choice
  • 100 g fresh pea sprouts
  • 5 small roman tomatoes, sliced
  • 5 small spring onions, sliced
  • fresh thyme
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Marinade Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 lemon
  • salt & pepper

Guacamole Ingredients

  • 4 avocados
  • 5 small Roma tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

in the kitchen with: green kitchen stories’ portobello burger | Design*Sponge.


trying to maintain a vegetarian diet without getting bored and having to eat bowls of beans has been a bit of a challenge of late.  Being a carnivore most of my life. one day I just awoke with the need to stop, something was telling me that my energy was too dense, that I needed to feel lighter, and so I just stopped munching the flesh.  I wasnt’t that I was a huge meat eater, but I think it was more out of habit and the need to eat protien.  Why this need suddenly dissipated is a mystery, but I do feel better for it for sure.  The only thing being, is that pulses and grains leave me feeling  little bloated, so have to be a little more creative in the food making stakes……………..  tonight efforts centred around kirsty’s homegrown veg, fresh from her garden, some rice, nut kind of loaf mix formed into burger shapes with red peppers, spring onions and flat leaf parsley.  they were tasty but a bit mushy, but the rosemary roasted potatoes went down a treat.

Eggs and cheese I am reducing too, I was beginning to OD on these, every breakfast in fact, omlettes, scrambled, poached and fried !   not anymore, porridge oats cooked with water until thick and  creamy, scoop into bowl with a spoonful of cream on top !!  Thanks Andreas Moritz for letting me know a little cream and butter are ok !!  I purchased and carried out a liver flush from his now famous book.

Wow, where did all the time go?

I cannot believe I have not posted in such a long time……..  It wasn’t conscious decision however not to post, but it has been a time of  being with me, processing life.  With my move to my new office, life has taken on a different pace, my old routine has gone out of the window and a new “place” is taking residence within. Been busy finding “homes” for everything, keeping it streamlined and creating a light inspiring space within to provide an environment that doesn’t feel like the normal” going to work” .    I think its working…………….  My day starts sitting here



Having a coffee, checking to see if there is anything that I need to know before I start to answer emails and get down to business here


Afternoon tea, is sitting here,


or perhaps sharing on our large central table here