From Sigiriya we took a tuk tuk across to Polonnaruwa, one of Sri Lanka's ancient capitals. It was first declared the capital in 1070 by King Vijayabahu. There are many ancient buildings and temples there that we're built between 1500 and 800 years ago, most notably, the ones by King Parakramabahu who placed irrigation systems throughout the region… Continue reading Hiring a bicycle in Polonnaruwa
The train to Sigiriya was long and bumpy, but interesting and fun. We rushed to get there and to get a ticket in time, so didn't have a chance for breakfast, that meant our only option was to sample the on-board snacks. Sellers would get on at one stop and off at the next, walking… Continue reading Steps in Sigiriya
Since my time travelling South East Asia previously, I had the dream to visit Sri Lanka. The Pearl in the Indian Ocean, with lush jungles, stunning beaches, a variety of wildlife and especially delicious food, it seems like a Paradise island! I semi-planned a trip here last year but I waited too long to book… Continue reading Business class planes to third class trains…
Summary Nutrition Appearance (in coffee) Taste (on own) Total Score Cost (if no offer) Oatly Barista 30 20 19 69 £1.80 Hazelnut 25 19 15 59 £1.60 Rice 25 18 15 58 £1.00 Oat 30 9 17 56 £1.40 Almond 25 18 13 56 £1.40 Cashew 25 10 15 50 £1.60 Coconut 25 10 13… Continue reading Which alternative milk is the best? Nutrition, taste, appearance, cost: A blinded scientific(ish…) study.
This dish uses a meat substitute and was one of the first dishes I made vegan as it was just a simple substitute of chicken to Quorn. Whilst substitute meats aren't the most healthy compared to fresh food, Quorn is not too bad. It's relatively high in protein, low in fat and has a much… Continue reading Quick and easy Quorn korma
A lot of my dishes are served with rice - I genuinely love rice, it's cheap, easy and this recipe means it's super tasty too! The recipe is also versatile as I'll discuss at the end. Please enjoy! Ingredients: Basmati rice - get some good quality rice, it makes a difference, honest! Coconut Oil Salt… Continue reading Perfect basmati rice, every time!
How many times have you bought a pumpkin for Halloween for the sole purpose of scooping out the inside and chucking it away just so you could put a candle inside? I know I've done it too many times... But, no more! If you want to make the most of your humble pumpkin this year,… Continue reading How to make the most of your pumpkin: Vegan pumpkin pie, roasted pumpkin seeds and Jack o lanterns!