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Beginners Guide to Plant Based Eating

Great! You’re ready to include more plant-based meals into your diet. Here are 25 helpful tips to get you started and keep you going. 1. Remember your ‘why’ When things feel wobbly it’s good to remember why you made the switch to a plant-based diet in the first place. Your motivators may go something like this: I […]

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vegan chocolate kake recipe

Vegan Chocolate Cake

This vegan chocolate cake has done the rounds of our community. It’s been trotted out since all our kids were little – not necessarily because it’s vegan but because it’s yummy and has never let anyone down. There are multiple variations ranging from sweeter to less fat needed, adding beetroot, using coffee or miso. How […]

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goji balls

Goji balls

Goji berries are like a secret nutritional weapon. They punch way above other dried fruits and berries. Packed with plant protein they also deliver antioxidants and iron in one hit. They are however quite chewy so if your food processor isn’t super powerful be sure to soak them in hot water for several minutes. If […]

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Balsamic Lentils

This recipe is the fancy version of what I take to work for lunch. Lentils plain and simple cooked in a nice stock with salt & pepper; utterly delicious. Serve with cauliflower puree and steamed broccoli or asparagus. Nice also with crusty bread, salad and a glass of red! Ingredients 1.5 cups dry French green […]

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Lime & Raspberry Coconut Loaf

If ever there was an easy vegan loaf it’s this one. Inspired by my partner’s ex wife’s partner’s mother (we like to keep things in the family!) I’ve added in the lime & raspberries with lime drizzle over the top. In its plainest form it’s completely delicious – so if you have neither lime nor […]

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pumpkin bean pilav

Roasted Pumpkin Bean Pilav with Rosemary

If you’ve time to throw a tray of roasted veges in the oven then this dish comes together pretty quickly. Here we combine, buttery beans, sweet pumpkin, nutty bulghur wheat and fragrant rosemary & garlic. It’s a good filling combo that works beautifully for a weekend lunch served with fresh salad or wilted greens. You […]

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red cabbage

Roasted Red Cabbage

If there was ever a silver lining to lockdown it was this! It’s the BEST thing you’ll ever do with red cabbage! What’s important here is time & wine. You’re aiming for succulence and a pleasing chewy outer layer. It pairs beautifully with mash and roasted baby onions & carrots. Or you can roast potato […]

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vegan fush cakes

Vegan Crabby Patties

Or you could call them vegan fush cakes, chickpea patties …. Topped with a tartare sauce they’re pretty convincing. Be sure to have the nori in them for that seaside taste. Cooking chickpeas from scratch is super easy and I think you get a way better result. They’re plumper and more buttery. Follow the steps […]

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Creamy Cauliflower Bisque with Mushrooms & Thyme

Cauliflower bisque is taken to new heights with the addition of mushrooms. This is a rich soup. Super creamy & super satisfying. It’s comfort food 101 and an appealing way to get kids eating cauliflower. What makes it creamy? There are a few techniques that create a creamy taste & feel in the plant-based realm. […]

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Mexican Bean Soup with Crispy Tortilla Chips

Mexican soup combines all my favourite ingredients in one hearty, spicy bowl. Cooking your own beans from scratch is the ultimate satisfaction. It just takes a little forethought and there are so many things you can do with them – soup, chili, salads, dips. Cans are fine too but let me run through how to […]

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Mushroom Chickpea Masala

Mushroom Chickpea Masala

This dish is a great reminder of the power of garnishing well. Here fresh aromatics alongside the crunch of toasted sesame seeds and sweetness of chutney add layers of flavour and interest. Garnish wildly! Ingredients Serves 4 1 onion, chopped1-inch fresh ginger, minced2 garlic, minced1 tsp oil2 cups mushrooms1 sachet tikka masala (or butter chicken) […]

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