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Slow Baked Sweet Potato with Rocket, Spinach and Sautéed Oyster Mushrooms

Slow Baked Sweet Potato with Rocket, Spinach and Sautéed Oyster Mushrooms
 I was looking in the cupboard this evening and sort of got that blank feeling, you know the type, ‘I don’t feel like thinking, I don’t feel like cooking but I feel like eating something yummy…’ I ended up making this meal, so easy and quick and very tasty indeed.And I started with a...

Chargrilled Mixed Vegetable with Black Pepper and Olive Oil

Chargrilled Mixed Vegetable with Black Pepper and Olive Oil
 There’s something extremely irritating about the pitying look people give you on hot summer barbeque days when you say you don’t eat meat. It’s like they feel there’s nothing even vaguely enjoyable about a barbeque if you can’t pig out on a ton of meat.Of course I’ve learned, that I must cook triple what...

Fresh Kale Salad with Turmeric

Fresh Kale Salad with Turmeric Recipe
 After using turmeric in soups and curries, here is a very different and interesting salad recipe. It is highly anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-biotic, anti-septic and anti-cancer. Here, we have used turmeric to prepare and very simple salad dressing. Use a fresh turmeric piece or dry turmeric powder to make this salad dressing. Use veggies of...

Arugula, Orange & Fennel Salad

Arugula, Orange & Fennel Salad Recipe
 In a small bowl place the orange juice, orange zests, ginger, and pepper. Mix it well. Season with salt and whisk in oil. Using a sharp knife, peel the oranges by cutting the skin and white pith away. Cut the oranges into crosswise slices. Arrange the arugula leaves on a serving plate and top...

Lentils and Braised Vegetables

Lentils and Braised Vegetables Recipe
 I had some friends round for a meal a couple of nights ago. He’s a chef so he knows his stuff so the meal had to impress but she’s a new vegan. One who, in one fell swoop, knocked all sorts of foods out of her diet to claim this vegan status. While she’s...

Crunchy Baked Corn on the Cob

Crunchy Baked Corn on the Cob Recipe
 ‘You’re invited to our summer barbeque’. The idea strikes dread into the heart of every vegan and vegetarian because the standard foods make their tried and tested way out into salad bowls on wobbly picnic tables tend to be the same, same, same. I wanted to make something a little bit different this time...

Chickpea and Spinach Curry

Chickpea and Spinach Curry Recipe
 A quick and super-healthy meal, this curry is packed with nutrients – Iron and Folic Acid in chickpeas, Vitamin C in spinach, Lycopen in tomatoes. It is low in calories and makes a perfect quick dinner. Ingredients 1 medium onion 2 garlic cloves 1 tblsp olive oil 2 tblsp curry spice or 1 tblsp curry paste 400 g canned tomatoes 800...

Warm Pesto Mushrooms and Roast Sweet Potatoes

Warm Pesto Mushrooms and Roast Sweet Potatoes Recipe
 Research shows that there are at least 9 reasons to eat sweet potatoes. So, quite apart from the fact this dish is brilliantly easy to make it’s also very healthy and keeps the tummy happy and full for longer.Sweet potato contains copper which helps our bodies produce collagen which keeps our muscles healthy, and,...

Roast Almond, Fresh Soya Beans and Avocado Salad

Roast Almond, Fresh Soya Beans and Avocado Salad Recipe
I’m still on a health kick drive to detox after my holiday and in this recipe I cover all sorts of health bases in one meal. Avocados lower cholesterol and dilate blood vessels while blocking artery-destroying toxicity. They contain a nutrient called glutathione, which is said to block around 30 different carcinogens whilst helping...

Beetroot and Cranberry Salad

Beetroot and Cranberry Salad Recipe
 Having spent an entire two-week holiday eating like a little piggy with both feet in the trough, the time has come, as I shake off the jetlag and do piles of laundry, to enjoy a nice detox!Used to be that this (a detox) was, in my eyes, a punishment. People who detoxed were sad,...

Vegan Quinoa Meal

Vegan Quinoa Meal Recipe
 This is a vegan healthy dish which can be prepared in advance and served straight out of the fridge. It is a recipe that is similar to oatmeal with milk, but this recipe scores with its vegan delight along with the goodness of quinoa. Almond milk is prepared when almonds are soaked in water for...

Dal Bhat Soup

Dal Bhat Soup Recipe
 When you’re travelling in Nepal you get T shirts that state proudly “Dal Bhat – 24 hour power”.  It’s true. This dish is an exceptional powerhouse of energy and nutrition. It’s also delicious, easy to make, cheap and you can freeze it.Dal (which are the lentils) and bhat (which is the rice) is something...

Three Bean Soup Recipe

Three Bean Soup Recipe
 I love this soup because I’m basically lazy and it’s a very quick, energy saving, energy boost that’s cheap and healthy and takes very little time to make. For busy people trying to stay on top of their health and diet this is perfect.I like to incorporate chick peas in my diet because they’re...

Gnocchi with Zucchini and Peas

Gnocchi with Zucchini and Peas
I chose gnocchi because I needed a break from cold salads and peas are such a scrummy, under respected vegetable.Peas are anti-oxidants, high in vitamin C and loads of other nutrients but low in fat. It’s also said that eating peas, which contain coumestrol, can help prevent stomach cancer.This is such a tasty dish...

Green Chickpeas with Tomatoes, Onion and Bok Choy

Green Chickpeas with Tomatoes, Onion and Bok Choy
 Compact salad or salad in a jar, whatever we may call it, is a way to make salad more flexible and portable; ensuring that it is available to eat at the time and place we need, instantly.Generally we mix all the salad ingredients with the dressing and serve it fresh, otherwise the ingredients start...

Vegan and Gluten Free Minestrone Soup

Vegan and Gluten Free Minestrone Soup
Minestrone is a thick soup of Italian origin made with vegetables, often with the addition of pasta or rice.Common ingredients include beans, onions, celery, carrots, stock, and tomatoes. It has no fixed recipe, just take your favorite veggies, boil them in water with beans, and add rice or pasta to make it a complete...

Fennel and Radish Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette

Fennel and Radish Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette
Fennel, which is crunchy and sweet with a faint overlay of aniseed / liquorice flavour is hailed as a super veg. Particularly well respected for its anti-inflammatory properties. Having recently gone back to the gym after an overly long Christmas break I was aching all over and felt I needed a good boost.Fennel, whilst...

Vegan Kale and Lentil Meatballs

Vegan Kale and Lentil Meatballs
Traditionally, meatballs are made from ground meat mixed with onion, spices and other ingredients. The below recipe is a vegan version. The core ingredient of the recipe is lentils, which are great source of protein, fiber and iron. These are not only vegan but healthy too as instead of being fried they are baked...


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