Vegan Holiday Cooking 3 – Centrepiece- Nutroast

  Ingredients 100g onion 1 medium carrot 35g Mushrooms 50g red lentils 600ml vegetable stock 1 can kidney beans 60g mixed nuts (pecan, walnut and hazelnuts) 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tsp dried thyme 1tbsp rosemary Pinch of cayenne pepper 2 tsp mixed spice 200g oatmeal 1 tsp ground pepper Salt…

Vegan Potato Salad

Ingredients ~10 large uncooked potatoes 660 g can of peas 200 g chopped dill pickles 3 heaping Tbsp chopped fresh or dried dill 530 ml vegan mayo (I recommend the happy pear) ¾ tsp salt ½ tsp ground black pepper   Directions: Wash the potatoes and parboil the potatoes with the skin on them in…

Why Choose a Vegan Diet?

A vegan diet can be very rich in nutrients. By switching to a vegan diet you will rely on other healthier foods. In the case of whole foods plant-based diet, these will be whole grains, fruit, vegetables, beans, peas, nuts and seeds. This will mean and higher intake of beneficial nutrients when compared to an…

10 ways gaining weight is easier in the 21st Century

  Ready Meals   In previous years you had to cook a meal before you would eat it. If you found yourself placing 4 tbsp. of salt into your dinner you would catch yourself on. Now it all comes in a nice little box and other than the basic Chicken curry and Rice, how many…

10 places to eat as a Vegetarian/Vegan in Donegal

When you think of food and Co. Donegal there’s really only one thing that springs to mind – Fish. Donegal Catch*. Now you would imagine it is not the most ideal place to be a vegetarian.  With the selection of vegetarian options in supermarkets on the rise, I’m taking this opportunity to look at the…

Tomato Soup

Recipe Name: Tomato Soup Prep Time:10 minutes Cooking time: ~1 hour Serves- 4 for dinner or 6 for lunch Ingredients 25kg tomatoes I medium onion 1 small carrot 1 celery stick 2 tsp of olive oil 2 tsp tomato puree Pinch of sugar 2 pints of vegetable stock (made with two stock cubes)   Method…

Whats on your plate?

So if you’ve been reading my new blog you’ll have noted that I am a vegan. If I’m 100% honest my reasons for choosing this diet were not originally nutritional. During studying there was a field trip to a “chicken factory” and after seeing that I realised I couldn’t possibly eat meat anymore. The link…