Vegan Holiday Cooking – Vegan Stuffing

Ingredients 1 large loaf whole-grain bread or 2 small baguettes, cubed & set out to dry overnight 100g uncooked green lentils 3 Tbsp olive oil or vegan butter 1 white onion, diced 2stalks celery, diced salt & pepper 800 ml vegetable stock made with 2 cubes ( For stuffing) 350 ml vegetable stock made with…

Meat Free Monday – Vegan Vegetable Burger

Ingredients 3 tbsp. olive oil, divided 60g sweetcorn 7/8 button mushrooms 3 scallions (spring onions) diced 1/2 red bell pepper, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp. cumin 1 carrot, grated 1 small potato, grated 30g cup silken (soft) tofu Salt and pepper to taste 60g breadcrumbs   Method   Blend the silken tofu until…

Vegan Shopping Simplified

After you have decided to become vegan there are a few obstacles which you will face and will overcome for me one of the most difficult obstacles I faced was the shopping list. Suddenly faced with the prospect of new shops with different layouts, some shops with very expensive products and some that seemed too…

Meat Free Monday 2 – Vegan Cashew Cheese

Ingredients 250g cashews 2 garlic cloves (minced) 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1 zested lemon, 2 lemons, juiced 180 ml water 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast 1/2 tsp sea salt 2 Tbsp olive oil Method Put your cashews in a bowl of cold water the night before cover with cling film. The next morning drain them and…

Carrot Based Vegan Veggie Burger

  2 large carrots 400 g can mix beans 1 onion 3/4 tsp dried rosemary 3/4 tsp dried thyme 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp curry powder 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup / 80 g whole wheat flour or oat flour Olive oil   Wash the carrots, I like to leave the peel on for…

Whats in a rainbow?

So we’ve all been told we should eat a rainbow but is there more to colour than meets the eye? What’s in a colour? RED Red fruits and vegetables contain lycopene a powerful antioxidant which reduces the risk of cancer and is good for the heart. PURPLE /BLUE Purple or blue coloured fruits and vegetables…

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…

Hydration in Sport

Euhydration is the state of being in water balance. The human body is made up of approximately 60% water. It is a component of our cells, blood plasma, spinal fluid, eyes and joints among many other sources. This water content of a person will vary with age and a person who is overweight will contain…

Superfoods Part 1 – Acai V.S. Blueberry

There is no scientific definition of a superfood. Foods that have slipped into this category are acai, cacao powder and goji berries and they have done so because it is believed that they contain higher than usual levels of much-needed vitamins and minerals and also anti-oxidants. Five years ago foods that made up this list…

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…