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…

Vegan Holiday Cooking – Week 1 – Starters.

In the lead up to the holidays, I have decided to upload a vegan holiday recipe every Tuesday. These will be based on my own childhood Christmas dinners but I hope there will be something there everyone will enjoy.  Recipes will be simple to prepare and cook. So whether you’re struggling to cook for a…

Vegan Diet For Diabetics

Type 2 diabetes is spreading fast. Over 21 million people have been diagnosed with the disease in the United States, triple the number from 1990. Type 2 diabetes has devastating health consequences.  It may lead to blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, and stroke. When you are diagnosed with diabetes the treatment is a diet change….

Roasted Stuffed Cauliflower

Ingredients 1 large or 2 small cauliflowers (about 850g) 5 tbsp olive oil 4 tbsp breadcrumbs 250g kale chopped 1 tbsp milled linseed 1 onion chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped ½ small pack sage leaves chopped ½ small pack rosemary leaves chopped 150g cooked chestnuts finely chopped, plus 30g for the topping 2 lemons zested…

Pesto Pasta

Ingredients. 200g spaghetti 2 ears corn, shucked 1 medium yellow squash cubed 1 medium courgette cubed. 1 small bell pepper chopped 4 green onions sliced thinly 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 lemon store-bought refrigerated pesto 200g cherry tomatoes. 4 stalks, packed fresh parsley, chopped Garlic oil (or prepare this by adding one minced garlic clove…

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…

Where did Popeye get his muscles?

Protein is an incredibly important nutrient in everyone’s diet. If you are a vegan or a vegetarian you will meet a lot of people who are very concerned about your protein status. Protein is composed of amino acids there are 20 amino acids in total and different combinations of this makeup all the proteins in…

So you’ve just become a vegetarian?

First of all congratulations! You have taken a big step and your decision should not be belittled. The first couple of weeks can be tricky territory. So the aim of this blog is to help you across a couple of humps that you may face. Explaining to people   The decision that you have made…

So you’re thinking of turning Vegetarian.

  The fact that you have clicked on this blog means you are considering vegetarianism. Good for you! Now I must make this clear this is not intended to encourage everyone to be vegetarian, this is just intended for those people who need the extra little push. Losing weight   A diet without meat is…