15 February 2020

Chili Garlic Tofu Stir Fry

Even when you're short of time, you can still pull together a delicious and healthy meal like this chili garlic tofu stir fry. It's packed with flavour, has just a few ingredients and can be ready in 15 minutes. 

The sauce is a little spicy, salty and sweet and pairs wonderfully with some white and wild rice, but wholegrain rice will work great too if you're not pressed for time. This dish is also loaded with protein, iron, calcium and vitamin C, packing some essential nutrition in!

9 February 2020

Kale Pesto Pasta

Despite being posted almost 5 years ago now my one pot cheesy broccoli pasta continues to be a firm favourite of this blog. This isn't quite one pot, but it is one pot, plus one blender (or food processor), for a delicious, everyday pasta dish ready in under 15 minutes. Creamy, yet bright vegan pesto pasta made with black kale, parsley and hemp seeds, with broccoli and cannellini beans.

It's the best of both worlds - healthy and comfort food and you needn't worry about it tasting too green - it's fresh, vibrant, a little garlicky and creamy too. It's packed full of the good stuff and will soon become one of those meals on your rotating menu of dishes - the ones you have up your sleeve for weeknights, that you can feel good about, knowing you're nourishing yourself and also enjoy your bowl of comfort, letting you put your feet up as soon as possible.

2 February 2020

Mediterranean Veg & Butter Bean Mash

Fragrant, herby roasted Mediterranean veg with vine tomatoes, fresh basil and creamy butter bean mash. A delicious, healthy meal that's ready in just 30 minutes. A great dish for any time and the leftovers make a delicious lunch too! 

Butter bean mash is really easy to make and a great, more nutritious alternative to potato mash. It's super creamy and a little fluffy too, a great way to get more beans into your diet. Beans are loaded with protein and fibre and are low in fat too - they have plenty of vitamins and minerals and will help to regulate your blood sugar, also keeping you fuller for longer. 

28 January 2020

Vegan Egg Fried Rice

Egg fried rice is a takeaway classic, this is my vegan version using seasoned tofu. It's just as, if not even more delicious and a great side dish to a fake-away feast, or serve up as a main dish with a little hot-sauce drizzled on top. 

The tofu is seasoned using a little Chinese 5 spice, garlic powder, turmeric and the secret ingredient that makes this taste a little eggy - black salt (kala namak). Black salt is actually pink in colour and it contains sulphur, giving your vegan fried rice that signature taste, a little goes a long way and it's a great ingredient to have in the cupboard. I used wholegrain rice and fried it in a little sesame oil and 5 spice, before adding the peas and stirring through the tofu to create this delicious classic, made vegan.

19 January 2020

Vegan Nutrition Guide

It's over halfway through Veganuary; you might have tried some supermarket and restaurant vegan options, are starting to find your favourite things to cook and may be beginning to think about how to ensure your vegan diet gives you everything you need nutritionally. Here's my nutrition guide, covering the major nutrients, tips, supplements and plenty of recipes which feature these ingredients and nutrients!

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I'm a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) with the Association for Nutrition (AfN), I studied nutrition at university and graduated a few years ago. There's a lot of conflicting information out there on vegan nutrition, so I thought I'd write up a post with all the key information all in one place to help you out. Leave a comment below with your thoughts and any questions you might have!