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!

Wasabi Ginger Tofu Poke Bowls
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!

12 January 2020

Turmeric & Ginger Spiced Oats

Warming turmeric and ginger oats with spiced apple, sweet raisins and toasted almonds. A nutritious breakfast loaded with great ingredients, to keep you full throughout the morning!

On a cold winter's morning, there's nothing better than a warming bowl of oats, for that cosy feeling before braving the world. The turmeric adds a subtle savouriness to the oats that really compliments the slightly sharp and acidic flavour of the stewed apple, all brought together with sweet, chewy raisins, a drizzle of maple syrup and crunchy toasted almond flakes. 

8 January 2020

Sweet Potato, Chickpea & Spinach Curry

A creamy, coconut curry is definitely a vegan staple - this one's filled with soft sweet potato, protein-rich chickpeas and spinach. Served with zesty lime and coriander rice, but for an extra treat - papadums, mango chutney and spicy lime pickle all compliment this delicious curry!

A perfect mid-week meal, ready in around half an hour, using simple, easy to find ingredients. The base of the curry is made in a food processor for minimal time spent chopping too, it's low-effort, maximum enjoyment - what more could you want?

4 January 2020

Thai Quinoa Salad & Tofu Satay Skewers

Thai quinoa salad with a tangy lemongrass tamarind dressing, fresh herbs and crunchy veggies with grilled tofu skewers and creamy satay sauce. A great healthy and filling lunch this Veganuary. 

This isn't your average salad - it's loaded with flavour, textures and all the good things, including plenty of protein to keep you full throughout the afternoon. The salad will last about 3-4 days in the fridge, so is perfect to prep ahead of time at the weekend, pop it in your lunchbox and take it to work. 

1 January 2020

Sesame Aubergine & Oyster Mushrooms

Happy New Year and Happy Veganuary! You're in for a treat with this sticky Sesame aubergine and oyster mushrooms with toasted peanuts and spring onions, served with Jasmine rice and quick-pickled cucumber. 

This is my ultimate fake-away recipe, if they served this in a local restaurant I'd always be ordering it. It's sticky, sweet, salty and with a little kick of spice - absolutely packed with flavour - the aubergine is melt in your mouth, the oyster mushrooms perfectly chewy and the peanuts add that bit of crunch.