split red lentils

Red Lentil, Rice and Coconut Soup Recipe

This soup ticks so many boxes. It’s easy to make even if you’re not really a cook. It’s cheap. It tastes delicious and it’s highly nutritious too. Do remember, in case you’re getting put off by all this worthiness, that it tastes delicious and is easy to make.

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vegan salad

How to make the best vegan salad

I regularly post salad pics on Instagram, and people often comment how tasty and interesting they look. So here’s how to make great vegan salads without a lot of effort and planning. A vegan salad recipe for the disorganised.

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milk, cheese, etc.

Is dairy actually bad for you?

Do we need to drink cow’s milk to be healthy? Are there downsides to drinking lots of milk? If you don’t drink milk, do you need a calcium supplement. There are scientists and doctors who think cow’s milk is close to a perfect food for us humans. There are others who believe it can lead to eczema, acne and cancer.

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kale for vegan sandwich spread

Vegan recipe – kale and cashew nut pate for sandwiches and crackers

This vegan recipe solves two problems in one. It makes an interesting vegan filling for sandwiches. New vegans often ask for ideas for sandwich fillings. This would be ideal. You can also serve it on toast or crackers or have it as a dip with raw veggies. Secondly, It gets you eating more brassicas (more on this in a minute). It has very few ingredients. In fact you may already have them in your store cupboard. And it takes only minutes to make. We went to a neighbours for dinner. They are not vegan but cooked us a lovely meal that they’d found in a free vegan cookery booklet from the Filippo Berio olive oil company. There were some interesting recipes in it, but this one really caught my eye. I’m glad it did, because it’s so tasty, nutritious and easy to make. Ingredients: 150 gm (1 cup) cashew 50 gm (just under a cup) baby kale 1-2 garlic cloves 75 ml (a quarter of a cup) of olive oil 2 tablespoons of lemon juice …

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