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Sprouted Oats

Sprouted Oats

Grains are the edible seeds of cereal plants and, given the right environment, they will germinate and grow. When we sprout grains we are allowing them to partially germinate. Unsprouted grains contain lots of nutrients, but some are poorly absorbed by human people due to […]

Dried Fruit

Dried Fruit

I usually check the ingredients label of everything I buy, but for some reason I hadn’t noticed that our raisins had added oil. Now in the grand scheme of things 1% oil isn’t going to make much difference, but even so I went on a […]

The Best Bought Stock!

The Best Bought Stock!

If you look at the ingredients list of most vegetable stock powders you’ll see they contain A LOT of stuff! After searching around for some proper stock I tried some stock concentrates made by the company ‘9 Meals From Anarchy’. They make a few varieties […]

Rustic Passata

Rustic Passata

Rustic passata is one of my favourite ingredients. It’s crushed tomatoes, so somewhere between a tin of chopped tomatoes and smooth passata. I don’t like smooth passata: too slimy! If you can’t find the rustic variety then roughly blitz a tin of tomatoes in a […]

My Thoughts On Tofu

My Thoughts On Tofu

I’m not a fan of fried or baked tofu because, even if it starts out crispy, it inevitably ends up chewy. So when I use firm tofu I tend to add it cold to the finished dish, or just warm it through slightly. I used […]