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Grain Bowl

Grain Bowl

Grain bowls are quick, easy meals that are pretty portable. If you are in a rush you can buy precooked packets of brown rice, quinoa and other wholegrains, though if you have a bit more time it is cheaper to cook your own. Brown rice […]

My Thoughts On Tofu

My Thoughts On Tofu

I am picky when it comes to tofu. I’m not a fan of fried 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 […]

Avoiding Nuts

Avoiding Nuts

Lots of people are allergic to nuts so have to avoid at least certain varieties. Hopefully, if you have a nut allergy, then you can tolerate certain types of nuts, or at least seeds. I’ve filtered for nut free recipes but if you tolerate some […]

Fussy Eaters

Fussy Eaters

Now this refers to the mini variety of fussy eater, but I guess it applies to adults too! My children are not vegan and we do not restrict their diet in any way: they’re just too good at doing that themselves! Here are some tricks […]

Oil Free Cooking

Oil Free Cooking

I try to mainly eat whole foods which means that I don’t use much oil in my cooking. Oil is not a whole food: it no longer contains the fibre and water soluble parts of the seeds, nuts or fruit from which it was extracted, […]

My Favourite Milk

My Favourite Milk

My criteria for a great milk: first of all I don’t want it to be packed with thickeners, emulsifiers…etc; and secondly I want a milk that I can use for most things so I don’t have loads of cartons in the fridge. The milk that […]

Irritating Milk Cartons

Irritating Milk Cartons

Problems with plant milk cartons… Problem #1: There seems to be two types of pouring lip: the fatter shorter kind (Rude Health use these); and the skinnier longer type (Plenish use them). The fat kind are OK but the skinnier kind pour really badly in […]

Making Nut Milk at Home

Making Nut Milk at Home

To make nut milk you need to soak your nuts for a long time. The longer you soak them the more creamy the milk (though I’ve never soaked longer than 48hrs: after a while they would start to mould). You then wash them then blitz […]

Yeast Allergy

Yeast Allergy

Yeast allergy is a really tricky one to manage. Yeast isn’t a food as such (nutritional yeast aside), it’s a living organism, and it’s everywhere. It’s in most of us, it’s on the skin of fruit, it’s in the air… That’s how sourdough bread works: […]