Calendula, carrot and turmeric chai cookies (GF)

On this day I had lots of organic carrots that I purchased on special. On this day I was craving carrot cake. On this day I was also craving cookies. All healthy and vegan versions of course. Combine all this and I have a tray of carrot cake cookies laden with secret untraditional ingredients- because that’s how I roll….roll into bed with a  belly full of cookies that is!

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Japanese pumpkin and adzuki bean masala stew (GF)

Oh look, another curry recipe! What can I say apart from the fact that this chilly afternoon weather makes me crave comforting yet nourishing and grounding food. To be honest, I wasn’t actually intending on making another curry but I guess adding coconut milk to a savoury spicy dish kinda makes it one right?

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Sweet potato and lentil pie (GF)

I must admit that even pre-vegan, I was never a fan of shepherds pie (or potato-topped pie to some of you). I was never a fan of mashed potato- strange I know, or mince. However, my husband absolutely loved it and over the last couple of years I have created several different versions of this dish using chunky mashed potato/sweet potato and lentils.

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Banana, passionfruit and pecan cake (GFO)

So on this chilly, winter’s day I should be studying for my upcoming exam but to true Diana-style, it seems that I’d rather procrastinate or moreso, procrastibake. Fast forward an hour or so and here I have an amazing banana, passionfruit and pecan cake using wholemeal spelt flour and passionfruit yoghurt. So soft. So comforting. So delicious.

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Savoury sweet potato loaf (GF)

I must admit that when it comes to baking, savoury isn’t really my go-to. I guess it is because I prefer the sweet satisfaction of creating something from scratch as it reminds me of my childhood baking with my grandmother. This sweet potato savoury loaf is a delicious, nourishing and satisfying option for breakfast with avocado or peanut butter.

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Mung bean dahl

Oh hello, here is another curry recipe! My love for curry recipes especially dahl is never-ending especially during autumn and winter when our body thrives on the nourishing, grounding and healing spices. Mung bean, like any other legume is high in plant based protein, complex carbohydrates and fibre amongst micronutrients like folate. Throw these nourishing ingredients in a pot and let it simmer away for the hour and voila, a nutrient-dense, hearty meal is ready with plenty of leftovers for future meals.

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Homemade flatbreads with chilli chickpea and crunchy kale chips (GF)

I am utterly obsessed with chickpeas at the moment whether it is roasted until crunchy, ground into a flour or added to curries/ chilli recipes. This meal is laden with plenty of plantbased protein and fibre amongst folate, vitamin B and prebiotics for a healthy gut. Although the meal sounds a little fancy and maybe a little complicated, it truly isn’t!

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