One may be aware of my love for lentils and beans- all legumes in fact! They are so versatile, packed full of nutrients including fibre, protein and folate and are so affordable especially when purchased in bulk. Lentils in particular are higher in protein compared to beans and are an excellent source of B vitamins and iron.
Not a day goes by without a dose of my beloved matcha, usually as a soy matcha latte. When my love for matcha, chocolate and cookies combine, it results in these delicious cookies. These have the perfect combination with a subtle hint of matcha powder and melty [vegan] chocolate chips.
On this day, I realised that I had legumes for lunch, snacks and dinner! I don’t think there is nothing wrong with that especially in a plantbased diet especially if the legumes are sourced organically and sustainable. Legumes are cheap and are an excellent source of fibre, protein, folate, vitamin B, magnesium and can be used in so many different dishes. Say hello to the humble yet absolutely delicious peanut butter brownies with a salted caramel. Sounds luxurious and guilt-laden right? Fear not- these are wholefoods based and use organic, homecooked chickpeas!
Oh look, another potato recipe! Who doesn’t love the humble potato though. A powerhouse of nutrients despite the confusion in society where they are considered unhealthy due to their carbohydrate component. But what people do not realise is that potatoes are not unhealthy however it is the way that they are cooked that makes the difference. This recipe incorporates organic potatoes that are firstly boiled before being halved, stuffed and baked.
I am usually a creature of habit when it comes to my breakfasts, often sticking with peanut butter on sprouted toast, chia pudding of some sort or the occasional oats. This recipe uses buckwheat flour which I mill out of activated buckwheat groats as well as a plantbased version of buttermilk. Served with blueberry and maple syrup swirled coconut yoghurt, this dish was the perfect Sunday breakfast in front of the fireplace with a warm matcha latte.
I have made these quinoa fritters numerous times in a variety of different flavours but this Mediterranean fusion is my favourite. Quinoa is a gluten-free pseudograin and is technically a seed. Being a complete protein, it contains all 20 amino acids that are required by the body to function properly.
It is no secret that a majority of my lunch and dinners are some sort of nourish-bowl. You can see the ideal components of a nourish bowl here. This bowl is satisfying and warming during the cooler days thanks to the additional of dried chilli flakes in the baked tempeh and the fresh garlic and ginger in the sautéed kale. I have used my favourite lupin and wild red rice tempeh in this recipe which is soy-free and locally made.