As the cooler weather transitions in, I slowly transition the raw salads out. In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), ideally you should eat cooling and warming foods during the cooler seasons and cooling foods in the warmer months. This doesn’t necessarily mean in the form of temperature or heat but the metaphysical concepts behind the food. I am not perfect with this form of eating for your constitution although my digestion and wellbeing is definitely happier when I eat cooked and warming foods during Autumn/ Winter.
It’s hard to believe that I used to literally fear the thought of having a mouthful of pasta let alone a plate of it and boy, am I glad I snapped myself out of it! Carbohydrates… any food in general, should not be feared however in this current day and age where there is always a [food] trend to partake, it’s hard to know what is worthwhile.
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.
Happy weekend pals! Those from the Southern Hemisphere, I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful Spring sunshine (and not suffering from the much-dreaded hay fever like I have randomly started!). I’ve been craving some muesli bar-like snacks for awhile and came up with this recipe using organic puffed quinoa that I found at my local health food store.
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.
If there is one thing I miss since transitioning to a plantbased lifestyle, it is eggs. I used to justify the consumption of eggs as ok if they were “organic and free-range” however my more ethical and vegan-educated mind now knows that eggs are still eggs. I used to always make a large tray of frittatas or quiches up to last a few days for lunches and now I can make eggless versions thanks to the existence of chickpea aka besan flour.
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?