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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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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Hasselback potatoes and chilli chickpeas (GF)

Once again, I wasn’t really going to be posting this recipe on the blog as it is so ridiculously easy however many individuals have enquired for it anyway. So here it is… although I feel like I should change my blog name to include the words “lentil obsession” in the domain. Just a note, if you have an over-eager husband who is currently going through a hot sauce phase; do NOT allow him near this dish. My beautiful hot-sauce crazed husband added half a bottle of habanero hot sauce in the dish when he was “helping out”. Yeah, my head only just slowly glued itself together a few days later…

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Slowcooked red lentil dahl (VG, GF)

Dahl, dahl, glorious dahl. A common staple for our dinners during these cooler months. I usually use organic split red lentils for this recipe although I also love it with split mung beans. High in iron, folate, complex carbohydrates, protein and fibre. Better yet, when traditionally combined with rice (I use a combination of organic brown and white basmati rice), the meal becomes an excellent source of complementary protein which is essential in a plant based lifestyle.

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“Creamy” polenta and slowcooked lentils (VG, GF)

Polenta is such a versatile grain that can be used for baking, making “creamy” polenta or crunchy polenta chips. Otherwise known as cornmeal depending on which part of the world you are from, it is a gluten-free grain that is considered a complex carbohydrate. My creamy polenta with slow cooked lentils is the ultimate comfort food for the evenings that have now become particularly chilly and the fireplace is asking to be lit.

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