Peas

You CAN teach an old dog….

Made in Hackney Local Food Kitchen I recently facilitated a Made In Hackney 6 week interactive cookery class for stroke survivors. Made In Hackney https://madeinhackney.org are the UK’s only eco community kitchen. They teach people about healthy eating through interactive community sessions and have what I would describe as a ‘wholefood’ or plant based food policy, […]

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Flat breads with borlotti bean, mint and lemon dip

Super quick flat breads with borlotti bean, mint and lemon dip

There’s loads of research on the therapeutic benefits of bread making and this week I’ve been teaching children with special educational needs how to make flatbreads. Some of the children seemed to particularly enjoy making their breads into their favourite cartoon characters (this wasn’t quite my intention, but  an added bonus and the end result […]

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Tofu hash

Tofu hash

With the rise in veganism, quite a few sayvy cafes and restaurants are adding this type of brunch dish to their menus. This dish, which is kind of a mixture between a hash and shakshuka makes a great weekend brunch, when you fancy something cooked, that doesn’t feature dairy. The tofu replaces the eggs, meaning you still get […]

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choc cake

Raw chocolate and coconut cake

This cake is very simple and quick to make with the aid of a food processor. It is dairy, gluten and refined sugar free. The recipe calls for Cacao (although you can also use cocoa), which means ‘food of the gods’. Cacoa is the seed from the tree used to make chocolate, so it’s chocolate in it’s purest […]

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Chermoula aubergine and chickpea tagine

Vote in and eat in!!

Big day today for the UK and EU referendum. Don’t worry I’m not going to launch into a political rant, but for so many reasons, I am hoping of course that we remain (the thought of leaving depresses me and is as bad as the thought of Trump getting voted in).  Also today I am cooking for […]

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'Bayanatu' Ethiopian fasting (vegetarian) plate

Vegetarian in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a vegetarian and vegan’s paradise, especially on Wednesdays and Fridays which are ‘fasting days’  when no meat, fish or dairy products are consumed. I timed my trip well, as I visited during Ethiopian lent, when for a period of 55 days many Ethiopians will fast until 3pm everyday and give up meat, fish […]

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Venice Carnival

This February we celebrated my friend Cecilia’s birthday at the Venice carnival. If you’ve never been, I would add this to your bucket list. A perfect excuse for people watching, taking photos of strangers in costumes (who will even pose for you and not tell you to get lost), being in strangers photos and drinking […]

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Seville: luckily oranges are not the only fruit!

I recently spent a long weekend with three close girlfriends in Seville. Fellow vegetarians might be put off by the dead carcasses hanging from the ceilings of many bars, but it has certainly come along a long way since I visited about 8 years ago, where there is a pretty good selection of vegetarian food if you […]

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