Vegan, Gluten-free Nut Roast and Stuffing

This nut roast it utterly delicious. A celebration of nuts and seeds with gluten-free bread crumbs. The first half can be used as a stuffing for vegetables such as mushrooms or peppers. Simply add linseeds and walnuts to make a wonderful nut roast. Keith’s Celebration Stuffing 1 onion […]

Mung Bean & Brown Rice Keith-cheri

The purpose of a main course is to be the highlight of any meal—just like my wife was at our wedding. Her eight bridesmaids were like the side dishes, they complemented the bride but in no way outshone her. In French dining the main course follows an entrée […]

Diabetes: the Shocking Forecast & the Simple Solution

Today I caught the headline that 1 in 4 hospital beds will be occupied by diabetics in 11 years. Also that the number of young people with diabetes is increasing: 1 in 8 diabetics are under 40. 90% of Type 2 diabetics are overweight. We all know this […]

How to keep your cool on a summer holiday

Although we look forward to our summer holidays all year, it’s surprising how stressful having fun and relaxing can be! Driving, travelling, hold ups and airport security take a heavy toll. It’s easy to lose your cool and break the whole illusion. Getting cross or running out of […]

Aboriginal Wisdom about Food

I have visited Australia a number of times over the past few years teaching yoga and Ayurveda to share the knowledge and wisdom from India with lots of students. After a while I realised that Australia has its own ancient wisdom so this time I decided to delve […]

Aboriginal Sacred Knowledge

Here I interview Tjanara Goreng Goreng, author of the no-holds-barred memoir “A Long Way From No Go” where she reveals in breath-taking honesty why Aboriginal sacred knowledge (how to bring the rain and look after the land) isn’t shared. But also how it could be made possible. What’s […]

The Ultimate Vegan Barbecue – Tandoori Special

You might think Christmas Lunch is the main time when the family’s vegans and meat-eaters are going to meet head on. Just when you thought it was safe to come out of the kitchen… the Summer Barbecue Season presents itself. Barbecues are perfect for when you want to […]

Cook Once, Eat Twice with a Slow Cooker

It’s National Vegetarian Week at the moment. So it’s a great chance to try out some plant-based vegan recipes. But like a lot of things it’s easier said than done! So I have created a whole week of recipes to get you started. Where you cook once and […]

Keith’s Multi Coloured Kaleidoscope Soup

This is one of my best creations so far… the fabulous multi-coloured kaleidoscope soup.   First make a wonderful orange soup as the base. I made one with split peas, squash and sweet potatoes. I put the following ingredients in a slow cooker on a medium or high […]

Keith’s multi-coloured raw, vegan desserts with ginger, orange and peppermint

I was delighted to meet Katherine de Watterville recently at the Vegan Life Show as I’m currently writing a vegan cookbook and she introduced me to a fantastic range of therapeutic-grade essential oils. The great thing about these oils is their purity. Not diluted in any way, the […]

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Pumpkin seed tales and delicious Pumpkin Soup recipe

Pumpkins, a type of squash, have been cultivated in the Americas since ancient times. The pumpkin seed, like the hemp seed, is high in good-quality protein. Both are also high in iron, zinc, magnesium and omega-3 essential fatty acids. Herbal medicine regards pumpkin seeds as an important parasitic […]

European cooking styles in relation to Ayurveda

Ayurveda has its roots in the Indian sub-continent, so it’s only natural that most Ayurvedic food is based on the Indian-style of cooking—using herbs and spices from that area. Culturally India has a strong tradition of vegetarianism, meaning the cuisine is nutritionally balanced without the use of meat. […]

Fats & Oils – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Knowing which fats and oils to eat (and which to avoid) has become ever more confusing with so many different opinions having been expressed over the last few decades. I remember being told to eat margarine instead of butter. Then to avoid all saturated fats and to use […]

Raw, Sugar-free, Gluten-free, Vegan Christmas Pudding

This delicious Christmas Pudding is totally raw, vegan, sugar-free and gluten-free. It will amaze your friends because it is so tasty and absolutely packed with healthy fats. A key ingredient is coconut oil. It’s highly nutritious and rich in the healthy, shorter length fatty acids—making it easy to […]

Vegan Mixed Bean Chilli

A meat-free meal basically requires replacing meat with vegetable protein. The best plant-based protein sources are pulses (beans and lentils), although many people tend to be a bit wary of them, thinking you have to be up all night soaking them. Yes, some beans do need soaking but […]

Ayurvedic Scotch Broth

You may not think of Scotch broth as a typical Ayurvedic dish—but to me it is! That’s because it is made with the seasonal and local ingredients that are perfectly suited to the climate here in Wales, England and Scotland. The barley, peas and vegetables are really nourishing […]

Help! I’m Teaching Indian Cooking to a Gujarati Group

We have all heard of the phrase ‘Taking coals to Newcastle’ but how about ‘Taking chapattis to a Gujarati cooking group in Bolton?’. This week I dared to do just that… and my chappatis weren’t even that round!   I was at Bolton Hindu Centre showing a Gujarati […]

Keith’s Crispy Dosa Recipe

You might think fast food is a relatively recent phenomenon, and that the idea came from the USA. But the South Indians have been at it for thousands of years! Unlike a lot of western fast food—South Indian fast food is healthy, quick and tasty. It’s South Indian […]

Cooking with St Valentine’s

Today is Valentine’s Day and its good to remember the first one which was nearly 2000 years ago in Roman times. Valentine was a priest before Christianity was recognised in Rome and he was imprisoned for his beliefs. But that didn’t stop him performing wonderful miracles. While in […]

Cooking with Love

In life, all you need is love. In the kitchen, it’s cooking with love. ‘Cooking with Love’ means just that—turning an everyday activity into something magical. What’s the secret? Simply that the way you cook (and eat) is just as important as the food itself. Like me, this […]

From Malta with Love

Looking for a warm, central location for our world wide team to meet up (from the UK, Europe and Australia), we though where better than Malta? Located in the centre of the Mediterranean, Malta is derived from the words ‘medi’ (middle) and ‘terrain’ (earth) so literally means the […]

The Australian ‘Cooking with Love’ Story

The story of the Australian and UK books starts together. They were both conceived in my mind about 6 years ago (see Cooking with Love Story). The story of the Australian and UK books starts together. They were both conceived in my mind about 6 years ago. Throughout […]

Ayurvedic Sweet Potato Curry

Today at the Dru Yoga Centre in Snowdonia I made the Ayurvedic Sweet Potato Curry a recipe from our new book ‘Cooking with Love’. This was the result enough for 40 people. It is a nice light vegetable dish, meaning there was plenty of space left for lots […]

The ‘Cooking with Love’ Story

Four years ago I finally decided to write the book I had been promising myself and everyone else. So I got out my notepad and started writing a few notes, trying to be creative. I soon realised that a blank piece of paper can be quite intimidating. I […]

Keith’s Bear Breakfast and Quiz

For my birthday I was told we were off to the mountains to see snow leopards, bears and red pandas. I thought I was in for a trip to the Himalayas, but after a 20 minute drive we arrived at the Welsh Mountain Zoo in nearby Colwyn Bay. […]

Ayurvedic Daily Routine – Dinacharya

Most of us have a cleaning routine in the morning, and with a little ayurvedic knowhow it can be turned into a super daily ayurvedic detox. It is probably not that much longer that we spend in the bathroom anyway, also you can save time applying less non […]

Cookery Workshop in Belgium

Can you imagine a country that: Makes 22kg of finest chocolate per person per year Has 1000 varieties of beer That invented chips? Is this country some kind of food heaven? No just a short hop over the English Channel and you are in Belgium—a food lovers paradise! […]

Keith’s Top 10 Health Tips

‘All you need is love’ applies to food too. I have put this as my first tip, because it is the least recognised, but most important one! I call it vitamin L and most of us are sadly deficient in it! Like mothers food, or a romantic meal. […]

Detox with Fresh Juice

Juicing is a great way to start the day, detox, and supplement your nutrition naturally. It transforms simple vegetables into a delicious drink and the nutrients are in a natural liquid form making them easy to absorb. It’s so easy, try chewing 5 carrots, see how long it […]

Try-Athlon with Keith

‘Last which shall be first, and there are the first which shall be last’ – Luke 14 verse 30 A few months ago Sandra from Dimensions suggested I could help with the swimming at the Rhyl Triathlon. Seemed a good idea at the time and I did get […]

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How the Kangeroo Got Her Pouch

This is the story of how Australia’s most iconic animal got its pouch. A long time ago the creator got bored and thought, ‘Today I will go down into my own creation and check how everything is going.’ He looked at the earth and decided to visit Australia. […]

Keith’s Australian Adventures 1: The Story of the Platypus

Earlier this year we had an amazing trip to Australia. One of the highlights was visiting Healesville Sancuary near Melbourne and it was there I met my first real platypus. The Story of the Platypus We also found a beautiful Aboriginal story about them. Long ago a young […]

Detox Diary – Part 1

I normally do a good week of detoxing in the spring and autumn, but I also like to do a day or two every month. especially this time of year after enjoying myself too much over the Christmas holidays! Keiths Tip: If you want to try this for […]

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Yogic Eye Exercises: Sore Eyes

If life is becoming a bit of a blur, it might be time to give your eyes a bit of TLC with some yogic eye exercises. Like all yoga, eye exercises aren’t new, they have been used for thousands of years. But these days we are focused more […]

How to Make a Swan, from an Apple!

Twenty minutes down the road from where I live, at Llanfairfechan (that’s Welsh for ‘The Little Church of St. Mary’) there are a pair of friendly wild swans who I’ve trained to eat out of my hand. They enjoy celebrity status in the area, and are always well fed and […]

Anna Yoga Comic Strip

Just wanted to illustrate the main concepts of Anna Yoga, the yoga of food a bit more, see Anna Yoga Blog. First and foremost the main ingredient ‘love’ can be added to the simplest of dishes. Even beans on toast can be prepared in a loving and awareful way! On […]

Make an Appointment with Yourself: Self Massage

Everyone loves a massage, and an oil massage is one of the fastest ways to get grounded and balance your ayurvedic doshas. Massage is often a rare treat though, it’s great to have one done for you, but my philosophy is…why wait? Twice a week I give myself a great Ayurvedic massage—all […]

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Liver Cleanse Smoothie Recipe

Liver Cleansing Periodic clearing out your liver is one of the most powerful things you can do to improve your health, vitality and lifespan. The liver, is your own recycling and refuse plant. Any toxins from food or drink gets sorted out there, as well as the bodies […]

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Detox Pathway: How to detox your five essential organs

Ageing isn’t as inevitable as we might feel. In fact, a lot of the slowing down process (joints seizing up and general decrepitation) isn’t always just down to the passing of years. It can be that our organs, tissues and joints are really clogged up with toxins and just […]

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Wong Keith’s Veggie Mock Duck

As you can guess the waiters at Wong Kei’s aren’t normally available to give friendly advice and recipes – that is if you want to try to make the dishes at home. But by using our finely tuned sense of taste, and a bit of time dissecting the meal […]

Christmas Recipe 3: Delicious Lemony Brussell Sprouts & Parsnip & Potato Mash

Final part for the Christmas Veggie Recipes for this year. My Brussel Sprout dish is really a miracle because even lukewarm and soggy sprouts taste great with this recipe. The Saffron Potato and Parsnip Mash is perfect too because the saffron makes it sound posh enough for Christmas. […]

Cooking Adventures: Caught on Camera!

Food is a form of art… da Vinci would be proud!

Creative and imaginative people always expand into new areas of thought.  Where to next for plant-based food? Being vegetarian or vegan has for decades been a part of alternative culture. Now it is becoming quite normal which is great news! The numbers of vegans are growing fast and […]

Luxury Kitcheri – yes it’s Keith-cheri

The easiest way to make a protein-rich, vegan main dish is to simply mix pulses and grains together. In India this type of dish is called ‘kitcheri’ and it is one of the staple foods in northern parts of India. Kitcheri is a generic term for rice and […]

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