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 […]
Keith combines his background in ayurveda, herbalism and yoga with over 30 years as a plant-based chef. Author of 'Cooking with Love' Keith is known for his highly engaging retreats, courses and workshops.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Coming soon! How to make this wonderful multi-coloured vegan soup from fresh ingredients.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Here are my very own vegan and sugar-free cake recipes cut up into long rectangles and made into this super healthy Battenberg Cake. The raw beetroot and 100% fruit jams give a vibrant colour and natural sweet taste without any sugar! The cakes are also made with super […]
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 […]
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 […]