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Lentil Spaghetti Bolognese

Lentil Spaghetti Bolognese

Lentil spaghetti bolognese is vegan and nutritious. Plus lentils are cheaper even than the cheapest mince, not to mention better for you and the environment. I have mostly followed Nicky Clinch’s recipe for this one, although one could follow any spaghetti bolognese recipe and simply…

Pink Beetroot Porridge

Pink Beetroot Porridge

Fruitless beetroot porridge, crazy or not? My go to breakfast on my day off, when I want something sweet and satisfying without mixing fruit in there. Go beetroot! The benefit of having veg with your porridge instead of fruit, is that you’ll have a balanced…

Miso, is it really that healthy?

Miso, is it really that healthy?

What is Miso, how do we use it and what are its benefits? Miso usually comes in a form of paste, which is mainly used as a seasoning. It can enhance flavor of all kinds of dishes, but especially soups and sauces. A steaming bowl…

Plum and Poppy Seed Pie

Plum and Poppy Seed Pie

What the plum? Plum and poppy seed pie is a Czech classic, and here you’ll find it in a healthier, vegan and gluten free version and just as good, as the original. We were also using coconut sugar for extra sweetness and better dough texture.…

Lentil & Beetroot Pasta Sauce

Lentil & Beetroot Pasta Sauce

Beetroot pasta sauce you ask, really? Yes really! It does work, I promise. Homemade pasta sauce is just so much better than its shop bought counterparts and ketchup! Anyone can tell you that. If you’ve never tried to make one from scratch, I guarantee you’re…

Stir Fried Vegetables

Stir Fried Vegetables

This is a basic recipe for a stir fried vegetables, using seasonal produce. I went to a local farm shop this weekend and picked up whatever was on offer – leek, peppers, cavolo nero, and used it in this simple recipe. Use whichever vegetables you…

Thai Noodle Soup

Thai Noodle Soup

When it’s cold and wet outside, I am often in the mood for something spicy and warming, like this Thai noodle soup. It’s a delicious and comforting way to get lots of veggies and liquid in. Nutritionally, it’s best to use homemade vegetable stock, which…

Green Lentil Curry

Green Lentil Curry

This green lentil curry is a delicious and warming vegan dish, featuring onion squash aka Hokkaido pumpkin. It is a slightly modified version of this jimejinak.cz recipe. I did not have brown lentils, so I have used green, and I have made the curry a…

Vegan “Cheesy” Pasta Sauce

Vegan “Cheesy” Pasta Sauce

This “cheesy” pasta sauce is another variation on vegan mac’n’cheese style sauces. I have chosen to include onion squash, aka Hokkaido pumpkin in it, to give it a nice yellow colour. One could use carrot instead. Nutritional yeast adds cheesy flavour. I have inspired myself…

Paprika Butter Beans

Paprika Butter Beans

Paprika Butter Beans in this version is one of the simplest vegan versions of a traditional Czech dish (which usually uses chicken). I made this for a quick lunch today, as I had some leftover cooked butter beans in the fridge. If I had any…