Veganuary Blues: The Surprising Challenge With Going Vegan

When I decided to go vegan, I thought my toughest challenge would be life without Ben & Jerry’s Peanut Butter Cup ice cream. As a Wellness Coach, I don’t like admitting that this thought momentarily put into question my entire decision.  But, sense prevailed. Values come before cheap pleasures and so I pushed ahead. GoingContinue reading “Veganuary Blues: The Surprising Challenge With Going Vegan”

Sweet Potato Nut Roast

1 hour 10 mins total 10 mins prep 1 hour cook time -2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes -1 medium carrot, grated -1 small red onion, chopped -100g chestnut mushrooms, finely chopped -8 almonds, chopped -8 brazil nuts, chopped -8 walnuts, chopped -8 cooked chestnuts, chopped  -1 tbsp dairy free butter/spread -2Continue reading “Sweet Potato Nut Roast”

Spiced Carrot Bagel Sandwich

5 mins total 5 mins prep time -1 medium carrot, grated -2 slices of raw leek, chopped -1 tbsp vegan mayo -7 cashews, chopped -½ tsp cajun spice -I tbsp fresh coriander chopped (optional) -1 GF bagel -1 leaf of Romaine lettuce -3 slices of cucumber -Vegan butter Mix the first six ingredients together inContinue reading “Spiced Carrot Bagel Sandwich”

Polenta and Veggies in a Tomato Sauce

30 mins Total 5 mins prep 25 mins cook time -Polenta, 2 cups rinsed  -1 carrot, chopped -1 pak choi, chopped -1 celery stalk, chopped -1 courgette, sliced or chopped -2 large handfuls of spinach -1 small handful of rocket -1 portion homemade tomato sauce* -Zest of 1 lemon -1 tsp dried oregano  -2 tbspContinue reading “Polenta and Veggies in a Tomato Sauce”

Homemade Tomato Sauce

20 mins Total -1 small onion, chopped (optional; leave out if on a low fodmap diet -1 carrot, chopped (optional; this is great if you’re used to shop bought sauces which have added sugar. Carrots are naturally sweet) -1 can of chopped tomatoes  -1 splash of balsamic vinegar  -2 cloves garlic, minced (optional; leave outContinue reading “Homemade Tomato Sauce”