All posts tagged: food

Vegan plant based spinach falafel with tahini dressing and homemade pitta bread

Spinach Falafel and Homemade Pitta Bread | Is Veganism a Diet?

I have been posting a few different bread recipes recently, and I think it’s because I am craving a variety. If we want anything other than white rolls or plain sliced bread here the only option is to make it ourselves, there simply is no variety what so ever. Thinking of all the foods I am missing so much, (including big field mushrooms, fresh olives, crusty brown bread, baby leaf salads, fresh tofu, among other things) makes me realise how privileged I am to come from UK where eating like this is even a possibility. I have been making a conscious effort to concentrate on creating interesting recipes from the easy and cheap local ingredients available. Going back to the vegan basics of beans, lentils and veggies. I think its very important that vegan food should be accessible to everyone, not just the priviledged and rich who can live everyday on 100% raw, specialist superfoods diets, and shopping exclusively at Wholefoods, Waitrose or expensive health food shops etc. This is not an option for the …

Eating Rainbows

For years I have tried eat by this simple rule… EAT LOTS OF COLOURS I am far from being a nutritionist but I have been very interested in the subject and try to learn as much as I can, especially after being a chief cook on board a vegan ship and therefore becoming responsible for not only my own health but the nutrition of all the crew! All fruits and veggies contain phytonutrients, which are plant compounds that work to improve your health. It seems many people have forgotten that that is what food is for! To restore, repair, energise and replenish your body with all the nutrients and minerals that it needs to keep it going. And each colour food contains different essentials that your body needs. Its a pretty easy way to help ensure your eating a balanced diet. So step away from the beige and eat some rainbows!!   GREEN Green foods are loaded with lutein, zeaxanthin and carotenoids which help lower risk of eye disease, heart disease and skin cancer. They …