Vegan excuses and a recipe that proves them wrong

People have a million and one excuses for not going vegan. I address one of them here and give them a recipe to prove them wrong.

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Herby leek and quinoa roll

Christmas dinner was a case of making it up as we went along this year but I was pleased with the way it turned out. Leeks, mushrooms, quinoa, cranberries and herbs inside puff pastry. What’s not to like? I served it with roasted potato, parsnip, sweet potato, beetroot and carrot, boiled cabbage and broccoli and…

Vegan Jungle Thai Curry

I first had this dish in the jungles of Northern Thailand under a golden statue of Buddha… actually that is a massive whopper. I first had this dish in an excellent Thai restaurant in Brighton and as soon as I got home had to find a recipe to make it myself. In the end I…

Buckwheat and Roasted Root Vegetables

I love buckwheat. It is nutty, warming, full of protein and nutritious. I can’t think of a better food for the early autumn that seems to be descending on England. I first read about this wonderful grain in my favourite non-vegan cookbook “The Vegetarian Hearth” by Darra Goldstein. The subtitle is “Recipes and Reflections for…

Malt Loaf

This is one of the easiest recipes I know and is something I make once a week. It is also very versatile. You can add whatever fruits and nuts you like and change it according to your needs. Lots of candied fruit for a high carb snack to keep you going out on the trails…