Tag Archives : dinner

Mixed Bean Soup (Vegan & Free-From)


Ooo I’ve been cooking this week! SO many delicious dishes in the Life Diet Health kitchen this week I don’t know which to share with you first! The weather has changed, school is now back in full swing and Autumn is well and truly here. It is definitely soup for lunch weather and this week I’ve made a delicious hearty soup…

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Aubergine & Chickpea Vegan Bake


Aubergine & Chickpea Vegan Bake So, I am another year older 😀 and have spent almost the whole week being spoilt one way or another! I’ve seen friends, eaten out, been to my parents, had presents, cake, chocolate, been shopping and even been to the park! 😀 Have a look… Anyway, the recipe which I am sharing today is inspired by two…

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Green Banana Nut Cutlets – Vegan & Free-From


Green Banana Nut Cutlets – Vegan & Free-From Stay there… don’t run away! 😛 This recipe intrigued me when I first heard about it from Zeba @FoodfortheSoul 🙂 So I went out and sourced green bananas! Not plaintains- actual green bananas!!! If you’ve never had green bananas they are sticky! They are impossible to peel and they are rock solid!…

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Healthy Egg-Free Pancakes! Vegan & gluten free!


Healthy Egg-Free Pancakes! Vegan & gluten free! Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday or whatever else you like to call it, definitely calls for these lovely healthy filling pancakes! Much as the fact I eat pancakes at least once twice a week, I never get tired of them!   There’s no added sugar, ,no added fat, no gluten, no egg and no dairy… just…

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Kurdish Shifta. . . vegan and free-from


Shifta. . . vegan and free-from Shifta, not to be confused with Shifti (watermelon) is a traditionally Kurdish home cooked (and deep fried) food. Not often found in restaurants or as street-food, shifta are something you may not have come across – unless you are Kurdish, have Kurdish friends or Kurdish family! 😀 These little fritters are normally made from diced…

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Mushroom Stroganoff Dairy & Gluten Free!


Mushroom Stroganoff. DEGF Mushrooms! Yum! For a vegetarian or a vegan, mushrooms are one of those ‘meatier’ foods which you can actually sink your teeth into and chew! This stroganoff will allow you to do just that and savour all the goodness these fungi bring! Mushrooms are able to produce their own Vitamin D 🙂 when exposed to sunlight! If…

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Five minute flat bread! DEGF!


Five Minute Flat Bread Today is one of those waiting days! Waiting to see how one of best friends gets on! 🙂 Do you know how long each minute appears to be when you’re waiting! I keep looking at the clock but the time is never more than a minute since I last looked! I only have to wait another hour…

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Quick & Tasty Vegetable Rice


Quick & Tasty Vegetable Rice I had so many things to write today, little snippets I’d been saving but now my day has run away with me! This morning we have already had glorious bright glaring sunshine, followed by a giant black shadow throwing down bucket loads of rain, then the sunshine returning almost immediately! Looking outside now I can…

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Ten minute Peacorn Soup DEGF (Dairy. Egg. Gluten. Free.)


Ten Minute DEGF Peacorn Soup Cold? Tired? Hungry? Want to eat something nutritious and yummy in the next ten minutes? That was me yesterday lunchtime and I suddenly had the urge for pea soup! However, my poor freezer only had a handful of peas left and I was really looking forward to soup 🙁 but then I saw the frozen sweetcorn and…

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Anything in the cupboards? Mix it up veg!


Anything in the cupboards? Mix it up veg! February already! Valentines day will soon be here (for those of us it interests!) and I am working on some great recipes to tantalize those taste buds and get you in the mood for love! <3 Yesterday I found myself at a friends house at dinner time…a meat loving, dairy eating friend but…

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Tofu (Sesame) Tuesday! Dairy. Egg. Gluten. Free. (DEGF)


Tofu Sesame I think I must get myself a notebook just for recipes! I have in front of me six loose pieces of paper… none of which (I have just realised) have todays recipe on it! Oops! You could have the coconut ball recipe or variations of chocolate mud cake, chick peas, chilli, salad or sesame bites! Tofu! Over the weekend…

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Vegetarian DEGF Haggis… as it was Burns night!


Vegetarian DEGF Haggis So…yesterday was the first day since I’ve started this blog that I didn’t post anything. I started writing a post on my phone, then the phone rang and then I decided I would post a haggis recipe instead… but it took the rest of the day to create one worthy of posting! So… here it is a day late BUT…

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Chilli bean lunch pot (DEGF of course)!


Chilli bean lunch pot (DEGF)… Dairy. Egg. Gluten. Free. With the weather in the UK getting colder by the day I decided that some warming food was needed! This can be prepared in advance and quickly heated up for a filling and nutritious lunch. Alternatively cook it for dinner and serve with a jacket potato and a salad (note to…

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Tuesday Treat: DEGF Ice cream (Dairy. Egg. Gluten. Free)


Tuesday Treat: DEGF Ice cream It’s freezing cold! There is a shimmering frost all over my grass, my fence, my shed. The bird bath is frozen solid and where their food should be is just a glistening tray. So it’s cold! BUT… that doesn’t stop me wanting to eat ice cream! Well… not strictly ice cream per se but a…

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DEGF Warming Winter Lentil Soup (Dairy. Egg. Gluten. Free.)


DEGF Warming Winter Lentil Soup This recipe is one that is frequently made in our house and yesterday when I went in the kitchen I could smell the luscious lentils which my husband had decided to cook for lunch :-). This is a very easy recipe and the resulting dish is a nutritious meal packed full of protein, dietary fibre, iron,…

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Chick Pea Curry in a Hurry!


Chick Pea Curry in a Hurry This is one of my favourite meals at the minute. I love chick peas. I eat lots of chick peas! They are tasty, easy to prepare and can be used in all sorts of dishes. Chick peas also of course contain lots of protein… in fact chick peas are almost a fifth protein! A massive…

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Sizzling Marinated Tofu


Sizzling Marinated Tofu Here it is… the sizzling tofu recipe complete with photos taken with a real camera (sorry smartphone)! I had the tofu waiting for something exciting to happen and this is most definitely it! A gorgeous marinade inspired by sweet chilli sauce but with more of a kick :-). Marinate for as long as you can resist eating it…

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Mixed Pea Pepper: A quick & nutritious vegetarian meal.


Mixed Pea Pepper I am confident that today will be a better day! You can not imagine the time I wasted yesterday trying to do what should have been an easy and simple transaction! I spent an hour and a half at the train station and another hour on the phone to them and what was the outcome? I had…

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