Tag Archives : plant based

Satay Vegetables


Something quick and easy for you this week. It was late. I was hungry! We had vegetables left over from a barbecue and I had just seen a picture of satay chicken, so I thought, let’s try satay vegetables! It worked! These vegetables still have their own taste but are covered in a sticky peanut sauce, then sprinkled with that…

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Summer Fun


The sun is shining, it is the school holidays and not much cooking is going on here! We’ve been munching on watermelon slices, watermelon cubes and watermelon pizza! πŸ˜› We’ve made watermelon smoothies and watermelon cocktails! We’re fortunate that we have several Asian Supermarkets nearby and they stock the tastiest, biggest watermelons that would probably be too oval and too…

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Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream


It. Is. Hot! Like, baking hot! This is the U.K. It doesn’t do hot! At least, it didn’t! The last couple of days have been around 33c (91f) and that for us, when summer usually averages around 20c (68f) is very hot! Hence no cooking, just salads and ice-lollies this week! Oh and I so forgot how delicious this simple…

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Lentil Daal


How can something so simple be so tasty! πŸ™‚ This is red split lentils, spiced up to a delicious warming fragrant bowl of daal! We made this as part of a meal to eat with courgette & okra curry, samosas, brown lentil & spinach curry and of course rice, poppadoms and raita. This daal was my favourite! I love daal…

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Mini Veggie Burgers


Well, these went down amazingly well! πŸ™‚ As with most things in the Life Diet Health kitchen, they weren’t planned, they just kind of evolved! It started with a pack of mushrooms that were saying ‘eat me’ so I chopped them up and cooked them with an onion and some garlic, then wondered how I could make a meal for…

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Exciting Stuff! Banana Blossom Flower Fish!


Yes! Banana blossom flowers are a thing! πŸ˜€ Banana blossom is the blossom from a banana tree! πŸ˜› I guess you didn’t see that coming! πŸ˜› On a banana tree, there is a deep purple pod, and I believe the male pods would not turn into bananas if left, so you’re not harming the fruit production of the tree if…

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Easy BBQ idea


It might actually, dare I say it, be Summer! πŸ™‚ The UK is not known for it’s great amounts of sunshine, but finally the rain, storms and winds have died down and we are promised a weekend full of glorious weather! Great weather = great food = barbeque time! πŸ˜€ Yay! Okay, if you’re a meat eater, barbeques are a…

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Appearances can be deceptive… this is not scrambled egg!


I have been wanting to try this for such a long time and I had all the ingredients! I think, because scrambled egg always left a lingering taste, that I was just not ready to try it. Well… more fool me! πŸ˜› This is so much better than scrambled egg! I almost had the boys fooled, but they knew I…

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Sticky Chocolate Cupcakes


Chocolate. Cake. I could just leave it at that as I’m sure you totally get it! πŸ˜› Okay, I won’t, I’ll tell you that these chocolate cupcakes are moist, indulgent and chocolatey, made only of plant based ingredients but able to fool the most unlikely of munchers! πŸ™‚ Of course, you can dress them up, add some fancy piping, buttercream…

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