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Baked Falafel

Baked Falafel

 

I love making falafels. I make them ahead of time and have them ready for a quick snack or served with homous for a quick lunch with a fresh salad.

Health Benefits  -  Gluten Free, Low Sugar Nut Free, Soy Free

Brussels sprout, chestnut and sage risotto 4

Brussels Sprout, Chestnut and Sage Risotto

  A risotto is a great meal to serve as a vegetarian or vegan option for special occasions. Brussels sprouts and chestnuts are easily available over the winter months in most supermarkets.

Health Benefits  -  Ingredients with anti-cancer effects

Buckwheat Noodles with a Creamy Green Pea & Kale Sauce

Buckwheat Noodles with a Creamy Green Pea & Kale Sauce

  This is a fabulous, quick comforting noodle dish made using soba noodles (buckwheat noodles) served with a vivid bright green sauce made from kale, peas, basil and a little garlic. There are two versions: Vegetarian version adds Parmesan cheese to finish the sauce and the VEGAN version adds nutritional yeast as an alternative to Parmesan cheese.

Health Benefits  -  Plant based. Source of prebiotics.

Butternut Squash, Ginger and Coconut Laksa with Prawn, Chicken or Tofu

Butternut Squash, Ginger and Coconut Laksa with Prawn, Chicken or Tofu

This dish is delicious and satisfying. Its flavour comes from an aromatic mix of herbs and spices including soothing ginger and coriander. It is a versatile dish and can be easily adapted for meat and fish eaters or vegetarians.
 Health Benefits  - healthy gut, good source of fibre and protein

Courgette shakshuka

Courgette shakshuka

 

This recipe is inspired by the sensational Middle Eastern dish made from spicy peppers and onions topped with eggs. In this version courgettes are spiralised and stir fried with sunflower seeds and herbs.

 

Health Benefits  -  high in fibre and good for gut health 

Easter Roast with Fondant Potatoes and Lemon Thyme Gravy

Easter Roast with Fondant Potatoes and Lemon Thyme Gravy

  Seitan makes a fantastic alternative to nut roast as the centrepiece for a lavish family Sunday dinner with all the trimmings. Our seitan roast is accompanied with creamy fondant potatoes and a delicious thyme gravy, along with a nice selection of side vegetables.

Health Benefits  -   it is high in protein, Vegetarian, Dairy free, Nut free, Egg  free

Full English Vegan Fry Up

Full English Vegan Fry Up

  This fabulous vegan fry up is tasty and filling and contains a wealth of gut-friendly ingredients.

Health Benefits  -  good source of protein

Kedgeree with Turmeric and Coriander

Kedgeree with Turmeric and Coriander

This Anglo/Indian dish uses the gentle spices – ginger and turmeric- which have a soothing effect on the gut. Spring onion tops give the flavour of onions without the symptoms. This is a lovely brunch or light super dish. This version of kedgeree does not contain raisins which are high in fermentable carbohydrates.T

 Health Benefits  -  Low in fermentable carbohydrates and high in antioxidant

Lentils with Homemade Pork, Wine and Rosemary Sausage

Lentils with Homemade Pork, Wine and Rosemary Sausage

Everyone loves a sausage but most ready-made sausages contain wheat and other cereals. Make them yourself and you can leave out the cereals and keep the fat content down. Most pulses are high in FODMAPs and may cause symptoms in many people with a sensitive gut. Canned lentils are an exception to this. Canning alters the nature of the fermentable carbohydrates in the lentils making them safe to eat for most people with a sensitive gut. Celeriac is used here in place of celery because it is low in fermentable carbohydrates.

Health Benefits  -  Low in fermentable carbohydrates, low in sugar, lo win fat, low in sodium and good source of protein

Mango Ceviche With Kale

Mango Ceviche With Kale

  Ceviche is a raw fish dish traditionally prepared in countries like Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Chile. This plant-based ceviche is an easy and refreshing recipe that is great during warmer months. Even with very few ingredients, its flavor is exquisite!

Health Benefits  -  Gluten Free, Low Sugar Raw , Soy Free

Oriental tofu rice noodles

Oriental tofu rice noodles

 

This is a very quick and easy dish to prepare if you have prepared and marinated the tofu the day before.

It combines classic ingredients for an oriental treat.

 

Health Benefits  -  health benefits, low in FODMAPS, good source of protein, good for your gut

Roasted baby carrot salad with walnuts, puy lentils and feta

Roasted baby carrot salad with walnuts, puy lentils and feta

  Onions and garlic contain a type of complex carbohydrate called inulin which acts as a prebiotic. Prebiotics provide a food source for healthy gut bacteria however people on a low FODMAP diet may wish to restrict the white part of onions if they cause symptoms.

Health Benefits  -  llow in fodmaps, good source of protien and fibre

Roasted parsnips with lentils, zhoug and spiced prunes

Roasted parsnips with lentils, zhoug and spiced prunes

  This dish contains a panoply of wintery Christmas flavours and aromas including earthy notes from parsnips and thyme; exotic spices from the spiced prunes and the scent of zingy herbs contained in the Israeli zhoug dressing. This vegan dish has so many ingredients that help to promote a healthy gut health including dietary fibre contained in the vegetables and galacto-oligosaccharides (which gut bacteria love) in the lentils.

Health Benefits  -  low in salt

Simple Red Lentil Dal

Simple Red Lentil Dal

  Dal is a staple food of the Indian sub-continent. It is made from lentils that do not need pre-soaking. It is one of the fastest, most delicious and economic meals you can prepare. The beauty of this dish is it can be eaten simply or dressed up with a variety of accompaniments, for a special occasion.

Health Benefits  -  high in fibre and protein

Spinach and Potato Cakes

Spinach and Potato Cakes

 

Potato cakes topped with a runny poached egg make a delicious, substantial breakfast. You can add as many ‘trimmings’ as you like – tomatoes, mushrooms, or even some smoked salmon.

There are lots of gut friendly, nutritious ingredients in this meal. Leafy greens, such as spinach and kale, are excellent sources of dietary fibre, as well as polyphenols.

Health Benefits  -  light in calories, good source of protein, low in sodium

Veggie Burger Sliders

Veggie Burger Sliders

 

Fire roasting accentuates the natural sweetness of tomatoes, making them a fun option for a burger recipe like this one. Easy to make and try with local seasonal veggies.

 

Health Benefits  -  oil free, vegan, low sugar, soya free and nut free 

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