Posts tagged with "recipes"

The magic of vegetable stock cubes

I can trace my recent improvements on the vegetarian cooking front to one insight in particular (thanks to the stir fry section in Heidi Swanson‘s book, credited/linked below): that almost every stove-top vegetarian dish is vastly enhanced with vegetable stock cubes. Stock cubes are magical, easy-to-apply, highly compressed morsels of savoury goodness. They can add […]

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Pasta bake

Recipe: Delicious Pasta Bake

When you don’t feel like assembling a whole lasagna, or change your mind at the last minute – this is a very tasty and healthy vegetarian pasta bake. For us, it feels a bit ‘festive’ each time we make it; as if we’re treating ourselves. 1.5 bags brown rice pasta (spirals or penne; Tinkyada is […]

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Celery and carrots

Strategies for lunch

Eating healthily and losing or maintaining one’s weight are hard things to do in a busy life. We’re surrounded by fast food options everywhere: the din of junk food has become deafening, especially now that so much of it claims to be healthy (for example, Subway claims to be healthier than McDonald’s, which is objectively […]

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Recipe: Brown rice and lentil pilaf

If you’re like me and are always looking for low-fuss lunch food that can be pre-cooked and stored in the fridge for a few days, this is a nice recipe. I use a rice cooker for it. You can definitely make this in a regular stovetop pot, but the steps are slightly different (sweat the […]

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Red kale

Recipe: Red kale pasta

Red kale is an interesting discovery. Not something I see very often in any of the grocery stores I frequent, even the organic ones. Our desire to include more greens in our meals often results in very ‘earthy’ tasting food – green kale, for example, is very sturdy and can be a little tough, even […]

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Recipe: Earth bowl

Earth Bowl is the yummiest, healthiest, most counter-intuitive meal imaginable. Originally published by Caroline Dupont in Enlightened Eating (an excellent, continually surprising source of vegetarian, vegan and raw food recipes and inspiration), Earth Bowl combines apples, celery and nuts into a healthy meal or snack. It could be breakfast because it has apples and nuts. […]

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Lentils by Maggiejane via Flickr

Recipe: Curry lentil soup

4 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, diced 2 stalks of celery, diced 4 cloves garlic, chopped 4-6 medium yellow potatoes, diced (no need to peel) 1 pound (450g bag) green lentils, picked over and rinsed 4 vegetarian stock cubes (low-salt if possible) 6-8 cups water (you may need more – I used about 150% […]

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World Food Cafe

World Food Café cookbook

This is highly recommended. Great food and amazing pictures. For those who, like me, enjoy their cookbooks well illustrated, this is definitely worth buying. (Direct URL:

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