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Walnut Lasagne

I discovered two things while making this lasagne. 1. Lasagne is really hard to take an appetising photo of. I got there in the end 🙂 2. You can make dairy-free gluten-free, vegan lasagne taste deliciously close to the real thing. Recreating a healthier vegetarian version of Italian dishes is one of my favourite things to do. Basically so I can eat them all the time. I’ve had a few wins and a couple of disaster pasta but this walnut lasagne is one of my best experiments. The ground walnuts cook down in a delicious savoury tomato sauce amplified by the sundried tomatoes and dried herbs. The texture is very similar to beef mice so perfect for any veggie sceptic or transitioning vegetarian. Walnuts are also packed with omega 3 fatty acids, protein, fibre and are great for boosting brain health. The fats in walnuts will also help your body absorb and convert the antioxidant found in the tomatoes. The cauliflower bechamel is another hit for me. I’ve tried making a vegan cheesy pasta sauce …

Its here! My FREE plant powered meal plan. Switching to a plant-based diet has really helped me feel amazing in my body. I originally started to eat vegetarian because it was cheaper but as I got more and more into this way of eating I realised it was having a profound effect on my health. I’ve always had a problematic digestive system. Nothing really helped it until I eliminated gluten and started eating a whole food plant-based diet. Now I’m not saying everyone has to become a gluten vegan, I just think everyone can benefit from adding more wholesome fruits, veggies, beans, nuts and seeds to their diet. You never know how it might help you until you give it a go. I’ve created this 7-day meal plan to show you guys how easy and delicious eating a plant-based diet can be.  Not vegan? You don’t have to be. I’ve designed it so anyone can follow the plan, whether your a vegan looking for some exciting recipes or a newbie who just wants to cut down …

Chilli, Zucchini & Kale Cauliflower Pizza

Pizza is one of those takeaway meals that everyone loves. The crispy bread base topped with savoury tomato sauce and gooey cheese mmmm it’s a real crowd pleaser. Sometimes the takeaway version can leave you a little bit worse for wear and If you’re like me and don’t react well to gluten then pizza is off the menu. But a life without pizza isn’t a life worth living! So I’ve been experimenting with gluten-free bases and this cauliflower number is the best yet. I know it sounds completely mad using cauliflower for a pizza base but it is amazing. The raw cauliflower is blended into a “rice” then mixed with chickpea flour, chia seeds and dried oregano. As the base cooks the cauliflower turns golden brown and crisp on the outside and soft in the middle and has the most delicious savoury flavour. perfect or pizza! I like to keep my pizza simple and only use a few toppings. My favourite at the moment is a pizza Bianca using a  cashew cheese sauce topped with zucchini, chilli, …