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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 …

Bangin Beetroot Falafel

  Beetroots are one of my favourite vegetables to eat this time of year. Their earthy and sweet flavour makes them a perfect choice for winter meals. Beets are also remarkably versatile, you can serve them simply roasted with cumin and black pepper, grated raw and added to a slaw with a lemony dressing or blended into a thick chickpea hummus. For this recipe, I’ve created a bit of a beetroot love triangle combining all 3 of my favourite cooking techniques into one delicious magenta falafel. Raw beets are blended with chickpeas, fresh coriander and cumin, formed into patties, coated in sesame seeds and baked until crispy. Wrapped up in a warm flatbread and drizzled with a turmeric, tahini and yoghurt sauce. The earthy spicy flavours of the sauce taste amazing with the falafel and the colours look incredible together as well. These are great to make when you have friends coming round for dinner. You can lay them out mezze style and everyone can make their own veggie kebab. They are also a great …

A Grocery List for Blissful Sleep

sleep – it should come naturally but if your anything like me winding down for a restful nights sleep is a process that starts well before your head hits the pillow. Getting plenty of ZZZs is one of the most important aspects of self-care  – and it’s no secret that when our sleep suffers, our health suffers. A good night’s sleep is essential to regulating energy, hormones, hunger, digestion, memory recall and even our appearance. When we are well rested were more likely to make healthy choices throughout the day, in turn, helping us attain a blissful nights sleep. The food we choose to eat and when you eat it can have a huge impact on the quality and duration of your sleep. we all know to avoid sugar and caffeine before bedtime but some foods have the opposite effect and can ease us into sleep. If your sleep cycle is less than refreshing add some of these foods to your meals to help you drift off into dreamland. Pumpkins – all orange foods are …