• Teriyaki Mushrooms with Wholewheat Noodles

    Teriyaki Mushrooms with Wholewheat Noodles (Vegan)

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr March 13, 2021

    For a simple, tasty and nourishing dinner, try teriyaki mushrooms with wholewheat noodles. But don’t forget your side of veggies – I use steamed broccoli in this recipe.  One reason I love Chinese-style cooking is the simplicity of their recipes. It takes only a few ingredients and usually 30 minutes or less to produce a delicious meal. This teriyaki mushroom recipe is no different. It comes together within 20 minutes…

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  • Tofu in Vegan Oyster Sauce | Somi Igbene

    Tofu in vegan oyster sauce (with rice noodles and veggies)

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr March 11, 2021

    Want dinner right now? Try this scrummy tofu in vegan oyster sauce. It pairs perfectly with rice noodles and steamed veggies. Tofu is an excellent source of plant-based protein, and when fortified, vitamin D and B12. Asparagus and broccoli provide folate, which is crucial for women, particularly during pregnancy.  Vegan oyster sauce? Yes, you read that correctly. Vegan versions of almost all meat-based food and condiments are available these days…

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  • JAMAICAN JERK MUSHROOMS (VEGAN) | SOMIIGBENE

    Jamaican Jerk Mushrooms (Vegan)

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr March 10, 2021

    Want a break from jerk chicken? Try this tasty and hearty vegan Jamaican jerk mushrooms with coconut rice and black-eyed beans. It makes the perfect lunch or dinner. But if you’re feeling brave, give it a go for breakfast! Jerk seasoning is a spice mix from Jamaica. It typically contains a blend of cloves, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, thyme, garlic, brown sugar, Scotch bonnet peppers, ginger and salt. You can make…

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  • 20-Minute Vegan Mexican Chilli (Buddha Bowl)

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr March 8, 2021

    My one-pot vegan Mexican chilli is the star of this genuinely delicious, nutritious and filling Buddha bowl. Polyphenol-rich black beans, an excellent source of immunity-boosting zinc, plant-based protein, and iron, are the chilli’s key ingredient. Brussels sprouts are rich in fibre and antioxidant vitamin C, which boosts iron absorption. Here’s another delicious vegan Buddha bowl for you to try. This bowl contains pearl (giant) couscous, Mexican chilli, steamed Brussels sprouts,…

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  • Control PCOS with diet (lose weight and get pregnant)

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr March 6, 2021

    You can control PCOS with diet, lose weight and fall pregnant by making simple lifestyle changes that improve your insulin sensitivity and lower your androgen levels. Keep reading to learn more. Do weight loss and pregnancy seem like an impossible feat? If you live with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the idea of maintaining a healthy weight or being surrounded by children squealing with delight can feel out-of-reach. But no matter…

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