• Coconut Chickpea Curry

    Coconut Chickpea Curry

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr February 11, 2021

    Love curries? Then you’ll enjoy this coconut chickpea curry that’s rich in fibre, folates, iron and zinc. It is perfect with steamed rice, but you can enjoy it with naan bread. Legumes, you either love them, and they hate you, or you love them, and they love you back! What do I mean? Some people have no problems digesting them, but others do. You could try soaking them before cooking…

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  • Whole Foods Plant Based Vegan Diet

    Whole Food Plant-Based Vegan Diet for Beginners

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr November 1, 2020

    The ultimate beginner guide to a whole food plant-based vegan diet. World Vegan Month is fast approaching. Your close friends have recently decided to shun animal products and go vegan. They are constantly telling you how wonderful they feel, how their digestion is amazing. How silky and shiny their hair is, and most importantly, how energetic they are. Yet, here you are – lethargic, bloated, heavier than you would like to…

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  • High Fibre: Soya and Kidney Bean Chilli with Brown Rice

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr January 11, 2020

    Eating enough fibre is essential for maintaining a healthy gut and digestive system. Increase your fibre intake easily with this simple plant-based soya and kidney bean chilli recipe. It is great with rice or potatoes or for a lower carb option, use cauliflower rice. Epidemiological studies show that high-fibre diets lower the risk of cardiometabolic diseases including cardiovascular disease and type II disease. They also help to maintain a healthy…

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  • An Update: 3 Months Post My Fully Plant-Based (Vegan) Diet

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr July 8, 2019

    It’s been over three months since I stopped eating an entirely plant-based/vegan diet. Where does the time go? Many of you have been asking about my health since changing my diet. It has been a steep learning curve, but I’m glad to say that I am doing a lot better. My current eating pattern is not exactly what I thought it would be. Keep reading if you’d like to know…

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  • Oatmeal with berries and hazelnuts

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr March 30, 2019

    You are more likely to make healthier choices throughout the day if you start your day that way. I enjoy savoury breakfasts the most, but I always fall back on oatmeal when I want a quick meal that will keep hunger at bay. Oatmeal is best if you choose either oat groats, steel cut oats or jumbo oats. They are minimally processed, and unlike instant oats and oat flour, they…

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