Vegan recipes

  • Vegan Quinoa, Tofu and Spinach Buddha Bowl

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr March 12, 2022

    This carefully balanced vegan Buddha bowl with quinoa, tofu, red kidney beans, and spinach makes a nourishing lunch or dinner. Its low glycaemic index is perfect for maintaining blood sugar balance in prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.   Although considered a grain, quinoa is technically a seed. It comes in many varieties, red, purple, black, orange, yellow and pink, but yellow or white is the most popular. Quinoa is a good source of minerals,…

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  • Vegan Thai Green Tofu Curry (Low-GI)

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr January 5, 2022

    This simple vegan Thai green tofu curry makes the perfect meal in a hurry. It makes a delicious low-GI meal when paired with basmati rice and vegetables. There’s a common misconception that you must give up your traditional recipes and focus on Western cuisine to regain health. That couldn’t be farther from the truth! You can enjoy your favourite ethnic foods (even if you have prediabetes or diabetes) and want…

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  • Black Rice with Mixed Vegetable Stew

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr September 7, 2021

    It’s whole grain month and I can’t think of a better way to kick it off than with one of my favourites – black rice! Paired with my mixed vegetable stew, it is truly delicious and satisfying! Learn more about black rice HERE. Nutritional Highlights of Black Rice with Mixed Vegetable Stew With an estimated glycaemic load (GL) of 16.5, this meal is considered high GL. This means that it…

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  • Potato Gnocchi and Black-Eyed Beans

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr August 4, 2021

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  • Tofu in sweet chilli sauce

    Tofu in Sweet Chilli Sauce with Stir-fried Veggies

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr March 24, 2021

    Tofu, a great alternative to meat and chicken, is protein-rich, low-fat and cholesterol-free. Tofu in sweet chilli sauce is a delicious mid-week recipe for the family. It pairs perfectly with stir-fried vegetables and steamed rice. Let’s explore the Nutritional Highlights of Tofu in Sweet Chilli Sauce 1 | Protein: Protein is crucial for cell and tissue repair, immune and bone health. Aim to eat at least 25g of protein per…

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