• Pasta, Kale & Mushrooms 

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr June 2, 2022

    A delicious low-glycaemic vegan recipe using kitchen staples – pasta, kale and mushrooms. Enjoy like this or add baked tofu for a protein boost. Most people believe they can’t eat pasta with high blood sugar levels, but this is false. Ironically, pasta has a much lower glycaemic index than other popular starchy foods like potatoes and rice. Pasta’s glycaemic index is even lower if you cook it al dente (to…

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  • Bran Sticks – A low-sugar, diabetes-friendly breakfast cereal

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr January 9, 2022

    Enjoy cereal for breakfast, but want a low-sugar, diabetes-friendly alternative? Bran sticks may be just what you need! Not sure what they are? Let me fill you in real quick! Bran sticks are crispy toasted pieces of wheat shaped like matchsticks. They look just like All-Bran cereal but taste very different. Unlike All-Bran, bran sticks are sugar-free, making them more suitable for people with diabetes or those who prefer a…

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    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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  • 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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