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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  • 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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  • Spicy-Curried-Potatoes with Peas and Courgettes

    Spicy Vegan Curried Potatoes with Courgettes and Peas

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr October 21, 2020

    Need a delicious meat-free family dinner in 30 minutes? Look no further than spicy curried potatoes with courgettes and peas. This dish will delight yours and your family’s tastebuds while providing essential micronutrients and cancer-fighting compounds! It may sound absurd that you can eat potatoes even if you’re eating a low-carb diet. And even more ridiculous that you can eat potatoes even if you’re controlling your blood sugar levels or…

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