Vegan Wellington for Christmas

I used to make this vegetable and nut wellington for Christmas but now the family is slowly adopting a vegan lifestyle.  In fact the number of people who are embracing the vegan lifestyle or opting Read More …

World Vegan Day – Top 10 most vegan-friendly cities throughout the UK!

My regular readers will remember me taking part in Veganuary.  The month taught me such a lot and I was able to substitute a lot of products. Read about them here.  The popularity of vegetarianism Read More …

Veggie Loaf Slimmers friendly

A lot of my readers are from London or visit London regularly so may find this information interesting.  I used to live and work in London for more than 30 years and still find places Read More …

Tortilla Soup or Cheats recipe for Dall Dhokli

Ever since I  got the Instant Pot, I have been cooking more lentils and beans as they are so easy and quick to cook in the IP.  The  Instant  Pot(IP) is a pressure cooker but can Read More …

Sprouted Moth Bean (Vigna Aconitifolia) Curry

Moth bean are called Vigna aconitifolia. They are drought-resistant and grow in arid and semi-arid regions of India. It is commonly called mat bean, moth bean, matki, Turkish gram or dew bean. The moth beans Read More …

Vaal Dahl (hyacinth bean, lima beans, Fava beans) in Instant Pot

The split val beans make a nice curry which is rich in protein.  Val ni dall has a slightly stronger lentil taste than mung dall.  Another quick dish made in the Instant Pot (IP).  The  Instant  Pot Read More …

Curried Black Eyed Peas/beans (Chora) in the Instant pot

Making  curried Black eyed peas/ or as some people call them -black eyed beans  is very similar to cooking other lentils in the IP. Black eyed  beans  are full of protein and easy to cook and Read More …

Things to give up for lent and how to succeed!

It’s February, and most of us have already struggled to keep our new year’s resolution. Only a few weeks ago we were eager to hit that gym, banish the booze or kick that terrible snacking Read More …