Janine’s voluptuous vegetarian pasties

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Janine, my prodigiously talented friend, appeared on our doorstep last night with these palatable pasties. They are delicious beyond belief. Here’s her creation for you to enjoy too.

3 medium carrots, washed and peeled.
1/2 a sweet potato, peeled
3 medium brushed potatoes, peeled and washed.
1/2 a head of broccoli
500gm of mushrooms, washed and roughly…

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Heidi’s lissome lentil soup

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This gratifying concoction has a pleasing color, a luscious texture and a delectable taste. It goes well with sourdough bread, an old dog and a good friend.


1 tablespoon olive or coconut oil
2 or 3 carrots
1 onion
I sweet potato
¾ cup red lentils
bay leaf
½ teaspoon cumin
½ tsp turmeric
About 1 litre vegetable stock or water…

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Pleasing pesto dip

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This verdant dip is a sociable creation that engages amicably with anything it  meets — pasta, rice, bread, crackers, savoury muffins — and it tastes superb.

It’s also super easy.  A good food processor helps although a pestle and mortar can be used if you feel energetic.


2 bunches fresh basil

1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

3 garlic cloves

150 grams pine nuts


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Evening chamomile tea

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Here’s a lovely tea recipe I kidnapped from Dr Terry Wahls’ newsletter. If you’ve never heard of her, please check out her website and watch her TED talk, Minding your Mitochondria as soon as humanly possible. Dr Wahls is an extraordinary woman who put her advanced multiple sclerosis in remission…

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Bali Chilli Eggs

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Since gorging on traditional dishes in Bali I’ve tried with varying degrees of success to reproduce the flavours in my own kitchen. Most of which have failed to satisfy the exacting memories of my tastebuds!

On a much earlier visit to Indonesia my partner acquired the wonderfully helpful Indonesian Food and…

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Easiest lentil and spinach dhal in the biosphere

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The easiest lentil concoction you will encounter this side of the stratosphere.

Ingredients (serves 3 ravenous and 4 moderately hungry people if you serve it with rice):

1 medium onion, finely chopped

2 cans organic brown lentils, drained

I cup red lentils

3 cups water

400 ml can coconut milk (organic if possible)

3 handfuls of baby…

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Super easy Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Soup Magnifico

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This delightful concoction owes its sublime  flavor to coconut milk.  Be prepared for autograph signing and hysterical requests for the recipe after your companions devour this mellifluous soup – heaven.

The recipe below serves four moderately hungry people if they have one medium-sized bowl each.  It will serve two ravenous people if they have…

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Kitchari: An Ayurvedic Mind/Body Balancing Dish

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Food can be medicine for both your body and your mind. In Ayurvedic medicine Kitchari is an important one – pot staple dish. It has been considered the perfect protein in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. It is an excellent meal for convalescents, children, the elderly and especially for when…

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