VEGETARIAN RECIPES

I’m not vegan nor vegetarian but I eat a heavily plant-based diet for the wonderful array of nutrients it can offer.This section celebrates vegetarianism which does include dairy, all the recipes are gluten, grain and refined sugar free.

Without meat, high-starch vegetables are comfortably digested along with pseudocereals, pulses, dairy, nuts as well low-starch vegetables.I recommend buying organic fruit and vegtables when you can.  Try to find great local producers and try sticking to seasonal eating this will help keep costs down. However if you cannot buy all of your fruit and vegetables organic, prioritise the ones where you eat the skin over those you peel ( eg: apples and cucumbers as the surface is where the most pesticide residue will be found). If you do need to opt for conventionally grown, non-organic produce then go for thick-skinned fruits and vegetables such as onions. Organic dried seeds, nuts, pulses and pseudocereals are relatively cheap and nutrient- rich compared to grains like processed bread and pasta. If they do cost a little more then think of it as an investment in your health. To make your pulses, nuts, seeds and pseudocereals easier to digest, try soaking them( known as activating them).  Soaking them increases the nutrients available and makes them easier to digest by helping to neutralise the negative effects of too much phytic acid and other anti-nutrients.