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Lentil & Veggie Shepherds Pie

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Hearty and delicious, this nourishing veg dish appeals to just about everyone! Mix and match your veg fillings, or change up the potatoes for sweet potatoes to keep it interesting... this one will be on high rotation in the house!

Staple Vegan Bread

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The much-anticipated, update to my original vegan loaf - I decided to re-jig this oldie to be a little more current and in line with what I am currently eating like and advocating for... a healthy relationship with carbohydrates. I have done quite a bit of vegan, gluten-free experimental baking in my time and I must admit, almond meal and coconut flour featured quite heavily as the base to most of my recipes. I'd then add in plenty of nuts, seeds or their butters,  a flax/chia egg, and lather through the coconut oil. Maybe some almond/coconut milk too, depending on the occasion! For those of you who might not have caught on - every single one of these are predominantly a rich source of fat. What's more, most of the spreads or toppings would be fat-based - avocado smash, nut butter, coconut/cashew creame... Whilst this all sounds yum x 1000 it really was an aggressive attempt to limit carbohydrates. But what I've realised is firstly, gluten-free baking isn't, and shouldn't, be no grain or no carb baking... and secondly, choosing healthy carbohydrates at every meal is an essential component of a balanced diet.

So whilst I'll always keep the original Vegan Seed Loaf live, because, far be it from me to deprive you of another delicious loaf recipe - and it could work great for some of you trying higher-fat diets for personal health reasons - I bring to you this beautiful rustic staple vegan bread that now occupies my bread basket and freezer. It toasts perfectly and freezes well - so enjoy it slathered with whatever fatty or protein-rich spread you choose, hopefully a side of veg, and sit back in smugness, knowing you are having a well-balanced meal!

Veggie Paprika Brown Rice Paella

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Most people associate this classic Spanish dish with seafood or chorizo, but as usual, it can be enjoyed without compromising your health, in a delicious plant-based way. With the delightful spices saffron and paprika bringing colour, heat and of course, antioxidants, the richness of a slow cooked tomato and capsicum saucey broth, and the texture of perfectly sautéed veggies, beans and peas together with al dente rice, this is a dinner party sensation. No man will leave hungry!

Satay Chickpea Cauliflower Rice

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Cauliflower rice with a twist- A creamy, delicious, satiating topping to make this healthy, light dish even more nutritious!

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