Brazilian Black Beans

This dish is loosely adapted from one of my favourite Brazilian recipes for feijoada. It’s typically made with meat, but it’s just as delicious without. I like using dried black beans in this, but you can use any pulses you have to hand – pinto beans, kidney beans, chickpeas, or even butter beans – and…

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Amazing Vegan Discoveries

I successfully completed Veganuary – and learned a lot from it. I tried several new recipes, taught myself how to make seitan, and made some awesome discoveries that’ll fit right into any plant-based diet. I’ve been a fan of Essential Cuisine for years, and I’ve mentioned their vegan gravy a few times, so you might…

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A Classic Plant-Based Butter

As with most plant-based substitutes, I want to make clear that this recipe does not taste exactly like butter. Because nothing tastes exactly like butter. If the margarine companies could have replicated the taste, texture, and mouth-feel of butter, they’d have done it by now. Even so, this is a pretty darn good recipe for…

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Plant-Based

I’ll be totally honest. Vegans have, for the most part, always made me feel uncomfortable. I didn’t question their choices, but I did find that their decision to live a life free of animal products made me examine my own way of life and feel a bit bad about it. I knew deep down that…

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Great On-Line Grocers

Living in the country has its benefits. The air is clean and fresh, there is loads of space between houses, and life tends to move at a slower pace. I lived in Glasgow for a few years and really loved it, but I have to say that country life suits me better. But living out…

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Roasted Pecan Recipe

This recipe is guaranteed to make you popular. I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t smitten with these after the first bite. They’re the perfect item to take to parties (make lots) and they’re also wonderful as gifts. I give away many kraft tin-tie bags full of these beauties every Christmas. This is a super-simple dish,…

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