Coconut Dhal with Butternut Squash

With its mild taste and soft texture, dhal has got to be the most family-friendly Indian dish! I first introduced dhal to Lucien when he was a toddler. As a twist on the classic recipe – and to bring a touch of sweetness and creaminess to the dish – I added some creamed coconut and butternut squash. He absolutely loved it! Fifteen years on, and this recipe is still a firm family favourite. We make it at least a couple of times a month!

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Calcium – Are you getting enough?

We often get asked about calcium requirements on a plant-based diet, so we thought we would dedicate a blog post to this incredible mineral ✨

In this post we cover… 

  • Why calcium is important for the human body; 
  • The recommended daily intake of calcium; 
  • Where we get calcium from on a plant-based diet; 
  • The most calcium-rich plant foods; 
  • Factors causing calcium loss or malabsorption

We also detail two days of Sharon’s eats to demonstrate how she hits her daily recommended intake of calcium ✨

Why is calcium important?

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Giant Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups – Valentines Special. Dairy-free. Vegan.

* This recipe was originally posted in February 2016. The page was updated in February 2021.

Know any peanut butter lovers?

If so, I have the perfect treat you can gift them on Valentine’s Day huge chocolate peanut butter hearts!

These treats are so simple to make but definitely have the ‘wow’ factor. They’re giant in size so perfect for sharing with your loved ones

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Cream of Mushroom Soup (Vegan / Low Fat)

If you’re a mushroom lover (like me) then you are going to love today’s recipe. It’s a delicious Cream of Mushroom Soup that’s really cheap and easy to make. You’ll never want to reach for a canned mushroom soup again! This soup is thick and creamy, yet it is 100% plant-based and low fat. It doesn’t even contain any plant-based creams! Instead, it’s made with simple, pantry ingredients. Head below to check out the recipe.

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Golden Miso Soup (10 minute recipe!)

Today I’m sharing a delicious miso soup that has quickly become my new favourite ‘working from home’ lunch. It takes just 10 minutes to prepare and is so warming and filling. It also happens to be packed full of nutritional goodness. This is one of those meals that makes me feel really energised… like I’m ‘zinging’ on the inside! It’s been a big hit with the family too. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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Brussels Sprout Hash with Balsamic Red Onion and Toasted Pecans

Thinly sliced and pan-fried in olive oil, Brussels sprouts take on a delicious nutty flavour and crisp texture, that is so far removed from the texture and flavour of boiled or steamed sprouts! If you know any Brussels sprout haters, encourage them to give this recipe a try. It might just win them over!

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