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Vegan Irish Stew

By Liz Evers on Thu, 12 Aug, 2021 - 11:51

Vegan Irish Stew

By Liz Evers on Thu, 12 Aug, 2021 - 11:51

This vegan riff on Irish stew is great warming, nutritious comfort food and can be easily adapted depending on what’s in season. Stock flavoured with tamari, nutritional yeast, bay leaves and lots of thyme (fresh or dried), along with potatoes, onions and garlic form the base (I add leeks and celery too if I have them). I like to include vegan sausages (with a robust texture that won’t disintegrate in the pot) and lentils (tinned, or dried and rehydrated by pre-cooking).

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Beginners Flavour Larder for the Aspiring Vegan

By Liz Evers on Fri, 6 Aug, 2021 - 17:45

Beginners Flavour Larder for the Aspiring Vegan

By Liz Evers on Fri, 6 Aug, 2021 - 17:45

After years of relying on dairy to enhance my vegetarian cookery, I’ve had to learn lots of new flavour tricks with new and sometimes unfamiliar ingredients on my journey toward veganism

If you are also embarking on this path, the ingredients below will have you well-stocked to take on a broad range of soups, salads, sauces and tasty garnishes to lift your dishes. 

Salty
Tamari: more depth and a stronger umami flavour than soy sauce, it is a staple flavouring in...

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Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake Bites with Homemade Strawberry Jam

By LauraHB on Wed, 19 Aug, 2020 - 00:29

I’ve always had this impression that jam and jelly were incredibly tricky to make. I’ve never properly used pectin, and any discussion of disinfecting and sealing Ball jars provokes anxiety. And yet, I’m well versed at compotes and fruit sauces to top pancakes and French toast in the morning! And they’re not so different. The ease with which every contestant on the Great British Bake Off whips up a jam for their cakes or trifles inspires me, and I’ve wanted...

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Recipe: Vegan Tempeh and Cranberry Pot Pie

By LauraHB on Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 - 19:25

I split a weekly CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share - a veg box! - with my husband and another friend. I love that it gives us local produce throughout the year, connects us to the landscape and the seasons where we live, and the farmers who provide our food, and is much more environmentally friendly than getting all our fruit & veg from the grocery store. 

In our last November share, we were given a surprise bag of...

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Cooking as Spiritual Practice

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 16 Jan, 2019 - 17:02

Cooking as Spiritual Practice

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 16 Jan, 2019 - 17:02

Danabhadri talks about her experience of preparing food in the kitchen of the Dhanakosa retreat centre - including practising mindfulness while chopping vegetables, approaching cooking as a puja, and wisdom reflections on the interconnectedness of our food chain. 

Video created by Shantiketu.

Listen to a talk by Danabhadri, ‘Dogen’s Advice For the Kitchen’