Sprouted Mung Bean Curry

Following on from sprouting for the Raw Course I facilitated ten days ago I cooked quite a few dishes with the sprouted mung beans. This curry is a true winner. The sprouted mung beans add such a different dimension to a curry.

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Sprouted Vegan Green Eggs

Last week marked the start of another Vegan Chef Training. Six wonderful women came together to join in Module 2, Raw Cuisine. As part of this module I show you how to sprout legumes and you get to take home a pack of seeds to sprout and recipe develop.

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Veg Makhanwala and Okra Curry

As I start to wind down the last week of work before I go on my yearly visit to India I feel a curry recipe is called for, so I am sharing with you two recipes. I adapted the first recipe earlier this year and had planned on sharing with you all then but somehow spaced it out. So here is Mak’s (my beloved’s) favourite curry recipe. He used to eat this at a restaurant called Prem’s in Pune India, in those days he was vegetarian and not yet vegan. The original recipe has paneer and lots of cream however he was equally happy with this vegan version of it.

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Spanish Inspired Share Plates

Living in a town that still has an independent bookshop feels like a big luxury to me. Being time poor I probably only find myself in there six or so times a year. However each time I do visit I walk out with an armful of books. Denise who owns the book shop seems to always have a new vegan cook book in stock so even though I may originally go in to purchase a novel or even just a birthday card I will be drawn to purchasing a vegan cook book or two.

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Moments of Joy in the Kitchen

After dancing last weekend in a 5 rhythms workshop called 'Returning to Joy'* I feel compelled to write about finding moments of joy in the kitchen. I meet people who either love cooking or actually loathe it, as well as those who feel it to be a chore. With the birth of the ideas of  five minute meals in the kitchen and how to speed up the cooking process by plugging in a piece of equipment that will do it all for you, I feel cooking is being promoted as a chore.  Something to get over and done with quickly so you can get on with the rest of your life.

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