There is nothing I love more than a beautiful bowl of comfort food at this time of year. There is just something about scooping from a steamy bowl and knowing your body is being nourished from the delicious goodness inside. Those of you who know me know that my favourite meal in the world is our lemon kale pasta broth but I have to tell you, my friends, that this dish has rivalled it. Boasting the same nutritional benefits and offering the ‘hug in a bowl’ effect I can now proudly say that I have two favourite dishes. On to the recipe… If you’re feeling run down, need a hug or simply fancy a quick easy supper then let this be your go-to. It will warm the cockles of your heart.
When it’s time to beat away the winter blues and stave off the common cold then look no further than a nourishing and nutrient dense bowl of veggie soup. I like to look at soup as the more powerful cousin of the smoothie! You can pack in so much goodness from your vegetables, add to that a healthy punch of health-promoting spices too and you will be well away! Kung Fu kick those nasty cold germs to the curb. Let’s break this one down so you can see just how good for you this soup really is! Carrots High in beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin K, vitamin A and antioxidants. These golden lovelies will be a fantastic source of carbohydrate to give your bodies the much-needed energy to handle the bracing cooler months. Their nutritional profile will also help promote a healthy immune system, support growth and development and will even encourage healthy eyesight, strong bones and keep blood pressure in check! Parsnip With a great amount of potassium and folate, the humble parsnip helps to lower levels of homocysteine in our blood and reduce blood pressure, therefore protecting our bodies and encouraging good heart health.Rich in minerals like zinc, iron, potassium […]
I can’t believe that this day has finally come. The day when I can say loud and proud that we’ve written a book. A beautiful cookbook that I can’t wait to share with you all. This book has been a labour of love. Hours and hours have gone into these recipes. From the simple ideas in the beginning to the making and taste testing to get each and every recipe just perfect for you all. I am so grateful to my family for all of their support in the making of this book. Without Daddy Journey, the photos and technical side of things would never have been achieved. Without my amazing and very talented brother, we would never have been able to bring you such a creative piece of writing. My beautiful weegans and my super amazing mum have allowed me to spend hours in the kitchen with no complaints eager to taste test every offering without bias. Without them, our recipes wouldn’t have been through such rigorous testing and have pushed me to strive for the best of the best for you all to enjoy. This book is full of over 50, whole food plant-based recipes. They are all […]
I love this miso noodle soup!! It is full of goodness and it is one super (I refrained from saying souper) speedy recipe. There is something about broth style soups that give you that ‘feel good’ factor. They feel nourishing and comforting. Perfect for when you need a great big food hug! This was a bit of an experiment for me really as I had just bought some miso because I had heard it’s something us vegans should eat but I had never tried it before. Miso is a paste made from fermented soya beans and it’s a great source of iron, calcium, potassium, B vitamins and protein. After I did a little research I soon realised that miso was perfect for soups so I set about trying out a few recipes. I wasn’t sure if the kids would go for one with so many green veggies but sometimes you just have to use what you have am I right? I couldn’t have been more wrong though as the kids loved it! Maybe it was the novelty of eating out of jars but they both sank the lot. (Happy mummy!). That being said this recipe is so versatile and you could chop […]
I have been craving so much Mediterranean food recently. Those rich tomato flavours and fragrant herbs. The comforting bowls of broth, pasta and stews. Maybe it’s the impending summer that has been getting my juices flowing but either way, it is bringing out some of the most delicious recipes from the Real Family Journey kitchen. (Even if I say so myself!) I have finally weaned myself off out Mostly Minestrone Soup and now I have a new addiction to this Mediterranean stew. This stew is light yet comforting. It has a full-bodied tomato and mushroom stock base yet it is carried gently by the perfume tones of the basil. Teamed with a crusty granary baguette you can almost imagine relaxing by the coast of the Mediterranean Sea! Ah, sigh. If only. I just wanted to explain myself a little before getting to the recipe. You may wonder why I’m asking you to use so many cooking pans but really there is method in my madness. (Most of the time!) I always choose to cook my rice and potatoes separately due to the fact that certain negative elements can leach out during the cooking process. Rice can leach out arsenic and […]
This soup recipe came about from a craving for minestrone soup and a lack of ingredients in the house! You know those days when you look in the fridge and it looks full yet seems to be full of items that don’t really go together? So, you try out a new recipe on the family. Sometimes it’s a winner and sometimes it’s really not. (Sorry fam!) Well, this one is a true winner and in fact, I can boldly say it is my new favourite thing to eat in the whole wide world. (Apart from cashew butter and bananas, obviously!) This soup is so rich and full of so many different textures. I am by far more of a broth soup kind of a girl. It feels more like a meal than a creamy soup does. This gem of a recipe is absolutely jam-packed with nutrients, I always enjoy my food more when I know it’s good for me too. It’s like enjoying your meals on more than one level. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy chocolate cake too (vegan obviously) but I really, REALLY enjoy nutrient-dense meals. I’m going to let you guys into a secret of how to […]