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 […]
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 […]
This recipe has become something of a personal triumph for me. The kids were huge tinned tomato soup fans before we went vegan (they all contain milk) and Pops, in particular, has turned her nose up at every single soup I have made since. Whether it’s been tomato or otherwise I have seen bowl after bowl left full on the RFJ dining table. Until now. Now, this soup does contain tomato but it’s by no means a replica of her beloved tinned variety. This one tastes fresh, tangy, sweet, rich and herby. It really is a delicious soup but I am still in shock that last week she asked for seconds!! Pops ate two whole bowls of homemade soup! Fin always asks for seconds of everything but I kid you not he asked for a third bowl!! (Apologies for all of the exclamation marks but they asked for more!!! Still in shock!) We made this soup for family coming over for a birthday get together and everyone raved about it. I have been asked by various members of the party to knock up a batch for them next time I’m making some. It really is a souper soup. So simple […]
It’s getting to that time of year when you can swap horror stories between your friends about the cold you have, or the bug you caught and it’s beyond tempting to wrap yourself in cotton wool and hide away for the winter and avoid all germs! Well, that’s not realistic or desirable so instead, the best we can do is try and boost our immune systems and say “Bring on the snot!” (Sorry!) It’s so easy to let our good habits slide when we’re heading towards the festive season. We feel less like exercising and there are plenty more tempting food treats to be had. Over time this can begin to compromise your immune system. No wonder we get ill more in the winter. So as it’s autumn now, it’s a great time to start to strengthen our bodies for the oncoming cold and flu season. So today I bring you a warming and comforting, immune boosting soup that is cleverly parcelled up as a food treat! Yum! So, I can’t just throw around words like ‘immune boosting’ without a full explanation as to what each ingredient can do for you, so here is why this soup is your weapon […]