Apple and Blackberry Strudel

A classic Viennese sweet pastry with an autumnal twist. A deliciously simple, vegan version packed with autumnal goodness. Also sugar-free :). Great with morning coffee, or served as a dessert with cream, custard or ice-cream. I’ve been collecting blackberries and apples in the last week or two, so I couldn’t resist adapting the traditional version […]

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Potato and Swiss Chard Curry — by VEGAN FOOD FOR PEACE

Here’s a delicious and easy dish that seems, incidentally, to touch on all the reasons why I write this blog! Firstly, I’m not writing a ‘cheffy’ blog…there are people who do that incredibly well already, and I’m not one of them. I hope that I’m offering recipes that provide ordinary, everyday, tasty, nutritional, economical solutions to cooking […]

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Celery and Butterbean Gratin. — by VEGAN FOOD FOR PEACE

The star of this dish is a versatile Mediterranean-style sauce …. using preserved lemons. Gratin originated in French cuisine, and traditionally uses vegetables cooked in a cream sauce, and topped with crispy brown crust, which can be toasted under the grill. A while ago I made a jar of preserved lemons, however, you can buy […]

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Jerk Tempeh — by VEGAN FOOD FOR PEACE

Jerk refers to a style of cooking, usually of meat, that originates in Jamaica. Marinaded in a hot spicy paste, that traditionally includes scotch bonnet chillies and allspice. In the spirit of all things vegan, I thought I would try it with tempeh, which is good at soaking up flavours if you treat it […]

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Rice and Beans Jamaican Style. — by VEGAN FOOD FOR PEACE

This is simple …. and simply delicious. Comfort food at its very best. Mellow, warming and nutritious. I love it 🙂 It’s all in the flavour: a great spice combination and the mellow creaminess of coconut milk. I used pea beans, (I grew them myself 🙂 ) but you can use kidney beans too. You […]

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Simnel Cake. Vegan. Gluten-free.

Vegan and Gluten-Free Deliciousness…. According to Wikipedia, Simnel Cake is a fruit cake with two layers of marzipan, one in the middle and one on top. It’s traditionally made at Easter time. No-one seems to be quite sure what ‘simnel’ means. Simnel cakes have been known since medieval times. Different regions had their own version […]

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Food and Happiness

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Conscious eating is related to consciousness and to the quality and level of happiness. There are 3 types of foods and 3 types of happiness. Food transforms into energy inside our body. Happiness is a type of energy too. So I put together foods and type of happiness of the same modes of nature.

Tamas – Level/type of ignorance – food is not fresh, unclean and/or related to sufferings of living beings. Happiness that of that type is actually suffering in the beginning and at the end. Example: happiness of alcohol consumption.

Rajas – Level/type of passion. Foods are too much  hot, spicy, salty, sour. Overeating or not enough eating. Happiness that of that type is peasant in the beginning and suffering at the end. Example: Overeating itself is good example of this type of happiness.

Sattva – Level/type of goodness. Foods are fresh, sweet, fatty, include fruits, vegetables, grains and milk products. Happiness that of that type is difficult in the beginning and pleasant at the end. Example: spend your hard-earned money on gifts to others or charity (difficulty) enjoy their happiness!

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