SWEET POTATO AND BEAN Quesadillas

Super easy & fast! PREP: Steam and mash a sweet potato. Rinse and drain a can of black beans. Grate some cheese. Heat a little olive oil in a pan and add a tortilla, layer on some sweet potato, beans and some grated cheese. Top with another tortilla. Cook until golden and flip. Remove from […]

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Mushroom and Spinach Risotto

“Sue’s Vegetarian Kitchen” While, according to a legend, a young glassblower’s apprentice of the Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano from Flanders, who used to use saffron as a pigment, added it to a rice dish at a wedding feast, the first recipe identifiable as risotto dates from 1809. MUSHROOM & SPINACH RISOTTO Warm 4 cups of vegetable stock. Set aside for […]

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

“Sue’s Vegetarian Kitchen” Most of the ingredients have been around for centuries: the chickpea dates back more than 10,000 years in Turkey and is, according to Anissa Helou, Syrian-Lebanese author of several Middle Eastern cookbooks, “one of the earliest legumes ever cultivated.” And tahini, the sesame paste that is vital to hummus b’tahini, is mentioned in 13th-Century […]

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“Sue’s Mujadarra”

Mujaddara is the Arabic word for “pockmarked”; the lentils among the rice resemble pockmarks. The first recorded recipe for mujaddara appears in Kitab al-Tabikh, a cookbook compiled in 1226 by al-Baghdadi in Iraq. “From Sue’s Vegetarian Kitchen” “This is a great way to use up a couple of cups of leftover rice“ Fry 3 chopped onions in olive oil until they become caramelized, […]

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“5 Simple Steps – Exercising for life”

There are many statistics out there regarding the success rate of individuals who begin a fitness regime. The numbers are sobering and speak to the hectic lives we live, the non-accountability, unrealistic expectations and simple lack of motivation which all add up to a very poor success rate. January is the most lucrative month for […]

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“Vegetarian Chili”

“From Sue’s Kitchen” This simple vegetarian chili recipe tastes incredible!  Cook 1 chopped onion, 2 cloves pressed garlic in some olive oil. Add 1 minced carrot, 1 large stalk diced celery and 1 chopped sweet pepper, cook until soft. Add 1 cup tvp ( Textured Vegetable Protein) 1½ cups vegetable broth 5 oz. tomato paste 28 oz. […]

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“BBQ Seitan Ribs”

“VEGETARIAN CUISINE” “From Sue’s Kitchen” One of our favorite recipes from “Sue’s Kitchen”. Great tasting BBQ ribs….without the ribs! Enjoy with a nice cold beer! Seitan ribs – serves 4 Mix 1 cup vital wheat gluten flour with 2 tbsp nutritional yeast, 1 tbsp paprika, 2 tsp onion powder & 1 tsp garlic powder and […]

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Forget the Gym: Walking Is the Superior Form of Exercise

  NOTE: OPINION PIECE   Last spring, as infection levels rocketed and the numbers of people hospitalized, intubated and dying were all rising, I would set out for long walks on the empty streets of south London, where I live. In the government’s “shield” category – by reason of being on chemotherapy for an incurable […]

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“Red Pepper and Onion Stir Fry”

“From Sue’s Kitchen” Make whatever rice you like according to package directions – Feeds 2 Cook 2 sliced onions and 2 cloves of garlic in about a tablespoon of olive oil for a couple of minutes. Add a large sliced sweet pepper Add about 300 grams of cubed tofu and about a teaspoon each of […]

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“Quinoa and Chickpea Stuffed Peppers”

“From Sue’s Kitchen” Quinoa & chickpea stuffed peppers – serves 2 Bring 2/3 cups water to a boil in a small sauce. Add 1/3 cup rinsed quinoa. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the quinoa is cooked. While the quinoa is cooking, sauté a chopped onion in a little olive […]

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