I bought this little book about 4 or 5 years ago at VegFest in Hove and it is the best, most useful little book I’ve got. You can see from how grubby my copy is that it has been well used! It’s only 50 pages long and has everything from vegan lifestyle tips, to recipes, to how to grow your own food and brew your own booze. It also lists vegan sources of essential nutrients (as you can see above), contains advice for mothers and infants and includes addresses of many other vegan resources. Whether you’re an experienced vegan or just embarking on this journey, this book will definitely be a valuable addition to your reading material. [Sadly this book is now out of print but maybe the people at Spiralseed, who made it, might have something else just as good].
Above is one of my favourite recipes – Lentil Pie – absolutely delicious! I make the pastry with organic spelt to avoid the unpleasant side effects triggered by modern wheat which has been so manipulated since the middle of last century that it bears little resemblance to its natural ancestor and causes negative health affects on the bodies of many people. We’ve found through trial and error that the ancient relative of wheat, spelt, does not cause the headaches, heartburn or back-pain triggered in us by wheat. Which is great news because now we can have our cake and eat it!
And the recipe above is a great favourite with all the family – Lentil Burgers – or as they call them here, The Big Anti-Mac! These are so utterly delicious you’ll really feel like you’re indulging in naughty fast food but it’s full of nothing but good stuff. This recipe makes about 12 burgers for us which means we freeze most of them for several quick, healthy, delicious meals in the future. They can also be baked instead of fried and are just as scrummy! See here
Last but absolutely not least, I wanted to share with you the simplest, most delicious cake recipe I’ve ever found. Again we make it with spelt (this time with baking powder added to make it rise). The cupcake/muffin recipe can be adapted to make one large cake by cooking it slightly cooler for slightly longer than the several small cakes. You can add chocolate chips and/or cocoa to make a chocolate version. Whatever you like. Just use the recipe as a basic template. Mind you, the recipe is perfect just the way it is anyway. My husband especially loves these and always wants me to make more when he’s finishing his last one.
I just love this book and I think you’ll love it too 🙂