Plant Based way of life.

Recipes, interviews and products made from plants.

My Plant-Based Life

I was born in the Rift Valley, in Kenya over 50 years ago at home. My plant-based life started when I was 18 years old in the UK. This is my story…

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From the Interviews:

Lee author of cookbook Peace & Parsnips

Lee describes himself as; the mightiest nose-to-tail carnivore of them all, and look at me now. He says there is more to vegan cooking than tofu and rubber-like nut cutlets in his cookbook, Peace & Parsnips.

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News

Kraft-Tex products are now avaialble.

It’s a plant-based material the can replace leather and cloth for many things.

Delivery option to mainland Europe is now available.

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The New Kraft-Tex Eco Sac Bin

Plastic is everywhere

Do you use small bins around the house for non food items, that are dry—sometimes damp? Are the bins lined with plastic bag? How would you like to change that and use something that looks beautiful, has no plastic, has an inner liner that is washable and reusable?

Introducing the new eco sac bin

A multi-use eco sac, made from plants that you can use as a bin with a washable liner made from 100% cotton?

The liner is made from Calico. A plain-woven textile, made from half-processed and unbleached cotton fibres. Calico is un-dyed and raw. 100% cotton thread is used throughout. Handmade by me in the UK.

More details about the eco sac bin and liner

The new eco sac and liner

The New Kraft-Tex Eco Sac Bin
Eco Snack Bag

Eco Snack Bag

A new range of storage solutions made from Kraft-Tex are Available now. They include the Eco Sac, Eco Snack Bag and the Eco Basket—all made without using plastic. They make great gifts for Christmas.

Plant-based Recipes

Slow Food it Tastes so Good!

Slow Food it Tastes so Good!

The flavours from slow food can be mind blowing. Chuck some veg, herbs, spices… in a heavy pan and watch the magic happen.

Pappardelle and vegetables easy pasta meal in 15 minutes

Pappardelle and vegetables easy pasta meal in 15 minutes

A simple way to make a flavourful pasta meal quickly.

Stuffed Chapati With a Sweet Butternut Squash Filling

Stuffed Chapati With a Sweet Butternut Squash Filling

An easy way to make a sweet stuffed chapati, that is more healthy than the traditional version—this one uses butternut squash for the filling.

Rotla—Millet Indian Flat Bread

Rotla—Millet Indian Flat Bread

So you want to make rotla—an Indian flat bread made from millet flour and water. It's not hard, just needs a bit of practice.

Blackeye Bean Curry

Blackeye Bean Curry

Easy to make comfort food with blackeye beans and a few spices—nothing complicated. Just what the doctor ordered.

Moist Steamed Cakes

Moist Steamed Cakes

Steamed cakes are moist and very easy to make. You can make so many flavour combinations.

Fermented Veg

Making fermented veg is easy. It even passes the 'mum' test!

Baked Not Fried—Onion and Courgette Bhajis

Baked Not Fried—Onion and Courgette Bhajis

You’ve tried the fried ones and you really like them, so how about baked one’s that are super easy to make? These taste fabulous!

Stuffed Marrow a Simple Way to Make Something Delicious

Stuffed Marrow a Simple Way to Make Something Delicious

This is a dish with lots of strong flavours and textures made using the whole marrow and some imagination. It's really easy and cheap to make.

Pineapple Coconut Choc Ice

Pineapple Coconut Choc Ice

Pineapple coconut ice cream made with only four ingredients and no added sugar. This is more than just yummy—this is your mind hallucinating on another level! It's super easy to make too.

Red Cabbage Ginger and Tamari Salad

Red Cabbage Ginger and Tamari Salad

A salad with a kick of ginger, that's quick and easy to make. It has bags of flavour and it can be made in about five minutes!

A Simple Versatile Flat Leaf Parsely Pesto Recipe

A Simple Versatile Flat Leaf Parsely Pesto Recipe

Pesto is so easy to make and you can used with many other foods besides pasta. This recipe will take minutes to make and seconds to eat!

Plant Based Eating

Having a plant-based lifestyle does not need to be complex. It is about common sense. I’ve created a simple guide to help you think about plant-based eating. It’s not a definitive guide—these are my personal ideas on plant-based foods. You can print this out and stick it on your wall. It will print to any size—it’s designed to print at A3.

Download your free guide: Plant Based Food & Eating Well Guide. I’m not going to ask you to sign up to anything or ask you for your email. This is completely free.

plant based food guide

Definition of Veganism

A philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.

The important part is; to exclude-as far as is possible and practicable. There are enough wars and hatred going in this world. Let’s not do this with Veganism, or be embarrassed about it. There will be people on both sides who will see it differently. Decide for yourself how much you can do. If you want more inspiration, take a look at the Interviews of people, from all walks of life, that have switched to a plant-based life. It was easy for me because I had over a decade to prepare for it. You can read more about my plant-based journey.

Our Planet

We cannot wait for politicians and organisations to do something about the state of our planet. We can all do something right now. Each one of us is capable of making a small contribution that will count. Here is a list of suggestions and you can start now:

  • Be kind to everyone—love is a great place to start.
  • Reduce the amount of plastic you use—shopping bags are used everyday by millions of people—why not start here. There are so many great re-useable bags available.
  • Encourage your local café and restaurant to use plant-based containers. They are widely available now.
  • Buy food you only need—stop wasting it. Also, cook only want you are going to eat.
  • Reduce the amount of packaged food you buy.
  • Want to buy extra food? Then donate it to a food bank.
  • Use your car less, walk more and use a bicycle.
  • Do you need ‘three’ cars in your household?
  • Stop buying something just because it’s cheap. Are you going to use it should be your first question? Not the fact that you can throw it away and buy another one in a few months.
  • Buy a more sustainable version of the item.
  • Consider buying second-hand items.
  • Repair broken items, if they cannot be repaired recycle them where possible.
  • Don’t want something? Then don’t throw it away, donate it to a charity or someone.
  • Buy locally if you can.
  • Do something for nothing
  • Feed birds and small animals in your garden
  • Grow flowers that are good for wildlife, especially bees.