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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

Noshbite sales are going well and I've launched some new products called FAB.

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weekend reading & listening

A selection of weekend reading and listening that I’ve found interesting. Two books that we should all read.

Why We Sleep: The new science of sleep Mathew Walker says that sleep is not an option but necessary. He explains in easy terms the science behind sleep. Over 60 years of reserach are in this book. He says, “Sleep is non-negotiable.” A few more quotes;

“Without exception, every animal species studied to date sleeps, or engages in something remarkably like it.”

“Humans are not sleeping the way nature intended. The number of sleep bouts, the duration of sleep, and when sleep occurs have all been comprehensively distorted by modernity.”

“Routinely sleeping less than six or seven hours a night demolishes your immune system, more than doubling your risk of cancer.”

There is much more to read and digest. If there is one book you need to read, make it this one.

The Clever Guts Diet: How to revolutionise your body from the inside out Michael Mosley takes us on an interesting journey through our digestive system—describing the travels of his ‘pill camera.’ Scientists are realising how important the microbiome in our gut are and I’ve been fascinated by this over the last few years. Finding something easy to ‘digest’ has not been easy, but this book changes things. Whether you eat plant based or not, I think you should read this book. It may change how you look at food.

Michael Mosley, explains “Your gut is astonishingly clever. It contains millions of neurons - as many as you would find in the brain of a cat - and is home to the microbiome, trillions of microbes that influence your mood, your immune system, and even your appetite.”

Love & Smiles—rajiv :)

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FAB—skin food that changes the way you protect and norish the largest organ in your body. It’s super concentrated, multi-use, unisex and made from plants. Available now.

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!

Mango  #veganrecipehour Special

Mango #veganrecipehour Special

Did you know that mangoes belonged to the cashew family? They are one of my favourite fruits and there is so much you can do with them. I also show you how to cut one.

Potato Slices and Spinach or Broccoli and Red Peppers

Potato Slices and Spinach or Broccoli and Red Peppers

This is comfort food at it's best. Delicious warm potato slices with spinach or broccoli/red peppers. It's cheap and quick to make, what more do you want?

Chilli Chunky Carrot and Sweet Potato Mash

Chilli Chunky Carrot and Sweet Potato Mash

Everyone who has tried this dish has loved it hugely. Like all 'good' recipes this one is from a mistake that happened one day…

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 about the state of our planet. We can 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.
  • Reduce the amount of plastic you use—shopping bags are a great place to start. 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.