Does this charming chant ring a bell? Beans, beans, the magical fruit. The more you eat, the more you… toot! Whether this tune gives you the giggles or makes you blush, you get the point: beans wake up your gut!
Beans are an essential component to any plant-based diet. They’re loaded with protein and fiber and add heft and heartiness to any meal. Did you know that there are more than 800 varieties of beans? Holy abundance! Continue reading
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Very much in season and extremely easy to grow – Runner Beans.
Runner beans need to be topped and tailed and may also need stringing before use. They should be sliced lengthways before cooking and plunged into boiling salted water and cooked until al dente. Runner beans are used in salads (young can be eaten raw) as well as added to stews, casseroles, soups and broths. They are also served as a vegetable side dish or mixed with other beans. Flavours and ingredients that go well with runner beans include tomatoes, garlic, lemon juice and chillies.
One of most popular runner beans recipes can be found in Your Instinct‘s Recipes section under:
Runner beans stew
Runner beans are a good source of Vitamins A and C and folic acid.
What is your favourite recipe including runner beans?
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I’ve just added two new recipes to the Recipes section on Your Instinct:
Celeriac side salad
Celeriac – one of the most underrated vegetables, perhaps just misunderstood… As the winter this year is extremely and unusually long, I’m sure a lot of us is still using the supplies from last year.
This versatile vegetable can be stored for around 5 months. Underneath the spiny roots and perhaps not the most attractive skin there is a soft, velvety flesh that, when mashed, has the creaminess of potato with the added subtle flavour of celery. Celeriac can be eaten roasted, cooked or raw and can replace parsnips in almost any recipe. Continue reading
I’ve just added a new Desserts section to Your Instinct.
Few new recipes there:
Wholemeal apple pie without eggs
Chocolate banana cake
Wholemeal fruit crumble
Most of them can use wholemeal flour, even if not listed. I’ve experimented with a lot of recipes, including pancakes, and they are all fine with replacing white with wholemeal flour. Also, a dessert does not have to mean ‘sweet’ or ‘sugar’, it could be a beautiful fruit platter or an organic cheese platter for non-vegans. Continue reading
As the winter is lurking just behind the corner, yet again, we better undust our soup recipes, as they may come very handy soon.
I’ve just added a couple of extra quick and easy soup recipes on Your Instinct, packed with lost of nutrients and super tasty too!
Red lentil and chilli soup
Butternut squash and orange soup
Celery and walnut soup Continue reading
Couple of new recipes joined the Recipes section on Your Instinct.
They are both rather easy to prepare and extremely good for you:
Beetroot is one of my absolutely favourite vegetables and the risotto above is so straightforward and doesn’t require much stirring if you have any ovenproof dish with lid. Continue reading