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Crazy Sexy Guide to Beans

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


New recipe – Runner beans stew

Very much in season and extremely easy to grow – Runner Beans.

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?

New recipes – Celeriac

I’ve just added two new recipes to the Recipes section on Your Instinct:

Celeriac side salad

Celeriac cakes

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.

celeriacThis 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

New recipes – desserts

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

fruit platterMost 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

New recipes – soups

tomatosoupAs 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

Added recipes

Couple of new recipes joined the Recipes section on Your Instinct.

They are both rather easy to prepare and extremely good for you:

Beetroot risotto

Rainbow rice

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