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Triple Black

Triple Black

by Susannah White
35Mins
4people
If you have some ready-to-eat black rice, this is a quick meal that is much more tasty than it looks!  It combines black rice with black cabbage and black beans - hence the name.
Cinnamon Biscotti

Cinnamon Biscotti

by Susannah White
30Mins
25people
It's hard to believe that these biscotti are completely whole-food plant-based.  They are sweet and can be quite firm for dipping.  If you want to make them harder, just allow them to cool and bake them a second time (hence the name biscotti - twice cooked).
Mushroom Stroganoff

Mushroom Stroganoff

by Susannah White
30Mins
4people
A compromise recipe (plant based but not whole food)

A creamy, plant based version of stroganoff with sweet smoked paprika and thickly cut portobello mushrooms.  Served with whole grain pasta and broccoli, this makes a reasonably quick and tasty meal.  It's not whole foods due to the use of Oat Cream.
Overnight Oats & Raspberry Smoothie

Overnight Oats & Raspberry Smoothie

by Susannah White
5Mins
1people
A fibre-rich smoothie suitable for any time of the day and a wonderful way to incorporate more oats in your diet.  It just takes 2 minutes in the evening to put the ingredients together in a glass and place in the fridge to soak and then 3 minutes the next day to make into a smoothie using a stick-blender.  If your glass is wide and strong enough, you can even blend it right there in the glass to avoid any washing up!
15 Minute Fruity Flapjack

15 Minute Fruity Flapjack

by Susannah White
15Mins
6people
Due to me having a back injury, my eight year old son has taken on a large part of the cooking in our household.  Together we're creating new recipes that he is able to do fairly quickly.  We wanted to create an easy plant-based flapjack recipe that didn't require any special equipment.  
Nut-free Whole-foods Plant-based Brownie

Nut-free Whole-foods Plant-based Brownie

by Susannah White
60Mins
10people
Back in the summer this year my son requested a WFPB birthday cake, so I created a chocolate cake based on a brownie recipe. The main ingredient? Sweet potato.

It’s not that easy to get sweet potatoes into our family’s diet, but with the equivalent of half a potato in each portion of this brownie, it’s a winner all round. There are no complaints about eating them this way. Whatsoever. From anyone.
 

But…why the obsession with sweet potatoes? Well, for a start in Okinawa, known to be a ‘Blue Zone’ due to the longevity of its population, sweet potatoes used to make up 69% of calories consumed. The life and health expectancy were amazing - unfortunately it’s changing there at the moment and statistics are proving that the old ways were the best for the Okinawans - before the fast food places were introduced.

A lot of research has been done on sweet potatoes and their benefits - including slowing down the spread of cancer cells. They are really high in anti-oxidants and represent fantastic value for money.

My original recipe contained nuts, but as not everyone can have nuts I decided to experiment and see if it tasted as good if I substituted the almonds with sunflowers: success. It tastes amazing. Must go and get another slice!

One slice (about a 10th of the brownie) provides (based on the requirements for a small woman):

23% of daily fibre requirement
12% of protein
11% of iron
9% of vitamin C
13% of zinc
…lots more, including a massive dose of vitamin A

Pesto Style Dip

Pesto Style Dip

by Susannah White
10Mins
4people
Salad is wonderful - all that lovely raw food!  We particularly enjoy shredding red cabbage into ours.  However, when you're avoiding oily dressings, a salad can leave you hungry again too quickly.  It was with this dilemma in mind that we created this garlicky, creamy pesto style dip.
Lucky Muesli

Lucky Muesli

by Susannah White
15Mins
1people
Why is it called lucky muesli?  Well, everytime we eat something so beautiful and so healthy and delicious, we are very lucky indeed.  It's a filling, nourishing breakfast - and the true beauty of it is that you can customise it to how you like it.
A Kilo of Truffles and What it Can Do For You!

A Kilo of Truffles and What it Can Do For You!

by Susannah White
60Mins
30people
Yesterday morning I made a whole kilo of truffles. They’re nearly all gone already…and here’s why I am a keen supporter of WFPB truffles:

If you eat three of them as a snack, you’ll get:
23% of your daily fibre requirement*
29% of your iron*
12% of your calcium*
19% of your zinc*
10% of your folate*
12% of your protein*
Your entire day’s requirement of omega-3
 

(*These percentages are based on the requirements of a six foot man - so if you’re smaller or female, you’ll be getting even more of those daily needs met.)

You’ll also enjoy a massive amount of anti-oxidants: pecans have the highest ‘ORAC’ value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) of all the nuts, followed by walnuts; cacao is also fabulously high in anti-oxidants and dates aren’t too shabby, either.

What you won’t get is any cholesterol. Or salt. Or refined carbs/sugar.

This type of truffle is also fantastic at beating cravings. If you fancy something sweet, they’re sitting there in the fridge in all their glory, waiting to hit the sweet-spot for you as well as nourish you. You’ll also avoid the whole sweet-binge followed by savoury-binge that cravings can cause as you’ll be reasonably full after three of these amaze-balls. 

Furthermore, by avoiding the animal protein in a standard chocolate, you could help to shift your microbiota more towards a Prevotella dominant type (found in vegans, is anti-inflammatory) rather than a Bacteroides dominant type. This might be of particular interest to anyone wanting to lose weight as Bacteroides type could be associated with putting on weight too easily as this type of bacteria is very efficient at extracting calories from food and passing them to their host.

So here’s the recipe, it’s easy, providing you have a processor:

WFPB Minestrone Recipe

WFPB Minestrone Recipe

by Susannah White
60Mins
4people
Some of the best recipes only use one saucepan - and this is one of them! Filling, nourishing and full-flavoured, it's a classic.