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Tokyo’s vegetarian havens

Japan’s food culture can come as a shock to first-time visitors. Preconceptions of a nation of clean living centenarians are dashed as soon as you step from the airport train to the waffle counter. It’s something of a ‘French Paradox’, with avenues of eye-widening eateries more reminiscent of the USA than Japan. Surely it’s sushi […]

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Kidney bean curry – rajmah chawal

Serves four. Has a cook time of around twenty minutes. Vegan Gluten-free   A potent source of fibre + zinc. Rich and filling.   two cans of kidney beans (unsalted)   /   fine chop one white onion   /   mince two tsp garlic   /   mince half tbsp ginger  /   fine chop two green chillies (deseeded, if preferred)   /   chop […]

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In brief — Foods for skin defense

Our skin is a barometer of our wellbeing. It’s the first line of defence against the negative effects of weather, pollution, chemical stressors, anxiety and diet. So it follows that when we eat well, we may be able to boost its resilience. Here are a few powerhouse foods with protective properties that might just able […]

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Bolognese

Serves four. Ready in around an hour. Rich + warming. Packed with Protein, Thiamine and Vitamin B6.   grate two large carrots (skin on)   /   fine chop two large celery sticks   /  fine dice one aubergine   /  fine chop one white onion   /   mince two tsp garlic   /   crumble one block of natural fermented tofu  […]

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Baked pumpkin rice

Serves four. Ready in around forty minutes. Hearty comfort food. Packed with Vitamins A, C + E, Folate + Iron.   peel + cube half a small pumpkin   /   one mug of cherry tomatoes   /   de-stalk + chop half a pack of kale   /   slice one white onion   /   mince one tbsp of garlic   /  […]

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Coeliac safe Brighton independents

Brighton has always been accommodating. It’s the cultural home of veganism in the UK, with plant-based restaurants on just about every candy-coloured corner leading the charge. Now, it extends its umbrella of inclusivity to the gluten-free. Just about every cuisine is catered for in this vibrant seaside town and everything’s within arm’s reach. For the […]

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