Vegan winter warmers

Yellow Split Pea Dahl

This dish is delicious on top of rice or any grain of your preference.

1 large white onion, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

2 cups of pre-soaked yellow split peas

5 cups of vegetable stock

Bunch of spinach

Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 teaspoon of turmeric

1/2 teaspoon of cumin

Sauté onion in a little water until soft

Add garlic and yellow split peas

Stir for one more minute then pour over vegetable stock and add spices

Bring to boil then simmer for 20-25 minutes until cooked

Add spinach and stir until spinach is soft

Serve hot or even cold

guest2Pea and Fresh Mint Soup

3 cups of frozen peas

Handful of chopped fresh mint

One small sweet potato, diced into small pieces

One medium onion, finely chopped

2 cloves of garlic

5 cups of hot water with one cube/spoon of vegetable stock

1/4 teaspoon of Himalayan salt

Pinch of ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)

Sauté onion and garlic in a little vegetable stock water until golden

Add sweet potato and stir for five minutes, adding more stock water so not to stick

Add peas (rinsed to be room temperature) and mint for a couple of minutes

Pour over the rest of the vegetable stock

Add herbs and spices

Bring to boil and then simmer for 20 minutes

Blend and serve hot

Healthy Biscuits

3 small Cyprus bananas, mashed

1 pinch of iodized sea salt

1 drop of vanilla extract

1 tablespoon of coconut oil

1/3 cup of Date syrup

2 tablespoons of almond milk

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder

1/2 cup of coconut flour

1/2 cup of whole grain oats

1/2 cup of mixed granola

2/3 teaspoon of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda

1 teaspoon of sesame seeds

1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds

Preheat oven to 180 degrees

Mix all the wet ingredients first

Add the dry on top and make sure to mix in the baking powder/bicarbonate of soda into the flour before mixing everything together

Take less than a tablespoon worth of mix and make into a small ball.

Place on baking paper and press down to make a circular biscuit

Repeat – you should get about 16 biscuits

Bake for 15 minutes

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