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Easy Vegan Indian Bowl – Roasted Vegetable and Coconut Curry, Black Kale Daal and Coconut Rice

Better than takeaway! Wayyyy better!! Made with only fresh vegetables and spices, this Indian feast is delicious, rich and healthy too.  I’ve stripped down the preparation and ingredients, so this need not be a weekend treat.  It’s very mid-weekable!  Three recipes, served with our favourite condiments and we’re feasting vegan style! I’m addicted to spice! […]

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People Food Music – Permaculture in rural India using community, food and music

LEARN AND CONTRIBUTE HERE I spent time at Solitude Farm in Auroville, Tamil Nadu (India) a couple of years ago.  I was writing Peace & Parsnips at the time, something I did in six different countries whilst travelling around the world.  In a strange way, the more I travelled and spent time with local, proactive farmers, the more I realised my […]

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Chai! Spiced and Warming Indian Tea (plus some travel snaps of India)

“Chaichaichaichaichaichai!”  A cry you will hear quite often when wandering around India.  In the streets, in the middle of the night on a train, it’s a bit of a theme tune to your day.  Jane has several versions recorded which we like to play and bring a little bit of India into the Beach House (along […]

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Lets Eat India! – Northern Episode

More action from ‘The Jalebi Express’ as Dad and I attempt to eat the Northern part of India.  One Thali at a time…. Lets Eat India! – Northern Episode.

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Israeli Salad (The Indian Traveler Classic) and Tribal Vegans

  B.H.K. IN JODPHUR, INDIA I actually had our homestay’s version of this for breakfast today, sitting on a roof terrace feeling inspired, taking in the massive Mehangarh fort and early morning city skyline with black kites hovering overhead.  The perfect breakfast setting!  I had forgotten about this traveler classic salad.  I enjoyed it so […]

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We’re Back! and India Holiday Snaps

We’re back!  In two pieces;  older, wiser and hairier! North Wales is shining; bee buzzing, flowers swaying, sheep baaaaaa-ing. This is definitetly the home of the B.H.K. Writing the blog from distant shores just seems a little strange, the creative culinary juices just aren’t flowing as deeply as when we’re hanging out up here with […]

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North Indian Feast – Baingan Bhantha and Gobi Tikka

Our first cooked meal in what seems like and age, for no other reason than Ravi Shankar and memories of warm chapattis in Varanasi. Thats all we need and we’re back in the land of spice and wonder. Mother India, her food tantalises our palates and senses. I was spending some time with brother Justin […]

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Walnut and Maple Cookies – Crispy & Chewy, Gluten-free & Vegan

  Warm cookies.  Cup of tea.  Happy days!   (Or coffee.  Whatever’s your favourite cookie tipple.)     We really enjoyed these crisp and chewy cookies, the flavours of toasted walnuts and maple syrup are a delicious pairing.  This is a recipe I created because I love to bake with oats, I love making things […]

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Summer Squash and Peanut Butter Sabji – Spicy, Rich and Healthy Vegan Curry

  Are you missing your Indian takeaways?  Visiting your favourite local Indian restaurant?  Here’s a simple recipe to make your own homemade Indian feast.   A really simple, one pot curry (sabji) with a creamy, rich and spicy sauce   This is a quick vegan curry for beginners, but it has the flavours anyone will […]

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Homemade Vegan Labneh Balls – Simple to make, delicious cream cheese

  This is the easiest and most delicious way of making a tart and creamy vegan cheese   Have you tried making your own labneh?  You only need a few ingredients and a little time to make the best vegan cream cheese/ strained yoghurt.  Rolling it in herbs and spices takes it to the next […]

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Quarantine Curry – Quick Spicy Tomato Masala with Cauliflower, Mango and Spinach

  Quarantine cooking.  Means simply making the most of what we’ve got!  This was last nights dinner in the BHK, I can’t think of a much easier, less fuss-free way of preparing a curry.     This was such a hit over on our vegan cooking group, we had to share it.  Thanks so much […]

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Spicy Ethiopian Vegetable and Peanut Butter Stew – Deliciously Simple, Seasonal and Vegan

  Ethiopian lunches in the BHK are happy times!   We love the bold flavours and vibrancy of Ethiopian dishes like this.  A creamy, rich, spicy sauce, slowly cooked with seasonal vegetables and flavourful fava beans.   This is my version of an Ethiopian Wat (stew/ curry), maybe somewhere between Shiro and a traditional Wat, […]

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Coconut and Caulilflower Gigglebean Curry with Coriander and Lemon Chutney

  A one pan, seasonal curry.  All vegan and very easy to cook.   It doesn’t get much easier and nutritious than this to make a crowd pleasing curry.  This really feels like a bowl of spicy abundance, a staple bowl of sunshine. This was lunch today as Storm Something-or-Other blows itself up outside.  The […]

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Vibrant Vegan! Cooking – Organic soul food in stunning Snowdonia

Picking my own ingredients freshly is a dream. All grown to organic standards just beside the kitchen.  This is surely every cooks idea of paradise!  I felt like sharing a few pictures of what I’ve been harvesting of late.  Good food comes from the earth, from rich soils, the very best vegetables are always local, […]

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Vibrant Vegan! Snowdonia – Plant-based Cooking and Yoga Holiday, 21st-25th September 2019

  TIME TO NOURISH, RELAX AND GET INSPIRED!   This Vibrant Vegan! holiday offers a healthier approach to life and delicious plant-based food, space to rejuvenate, learn, develop and chill in beautiful surroundings, reconnect with nature and a sense of well-being.   This is a celebration of good living!   Your host is Lee Watson […]

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Quick and Delicious Plant-based Brunch! Middle-Eastern Mushrooms, Purple Sprouting Broccoli and Smoky Chickpeas

A simple, colourful and delicious brunch that is ready in double quick time. I wanted something fresh, tasty and healthy this morning.  It’s Sunday, a treat brunch is on the menu!  I love baked beans, but fancied something healthier with a spicy and smoky twist, also pan fried vegetables with some of my favourite flavours […]

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Thai Red Pepper and Coconut Soup – Vegan

Something quick and easy to kick start 2019! A simple, healthy and delicious soup with some of the Thai flavours I totally love. This is how I’d like to kick off 2019, a steaming, bright and nourishing bowl of goodness.  Red peppers are packed full of vitamin C and after the festive season, I’m sure […]

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Italian Herb and Sun Dried Tomato Dumplings

  Thanks for your patience everyone, I’ve finally got around to posting this recipe.  It’s been a long time coming, but I’ve had a few things on my plate (see below;). These dumplings are perfect with pasta and a rich tomato sauce, but also ideal served in a wrap, as a canape/ starter. This is […]

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Mushroom and Squash Rogan Josh – Traditional Kashmiri Curry

Make a decadent, aromatic, rich curry from scratch and even make your own spice mix.  I’ve cooked this curry, and variations of it, loads recently, but think this version is the best.  It does take a little longer, but you just can’t compare the flavours.  I’ve given you options to make this a quick curry […]

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Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable Rice – Lebanese Style

This is a real centre piece dish which is simple to make and packed with big flavours and colours.  This recipe will add a little warming spice and vibrancy to your autumn cooking. You may not have roasted, or baked, rice before, but it’s an easy way of getting really intense flavours into a rice […]

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