Tell people that you are vegan and they assume that you are super healthy, existing on a diet of mung beans, sprouts and kale...
However, it's easy to eat just as badly following a vegan diet as that of your average westerner - think fast food, takeaways, ready meals, snacks with a 2 year shelf life... this is mostly because of the intention behind the decision to eat this way. Many people choose to follow a vegan diet for economic and ethical reasons (to save the planet or...
Acne can be a horrible condition for those suffering from it, particularly if it doesn't seem to be getting better.
Let's face it, being a teenager is hard enough without having to deal with unpredictable skin blemishes. Puberty unleashes a volatile cocktail of hormones on the body and acne is one of the many issues you may be dealing with.
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Ingredients: makes at least 10
250g cashew nuts
250g desiccated coconut
250g pitted dates
brown rice syrup (sometimes called malt rice syrup) or other sweetener
125g raw cacao
Blitz the cashews in a food processor until you get even crumbs
Add the coconut and do the same.
Add the dates and blitz until broken down.
Add the cacao and salt and blitz again.
Add rice syrup a bit at a time, start with 2 tbsp then blitz and check the consistency - it should hold together in...
1 tin black beans
250g cooked brown rice (use a pack of pre-cooked rice as a shortcut)
half onion finely chopped
1 tbsp flour (any kind, I use brown rice flour)
2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp garlic powder
half tsp salt
Fresh chopped herbs like Coriander/Parsley (optional)
Fresh chopped Chilli (optional, if you like it spicy)
In a food processor add the rice, onion, flour and spices and blitz until fairly smooth.
Add optional herbs and drained black beans,...