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Sweet potato and lentil curry

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sp-curry1Another classic from the Ecotricity design team for this week’s Meat Free Monday meal suggestion. This time it’s a child friendly curry from Angus.

Interesting fact – sweet potatoes have huge amounts of Vitamin A and also Beta Carotene (slightly more than carrots!).

Enjoy!

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Malaysian noodle soup

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Spicy Noodle AwesometimePicking up the Meat Free Mondays mantle this week is Sam from our design team. He’s sharing his recipe for an aromatic classic – Malaysian Noodle Soup. Here’s what he has to say about this recipe:

I freaking love this dish, it’s probably my favourite thing to eat and it’s relatively easy to make.

This recipe can probably serve four people, I’ve only ever made it for two and then we inevitably come back for seconds… Last time I checked, ingredients cost roughly £12.



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Thai Green curry

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Photo cred: https://www.flickr.com/photos/veganheathen/Another great recipe from Jodie to celebrate Meat Free Monday.

“This recipe is for one of my favourites, Thai Green curry. It’s hard to find vegan Thai pastes as so many of them contain fish sauce, but its super quick to make a homemade paste yourself. I like this dish served with brown rice, but you can have it with white rice or even noodles. Just bear in mind cooking times when making them alongside the sauce. You can also make extra paste if you wish and freeze it in an ice cube tray, then you can just add the cubes to the dish from frozen. You can even use the paste for Thai soups.”



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Japanese Noodle Soup

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image1An article in the Guardian this week states that “curbing the world’s huge and increasing appetite for meat is essential to avoid devastating climate change, according to a new report. But governments and green campaigners are doing nothing to tackle the issue due to fears of a consumer backlash, warns the analysis from the thinktank Chatham House.”

Most people think that transport is the biggest greenhouse gas producing industry but the global livestock industry actually produces more greenhouse gas emissions than all cars, planes, trains and ships combined! Anyway, here’s a tasty Japanese dish you can try – no meat but oodles of flavour.

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Vegan Tagine

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meat-free-mondayHi – Jodie here with this week’s recipe, although World Vegan Month is over now, I’ll carry on sharing some recipes for a bit 🙂

As a family we have all collectively spent a lot of time in Morocco and are always bringing back authentic recipes and spices to recreate our favourite dishes at home. This recipe is my take on a vegan tagine.

With a tagine you do not necessarily need the authentic dish in order to cook this, a large saucepan and lid will work just as well, or an oven proof dish and lid, cook and prep time will not vary depending on chosen dish.

Perhaps we’ll start to see vegan tagine appearing on a high street near you soon? Apparently catering for the ‘plant curious’ is becoming big business.

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World Vegan Month: Vegan Curry

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World-Vegan-Month-earthThis week’s recipe is really quick and simple, and one of my favourite treats.

For me it doesn’t get much better than a home-made curry.

“The first curry recipe in Britain appeared in The Art of Cookery made Plain and Easy by Hannah Glasse in 1747. The first edition of her book used only black pepper and coriander seeds for seasoning of “currey”. By the fourth edition of the book, other ingredients such as turmeric and ginger were called for. The use of hot spices was not mentioned, which reflected the limited use of chili in India — chili plants had only been introduced into India around the late 15th century and at that time were only popular in southern India.” From Wikipedia

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