This week’s recipe is by far my favourite variations of the classic lasagne. It has the most wonderful textures from the walnuts and lentils together and is beautiful with a simple side such as garlic green beans or a simple salad. As usual this dish can be adapted slightly to your personal tastes. You could even replace the pasta with leek strips if you’re on a low carb diet.
Speaking of which – the results of yet another study – picked up by all mainstream media yesterday – showed, a diet change alone can prevent and even reverse type 2 diabetes. Vegetarian diets have repeatedly and consistently showed the best results in terms of diabetes prevention and a vegan diet has been the most effective in the management and treatment of diabetes. Many people all around the world changed their lives for the better by following a plant based diet.
The UK charity Viva!Health have resources specifically for diabetics and offer guidance for people new to vegetarian and vegan lifestyle. All the resources (a handy guide with menu planner, a report and a fact sheet) can be downloaded for free here: www.vivahealth.org.uk/diabetes and people can also get personalised advice by calling the charity at 0117 944 1000.
You can also get some great daily recipes by signing up to the free Viva! 30 Day Vegan programme: www.viva.org.uk/30dayvegan