Ash - Viva!'s talented database and fundraising person - is also a bit of a whizz in the kitchen! Being a keen athlete, he is always thinking about food too...
He's very particular about rice and swears on his auntie's recipe for the perfect method! The secret is to steam-cook it in a pan with a well-fitting lid.
White basmati - 11-20 minutes
Brown longraing rice or brown basmati - 25-35 minutes
A nice variant on the vegan veggie classic - from Waitrose. This would be a quick, tasty supper before or after the Christmas madness!
For a slightly more indulgent but still healthy version, use our vegan sour creme recipe instead of the yogurt. You teetotallers could also replace the cider with apple juice, if you prefer.
A classic and tasty British dish, veggie/vegan style. This uses frozen veggie mince, which is available just about everywhere: Linda McCartney; Asda; Sainsbury;Tesco etc - just avoid Quorn which contains egg and dairy.
Good served with greens (eg broccoli; Brussels sprouts; sauteed shredded cabbage; curly kale) and lightly steamed carrots.
This creamy, delicous pie will win over meat-eating family members! Thanks to Fry's for this and check out more superb recipes on the Fry's website.
Men's Extra: 50g plain tofu (38 cals)
A simple, delicious breakfast or supper
Picture courtesy of lovely vegan kblog.lunchboxbunch.com
An aromatic, fragrant and all-round gorgeous big soup or main meal. My lovely niece made this for us one snowy weekend in Wales – and kindly passed on her recipe. Thank you, Sarah Key Rice!
Although it looks like quite a long list of ingredients, it’s not difficult. Just get everything out that you need, chop the vegetables and go for it. It’s surprisingly fast – even quicker if you cheat and use a ready-chopped stir-fry mix with some added green beans and peas.
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