Great plant based food ideas for Autumn

Great plant based food ideas for Autumn

Autumn is a great time for us to help increase our  families and friends  awareness of the benefits of a plant based diet, by making some awesome autumn dishes that provide all the essential vitamins and minerals we need to keep us strong and healthy.

invite your pals around for a night of Uno or some other fun game and serve them up this tasty soup that will have them begging you for the recipe.

you will need to soak the beans and the lentils overnight or for at least a couple of hours.

Shauna’s Delish Autumn Soup.

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Sesame…ses-a-you!!

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Sesame

Wow, it really is a magical plant. Until I started researching for this blog, I hadn’t actually seen a sesame plant. They are beautiful and to harvest them must take an enormous amount of resources as the seeds come from such tiny pods!

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Just look how small they are in this persons hand.

I absolutely love the taste of sesame oil. I have been doing oil pulling with sesame oil for a few months now, and really,my teeth have never looked whiter. there are many many articles on the web about oil pulling, but the benefits for me, have been a fresher, cleaner feeling on my teeth and they are much whiter. I also use a tongue scraper first thing in the morning as well. Both of these are Ayurvedic methods.

read about the benefits of oil pulling here

I use sesame seeds in cooking and I use the oil as well in salads. the taste is nutty and yummy and truly one of my favourites.

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here’s a favourite recipe using sesame oil:

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Are you Lentil???

This is my favourite recipe for the MOST delicious lentil burger. I know that there are a LOT of lentil burgers out there in the fridge section of Coles and Woolies etc and its all very exciting and swoonworthy for vegans and vegetarians alike to see these products appearing on our supermarket shelves…however

What are the ingredients What are we eating ? are there hidden eggs? dairy? Carageenan?? no thanks!!!

its sooooooo easy to make your own…try this recipe and let me know what you think.

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5 minute breakfast deliciousness

5 Minute Tofu Scramble

This is my go to “Im in a hurry and need to eat a protein brekkie and want something fast” go to.

It’s so easy it literally takes 5 minutes

Start by putting a piece of your favourite toast on to cook,

Roughly chop, half an onion or half a small bulb of fennel,  smash  a couple of garlic bulbs and throw them in a fry pan with a glug of olive oil.

as that’s cooking roughly chop a tomato and chuck that in.

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grab your favourite tofu, I like the soft tofu for this scramble and really, it doesnt matter, whatever type you have on hand, throw it in.

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slice a quarter of a lemon and squeeze it over the tofu scramble.

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go outside and pick some mint and parsley, chop it and throw it in the pan.

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spread your toast with olive oil or nuttelex or leave it and serve your yummy 5 minute tofu

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salt and pepper to taste.

literally 5 minutes to deliciousness.