Vegan Cooking – start with the ingredients

I am a great believer in starting with ingredients not a recipe when learning to cook. Yes a recipe is useful especially when baking but when it comes to savoury there is much more room for creativity, substituting ingredients and flavours. Don’t worry I do provide recipes with lessons but as you will find out my sessions are more than just about the recipe.

Vegetable bag schemes are a great way to introduce more fresh seasonal vegetables to your diet. Autumn provides an array of squashes and root vegetables which store well in cool dark cupboards.

This week I have a celariac, an apple form a neighbour and onion from the allotment, the easiest thing to do with them is make a tasty soup. Fry off the onion with a pinch of salt, add the apple and celariac (chop both ends off, peel the skin with a potato peeler and chop into chunks) then add enough water to cover all the vegetables. Cook for about 20 minutes on the hob then blitz with a stick blender. If too thick add a little water, too thin a few chunks of dry bread until you have the right consistency.

Vegan cooking lessons are suitable for everyone. Eating a plant based diet is increasing in popularity all the time. More people are becoming aware of the environmental impact and the effect of eating meat has on the animals and the planet.

Are you new to eating vegan?

Wanting to increase your intake of plant based meals?

Or have family members and are struggling to know what to cook?

I have a range of cooking lessons are perfect for you and your family. Many of the lesson plans I have are naturally vegan. They make use of seasonal products typically found in vegetable bags. Making use of store cupboard ingredients, pulses, spices, and herbs enable you to make tasty satisfying meals.

I love to show creative ways of how to use basic products and make them taste alive.

If you wish to have a more in depth session on plant based cooking a private lesson can be tailored to your exact needs.