Plant Shift

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Following a plant-based or vegan lifestyle, is about food, drink, clothes, shoes, body treatments, hair products and more. 

It's a conscious decision to think, walk and possibly, talk a better lifestyle. 

I support individuals who are thinking about making the shift, as well as, those who have already begun their plant-based journey.

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Attending a wedding reception which is completely vegan

Organising a wedding reception which is fully vegan

A friend of mine was arranging his wedding reception. We were chatting about various things to do with the organisation of it on WhatsApp, when the topic of food arose. 
He wanted the food to be completely vegan but some people whom he was close to, weren't sold on the idea. They were aware of the importance placed on food and they didn't want the event to remembered for the food being pants!
The people he needed to convince hadn't been to a vegan wedding before and weren't sure whether all the courses could be vegan and delicious, and they didn't want this wedding to be a trial for it! 

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Recipe: Pudla (Savoury Pancakes) within 15 minutes

With all the recent tweets about gram flour and pancakes, I developed a craving for Pudla. They are savoury, light, amazing with 'Indian' tea and quick to make. They're also versatile. You can make them thick or thin and you can put anything you want in them. 

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Recipe: Banana Shaak (curry) within 10 minutes

Making a Shaak from bananas is something that I learned from my father-in-law.It's a quick, savoury and sweet dish which can be enjoyed with wraps, rice, Rotli or even on it's own.

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Recipe: Cauliflower Shaak (curry) within 25 minutes

Cauliflower Shaak is a nutritious dish which can be enjoyed with wraps, rice, Rotli or even on its own. This recipe serves 2.

Ingredients for the cauliflower Shaak

  • 1 small cauliflower
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 fresh chilli
  • Oil
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of Rye
  • 1 teaspoon of Cumin seeds
  • Sweet Neem Leaves
  • A pinch of Asafetida
  • A pinch of Turmeric powder
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon of dried coriander powder

How to make the cauliflower Shaak

  1. Chop the cauliflower up into small pieces - it's tastier if the pieces are small
  2. Chop the tomatoes and blend
  3. Add the chilli and blend it all for another 5 seconds
  4. Heat some oil - I use sunflower oil or coconut oil
  5. When it's heated, add the Rye and Cumin seeds
  6. Add the Sweet Neem Leaves and Asafetida
  7. After the seeds have popped add the blended tomatoes and chilli
  8. Let it cook
  9. Add the cauliflower
  10. Add the Turmeric, salt to taste and the dried coriander powder
  11. Stir and let it cook until you feel it's ready to be served - some people like it very soft and others like to eat it when it's semi cooked
  12. Garnish with fresh coriander