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45 most popular vegan dinners – vibrant, healthy and delicious vegan recipes

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45 most popular vegan dinners – vibrant, healthy and delicious vegan recipes | Hurry The Food Up

Ahh, vegan dinner recipes, finally!

Do you find yourself asking the same question every night – ‘what’s for dinner?’ And are you bored of hearing the same answer?

Another bland meal that’s totally lacking in flavour and vibrancy, leaving you unfulfilled and disappointed?

Well, we want to help put a stop to boring dinners and invite you to check out our compilation of mouth-watering vegan dinner recipes.

Yes, that’s right! With our help, you get to scroll through some of the most popular and delicious vegan dinner recipes online, created by us and other vegan lovers.

With so many vegan dinner ideas, you can build your own menu for vegans from our selection of delicious plant-based recipes from vegan tofu Bolognese to veggie-driven jackfruit burgers to a hearty shepherd’s pie.

Vegan dinner recipes for all occasions

So what are you waiting for? Next time you want to eat vegan for dinner, ask yourself that pesky question again and scroll through our vibrant compilation of dinner recipes for vegans to find something quick, easy, healthy and TASTY!

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Vegan Chickpea Curry

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4.75 from 154 votes
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: tasty, healthy, nutritious and so good 🙂

Vegan Chickpea Curry. Our awesome vegan takes on the insanely popular dish. Ridiculously tasty and nutritious – just look at all that protein, fibre and iron.

Ready in: 1 hour 10 minutes (just 10 minutes prep)
Recipe by: YuzuBakes
Bonus: healthy and tasty, can be stored for a while in the fridge

Our healthy and delicious chickpea stew is a vegan recipe full of roasted vegetables and packed full of flavours. Make this easy stew for lunch or dinner and freeze it for up to three months. You’ll want to eat it all the time!

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

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Ready in: 1 hour (just 15 minutes prep)
Recipe by: ShahzadiDevje
Bonus: delicious, nutritious and full of flavor!

A family-friendly and satisfying Vegan Shepherd’s Pie recipe gets an Indian twist. Loaded with flavour-packed green lentils simmered in a tomato sauce infused with traditional South Asian spices, and topped with velvety mashed potatoes. Heads up, it’s so Desi~licious that you’ll want more than one helping!

Delicious Fake Lo Mein

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4.6 from 10 votes
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: fast, easy and spicy dish

With all plant-based, seasonal produce easily found in your regular supermarket, this delicious Fake Lo Mein is a must! Just as delicious as the original and ready in only 20 minutes.

Vegan Jambalaya

45 most popular vegan dinners – Vegan Jambalaya | Hurry The Food Up
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Ready in: 30 minutes (just 5 minutes prep)
Recipe by: TheStingyVegan
Bonus: easy, delicious and full of health benefits, one-pot meal

This vegan jambalaya is quick and easy to make, full of spice and flavour and a great one-pot meal. Beans and mushrooms stand in for shrimp and sausage for a totally plant-based, gluten-free and oil-free version of Southern comfort food that’s just as good as the original!

Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: NourishPlate
Bonus: easy, tasty, versatile dish

This mushroom stew is a hearty, family-friendly, easy, one-pot meal that is ready in less than 30 minutes. You can eat it all year round and it goes well with pasta, quinoa, rice or mashed potatoes.

Jackfruit Burgers – Veggie Pulled Pork

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4.82 from 11 votes
Ready in: 15 minutes

Bonus: quick, delicious, fresh and full of flavour burger 🙂

Got a pulled pork burger in mind, but would prefer a vegan version? This easy Jackfruit Burger is the most delicious vegan alternative. Mega-tasty and no little piggies are harmed anywhere along the way – it totally rocks!

Vegan Black Bean Avocado Quesadillas

45 most popular vegan dinners – Vegan Black Bean Avocado Quesadillas | Hurry The Food Up
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Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: LemonsAndZest
Bonus: fast, easy and mega delicious!

Need a quick weeknight dinner? Try these Vegan Black Bean Quesadillas–fresh avocado, black beans, corn, cilantro and spices. This recipe is so simple and ready in no time. Dairy free for those who may need it!

Quick and Creamy Avocado Pasta

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4.67 from 60 votes
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: super quick, easy and soooo delicious!

Quick and creamy Avocado Pasta that’s healthy and vegan. High in fiber, vitamin C, iron and good fats. Easy to make in under 15 minutes.

Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: VeggieDesserts
Bonus: quick, simple, spicy and so delicious 🙂

Mushrooms are perfect for vegan fajitas. They have a lovely dense ‘meaty’ texture that’s perfect alongside the crispy peppers. Cook them in the spices, then serve on a tortilla with salsa, avocado and guacamole! Ready in just 15 minutes.

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: NourishPlate
Bonus: quick, healthy and full of protein, can be stored for a while in the fridge

Simple and delicious lentil dhal made with just a few pantry ingredients. It is healthy and packed with plant-based protein.

Vegan Bolognese with a walnut pesto and heritage tomatoes

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Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: AmyTreasure
Bonus: easy, hearty and fresh dish for the whole family

This vegan dish is hearty and fresh with just the right amount of delicious sweetness thanks to the tomatoes and balsamic vinegar. You’re going to love it!

Vegan Jamaican Jerk Chili with Mango Salsa

45 most popular vegan dinners – Vegan Jamaican Jerk Chili with Mango Salsa | Hurry The Food Up
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Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: TheOrganicKitchen
Bonus: spicy, sweet, healthy and so good tasty 😉

You won’t miss the meat or dairy in this easy vegan chili. Brightened with our favorite jerk spices. Gluten-Free, Vegan, Lean & Clean, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, two generous servings, 530 Calories/Serving, 35 Minutes total

Speedy Vegan Burrito

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4.86 from 7 votes
Ready in: 20 minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: very quick, healthy and versatile

In a rush? The new vegan burrito is here, paving the way and setting the standard. Mega quick and perfect any time of the day!

Penne all’Arrabbiata

45 most popular vegan dinners – Penne all’Arrabbiata | Hurry The Food Up
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Ready in: 30 minutes (5 minutes to prep)
Recipe by: JackSlobodian
Bonus: simple and healthy ingredients, great taste!

Penne all’Arrabbiata is a quick and tasty vegan pasta dish, it’s made with very few ingredients and can be on your table within 30 minutes! The recipe for Arrabbiata sauce originates from the region of Lazio in Italy, the name translates to “angry” because the sauce is meant to be “angry” spicy! However this recipe can be adjusted to your tolerance of heat.

Smoked Tofu & Hummus Buddha Bowl

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5 from 7 votes
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: Hauke

Bonus: quick, healthy and delicious dish

Indulge with this smoky and savory Buddha Bowl. The combination of smoked tofu, hummus, and turmeric rice makes for a perfect vegan dinner (or lunch!)

Mixed Bean Chilli

45 most popular vegan dinners – Mixed Bean Chilli | Hurry The Food Up
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Ready in: 1 hour (just 10 minutes to prep)
Recipe by: JackSlobodian
Bonus: easy, delicious and full of health benefits, one-pot meal

This Mexican mixed bean chilli is delicious and super easy to make. In this mixed bean chilli I use Mexican flavours which creates a bowl of warm, aromatic and smokey chilli. This recipe is also made using just one pot.

Smoky Chickpea and Kale Rice Bowl

45 most popular vegan dinners – Smoky Chickpea and Kale Rice Bowl | Hurry The Food Up
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Ready in: 23 minutes
Recipe by: BackyardBohemian
Bonus: simple, healthy and full of flavor

Smoky chickpeas and kale are sauteed with aromatic spices for a deep flavor with a healthy twist. This vegan rice bowl is simple and delicious.

Tomato Mushroom Spaghetti Squash

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Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: WhataGirlEats
Bonus: easy recipe, simple ingredients, great taste for the whole family

Whole30 recipe for Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes and Mushrooms. This recipe serves six as a side dish and four as a main course. Cheese is not included in the nutritional information.

Vegan Eggplant Teriyaki

45 most popular vegan dinners – Vegan Eggplant Teriyaki | Hurry The Food Up
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Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: ItSavegWorldAfterAll
Bonus: easy, quick, healthy and so delicious

This vegan eggplant recipe is flavorful, easy to make, and served with homemade teriyaki sauce. It’s a great 30-minute dinner recipe for busy nights!

Easy Bean And Cauliflower Rice Enchiladas

45 most popular vegan dinners – Easy Bean And Cauliflower Rice Enchiladas | Hurry The Food Up
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Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: Spabettie
Bonus: quick, amazingly delicious and healthy dinner!

Easy Bean and Cauliflower Rice Enchiladas – a quick weeknight dinner that makes a great lunch the next day! gluten, dairy, and oil free – flavor full!

Ready in: 12 minutes
Recipe by: AlwaysUseButter
Bonus: super quick, simple and delicious one pot meal

This creamy vegan hummus pasta is a quick, easy & delicious one pot meal – make it with homemade or store bought hummus, and just add cooked pasta, pasta water, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and black olives.

Classic Homestyle Vegan Meatloaf

45 most popular vegan dinners – Classic Homestyle Vegan Meatloaf | Hurry The Food Up
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Ready in: 1 hour 10 minutes (just 10 minutes prep)
Recipe by: WowItsVeggie
Bonus: quick preparation, great taste, can be stored for a while in the fridge

This classic vegan meatloaf is just like Grandma used to make it! Filled with yummy breadcrumbs, beefless crumbles, and veggies and topped with a sweet glaze, it is sure to be a hit at your next dinner or holiday!

The BEST Easy Vegan Meatballs

45 most popular vegan dinners – The BEST Easy Vegan Meatballs | Hurry The Food Up
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Ready in: 1 hour 20 minutes (just 20 minutes prep)
Recipe by: JarofLemons
Bonus: delicious, nutritious, perfect for dinner tonight!

The BEST Easy Vegan Meatballs made from black beans, mushrooms, walnuts, and olive oil. Delicious, easy to make, healthy, and perfect for dinner tonight!

Fitness Lentil Bean Salad (25 Min, Vegan)

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5 from 10 votes
Ready in: 25 minutes

Bonus: tasty, healthy, quick and high in protein

Fitness Lentil Bean Salad. Ridiculously high in protein post-workout salad. 40g per bowl. Ready in 7 minutes. Tasty and effective.

French Ratatouille

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Ready in: 1 hour 10 minutes (just 10 minutes prep)
Recipe by: BaconisMagic
Bonus: very easy, so tasty and full of health benefits

A classic French ratatouille recipe that is vegan, gluten-free but has lots of flavour.

Quinoa Chickpea Buddha Bowl

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5 from 7 votes
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: Hauke

Bonus: sweet, tangy, healthy

This easy (and animal-friendly) lunch and dinner bowl hits all the right spots – grains, greens and a legume! What’s not to like?

Sheet Pan Veggie Fajitas

45 most popular vegan dinners – Sheet Pan Veggie Fajitas | Hurry The Food Up
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Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: DebraKlein
Bonus: simple, quick, healthy and incredibly delicious 😉

Veggie Fajitas are simple to make on a sheet pan. They are vegan, gluten-free and use wholesome unprocessed ingredients. You can make them in a heavy skillet if you prefer.

Red Pesto Pasta

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5 from 5 votes
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: quick, easy and absolutely satisfying!

A vegan pesto made entirely from plant-based ingredients that have received so much praise already. You’ve got to give this delicious hearty vegan meal a try!

Vegan Stuffed Peppers

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5 from 3 votes
Ready in: 1 hour 20 minutes
Recipe by: Kat & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: easy and quick preparation, great taste and full of health benefits

Vegan stuffed peppers packed with quinoa – and loads of flavour. Full of protein and with clear instructions in easy steps.

Vegan Spinach Pasta Recipe

45 most popular vegan dinners – Vegan Spinach Pasta Recipe | Hurry The Food Up
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Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: PepperBowl
Bonus: mega easy, quick, delicious and so creamy

Vegan spinach pasta recipe, a perfect healthy dinner. The sauce is creamy and made with Coconut milk and garlic. Best comfort food for the whole family.

Cheeseless Pizza

45 most popular vegan dinners – Cheeseless Pizza | Hurry The Food Up
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Ready in: 22 minutes
Recipe by: KeyToMyLime
Bonus: simple ingredients, so easy and tasty pizzza 🙂

This cheeseless pizza is a simply delicious take on vegan pizza. It’s packed with flavor and easy to make – you won’t miss cheese with this pizza!

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: KeyToMyLime
Bonus: delicious, healthy and easy sushi recipe 🙂

Have you ever wondered how to make vegan sushi? Let me show you how in a few easy steps with this easy vegan sushi recipe. It’s so simple and so delicious!

Vegan Mushroom Risotto

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5 from 7 votes
Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: Kat

Bonus: quick, healthy and tasty, can be stored for a while in the fridge

Follow Kat’s simple instructions for the creamiest vegan mushroom risotto this side of an animal product – perfect for a quiet night in!

Sexy Veggie Lentil Stew

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4.75 from 28 votes
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: Cristina Parés & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: quick, nutritious and healthy dish, can be stored for a while in the fridge

The sexiest lentil stew you have ever eaten. A nutritional powerhouse, this recipe is here to kickstart your year – and your health.

Tofu Bell Pepper Stir Fry

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Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: LivingLou
Bonus: tasty, nutritious and full of health benefits dish

A delicious vegetarian weeknight dinner, this tofu bell pepper stir fry is ready in under 45 minutes and simple to make!

Irish Bombay Potatoes

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4.59 from 17 votes
Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: Ciaran & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: so simple, tasty and spicy

We guarantee you’ve never eaten curried potatoes this good – they’re the perfect fusion of Indian curry and Irish ingenuity. They will not be beaten.

Vegan Three Bean And Vegetable Chilli

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Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: CharlottesLivelyKitchen
Bonus: delicious and healthy, can be stored for a while in the fridge

A delicious, vegan chilli, loved by all the family. Absolutely packed full of vegetables to give you (almost) all of your 5-a-day in one go, and low in calories so you can have cake for pudding without feeling guilty!

Quick and Easy Vegetarian Thai Green Curry (30 Minutes)

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4.85 from 32 votes
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: quick, delicious and spicy!🙂

Ready in 30 minutes and packed full of taste, spice and a fresh lime kick! This vibrant, vegan Thai Green Curry gets two big thumbs up from us – give it a go and let us know what you think.

Vegan Fajita Bowls

45 most popular vegan dinners – Vegan Fajita Bowls | Hurry The Food Up
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Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: aSimplePalate
Bonus: quick, delicious, full of flavor and health benefits

These flavorful fajita bowls are packed with plant-protein, seasoned vegetables, and are beyond easy to make. So much deliciousness and you won’t miss the meat at all!

Mouthwatering Meatless Chili Con Carne

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4.77 from 64 votes
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: simple, nutritious and full of health benefits, can be stored for a while in the fridge

Who said meat free recipes can’t deliver? This meatless (aka vegan) chili proves that you can still enjoy your favourite meals, but in a new, animal friendly way.

Zucchini And Cannellini Tomato Stew

45 most popular vegan dinners – Zucchini And Cannellini Tomato Stew | Hurry The Food Up
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Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: aSaucyKitchen
Bonus: healthy, hearty and delicious one-pot meal

Humble ingredients make for big flavours in this super simple one-pot meal. This dish is great to make when you don’t have much in the house. In just about 30 minutes you’ll see how a couple of canned goods can be transformed into a healthy, hearty and delicious meal. You can even serve this stirred into cooked pasta for an even more filling option! | Gluten Free + Vegan

Pasta Arrabiata

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5 from 4 votes
Ready in: 30 minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: so simple, tasty and spicy dinner

Want to spice up your vegan menu tonight? Make sure you try our tasty Pasta Arrabiata. Sugo all’arrabbiata here we come!

Thai Vegan Drunken Noodles

45 most popular vegan dinners – Thai Vegan Drunken Noodles | Hurry The Food Up
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Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: SixHungryFeet
Bonus: quick, spicy and so delicious dish 🙂

Quick and delicious noodle dish, our vegan Thai drunken noodles are a perfect weeknight option.

Vegan Tofu Bolognese

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4.91 from 11 votes
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: easy, tasty, Italian 🙂

It was about time we veganized the Italian classic. And we’re proud to say we were successful. Please welcome the amazing Anti Bolognese!

Since this is veeeery probably my favourite in this list, let me put the recipe right here. Give it a go, you won’t be disappointed! 🙂

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5 from 2 votes
Course Mains
Cuisine Italian, Vegan
Time 30 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 718kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 14 oz firm tofu (ideally get fresh tofu from the supermarket)
  • 9 oz pasta (choose your favourite, wholegrain would be best)
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1 small can tomatoes (1 small can = 14.5 oz)
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 handful basil, fresh (or 2 tbsp frozen or dry basil)
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (or brown sugar)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Optional

Instructions

For the pasta 

  • Cook the pasta as instructed. Once finished, add a tbsp of olive oil and some salt and oregano for taste.

For the sauce

  • Dice the onion and garlic into small pieces.
  • Heat up oil in a pan and add the onion and garlic. Saute for 2-3 minutes. Now pour in the chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, basilmaple syrup, salt and pepper. Let it simmer.

For the tofu

  • Dice the tofu into small pieces or crumble it for a mince like effect.
  • Heat up oil to medium heat in a large frying pan and add the tofu. Add some salt and let it fry for 15 min or until it’s crunchy. Make sure to stir occasionally, have patience and taste test occasionally! If you crumbled it, reduce cooking time by about 3 minutes.
  • Once everything is ready, stick some pasta on your plate, pour the sauce on top and add the tofu.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
45 most popular vegan dinners – vibrant, healthy and delicious vegan recipes
Amount Per Serving (626 g)
Calories 718 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 4.2g26%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 100mg4%
Potassium 1214mg35%
Carbohydrates 93g31%
Fiber 5.4g23%
Sugar 12.4g14%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 1100IU22%
Vitamin C 39.6mg48%
Calcium 520mg52%
Iron 9.9mg55%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

So there you have it, a compilation of the best vegan dinner recipes. An array of vibrant, healthy choices, that will never leave you unfulfilled and disappointed again.

Next time that question pops up, why not ask yourself ‘what’s for vegan dinner?’

Then you can continue an incredible health journey with delicious whole foods and seasonal produce, that makes you feel good inside and most importantly tastes AMAZING!

Whether you’re new to the vegan lifestyle or have been following a vegan diet for years, we would love to hear from you.

So make sure you leave a comment below on your favourite vegan recipe!

About Dave

From the UK to Germany with many stops along the way. Food without meat is the best type of food. And I plan to share it!

This article has been medically reviewed by James Bell

Healthy, nutritious and absurdly tasty food? That’s what I’m all about. I love recipes which are full of flavour but are good for you too. My job in family medicine led me to become a nutrition professional as well, with an aim to get people healthier just by the food they eat.

2 comments

  1. What an awesome list of recipes! Thanks for including my fajitas.

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