Some nutrients can be harder to get enough of in a vegan diet such as, calcium, vitamin A, iron, choline and vitamin B12. Although eggs, dairy and meat products are all common sources of these nutrients, there are some surprising vegan sources of each.
We may be bias, but we love veg and everything it has to offer! Not only is it delicious, but it’s also full of health benefits too. To celebrate all things veg, we’ve pulled together some easy recipes that include cavolo nero, leeks, spinach and kale. So whether it's breakfast time, lunchtime or dinner, it's easy to eat more veg.
It’s the trendy green that’s on everyone’s lips! If you haven’t discovered cavolo nero yet, you’re missing out…
Did you know that by adding a handful of cavolo nero to your favourite dishes you’ll be boosting it with vitamins A, C & K, not to mention great colour and taste!
Christmas may be a time to indulge ourselves but it is also a time to make the most of all the vegetables that are in season – like cavolo nero. This deliciously versatile brassica isn’t just a perfect accompaniment for a host of festive meals, it also makes a scrumptious and unusual addition to the Christmas Pudding.
We all know that some foods taste better together – from a splash of dressing on a salad, to the carefully crafted concoction that is your favourite pre or post workout morning smoothie - but did you know that by eating certain foods together you can actually make them healthier too?
Looking for a great tasting vegetarian dishes? Well, you’ve certainly come to the right place because we’ve got a great selection of recipes using cavolo nero, leeks, kale and spinach. Whether you love a Japanese cuisine, or you’ve got a soft spot for Italian food these recipes are sure to whet your appetite!
Renowned cookery writer, Rosemary Moon is an expert in perfecting food pairings for optimum flavour and here she’s given us her favourite combinations for kale and cavolo nero. You may already know what some of these tasty combinations, but others may take you by surprise!
To mark the beginning of the Easter Weekend, we’ve put together a selection of our favourite fish recipes with cavolo nero. Cavolo nero has a marvellous rich, intense and slightly sweet flavour, that complements a range of different fish. From stir-fried seabass, to a roasted cod or a smoked haddock fish pie, cavolo nero is the perfect partner for your fish supper.
Want to avoid the queues at your favourite cafe this weekend, but don’t want to miss out on brunch? Here at Discover Leeks, we think we may have the solution. With these amazing recipes, you can cook a show stopping brunch in the comfort of your own kitchen, better yet – you don’t even need to change out of your pyjamas! So, this weekend, be the envy of your friends and achieve #BrunchGoals from the sofa with one of these great recipes!
From the beautiful countryside of Tuscany, to the ancient buildings and streets of Rome and Florence, Italy is one of the most romantic countries and the where the story began for one of our favourite veggies, cavolo nero!
Transport yourself and your loved one to Italy for an evening with our cavolo nero inspired Italian recipes, for meals that are perfect for cooking and enjoying together.
Snowdrops, daffodils and crocuses are once again in bloom and the evenings and early mornings are getting lighter day by day… this can only mean one thing, spring is on its way! We’re ready to say goodbye to the gloomy grey skies and cold temperatures that come with winter but we’re not quite ready to stop enjoying hearty winter dishes! That’s why we’ve put together a selection of our favourite warming leek recipes for you to enjoy now
Getting your 5-a-day might be easier than you think, especially when you can be sure to get at least one or two of them in your evening meal. There are plenty of ways to add veg, either as a side or using it as a core part of the dish as a way of enhancing the flavour and texture. To give you some inspiration, we’ve picked one of our favourite and most flavoursome winter veggies, leeks! Just 80g (around half a large leek) counts as one of your 5-a-day and they’re so easy to prepare too!
Feeling the pinch this month after the big Christmas spend but hate the idea of boring meals just to save a little money? Us too! That’s why we’ve put together a selection of cavolo nero and kale recipes for the family, for under £10 which don’t comprise on taste and are really easy to make! From a veggie stir-fry and potato cakes to kale chilli, these dishes are not only great value and healthy but full of flavour too.
A large handful (100g) of raw spinach provides a host of nutrients. These include vitamin A which promotes healthy, clear skin and vision; vitamin C which aids the growth of healthy connective tissue and folate which contributes to a healthy immune system.
To help you add a little spinach to your day, we’ve come up with a 5-day plan of ways to add some goodness to your breakfast, lunch and dinner!
You’ve probably heard the saying ‘you are what you eat’ but what you may not realise is that this holds true both for inside and outside your body. You need to ensure your diet contains key vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to ensure skin, hair and eyes are nourished from within. The organs that you can’t see like your heart, bones and nervous system also need the right balance of nutrients to help keep them healthy and in tip-top condition.
Cold and crisp mornings, dark and frosty nights, it’s a sure sign that winter is on its way!
It’s the perfect time of year to warm up with a delicious bowl of soup, and making your own is easier than you might think! Kale is ideal for adding into a hearty winter soup, as it adds colour, texture and a great flavour.
Here at Discover Great Veg we’d take any excuse to tuck into a curry! Spinach is a key ingredient to many curries, especially in Indian inspired dishes. ‘Saag’ is the most common Indian dish that contains spinach. It’s so simple, because one of the best things about spinach is that you don’t even need to worry about chopping it! Just pop a large handful in a saucepan and simmer with cumin, coriander and a pinch of salt and pepper.
October 1st marks World Vegetarian Day, a day where we celebrate all things veggie! This day was started way back in 1978, and was created to help educate people about the benefits of a vegetarian diet, not only for the protection of animals and to help preserve the earth, but for the positive effect it can have on your health too! Here at Discover Cavolo Nero we love all things veg related, so we want to show you just how tasty and varied a veggie diet can be.
Box clever in the lunch stakes this September by using spinach & kale to create tasty packed lunch dishes for kids and the rest of the family too!
Finding tasty yet healthy food which gets full marks from kids, parents and teachers can be tricky, but the recipes for Spinach Houmous with Pittas, Kale Crisps and Kale Pesto Pasta tick all the boxes and are also quick to prepare, convenient to transport and store and low in sug