I don’t know about you, but as it gets darker and colder I start searching out warming comfort food and this Plant Based Hungarian Goulash with Herb Dumplings fits the bill perfectly. I’ve made it with green, yellow and red bell peppers, sliced potatoes, onions, garlic, tomatoes and hot smoked paprika. Not forgetting the three types of beans I’ve used – kidney, black and cannellini.
It’s got a deliciously smoky flavour from the hot paprika – I used Pimenton de la Vera and is wonderfully warming and comforting.
I served mine with Tenderstem broccoli and cabbage tossed in fresh lemon juice with some freshly ground black pepper. It went down a treat!
Did you know that bell peppers are packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients? They’re an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6 and a a very good source of folate, molybdenum, vitamin E, fibre, vitamin B2, pantothenic acid, vtiamin B3 and potassium as well as being a good source of vitamin K, manganese, vitamin B1, phosphorus and magnesium.
Who knew bell peppers were so nutrient packed?
If you’re avoiding all oil, stay away from the dumplings as they’re not strictly plant-based – the veggie suet is made from 85% vegetable oils, but check the veggie suet you have, it may be different.
Don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients, they’re super simple to prepare and very easy to cook. It’s a one pot wonder!
Let me know how you get on with making it. Enjoy!
If you’re just starting out on your plant-based journey then the following articles will help you.
How to get started on your plant-based journey to learn about the power plate. It was developed by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and provides optimal health for you and your family and is brilliantly flexible so you can eat in a way that suits your taste and lifestyle whilst getting all the nutrients you need.
If you’re struggling to eat more whole grains everyday, check out my five tips to help you here: How to easily eat more whole grains everyday
A typical food plan for the day may look like this:
Oatmeal/porridge for breakfast made with water or plant-based milks such as rice milk. Topped with fresh fruit such as sliced banana. Two slices of wholemeal toast, spread with 100% fruit jams. Read about my 7 of the best ever plant-based breakfasts
Water and/or tea or coffee, black or made with plant-based milks.
Mid morning snack of fruit, or read my post on 11 simple plant based snacks to enjoy at work
For an afternoon snack remember to check out my suggestions here: 11 simple plant based snacks to enjoy at work
Now it comes to dinner. What’s quick to make, nourishing and doesn’t cost the earth? Try some of my delicious dinner recipes.
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