Otago Daily Times

Make veges the hero

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ROSA and Margo Flana­gan are on a mis­sion to get Ki­wis to think about food dif­fer­ently.

They want peo­ple to start with plants and then add meat, fish, dairy, poul­try or tofu, rather than the other way around.

‘‘It’s quick and easy, with min­i­mal meal prepa­ra­tion and time and us­ing few dishes.’’

All Eaters Wel­come is the fol­low­up to their first cook­book, Two Raw Sis­ters, which was re­leased last year.

‘‘Nei­ther of us are ve­gan or vege­tar­ian, and we love all kinds of food. But we are firm be­liev­ers in cre­at­ing a life­style based around eat­ing a ma­jor­ity of plants and whole, un­pro­cessed raw in­gre­di­ents.’’

They have con­tin­ued their method of us­ing cost­ef­fec­tive un­pro­cessed raw in­gre­di­ents that can be found in most home pantries. They in­clude a handy ‘‘starter pack’’ of com­mon in­gre­di­ents used in their recipes and what they are.

‘‘We will show you new and in­ven­tive ways to make these ba­sics taste more fun ex­cit­ing and de­li­cious. There are no rules. The kitchen can be a stress­ful place for a lot of peo­ple due to all of the dos and don’ts around food.’’

They say their recipes do not re­quire peo­ple to be a slave to mea­sur­ing cups and spoons and they urge peo­ple to have con­fi­dence and trust in them­selves in the kitchen to use in­gre­di­ents that are in sea­son or ones they like.

There are chap­ters on break­fasts, snacks, mains and desserts as well as a good sec­tion on sal­ads that are lunch­box­wor­thy.

‘‘Most of the sal­ads last three to five days in the fridge, mak­ing them great to make at the start of the week to have for your work lunches or a quick din­ner.’’


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