30th Dec 2021 @ 11:40 am

There’s never a bad time to begin natural, healthier eating, but why not hit the ground running and head into 2022 as you mean to continue, by discovering delicious, fresh food that also does you good.

Here on Lanzarote, there’s now a section of our society that is committed to producing good, ecologically supportable food, and it’s growing all the time. One of the interesting things about this movement is that meat-free alternatives almost seem like an afterthought – vegetarian and vegan dishes are so good, that you may not even notice.

Just buy a firm, fresh Lanzarote-produced sweet potato from the market, take it home and peel it. The fragrance you release is so earthy and natural it’s like digging into fresh soil, and the flavour of the cooked root is as good as you’ll find anywhere on this planet.

Here are a couple of vegan recipes that are so full of flavour that you won’t miss meat or dairy at all. One has a far eastern touch, while the other is an Indian classic – hinting at the way international influences have arrived on Lanzarote, where they are welcomed and combined with fantastic local ingredients.

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