Need a simple, easy, guilt free recipe? With cupboard ingredients and a few extra things, try out a healthier alternative to fat filled crisps. Courgette crisps Time: 25 minutes Number of people: 2-3 Ingredients: 1 courgette 114g golden breadcrumbs (half of the cardboard tub) 100g hard cheese strength 4 or parmesan 20ml olive oil 1½ tsp smoked paprika powder 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp black pepper Method 1. Preheat oven to 175ºC. 2. Combine the breadcrumbs, hard cheese, smoked paprika powder, sea salt and black pepper. 3. Chop the courgette to medium sized slices. Be careful not to cut them too thick, as it will not cook properly. However at the same time, do not cut them too thin as they will be flimsy even after baking or burn easily. 4
Veganism has been the trendiest ‘thing’ of 2015. For year’s vegans were sandal wearing, flowers-in-their-hair hippies, but now its cool to shun animal products to help save the planet and be a little healthier. Words: Shannon Cowley, Subeditor: Gemma Smith Whether you believe it or not, there are tons of health benefits to adopting a vegan lifestyle. Its better for the environment, you’ll feel healthier, and no animals are harmed in the process. So, why isn’t the nation turning vegan? If you’re scared of missing your favourite sweet treats in quest of a plant-based diet, think again. With the craze taking over, there is now a huge range of vegan alternatives to all the sugary foods we love. And they’re much healthier too. But, can these vegan dupes ever match up to the real thing?