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Luxurious Vegan Lentils with Baked Apple Recipe

Updated: Jul 21, 2022

Makes 3 - 450 Calories Per Serving


List 1:

200g Green Lentils

600ml Water

1 Onion Chopped

1 TBSP Chopped Garlic

1 TSP Marmite/Dark Yeast

1/2 TSP Dried Rosemary

1 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar

2 Sweeteners/Stevia

List 2:

2 Small cooking Apples cored and quartered

1 TBSP Fresh Oregano

1 tsp vegan gravy granules


In a pan place everything from list 1 in. Pit a lid on and simmer for 1 hour.

Bake the apples on a tray lined with greaseproof paper and place in a oven at 200c for 15 minutes.

Once the lentil mix is cook for one hour take the lid off and mix in the gravy granules to thinken. If you would like it thicker then add more.

Serve with greens of your choice.

So simple and tasty. Enjoy.

My Chef Training

I found the academic side of school very hard. Suffering from dyslexia it became apparent that the vocational side of life was my calling. This is where my love of food took the next step.

At 15, I found my love for cooking. Immediately my confidence grew and I was finally good at something. Excelling my year group with my culinary skills, at 16 I enrolled at the most prestigious catering college in the country, Westminster.

This had to have been one of the most challenging, fun and eye-opening experiences I had in the real world. Commuting from Sevenoaks to London, Monday to Friday, at 16 was thrilling but tiring. Our days in the kitchen started at 9am and finished at 5pm each day. I would then go and work in a kitchen as a paid chef from 6pm-10pm.

Weekends were a no-go. I would then work from 6.30am to 10pm every other weekend and study on alternate weekends. Welcome to the real life of a chef. Or lack of.

During my time at Westminster, I had opportunities to work at the Dorchester Hotel, Hilton Park Lane, City Rhodes, Houses of Commons and Marco Pierre White’s, Belvedere.

This experience helped a team of 6 chefs win the country's biggest catering competition, Toque D’or.

Daniel Welstead Plant Based Vegan Personal Trainer in Sevenoaks

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