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Vegan Weight Loss Tangine

Updated: Jul 21, 2022

Makes 5 - 550 Calories


12 vegan sausages

3 red onions, roughly chopped

200g pitted dates

2 whole lemons

1 pint water

1 tbsp mint sauce

30g Moroccan spices

2 tbsps dried herbs

2 tins good quality chopped tomatoes

1 heaped tbsp Marmite

1 tbsp tomato ketchup

1 courgette, roughly chopped

5 mixed peppers, roughly chopped

1 tsp ground garlic


Place water, tomatoes, dates, ketchup, Marmite, courgette, peppers, garlic, onions , 1 tbsp herbs , 20g Moroccan spices in pan.

Stir, place lid on pan and cook over medium heat and boil for 1 hour.

Mix the sausages, 1 tbsp herbs, 10g Moroccan spices and mint sauce into a paste and round into balls.

Place balls under grill for 10-15 minutes.

Take lid off pan and reduce sauce down.

Add vegan sausage balls and serve.

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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