Plant-Based on a Budget: Cookery Demo and Conversation with Sarah Bentley and Rohini Bajekal

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For this first in a series of educational webinars for Plant-Based Health Professionals UK, Rohini Bajekal and Sarah Bentley talk about a plant-based diet while giving a cooking demonstration.

Sarah Bentley, Founder and Director of Made in Hackney, shows us how to make four delicious plant-based dishes using only pantry staples:

Nutrient Boosted Tomato Sauce
Cheesy Sauce with Butternut Squash, Chickpeas and Nutritional Yeast
Oil-Free Sautéed Greens with Lemon
Omega-3 rich Nutrient Sprinkle

(recipes will be uploaded to the website soon)

Made in Hackney is the UK’s first plant-based community cookery school and charity:
To donate to Made in Hackney’s crowdfunder to feed the most vulnerable with emergency meals during the Covid-19 crisis and keep the charity going:

Plant-Based Health Professionals UK provides education and advocacy on whole food plant-based nutrition for prevention and treatment of chronic disease. In addition to practicing conventional medicine, we are passionate about promoting health and well-being using whole food plant-based nutrition.

To donate or sign up as a member to be part of our community, visit:

Sarah Bentley
Founder & Project Director

In 2009 former reggae journalist and university lecturer Sarah Bentley
had a conscious awakening. Questioning the impact her writing was
having on the issues she cared about she embarked on a period of
learning. She read books on the global food system; watched
documentaries about the banking crisis; helped build cob houses in eco
communities; learned to grow food; became a passionate advocate of
organic; started writing for The Ecologist; took multiple Permaculture
courses; did an apprenticeship at 38 Degrees; took part in grassroots
environmental activism (well, tagged along with ‘real’ activists to
blockade an oil rig for the day); became a growing apprentice at
Growing Communities and had a life-changing conversation with Indian
activist Vandana Shiva.

These experiences landed Sarah at the heart of London’s thriving
organic, local food scene – a movement seemingly about growing your
own but Sarah believes is, as the permaculture saying goes, ‘A
revolution disguised as gardening.’ “By working on re-localising food
systems you’re having a positive impact on a huge range of issues –
food poverty, inequality, climate change, reducing corporate control
of our food, health, and wellbeing – it’s a hugely inspiring and
rewarding area to work in.

Rohini Bajekal, Nutritionist and Advisory Board Member, PBHP UK

Rohini Bajekal is a nutritionist (MA Oxon, MSc Nutrition and Food
Sciences, Dip IBLM/ BSLM) and an International Board-Certified
Lifestyle Medicine Professional. She provides evidence-based
nutrition and lifestyle advice to her clients, focusing on a whole
food plant-based approach. A keen recipe developer, Rohini is
passionate about making delicious, affordable and healthy plant-based
meals. She is a Cookery Teacher at Made in Hackney, the UK’s only
plant-based local community cookery school and charity.

As a women’s health advocate, Rohini is Brand Manager for Women for
Women’s Health (WfWh), a voluntary service set up to empower women of
all ages to make lifestyle choices that will help improve their own
health as well as that of their families. Find out more about Rohini
and her work at or follow her on Instagram for
daily tips. You can also reach her via email at

To join more PBHP UK webinars, sign up to the website mailing list at For access to all the webinar series join us as a member today.


Hannah Short says:

Brilliant. Shared. Thank you 🙂

Rajiv Bajekal says:

Excellent video. Sarh simplifies cooking and there's so little fuss in her methods. Also wonderful to hear the science behind these methods from Rohini. What a fantastic service for vulnerable people!

Patricia Sullivan says:

PS listening from lock down in Dublin x

Patricia Sullivan says:

This is great.. Found this video by chance just now.. Wonderful and thank you.. I'm plant based for just over year now and welcome new recipes and chat from like minded people .

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