Vegan Paella

Vegan Paella

Vegan Paella

By: Lisa Guy

This tasty Spanish dish is full of flavour and nutritional goodness. Olives are an excellent source of vitamin
E and healthy monounsaturated fats, which are beneficial for supporting heart health and lowering cholesterol levels.



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  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Olive oil, to sauté
  • ½ medium head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 1½ tsp sweet paprika
  • Pinch chilli flakes
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1½ cups arborio rice, rinsed
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup peas
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup olives
  • Handful parsley, roughly chopped


  • Sauté onion and garlic in a deep frying pan over medium heat in some olive oil.
  • Add cauliflower, paprika, chilli, thyme, tomato and rice and cook for 3 mins.
  • Gradually add warmed vegetable stock and bring to the boil, then turn down to a simmer. Simmer for 15 mins, stirring occasionally, until rice is cooked to your liking.
  • Add peas, cover and cook for another 5 mins. Take off the heat and allow to rest for 5 mins.
  • Toss with lemon juice and top with olives and parsley to serve.


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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .

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