Iceberg Lettuce

It is believed that iceberg lettuce offers little nutritional value, and has little flavour. It is widely available and used in salads as it is very heat sensitive and it has a high water content.

Top Tips

Shred and eat in a salad, or use the leaves in place as a tortilla wrap and fill with rice or lentils.

Icing Sugar

This is also known as confectioner’s sugar in other countries, or powdered sugar. It is made from finely milled granulated sugar that is milled into a powder. It is widely available in all UK supermarkets.

Top Tips

Make a simple icing out of powdered sugar by mixing it with water and drizzling it over cakes and other sweet baked goods.

Impulse Tempeh with Sea Vegetables

Impulse is a brand of tempeh. This particular variety contains sea vegetables such as Arame and Hiziki with the addition of organic Tamari and organic lemon juice, to give this a distinct flavour.

Find out more about tempeh by clicking here.

Instant Coffee

Instant coffee is made from brewed coffee beans and also goes by the name of soluble coffee, coffee crystals and coffee powder. It is widely available, and can be bought in different strengths.

Top Tips

Can be used in baking when recipe calls for ‘a shot of espresso’. In the summer, mix with cold plant based milk and ice cubes to make an iced latte.

Irish Moss

This type of seaweed grows in cold water and is used in raw recipes for nutrition and thickening properties. It carries no colour and relatively no taste while providing a lot of fibre, protein, trace minerals and other nutrients. Irish moss has a variety of uses and can add a smooth consistency to smoothies, create a mousse like texture in desserts and thicken sauces.

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Irish moss has a variety of uses and can add a smooth consistency to smoothies, create a mousse like texture in desserts and thicken sauces.It is is used in raw recipes for nutrition and thickening properties.

Israeli Couscous

Israeli couscous is a type of toasted pasta shaped like rice grains or little balls developed in Israel in the 1950s when rice was scarce. It is sometimes referred to as Ptitim, giant couscous, Jerusalem couscous, or pearl couscous and comes in dried form.

See also dried cous cous

Italian Herbs, Dried

Widely available, dried Italian herb seasoning is made from oregano, red bell pepper, marjoram, thyme, rosemary, sage and parsley. It is versatile and can be used in many different recipes.

Top Tips

Mix Italian dried herbs into pasta sauces, dressings, marinades etc. It is versatile and can be used in many different recipes.

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