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Recipe creator and photographer from Dembleby promotes plant-based food




A lady from Dembleby wants to encourage people to look more carefully at what they are eating.

Since leaving Stamford High School, Céline Bangay has spent three years as a recipe creator and food photographer.

This included redesigning the EasyJet menu to include its first vegan meal and managing Harrods’ bakery and patisserie, as well as private catering.

Celine Bangay, former Stamford High School pupil
Celine Bangay, former Stamford High School pupil

The 25 year-old specialises in plant-based foods and raw food dishes, including recipes she believes help reduce anxiety.

“I grew up in Stamford then went to London where there are lots of plant-based options but coming back to the countryside I’ve realised it’s a bit backwards,” said Céline.

“I suffered from acne and was tired all the time. I have been ‘plant-based’ for three years and feel happier.”

Buckwheat pancakes by Celine Bangay
Buckwheat pancakes by Celine Bangay

She added that before she began experimenting she thought plant-based foods wouldn’t leave a person feeling full.

Céline, who now lives in Dembleby, near Sleaford, said: “I would really like to debunk the myth that plant-based food is just salads.

“I truly believe that living in harmony with nature and the Earth is the only way we can look towards to build a brighter future.”

She added: “More people are becoming aware of where the food is coming from and how animals are being treated and this pandemic is the perfect example.

Plant-based sausage rolls by Celine Bangay
Plant-based sausage rolls by Celine Bangay

“Realising what effect we are having on the food chain and thinking about what plant-based alternatives there are."

From buckwheat pancakes to cookies made from oat pulp, Céline is looking to work with people and businesses create plant-based options for their menus.

To find out more about her work e-mail celinesculturecounter@gmail.com or visit her Instagram page, ‘culture_counter_’.

Oat pulp cookies by Celine Bangay
Oat pulp cookies by Celine Bangay

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