New year, New me (again)

First of all, Happy New Year!! I hope you all had wonderful holidays filled with too much food and a sufficient amount of happiness. I had just that type of Christmas. Starting out with wine night fun with my boyfriend on Christmas Eve and visiting family on Christmas day and all the days beyond.  Alas,…

My Vegan Holiday Menu!

So it’s officially one week until Christmas and I love Christmas. In case it isn’t clear by now I love cooking, and Christmas cooking is my favourite. I love being surrounded by great conversation with my family at Christmas with the Christmas music playing softly in the background. I love the smell of all the…

Vegan Holiday Cooking – Sauerkraut and Mushroom Pierogi/Dumplings

A traditional polish dumpling these out all other dumplings to shame. There are tons of fillings that go beautifully in these dumplings (including sweet fillings) but this one is my favourite. For the dough 250g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp vegetable oil 150ml warm water   For the Filling…

Vegan activism: Can it do more harm than good?

In Worcestershire, England a lorry overturned after a group of vegan activists protested against the driver transporting 640 turkeys to slaughter. This is such a sad tale. In this case, the activists likely made the situation worse and I didn’t think that was possible. Imagine being transported in a lorry in a small container unsure…

What I Miss The Most Since Going Vegan – It’s Not The Food.

Although being a vegan is mostly sunshine, rainbows and butterflies there are some things about my life prior to veganism that I do miss… The convenience of eating whatever I want. No, it’s not that I want to eat non-vegan products. When I was young I would eat anything I was not a fussy eater…

Being Vegan – How It Affects my Parents.

  When I turned vegan I considered many things including “where would I get my protein?” “Would it be harder to cook?” or “more expensive” and “how would it affect my weight?” One of the biggest hurdles for me with veganism was something I never ever considered – “How would it affect my parents?” When…

Why Do Vegans Eat Fake Meat?

Since going vegan I have met a lot of people who are very interested in the diet whether it be to debunk it or because they simply cannot imagine a life without meat or dairy.  One of the most interesting questions I’ve been asked in the past couple of months many times is why do…