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…

Remove Cheese From Your Diet in 10 Easy Steps.

It is not said lightly that cheese is addictive. This has been proved a compound in cheese have been found in studies and it is what causes us to come back again and again for more. This addictive compound is the protein – Casein. When it is digested it releases casomorphins which act like morphine…

B12 deficieny – Are we at risk?

B12 the buzz word used by many as a reason not to pursue a plant-based diet, But what is it anyway and are vegans getting enough – Is anyone? B12 is also known as cobalamin and it is vital for health. It helps in making DNA and your red blood cells. One of the first…

Vegans V.S. Omnivores – Cant we all just get along?

I’ve recently been invited to a number of vegan debate groups on Facebook. Always one to enjoy a lively debate especially on my ultimate favourite topic I happily accepted and settled in to enjoy learning from other people’s experiences and tastes. Sadly this is not what I found. Maybe this is old news to many…

Meat Free Monday – Vegan Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

1 Tbsp yeast 1 Tbsp sugar 240ml warm water 1/2 small white onion, finely chopped 1/2 tsp garlic, diced 190g Plain Flour 4 Tbsp nutritional yeast 1 1/2 tsp salt Pinch of black pepper   Mix the yeast and the sugar in a bowl and add in the warm water and mix. Allow to rest…

What are you REALLY eating?

With so many people switching to a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle these days, I’m taking this opportunity to “raise the curtain” on meat. Why do we not call a spade a spade? Why do we work so hard to separate ourselves from what we are eating? Are we in denial? Some people would offer thanks…

Fruity Friday – Bananas

Happy Fruity Friday! This week I’ve gone Bananas! Bananas are loaded with antioxidants and are also a decent source of that yummy fibre I’ve been raving about. Essential for Metabolic processes Bananas are interestingly not the best source of potassium, another instance where the media has been misleading. With only 9% of the RDI in…

Sweet Potato With Braised Spinach With Coconut Milk And Beans

Ingredients 2 teaspoons oil of choice 1 small yellow onion, diced 4 large cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger 2 tbsp lemon juice Pinch of chilli flakes ½ can chickpeas ½ can of kidney beans 450g baby spinach 1 can coconut milk 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste 1 whole sweet…

Medeterranian Cauliflower Rice

Ingredients 1 large head cauliflower, separated into 1-inch florets 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, finely diced 1 medium bell pepper, finely diced ½ courgette finely diced 100g cherry tomatoes. 2 cloves of garlic 1 tsp thyme 1 tsp turmeric 1/4 tsp cumin Salt   Method For this recipe, it is best to have the…