Cheesy tofu bites

  Ingredients 350g block firm or extra firm tofu 75g chickpea 55g nutritional yeast 1 Tbsp wet mustard (I recommend dijon) 1 tsp salt 1 tsp all-purpose seasoning (use your preferred seasoning, I love Italian seasoning) ½ tsp pepper 100ml water 2-3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil   Press tofu for about…

Can we completly avoid exploiting animals?

 “Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.” Although the biggest part of veganism is a dietary change there is also the lifestyle changes for example not using products that…

Carrot Based Vegan Veggie Burger

  2 large carrots 400 g can mix beans 1 onion 3/4 tsp dried rosemary 3/4 tsp dried thyme 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp curry powder 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup / 80 g whole wheat flour or oat flour Olive oil   Wash the carrots, I like to leave the peel on for…

An Athletic Vegan Debunks Vegan Myths.

Today’s article is one from Paul Landini who writes a column for the globe and mail. He does a number of health columns but he took this opportunity to truly introduce himself saying “My name is Paul and I’m a vegan” He appreciates the fact the vegan lifestyle has changed a lot in the last…

Veganism Its A Lifestyle Not A Diet

The article Im looking at today is Niki Bezzant: Should we all go vegan? This article was published on Nzherald. In this article Niki Bezzant who claims to be a committed omnivore try’s a vegan diet. Her philosophy for eating is “a little bit of everything and not too much of anything”. She acknowledges that…

Vegan Coconut Cream Cookies

COOKIE 40g maple syrup 65g cup cacao powder 45g brown rice flour FILLING The cream from one can of full-fat coconut milk chilled. (Place in the fridge the night before preparing you can dispose of or use the liquid portion elsewhere) 2 tbsps powdered sugar INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to 120°C. Combine all the cookie ingredients…

Fruity Friday 1 – Apples

As another addition to my blog, I will be doing a “Fruity Friday”. A lot of people know about 5 a day but the fruit is often overlooked and people opt for vegetables to meet this target. So every Friday I will be uploading a blog which looks at the benefits of fruits and why…

Cow Milk Should Not Be The Main Beverage For Young Humans.

Another day and another pseudo-science article has come to my attention online. This one from the ever-reliable CBC News entitled “Plant-based milk shouldn’t be the main beverage for young children, health experts say”. According to this article, Canada’s dieticians and paediatricians are unfavourable of the trend of parents feeding their children plant-based milk.  One doctor…

Whats in a rainbow?

So we’ve all been told we should eat a rainbow but is there more to colour than meets the eye? What’s in a colour? RED Red fruits and vegetables contain lycopene a powerful antioxidant which reduces the risk of cancer and is good for the heart. PURPLE /BLUE Purple or blue coloured fruits and vegetables…

Curried Quinoa With Greens

First things first I have to admit something – I don’t actually like Quinoa. There I said it. I find the texture off-putting and I have a tendency to distance myself from any current food fads. I swear I can actually hear all my vegan buddies eyes rolling at me. That being said one of…