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,…

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…

Vegan Potato Salad

Ingredients ~10 large uncooked potatoes 660 g can of peas 200 g chopped dill pickles 3 heaping Tbsp chopped fresh or dried dill 530 ml vegan mayo (I recommend the happy pear) ¾ tsp salt ½ tsp ground black pepper   Directions: Wash the potatoes and parboil the potatoes with the skin on them in…

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…

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…

Why Choose a Vegan Diet?

A vegan diet can be very rich in nutrients. By switching to a vegan diet you will rely on other healthier foods. In the case of whole foods plant-based diet, these will be whole grains, fruit, vegetables, beans, peas, nuts and seeds. This will mean and higher intake of beneficial nutrients when compared to an…

Where did Popeye get his muscles?

Protein is an incredibly important nutrient in everyone’s diet. If you are a vegan or a vegetarian you will meet a lot of people who are very concerned about your protein status. Protein is composed of amino acids there are 20 amino acids in total and different combinations of this makeup all the proteins in…