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…

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…

Meat Free Monday – Vegan Meringue

Ingredients Aquafaba (1 can of chickpeas should have around 160ml) 2 drops Vanilla essence 120g of caster sugar   Method Preheat the oven to 100°C Add the aquafaba to a very clean bowl free of grease, It is best to use a glass bowl as it is non-porous Mix with an electric beater until the…

Meat Free Monday – Vegan Vegetable Burger

Ingredients 3 tbsp. olive oil, divided 60g sweetcorn 7/8 button mushrooms 3 scallions (spring onions) diced 1/2 red bell pepper, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp. cumin 1 carrot, grated 1 small potato, grated 30g cup silken (soft) tofu Salt and pepper to taste 60g breadcrumbs   Method   Blend the silken tofu until…

Meat free Monday – Roasted Garlic Italian Potatoes

Ingredients 350g baby potatoes parboiled 1tsp garlic granules ½ tsp onion powder ½ tsp oregano Pinch of sugar Pinch of salt Pinch of basil Pinch of ground black pepper 2 tbsp of olive oil   Method Preheat the oven to 200°C When the potatoes are cooled chop roughly until they are around the size of…

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…