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…

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…

Vegan Holiday Cooking 3 – Centrepiece- Nutroast

  Ingredients 100g onion 1 medium carrot 35g Mushrooms 50g red lentils 600ml vegetable stock 1 can kidney beans 60g mixed nuts (pecan, walnut and hazelnuts) 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tsp dried thyme 1tbsp rosemary Pinch of cayenne pepper 2 tsp mixed spice 200g oatmeal 1 tsp ground pepper Salt…

Q&A session with a Vegan

If you want to learn about veganism there’s no one better to learn from than a vegan. Here I interview my vegan friend on how he feels about veganism. How long ago did you go Vegan? 6 months ago. What was the reason that you went vegan? Mostly health, particularly asthma But what about the…