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,…

My Vegan Holiday Menu!

So it’s officially one week until Christmas and I love Christmas. In case it isn’t clear by now I love cooking, and Christmas cooking is my favourite. I love being surrounded by great conversation with my family at Christmas with the Christmas music playing softly in the background. I love the smell of all the…

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…

Vegan Shopping Simplified

After you have decided to become vegan there are a few obstacles which you will face and will overcome for me one of the most difficult obstacles I faced was the shopping list. Suddenly faced with the prospect of new shops with different layouts, some shops with very expensive products and some that seemed too…

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…