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…

Vegan Holiday Cooking – Week 1 – Starters.

In the lead up to the holidays, I have decided to upload a vegan holiday recipe every Tuesday. These will be based on my own childhood Christmas dinners but I hope there will be something there everyone will enjoy.  Recipes will be simple to prepare and cook. So whether you’re struggling to cook for a…

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…

Vegan Vs. Vegetarian – What’s the Difference?

Veganism has in recent times been cited as a type of vegetarian but this is simply not the case.  Veganism is only one of the subcategory’s that has fallen under the vegetarian umbrella and some of these involve eating a variety of meat or using animal by-products. This is something that vegans do not do….

Turmeric Benefits

In recent years there has been a positive trend towards treating or preventing illnesses with food rather than inorganic chemicals. This is one trend that I can say I am very happy about indeed. Turmeric was one of the early additions to this natural medicine trend and it seemed to appear in everyone’s cupboards almost…

Garlic VS Dracula

With Halloween coming up I thought it would be the perfect time to talk about an ancient tale of mortal enemies and to try and understand why these two could just never get along. So join me for the tale of the vampire and the garlic clove. Why do we believe this tale where did…

10 ways gaining weight is easier in the 21st Century

  Ready Meals   In previous years you had to cook a meal before you would eat it. If you found yourself placing 4 tbsp. of salt into your dinner you would catch yourself on. Now it all comes in a nice little box and other than the basic Chicken curry and Rice, how many…