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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Can we completly avoid exploiting animals?

 “Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.” Although the biggest part of veganism is a dietary change there is also the lifestyle changes for example not using products that…

An Athletic Vegan Debunks Vegan Myths.

Today’s article is one from Paul Landini who writes a column for the globe and mail. He does a number of health columns but he took this opportunity to truly introduce himself saying “My name is Paul and I’m a vegan” He appreciates the fact the vegan lifestyle has changed a lot in the last…

Veganism Its A Lifestyle Not A Diet

The article Im looking at today is Niki Bezzant: Should we all go vegan? This article was published on Nzherald. In this article Niki Bezzant who claims to be a committed omnivore try’s a vegan diet. Her philosophy for eating is “a little bit of everything and not too much of anything”. She acknowledges that…