Why Do Vegans Eat Fake Meat?

Since going vegan I have met a lot of people who are very interested in the diet whether it be to debunk it or because they simply cannot imagine a life without meat or dairy.  One of the most interesting questions I’ve been asked in the past couple of months many times is why do…

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 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…

Plant Milks – The differences explained

Gone are the days when milk came from a cow. Milk is available today in many different varieties meaning that another choice has been added to our ever busier shopping trip. With many making the choice or having allergies or intolerances to animal-based milk there is a wide array of plant-based milk available. The best…

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…

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…

Sweet Potato With Braised Spinach With Coconut Milk And Beans

Ingredients 2 teaspoons oil of choice 1 small yellow onion, diced 4 large cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger 2 tbsp lemon juice Pinch of chilli flakes ½ can chickpeas ½ can of kidney beans 450g baby spinach 1 can coconut milk 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste 1 whole sweet…

Medeterranian Cauliflower Rice

Ingredients 1 large head cauliflower, separated into 1-inch florets 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, finely diced 1 medium bell pepper, finely diced ½ courgette finely diced 100g cherry tomatoes. 2 cloves of garlic 1 tsp thyme 1 tsp turmeric 1/4 tsp cumin Salt   Method For this recipe, it is best to have the…

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…

Carrot Based Vegan Veggie Burger

  2 large carrots 400 g can mix beans 1 onion 3/4 tsp dried rosemary 3/4 tsp dried thyme 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp curry powder 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup / 80 g whole wheat flour or oat flour Olive oil   Wash the carrots, I like to leave the peel on for…