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 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…

Curried Quinoa With Greens

First things first I have to admit something – I don’t actually like Quinoa. There I said it. I find the texture off-putting and I have a tendency to distance myself from any current food fads. I swear I can actually hear all my vegan buddies eyes rolling at me. That being said one of…

To soy or not to soy

  The soya bean is a species of legume which is native to East Asia. This bean has a multitude of uses. Containing only 2.9g of saturated fat this bean is commonly used in vegetarian foods and meat substitutes. Soybeans contain a large proportion of unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. This fat is known to increase…

Where did Popeye get his muscles?

Protein is an incredibly important nutrient in everyone’s diet. If you are a vegan or a vegetarian you will meet a lot of people who are very concerned about your protein status. Protein is composed of amino acids there are 20 amino acids in total and different combinations of this makeup all the proteins in…

So you’re thinking of turning Vegetarian.

  The fact that you have clicked on this blog means you are considering vegetarianism. Good for you! Now I must make this clear this is not intended to encourage everyone to be vegetarian, this is just intended for those people who need the extra little push. Losing weight   A diet without meat is…

A comparasion of Healthy Eating Guidelines in USA, UK and Ireland

In the USA healthy eating guidelines are clarified on the healthy eating plate. This plate was created by nutrition experts and was designed as an alternative to what was commonly thought to be a weak illustration by the USDA’s my plate. It is a simple graphic which targets to help people make the correct food…

Superfoods Part 1 – Acai V.S. Blueberry

There is no scientific definition of a superfood. Foods that have slipped into this category are acai, cacao powder and goji berries and they have done so because it is believed that they contain higher than usual levels of much-needed vitamins and minerals and also anti-oxidants. Five years ago foods that made up this list…

Whats on your plate?

So if you’ve been reading my new blog you’ll have noted that I am a vegan. If I’m 100% honest my reasons for choosing this diet were not originally nutritional. During studying there was a field trip to a “chicken factory” and after seeing that I realised I couldn’t possibly eat meat anymore. The link…