My first months of being vegan
The world we live in is undergoing major transformations on so many different levels. We are not only experiencing an environmental awakening, but also a social emergence. Part of this global phenomenon is that we are becoming more aware of how our actions impact the environment and this includes what we eat, particularly when it comes to meat and other animal products. In 2018, the United Nations declared that meat, rather than transportation and industry, is the "world’s most urgent problem."
So, you’ve probably come across a ton of different vegan pancake recipes – some of them great, some not so much! This one is super tasty and super easy! I came across a recipe years ago (on Instagram, I think!) and tweaked it a bit. It’s a super simple recipe that allows for variety! I have created so many wonderfully delicious types of pancakes (I’ll add some optional add-ons below) with this recipe and they’ve all been hits!
Making the choice to go vegan can be a beautiful thing, but it can also be a little tough to start. Once you begin, one of your first questions are, “what do I cook?” or “where do I begin?”. Don’t worry love I got you! Follow me on throughout this mini series to get started and learn how to make some quick and easy vegan meals.
As a kid I hated beans because I was under the impression that all beans tasted like a can of baked beans without actually trying any other bean products. I was one of those baked beans haters and to be honest I still find that I have to add sausage and cheese to canned baked beans just to stomach the idea of eating them. This being said after living with vegans and vegetarians and eating food that can be eaten by all in the household I discovered a love for beans. While I am not vegan or veggie it’s still good to have those cooking skills to cater for your vegan or vegetarian guests and subsituting meat for other items like beans, mushrooms and pulses can be a great way to reduce your meat consumption for ethical reasons and can also save you money (meat can be expensive). These are my top 5 favourite beans for use in cooking.
Besides it being fun to say, Babka is one of the best things ever invented. Most people think of inventions from the 1800's and their mind goes to the cotton gin, or light bulbs. And while Eli Whitney and Thomas Edison do deserve their accolades, the true unsung hero of the 1800's-- the housewives!!
As far I can remember I always liked eating beans. My mother never used them as the main ingredient in any of her dishes, but they were never missing as tasty additions to her soups and salads.
When my brother was little and thought he was in trouble, he would play Possum. He would roll around, drop to the floor and close his eyes. It worked the first few times, then mum got annoyed super fast.
Quarantine has definitely been hard on all of us. I never could have predicted that 2020 would start this way and I'm sure that the business closures and social distancing has brought some unwelcome stress into our lives. WE NEED STRESS RELIEF AND WE NEED IT NOW!
Welcome to my crazy lazy vegan kitchen where I make easy things with enough steps to entertain me, but not too much to overwhelm me.
I want to start off by saying that this is my personal story of how I became vegan, and the advice I give is totally based off of my experience, so I am by no means an expert.