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!
With first deciding to become plant-based (after hearing many stories and facts from my cousin and watching the beloved and terrifying youtube documentary Dominion), I struggled a lot with plant-based diet labels, and I know I cannot be the only one.
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.
How can you convince someone to go vegan? As I'm a passionate vegan myself and am interested in encouraging more people to reconsider the choice of eating meat, I wanted to publish a piece for vegans to help them at least make their friends and family consider veganism. But I was struggling to find ideas. So the thought occurred to me, why not turn to the vegan community to help answer the question? So I put out this request:
If you are interested in trending foods, Latin-American cuisine or just like to try something new, chances are you have heard of “Tamales”. Pretty much every country in Latin America has their own version of Tamales, Hallacas or Humitas, a corn based steamed dough with a filling. The singular form is Tamal and not as often erroneously referred to as Tamale.
A lot of people want to go vegan because it is something they believe lines up with their morals. They are against cruelty toward animals and want to do something meaningful that will contribute to their liberation or to a better and more humane treatment during their lives in the factory farms where most of them are raised. This can be a very noble and worthy goal, but there is more to it than that.