Whether you're a vegetarian, vegan, or simply want to whip up healthy meals for your diet, you know that there are so many recipes out there that include all-organic ingredients without the use of animal products. Even when we're aware of this, some of us tend to get lost or don't even know where to start. I know I'm lost whenever I want to make vegan dishes for myself every now and then. If you're not a vegan and just want to try out some vegan meals, it can be difficult to find substitutions for some of your commonly-used ingredients; if you're just beginning a vegan journey, or you're living a veggie lifestyle but have little experience in the kitchen, suddenly taking on the task of cooking a vegan meal can feel overwhelming.
Indian food can never do wrong in my eyes. It’s the melodious blend of spices and textures that makes me crave this cuisine on special days. The last time I had Indian food was before my vegan transition where I was quite obsessed with chicken tikka masala and other meals that included meat. I thought my days of enjoying this food was over, until I stumbled upon Healthy Bird.
Often times, the meals that I make in a time crunch end up being amazing. I’m talking 30 minutes until I need to leave for work kind of time crunch. It’s not very often that I am able to cook lunch for myself in advance, but on the days that I have to think quick, beautiful recipes like this Arroz Chaufa inspired dish come to be.
Turning coconut flakes into bacon bits and cauliflower into chicken wings seems intimidating, impossible even. I mean, cashew cheese? Really? But don't fret, vegan cooking can be easy-peezy lemon-squeezy (literally, there's a lot of lemon squeezing). Whether you plan on deep diving into full-on veganism, or you're just celebrating Meatless Monday, there are a few do's and don'ts that will save your life when it comes to vegan cooking.
Should you go vegan? The answer is yes. There are many reasons people should go vegan ranging from their health to helping animals. Any reason you have to go vegan should be enough to make that change. Don't miss out on the great lifestyle benefits of becoming vegan just because you don't think you'll be able to do it. Becoming vegan is easier now than it's ever been. The percentage of vegans in the world is growing daily. There are so many options now for vegans and many restaurants that serve vegan options. Don't keep yourself away from living an amazing and healthy lifestyle.
When I say cheese, you probably think, 'Wait a minute, isn't a cheese made of milk? How can it be vegan?'
There have been too many Saturday nights after the bars where I have seen that purple bell glowing in the distance, and have sprinted my ass as fast as possible to get to the shining doors known as Taco Bell.
Let me just start off by saying, veganism is on the rise, you know it, I know it, the vegan population has grown by over 600% in the US in the last five years. With that comes a lot of truth, and a lot of lies about what it means to be vegan and the effect it has on you and the world around you. I just wanted to clear the air a little bit and address some of the reasons why it is NOT a good idea to go vegan from experience.
Vegan mania is fast setting in. Veganuary reportedly saw the number of participants reach over 150,000, many deciding to stay Vegan even after January came to an end, whether you are a full time, lifelong Vegan, a part time Vegan, a health conscious Vegan, or a Vegan against animal cruelty, or maybe you just want to see what all the fuss is about. I fell in love with Veganism around 6 months ago after going back and forth being a vegetarian/pescatarian my entire life. I had always wanted to go Vegan and never fully given myself the push, until I watched What The Health. It was all I needed to nudge me to being a full time committed Vegan, so in love with my new lifestyle (not in a preachy 'EVERYONE SHOULD BE VEGAN’ type way) that I wanted to share some of my favourite spots in London. For visiting Vegans, for those that want to try something new, or for London Vegans that maybe need somewhere new to frequent, here are my favourites.
This is probably my favourite pancake recipe that I have ever come across. Not only are they fluffy and delicious, you wouldn’t even know that they were vegan.