Vegans are smart. Their inventiveness knows no bounds. With a little brainpower and without using animal products, these herbivores have found a way to enjoy the same foods as everyone else. They More »
A record number of people registered for the Veganuary campaign this year. The aim of Veganuary is to encourage people to try veganism, just for a month but people often find they love the More »
Being vegan – that’s eating a plant-based diet, so no meat, fish, eggs or dairy – is pretty popular right now. With the likes of Deliciously Ella topping the cookbook charts it’s More »
You don’t have to eat meat to celebrate National Pie Day. The annual celebration of all things pastry-based is for everyone. So, whether you’re vegan, taking part in veganuary, or doing Meat-free Monday, these vegan pie recipes will come in handy. And, before you say it, no, you don’t need butter to make pastry as some ready-made pastry is totally vegan. Here’s four vegan pie recipes, savory and sweet, that anyone can make for National Pie Day.
I don’t like labels. At all. But I don’t eat any animal products, including dairy, in my diet, so that means that technically I could fit the label of “vegan.” There are many strong research studies that show eating a vegan diet can be a good choice for your body, for animals, and for the planet.In one study, conducted at the University of Kuopio, Finland, and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, middle-aged Finnish vegans had significantly higher blood concentrations of antioxidants, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E, as well as greater overall antioxidant activity than the meat-eaters.
Vegans are smart. Their inventiveness knows no bounds. With a little brainpower and without using animal products, these herbivores have found a way to enjoy the same foods as everyone else. They aren’t excluded from indulging in the delicious; they have their cake and eat it too, they just make sure their cake doesn’t contain any eggs or dairy. While popular desserts tend to rely on eggs, milk or butter for decadence, vegans continue to mastermind cunning hacks that allow them to enjoy the same great tastes as the rest of the world. See the brilliant vegan equations below — whether you’re a carnivore or strictly stick to plants, you’re sure to appreciate the science that went into imagining these recipes. Respect.
If you want gorgeous, radiant locks or to heal fast from that pulled hammy after dropping into a split, then protein is a must. Every cell, tissue, and organ in our bodies is made up of protein, so getting your fill is important when it comes to building and repairing your cells. Protein is made up of amino acids, 12 of which are produced by the body. The other nine, called essential amino acids, must be obtained from our diet. Complete proteins contain all nine, and since red meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, and dairy are complete proteins, those who eat meat and milk are in the clear. If you’re avoiding animal products, then you’ll need to eat plant-based complete proteins and combinations of foods to make up the difference.
In quite possibly the best food news ever, there’s a new sweet potato cooking technique taking over that isn’t so much a game changer as it is an entirely new game that we want to play forever and ever: You toast them. In an actual toaster. Yes, really. When blogger Kelsey of Little Bits Of woke up one morning craving some avocado toast, she experienced one of our worst nightmares: She was out of bread. (The horror!) But that didn’t stop her from getting her omega-3 fix. No, ma’am. Instead, she did something brilliant: She sliced up some sweet potatoes (about a 1/4″ thick) and tossed them in the toaster. Minutes later, a delicious new trend was born.
Evidently sweet potato toast even tastes good with tuna. Who knew? The options are truly endless.
Now please excuse us while we go make sweet, sweet potato toast with our toaster. We have a feeling this is a love that’s going to last for life.
United Kingdom-based supermarket chain Sainsbury’s reported that sales of its vegan cheeses surpassed the company’s predictions by 300%. The supermarket launched five vegan coconut milk-based cheeses last year under the brand FreeFrom.After a comical viral social media campaign that sought to rename all vegan cheeses “Gary” last October, Sainsbury’s new vegan cheeses have received widespread media attention. UK residents also embraced vegan options at the flagship all-vegetarian location of Veggie Pret, which reported a 70% increase in profits since its launch last year.
A record number of people registered for the Veganuary campaign this year. The aim of Veganuary is to encourage people to try veganism, just for a month but people often find they love the lifestyle change so much they never go back. This comes after dairy-free cheese (I mean, Gary) has made headlines for surpassing expected sales by 300%, and people just couldn’t stop talking about vegan fried chicken. It’s clear that veganism is on the up.Here’s what to look out for in 2017, plus an excuse to droll over some delicious food porn.
This is a great video presentation addressing the process related to the creation of 90 – 95% of our dietary animal products. It examines the stories we have been told our whole lives about food that aren’t necessarily true. Sometimes when we are told something long enough, we begin to believe it and make it a part of our lives so heavily that we are not able to see the other side of the coin anymore. One of my favorite points in the video is when he calls reference to tradition. There have been many traditions we had in our culture over time that no longer exist today. These traditions started with us thinking things were one way when really they could have been another.
Trying to maintain the Paleo lifestyle and dip your toes into veganism? It’s not impossible to do, but it can certainly be tricky! Whether you’re trying to adhere to both diet regimens or just taking the occasional break from animal products, your task will be to bulk up on healthy fruits and vegetables in order to avoid dairy, grains, meat, and eggs. For busy working professionals, the hardest meal of the day is definitely lunch time. It’s easy to have a piece of fruit for breakfast and cook something creative at night for dinner, but how to stay on target in the middle of the day when you only have one hour before you need to get back to the grind?
Falafel is a traditional deep fried middle eastern dish. We enjoy a wonderfully healthy version by adding a few extra things like turmeric and sweet potato and bake them in the oven instead. I like to add turmeric, because it complements the other flavours so well and gives a gorgeous yellow glow to the plate. Turmeric is an all round winner when it comes to health. It’s excellent at supporting the immune system whilst being great for skeletal, joint, skin and digestive system well-being too. Cumin and coriander are great warming spices that complement our health as well as adding delicate flavours that lend themselves perfectly to middle-eastern type cuisine.