In my almost-two-year vegan journey, I have learned quite a bit about proper nutrition, and how attainable it is on a vegan diet: as well as what scary things can happen to your body if you aren’t getting proper nutrition. Though the average person often assumes they are quite knowledgeable on the subject, it is amazing how little the average person understands about nutrition.
Though there are many delicious and healthy vegan recipes that don’t seek to approximate an omnivore original, sometimes you just want a vegan version of a mainstream food!
Veganizing your omnivore food is much easier than you might think. You can successfully modify almost any omnivore dish to fit your vegan diet. Here is a quick list of substitutions I’ve found successful.
Vegan Resources: An Intro
There are so many resources out there for people looking to become vegan, but don’t know where to start — or even veteran vegans that are looking for some cooking support. I would not have had the confidence to start my vegan journey without my very first vegan resource, The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon. This was basically what introduced me to the versatility of cashews and lentils and tofu, and what helped me to discover vegan cooking is actually delicious.
Becoming Vegan: The Journey Begins
I started my vegan journey this New Year of 2018, after many years of unchecked guilt about the food choices I was making. I had heard the PETA pleas, and seen the various literature showing the barbaric treatment of farm animals, heard the environmental criticisms, and somehow always dismissed it, moving it to the back of my mind for when I was really ready to deal with it. I never felt great about eating meat, but that wasn’t the main thing that made me uncomfortable with an omnivore diet…
What To Know For Veganuary
It’s easier than you think to find vegan versions of your favourite food, but some are better than others. Don’t get discouraged if it’s not right yet. My own vegan journey started in January. Five years later, I’ve learned a few things I’d love to share to help in your own vegan journey, this Veganuary.
Veganism, Failure, and Motherhood
When you fail to meet your goals on your vegan journey, practice self compassion and patience.
If you’re a vegan who frequents the fitness or beauty communities, you may be feeling frustrations surrounding the newest non-vegan holy relic: collagen. From body builders promoting their post-workout collagen dosing routine, to beauty gurus posting photos of their collagen gummy hair routine, demand for collagen is skyrocketing in 2020 and the market is projected […]
Black Lives Matter Part3: Cancel Culture
How I Understand the Fight for Racial Justice as a White, Vegan Woman: Part 3 For the third part of my series in understanding racism and our current climate of racial injustice, I will take a look at Cancel Culture and its impact. (For the other posts, visit part one and part two.) Cancel culture […]
Black Lives Matter Part2: Understanding Racism
How I Understand the Fight for Racial Justice as a White, Vegan Woman Part 2: Understanding Racism I am not an authority on race and racism; I am a white woman from Toronto. There are a multitude of other voices with more value than mine on the subject. I don’t write this to take space […]
Black Lives Matter: How I Understand the Fight for Racial Justice as a White, Vegan Woman Part1
PART 1: Opening Up I have been having serious writer’s block. This is not the same kind of writer’s block I’ve previously experienced. This is intentional blocking. I know that if I open up my mind to explore a topic, I will open up my heart to the pain I’ve been struggling against. So I […]
It has also been an unusual time of contrast. Vegans everywhere are celebrating the environmental benefits effected by lockdown orders around the world. Oil companies are filing for bankruptcy. Every day we are reminded of the capacity for human kindness as millions of healthcare and frontline workers put their health at risk…
Imitation Tim Hortons Double Chocolate Donuts: Vegan
Jump To Recipe I’m a bit of a donut fiend. Maybe it’s because Canadian culture is so closely tied to Tim Hortons donuts and coffee. Maybe it’s because my parents celebrated all their children’s tee-ball, softball, and baseball wins with a box of donuts. Maybe it’s because no road trip was complete without a couple […]
What Makes Amazing Vegan Pizza: With 5 Tips and Tricks
Fortunately for vegans and lactose-intolerant others, there are ever more non-dairy pizza options locally and in the big pizza chains. However, if you’ve had the typical Daiya topped vegan pizzas only, you’ve probably lost all hope. I’m here to restore it.
Can You Be Vegan If You Have A Pet?
When it comes to forced domestication, and the carnivorous diets of many pets, how does a vegan support pet-keeping? Vegans and pet owners tend to share one very important, and often overpowering value: a love of animals. This makes the question of pets a complicated one for the vegan lifestyle.