When you first talk to others about going vegan, without a doubt, you will hear a few “but where will you get your protein?” protests from omnivores. There’s a prolific misconception that meat is the best/only source of protein for any diet, anywhere. The best way I’ve found to easily integrate plant-based protein sources into my diet is to generously integrate legumes into my dishes …
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.
I felt pretty sorry for myself thinking that going vegan would mean giving up cheesy, carby foods, specifically at breakfast time. Thankfully, I did not have to make such a sacrifice! I’m going to share with you one of my favourites — the Vegan and Gluten-Free Herb and Cheese Biscuits. It is full of flavour, and nice and flaky, despite the wet dough…
When I was an omnivore, my favourite “lazy morning” breakfast was a poached egg on an english muffin with a slice of turkey and my matcha latte (full of milk). I still salivate thinking about it… But! I have found a few very good alternatives. This morning’s Tofu Scrambled Eggs, paired with these delicious Vegan Gluten-Free Herb and Cheese Biscuits and my Vegan Matcha Latte, breakfast had me forgetting the oozing egg yolk — thank goodness!
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…
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.
Most of the cutest Halloween Party ideas are not vegan. So, it can take a bit longer to plan a vegan Halloween party, when all the menu items have to either be adapted/veganized, or created anew. But! I’ve done it for you!
These vegan worms are more suitably considered jelly worms. They do not have the chew of gummy worms, but they certainly have the wiggle. These guys also look a lot more convincingly like worms, and don’t include any animal harm.
This recipe is both cute, AND delicious. It was also the most thoughtful recipe of my 2019 year. It all started when I was perusing Pinterest, looking for Halloween inspo, and came across this magnificent creation…
I delight in creating creepy versions of our favourite party snack foods, and our guests love it, too. Last year, I successfully created our first Vegan Halloween Menu, but it definitely had room for improvement. So, this year, I am planning ahead and testing recipes…First up, mini vampire sliders!
I never like to say goodbye to a good thing, so I’ve spent much of my vegan journey trying to create vegan cheeses to solve all my taste cravings. Happily, I’ve been able to recreate an equally delicious vegan version of my preteen pasta fave — the spinach ricotta tortellini! I decided that this recipe was too good not to share, so here it is.
Have you noticed the veganization happening all over the US and Canada? The Junk Food Vegan is seizing the day lately, thanks to a few approaching-ubiquitous plant-based meat companies, Beyond Meat, and Impossible Foods, specializing in their own versions of seriously convincing vegan burgers.