What’s Cooking this Season?

As we descend into autumn, with chilly mornings, grey skies and the nights 'drawing in', it only feels natural to keep warm, cosy and well fed. Last week, I did not stick to my 'normal' eating regime, as I have had annual leave with trips away and my birthday to celebrate. Eating habits die-hard during... Continue Reading →

Bakewell Tart – Recipe

For me, a plant-based 'diet' is all about discovering new ingredients and flavours, learning new skills in the kitchen and making 'cruelty free' snacks and meals. I have an account on Pinterest where I have been 'pinning' recipes that I wish to try: Pinterest - Planting Ethics Recently I discovered this vegan, Bakewell Tart recipe: Ingredients:... Continue Reading →

All Jacked up for that Fruit!

Jackfruit, is simply amazing. My first attempt at using this ingredient was last year and even then, was amazed by the texture of this fruit. "The people who think veganism is hard are thinking about themselves. The people who think veganism is easy, are thinking about the animals" - Ari Solomon (Vice President of Communications at... Continue Reading →

Treking for that Protein

Protein bars... Delicious and nutritious? Since the beginning of my plant-based diet and fitness regime, the question of... 'getting enough protein' ... is a reoccurring subject. From one source online, they provided the following information: Men - 56g protein recommended, daily Women - 46g protein recommended, daily Lentils - 1 cup = 18g protein Black... Continue Reading →

Nutrition – Vegan Meal Plan

Food, we need it... but are we actually eating what we need? Ideally, we should be consuming a certain percentage of the following food groups, daily: Fruit and vegetables - 33% Carbohydrates (bread, rice, potatoes, pasta, starchy foods) - 33% Dairy - 15% Protein - 12% High in Fat or Sugar - 7% Not forgetting... Continue Reading →

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