This soup ticks so many boxes. It’s easy to make even if you’re not really a cook. It’s cheap. It tastes delicious and it’s highly nutritious too. Do remember, in case you’re getting put off by all this worthiness, that it tastes delicious and is easy to make.
I regularly post salad pics on Instagram, and people often comment how tasty and interesting they look. So here’s how to make great vegan salads without a lot of effort and planning. A vegan salad recipe for the disorganised.
Do we need to drink cow’s milk to be healthy? Are there downsides to drinking lots of milk? If you don’t drink milk, do you need a calcium supplement. There are scientists and doctors who think cow’s milk is close to a perfect food for us humans. There are others who believe it can lead to eczema, acne and cancer.
I was vegetarian for over 40 years. I felt I was doing my bit for animal welfare. I felt proud of myself. Then in 2015 I met two people who changed my whole view about the implications of my diet. It made me review my certainty that a vegetarian diet was a great diet.
I have been a vegan for around 5 years. Before that I was a vegetarian for around 40 years. First I’ll give you my top tips for travelling as a vegan. Then I’ll write about my own experiences.
Many new vegans struggle with sandwich fillings. There are basically 4 approaches to making vegan sandwich fillings. Check them out and decide which approach you want to try first.
This vegan recipe solves two problems in one. It makes an interesting vegan filling for sandwiches. New vegans often ask for ideas for sandwich fillings. This would be ideal. You can also serve it on toast or crackers or have it as a dip with raw veggies. Secondly, It gets you eating more brassicas (more on this in a minute). It has very few ingredients. In fact you may already have them in your store cupboard. And it takes only minutes to make. We went to a neighbours for dinner. They are not vegan but cooked us a lovely meal that they’d found in a free vegan cookery booklet from the Filippo Berio olive oil company. There were some interesting recipes in it, but this one really caught my eye. I’m glad it did, because it’s so tasty, nutritious and easy to make. Ingredients: 150 gm (1 cup) cashew 50 gm (just under a cup) baby kale 1-2 garlic cloves 75 ml (a quarter of a cup) of olive oil 2 tablespoons of lemon juice …
Sooner or later you are going to want to buy a gift for a vegan. Here’s some guidance about how to avoid common pitfalls and make sure the recipient is smiling with pleasure.
If you’re a vegan, you’ll be used to people asking you questions, sometimes out of interest and sometimes to be awkward. Here are some typical questions and my answers, including an answer to the question about plants having feelings.
A lot protein powders contain whey or other animal source ingredients, but fortunately there are more and more vegan protein shakes available. Here are my favourites plus a recipe for a cheaper, simple homemade protein shake.