I had an argument about veganism for the first time in a very long time this week. I try to make a point not to preach or argue with people about veganism as it never does the cause any good. My approach is to look, act, and eat as healthily and deliciously as possible - and wait for the questions to come before I pounce.
It’s near on impossible to find pesto in a supermarket or deli that doesn’t contain parmesan - and being an avid basil-pesto-pasta fan, this was an issue.
This lentil shepherd’s pie recipe was a family favourite growing up - lovingly invented by the OG vegetarian Queen, Mama Grbic.
Often tofu gets a bad rap.
It’s one of those things where if it’s cooked badly it can taste bland and and chewy - however if it’s done right, it’s delicious (and super good for you).
As simple as its namesake, this dish was the first time I ever experimented with blending cashews. I used to think you needed a fancy-ass food processor to make food like this but my £15 whiz stick has been doing the trick, no sweat.
This vegetable dhal is as quick to make as it is delicious - it took me 20 minutes while procrastinating over my next blog entry! Best of all, you can substitute the ingredients with whatever vegetables you already have in the cupboard.
I make kombucha fairly regularly and swear by it. It’s a magical gut-healing drink packed full of probiotics and good bacteria - and when I drink it daily I notice an unquestionable improvement in general digestive health.
Caring for the environment is definitely cool right now. If you’re looking for an excuse to go vegan, and can’t bring yourself to tell your family and friends it’s ‘because of the animals’ - tell them it’s for the environment, and I promise everyone will leave you alone.
Certainly one of the most divisive reasons someone would cut out meat and dairy is for the animals. It’s beyond me how one can feel outraged at the seasonal slaughter of whales, or the poaching of a single lion - when, in the UK alone, around 22 million animals including cows, pigs and chickens are slaughtered every day.