All posts tagged: veganism

And so ends 6 weeks of vegan. When I launched this project I did so with a hunger to learn, and that’s something I’ve certainly done a lot of  over the past 42 days. My mind has been opened to an abundance of tips, tricks and ingredients that I hadn’t needed before therefore never sought after or discovered. I’ve come across some amazing projects and fabulous resources of information. On the whole it’s been a great experience for me. Before I talk about why I won’t be continuing with strict veganism, I want to share a couple of highlights from the journey. Working with only vegan friendly ingredients came as a bigger challenge than expected, and sometimes it did limit my creativity. But in many ways it expanded it too, below are the three recipes that I consider to be my favourites from the whole project. Baking was the first wall I hit as a temporary vegan, but it’s 2014 and the internet exists. The two star replacements I found: Coconut Oil – It’s not perfect …

Popeye Potion

Popeye, the internationally renowned cartoon sailor, had the right idea when it came to greens. Long before superfoods were even a thing, he was chugging away at can after can of iron-rich spinach to make his biceps level up Mario-style. Despite not being a nautical hero on a never ending quest to impress a lady named Olive Oyl, I do need a good dose of iron every day – especially now. Today marks the beginning of my 6 weeks of veganism. You heard me correctly, I am doing the vegan thing. I recently watched Vegucated on Netflix hoping to learn a little more about the wave of veganism that is sweeping the nation, and see how three New Yorkers fared without animal products for six weeks. The facts and figures that made up the argument for the vegan diet ranged from Co2 levels to scientific research into the causes of disease in the modern world and all in all they were pretty convincing. So, even if only for six weeks, I’m going for it all in. …