Beginners Guide to Veganism – Part 1

Welcome to part one of the series “A Beginners Guide to Veganism”. In this series we will consider 1) Making the decision and sticking to it 2) The Vegan Shopper 3) Vegan Nutrition 4) Living in a Non-Vegan World 5) Common Misconceptions 6) Dining Out 7) Taking it Further 8) FAQ Part One – Making…

Building a Healthy Eating Plan

I’ve been enjoying my cooking recently as you may have noticed from the number of recipes appearing in the Spice Rack but as I have focused more on food I think I may have taken my eye off nutrition slightly. No sooner had that thought passed through my mind then what did I stumble upon…

Vegan Hero #2 Isa Chandra Moskowitz

There must have been a time before Isa but I can’t picture it. Her cookbooks are the mainstay of the vegan cook. My two favourites are Veganomicon and Vegan with a vengeance. All her books are written with humour and a sense of fun. She makes vegan cooking exciting and accessible and her recipes are…

Balanced Raw – Tina Leigh (part one)

I was very excited to receive a message from the Vegan Society to let me know that they were sending me a copy of Balanced Raw to review. My experience with a raw food diet to date has been: Fruit, salad and the much missed Aloka restaurant Brighton. I was interested in seeing what raw…

Is it “ethically vegan”?

I went vegan for a very simple ethical reason. I knew that it was wrong to cause suffering for pleasure so I stopped doing it. I don’t abuse my power to take slaves, steal, rape, murder and now eat the flesh and products of other animals. So far, so simple. I decided when I went…

A Year of Vegan

It was about a year ago that I decided to go vegan after 22 years of being vegetarian. For years it had seemed like the next logical step and after learning more about food and nutrition it also seemed more and more possible so I went for it. Here is what I have learnt so…