20 Vegan Protein Sources, they’re not what you think

A healthy vegan diet can provide plenty of protein. However, much of the available information  suggested vegan protein sources which aren’t actually that dense in protein.  This handy chart gives you 20 vegan protein sources with 20g of protein. Take special note of both the calories and the quantity of each vegan protein source. So called ‘good More…

Heavenly Choc-coconut Spread

 You could pay big bucks for a store bought jar of choc-coconut butter or you could make your own for pennies and customise it to your liking. Add some cocoa nibs for a crunchy texture, or add some spice for a bit of a kick.

Vegan Cranberry and Banana Protein Bars

Gluten-free and vegan are two things I am not, but with these protein bars I wanted to play with the idea and maybe inspire people who are with a template they can make their own recipes from. My own inspiration struck a few weeks ago, when I purchased a LEDA Bar to keep in my gym More…

Holy Broccaumole

This little gem of a dish emerged late one Friday evening, when I was faced with the last remaining items from the previous Saturday’s farmers market.  A slightly too ripe avocado and some tired looking broccoli. My friend Jude had told me how she likes to make broccoli mash with avocado stirred through and I’d More…

Pan-fried Lima Beans in Herb Pesto

I’ve been playing around with beans a lot lately. They’re are cheap and full of fibre which means that they fill you up and provide a steady source of energy. Lima beans are my current favourite. There’s something about their size that I love, along with the creamy texture. I often use them to make More…

Chocolate Chilli Mango Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is a simple and tasty way to get more fibre and omega-3s in a vegan diet. Add in the flavours of mango and chocolate and what’s not to like?

Raw Carrot Salad with Sesame, Soy and Lime Dressing

Summer’s nearly here. Which means it’s time for some fun salads. Continuing on with the Asian flavours, is this bright and crunchy carrot salad. Traditionally carrot salad is popular in many cultures, the most well know are those from the middle-east. However, this salad is a spin-off from an Asian noodle salad I used to More…

Vego and Lovin’ It

A few weeks ago I did a challenge to go vegan for a day. A scary prospect for a fierce carnivore like me. I loved it! My body loved it too. So for the last few weeks I’ve been doing Meat-free Monday. I’d actually been considering a more plant based diet, since working on the More…