Plant-based health

Eight top reasons to eat & enjoy your vegetables

There may be more information available these days than there has ever been to reveal the mysteries of life, health & harmony, yet the simple task of feeding ourselves is as confusing as ever! Here are eight reasons why a plant-based diet is truly good for you. 1. Food is information It’s literally giving instructions […]

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Beginners Guide to Plant Based Eating

Great! You’re ready to include more plant-based meals into your diet. Here are 25 helpful tips to get you started and keep you going. 1. Remember your ‘why’ When things feel wobbly it’s good to remember why you made the switch to a plant-based diet in the first place. Your motivators may go something like this: I want […]

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When the shizz hits the fan

Let’s call last week The Week of the Back. A lower back strain of gargantuan proportions rendered me bedridden and in pain. It was not pretty. But for the sweet ministrations of my family and friends, it was a miserable week (ok, the woosy effect of the pain killers wasn’t all bad). When the sh-t hits the fan […]

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How to go dairy free

Are you thinking how to go dairy free? You can be forgiven if giving up dairy is hard for you. IT IS HARD! At first anyways. Yoghurt, ice cream and milkshakes are the summery fun memories of childhood; with brie and a bit of stinky blue keeping adults in reach of the cheese board. Dairy […]

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The Juice on Juice

It’s cucumber season folks! Get them down your juicer in all their watery alkalising wonder-full-ness. Add in celery stalks, a couple of apples, green leaves (any or all of the following: kale, parsley, chard, lettuce), a slice of lime and a knob of ginger. Now sip your way to health! Juicing makes nutrients readily available […]

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From Vegetarian to Vegan

For all my years as a vegetarian I reckon I was as far away from taking the leap to veganism as my meat-loving friends. Sure I wasn’t eating meat but dairy was definitely on the menu. How else do you eat pasta and beans? Weren’t vegans just a little bit extreme – ok a lot! There were […]

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Taking the meat off your plate

Making a meal that’s not centered around meat is a bit like Joey from ‘Friends’ not knowing where to put his furniture without a TV to point it at. What do I nuzzle up next to my potato and carrots? Many of us were raised on meals such as these. If there was not meat […]

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Taking the oil out of your food

I know the whole ‘no processed oils thing’ is enough to push an aspiring plant-based cook to the edge of what they can cope with. “No meat, no eggs, no cheese and now you’re telling me no oil!!” If you’re on the path of eating only plants you’re already reaping the benefits of reducing the […]

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Plant-based sources of iron for kids

Raising a vegan child is not without its challenges in a world that largely believes he needs to eat red meat to get adequate iron. It would seem he’s neither lethargic nor prone to recurrent infections; he’s keeping up at school, is of the bouncy boy variety, sleeps well and more importantly had normal iron […]

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Vegan Food for Health

Can’t think of a healthy hearty meal for dinner that won’t pack on the pounds? Tired of eating tiny portions of food that’s not even food? How about a pot of aromatic creamy curry, a Moroccon cassorole smothered in gravy or a raw berry pie with ice cream but not as we know it? A […]

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