Veganism

HCLF Vegan Raw Till 4 Lifestyle: UPDATE

Desperately in need of a cleanse after the Christmas holidays, I decided to alter my diet to include more raw fruits and vegetables. I took it one step further and adopted a High Carb Low Fat Vegan diet, where I ate only raw fruits and vegetables for breakfast and lunch, and a cooked meal of… Continue reading HCLF Vegan Raw Till 4 Lifestyle: UPDATE

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Hummus 3 Ways

Hummus is one of my favourite foods. It tastes amazing on almost anything! This time when making hummus, Seán and I decided to make a big batch of it, split it into thirds, add a few more ingredients, and end up with 3 different delicious kinds of hummus! We made classic hummus, beetroot hummus, and carrot… Continue reading Hummus 3 Ways

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An Apple A Day

The World Health Organization defines health as a "complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity".  Health is a holistic state of wellness of the entire body, meaning all areas of the body are strong, resilient, and resistant. Wellness is a state where the body is thriving - not just… Continue reading An Apple A Day

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Is It Expensive To Go Vegan?

Is it expensive to go vegan? No! Veganism is not expensive. It's a common misconception that in order to eat a plant based diet you have to spend a lot of money on groceries and only shop at places like Whole Foods and health food stores. While I do love these types of grocery stores… Continue reading Is It Expensive To Go Vegan?

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Coconut Curry Polenta with Sautéed Mushrooms 

I had never tried polenta before so I was excited when my friend Caroline showed me this recipe! Polenta reminds me of a creamy, savoury porridge - it's delicious! The addition of curry spices, mushrooms, and spinach was absolutely perfect for a cold February evening. Coconut Curry Polenta with Sautéed Mushrooms  For the polenta: 500 grams… Continue reading Coconut Curry Polenta with Sautéed Mushrooms 

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HCLFV? 801010? Raw Till 4? What’s that?

HCLFV. 801010. Raw Till 4. So what is all this about? A HCLFV lifestyle is a High Carb Low Fat Vegan diet. Basically it means a person gets 80% of their calories from plant-based carbohydrates, 10% of calories from plant-based protein, and the remaining 10% from plant-based fat. So now you might be thinking "80% carbs?… Continue reading HCLFV? 801010? Raw Till 4? What’s that?

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Massaman Curry 

For our main course we made our favourite dish from the cooking class, Massaman Curry. This recipe has everything I love: spice, coconut milk, sweet potato, tofu.. It's so good. The secret? We made our own chili paste.  Chili Paste  10 teaspoons oil  2 small handfuls chopped carrot and onion  2 teaspoons chopped garlic  4… Continue reading Massaman Curry