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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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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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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Courgette and Almond Soup

This is Seán's mom's recipe and it's one of my favourites. She made this soup many times during my visit last Christmas. It was so nice to have it again now that I'm back in Ireland. Today was my first attempt at her recipe! I think I did pretty well, but I'll let Seán be… Continue reading Courgette and Almond Soup

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“Where Do You Get Your Protein?”

If I hear this question one more time I will probably scream. Why is it that whenever it comes up that I eat a plant-based diet, everyone around me turns into a nutrition expert? I don't criticize the diets of my friends and family (although maybe I should), or strangers for that matter, so I don't understand why they feel… Continue reading “Where Do You Get Your Protein?”