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Three High-Protein Vegan Dishes: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

There are many myths surrounding vegans and their protein requirements. Here I list a typical day's intake for me, followed by three great protein-rich recipes, as well as some words on the subject from a doctor.


Lacto-Fermented Hemp Milk: Overnight Recipe (With Video)

This article takes you step-by-step how to lacto-ferment hemp milk overnight.


Is There Wheat in Rice Noodles?

Is there wheat in rice noodles? Discover whether its safe to eat rice noodles if you're sensitive to gluten or wheat and whether rice noodles contain wheat.


Gluten-Free Brownies With No Eggs

Brownies are my favorite dessert ever! I normally make my gluten-free brownies with sweet potatoes, but I recently discovered gluten-free 1-to-1 baking flour. It made excellent brownies.


Vegetarian Sloppy Joe Stuffed Pita Pockets Made With Plant-Based Ground Beef

What's better than a great sloppy joe? A healthier, guilt-free version that doesn't leave out the flavor of nostalgia. Travel with me as I lay out a version of this classic sandwich with a few twists to create something that will have everyone running to the table.


Four Filling Vegan Breakfasts

Away from my usual porridge oats, there are many filling vegan breakfasts that will get me through the morning. There's overnight oats, sweet French toast with fruit, savoury French toast with sausage, and a tofu scramble burrito. Start your day with these, and say goodbye to grouchy mornings.


Why Do Vegans Think Honey Is Cruel?

Many vegans avoid honey because of the way beekeeping techniques can stress bee colonies.


Easy Homemade Dairy-Free Yogurt (Made With Coconut Milk)

Sure, you could buy a dairy-free alternative at the grocery store, but even an organic brand will still contain preservatives and additives. The most important thing to me is making sure I am giving my body the best nutrition I possibly can.


Five Vegan Stovetop Breads

When the oven gives up the ghost, there's no need to give up tasty bread. We have roti, chapati, leavened flatbread, Irish soda bread farls and singing hinnies.


Three Tasty Vegan Dishes Using Mashed Potato

Mashed potato is the mainstay of these three vegan dishes: shepherd's pie, aloo bonda and colcannon.


3 Hearty Vegan Soups: Potato Leek, Butternut Squash & Celery

There are many varieties of vegan soup that are tasty, filling and nutritious. Here are three hearty recipes of old favourites, potato and leek, spicy butternut squash and creamy celery,


Butternut Squash, Zucchini, Tomato, and Feta Casserole Recipe

This simple but delicious vegetarian casserole is a tasty combination of butternut squash, zucchini, shallots, tomato, feta cheese, and basil.


Three Deliciously Satisfying Vegan Side Dishes

With a vegan quarter-pound burger on the plate, alongside fried baby potatoes, a side dish is all that is required for a great meal. Here are three recipes that fit the bill: ratatouille. creamed corn and Brussels sprouts Creole.


How to Make a Vegan Full English Breakfast

A vegan version of the full English breakfast could never be described as healthy, but the wherewithal is available to make a tasty and filling version of this construction workers' favourite.


Vegan Cannelloni With Spinach and Mushrooms

Vegan cannelloni without eggs, milk or meat is a bit of a challenge, but the results are tasty and filling.


Three Vegan Coffee Break Treats

Peanut butter cups, cinnamon rolls and oat flapjacks are easy to make, go perfectly with coffee and are 100% vegan.


Three Vegan Pastry Recipes: Biscuits, Samosas, and Rolls

This article shows that vegan pastry dishes are right up there with the best. Whether sweet or savoury, pastries are one of life's great comfort foods. That mixture of flour, fat and liquid is the basis of many a mouthwatering meal.


Three Dinner Recipes Using Meat Substitutes (Vegan)

We can barely walk down a supermarket aisle these days without some form of meat substitute staring at us from the shelves. For many people these offer a tasty way to cook dinner, whatever their motivation. Here are three completely different ways with meat substitutes


Nutrient-Rich Potato Skins Prepared Three Ways (All Vegan)

There are more nutrients in potato skins than are in the potato inside. Here are three ways to get those nutrients, and a word of caution.


3 Creamy Vegan Dishes: Get the Creamy Without the Dairy!

Giving up dairy doesn't mean giving up creamy. There are many ways to add creaminess to dishes without using dairy products. Here are three very different recipes, each of which has a different base.


Vegan Fritters Three Ways

Here are three recipes that showcase the range of flavours and textures of vegetable fritters: one of life's great comfort foods. Banana fritters, tempura mushrooms and onion bhajis.


Why I Gave Up Veganism

I gave up veganism in the late 1980s. Isolation and poor availability of staples like soya milk and vegan margarine made it difficult to pursue. Fast-forward to 2017, and the whole vegan landscape had changed for the better. Here is an account of my two vegan journeys.


Four Vegan Pasta Sauce Recipes

These four vegan pasta sauce recipes are made up of arrabbiata and aglio e olio, and those same sauces with additions to make new versions.


Vegan Risotto Three Ways

Risotto aficionados may baulk at the thought of their favourite dish being prepared with anything other than carnaroli or arborio rice, but other grains can work very well. Here are three versions of vegan risotto, each made with a different base ingredient.


Cook Up a Vegan Chilli With Cornbread

My love affair with chilli really began when I sampled some made by my (then) girlfriend's mother, who had lived in Texas. Here's a recipe for a vegan version, and some cornbread to have with it.


The Evolution of the Vegan Burger: My Personal Journey

The range of vegan burgers available today is vastly wider than it was in my younger days. Here is an account of how I witnessed the veggie burger develop, from packet mixes we combined with water, to the realistic burgers of today that 'bleed' while cooking.


What I Eat in a Day as a Vegan

All vegans encounter the eternal question, "But what do you eat?" In this article I'll show some of the foods I eat regularly, one day's total intake, and a brief review.


Vegan Eggplant Calzone Inspired by "Seinfeld"

Inspired by an episode of "Seinfeld," I tried my hand at a calzone pizza made with eggplant filling. It was very tasty, and I've shared the recipe here.


Vegan Beverages: Life After Dairy

Giving up dairy means saying goodbye to tea with milk. Many people adapt to using plant-based alternatives in their beverages, but others branch out into the wide world of herbal infusions. Some do struggle, but there are plenty of alternatives out there.


How to Build a Deliciously Satisfying Vegan Buddha Bowl

A Buddha bowl is a balanced combination of food elements; grain, protein, vegetable, dressing and topping, all of which combine to make a nutritious meal. These healthy bowls are enjoying a wave of popularity at the moment, and they are particularly favoured by vegans.


Vegan Khichdi With Onion Sambal Served in a Bread Bowl

Simple recipes for vegan khichdi (kichri) and a topping of fried onion sambal. Also: how to make a bowl out of bread for an unusual serving receptacle.


5 Tips to Avoid Conflict With Your Non-Vegan Family

Are you a new vegan who's worrying about how to deal with your non-vegan family in a calm, pleasant manner? Tensions rising in the household because of your dietary choice? Neutralise this potentially explosive situation with grace and mutual respect. Read on to find out how!


Sesame Seed Milk Recipe: Plant-Based Milk Alternative

Learn how to prepare homemade til ka dodh (sesame seed milk), a plant-based milk. Recipe video included.


Bo's Gluten-Free Brownie Recipe

After Maria decided to reduce gluten in her diet, Maria's husband, Bo, changed his scratch brownie recipe to make it gluten-free. Here's his recipe.


Vegetarian Haggis Shepherd’s Pie

Use vegetarian haggis to create a delicious vegan shepherd's pie. This is British comfort food at its best... and it's vegetarian!


Vegan Marmite and Peanut Butter Flapjack Recipe

My vegan Marmite and peanut butter flapjack recipe makes the perfect high-protein, high-fibre savoury snack for Marmite lovers.


10 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Type 2 Diabetes

From bowls and wraps to egg dishes and even pancakes, here are 10 diabetic-friendly breakfast recipes. Also: diabetic-friendly breakfast cereals and general nutrition tips.


Low-Carb Keto Recipe: Baked Pepper Poppers

This is a wonderful recipe that's low carb and keto! Photos and step-by-step instructions are included.


How to Make Oat Milk at Home

Making your own milk is as easy as pie. Vegan pie, of course. It's healthy, versatile, and inexpensive. I'll show you how.


Gluten-Free Protein Bars That Are Truly Delicious

If you think gluten-free and dairy-free snacks can't be delicious, think again. You will be amazed at these flavorful protein bars.


Gluten-Free Vegetarian Zucchini Hamburger Buns

A surprisingly fantastic alternative to hamburger buns, completely vegetarian and gluten free. After making this recipe, you'll never go back! It takes a little time, but it's so EASY!


Gluten-Free Cacao Pancakes With Almond Flour

These healthy pancakes are chocolaty, yummy, and gluten free!


Vegan Salt and Vinegar Roasted Pea Snack

Looking for a healthy snack alternative to roasted chickpeas? Try this vegan salt and vinegar roasted pea snack.


Vegan Sage Dressing and Brown Gravy

Holiday meals, especially Thanksgiving dinner, and sage seem to go together. Easter dinner offers another occasion to enjoy that sage flavor. Just whip up a batch of sage dressing to accompany your favorite Easter flavors. And don’t forget the brown gravy to keep that dressing yummy and moist.

Avocado Breakfast Sandwich

Four Tasty Vegan Breakfasts

These four tasty breakfasts offer a delicious start to any day. These recipes are vegan but can easily be turned into traditional vegetarian versions with a few simple substitutions.


Vegan Spaghetti Sauce With Tofu

This vegan, nutritious spaghetti sauce recipe complements any type of pasta. Make it gluten-free or oil-free to meet dietary needs without sacrificing flavor.


Healthy Vegan Pizza Crust

This pizza crust is vegan, oil free, and packed with extra nutrition from hemp hearts and nutritional yeast. Try this recipe for a guilt-free dinner, snack, or party food.


What’s the Difference Between Seitan, Tempeh, and Tofu?

Seitan, tempeh, and tofu are plant-based proteins, but what they are and how to use them can be confusing. The answers to your questions are right here.


10 Cheap Vegetarian Staples You Need to Have in Your Pantry

A healthy vegetarian diet is not difficult to achieve, even on a budget! Here are 10 inexpensive vegetarian staple foods that are essential.


Ragi (Finger Millet) Vegan Milk Recipe

Try this naturally lactose-free and gluten-free vegan milk prepared with ragi or finger millet. Recipe video included.