I am currently trialling vegan food and I am quite taken by the whole thing. For me there are a number of reasons why some one would choose to be a vegan.

A vegan Lifestyle. We are trialling what it takes.

Here are some of my thoughts:

  • I personally am quite disturbed by the way food is being produced to satisfy human consumption. It seems so cruel to animals who are purely there to become our food.
  • Another factor is the general public health. At the moment humans are so unhealthy and such a high percentage is over weight. What does the type of food we buy do to our health?
  • I have never liked processed or take away food and have fought it hard. I have never taken my kids to MacDonalds and I am proud of it. They may have been there but not with me. My choice  is not to support food like that and I feel that such fast food chains are to blame for many issues we have at the moment.
  • Very interested in finding out if a plant based diet has a positive effect on my health.
  • I like cooking and so far I have been stunned at the variety, taste and colours you can create by cooking with vegetables.
  • In love with cheese and will miss but I also know that it is very high in fat and therefore not that good for me.

My recipes

I like to showcase some of the vegan or vegetarian recipes I make and will make. Already now some people have told me that they are attracted to a vegan lifestyle but do not know how to cook. They think it needs too much time.

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Spaghetti Bolognese with lentils instead of mince meat.

They may be right. It requires planning, organisation and searching for ideas. Having a fridge full of fruit and vegetables is not going to cut it.  You need to prepare tasty dishes to have ready to go in your fridge. That takes a bit of time and planning.

In the end every thing needs preparation and planning. So this is not different. One of my motto’s is:

If it was easy, everybody would do it

Have a look at the things I make. To be honest most dishes are not that much different than how I cooked before. I have always been a home cook and was never keen on processed food.

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A couple of tasty vegan dishes

Not everybody’s cup of tea but give it a go!

If you like to find out more about the big WHY about vegan, watch this documentary and see for your self.

As I said this is a trial and I am not sure whether I will maintain 100% vegan. It may be that the way I feel and think about food is going to dictate what I chose to eat in the long term.

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Dutch cheeses – can and should I give them up?

To be continued….

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