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VEGAN RICOTTA & SPINACH ZUCCHINI RAVIOLI WITH HOMEMADE TOMATO SAUCE

VEGAN RICOTTA & SPINACH ZUCCHINI RAVIOLI WITH HOMEMADE TOMATO SAUCE

I finally found a new way to use this amazing tofu ricotta ! And I’m not sure which of the 2 recipes I prefer… This meal can be serve as a light lunch with a salad on the side or as a more consistent meal […]

The 30 days vegan facts challenge

The 30 days vegan facts challenge

  In august 2017, we went to a conference about how our diet will either destroy or save our planet. The man doing the speech was Gerard Bisshop, he used to work for the Queensland Government on deforestation studies and now works for the World […]

Let’s cook Vegan, Gluten Free and Healthy !

Let’s cook Vegan, Gluten Free and Healthy !

There are millions of vegan recipes out there, which is amazing because it means we’re finally getting there. And by there I mean that place where people don’t –or very rarely – ask anymore what exactly vegan is – Yeeaahheee !! -. It has become some kind of minority norm and people are creating new vegan blog and Youtube channel every day to help us living our cruelty free journey in an easy, tasty and loving way.

But, as for everything else, too much choice also makes it more difficult to find what you are looking for. This is why I will try to concentrate here, on recipes that doesn’t take too much time to cook and doesn’t involve weird and unspeakable ingredients, but rather the one that any vegan should have in its pantry. Also, as I only cook for me & my partner, I realised that it is quite rare to find recipes that will match my situation and always have to work out by myself the quantities I need to make the dish for her & me. So I will try to only give you recipes for 2. Though, most of them will just need to be doubled up to make it for 4. And most importantly, all my recipes will be vegan AND gluten free.

I hear a lot of people saying how expensive it is to be on a plant based diet. I want you to know that it doesn’t have to be that way. At the moment, because of the terms of our visa, my partner and I only have a part time each, and we live in Australia (one of the most expensive country in the world), but this doesn’t stop us from having very tasty, various and satisfying meal every single day! And there are 2 secrets for this…

1 : I cook everything from scratch, Helen being gluten intolerant I have to be careful of everything I serve so I found it easier to make everything myself. Plus, coming from a French family, it is just the way I’ve been raised. It allows me to know exactly what goes in our tummies but also cost a lot less as I buy fresh food instead of processed meal / meat substitutes etc which are crazy expensive and really unhealthy.

2: Organisation!! Without having to know exactly what day you are going to cook what, have a look through your recipes or think about what you want to cook for the week and elaborate your grocery list with that, and only buy what’s on that list. Also, don’t forget to check at home what you already have! It can sound stupid but I don’t count the number of times where I’ve came back from the store only to realise that I had lots at home already. Being organised will allow you to spend less money on things you don’t really need but also it makes it easier to avoid the situation where you have to throw food away – not eco-friendly at all! – and it helps with the middle-of-the-week decision making of “what the heck am I gonna cook tonight” because you already know !

So less talking more cooking, just click on another article and enjoy vegan and gluten free tasty food !

10 easy things everyone can do to help protect the environment

10 easy things everyone can do to help protect the environment

You want to know where to start and what to do to live your life in a sustainable way ? Helping the environment matters to you? Here are some tips to start making changes ! Even though there is misinformation about how bad the situation […]

Your own diet

Your own diet

If you have read my “About” page, you already know I’m not for labels. For lots of different reasons, but in this particular case I think labels stop us from doing anything. Labels are either too restrictive if you only look at the main ones […]