I get this question a lot and you have no idea how delicious my meals are!
To transition into a vegan lifestyle is not easy and I don´t think is duable if you expect to do it in one day.
It takes time and knoweldge. if you are on a tight budget then you have to cook more my friend.
I do not intend to give advices as I don´t do it perfectly. I do my best.
If you don´t live in a country or in a culture that has vegan food or vegetarian options, then the challenge is much bigger, but is not impossible.
If you want to do it, do it one step at a time.
Start by minimizing the meat, until you don´t eat meat anymore.
Start by minimizing the eggs and the cheese, until you learn how to replace them and don´t need them anymore in your dishes.
You have to listen to your body. You might feel weaker, with less energy, maybe you are not eating enough protein.
Maybe you are losing weight, but also losing your muscle, again… maybe your protein intake is low. You need to learn about vegan protein and plant protein.
However, I don´t go crazy looking at the ingredients of everything.
I believe that extremes will not help me achieving the main goal.
Usually when I have my period I need chocolate and I might eat something that is not vegan. Or if I go to birthday party or whatever, and there´s non-vegan cake, well, I might have some cake.
I know that one day I will be able to say no to that cake, or maybe I will have more vegan friends and all the food available will be vegan.
How my dish looks like
How did I make this delicious sandwich? On a grill my friend.
My veggie plate looks like this:
Or like this:
All types of seeds! chia, flax, pumpking, hemp, sesame black and white and many more.
I buy them separately, I crushed them and put them together in one of my recycle glass jars. By crushing them, your body absorbs the benefits to the fullest.
I add a teaspoon to all my meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner and all my snacks.
One of the seeds that I use the most are Hemp seeds. Why? Because it contains the 9 essentials amino acids necessary in the human diet. To say it in easier words, you need to be able to create muscle and those 9 amino acids will do that.
A full protein contains 22 amino acids, so you still have to combine your protein intake with different types of food.
DRY FRUITS AND NUTS
I love adding them to any meal, as it gives you flavour, texture and vitamins-minerals you need during the day.
I add them to everything: fruit, veggies, salads, smoothies, on top of the toast, anything really.
How do you make it easier?
I recycle all of my glass jars, and sometimes recycle the packaging of the food as well. I cut the name of it and I tape it on the jar.
I like having a combination of different things in my pantry, so I add different types of food easily and fast.
I add a teaspoon of my mix of seeds, hemp and nuts to every meal. It makes it easier for me to add more vitamins, minerals, protein, healthy carbs and fat, omega 3 and fiber.
Throughout the years, the ones that are essential for me are:
-Black and white sesame seeds
What if you want something sweet?
I don’t spend that much time in the kitchen either, my recipes are very basic.
Making Hummus and tahini for the second time – Quick vegan snack
I wanted to do something vegan, easy, cheap and fast. The first time I tried to make hummus and tahini was unsuccessful. The tahini was too strong and the hummus too dry. So I continued to buy the processed hummus. I´m really trying to cook more, save money, use less plastic, all of it. So… Continue reading Making Hummus and tahini for the second time – Quick vegan snack
Making vegan cookies on a Pan
So my oven is super old and non-reliable, so I have to use different cooking methods. This time I mixed the following ingredients:-2 cups of spelt wheat flour-1 cup of almond milk-1 teaspoon of hemp seeds-1 teaspoon of walnuts-1 teaspoon of crushed seeds (chia, flax, black and white sesame)-1 teaspoon of brown sugar-2 spoons of… Continue reading Making vegan cookies on a Pan
Making Vegan burgers
I don’t usually make vegan burgers, I buy them at the supermarket, but I really want to start cutting on processed food. Vegan burgers are a challenge for me, I usually failed at getting the right texture. So the burgers will end up like a scrambled or worst. This time I decided to go with… Continue reading Making Vegan burgers
First attempt at making vegan cauliflower teriyaki wings
I have to admit that the outcome was not 100% right, but they were still delicious! I followed this recipe: https://www.foodiewithfamily.com/cauliflower-wings/ There´s two reasons why my outcome was not well: First, I had to mix flour, water, salt, and granulated garlic, and add the cauliflower florets into the bowl to gently toss to coat thoroughly,… Continue reading First attempt at making vegan cauliflower teriyaki wings
My quick and nutritious vegan breakfast
I´m not usually hungry when I wake up, and most of the times I´m in a hurry. Before, I used to have a coffee and a croissant while going to work, now I found a much healthier routine. Having a smoothie for breakfast has made a huge positive change in my day, especially since I… Continue reading My quick and nutritious vegan breakfast
From eating steaks like a mother fucker to being 95% vegan
I was raised with meat, especially red one. Never thought about not eating meat until my twenties. Living in different countries allowed me to try different ways of feeding myself. It took me many years to stop eating meat. It began gradually, simply because I couldn´t afford the good stuff. Barbecues are key in my… Continue reading From eating steaks like a mother fucker to being 95% vegan
My vegan journey
Young Cata love was raised in Argentina, a country that is well-known for its high-quality meat. I loved eating meat, the taste, the texture, the barbecue experience with your friends and family. It wasn´t something that I planned or even picture for myself. It was something that happened throughout my life experiences, my travelling, and… Continue reading My vegan journey
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