Vegan Challenge Yourself For 2020!

Let 2020 be your personal Vegan challenge year, try being Vegan for three month’s!

It might sound like a lot to do and almost impossible to give up all meats and dairy products, but I assure that you will feel the difference in your health, energy and metabolism, plus you will be making a positive impact on our environment.

Ok, if you can’t draw yourself to do the challenge for three month’s, then try it for just One-Day! Now there is now your will power can be that weak to give One-Day a try, in fact this will actually build your will power.

You can plan ahead with your One-Day challenge by exploring the many delicious recipes you can find online, plus KFC are now launching a ‘Chicken-less’ burger with their famous recipe! and the list goes on..

So go ahead with your own One-Day 2020 Vegan challenge!

5 Challenges of Being Vegan!

Being Vegan is by no means an easy task to do and it does require a great deal of will power and support from those around you. I have listed what are some of the top five challenges of being Vegan.

1. Eating Out

Being a vegan, eating out in a restaurant can be a pain.

Although the situation is slowly getting better, there are still many restaurants that offer zero or just a few vegan options. It can get tiring to eat the same single vegan meal over and over again or order fries and plain salad because they don’t have any other vegan options.

But there’s more to it. There are some restaurants which don’t even know what’s in their food – they can’t tell you if it’s vegan or not!

Not everything labelled Vegan is actually Vegan!

2. Reading food labels carefully

You would be surprised as to how many so called Vegan products as actually not Vegan after reading the label. For example it will have in very samll print ‘ This product might contain traces Milk or Eggs due to the manufacturing process’. So how can it be labelled Vegan if there is even a 1% chances of cross-contamination.

3. Social Pressure

Social pressure is another big one for vegans. Let’s be honest – the media is still full of silly stereotypes about plant-eaters. So we can’t really blame anyone for judging vegans. Worse still are your family and friends who secretly are looking forward to seeing you took into a Chicken burger…lol

4. People asking silly questions

Yes, people will ask you loads of silly questions. That’s unavoidable.

Where do you get your protein?”

But plants have feelings too!

Isn’t it boring to eat salad and carrots all the time?

5. Cravings For Cheesy Or Meaty Flavors

Although mostly common with vegan newbies, even a few long-term vegans sometimes crave the same old flavors of cheese, eggs, and grilled meat. If we’ve grown up with these flavors, it’s only natural that we crave them.

Fortunately, there are many excellent (and cheap) vegan food substitutes that you can use to replace necessary ingredients or get the flavors you want in your vegan foods.

Source: https://thethrivingvegan.com/vegan-struggles/

Best Vegan Treats In London

Even Vegans have a sweet tooth and there are loads of tasty sweet treats to satisfy that sugar crave. I have tried the best Vegan Doughnuts around London and below are some of my favourites.

A red velvet doughnut with vegan butter cream frosting & freeze-dried raspberries.

Doughnut Time vegan london

These vegan doughnuts use chia seeds and coconut butter in the dough, and a combination of oat milk, coconut butter, dairy-free dark chocolate and silken tofu to make the fillings and glazes.

Crosstown vegan doughnuts London

You can find these at Greenwich Market every Saturday and Sunday, They come in a huge range of flavours including cinnamon dusted, strawberry coconut and hazelnut crunch – we definitely recommend classic chai or the sweet and floral rose pistachio!

Ruby's of London vegan doughnuts

Toggle SidebarNovember 15, 2017

Brisbane’s favorite hole-in-the-wall doughnut store has hit London, with a weekly changing menu including gluten and vegan creations.

Doughnut Time vegan london
Credit: @doughnuttime_uk

These vegan doughnuts use chia seeds and coconut butter in the dough, and a combination of oat milk, coconut butter, dairy-free dark chocolate and silken tofu to make the fillings and glazes.

These come in a huge range of flavours including cinnamon dusted, strawberry coconut and hazelnut crunch – we definitely recommend classic chai or the sweet and floral rose pistachio!

I hope you get a chance to discover these great treats! Watch out for the tooth fairy..lol

(KFV) Kentucky Fried Vegan!

Hi Everyone,

Yes, you can enjoy your fried food as a Vegan, having your style KFC foods without harming any chickens.

PicMonkey-Image@

Check out this delicious recipe:

Kentucky Fried Jackfruit

Ingredients

  • 2 14 oz. Cans Jackfruit in Brine (or better yet, water if you can find it)

FOR THE VEGAN BUTTERMILK MIXTURE:

  • 1 c Almond Milk
  • 1-1/2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar let sit for 5 minutes
  • 1 tsp Hot Sauce OPTIONAL

FOR THE BATTER:

  • 3/4 c All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 c Cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tbsp Your favorite SALT-FREE seasoning blend (if you are using Jackfruit in WATER, feel free to use Season Salt)

FOR FRYING:

  • Any oil suitable for frying at high temperatures

FOR THE VEGAN HONEE-MUSTARD DIPPING SAUCE:

  • 1/2 c Vegan Mayonnaise or more to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp Yellow Mustard or more to taste
  • 2 tbsp Agave Nectar or more to taste

Instructions

TO PREPARE THE JACKFRUIT:

  1. Drain and rinse the jackfruit pieces taking care not to break them up.

TO PREPARE THE VEGAN BUTTERMILK MIXTURE:

  1. Combine 1 cup of almond milk with 1-1/2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and allow to sit for about 5 minutes.  After 5 minutes, add the jackfruit pieces.  Set aside.

TO MAKE THE BATTER:

  1. Whisk together all of the dry ingredients.

TO MAKE THE VEGAN HONEE MUSTARD DIPPING SAUCE:

  1. Whisk together the ingredients and set aside.

FOR FRYING:

  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat.  Test with a pinch of flour and if it sizzles, it’s ready.  Food will absorb more oil if it is too cool. Too hot and it will scorch.

     

  2. Take a few pieces at a time from the buttermilk mixture and drop in the flour. Coat completely.  Quickly coat in the buttermilk again and thoroughly coat in the flour mixture.

     

  3. Gently place into the oil, toss occasionally and remove with a strainer when golden brown to paper towels to drain any excess oil.

 

(KFV) Kentucky Fried Vegan

Hi Everyone,

Yes, you can enjoy your fried food as a Vegan, having your style KFC foods without harming any chickens.

PicMonkey-Image@

Check out this delicious recipe:

Kentucky Fried Jackfruit

Ingredients

  • 2 14 oz. Cans Jackfruit in Brine (or better yet, water if you can find it)

FOR THE VEGAN BUTTERMILK MIXTURE:

  • 1 c Almond Milk
  • 1-1/2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar let sit for 5 minutes
  • 1 tsp Hot Sauce OPTIONAL

FOR THE BATTER:

  • 3/4 c All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 c Cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tbsp Your favorite SALT-FREE seasoning blend (if you are using Jackfruit in WATER, feel free to use Season Salt)

FOR FRYING:

  • Any oil suitable for frying at high temperatures

FOR THE VEGAN HONEE-MUSTARD DIPPING SAUCE:

  • 1/2 c Vegan Mayonnaise or more to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp Yellow Mustard or more to taste
  • 2 tbsp Agave Nectar or more to taste

Instructions

TO PREPARE THE JACKFRUIT:

  1. Drain and rinse the jackfruit pieces taking care not to break them up.

TO PREPARE THE VEGAN BUTTERMILK MIXTURE:

  1. Combine 1 cup of almond milk with 1-1/2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and allow to sit for about 5 minutes.  After 5 minutes, add the jackfruit pieces.  Set aside.

TO MAKE THE BATTER:

  1. Whisk together all of the dry ingredients.

TO MAKE THE VEGAN HONEE MUSTARD DIPPING SAUCE:

  1. Whisk together the ingredients and set aside.

FOR FRYING:

  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat.  Test with a pinch of flour and if it sizzles, it’s ready.  Food will absorb more oil if it is too cool. Too hot and it will scorch.

     

  2. Take a few pieces at a time from the buttermilk mixture and drop in the flour. Coat completely.  Quickly coat in the buttermilk again and thoroughly coat in the flour mixture.

     

  3. Gently place into the oil, toss occasionally and remove with a strainer when golden brown to paper towels to drain any excess oil.

 

Spirituality & Veganism

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for following and sharing my blogs.

spirituality1

I’d like to share with you my thoughts on the association of Spirituality and Veganism, I am a spiritualist by choice and fully respect all notions of other spiritual or non-spiritual beliefs.

Which leads me to write to you about my analysis of the pathways that link Spirituality and Veganism, the two of which combine to form a profound personal state of ‘Mindfulness’, in which we are connected within the present world and time by our mind, body, and soul.

This experience and awareness are not the same for everybody and to some extent may not make sense to your logic, however, if you are willing and patient the experience and personal unfoldment can be achieved.

To understand this, Spirituality (Mindfulness) essentially is gaining a better and full control of our ‘Superego’ state. We all have this inner part to us, as explained by Sigmund Freud, this develops from birth into childhood and then in adulthood, it solidifies.

How does this relate to Veganism?.

Well, our need for meat or dairy is driven by ‘our ‘Superego’ state, which is to rule over animals and have the ultimate power of killing to consume, it’s not our Spirituality or bodies needing to fulfill this urge it is our primitive Superego state.,

Essentially and it is quite simple, embracing our Spirituality draws us back to our pure soul state, where Earth foods produced from the soil is eaten. This is where our ‘Superego’ cannot hold its power and control us to kill and consume meat.

Entering this state of Spirituality (‘Mindfulness) through Veganism is a powerful and lasting experience and one that is felt within a short time, you will re-evaluate and take control over your ‘Superego’. Setting yourself free from the limits of confirming to the liberation of your spiritual self and understanding.

Being mindful gives you confidence in knowing you have control over your body, mind, and soul, plus what you consume. In other words, you are experiencing your true self.

One final thought for you, when mankind was first established on Earth the average life expectancy as it is written was over 600 years old, the reason?

100% Plant-based diet.

Please like and share.

 

 

 

Vaganism and Activists Don’t Mix

Hi Everyone,

Just thought I’d share my thoughts.

The other day on Good Morning Britain (GMT), Piers Morgan put the so-called 15 minutes of fame Vegan activist Joey Carbstrong to shame in an interview.

maxresdefault (1)

Veganism is not in any way about being an activist, true Vegans accept meat eaters and merely promote the benefits and knowledge of having a plant-based diet.

It really annoys me when characters like Carbstrong are given the platform to talk rubbish and claim to be Vegans when they, in fact, don’t value life or respect people who are meat eaters.

Veganism is about nature, mindfulness and valuing our bodies and Earth.

As Veganism continues to grow I will do my best to spread the word and give my meaning and understanding as to what I see as being ‘New World Vegan’.

Please continue to share and like.