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Your Vegan Food Pyramid

After discovering your new vegan food groups you may be wondering how to put it all together. This graphic of a vegan food pyramid is a recommendation for the standard vegan diet. It is all about empowering you to create your own nutritious vegan mealplans.

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Replacing Carrageenan With Agar in Your Cheese Recipes

When making vegan cheese you will often come across agar and carrageenan as vital ingredients. They are both vegan gelling agents. What’s the difference and which is better to use? Agar Agar is a gelling agent sourced from algae, specifically Gracilaria, a bright red seaweed. It is very useful as a replacement (using the same […]

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SA Sugar is Vegan!

Going vegan doesn’t mean you have to go on diet. However sugary foods may be tainted with hidden animal suffering. The culprit is sugar, which is difficult to believe as it is sourced from the sugar cane plant. The sad truth is that some countries still use the outdated process of refining their sugar with […]

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How To Create Your Own Vegan Meal Plans

Creating your meals will become far simpler from now on out. Making your meals fun and tasty will take no more effort than if you were planning to eat as an omnivore. It is simply something new. See this time in your life as an adventure! Focus on all the new options that you do […]

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Vegan Food Groups

As omnivores we were so familiar with the standard meat+potatoes+veg template for our meals, that trying to create vegan meals can be intimidating at first. There is no reason why you can’t continue to use this same recipe when you’re vegan. You could simply replace the animal protein with vegetable protein. PROTEIN + CARBS + […]

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Which E Numbers Are Vegan?

If you are an ethical consumer you will want to know what is in the food you eat and feed your family. When reading ingredient lists it is often easy to spot the animal derived ingredients. However, the E Numbers can be confusing. Here is a complete listing that details whether they are of animal […]

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Animal Derived Ingredients

In a vegan world, we wouldn’t need to worry about the hidden animal ingredients as they would not be freely available. Suppliers would readily choose additives that are plant based. Unfortunately, in our current system of routine animal slaughter, and due to the preference we have for consuming only certain body parts, the by-products abound. […]

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Is Palm Oil Vegan?

New vegans are often criticised for not adhering to principles which have nothing to do with being vegan. One of the most hotly contended issues is whether palm oil is vegan. Palm Oil Is Vegan – It Comes From Palm Fruit Being vegan means not eating, wearing, or using animal products. According to these criteria, […]

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What About GM Soya?

Soya is used in many vegan products, including non-dairy milks and cheeses, meat substitutes and tofu. With concerns surrounding GMOs growing daily, people are prone to panic upon hearing a product contains soya, mistakenly assuming that it will always be genetically modified soya. This is not necessarily true. Are Vegan Products Free From GM Soya? […]

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Are You Battling To Give Up Dairy?

Yes it can be difficult when you are making changes in your life. We feel attached to dairy products for many reasons. Could you be addicted to cheese? Or perhaps you are depending on food to give you the nurturing you could get elsewhere. Here are a few tips on how you can nip your […]