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Easy Fluffy Vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes

I have been craving fluffy pancakes for breakfast for quite some time and seem to be making them pretty much on a daily basis. When I first became vegan, I thought that this was one thing that I would definitely have to give up as most recipes contained ingredients that I don’t deem as ‘healthy’, are hard to find or wouldn’t work if I didn’t have a non-stick fry pan. I don’t like non-stick fry pans as they are toxic and release chemicals every time you heat them, but this could be a post in itself! / Read More »

Legendary Vegan Eats On The West Coast of North America Post

Michael and I got back from an amazing trip up the West Coast of North America a couple of weeks ago, going through legendary vegan eats the whole way up the coast. Still on a high from all the amazing nature we saw, food we ate and people we met, I wanted to share some of that experience with you. It may help you on your trip or even explore more of your own back yard. We have eaten our way through this wonderful area in just under a month. So here it goes!

First off, I wanted to give a big shout out to an app that is so under-utilised (or not even known by fellow vegans!) called Happy Cow. I have mentioned it in this post before, but for those of you that haven’t read it, I am compelled to share it with you because without it, we would have wasted so much time and energy searching for where to go (in addition to all the wonderful suggestions we got from our readers). And no, we are not being paid to say this, they have just created a really valuable source that everyone should know about! / Read More »

African Vegan Peanut Soup

Having a Ghanian background, peanut soup was always a staple meal growing up. My mother used to make this thick soup with all kinds of meats and seafood. Since becoming vegan, it’s been a meal that I’ve missed dearly. So I decided to take it upon myself to make an African Vegan Peanut Soup recipe which is just as delicious as my mums original! / Read More »

what it's like to be vegan

Veganism has been a transformational journey for me. A journey about compassion and also a journey about pain. It still hurts me so deeply to see all of the suffering in the world. At the same time, it warms my heart that people are becoming more open to this lifestyle and saving animals as a result.

Besides this friction between pain and joy, they’ve been some other big learnings since I became vegan almost three years ago.

In this post I’ll be sharing my honest experiences and lessons of what it’s like to be vegan.

This is not a post about glorifying veganism. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. I think many vegans are so focused of putting themselves in the best light in an attempt to inspire others to make the change. I get it. This very blog is a prime example of that.

However, there’s also value in absolute honesty in what it’s really like to live a vegan lifestyle. It’s refreshing to see the challenges and what you could potentially expect.

So without further ado, here are my top 6 honest experiences of what it’s like to be vegan. / Read More »

Spiced Carrot & Millet Salad

Vegan Spiced Carrot Salad with Millet

This year, it has been such a hot summer. I have really started to feel the heat and haven’t been spending too much time in the kitchen as a result. Just the thought of creating more heat by using the stove or oven, puts me off. Anyone else feel that? But I’m not one for too much raw food so it has to be done. I generally find that I get sick of certain meals quickly if I eat them too often but the last month or so I’ve probably had the same handful of meals every day. Like most mornings I would make gluten-free pancakes with blueberries and any other fruit I would have around. Dinners have been mainly roast potatoes/veg with a big salad, quick stir fries or vegan “bone” broth soup. Yes, I’m having soup in summer. Crazy, I know.

I finally felt like experimenting with millet as I’ve been told for years it’s good for you and that it would probably agree with me more than other grains. But the only way that I’ve cooked it before was a porridge. So naturally I thought that it was mainly used for sweet recipes. / Read More »