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Lentil and Cauliflower Tacos (Vegan & GF)

Like many ideas for new recipes, I find inspiration for them while travelling and eating out. This particular recipe came to me through our travels in America, West Coast in particular LA and Seattle. We visited two great places called Gracias Madre and No Bones. They make amazing tortillas and tacos, full of flavour and bursting with colour.

I started experimenting with different combinations a few months ago and made this lentil and cauliflower taco one and Michael and I both knew I had to share the recipe. / Read More »

The Real Value of Minimalism

When assessing the real value of minimalism, I think we get it wrong. Minimalist experts have long preached that minimalism is an approach to want and do less.

In our view, minimalism is an approach to want and do more.

This paradigm was sparked in a conversation we recently had with Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist. We discussed the challenge of being entrepreneurs as well as a minimalists. We felt that the two lifestyles were at odds with each other. / Read More »

Naked Sacher Torte (Vegan & GF)

Naked Sacher Torte (Vegan & GF)

I remember growing up in Ljubljana and going to a tea house down the road from my home. The place always smelt amazing. I normally went with my dad. His favourite tea was the black tea flavoured with wild cherries. One other thing that he always used to get that we would share was a slice of the classic chocolate cake, sacher torte.

Since then, over 20 years later, I may have had that cake less than a handful of times. It has a special place in my heart though because it takes me back to my sweet childhood. / Read More »

How to Respond When You’re the Only Vegan at the Table

Note: This is a guest post by Bob Hand, a blogger from Boise, Idaho. He studied at the University of South Carolina, and keeps a pulse on current issues in animal rights and education. His hobbies include reading and collecting vinyl records. You can follow him on Twitter.

It’s one of the most distressing parts of daily life for new vegans: learning how to respond to friends and family when they learn you are a vegan. Some friends invited you out to hang out at the local barbecue joint. Or your extended family wants to have a celebratory ham-roasting, turkey-carving reunion for the holidays. How can you navigate these delicate social situations? How should you react when you are the only vegan at the table? This can be serious challenge for those transitioning to veganism.

Mankind is tribal in nature. If some component of your identity sets you apart from the rest of the tribe, such as choosing a vegan lifestyle, you can be (perhaps unconsciously) perceived as a threat. / Read More »

How To Stay Positive When You Know The Truth About The Food System

This post was inspired by one of our readers that emailed us and said this:

“It is difficult to make peace with the great violence in the world once I realised what goes into our food system, and the rampant apathy that allows it to continue. Despite eating much healthier, this troubling thought is hard to reconcile with, and sometimes makes it difficult to have a positive outlook.”

It really struck a cord with me and I wanted to write about it. Does anybody else feel this way? / Read More »

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