What is minimalism? To answer this question, here’s a snippet from our book:
In recent times minimalism has become a trend, even though it’s a concept that has been around for centuries. It’s all over mainstream media, and we’ve seen it used across various industries including fashion, design, food, technology, beauty, housing, and more. We even named our company Minimalist Company Proprietary Limited! But when the hype-dust clears, what does minimalism actually mean?
Minimalism has traditionally been linked to pure, intentional art and design concepts. But we believe it’s much more than that. We define minimalism as the process of identifying what is essential in your life and eliminating the rest. Less is more. / Read More »
The animal rights movement is something we’re incredibly passionate about here at The Minimalist Vegan, and it’s a big reason as to why we started this blog in the first place.
In a moment, I’m going to share some ideas of how you can support the animal rights movement, but before I do that, what does animal rights mean?
Animal rights is the idea in which some, or all, non-human animals are entitled to the possession of their own lives and that their most basic interests—such as the need to avoid suffering—should be afforded the same consideration as similar interests of human beings.
As we know, animals cannot communicate directly with humans, well at least not with words. Therefore they don’t have a voice to stand up for themselves.
I believe you, and I have a responsibility to defend the defenseless. / Read More »
I’ve been eating Italian food for as long as I can remember. Out of everything that I found difficult when I became vegan, Italian food was certainly one of the things that I’ve missed the most. Pizza. Good Italian wood-fired pizza. But now with places like Gigi Pizzeria in Sydney, it’s all possible!
I’ve had so many different types of gnocchi, and I must say that there’s nothing quite like making it from scratch at home. I didn’t think that it would be possible to make it using gluten-free flour, as they all have different consistencies, textures, and flavours. I do use an all-purpose gluten-free flour for most of my dishes that call for it these days and find that it works well every time. / Read More »
Minimalist blogging is the process of focusing on quality over quantity. As a society, we’ve reached a point where there’s an oversupply of content on the internet. There are over 440 million blogs in the world! There’s an abundance of articles on “10 ways to do this” and “40 hacks to do that”, and I know because I’ve been contributing to this style of content for years.
While writing click-worthy headings with long lists like 30 Must-Read Articles If You’re Transitioning To Becoming a Minimalist, can be powerful in attracting an audience, I feel that people are increasingly drawn to honest, down-to-earth stories and real-life experiences. I know at least, I’m interested in this kind of content more and more. I love scrolling through Medium and reading posts that are not trying to hit a home run all the time. / Read More »
I’ve been working on this easy vegan tiramisu that also happens to be a gluten-free recipe for months, and I’m thrilled with it! I wanted to create one that didn’t have weird ingredients or young coconut flesh that needs to be chiseled out of a coconut! I don’t know about you, but it would take me about half an hour, a whole lot of mess and most of the time a bent knife to get that stuff out. Not worth it. I know I must not be doing it right, but I just don’t bother with it.
This one like many of the other more traditional recipes we’ve shared such as the baklava, chestnut puree, or sacher torte from my childhood – didn’t imagine that they would be a part of my vegan lifestyle. But I was wrong. I have so many other European recipes that I plan on experimenting with and veganizing them this year (if they aren’t already) and create what will be our first published cookbook! We’re hoping to have it be available early to mid-2019. With our manifesto book now finished, we’ve created some space to delve deep into our plans for our next project. We know you have all been waiting for a cookbook, even thinking our manifesto was a cookbook (sorry about that) but The Minimalist Vegan book was something that we wanted to publish first as we felt that it was an important message and worthy book to write to prime our mindsets. / Read More »