With three simple substitutions I vegan-ized one of my favorite dishes, and I'd be willing to bet that in a blind taste test, you could hardly tell the difference. This bolognese sauce is hearty, flavorful, and soul warming - the perfect dish for a cold winter evening.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that there are zillions of plant-based milk products on the market, to take the place of your standard cow's milk in your morning coffee or on your granola. And while at first glance they may seem like the healthiest option, a closer look at the carton may reveal hidden sugars, stabilisers, emulsifiers, and other mystery ingredients. The solution? Make your own!
Aquaculture (fish farming) has grown as a result of, and potentially a solution to the overfishing of wild fish populations. Around 50% of the fish we consume is now farmed. But is fish farming safe for the environment? Is it good for our health?
There are English Russet apples in abundance at my local green grocer right now, as well as ginger and fragrant rosemary. They turned out to be delightful complements to my Black Cow vodka. The Scrumper's Sling is light and refreshing, and infused with the subtle flavours of autumn.
Since my recent move to the UK and my subsequent endurance of the perpetually dreary weather here, I've noticed a significant increase in my desire for three things: sleep, baths, and soup. I've never been too mad about soups in general, and have rarely ever made them at home, but they are the perfect comfort food for a rainy weekday evening.
My beautiful farmer friend wrote me an email with a whole lot of information relevant to my current quest for the right balance in my food choices, and the unique perspective of someone who spends every single day in the dedicated service of the animals in her care.
CRONO-O-Meter lets you enter all the foods you eat in a given day and gives you a breakdown of their nutrient contents and the percentage of their RDA you've eaten based on your height, weight, and gender.
Since Mat and I are giving veganism a try, we've had to get a little creative about what we cook at home. I want to make sure we're getting a nice variety of foods, so that we don't get bored with a vegan diet, and so that we get a good balance of nutrients.