Nup to the Cup

Today is Melbourne Cup day, the race that stops the nation. In previous years, I have participated in Derby Day, placed bets at the TAB with my family and even promoted betting to my friends. It’s a day where all Australians get caught up in the excitement of the race. I’m writing this because I understand…

Sydney Trip: Vegan Eats

So I recently took a trip up to NSW. They say Sydney is the ‘City of Celebrations’ and my tastebuds will tell you straight up, there was a party every night. The amount of vegan food in Sydney was fantastic. Vegan gelati, pizza, fish and chips, yum cha…the options were insane. So let’s get into…

Isn’t being vegan expensive?

This is a question I get asked all the time. The short answer? No. But the long answer will require some explanation. Isn’t meat eating expensive? Sure if you eat out all the time, buy fancy cuts and eat spoonfuls of caviar. Any lifestyle can be expensive. In this sense, if you’re a vegan who loves…

We need to talk about cholesterol

FAT. HEART DISEASE. JUNK FOOD. MACCAS. These are the things your mind probably jumps to when you hear the word ‘cholesterol’, am I right? Now while these ideas are true to an extent, I feel it’s important to clear something up first. There is a difference between bodily cholesterol and dietary cholesterol. Our bodies produce…

So today…I ate a fried egg

Yeah, you heard correctly. A fried egg. The white was crisp and full of flavour, the yolk perfectly runny over the coconut brown rice. What a cheat meal. I guess I’d feel pretty guilty about it but… It was made entirely from plants! Got you. This is the green breakfast bowl from the vegan St.Kilda…

Vegan health: Vitamin B12

B12 is so important to our health. In fact, according to PubMed Health, it’s essential for almost everything in our bodies. Including healthy blood, production on DNA, a functioning nervous system…etc So then, if it’s so important, why can’t we just get it from plants? YES, 10 points for Gryffindor. You can’t get B12 consuming a…

Vegan health: Iron

I am Iron Man…dodo dodo dodo do do do dooo…. Anyway. Iron is another huge concern of many. After all, red meat is red for a reason. If you’re wondering, the red colour isn’t actually from blood, it’s from a protein called myoglobin, which binds iron and helps transport oxygen to muscle cells. So, when you…

Vegan health: Calcium

If you haven’t already heard, dairy does not give you calcium. Think I’m full of shit? Click here. What’s more, cows do not make calcium. They consume it. Where from? Leafy greens of course! Firstly, how much Calcium do we need? Ok, now that we have that sorted, let me get on to informing you…

Osteoporosis & why milk doesn’t give you calcium

If I become a vegan, I will surely get osteoporosis and die. After all, milk gives you calcium…right? Right. But at what cost? In school we were told that we need milk for strong bones. On TV, we’re slapped with ads for cheese covered pizza and in the next breath, fitness ads promoting yoghurt with…

Minimalist Vegan Cooking

So, I hear minimalism is in. 2017 is the time of capsule wardrobes, decluttering and learning to be content with what you have. Lagom, or ‘just having the right amount’ in Swedish, has become a mantra for many. Does this translate over to vegan cooking? You bet it does. Did you ever like those magazine quizzes or…

Vegan health: Protein

But but but really…where do you get it? I appreciate the concern, I do. The thing is that while some animal sources are higher in protein than their vegan equivalents, the protein you’re also consuming from these sources is highly acidic, and therefore potentially the cause of osteoporosis (1 , 2), diabetes & cancer development. See also breast…