There are countless recipes out there, of which I will like maybe 1 in 10, of those, even less are healthy. It was a constant frustration for me spending time looking for a good vegan recipe, be it in a book or online, getting excited about the prospect of making it, shopping for all the ingredients, bringing them home and spending countless hours cooking, only to discover the food is bland, boring and not well thought out.
Many recipe books and blogs due to monetary motivation aim for a high number of recipes over quality, whereas this is my personal recipe book, listing only the food I want to make again and again, meaning only the very best make the cut. All my recipes are either adaptations from world-renowned chefs, completely original or even better directly out of family recipe books and are all simple and easy to make.
In addition, I felt that many recipe sites lacked simple modern web design, like clickable recipe checklists, portion adjustments features so you can double, triple or half the recipe on the fly. Many sites, even the most popular are clunky, lack video and multimedia that brings helpful and interactive features to cooking.
My personal opinion is that if you have a good recipe you don’t need the dairy and meat, this coming from someone who was an avid meat eater for three decades. But if you just try my vegetarian pizza or the creamy asparagus soup you will understand where I am coming from.
I hope others can benefit from my passion for good food and desire to seek out and record only the best.
Often immediately after discovering I am vegan people ask the question why? It’s a tricky question to answer in a quick response because for me it wasn’t something that happened overnight, I have been exposed to the benefits of veganism or plant-based diets since the age of 15, but it took repeated instances of reinforcement before I finally committed to it long term.
So what changed?
Two major eye-opening instances of seeing first hand how what we eat can change our bodies and cure disease are what happened. A good friend struggling with the effects of Diabetes and a partner who was suffering from a severe case of Chrons disease, who was being treated so heavily with medication that the medication actually caused a medically induced life-threatening lupus, yeah it was a scary time.
The short of it is that after doing nothing except moving these two people onto a completely plant-based diet, within a relatively short period of time, all their symptoms simply vanished. Doctors on both accounts, when seeing supprising new test results have given us blank stairs, promptly followed by a medical explanation as to why it happened, either informing us that in some rare cases these diseases simply vanish for no apparent reason, or that it must have been misdiagnosed in the begging, when they are the one who diagnosed it!!!
In neither of these cases did the medical practitioners acknowledge the possibility that diet had an effect on the outcome. I am not here to dispute the efficiencies of the modern medical industry, I am open minded to the benefits they can bring, but why are they not doing the same with us? It’s frustrating, to say the least, and in part is what motivates me to help others find solutions to health problems in their lives.
More specific details about each of these above-mentioned cases can be seen here:
For anyone reading this with Chrons disease, I sympathize with you, I know first hand how difficult life can become, without getting into the details, let’s just say it wasn’t fun.
I hope I can be the example you needed, to understand how much your diet can change the symptoms of our condition and make like great again.Audrey Cavanagh
I was first diagnosed with Diabetes 5 years ago, it was not an easy diagnosis to hear and my life did change a lot after that. I had to monitor everything, my food intake, my blood sugar and my energy levels. But that seems like forever ago now. I first became a Vegan in 2013, ill admit at first it was difficult, however with help from those around me I was able to make the transition fairly easily and after six months I was considered perfectly healthy by doctors and have no blood conditions that they can find.Arthur Dolton
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