Posts Tagged ‘Gluten Free’

Quinoa: A vegan superfood

For those who are wondering how to get more protein in their diet, it’s important to look for complete proteins. Examples of a complete protein are: soybeans, amaranth, buckwheat, hempseed and of course quinoa. The main reason I’m focusing on quinoa is that I find it very underrated, but deserves more attention due to it being so healthy and flavourful.

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Split Pea Soup

In the past month or two, I’ve finally started to appreciate split pea soup. I know I’m far behind the times, but hey there’s so much great food out there it’s hard to get around to it all! (That’s my excuse anyway).

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Soy milk alternatives

Which milk alternative is best for your health? For years I’ve been drinking soy milk with the knowledge that there was a lot of controversy around the health benefits surrounding it. Up until now I’ve been living in ignorance convincing myself that it’s all over exaggerated. The more I read up on it, the more I realize that maybe I should be taking more care into how much soy I’m eating. The main reason I started reading up on it more was after feeling a bit of stomach discomfort after eating a soy product in food. I’m definitely not going to cut soy out of my diet, as being gluten free and vegan is already difficult enough, but I will make a conscious effort of reducing my soy intake. The whole idea of the estrogen levels causing hypothyroidism is reason enough for me to start moving away from these products.

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Cake is good!

My wife @Lidia_LF had an urge for cake last week and decided to try a Gluten Free Betty Crocker cake mix we bought in the States a few months back. The cake mix itself is vegan but calls for eggs in the recipe. We decided to skip the eggs and just follow the rest of the instructions. They turned out to be amazing! The cake moulds we used were in insect shapes which made it easier to eat as you could break off smaller pieces easier!

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Gluten Free and Vegan doesn’t have to be scary

Not only am I gluten free but I’m also vegan. Some people look at me with that crazy look and as predicted the first thing out of their mouthes is “What do you eat?!”. I truly hate this question. As if the only foods in the world are meat and wheat. I’m not saying it’s easy to be both, it definitely has it’s moments where you wonder why you’re doing this to yourself. I can’t say I’ve ever had a craving or missed meat in any way since I quit eating it for the last time ever 8 years ago. I’ve flirted with vegetarianism since the age of 16, going through stages where I’d alternate between being and not being vegetarian. I don’t know why I did this, because I’ve never liked meat, not even as a child. I guess it was more to do with the feeling of “normality”.

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