I have to be honest, I just don’t like that word vegan, it has a stigma attached. Vegan does not necessarily mean healthy. You can live on vegan junk food being vegan. They have pretty much a vegan version of whatever comfort food you are craving, including vegan butter, vegan cheese, vegan sausages, vegan ice cream, etc.
I went plant-based for health reasons, after a cancer scare last year. When you cut out all meat, fish, and dairy you have to figure out a new healthy way of eating. It is way more difficult to grab something purely plant-based and nutritious from the store.
My quest is to make incredible foods that everyone would love. So I decided to take a cooking class to tweak my skills and take my love of cooking and food to the next level. I have to say I love that class so much, that I am considering doing the Professional version. It would offer a full introduction to core techniques for cooking vegetables, grains, legumes, and meat and dairy alternatives. The course also covers advanced raw techniques and addresses health supportive cooking with no oil, low sodium, and gluten-free options.
Here is what I ate yesterday: Overnight oats in the morning, pad thai around 11am, acai bowl with mango around 3pm and a salad with avocado and homemade falafel at 6pm. Oh, and I needed a sweet treat, two dates with nut butter and sprinkles of coconut.