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Apr
27
2015

Changing to Vegan

 

A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald discussed how vegan diets are becoming more and more popular among Australia people, but the article also discussed how changing from a regular diet to a vegan diet can be difficult if not done properly.

In terms of diets paleo still leads when it comes to cook books, but the number of vegetarian and vegan cook books are on the rise. Kym Staton the founder of the Sydney Vegan Club reported in the article that around 200 new members are joining each month, this figure is double than the rate just 1 year ago.

But excluding all animal food (including dairy and eggs) isn’t and easy process, especially if done overnight. It can be very difficult cutting out certain foods cold turkey, as well as have negative effects nutritionally. The article suggested that going vegan more gradually is the best way to stick to a vegan diet. For example some people might stop having milk and switch to soy milk and might replace meat with soybeans or tofu. These changes are more gradual and also maintain sufficient nutrition. The article suggested that people who just completely cut out animal products from their diets are the ones who are more likely to fail at their change in diet.  

Substituting foods is a great way to ease into a different diet as well as maintain healthy nutrition. For more information on the article click on the link below.

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/diet-and-fitness/vegan-food-is-popular-but-how-easy-is-it-to-change-your-diet-20150215-13cpph.html

Apr
09
2015

Vegetarian Cooking School


Vegetarian cooking school

A recent article in the Northern Star talked to vegetarian chef Veet Karen Hedley, the interview discussed how becoming an apprentice chef is difficult for vegetarians due to handling meat being a requirement.

Hedley explained that when she was at work experience at age 15 she was ridiculed and laughed at, she was also told she wouldn’t make it in the business if she wasn’t prepared to cook meat. Despite the comments made she was determined to follow her passion and 8 years later she has established her own vegetarian catering business.

Her passion for vegetables and cooking has inspired her to open an Australian first vegetarian cooking school. The training program is aimed towards those who would like to work in the vegan or vegetarian restaurant business, or already trained chefs looking to expand their menus.

The training program will look at traditional training modules as well as modules that look at more specific vegetarian practises.

To read the full article check out the link below.

http://www.northernstar.com.au/news/schools-in-for-vegetarianism/2544493/


Apr
09
2015

Meat Free Mondays


Meat Free Mondays

A newer trend catching on is ‘meat free Mondays’. Many people have begun to omit meat from their diet on Mondays, generally people are doing it to improve health and possibly lose wright, but there are also other benefits that result from Meat Free Mondays.

Helping the planet:

Livestock is a major contributor to many environmental problem, most notably greenhouse gas emissions, by reducing the amount of meat eaten and purchased the amount of greenhouse gas released into our atmosphere can be significantly reduced.

Saving Money:

The average price of meat compared to fruits and vegetables is significantly greater. Implementing a meat free day into ones diet can result in cash savings.

Reduce Animal Cruelty:

Many livestock animals are raised in small pens and cages and are subject to cruel acts. Their lives are also end with slaughter. Eating less meat is a step that helps reduce cruelty and suffering to animals.

If you are wanting to try out meat free Mondays and are having trouble with coming up with ideas for what to make check out the recipes page for some inspiration.