Are you here because you want to make a change to the way you eat? Do you want to reduce your impact on the Earth through the food that you eat? You’re in the right place! So welcome to the food bit!
Who likes food? We think it’s safe to assume that almost anyone will answer that question with a large ‘MEEE!’
But who has trouble knowing what to cook? Has ideas but doesn’t have the motivation to make them? Wants to eat more fruit and veg, but is afraid of backlash from the rest of the family? Knows how important it is for your health and the Earth’s to eat well, but doesn’t know where to start? Sound familiar? I am by no means an expert, and I’m sure that’s evident, but I enjoy cooking and would like to share it!
A Bit About Me
So why am I doing this? I am passionate about the food I eat, how it potentially affects me, and where that food ultimately comes from. We are living in a critical period of time where every action seems to lead to ‘the end of the world’. It is an issue that is being much more apparent now, as we are slowly creeping towards a point of no return. Scary right? I want to show that anyone can make small changes, that can cause much bigger positive impacts. There are many ways of doing this, and one is with the food we choose to eat.
Therefore, I would like to highlight what can be changed, and the implications of that. There is no ‘right or wrong’. That is important to remember. It’s just how much you want to help.
What to Look For
Sharing is what I like to do. Whether it be recipes, nutritional information, and tips that I have found to work for me and my family – anything to show just how easy and fun it can be to experiment with the food we eat, and be looking after ourselves and the Earth in the process.
As well as my favourite recipes, I love to experiment with new ones, and try a variety of flavours. Living with people who are not as passionate about a vegetarian/vegan diet, means finding the balance for them is key. Through alternatives we have discovered, it’s actually very easy to ‘trick’ your mind into thinking you’re eating meat, with the use of similar flavours and textures. This makes it much easier for someone who wants to make the change, but may be struggling.
It’s no secret that a lot of people believe that with vegan and vegetarian diets, you are losing out on protein, fibre and vitamins, for example. However, from my research I have realised that this isn’t true, and is actually the opposite. This is what I would like to share – sharing information to argue against the opposing beliefs.