All vegans certainly feel nostalgic of some flavour that they have decided totally to ban from their diets. There is nothing wrong with this, because if you ban animal derivatives from your diet it does not mean that you don’t appreciate their taste, but you do it for an ethical choice.
For this reason, I really enjoy trying to reproduce the vegan version of traditional recipes. I must admit I often fail but sometimes the result is incredible.
For example, today I woke up thinking about a beloved childhood dessert, since I have not eaten it for a very long time: panna cotta, a pudding obtained from the union of sugar, cream, milk and jelly. I replaced these ingredients with plant based milk, agar-agar and turmeric powder: the result is a thick sweet fragrant and tasty (with a slight aftertaste of vanilla) dessert. It really satisfied me!
Vegan food is not a sacrifice, but a journey through pleasures and creativity! Read More
Sugar-Free Rosmary and Lemon Muffin
Spices are a very important element in the kitchen, because they give intensity and flavour to food. They can even completely modify tasteless dishes. In my kitchen, in fact, I have built a small shelf which I filled with jars of different spices that are full of colors, smells and goodness.
For today’s recipe I decided to use a spice which is full of many benefits: the rosemary. This herb is good for the brain, it has a flavour that reduces stress and improves mood, it contrasts halitosis, it keeps skin younger and protects the liver. Many people use this ingredient only for salty preparations. To tell the truth, it is also perfect for sweet dishes, as in the case of these soft and fragrant muffins, with a special and inviting flavor.
Let’s do aromatherapy while cooking! Read More
Vegan coconut and cocoa energy balls
The vegan world has totally changed my lifestyle, it has turned upside-down not only my personal diet, but every decision that concerns with the protection of the planet. In fact, being vegan means combining love for oneself with that for Nature and all living species.
The things we routinely do, such as wash our hair or using make up on our face, must begin with the awareness that it is important to use products with natural ingredients, that are environmentally friendly and cruelty-free.
During these days I came across an online shop that I find particularly interesting in Mimosa Natural Cosmetics that mainly sells vegan cosmetics made only with green ingredients: from face masks, shampoos, lipsticks to face foundations and so on. In short, there is a plenty of choice websites, even for people like me with very sensitive skin. Read More