It is certainly a better idea to eat less meat for the environment and our health.
I was a vegan for two years and felt lighter and refreshed. And so relieved to not be part of the awful meat industry.
I felt great. Mentally and physically.
But over the last 6 months my body began to feel undernourished, pale and I fell ill.
In short, I learned my body needed the amino acids that animal protein offer.
So with a heavy heart.
I began to reintroduce a little line caught fish, organic, antibiotic free, free roaming chicken and welfare, organic eggs from happy chickens back into my diet.
I eat these specific meat proteins along occasionally with veggies, fruits, nuts seeds, beans and pulses.
Even though I would not class myself as vegan anymore, I will never again consume dairy, including cheese, cows milk, pig (pork), cow, (beef) sheep, lamb, kangaroo, deer, squirrel, rat, frogs legs, ducks, foie gras, geese, goats, turkeys, or any other sentient being.
Not JUST for my health, the health of the planet, but because I believe we must respect the lives of all living creatures, big or small. And ensure they are not enslaved into these horror factory 'farms'.
Maybe vegan could be for you? I'm not adverse to it. It was just too hard core for my body.
I do believe if you have been bought up as a meat eater all your life and suddenly dramatically reduce certain meat proteins. It may not be the right decision for you. If you are from an Indian vegetarian family with ancestors who have all been vegan. Then that is a different story.
For your own reasons, why not try making every monday a meatless monday? Or simply reduce your meat in take when you can.
I will update this section every week so look out for
our dairy free , happy hen and meat free recipes here.
Oink's homemade burgers passed the taste test. They are an easy, grillable veggie burger that is hearty, and perfect for summertime grilling. gluten and egg free also.Go to link
Macadamia Feta on Turmeric and Pumpkin Sprouted seeds toast with Ginger Femented Beets… Can’t actually get any better. Spread liberally with leftover sweet potato, Macadamia Feta and top with SaukrautGo to link
A delicious oat and dairy free alternative using Quinoa, hemp and coconut milk. Recipe on it's way soon!
Red grapes are incredibly beneficial. And juicing them this way is SO easy. Simply put a bag of washed grapes about 500g in a food mixer with 1 whole lemon, pith removed. Process until really smooth. Great for skin and detoxifying body.
Delicious combination of brown rice and lots of veggies with Tahini dressing. Recipe on it's way!
Seems simple but fruits are so beneficial to us. The fruit sugar is actually good for us!! So don't be put off. Have a bowl of fruits every morning with fresh mint. It's delicious!
Once a week, without fail, Ruby turns up straight after school to help us feed and put the animals to bed. Ruby is very committed to her volunteer role and loves to try out the recipes with her mum Lesley. A huge shoutout of thanks to superstar Ruby for her enthusiasm, brilliant help and smiles around the sanctuary. An animal champion in the makingGo to link
This delicious nutty, caramalised banana ice cream is dairy and egg free. So easy to make to. Packed with goodness, bananas for potassium, dates for fibre, cashew nuts for protein and good fats, maple syrup for essential minerals.Go to link