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Vegan Stewed Peas With Dumplings

Vegan Stewed Peas With Dumplings


1lb /0.5kg dried kidney beans

6 cups water – 1 cup = 250ml

500ml coconut milk – coconut milk is Vegan

1 onion, minced and/or 2 spring onions, chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed or minced or diced

1 carrot, diced

1 A� – 2 tsp salt or to taste

1 sprig thyme or A� tsp dried thyme

1 whole scotch bonnet pepper (with stem intact)

A� tsp ginger (optional)

A� tsp ground all spice optional


A� cup whole wheat flour /Plain flour

A� cup water

pinch salt

METHOD for Stew Peas

Wash the beans thoroughly and soak in water overnight or for at least 8 hours. The following day you need to discard the water and thoroughly rinse the beans, place them in a saucepan with water and bring to the boil, lower the heat to a simmer until they are tender for about 1 hour or so. Add coconut milk and vegetables carrots, onion, garlic, and continue simmering. Add the dumplings (see below for method) and thyme and other seasonings, simmer for around another 30 minutes or so until the sauce is thick. Discard pepper before serving.

METHOD for Dumplings (Dumplings are key to this recipe)

Place flour and salt in a bowl. Add water and mix to make a stiff dough. Pinch off small pieces of dough and roll into the palm of hands to make long thin dumplings. Drop into simmering stew.

To lose weight and be healthy Vegans we sometimes need to cut down on the amount of calories we consume, the problem with eating less is we tend to feel even more hungry so the best way of reducing the amount of calories you eat is to choose good food. Instead of having smaller portions why don’t we bulk up our meals with foods that will fill you up without weighing you down, like fruit and vegetables and healthy nuts and pulses, these food will fill you up without piling on the pounds.

Eat as many vegetables and as much fruit as you can with every meal, your five a day mean you can fill your meals with vegetables and fruit so there’s less room for higher-calorie foods. At lunch, you can have salads with lettuce, tomato, onion, carrots, peppers or add these ingredients to a delicious sandwich. At dinner time, you can still enjoy your favourite meals like rice, vegan casseroles and pasta and fill them up with more veggies.

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Vegan Cooking and Starting a Vegan Lifestyle

Vegan Cooking and Starting a Vegan Lifestyle

Many people, both health experts and non-experts alike, believe a vegetarian or vegan diet contributes significantly to our well being. It is a known armor against unhealthy levels of blood sugar, blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and cholesterol. But what if you’re a committed carnivore by virtue of not knowing how to cook? Seems like most take out items include meat, right? If you find yourself in this position, those days may be coming to an end. It is, in fact, easy to practice the vegan lifestyle. The first thing you have to do, though, is commit yourself to practicing healthy vegan cooking.

If you think a vegan diet will make you weaker, the truth is that short-term weakness is usually associated with withdrawal from meat. All the organic nutrients that our bodies deem important are found in plants, including vitamins, amino acids, and minerals. Meat does contain these same nutrients, but when these nutrients are taken in by animals the nutrients we get are already “second-hand”; hence, it is not the best form. Also, a vegan diet contains a very small cholesterol count and rock-bottom levels of saturated fat.

If you want to try out basic vegan cooking, start by purchasing organic vegetables, nuts, fruits, and whole grains. You can whip out a lot of dishes from that basic set of ingredients alone. Additionally, you’ll meet the body’s recommended daily allowance of nutrition. One of the secrets of authentic vegan cooking is not to use refined sugar and other forms of unhealthy, processed oil. Leafy vegetables always lead the show, and then you can bring your calories into the equation with necessary grains like rice.

With a vegan diet and vegan cooking, you can often eat/cook as much as you want. Food servings need not be measured because our bodies have natural scales for “overeating.” If your stomach has reached its maximum capacity to hold food, it will tell you so. Further, we can only eat when we have enough energy to keep our metabolism running. Lastly, your body is a venue for a lot of biochemical processes that can measure just the amount of nutrients it needs.

You can experiment and spend a lot of time with vegan cooking. You don’t need to renovate your kitchen for this lifestyle change. Just keep everything clean and arranged since you will need everything in order when you try out those new recipes and start a whole new a vegan.…

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My Transition To Veganism

My Transition To Veganism

My eating habits are often the talk of the family, and not always in the most positive light. My progress through to veganism was a long and arduous one, but also an incredibly satisfying one! However, my diet isn’t born out of ethics, even though it does play a part. I eat the way I do for health reasons mainly.

I’ve yoyo’d my whole life with my weight. I was a fat kid, husky teenager, skinny young man, then a fat adult. It was time to take action on my eating habits and not play about with dieting or half-cocked exercise. It required an actual life-style change, one that would stick!A�

Now, when I’m out, I eat junk. I grab a sandwich and a fizzy drink, perhaps a packet of crisps, chocolate bar, or if I was feeling especially frivolous – a take-away. This adds up, and the calories creep up on you because you neglect to keep a mental note of it. “It doesn’t count, it was just a quick snack because I was out”. If you add that up throughout a week, not only is that a lot of junk, it’s a lot of money!A�

So my first step was vegetarianism. This seemed a very pedestrian step to me, as I wasn’t a great meat eater anyway. Not that I didn’t enjoy it, but due to my life style at the time it wasn’t advantageous to eat a lot of it on a daily basis. Vegetarian meals were easy to make, as was going out and snacking. But that’s the problem; the snacking was still there. There’s still a vast amount of junk to be had without meat (pizza being my biggest downfall!).A�

The only thing really stopping me going full vegan at this point was dairy. It’s in more or less everything we’ve come to know and love; every snack, most meals, if not singular ingredients then the things that make up those ingredients etc. Not to mention the milk in my tea and coffee! No, not happening. But then one day I just bit the bullet and did it.A�

It was really no transition at all. By this point I wasn’t having any meals that consisted of a great deal of dairy, only meat alternatives and what not, but there are vegan ones to found, you just have to know where to look. My only step from there was to have black tea and coffee, and that was a cinch. So that was it, I was vegan. I immediately lost weight, I plan my food more systematically and don’t just snack on the fly (because I literally can’t, there is nothing), I wake up feeling better, I’m fitter, have better sleep, more energy and clearer skin. I urge everyone to try at least for a while and see if you don’t notice any improvements!A�…

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Back Day Without Free Weights

Back Day Without Free Weights

Everyone knows the best way to build a huge, thick & strong back: Lots of heavy sets with barbell and dumbbell free weight work. You use exercises like deadlift, barbell row, dumbbell row, and bent-over barbell rowing, and you get thick quick. The workouts are never enjoyable, and training in this manner does take its toll on your joints and central nervous system. But you will attain some serious muscle mass training in this style while enjoying adequate protein & carbohydrate consumption, along with plenty of rest.

There are going to be times when all-out free weight training just isn’t the way to go. Your joints might be inflamed from heavy workout sessions. Perhaps you just competed in a bodybuilding show and you’re way down in body weight. Maybe you had the flu, and you’re coming back from being 12 pounds down. Life throw all sorts of curveballs at us – and it’s our responsibility to adjust to it by changing up our gym workouts to accommodate these changes while still making good gains.

Start your free weight-free back day with any of the variety of Hammer Strength machines. You can use the overhead or front pulldowns. You’ll be moving 45 pound plates, but the machine will be controlling the balance and arc of the movement. Knock out 4 sets of one movement, then 4 sets of another movement, for a total of 8 sets on these exercises.

Next it’s cable work. Use the lat pulldown bar with 2 different attachments (4 sets each) for a total of 8 sets. The wide grip for the first, then the close-grip parallel grip bar for the second group of sets, will allow for a wide variety of stimulation to your back muscles, without the use of free weights!

Finally you will move on to the hyper-extension machine. This will stimulate the muscles of your lower back without giving them the raw pain and torture they enjoy (?) from the use of barbell deadlifts. Four sets is all you need of this movement.

There you have it – a solid way to stimulate the muscles of the back without resorting to the much more effective free weights. You’ll want to stick to moving the heavy iron as much as possible. But for times in your life when your muscles or nervous system just cannot handle an all-out workout, a back day without free weights is the way to go!…

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Vegan Vegetarian Diet of Raw Living Foods – Your Only Hope For a Disease-less Life

Vegan Vegetarian Diet of Raw Living Foods – Your Only Hope For a Disease-less Life

A vegan vegetarian diet of raw living foods is followed by a person who eats no meat, and no animal products (milk, eggs. etc.); especially one who advocates a diet of only vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds and grains as the proper one for all people for reasons of health or because of principles opposing the killing of animals for food. Additionally, the part that refers to raw living foods is composed of sprouted greens, seeds, nuts, and green juices from wheatgrass, sunflower, green pea sprouts, celery, etc.

The health industry uses other definitions of vegetarianism such as lacto-ovo vegetarians who eat no meat, fish, or poultry, but do eat eggs and dairy-products such as milk, cheese, butter, yogurt, etc. a natural-hygienist is the same as a vegan but eats nothing cooked. And a living-fooder is the same as a natural hygienist, with particular emphasis on the consumption of enzyme-rich sprouted seeds and grains.

Health-Related Reasons for A Vegan Vegetarian Diet

Studies have shown that – historically, throughout the world – the people who live longest are primarily vegetarians. Others eat very little meat by today’s standards. Relevant research always reveals that vegetarians enjoy a superior level of health.

1.       Experiments – conducted at Yale University – involving the performance of vegetarian athletes have demonstrated that those athletes can engage in vigorous activity 2-3 times longer than meat-eaters, and recover from exhaustion in one-fifth the time.

2.       During World War II, sever meat-shortages throughout the world forced people to adopt a diet that was primarily-vegetarian. Much to everyone’s surprise, diet-related death-rates diminished dramatically and there was a significant decrease in disease.

3.       From an article about heart disease in the June 3, 1961 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association: “A vegetarian diet ban prevent 90% of thrombo-embolic disease (clot obstruction in veins) and 97% of coronary occlusions (closed veins and arteries)”.

4.       Studies among Seventh Day Adventists – most of whom are vegetarians – show that they have half as many incidents of degenerative disease as the rest of the population.…

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Who Can Be a Vegetarian

Who Can Be a Vegetarian

There are a lot of benefits and wonderful things while living as a vegetarian, simple things that has a big part of our health care, physical being, and belief. A lot of things that you must need to know in-order for you to handle possible health issues, diet problems, and on maintaining a balance diet based on one’s RDA that stands for recommended dietary allowance.

Lets start the program by asking people one simple question.

Why choose to be a vegetarian?

There are plenty of reason why someone has been applying or practicing a vegetarian life, and the most common reason has been because of health issues. Yes health issues, why? Some people are used to eating meat that they forgot or just take for granted the total or balance nutrients that our body really needs, instead of aiming for that balanced and nutritious diet they tend to just settle to meat, and then when the time comes that stress or deficiency of a particular nutrient that only, yes, only plants can provide or can fill-in. There’s no doubt about it, meat has been the primary choice of food for most people that includes me (5 years ago). Studies shows that most vegetarians that eat a balance and complete vegetarian diet based on their RDAs has been pretty much enjoying a healthy living all year-round. Here are a few reasons why people choose to be vegetarians; first is the promotion of weight loss, prevention of disease, and support of philosophical or religious perceptions.

Who can be a vegetarian.

Anyone can become a vegetarian, but there’s a catch. In order for a vegetarian lifestyle to be fully beneficial you need to have a balanced diet, its because people does have a unique RDAs. People still needs to balance their diet. Its because of some cases of nutrient deficiency. Nutrient deficiency are pretty much common to newly turned vegetarians. But with the right combination of vegetarian meals and a proper monitoring of ones diet, vegetarianism would be more effective.

Common Benefits.

In some studies vegetarianism provides benefits particularly in health such as lessen the chances of getting gallstone, ovarian cancer, high-blood pressure, and also lessen the pollutants from breast milk from breastfeeding mothers, decreases the chances of a woman’s getting a breast cancer, also a high fiber diet keeps us protected against diverticulitis and kidney diseases, high fiber also lowers our cholesterol level, vegetarian diet also prevents people from getting pernicious anemia that resulted from having a vitamin B12 deficiency, vegetables like broccoli is rich in iron that meat also is abundant with, and lastly vegetarian diet does not have same abundance of protein compared to meat but they do provide enough protein, for some nutritionist enough is just perfect, besides, what we were aiming was a balance and a perfect nutrition.

Additional qualities that vegetarian food does have.

Vegetarian food and recipes today are more dynamic, practical, and basically vegetarian dishes are getting closer to meat in-terms of taste, presentation, ways on how to cook. Today you can find almost all sorts of vegetarian delights, from grilled to soups, vegetarian cakes to vegetarian ice creams. You name it, veggies have it.…

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Some Helpful Tips for New Vegans

Some Helpful Tips for New Vegans

So you’ve decided that your current diet is unhealthy or your Dr. suggested that it would be in your best interest to eat healthier, Either way, trying to find a diet that suits your lifestyle can be a daunting task but don’t be discouraged, many people deciding to change their eating habits for the first time face the same obstacles. If you’ve decided that veganism is an option for you then I have the following advice and tips for you.

1. Ask your friends. You may have a friend that is a Vegan and you may be able to acquire some great pointers from them. Remember, they were where you are at one time and may be able to assist you as you start your new “eating lifestyle”.

2. Check the internet for some tasty Vegan recipes. You will be surprised at how delicious Vegan recipes are.

3. Your local grocery store may have sections specifically labeled for Vegans and Vegetarians.

4. There are many different Vegan foods on the market today from Vegan chicken nuggets to Vegan Ice Creams. Try them all until you find your favorites.

5. Although there are many many frozen Vegan foods, it is always more healthy to eat fresh uncooked foods.

6. Leafy greens are a great energy food. If you need a pick me up, try a cool green mixed salad with fresh vegetables.

7. Avocados are one of my favorite “go to’s” when I want a tasty snack. You’ll find yours.

8. After you’ve collected a few tasty Vegan recipes, invite some friends over for a Vegan dinner night and have them bring over their favorite Vegetarian or Vegan meal. Make it a weekly event.

9. Join a free newsletter online. That is a great way to get new recipes and tips on your new lifestyle.

10. Always remember, make a conscious effort to stick to your new diet. You may find it hard at first if you are used to eating fast food and meats. You made a great choice. Give yourself a chance.

Look forward to a healthier you. You will notice you’ll begin to have more energy and feel better overall.

If you are having trouble sticking to your new diet, make the majority of your diet fruits, vegetables and nuts.…