Vegan and Gluten-Free Deliciousness…. According to Wikipedia, Simnel Cake is a fruit cake with two layers of marzipan, one in the middle and one on top. It’s traditionally made at Easter time. No-one seems to be quite sure what ‘simnel’ means. Simnel cakes have been known since medieval times. Different regions had their own version […]
Conscious eating is related to consciousness and to the quality and level of happiness. There are 3 types of foods and 3 types of happiness. Food transforms into energy inside our body. Happiness is a type of energy too. So I put together foods and type of happiness of the same modes of nature.
Tamas – Level/type of ignorance – food is not fresh, unclean and/or related to sufferings of living beings. Happiness that of that type is actually suffering in the beginning and at the end. Example: happiness of alcohol consumption.
Rajas – Level/type of passion. Foods are too much hot, spicy, salty, sour. Overeating or not enough eating. Happiness that of that type is peasant in the beginning and suffering at the end. Example: Overeating itself is good example of this type of happiness.
Sattva – Level/type of goodness. Foods are fresh, sweet, fatty, include fruits, vegetables, grains and milk products. Happiness that of that type is difficult in the beginning and pleasant at the end. Example: spend your hard-earned money on gifts to others or charity (difficulty) enjoy their happiness!
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I know I’m not the first to slice up a cauliflower and roast it, but, I just want to say how fantastically delicious it is! And I never knew. Until now. In the UK, Cauliflower has slowly fallen out of favour in the last few years, but I think that vegans are doing amazing things […]
This is my variation on Calzone, a style of Italian Pie or Pasty, and it works because you get lots more filling and less pastry and it still holds together to make a great cold lunch to go. I’ve concocted a spicy and rich, spinach and mushroom filling, with the addition of some tangy chopped green […]
When my ‘to do’ list seems to grow every day (despite my best efforts to get it all done), instead of diminishing, I turn to pasta. It’s so easy, so versatile … and well …so amenable. And there’s such a fabulous variety of vegan, and sometimes gluten-free pasta easily available now….here’s the one I used today […]
Haggis is a traditional Scottish dish, served on Burns’ Night, 25th January, to celebrate the poet Robert Burns’ birthday. Now, as a vegan you really don’t want to know what a traditional haggis is made of, and I know a lot of omnivores who aren’t too keen either. So here is a truly sublime alternative: plant-based […]
This is one of the quickest and simplest recipes anyone could wish for. I often think that any meal, vegan or otherwise, is all about the sauce. So here’s a recipe for a vegan pasta sauce that is very versatile and supremely adaptable. I’ve used frozen peas, but try steamed broccoli, or sautéed mushrooms, carrots […]