Friday, January 9, 2015

Did you know it's Veganuary?

Did you know it's Veganuary?

The Veganuary movement encourages people to 'try' vegan in the month of January.
Ripening Tomatoes at WBCG
You don't have to become vegan for the whole month, but the idea of veganism can help you consider increasing your intake of veggies, and think more about where your food comes from and how it comes to you.

With a great many tasty veggies available throughout summer months, like zucchinis, beans, capsicums, cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplants, many leafy greens, squash etc, it's easier than you think to 'veganise' a meal or two during the week. We've got heaps of these growing down at the West Brunswick Community Garden.

The key to 'veganising' is not to forget to replace the protein. Meat can be replaced by Tempeh, Tofu or nuts, and cheese can be replaced by avocado, nut cheese and savoury yeast flakes.
New Zucchini's at WBCG 
In baking, full-fat coconut cream can replace dairy-cream, it whips into stiff peaks just the same to top your vegan cakes. Eggs can be replaced by arrowroot & cornflower, or flaxseed meal.

Go on, why not experiment in January.
Here is some blog inspiration:

Vegan Richa.
Happy.Healthy. Life.