A raw vegan experience


A few weeks ago, Team UNITED (so, just me) took up a raw vegan challenge – basically five days of eating in line with a raw vegan lifestyle. According to the internet, “raw veganism” is also sometimes referred to as “absolutely awful”, which we found to be more accurate.

The back-story is that when it comes to food and nutrition, about the only things I am confident in are broccoli and water. Everything else seems to be the most amazing thing ever, and dangerous, at the same time depending on who is telling the story. With this in mind, for …

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A few days in the life of a raw vegan

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[Please note that the UNITED household is a vegetarian household so whilst we may take the piss out of vegans, it’s from a place of love and admiration, and some dietary frustration.]

According to probably science, the two hardest things in life are giving birth, particularly if the child has a head as big as mine was, and living a raw vegan lifestyle. This week we have decided to take on the easier of these two scenarios – raw veganism.


From the outside, raw veganism may seem like a lifestyle of self-righteous eating habits that needs …

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Experimental: egg lasagne

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I thought I had created egg lasagne until the internet told me otherwise. But no one does it this way (probably)…

Prep time: 30 mins Cook time: 45 mins Total time: 75 mins
Makes a big lasagne

I must admit I didn’t have a great egg lasagne plan, just thought it might be worth a crack…

Egg lasagne ingredients

  • Lasagne sheets (we went with freshies because we weren’t confident that dry lasagne sheets would soften)
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 cups of spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup of mushrooms, chopped
  • 3 regular tomatoes, diced
  • 10 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups of mozzarella cheese
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Experimental – black bean cold brew


We at Project UNITED are massive on research and learning and knowledge and education. For trues. But occasionally things arise that you just have to shrug off and get stuck into and see what happens, and perhaps investigate the likely outcomes/consequences after the fact. Black bean cold brew was one such case.

How black bean cold brew came to pass

Simple: the wife (who I commonly refer to as “sorry, Honey”) and I discovered a top-shelf pasta recipe which involves the use of black beans (the recipe will be published on Monday). The other night, let’s call it Thursday, during …

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