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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 …
The first observation was how much preparation was required for each meal. The process of getting hungry and then eating something straight away has become a habit for me, so to actually plan ahead for every meal was a chore to begin with. I also established that without the aid of additives (oils, …
The popularity of vegetarianism and veganism is certainly on the rise. Whilst these dietary lifestyles aren’t for everyone, those who pursue these lifestyles may do so for various reasons, from animal welfare and humanitarian issues, to general health related issues, or simply in order to reduce the weekly grocery bill. But if you were considering adopting a plant-based diet, here are some things to consider when going meatless.
Once the menu-shock of removing meat from your dinner plate subsides, there are some strategies you may need to consider in order to transition to a veggie-based regime whilst …
UNITEDThings to consider when going meatless (or meat reduced)
We ran a recipe on Friday which included nutritional yeast in the ingredients list. If you hadn’t come across nutritional yeast in the past, you may have been a bit like, “Wha wha whaaaaaat?” Or similar. So here’s the lowdown:
What is nutritional yeast?
Nutritional yeast is made from an organism called Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (we call him “Sachy” for short) which is grown on molasses, and then harvested and dried with heat in order to “deactivate” it. Nutritional yeast belongs to the fungi family making it 100% vegan.
Nutritional yeast is unlike baking yeast or brewer’s yeast meaning it will …
For any number of reasons, choosing non-dairy milk alternatives has become increasingly popular. We have chosen five non-dairy based alternatives to profile for those considering a mooove (lols) away from animal milks:
All of these varieties have their benefits, all have a unique flavour, and all have varying degrees of nutritional value.
Across the next two Monday’s (including the one we are currently enjoying), we identify 12 (yep, twelve!) dietary tribes and outline what makes them what the are. We have left Paleo out largely because we covered it here.
Who makes the 12 tribes?
Most of us know the main ones – veganism and vegetarianism for example, but there are a few which you may not know so well:
a. Flexitarian or semi-vegetarian
d. Ovo-lacto vegetarian