What is Veganuary?
Veganuary aims to reduce the suffering of animals by inspiring and supporting people across the globe to go vegan for the month of January
Since April 2015 I’ve been vegan so it’s great to see people signing up to try it for a month. The process is simple, go to veganuary.com and sign up to receive supportive emails, recipe ideas, where to eat out and all sorts of information. Take look.
I started a vegan way of eating for my health (see Going Vegan: my first month) and very quickly, within a day or two of doing some research, realised just how horrific animal agriculture is. It’s not sustainable, the animals are treated unimaginably dreadfully and there is no such thing as “humane” killing.
I also discovered that being vegan is the most impactful thing I can do to minimise my environmental footprint on the planet. And it’s a great thing to do for humanitarian reasons – we currently grow more than enough food to feed all the people in the world, but much of it is fed to livestock so they can be eaten. This is taking food away from people who are literally starving to death.
Apple Cinnamon Oats made with 1 cup rolled oats, 1 cup soy milk, 1 cup water, 1 washed, chopped apple (leave the skin on), handful of sultanas, 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cook while stirring often. Top with chia seeds, dried coconut, banana and frozen raspberries.
Wraps for lunch filled with lettuce, tomatoes, vegan cream cheese, cucumber, red peppers, sprouts, avocado, onion. Juicy, fresh. I used Violife cream cheese from Tesco.
A plate of mixed fruit; mango, banana, nectarine, dragonfruit, raspberries, sultanas, grapes, cashews.
Pizza for Dinner
Pizza for dinner concludes What I Ate Today. Pizza base from Napoli. Sauce is a mix of ketchup, bbq sauce, dulse, onion, onion powder, garlic powder, turmeric and basil. Topped with nutritional yeast (nooch), peppers, chestnut mushrooms, more onion and more nooch. ? pizza crunchy crust.
IQ Superfood Chocolate with cocoa nibs. This was part of a Christmas gift and the flavour is so intense I can only eat a little at a time.