My 7th veganniversary: am I laying on a bed of roses??

People make life-changing decisions all the time. I’ve read “inspirational quotes” that are adamant that “the hardest part concerning these decisions is getting to the point of making them”-as in being aware of the fact that change is needed and what form that change will take.  Well. I can tell you that in my experience, […]

DIY Chickpea flour: is it worth the hassle?

As usual-  A serious question -deserves a serious answer. #1: why bother in the first place?  Chickpea flour- or besan- is the vegan staple for an omelet substitute.(plus a lot of other great dishes too-especially from Indian cuisine). Don’t believe me? check online- you will find tons of great recipes for vegan omelets, basically including […]

Now’s the time to appreciate leftovers!

I actually believe it is always a good time to appreciate leftovers, but even if you are not as strict , you probably got the message from the past 3 months.. Learning to use what you have lying around is an essential skill for times when supermarkets are raided, stores are barely open and I […]

A tale of chia crackers and blogging etiquette.

So, last week, I stumbled upon a food+exercise blog and decided I try it out. I started following and tried out one of the recipes. It was a basic recipe for a basic staple, the reason I tried it, although I was familiar with the basic recipe, was the fact that it was the first […]

If you don’t have bread, why not have (rice) cakes? (M.Antoinett)

Until a few weeks ago, I never ate rice cakes. They were considered “bad diet food” in my personal food terminology. I do hope you remember I am no RD or Dr or any other (non) possible combinations of these 2 letters.early retired health enthusiast.as I always say- use your brain, it was put there […]

Beet it!

This winter vegetable is a true wonder. Full of nutrients, easy on the calories, naturally sweet, and that color, psychedelic. The thing is, at least in our house, beets are one of those veggies that we all know that are great for us, but many ( many) times, we (ok.I) just get too lazy to […]

“Oh Don’t worry, it doesn’t taste healthy!”

There you go: You can’t have it both ways, can you? If it’s tasty, it ain’t healthy, and vice versa. This reminds me of a quote attributed to Catherine Deneuve, who said that after a certain age, a woman has to choose between her fanny and her face.(yes, apparently she said “fanny”. I didn’t even […]

Sorry- dont like quinoa!

Seriously?? Yes. But it’s a superfood! yes, I am aware. But you are vegan! vegans are supposed to eat quinoa even when they are asleep! Well, maybe some do- I don’t. What a hypocrite! I remember you wrote a post about making quinoa and couldn’t stop praising it! That’s true. and here is the link […]

Protein packed wonder: soy beans!!

The excitement. Then again, why be cynical.I would have thought I left that awful trait behind me when I retired. “cynicism is the weapon of the weak”. I’ve been told that so many times I lost count. Weak or strong, soybeans are a true wonder, nutritionally speaking of course. You already heard, at least 100 […]

Can you overeat healthy food???

Well, yes.you can apparently. I can attest to that. Personal experience. While I was convinced that you can only binge on sugary -carb-loaded whatever ( I bet you don’t even need to use your imagination…everybody has a week spot for something food concerned) – Well- turns out calories are calories, and, much like finances, if […]