even though it feels like it was years ago, I still cant believe that back in january i spent the most amazing two weeks in the beautiful place that is THAILAND. This was in celebration of my turning 30 years young, two year anniversary with the Mr and just a chance to get away, explore and EAT. Of course food was going to be a major part of the trip, I cook everyday also i am food ENTREPRENEUR so it was so nice to take a break from the kitchen. Now food is abundant in Thailand and if you are someone who eats anything you will enjoy how much is on offer. If you are plant munchers like us then it requires a little more work but I am here to give you a few tips, pointers and recommendations. Let’s get to it!!
Hand on heart I have been vegan for over 3 years now and I have not once in that time craved meat. When I turned vegan I didn’t jump straight to the meat substitutes because I was basically teaching myself how to eat again. So that meant preparing meals completely plant based without the need of meat like substitutes, but I was aware of them. As time has gone on I have experimented with things like veggie sausages, tofu and other soy products and even tried to recreate with veggies. These bbq cauliflower bites are just one of the creations that are delicious, saucy and so simple to make with not a chicken wing in sight. I promise you will enjoy….
So I will admit I haven’t been feeling 100% since I got back from my vacay in January, coming back from paradise to cold england doesn’t do wonders for the body. For those of you who live in England or a country with a cold climate will know how rubbish the winters are, dark, rainy, cold and dreary. So we need all the help we can to perk us up, so until the sun arrives I thought I would help you out with a little boost. some liquid sunshine Every morning which I have been taking shots of, this powerful mix contains such amazing ingredients.
First up we have the amazing ginger which can help with many things such as nausea, menstrual pain, muscle soreness, flu and it has anti-inflammatory properties the list goes on. Another bad boy is Lemon these balls of yellow are great for the skin, a good source of vitamin C and minerals, help with digestion and weight loss. Lets not forgot the all mighty Turmeric it has a natural anti-inflammatory compound in it called curcumin, helps to repair damage in the body and helps to fight against many diseases. Lastly we have black pepper which helps with weight loss, skin, coughs, cold and helps nutrients become more available to our system. The black pepper is added just before you take a shot of this wonderful mix to help with the absorption of the turmeric benefits. So let’s show you how to whip up this powerful tonic!!!
I don’t know about you but don’t you just love it when you find exactly what you want?! So let’s talk about cereal yeah you know that good crunchy stuff, supposedly a breakfast food but fits perfectly with those snack needs. I don’t buy cereal unless it’s oats or the occasional small box of gluten free cereal.
So those funny shaped purple things that you maybe don’t know what on earth to do with. okay I will admit that aubergine does seem to be THaT diva vegetable that isn’t the greatest if you don’t cook it right. I usually use aubergine when I am making curries and ratatouille, it is creamy and soft definitely one of my FAVORITES. this recipe is so yummy, its salty but sweet, simple and delicious. so if YOU’RE feeling a little bit adventurous and want a recipe to get your taste buds singing lets get to it….
There is plenty room for us all make way for another Strong Vegan who goes by the name Aundre Groce. Personal trainer, fitness instructor, K1 British heavyweight champion and professional thai boxer, showing you what life is like living a different way to others and being a STRONG VEGAN!!!!
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