Woolworths now sell Nature’s Cuppa Rich Roast, which tastes like instant coffee but is actually made from barley, chicory root and other plant ingredients. It is significantly cheaper than the real decaf coffees. What I like about it is I can drink it at night and not worry about my sleep.
I took a photo because it looked unique, but this actually turned out to be pretty disgusting.
Quorn has long been renowned for making vegetarian meat made from mycoprotein, which is derived from fungus.
Quorn is normally vegetarian and not vegan because it contains egg whites. However, recently Quorn has produced a number of vegan products that are now available at Woolworths around Australia.
Quorn Vegan Nuggets are made in the United Kingdom and are free from soy. The ingredients are below.
My verdict on the product after eating it is that it is too dry, although eating it with avocado seems to help as it adds creaminess.
It is deep in winter here in Melbourne and I am sick with a runny nose. I also cough all the time. It is flu and cold season.
I have coped with the sickness simply by drinking green tea, which I found to help with help. Matcha tea in particular seems to help.
Another common treatment for the cold is olive leaf extract, which is also vegan. I simply mix olive leaf extract with warm water and drink it.
As far as throat lozenges go, I have discovered that some Codral variants are vegan. It is thankfully fully labelled on Codral’s website. I have been taking Codral Sore Throat Lozenges Soothing + Menthol Flavour, which is vegan.
The easiest way to see if something is vegan or not is to simply google it.
Recently I purchased Now Foods Nutritional Yeast Powder from iHerb. The main benefit of nutritional yeast is that it is often high in B vitamins e.g. vitamin B12. You could easily take pills to get vitamin B12, but I found that nutritional yeast (also known as “nooch”) is much tastier. For example, nutritional yeast sprinkled on baked beans tastes very good.
I am not sure if it’s healthy, but I have just discovered that avocado goes very well with coconut sugar. Give it a try!
Many people say they cannot go vegan because it’s too hard, but my experience has been the opposite. I actually find it is easy to be vegan, and it is easier than being an omnivore.
Going on a vegan diet doesn’t require you to actually do anything. However, what it requires you to do is to not do something. For example, if someone serves you chicken, you don’t eat it. Whereas previously you did something, now as a vegan you are not doing something.
The vegan diet is about not eating meat, not eating dairy, and not eating eggs.
What you do need to do, however, is learn how to say no.
I have always been a nice person. In fact, I am too nice. I am the type of person who has trouble saying no and would often try to please people too much, and over time I learned this was not healthy. Being nice is great, but if you’re too nice, people take advantage and walk all over you.
Going on a vegan diet, it turns out, had helped me practice how to say no. When I stood up and defended what I ate, people seemed to take note that I didn’t just accept whatever they put upon me, and over time they took advantage of me less.
So if you’re too nice, if you’re a people pleaser, then give the vegan diet a go. Not only will it help you practice being assertive, it will also help the environment and spare animals from torture and slaughter.