French fries are unhealthy? Forget about that..

I wasn’t sure if this is actually worth a post but then I decided it is because: So many people complain about French fries being so unhealthy and having lots of calories and fat and that this is the reason they don’t eat them. Good news: You do not have to deny yourself French fries! Potatoes themselves are actually a health food, full of good stuff such as vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin C and fiber. They also contain a variety of phytonutrients that have antioxidant activity. At the same time they are low in calories and contain no cholesterol or fat. French fries…

Three easy ways to use pumpkin.

It’s pumpkin season, yay! But.. how do you prepare them for eating without any complicated recipes, you might be asking yourself? Good news: You don’t need a lot of time or crazy kitchen skills for a simple and quick pumpkin meal, that’s why I love them so much. I’m actually pretty lazy when it comes to cooking and don’t like to waste a lot of time in the kitchen that’s why I never use any long recipes for which you need tons of ingredients but rather keep it super simple. So, to give you some inspiration, here are 3 ways in…

Why I love tahini and you should, too.

I have to admit that I am obsessed, obsessed with tahini. For those of you who might wonder “What even is tahini?”: Tahini simply is sesame butter. You can either buy it or make it at home yourself, I always buy it. As a tip: Look if you can find some shop where you can buy it cheaper as it can be pretty expensive in regular supermarkets. I always get mine from a Turkish supermarket. So, what is so good about tahini? First of all: Tahini tastes amazing, as simple as that. It is rich in protein, vitamin E, B…

Should vegans date non-vegans?

When you are a vegan, often the question comes up if you would date someone who is not vegan. For me personally, the answer is 100% yes. When I went vegan, I was still in a relationship with a non-vegan. And no, veganism was not the reason for us breaking up. The fact that I went vegan actually never affected our relationship in any negative way. Of course, everyone is different and I can understand vegans who say that they couldn’t be together with someone who has a different point of view on a topic which is such a big part of their…

For your health.

I already talked about the benefits of going vegan for the animals and for our planet. While I personally only went vegan for ethical reasons originally, I also learned about the health benefits that come with a plant-based diet and could already experience actual improvements in my health. The first big benefit of cutting out animal products from your diet is that you’re also cutting out all the unhealthy stuff that can be found in them such as growth hormones, antibiotics, cholesterol or saturated fatty acids. Those things have been proven to increase the risk of all kinds of diseases, e.g.…

Lions should go vegan, too?

Quite a few times already, I’ve read the question “So you vegans want lions (or other predators) to go vegan as well, right?” Wrong. In my opinion, to claim that vegans want meat-eating animals to go vegan is quite ridiculous and nonreflective. If you think about it, it’s pretty logical why but I will explain it here anway, using the example of the lion: Unlike humans that are omnivores (or even rather herbivores), lions are carnivores which means that their bodies are designed to only digest meat, they need meat to survive. We don’t need any animal products to survive. We as humans think about what…

How veganism changed my life.

Going vegan changed so much more for me than just the way I eat, it literally turned my whole life around. This probably sounds so cliché, I know, but it’s true. So here’s what changed for me: Veganism cured my unhealthy relationship with food Since being a teenager I had struggled with my eating habits and even had an eating disorder, you can read more about this here. Even after overcoming this phase, my relationship with food was never relaxed, I still had lots of disordered thoughts in my mind, was often restricting myself, then again eating way too much, having crazy cravings…

„Vegan isn’t equal to healthy.“ True, but..

When bringing up the health benefits of a vegan diet, some people try to bring veganism down with the argument that „vegan isn’t equal to healthy“. Actually this is true. Being vegan doesn‘t automatically mean that you‘re eating healthy. Why this argument bothers me anyway and in my opinion doesn’t make sense at all: People that care about eating healthy before going vegan will most likely not go over to a vegan junk-food diet, I myself am the best example for this. Although I originally went vegan only for ethical reasons, I always cared about eating healthy (or what I…

For our planet.

One of the reasons for going vegan besides the animals and our own health are environmental reasons. In my opinion you can’t call yourself an environmentalist if you consume lots of animal products, here’s why: Our population is growing and with it the amount of people that ask for animal products. For our whole planet, livestock farming is a big burden though. It leads to deforestation, climate change, decreasing water resources and water quality, decreasing variety of species and starvation of people. About 70% of the worldwide agricultural area and about 30% of the worldwide waterless area is used for livestock farming and also about 8% of all the…

Banana Icecream aka Nicecream.

Vegans can’t have icecream, right? Wrong, they can! And not only some expensive and often unhealthy soy or coconut icecream that you can find in some shops (not saying you can’t have them as well, of course 😉 ). I guess some of you may have already heard of banana icecream/nicecream. Btw, it’s called nicecream because it’s a crueltyfree and no cows have to suffer for it. 🙂 I haven’t really been in the mood for it for a while because of winter. As this winter is way too warm though here in Germany, I just started to get it back…