Comfort Food

My purpose for starting this blog wasn’t to try and convert everybody into a vegan, however, if that was to happen it would be pretty cool. I think a lot of people have this impression that vegans are radical, judgemental and militant, and some are but not all.  This is one of the reasons I have a really hard time identifying myself as a vegan. I have wanted to avoid labels and being pigeon held in a stereotype. Vegan also implies a lifestyle, free of the use of animal products in your household, from the clothes you wear to your personal care products. I like to say we are 90% plants based with 10% go with the flow. The transition over the past year has been a process. Once I made the decision it happened almost overnight but that is not to say that we didn’t have our slips along the way. Travelling was a big one. The thought of going to France and not experiencing french pastries seemed a bit ridiculous. However, as time goes on the slip-ups are less frequent. I have to say from personal experience I feel so much better when eating plant-based, both physically and spiritually. Although I am a big supporter and believer in all the health benefits associated with a plant-based diet, I don’t think it is a realistic expectation for everyone to become vegan. We all have our vices that we are not willing to give up, that thing the brings us joy and pleasure and for most of us, it is food. I have used food over the years as a comfort. It became that thing I looked forward to when the rest of my life wasn’t where I wanted it to be. As I started to make changes and take charge over my life, I became happier and I stopped looking to the food as comfort. My main goal for this blog is to support parents especially with any difficulties they might have with feeding their children. I can only speak from our own personal experiences and I understand every child is different but if it helped us it might help you.  I am really passionate about the health and wellness of our children. There are far too many children developing serious illnesses and health concerns, from cancer, obesity, diabetes, allergies etc. While there are many different factors that can cause these health concerns, diet plays a crucial role and we need to take action and do anything we can to prevent these diseases from starting in the first place.   I see a new trend starting, as more and more people become aware of the numerous health benefits associated with a vegan diet. They are wanting to incorporate plant-based meals into their own lifestyle. I want to support you and give you the tools you need to help you incorporate plant-based meals into your daily life. I also want to show you how delicious vegan food can be. Lots of people have misconceptions that vegan food is boring or lacks flavour. I am here to show you that’s not the case.  It is becoming easier than ever before to convert many of your favourites into vegan meals. I have converted one of my old favourite comfort foods, pasta, into a vegan dish. It is so good! I can barely notice the difference. I have been getting lots of questions about vegan cooking and I am more than happy to help. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have a question or if there is a health topic you would like covered. I will do my best to incorporate it in any way I can.

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