In my search for inspiration, I came upon the Vegans of Victoria Facebook Group and from there, came upon “Eating From the Root, Not the Hoof” blog, by Brian Grady.
What began as a single Facebook post for friends in honour of Veganuary, “How to be a Herbivore” has grown into an amazing online resource for vegans and vegetarians. Plant-based pages was born, with a focus on Victoria, BC. Brian considers it his contribution to ‘The Cause.’ That’s an understatement!
The Celiac Scene invites you to explore the gentle, plant-based world that Brian has created, with a gluten-free lens, of course!
- This is some of what I’ve learned from a year of being a herbivore, so it’s a beginner’s guide to plant-based eating. It reflects my own food and cooking preferences. Read more …
- Vegan means you avoid everything to do with animals for the sake of the animals. This goes beyond food, and includes clothing, cosmetics, medications etc.
- Vegan will involve not buying shoes, cosmetics, pills etc that have animal products like leather or gelatin.
- Strict vegans will read labels to make sure there are no traces of animal products in the food. Plant-based means that you base your diet on food coming from plants. Read more …
- Miscellaneous tips: Because I have had to do a lot of recipe hunting online, I’ve found it really useful to install CopyMeThat in my web browser and mobile devices. This grabs recipes from a website, and saves it in formatted form to use in the kitchen. After a while you wind up with a curated and easy-to-search cookbook. Read more …
- There are millions of recipes out there, and some menus, and lots of general guidelines like “have 3 servings of this and 5 servings of the other.” But what do vegans actually eat in a day? This is a sample of people’s responses to this question in several online forums. Read more …
- What a ‘Vegan for Life Food Guide!’ Read more …
- Getting past the nutritional advice and a million recipes online can be hard, so I asked a sample of vegans in an online forum what they actually ate that day! Read more …
- How to stock your kitchen. This reflects my taste and availability, but here are some staples to consider. Read more …
- Shifting away from an omnivore to herbivore diet can leave you wondering what to eat sometimes, especially if it seems to take more time to prepare food now. These things help me to get food ready fast. Read more …
- In general I’ve found it’s been easier not to try to think about substituting for meat and dairy. Instead, it’s helpful just to find tasty replacement recipes that are good in themselves. Read more …
- Most adults over 19 years of age need about 0.8 grams (g) of protein per kilogram (kg) of body weight. In general, it is recommended that 10-35 percent of your daily energy intake comes from protein. Read more …
MORE POSTS BY BRIAN
- Plant-Based Groceries – Victoria
- Vegan-Friendly Dining around Victoria BC
- Costco Vegan (Langford BC)
- Hidden Animal Ingredients
- Nutritional Yeast
- Vegan and Plant-Based Blogs
LINKS BRIAN LIKES
- All About Tofu
- Food Unit Conversion (eg Grams to TBSP)
- Analyze a Recipe and Get Nutrition Profile
- Nutrition Calculator
- Kitchen Hacks (Not All Vegan)
- List of 50 Vegan Blogs
- VeganCheat-Sheet: Loads of Links to All ThingsVegan
- Vegetarian Resource Group
- Plant-Based Diet Can FightClimate Change – UN
- On Doing What’s Possible, Not What’s Perfect.
- Is Milk Bad For You?
SUGGESTED RECIPE SITES
- Vegan andGluten-Free Pinterest
- Vegan Sandra
- My Recipe Collection (Mostly Gluten-Free & Vegan)
- 6000 Vegan Recipes
- 70 Vegan Recipes from Good Housekeeping
- Bad Manners (Search by Meal and Ingredient)