How to Go Vegan (10 Steps to Make it Stick)

How to Go Vegan (10 Steps to Make it Stick) - Vancouver with Love. Overhead image of vegan ingredients, including colourful vegetables, brown rice, black beans, tofu and salsa.

I remember the day I went vegan well. It was 2012. I was on my way to visit my sister and standing in a well-known food shop in a London station. As I looked around for a snack to buy for my train journey, I remember thinking: ‘Crap, I’m never going to be full again.’ There was literally nothing available …

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How to Make Date Paste (vegan & gluten-free)

How to Make Date Paste - image of a glass jar of date paste surrounded by a spoon and beige linen napkin on a marble surface.

Have you ever wondered how to make date paste? If you’ve never tried this natural and delicious sweetener, you’re missing out! Date paste is a pretty special sweetener. Not only is it relatively inexpensive and quick to make, but it’s also packed with nutrients and minerals. Date paste is comparatively low in sugar compared with many other sweeteners like maple …

Easy Homemade Tomato Pasta Sauce (vegan & gf)

Overhead view of ingredients for tomato sauce: tomatoes, parsley, coconut oil, herbs and garlic, with a woman's hands.

Ah tomato sauce. There’s nothing better than a big bowl of pasta with fresh tomato sauce, and even better when it’s homemade! The smell and taste of fresh garlic and simmered tomatoes is like nothing else in this world. It’s such a simple, delicious recipe but one that is so, so easy to get wrong. If the flavours aren’t balanced …

Guide to Vegan Meal Prep & Warming Bean Chili Recipe

Warming Bean Chili

Happy New Year! For my first post of the new year, I thought I’d talk about a subject I know well: vegan meal prep! Meal prep is a topic that strikes dread into the heart of anyone attempting Veganuary as well as long-standing vegans. But fear not, help is at hand! Here, I’m going to give you my top vegan …

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How to Cook Tofu 3 Ways (vegan & gluten-free)

The Basics: Tofu 3 Ways (vegan + gf)

A lot of people find tofu really tricky to prepare and cook, and with good reason. I think everyone has a story about trying to make crispy tofu in a stir-fry and somehow ending up with a soggy, tasteless mess that gets stuck to the bottom of the pan. It’s one of those classic I’m-going-vegan stumbling blocks, but never fear, …

How to Shop as a Vegan & Store Cupboard Essentials

How to Shop & Storecupboard Essentials

I often get asked about how to shop as a vegan and how I manage to cook regularly and make tasty meals throughout the week. The answer is that it’s all in the shopping! Whether they’re fresh, frozen or dried I always make sure I have the store cupboard essentials on hand so that I can whip up a meal …

How to Make Plant-based Milks

The Basics: Plant-based Milks

Milk. It’s one of the things I’m asked about most often as a vegan – do I miss it? What do I use instead of it? How do I make it? In all honesty, I don’t miss it. I was never a huge fan of dairy when I was vegetarian so giving it up wasn’t a big deal for me. …