Plant Shift

love ♥ living ♥ vegan

Following a plant-based or vegan lifestyle, is about food, drink, clothes, shoes, body treatments, hair products and more. 

It's a conscious decision to think, walk and possibly, talk a better lifestyle. 

I support individuals who are thinking about making the shift, as well as, those who have already begun their plant-based journey.

Filtering by Tag: chick peas

Recipe: Houmous

This recipe serves 1.

Ingredients for vegan houmous

  • 15g of dried chick peas
  • 20g of lemon juice
  • 10g of Rapeseed oil - also known as Canola oil
  • 10g of Tahini

How to make vegan houmous

  1. Soak the chick peas in cold water overnight
  2. Rinse and cook until they are soft enough to purée
  3. Mix the drained chick peas with the Tahini, lemon juice and oil
  4. Blend the mixture
  5. Add salt to taste

Note: the flavour and digestibility of chick peas is improved if they are peeled after cooking.

Recipe courtesy of Constantin. Translation courtesy of Sarah.

Find out what Promoe thinks we should use and consume

Here's a rap about lots of things but if you fast forward to 3 minutes and 28 seconds you'll hear some lyrics about what Promoe thinks we should and shouldn't use and consume.

No alcohol
No weed
No cigarettes
No E's
No milk
No cheese
No eggs
No meat
Just meditation and peace
Red lentils
Chick peas
Good workout
Good sleep
More sun shine....

"It's my firm intention to whop cancer into submission and I truly believe I've given myself the best start possible by radically overhauling my diet and by staying true to my motto, which is: Don't worry, be happy, feel good. The first thing I did when I was diagnosed was to turn vegan."
- Larry Hagman

Proof that vegans can eat a WIDE range of interesting foods in MANY cuisines

I've heard people talk about the commonly held belief that vegetarians have a boring diet. I've heard them say that the mainstream view is, vegetarian meals are based on rice and chick peas. I've even read posts about it! I'm not sure why, but I haven't been part of such a conversation before, so I only know of it happening through others. Now, you can imagine the thoughts that arise about a vegan diet! When I've told people that I follow a vegan diet, I've often been asked 'What can you eat?' and I must admit; I've been pants at answering that, because I was so astonished that they thought I was so limited in what I can eat. I love food and if I had to eat the same things over and over again, I would not be very happy! This video says it better than I could, so have a watch. :) If you're up for it, keep these questions in mind as you watch the video.

  1. Do vegans deny themselves pleasurable experiences when eating?

  2. Can vegans only eat a few cuisines?

  3. Would vegetarians or meat eaters ever find vegan food interesting?

The Head Chef of Saf briefly discusses his transformation to adopting a plant-based diet overnight. He mentions the benefits and says that he'd never go back!

More about this film...

The entire film lasts 30 minutes. It explores the benefits of being vegan. Some of these are: -

  • an exciting lifestyle

  • eating delicious food

  • consuming healthy food

  • tackling the ethics behind making this shift

  • global challenges that we face now and in the future.

It was produced by The Vegan Society.

Will you make the connection and become part of the solution?

"I've found without question that the best way to lead others to a more plant-based diet is by example - to lead with your fork, not your mouth." Bernie Wilke