Is bread actually Vegan?

Ok, so I’m about to come at you with some astonishing news. It has been brought to my attention, that even though the ingredient list may fall under the category of being Vegan, there are some hidden things you need to look out for. Don’t make the same mistakes I did, but don’t be too hard on yourself either, we’re only human.

I did my research from some reputable resources and here are my findings.

Yes. (most) Bread is Vegan. I’ve actually been asked this question a lot and been told when I go out that eggs are used as a binding in their buns. My advice, ask the manager or head chef wherever you go if you’re not sure – better safe than sorry!

Actually, a lot of our favourite breads are indeed Vegan… and here we all are thinking that going Vegan makes us ‘skinny’, lol. Yes. Yeast is Vegan, so unless you have a Gluten allergy, like myself, you’re 1oo% good to go in that department.

I’ve attached a link from PETA to help you not stress in the grocery store. It’s a list of cryptic ingredients that unfortunately make it into our foods ‘without us knowing’, thus, making them not Vegan – beware…this list is ALARMINGLY long…

ANIMAL DERIVED INGREDIENTS LIST (includes some clothing items)

Linked below are also a few different Vegan starter kits, thanks to PETA and a blog I love Eating. But honestly, going Vegan isn’t as hard as many people make it out to be. Yes, we get plenty of protein, no we don’t only eat salads and we don’t ‘carb the f#$k up.’

VEGAN STARTER KIT – Peta

VEGAN STARTER KIT – Eating

VEGAN NUTRITIONAL PAMPHLET

There are a lot of Vegan companies out there, especially in the states and it’s starting to trickle over here in Canada. But Google and other Vegan Bloggers are your best friends. Knowledge is power, so educate yourself and stand behind what you believe in and what you believe is right. We’re given one body and one lifetime to live it in so take care of yourself and start to think about what you use to fuel and repair your body.

 

 

The Oh She Glows Cookbook | Lunch Edition

As promised one of my favourite lunch recipes from the ‘Oh She Glows Cookbook’. We’re keeping it super healthy for this post so naturally, we’re going to talk salads BUT not just your average lettuce, some greens & dressing salad this is going to be a perfected chickpea salad sandwich (because hey, we’re vegan which means we love carbs…)

L U N C H

1 can chickpeas (drained & rinsed)

2 stalks celery. finely chopped

2 green onions. thinly sliced

1/4 cup finely chopped dill pickle (makes everything taste so much better)

1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper

2-3 tablespoons store bought or homemade (homemade ladies, all the power too you) vegan mayonnaise

1 clove garlic

1 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard

2 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt

1/2 teaspoon lemon

Freshly ground black pepper

&&& of course bread! I personally need a Gluten-free bread (allergy) but any will do!

TA-DA

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I’ve made this before just minus the sandwich aspect and it was SOOOOO good! You don’t need a lot as the chickpeas are quite filling, but you know sometimes when something tastes so good one thing leads to another and before you know it you’ve finished the entire batch. But hey, a little chickpeas never hurt anyone!

I’d love to know what your favourite lunch recipes are! Leave them in the comments section or share with me on Instagram @alittleveganlifeblog OR twitter @alittleveganlife.

Stay tuned for my next post. It’s something I’m SUPER excited to talk about! If you follow me on Instagram (if you don’t, you should, hello) it’s something that’s been taking over my story!

 

The Oh She Glows Cookbook | Breakfast Edition

I’ve blogged previously about this cook book called  “Oh She Glow” by Angela Liddon but I wanted to do a little updated post and share some of my new fave recipes.

I’ll link Angela’s website here as well as where you can find her cookbook.

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I have been absolutely in love with this cook since I got it. At first it was a little intimidating because whether I like to admit it or not….I’m not the best cook on the planet, but these recipes are super easy to make & so so so delicious.

B R E A K F A S T

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effortless vegan overnight oats

1 cup gluten-free rolled oats

1 1/2 cups almond milk

1/4 cup chia seeds

1 large banana

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

This serves 3, the prep time is SUPER quick…only 5 minutes and you let this chill overnight before eating! This is great for those who meal prep every week it’s super simply to make and you can totally grab it and go in the morning, a low maintenance breakfast is a big yes in my books. 

  1. In a small bowl wisk together the oats, almond milk, chia seeds, banana and cinnamon. Cover and refrigerate overnight to thicken.
  2. In the morning, stir the mixture, put it in your favourite container (I’m obsessed with mason jars so ya’ll know that’s where my oats are) & your ready to begin your day.

If you follow me on Instagram ( & this new snapchat…instasnap?…story) I’ve been taking pictures of the recipes themselves so you can screenshot them and try them out!

Also, I’d love to know some of your favourite vegan recipes cause Lord knows I need all the cooking help I can get! Leave me a comment on here or show me on Insta or Twitter!

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Tomorrows blog will be my favourite lunch recipes from the Oh She Glows cookbook!

Hope you enjoy xo