On this Q&A page, I have some frequently asked questions with the answers about vegan cooking. They are mostly for people who are new to vegan cooking or trying to move to a vegan diet. If you have questions that are not on this page, please don’t hesitate to contact me, I will respond to your inquiry as soon as I can!

What nutrients do I need daily as a vegan?

The most essential nutrients that vegans should take on a daily basis are iron, calcium, vitamin B12 and protein. Make sure you go out to stay in the sun for vitamin D and eat food with fiber too! Breakfast cereal often have added nutrients so it give you a good energy to start your day 🙂

What do you eat?

We eat a lot of vegetables, fruits and beans. We fry or bake them to cook well known meals such as stir-fry veggies, pasta with different types of sauce, burgers, curry and pies. They are like any other dishes, it’s just they are made only with plant based ingredients. Check out my recipes to get some ideas!

Is a vegan diet healthy?

Yes, it is healthy! You can get all the nutrients you need from a healthy, balanced vegan diet rich in wholefoods including fruits, vegetables, pulses, grains, nuts, and seeds. Eating vegan helps reduce our risk of suffering from cancer and other diseases. However, there are unhealthy vegan food, mostly processed food so just make sure to avoid eating those everyday and prepare well-balance meals as often as you can!

Is vegan cooking difficult?

Vegan cooking is not difficult at all, just like any other cooking! If you have recipes with meat or fish, you could just replace them with other types of protein such as beans, tofu or soy based meat alternatives. Also it’s fun to find vegan recipes online or books and try them! Check out my recipes here.

Is it expensive to cook vegan food?

It depends on what you are going to cook. To cook standard meals should not cost too much. I usually spend £0.80 to £1.50 per meal (dinner) for 3 of us. It may cost more when you plan for special meals for weekend, parties and celebrations. If you are on a budget, you might want to avoid frozen vegan food that are often expensive (not especially healthy either)!

How can I find vegan products/ingredients?

You can buy plant based ingredients inexpensively from major supermarkets and Indian/Chinese/Turkish shops. They are also widely available online as well. I usually by ingredients and products from Tesco, Aldi, Lidl and my local Indian and Turkey shop.

Where do you get your protein from?

We take protein from tofu, beans, soy based meat alternatives and veggies like broccoli and cauliflower. Fruits such as avocado, kiwi and bananas are also great source of protein too!

Is it difficult to become vegan?

If you’ve never been on a vegan diet, you might find it a little hard in the beginning but after one or two weeks eating vegan food, you will probably want to continue as you may feel the benefit of vegan diet in your body. My suggestion is to keep 70% vegan, 30% whatever you want to eat to start with then slowly move towards 100% vegan over a few months.

Can everyone become vegan?

I want to say yes I have to say No for this. For people who have kidney problems and irritable bowl syndrome may need advise on this matter from professionals if they are considering to be vegan.

What are the benefits of being vegan?

  • Eating vegan can help you achieve a healthy body weight.
  • It can help prevent type 2 diabetes.
  • Your skin may feel better.
  • Kind to animals and planet
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