Unwanted vegan weight loss, what to do?

preventing unwanted vegan plant-based weightlossThe vegan stereotype used to be (and sometimes still is) that we are all pale and thin. Unfairly of course, because vegans come in all shapes and sizes. However, plant foods are generally a little less calorie dense than animal foods, which is why people transitioning to a plant-based diet sometimes find that they are […]

A fearless healthy vegan diet

Nutrition, diet, science based, fearmongeringI frequently see clients and people on the internet who are afraid to eat ‘unhealthy’ foods such as preservatives, soy, gluten, oil, artificial sweeteners or sugar. It makes me very sad. Of course good to eat healthy, but these people have become much too fearful. Many of these foods are not unhealthy at all if […]

Vegan umami sources

vegan umami ingredientsAt the Dutch VeggieWorld fair I gave a workshop about ‘umami’. Everyone knows the basic tastes sweet, sour, salty and bitter, but have you ever heard of umami? Umami is Japanese for ‘savory’ or ‘delicious’ and it is the fifth flavor that people can taste. Japanese cuisine traditionally uses many ingredients that are rich in […]