An Essential Kitchen tool for Vegan Cooks

Save time, cut-costs and remove un-wanted stress from your life with this kitchen tool.

What is my number one kitchen appliance recommendation for people cooking on a vegan diet?

The humble and under appreciated…pressure cooker!

I’ve got a traditional (stove top) and a modern (electric) type. Both great for different reasons, especially if I need a dhal (lentils) and a whole-grain (brown rice) cooked simultaneously.

A traditional stove top pressure cooker may cost you between £30-£60 – an “expensive” one will often come with a 25 year guarantee – I bought an Barazzoni stove top type first. The number of times I’ve used it and the time it has saved has far outweighed the financial cost. It will save you money through reducing the energy expended during cooking, and it gives you the option of cooking foods in bulk from dry/soaked like chickpeas and cannellini beans that cost 40-60% less than the pre-made/tinned versions.

An electric pressure cooker is more like an all-in-one tool. It can be turned on with all the ingredients in it and left for up to 24 hours – if needed. Keeping to the specified cooking time and keeping it warm when that’s done. It really is the simplest way to cook stews, soups, dhal and curries with a minimum of fuss.  

I’ve got an entire chapter on this subject in my up coming recipe book. Be sure to keep an eye out for it!

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Fitness On A Vegan Diet

“You never fail until you stop trying” – Albert Einstein

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  Being a personal trainer and going on to a plant-based diet is still a relatively new thing. It was the culmination of many events in my life but now it seems like a decision that I can’t belive took me until aged 29 to reach.

  Going on a plant-based diet is a way of blocking out all the noise that has surrounded you since you were young about the ability of your muscles to be strong. It is a way of ignoring all the messages about what made you big, all the messages about what to drink for healthy bones, all the messages about what supplement to buy for your heart – they were all pretty much a way to make money out of you for little-to-no benefit other than for the producer. In fact, their benefit was often at the detriment of you.

Today we are smarter. The internet and the accessibility of the scientific research gives us the opportunity to find out for ourselves and turn off the noise that surrounds you as we go about our lives. Furthermore, we’ve become bored by ads knowing full well their intention.

“My Goal is to help 5,000 people start on to a vegan diet and thrive with healthy nutrition, expert exercise and mindful relaxation practices. This is my way of helping people with the three largest components of their health; their nutritional, physical and mental health.”

By providing 3 workouts, 2 nutritional plans and 1 relaxation exercise every week I am providing the foundation for people to follow a plan that works.

The information is based on the principles outlined above and are targeted for people who have a very busy schedule, people who don’t have time to research all the facts, people who want to learn about the benefits of the plant-based diet and people who are bored with hearing the noise.

For my community is everyone who wants to be the change in the world they want to see. It’s my way of effecting the world, one healthy person at a time. The future is bright if the future is plant-based. Be a part of it and know that every day you are making the difference.