Anonymous said: Was it the veganism question? I just wondered where you shop as a vegan in the UK? Are there foods that you consider particularly important for vegans? And what are your favourite vegan foods?
I’m a bit bleary eyed as I write this so I will do as best as I can.
Ok well, obviously as i’m sure you know the veganism argument is always that vegans do not get enough protein and are therefore skinny and gangly, however people like MIKE TYSON are vegans! so that proves them wrong.
First of all, i think kale is important for a lot of vegans as it actually provides more protein than any red meat (with the reduced risk of heart problems) and protein can also be absorbed from nuts or beans.
Iron: can be found in many Vitamin C rich food and even stuff like hummus as long as stuff like lentils, seeds, parsley and pine nuts.
Calcium: Leafy green vegetables-kale, collards, broccoli, okra, figs, oranges, almonds, pistachio nuts, hazelnuts, flaxseed, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, soybeans, chickpeas, navy beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, lentils, tempeh, tofu*, fortified non-dairy yogurt, fortified non-dairy milks
Good sources of information for vegan information are:
1. http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Vegetarianhealth/Pages/Vegandiets.aspx (which is very basic)
2. http://vegan-kitchen.co.uk/onlineshop/ (and you can also shop online there)
There are many good and reliable vegan food stores which are much more reliable than vegan/vegetarian options at places like Tescos.
However I think : http://vegusto.co.uk/ is one of my favourites and not too expensive either.
Also : http://www.veganstore.co.uk/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=1&Category_Code=500 do really good sweets and stuff
I hope this has helped, i’m probably not on my best form right now, also another useful link for stuff like vegan household products/makeup is