In broad terms a vegan is someone who does not eat any food from animals, whereas vegetarians have a variety of personal rules; mostly they do not eat meat, but are happy eating milk products and eggs. The reasons for not eating meat include religion, concern for animals and health.
I am a vegan for my health. There is an outstanding amount of scientific evidence showing the positive effects of eating only plant based whole food, including prevention and often curing a wide range of diseases. My vegan lifestyle means I avoid all animal based products and processed foods, including vegetable oils and flour based products. I eat to my heart’s content starchy and green vegetables, fruits, grains and seeds.
The change to vegan cooking has been a fascinating learning experience and having lost weight and gained health, my desire is to share the pleasures and rewards of cooking vegan meals through these pages.