My friend has just decided that he wants to become a vegan and he is doing really well with his new diet. His reason for changing to a vegan diet was purely to improve his health as he was aware that a vegan diet can make you have more energy. As the diet is mostly plant based it is full of protein, calcium and iron and also has a wealth of other vitimins to promote your wellbeing. He told me that it could also help him with his weight as he needed to lose a few pounds but him main concern was that it would reduce his chances of getting heart disease which was a fear of his as his dad died young of a heart attack.
So being the good friend I am I thought I’d encourage him and get him some vegan presents for his birthday. When I started to look I initially thought he would be stuck eating the same foods however to my amazement there were so many foods and so many recipies. So I decided that I would cook a vegan meal as a surprise for his birthday.
What vegan presents can I find in the food isles at the supermarket?
Vegan presents presented as as a birthday meal is a great idea however you need to be prepared and make sure you have all the ingredients bought ready. The vegan diet is filled with fruits, vegetables, beans, pusles, grains and grains anything that can be grown really. I decided to make 3 courses starting with a butternut squash soup. This was followed by a vegetable curry filled with chunks of root vegetables served on a bed of brown rice, For dessert I made a lemon cake using vegan margarine and soya flour.
The day of his birthday came and I have to say he was thrilled and really enjoyed the meal. What is more I suprised myself as I really loved the new recipies.