I decided to start this vegetarian/vegan food blog because of reasons.
Yes, exactly. I know there are tons of blogs with vegan and vegetarian food recipes, a lot cooler than this one.
The whole point of this blog is to share what I like and my tips and tricks to get nutritious vegetarian food without eating tasteless dishes.
Let me be clear. This is not a health blog. I’m not some guru wannabe. I will not talk about superfoods – I actually hate that word!. I will not tell you to buy berries produced on a remote island and watered with virgins’ blood.
The whole point of Vegonomy is to try to share some of what I learnt in my seven years as a vegetarian, and how to eat without spending a fortune or missing some nutrients.
When I first become vegetarian, I actually gained some weight. I started compensating the missing animal proteins with too many carbs or too many dairies and eggs. Today, I am almost completely vegan – I just have some pizza from time to time or eat some other animal products when I am travelling – and according to my blood tests everything is fine. I donate blood every three months and the only issue I had once, was a high level of uric acid. The reason is partially genetic – my father never was a big meat fan but he had the gout – and partially because I was on a high protein diet in that period.
This blog will focus on:
- Veg 101 – where to start with the ingredients you can prepare at home, such as seitan, bread, tempeh and so on;
- Recipes – they will be divided by the main ingredient;
- Other content – everything else, such as the diet I follow when I am doing a workout plan, what I eat when I travel, what I drink, etc.
Every recipe will include how much I spent to buy the ingredients and the estimated nutritional values. For the nutritional values, I will refer to MyFitnessPal for the nutritional values.