I am a gal on a mission. And that mission to help raise awareness about the health benefits of eating a plant-based diet, it is to help others eat better, feel better, and if I'm lucky, hopefully, help a few people improve their quality of life and health by doing so.
You know, most of you likely don't know this about me, but I first became vegetarian, almost 20 years ago now, my favorite meal was a medium rare steak! I remember saying that I could never give that up. But then I did. I used to say that I could never give up my cheese! But after some time, when my health demanded it, I did. And although my health improved substantially, although I mostly rid myself of chronic asthma, life-long eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, leaky gut syndrome, chronic sinusitis among a whole swath of various other conditions by just changing my diet to a 100% plant-based one, even after I could feel and see the benefits of that choice- I still missed some of those old foods I grew up with. I just didn’t miss what they did to my health.
But after some experimenting, digging, and educating myself a bit more on the tips and tricks of plant-based eating & living - I soon learned that I didn’t really have to give these things up, I just had to find a way to make them with more health-promoting (plant-based) ingredients. So I did! I have made goat’s cheese “chèvre” from macadamia nuts that was out of this world. I have made cashew nut cheddar that was firm and sharp. And I have made bacon - from aubergine/eggplant, rice paper and coconut flakes!
We love Sunday brunch at our house and today I woke up with a wee hankering for some “bacon” (minus the pig & carcinogenic properties of course). So here is a plant-based version (one of many) of some tasty, smoky, bacon- or facon as I like to call it. 😊 Not the most attractive of photos, but the taste was 👌
Hope you’re all enjoying this beautiful Sunday!