“What actually is that though?”

In light of my recent veganism, my diet has definitely changed and I have been trying lots of new foods. For example, depicted bellow is a standard meal for me; cous cous, tofu, veg and humous.  I also am also a liquorish fanatic, and I frequently get asked stuff like “I know that’s liquorish, but what actually is that though?” Therefore, I have put together some facts to answer questions that you prehaps have, or have possibly never thought of. 

1. What is tofu? 

Tofu is condensed soy milk, squished into white blocks.

2. What is liquorish? 

Actual liquorish flavouring is from the root of the Glycyrrhiza glabra plant (what a mouthful). But the squishy stuff you can buy from health food shops is made up of Molasses syrup, wheat flour and the root extract. 

3. What is Quorn? 

Quorn contains mycoprotein which is derived from fungus (yum) and can be grown by fermentation on garbage basically (extra yum) which is sustainable I guess. 

4. What is Quinoa 

Firstly, for my own benefit you pronounce quinoa like keen-wa, bit of a personal reminder since I always pronounce it horribly wrong. Anyway, quinoa is actually the starchy seeds of a plant in the goosefoot family. Quinoa is also a super crop because its totally awesome and contains all of the essential amino acids and has a really long list of health benefits. 
I hope you have enjoyed learning some food facts, yay learning fun. Have a nice day

Abs xox


#50 Daily Inspiration 

Try using a teaspoon to eat foods such as fruit and yoghurt, because it takes longer to eat the meal and you are more likely to feel full at the end! 


#49 Daily Inspiration 

I buy frozen mixed forest berries and put them in a mixer cup over night in the fridge to defrost. Then in the morning i simply add yoghurt and water, blend, and go! Easy way to make a smoothie without the hassle of having to constantly buy fruit that goes off quickly! 


#48 Daily Inspiration 

In these cold times its nice to have some comfort food, try healthy beans on toast: Toasted rye bread, low fat baked beans and grated soya or parmasan cheese ❄️