When people know I'm vegan, their first comment is usually: "wow, that must be difficult!" Being vegan is easier than most people would think, but not always.
For me being vegan is easier than not. First, because there is less food options to choose from and as an omnivore there are literally tons of options and finding the healthier meal is always a challenge.
But is vegan really healthy? Well it depends — just being vegan doesn't mean healthy. French fries are plant-based, and with vegan diet getting more popular, the offer of vegan food alternatives is growing. Vegan bacon, vegan pizza and other highly processed food are now available.
Speaking of french fries, it’s only natural to fall off sometimes. On your journey, you may eat/wear/buy things you feel you shouldn’t have. Don’t be too hard on yourself. We are all imperfect and that’s OK. The sooner we accept it and embrace it, the sooner we will get back on track.
Being vegan doesn't mean healthy by itself. For me it is about choosing the healthier options, eating fresh, cutting animal products out of my kitchen, wardrobe and bathroom, as much as possible - you decide.
At my home, I keep all of my food options vegan, so grocery shopping is much easier. But it's not all lost when we want to indulge and enjoy some comfort food! As a Mexican and vegan I had to say goodbye to a lot of the Mexican popular food. But I also reconnected to other fresh ingredients from my country like the ones in the following recipe. So here is a great and simple way I mix some of my Mexican favourites!
When we make vegan eating easy, more people will try it!
Mexican bowl of favourites
Fast, fresh, comforting and healthy meal! Awesome for a Friday night dinner!
Ingredients (for 2 people):
100grs of Quinoa
2 medium size tomatoes
1 bag of green leaf mix salad
1 can of Mexican beans
1 bag of tortilla chips
1 bunch of cilantro or parsley
1 small chilli
2 Tbs olive oil
Salt and pepper
1. Wash and boil the quinoa in vegetarian broth.
2. For the guacamole mix the avocado, 1 onion, 1 tomato, juice of 1 lime, half of the chilli, half of the bunch of parsley, salt and pepper in a small food processor.
3. Chop a tomato and onion into small squares. Mix it with the juice of a lime and chopped parsley and chilli. Add salt and pepper.
4. Mix salad with olive oil and drops of lemon juice. Add salt and peeper.
5. Heat beans on a pan.
6. Place all the ingredients on a bowl and crush some tortilla chips on top.