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Soy(a) :: Edamame v Tofu v Tempeh & Seitan v Soy(a)

    Soy(a), edamame, tofu, tempeh and seitan are all high-protein plant-based foods that can be a good source of nutrients for everyone. However, there are some key differences between these foods in terms of their taste, texture, nutritional content, and preparation methods. Soya is a term that refers to the soybean plant and its products. Soybeans are a good source of protein, fibre, and vitamins B1, B2, and B3. Soy products, such as tofu, tempeh, and edamame, are also good sources of these nutrients which you’ll see listed below Pros: High in protein High in fibre Good source of vitamins B1, B2, and B3 Can be used in a variety of dishes Cons: May have a strong flavour Can be...

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You make Miso Happy!!!!

Full blog content credit to: Clearspring Ltd & BBC Good Food. What is miso? Miso means ‘fermented beans’ in Japanese. A traditional ingredient in Japanese and Chinese diets, miso paste is made from different types of grains but mainly soya and a unique koji fermentation culture and contains millions of beneficial bacteria. There are many different types of miso, with versions linked to regional cuisines, identities and flavours. This protein-rich paste adds the fifth taste, known as ‘umami’, and can be used in all sorts of dishes, including soups or broths, salad dressings, vegetables, stews, glazes and marinades. The length of fermentation time can affect the flavour, ranging from sweet and mild to salty and rich. Miso is a live product and ongoing...

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Organic - what's the big deal?!

Organic - what's the big deal?! Why YOU should be choosing to swap out as much as possible and the benefits not only to you but to the overall wellbeing of the planet!  Adapted from an article with full written rights from the Soil Association on this page: https://www.soilassociation.org/take-action/organic-living/why-organic/

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Tofu and eat it!

The benefits of tofu Studies have shown that if you eat enough tofu, you can get the appropriate amount of protein, total fat, carbohydrates, and fiber. To get the same amount you must eat about twice as much tofu as you would meat, but tofu is lower in calories so it balances out. Tofu has less cholesterol, fewer triglycerides, and less low-density lipoprotein than meat. That means if you switch out meat for tofu on a regular basis, it can actually help you lower these numbers! This is great news for people who want to lower their risk of cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure (hypertension), as well as help those who already suffer from those conditions. Studies conducted by...

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Reasons Canine Teeth don't make you a meat eater

Humans, as we were evolving, ate primarily foraged fruits and vegetables with meat thrown in when available. This is why most of our teeth are flat. We have canines, true, but humans in prehistory weren't eating meat 3x a day every day. Our digestive system isn't able to handle as much meat. We can't even eat raw meat, unlike all natural carnivores. To think that our teeth are able to "efficiently and quickly tear apart meat" is ridiculous. Have you tried eating a raw steak recently? One of the most common justifications for eating animals that vegans encounter is, “If I wasn’t meant to eat meat, then I wouldn’t have these canine teeth!” It’s a knee-jerk defense that’s often made after a meat-eater has been...

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