I became a vegan some time ago after being diagnosed with prostate cancer which I was subsequently treated for. Actually, it was reluctantly that I made the change. Being a serious meat eater all my life, the thought of changing to a diet devoid of meat, eggs, cheese, milk, and other things I love seemed like an impossible thing to do.
Vegan dishes can be hearty, rib sticking, and savory. My recipes will appeal to ex-meat eaters.
My oncologist explained to me that farm raised meats contain high amounts of growth hormones, steroids, antibiotics, and even pesticides - the sort of things that give cancer a start and encourage it to grow out of control. Believe it or not, chicken is the worst. It is pumped so full of chemicals and hormones that it's unbelievable. Is it any wonder that the rate of cancer in the United States is one of the highest in the world? It's because of all the unnatural stuff in our food, mainly meat and dairy products.
Anyway, my recipes are ideal for those who, like myself, need to be on a meat and dairy free diet or choose to be for other reasons. I do eat wild caught shellfish and dark flesh fish like Ahi Tuna and Salmon. I avoid any farm raised seafood. It too is full of hormones, antibiotics, and chemicals. You will see some shellfish in my recipes. If you don't want seafood in the recipe, just omit
it. The recipe will still taste great without it.
Before I changed my diet to vegan, my cholesterol was rather high at 259. Since changing to a vegan diet, my cholesterol levels have dropped over 50 points with an excellent ratio of HDL to LDL. So other health benefits were noticed.
My recipes are none of those "supposed to taste like chicken or beef" that in reality taste like you're eating gross vegetable matter. Some of my recipes were developed for one pot camp cooking. I've adapted the cooking instructions to suit home kitchen cooking.
I truly enjoy being a vegan and wouldn't go back to my old diet.
Give my recipes a try and if you can improve on them, please let me know. If you have a favorite recipe you wish to share, please feel free to post it on this page or send it to me on my contact page. I'll try to add it to my list. Check back often as my list of recipes is a work in progress.