Hello and welcome to The Juggling Chef! Inspired by a love of delicious food, I create recipes out of cheap, seasonal and sustainable food. This is not yoga- posing, smoothie bowling, mummy-blogger feeding time. It’s just good, wholesome grub that even your nan could make.
There’s a common perception that eating vegan is expensive, difficult, or requires strange and exotic ingredients. And there’s a few people out there who try and perpetate that (looking at you, Ella).
Here, I want to bust that myth by veganising your everyday British food, and giving you ideas for no-nonsense, delicious, nutritious, and cruelty-free food. Eating any diet can be as fancy or expensive as you want it to be, and vegan is no exception. I usually feed myself for £20 a week, and bulk cook to save time, and have never felt healthier and more energetic than when powered just by plants.
I grew up on a Lincolnshire farm, and have always loved food, with the belly to prove it. Making healthy and delicious food can be of the first things to go when we’re busy, but it doesn’t need to be like that.
When we’re juggling the 101 things modern life demands of us, it’s more important than ever that we’re getting the nutrients and energy we need. All these recipes are created to be cheap, easy, and hassle-free and fit in with juggling the rest of life.
Unlike most ‘diets’, the key to success here is adding in more food, rather than taking things away. It means trying more of the 1000s of edible plants we have available, and enjoying their amazing nutritional benefits, instead of sticking to the same 4 meat variants on rotation. Veganising what you already eat everyday is the easiest and simplest way to get started.
I’m putting together cheap and easy recipes based on experimenting in my kitchen in my spare time. I’m not a professional chef and never have been, so these recipes are more creative than technical. I’m laid-back, minimalist, and frugal, and so is the amount of washing up I make. I hope you enjoy trying these recipes as much as I do!
***‘Vegan’ describes someone who doesn’t eat any ingredient derived from animals, which means all meat, fish, dairy, eggs and honey. Vegans usually don’t use animal products either, such as leather, suede, and things tested on animals.
For more information on vegetarianism and veganism, check out https://www.vegansociety.com/go-vegan/definition-veganism or http://www.peta.org.uk/