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Our aim is to make a healthy plant-based diet and compassionate lifestyle work for you. We love sharing complex nutritional information in a simple manner, post our favorite whole food plant-based recipes, and answer common questions around this way of living here.

This is a place for information, motivation, and open-mindedness. Judgement-free! We all had to start somewhere, had slip-ups and learned from our experiences. So don’t be afraid to get real and ask any questions you might have. Let’s start with the basics here.

What exactly is Plant-Based or Vegan you ask?

A VEGAN DIET excludes any food item that consists of ingredients derived from an animal. The most common ones are meat, fish, poultry, dairy, cheese, butter, eggs, and honey. So, foods like soda, chips, chocolate, and vegan hot dogs can all technically be vegan, but are not very healthy of course.

Veganism as a whole is an ethical way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.

So, not all vegans are concerned about how healthy their food is and, instead, try to avoid animal exploitation in all areas of life.

Eating a PLANT-BASED DIET does not mean your food has to be 100% vegan, only that most of it comes from plants. And by that, we mean actual plants and not processed junk.

People who eat plant-based often fill their plates with a lot of fruits, veggies, whole grains, and legumes. Some of their meals can contain an egg or some dairy – foods that are still bad for their health and the animals’ lives.

While we would never encourage anyone to keep consuming animal products, we understand that for some it’s not always possible to stick to a 100% plant-based diet – but anyone should get as close as possible.

We believe that combining the two is the way to go!
That’s how you get all the amazing benefits like:

  • Saving animals’ lives by not creating more demand for animal products
  • Protecting the environment (wildlife, rainforest, drinking water, global warming)
  • Reducing risk for (or even reversing) heart disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer
  • Living compassionately, lessen world hunger and horrible working conditions

Who is writing here?

Hey, we are Alena and Lars, newlyweds in our late 20’s from Germany. We’ve been into health and veganism for around 7 years now. Our passion for researching as well as trying different styles of eating and living made us want to start this blog and share our findings with you. You can read more about us here.

Apart from being foodies and health enthusiasts, we love traveling, reading, designing, philosophy, sustainability, and music. We’re not trained health professionals, chefs, coaches or anything like that – but we have overcome health issues, broke old habits, found easy & delicious vegan meals, ate on a budget, had arguments with friends or family over all of this and made our way through.

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One Comment
  1. Jeanie Says

    Hi there,
    Interesting stuff here.
    However, I do think we humans need to eat some animal products, as long as they are organic and the animals are farmed correctly and not in large sheds.
    Hubby and I are aged 69 and 67 respectively. He hasn’t eaten meat for 40 years so he doesn’t like the taste. I have gone along with his plant-based diet because it’s easier to cook one meal for us two. He eats cheese, yogurt, milk on muesli and eggs. I sometimes eat some organic chicken or ham. Meat in moderation is, in fact, exceptionally important to get vitamin B12, hubby has to have injections every year due to a lack of it. I am better off, but still have a lack and get a couple of shots.
    We have always eaten loads of fruit and vegetables and are quite healthy.
    I had a cancerous breast tumour removed in 2009, this was hormone related.
    Hubby has the “old man’s” increased prostate size problem, kept in check with medication. We both have normal weight and have never been overweight.
    What I’m saying is that eating no meat isn’t necessarily healthy. As humans, we are programmed to eat plant and animal foods, of course all prepared fresh and not processed.
    It’s fashionable these days to be vegan or, on the other hand paleo! Both total extremes and not really healthy!

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