Health & Nutrition Posts
You have a starter, you have the basic tools, now let’s understand some of the terminology for sourdough baking. This is an overview to consolidate and share what I’ve learned as fail-safe ways for an amateur home-baker to succeed every time at baking sourdough bread. Where relevant, I have shared what I think are the best videos or sites should you wish to learn each of the components in more detail.
It’s no secret that plant-based food is becoming mainstream. Whether it’s college campuses cutting beef from cafeteria menus or governments adopting the Meat Free Monday movement, plant-based food is no longer hiding in the closet. But in the past year plant-based food has taken center stage in some of the most high-profile events and venues on the planet, recognized mainly for its environmental and ethical advantages.
I will admit, staying at home due to COVID, while pregnant sparked my curiosity to start sourdough baking. It’s also quite hard to find 100% animal-free bread in Japan – so why not bake at home? Through trial and error, I now bake tasty sourdough bread a few times a week at home. Sharing some tips and tricks to keep it simple and (hopefully) fail-safe.
My personal story about how I made the decision to go plant-based is much more down-to-earth than most. No life-changing epiphanies or emotional scars, but rather a perfectly rational decision that started in late 2011 in a little upstate New York town.
B12 is an absolutely crucial micronutrient for our bodies, and a lot of people (both plant-based and not, but more so the former) don’t get enough of it. But worry not: you can get an ample supply of B12 on a 100% plant-based diet. After reading this article, you’ll know exactly how to get it.
With the arrival of the seasonal Influenza in the Winter, we put on a mask, wash our hands or use mouth rinse, and take any measure we can to prevent getting the disease. But actually, this seasonal Influenza, as well as the current Corona Virus outbreak which is wreaking havoc all over the world, has everything to do with our daily diets.
We define plant-based as “a lifestyle choice to consume solely plant-based products and exclude any animal byproducts from our diets and other areas of consumption”. Many people see a sense of purpose in and decide to pursue this concept as a way of life.
Don’t believe you can get enough nutrients with plants? Read on to be proved wrong. If you like anecdotes, we share actual blood test results to show how we can be healthy by just consuming plant-based food.
Are you 30% plant-based? 50%? We encourage any shift toward a more plant-based lifestyle. Read to understand how we define how many % plant-based you are!