MeatlessMonday

Recipe: West African Peanut Stew

I found this recipe many years ago after eating an Ivorian dish with my friend in Kenya and wanted to try to recreate a vegan version. It’s delicious, filling and healthy! I’ve adapted this a bit for the Rwandan context to use locally available foods. Ingredients: 2...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 2:25pm

Veganism’s Gender Problem: 5 Reasons Why More Men Are Not Vegan

Veganism has a gender problem in that the vast majority of vegans are women. Veganuary showed that of the over 250,000 people who registered in 2019, only 11% identify as male. Worldwide, on average only 33% of vegans are male – most vegans being likely to be female and under 35....

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 2:19pm

Vegan Products: Finding Alternative Made-In-Rwanda Essentials

Being vegan isn’t only about not eating animal products, but also not using animal products. As I mentioned in my first article, the ethos of vegan-ism is to avoid the exploitation of and cruelty to animals. Anything that causes unnecessary harm or death to another sentient being...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 2:15pm

Beer! (And Other Alcohol Too)

It’s not only foods that are or are not vegan, but alcohol too. Some alcohols are made with honey or have milk in them – Bailey’s Irish Cream, Kahlua, and milk stouts for example – but the less obvious non-vegan drinks also use animal products during the filtering process...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 2:08pm

8 Top Athletes You (Probably) Did Not Know Were Vegan

As the Kigali Peace Marathon is coming up this weekend, I wanted to talk about athleticism and vegan-ism. Some of the world’s most famous athletes are vegan, despite pre-conceptions. A common misconception or myth is that a vegan diet is deficient in protein. This is...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 2:06pm

Beans Vs Beef

Plant protein is the healthiest protein. For a long time, we were told that ‘white meat’ is healthier than ‘red meat’ meaning chicken is healthier for you than beef. A recent study shows that white meats are just as damaging as red meats to cholesterol levels...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 12:41pm

Juicing & Blending Explained: Ingesting Natural Food In Drink Form

Juicing and Blending have slowly evolved to be much more than a fad or fringe practice espoused by health gurus, yoginis, yogis and generally, members of that social or spiritual ilk - it is a now movement, a lifestyle, whether it be an element of the greater Vegan and/or Vegetarian Consciousness...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 12:38pm

Vaccines & Vegan-ism

As a public health professional, learning that some vegans choose to forgo vaccinating their children because some may contain trace amounts of animal products or be produced using an animal product - for example, the yellow fever vaccine is produced with eggs - is concerning.  ...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 12:31pm

Recipe: Vegan Mayonaise

Mayonnaise is probably the most used condiment in Rwanda. In the past 10 years, I’ve noticed a lot more ketchup becoming available at restaurants and the rise of different types of urusenda, apart from akabanga – but mayo still reigns supreme! Luckily, vegan...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 12:27pm

Vegan In Gisenyi – Travel Tips

I’m taking the summer to show a friend around Rwanda and eating vegan can be difficult while traveling. There are a lot more options in the city, as vegan-ism is better understood, and you know your go-to spots. Luckily, I found a lot of great places with vegan options in Gisenyi...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 12:23pm

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