Author Archives: Vanessa Y

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Gluten-free vegan pancakes


Gluten-free Vegan Pancakes

Pancakes can be healthy, and this recipe proves it. Credits to , where i found the recipe.I just knew I had to share the recipe with you guys, its delicious, straight forward AND vegan!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, easy, fluffy, gluten free, panakes, recipes, veganism, vegetarian, vegetarianism
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup millet flour
  • 1/2 cup oat flour (make sure it's labelled as gluten free)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • salt to taste
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk mixed with 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp flax meal mixed with 9 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl, mix the flours with the baking powder and soda and salt using a whisk.
  2. In another bowl mix the almond milk with the flax meal mixture and vanilla.

  3. Add the wet mixture to the dry one, and mix well. Don't worry about over mixing, because gluten-free flours do not toughen up the way wheat does when mixed.
  4. Heat a griddle and spray with a little oil. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter on the griddle and let the pancake cook until bubbles appear around the sides and centre, then flip and cook until the underside turns golden.
  5. Serve hot.

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Plum and Almond Porridge


Plum and Almond Porridge

Warm up on a chilly morning with this comforting bowl of pretty plum porridge, lightly spiced with cinnamon and zesty orange. Using porridge oats, oat bran and quinoa makes it extra hearty, and almond milk makes it vegan and dairy-free. Topped with tart plums and crunchy almonds, this sweet porridge will guarantee that your day starts off well!

Course Breakfast
Keyword almond, breakfast, dairy-free, easy, healthy, morning, oats, plum, porridge, quick, snack, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 345 kcal


  • 6 small plums halved and stoned
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup plus extra to serve
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 orange zested and juiced
  • 100 g porridge oats
  • 50 g oat bran
  • 50 g quinoa or more porridge oats
  • 1 ltr unsweetened almond milk, mixed with 400ml water
  • 2 tbsp almonds roughly chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Put the plums on a large baking tray, drizzle with the maple syrup, then sprinkle with the cinnamon. Toss to coat, then bake for 25 mins. Pour over the orange juice and bake for a further 5 mins until the plums are soft.

  2. Meanwhile, put the porridge oats, oat bran and quinoa (if using) in a large nonstick saucepan and pour over the almond milk and water mixture. Cook over a medium heat, stirring frequently, for 20 mins until the mix is creamy and thick (reduce the cooking time to 4-5 mins if substituting the quinoa for additional oats).

  3. Divide the porridge between 4 bowls and top each with 3 plum halves. Spoon over any cooking juices, drizzle with a little maple syrup, then scatter with the orange zest and almonds to serve.

Recipe Notes

Tip: Stir through some nut butter for added protein, or a little cocoa for a chocolatey treat!





















































































































































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Vegan Singapore Noodles



Vegan Singapore Noodles

Singapore Noodles simplified to just 10 ingredients and 30 minutes! Add tofu for extra protein and texture. The perfect satisfying, plant-based meal!

Course Main Course
Keyword asian, cuisine, dinner, easy, flavours, healthy, noodles, quick, simple, singapore, stir fry, vegan, veganism, vegetables, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 342 kcal



  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp coconut sugar to taste
  • 1 large lime juiced


  • 6 ounces thin rice noodles
  • 2 tbsp roasted sesame oil divided
  • 1/4 white or yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 3/4 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 12 whole snow peas
  • 1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 4 tsp curry powder

For Serving (Optional)

  • 8 ounces extra firm tofu pressed dry and cubed
  • sriracha or garlic chilli sauce
  • 2 stalks green onion thinly sliced


  1. Add rice noodles to a large bowl and cover completely with boiling water. Let cook for 5-10 minutes (or according to package instructions), stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Drain and set aside.
  2. In the meantime, make the sauce by adding minced garlic, tamari or soy sauce, coconut sugar, and lime juice to a small mixing bowl. Whisk to combine. Then taste and adjust seasonings as needed. You’re going for a savory-tart sauce with a bit of sweetness (adjust to taste). Set aside.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add half of the toasted sesame oil (1 Tbsp as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size), onion and red bell pepper. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, or until onion is soft and translucent.
  4. Add snow peas, 1 Tbsp tamari or soy sauce, and 2 tsp curry powder, and stir (amounts as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size). Sauté for 2-3 minutes, then remove from pan and set aside.
  5. To the still-hot skillet, add remaining sesame oil (1 Tbsp as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size), cooked rice noodles, sauce, and remaining 2 tsp curry powder (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size). Sauté for 1 minute, tossing frequently with tongs to disperse sauce and curry powder.
  6. Add back in the vegetables and toss to coat. Cook for 1-2 minutes more, then remove from heat.
  7. Serve with desired toppings. This dish benefits greatly from a little hot sauce, such as Sriracha!
  8. Best when fresh, though leftovers keep for 2-3 days covered in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or in a saucepan over medium heat.

  9. See notes if adding tofu!

Recipe Notes

*To add tofu, double the amount of sauce. Then pour half into a separate mixing bowl. Add 1 extra Tablespoon coconut sugar and whisk thoroughly to combine. Add pressed, cubed tofu to a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in a 400 degree F (204 C) oven for 30-32 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. Before cooking the vegetables, add the tofu to a lightly greased skillet over medium-high heat and add sauce. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, until sauce has absorbed and the tofu is very hot and somewhat glazed. Remove from pan and set aside, then continue with recipe as instructed. Add tofu back in with vegetables in step 7.









































































































































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Best food stalls in Camden Town, London

Ah, Camden Town. Home to all the teenagers, tourists and punks, Camden definitely has a unique aesthetic that everybody seems to love (including me). And we all know the one thing Camden is renowned for; their bomb food stalls.  I mean, really, what’s Camden Market without it’s  small busy food stalls? A market with no lingering smell of delicious takeaway dishes, that’s what. So without further ado, here are a few of my personal favourites!

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Made from 100% chickpeas, their falafel are entirely vegan and gluten free.  You can easily pop them in pitta or on salad, so in other words it’s heaven in a takeaway bowl. The five star falafel is made fresh to order, and the staff are as nice as they are quick (and they’re VERY quick with orders). It was around my third time visiting Camden when I decided to check out Magic Falafel with my sister, and I mainly wanted to go because I liked the way their shop sign looked. The line was pretty long so we started to have second thoughts, but the aroma made us want to suck it up and wait. It was finally time for us to order and I got Falafel balls with tahini for £4.5 and my sister ordered a salad box for £5. Let me just tell you now, it was worth the wait. The Falafel balls were delicious, and my sisters salad was fresh and crisp (i had a nibble of it). I unfortunately haven’t gotten the chance to visit there again yet, but i definitely will! Find the details here

2. Camden Juice

Okay, is this actual food? No. But am I still gonna add it to the list? Of course I am. That’s because I feel like Camden Juice is too underrated, and if nobody’s going to give it the credit it deserves, I will. Their freshly squeezed orange juice is so refreshing, and is a healthier alternative to the packaged OJ at big grocery stores that have necessary amounts of extra sugar.  They’re jam packed with vitamin C, and are perfect for a quick gulp on the go. They also come in sizes small to medium, perfect for how thirsty or not you are! Downside is Camden Juice is  pretty hard to find online, since they don’t have a website or social media accounts. Upside is they are on the official Camden website, which you can click on here for, and they have a hashtag on Instagram, #CamdenJuice. Another upside is they’re near the front entrance of the market, and are pretty easy to spot.


3. Bill or Beak

I’m actually quite picky with  the quality of my burgers, so fining Bill or Beak was a pretty big deal. Just picture it in your head; Bill: Slowly braised duck and pork in a Vietnamese dressing, topped with spring onions, coriander, mint and finished off Image result for bill or beak camdenwith tempura shallots in a toasted brioche bun. Beak: Szechuan Fried chicken burger, with Miso mayo, pickled slaw, Green chilli hot sauce, and fermented red chilli hot sauce and topped with peanut crumb in a toasted brioche bun. If that isn’t enough to make you feel hungry, you really must be indestructible. Bill or Beak is definitely the best burger shack around town, with great flavours, super friendly service and the greatest chicken I’ve ever tasted. Costs around £15 for two people, and can also be ordered online! You can access their website by clicking here and their Twitter by clicking here!


4. Makatcha 

Makatcha make their curries with coconut cream, lemon grass, kaffir limes leaves and more. The traditional rendang Image result for makatcha camden marketmade Indonesian style is a crowd favourite, with a 4.6 star rating and 100 star flavours. The thing that i’m most impressed by though is the vegan option. The Vegan Rendang will blow you away, even if you’re a meat lover! They serve the best curry ever, and for £8 I honestly think it’s worth it. The staff are so friendly, and service is speedy. It’s a ten out of ten for me.




5. Oli Baba’s 

Halloumi fries. I repeat, halloumi fries. Okay, so this is a more controversial food stall, because cheese chips isn’t necessarily everyone’s favourite. However, if you’re one in favour for questionable food combos and unique flavours, this halloumi_fries_camden_34.jpgis the right place for you. Oli Baba caused a foodie riot when they launched their deep fried cheese strips in 2015 and since they’ve continued to impress hungry punters everywhere. The Middle Eastern restaurant turned a simple concept of deep fried cheese into a trending fast food meal, and even I’m scratching my head as to how. The fries can come with great toppings that add a kick of flavour, such as pomegranate seeds and yogurt sauce. Honestly speaking, I’m not a sucker for cheese and was hesitant on trying it. It was good, not great, just good, but I must say the toppings really helped. But regardless I’m adding this onto the list because everyone else seemed to love it, and I’m not here to deprive you of halloumi fries that everyone enjoyed. I’m here with an open mind! ( I would still get the falafel though.) Prices are around £6 for one, and you can access their website by clicking here

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Affordable Trendy Food Spots in London For Teenagers!

Everyone loves a trendy restaurant that they can post about on their Snapchat stories. Sadly though, it can sometimes be a bit difficult to find these places, and usually they aren’t as affordable for the average teenager. So, I decided to compile a few of my favourite cool food places in London, that won’t completely break your bank!


Creams cafe has it all. Cool atmosphere, over the top desserts, great tastes and all at reasonable price tag too. Creams is one of the more of a recent cafes, which can definitely be seen by their hip decor. They offer the best crepes, cookie dough’s and milkshakes that all taste as good as they sound! They also have vegan cookie doughImage result for creams cafe oreo waffle# options, as well as gluten free choices, making it suitable for all. It’s a great place to hang out with friends, or celebrate a birthday. I’d only recommend if you have a sweet tooth though. With overdone desserts there’s often a bit more sugar!

Prices: Most desserts are priced around £5-£7

My favourite from there: Oreo Waffle

Click here to see the menu




The best bubble tea flavours are found at Bubbleology! Tropical drinks with a tea, milk or fruit base and chewy tapioca, Image result for bubbleologyserved in a laboratory-styled cafe. The uniqueness and affordability of their drinks is what makes people love it so much. The drinks are vegan, and they have dairy free options, so anyone can sip away.

Prices: Typically £3 to £4

My favourite from there: Mango fruit tea

Click here to see the menu


3. SOFT SERVE SOCIETYImage result for soft serve society craziest icecreams

I used to see their ice creams all over Pinterest and Instagram, and I’d constantly wish it was located in London. But one day I decided to actually do some research and i found out there’s a shop in Bethnal Green! Their outrageous ice creams are all over social media, and look (almost) too good to eat! The aesthetics are amazing and service is great, but another great thing about Soft Serve Society is the actual taste of the ice cream. It’s not too sweet, and has an extremely light and creamy texture! They also serve very instagrammable freak shakes, but i’d only recommend buying one if you haven’t eaten in while, they’re enough to fill you up for an entire day!

Prices: Ice creams are around £5 and freak shakes are £9

My favourite from there: Cloud 9 ice cream

Click here to see the menu



Yes, unsurprisingly the name gets people curious as to what this is. Located in Camden Market and Shepherds Bush Westfield, this quirky cookie dough stall turns a lot of heads, and is a great place for a quick sugar boost. Their safe to Image result for naked dougheat at anytime cookie dough tubs come in addictive flavours and, not to mention, cute colourful cups! It has a vibrant unicorn-loving vibe, and can also be ordered on Deliveroo. Vegan options are available.

Prices: single tub is £4.50

My favourite from there: Salted caramel and honeycomb cookie dough

Click here to see the menu



The first bite is crispy, then the softness inside the bubbles will melt in your mouth…We all love food, especially fresh, homemade bubble wrap waffles.This  memorable street snack was once from a small market stall, and is now a shopImage result for bubble wrap waffleing China Town. They look good and taste great, what’s more to ask for? A tad pricier than the rest on this list, but your tastebuds will thank you for coughing up the money. The place also has a savoury option for people without as much of a sweet tooth, the avocado egg bubble wrap. Wanna be satisfied? Bite into those bubbles!

Price: £7

My favourite from there: Vanilla crunch

Click here to see the menu



These are a few of my favourite trendy spots in London that are suitable for teens and their wallets! If you decide to check any of them out, feel free to let me know your opinions on them. As always, I’m open to any blog recommendations, and with that being said, see you next time!





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Nutella Hot Chocolate


Nutella Hot Chocolate

Honestly, heavenly is an understatement for this. Forget the hot chocolate powder, use Nutella instead!This warm drink is perfect for the upcoming Winter. Other chocolate spreads will work too 🙂

Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, chocolatey, cocoa, drink, drinks, easy, hot, marshmallows, nutella, spread, super, tasty, warm, winter
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup


  • 2 tbsp Nutella
  • 1 cup milk (any kind)

Optional toppings

whipped cream, marshmallows, chocolate syrup, chocolate shavings


  1. Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until steaming (not boiling), stirring occasionally.
  2. Add in the Nutella, and whisk until dissolved.
  3. Serve immediately, either plain or with your desired toppings.

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5 Great Foods For Loss Weight

Exercise isn’t the only good way to loose weight. Your diet also plays a big part in it too, and if you’re striving for a slimmer bod considering what you eat is a good idea. This can also give you good diet plan ideas for achieving the figure you want.


These bad boys became super trendy out of no where, and I must say I’m a huge supporter of that craze.

The superfood has so many health benefits, and tastes delicious in my opinion .While most fruits are high in

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carbs, avocados are loaded with healthy fats.Despite being mostly fat, avocados also contain a lot of water and fibre, making them less energy-dense than you may think. They also contain many important nutrients, including fibre and potassium. However, consuming too many fats of any kind is never a good idea, and many Americans are unaware of avocado’s surprisingly high-calorie count, about 250 per fruit. So avocados do make you loose weight, but eating out of moderation becomes unhealthy for you.



Simple snack, perfect for munching on at home and on the go. Despite being high in fat, nuts are not as fattening as you would expect. They contain balanced amounts of protein, fibre and healthy fats. In fact, studies showed that nuts improve metabolic health and are great for weight loss. Almonds, walnuts and pistachios are the three

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healthiest and most weight loss effective nuts. Just make sure not to go overboard, as nuts still fairly high in calories. If you tend to binge and eat massive amounts of nuts, it may be best to avoid them.



3. Beans & Legumes

Some beans and other legumes can be beneficial for weight loss. This includes lentils, black beans, kidney beans and           some others. These foods tend to be high in protein and fibre, which are two nutrients that have been shown to lead

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to satiety. They also tend to contain some resistant starch. The main problem is that a lot of people have difficulties tolerating legumes. For this reason, it’s important to prepare them properly. Click here for more info preparing legumes!




Eggs are very filling and nutrient-dense.Also, did you know the yolk is by far the most nutritious part? Compared to boiled egg, egg yolk, eggs, hard boiled egg, yolk iconrefined carbs like bagels, eggs can suppress appetite later in the day and may even promote weight loss! Research says eating two eggs in the morning for breakfast can help with weight loss. Yay to eggs!



5. Leafy Greens

Last on the list, but definitely not least, leafy greens. They are an excellent addition to your weight loss diet. Not only do they keep you full, they are also low in calories and high in fibre. The most recommended greens are include kale, spinach,food, leaf, nature, salad, spinach, vegetable icon collards, swiss chards and a few others. Greens such as kale and spinach are easy to pair with many dishes, and even smoothies!



There are more weight loss friendly foods, so there might be a part two.Let me know if you agree with our picks!

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Lightly Spiced Butternut Squash Soup


Lightly Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

With the arrival of Autumn, all the foodies are raving about butternut squash, blackberries and of course pumpkins. Likewise, I'm about to gush about how great butternut squash is. Great source of fibre, low in fat and high in taste quality! Anyways, I'm blessing you guys with this pretty awesome recipe, invented by the one and only Gordon Ramsay. Enjoy!

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Keyword autumn, butternut, cooking, easy, fall, flavour, recipe, recipes, seasonal, simple, soup, squash, tasty
Servings 6
Calories 66 kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • few knobs butter
  • 2 onions peeled, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 liter hot chicken stock
  • 1 tsp mild curry powder
  • 1 large butternut squash peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 2 apples cored and sliced with skin on
  • 1 small handful coriander leaves chopped
  • 4 rashers pancetta (up to 6), halved


  1. Heat a heavy-based pan with the olive oil and butter, then add the onions, bay leaves and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Stir well, then cover the pan with a lid and cook over a low heat for 5-7 minutes until the onions begin to soften.
  2. Meanwhile, bring the stock to a simmer in another saucepan. Add the curry powder to the onions and stir for another minute. Tip in the squash and add a little more oil to prevent the squash from scorching too quickly. When you add the butternut squash, add the apples at the same time with a pinch of castor sugar to bring out the fragrance and extra flavours hidden in the soup. (It will also give the finished soup a velvety texture.) Cook for about 10-12 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the squash is tender and lightly caramelised.

  3. Pour in just enough hot stock to cover the vegetables and gently simmer for another 5-10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, lay the pancetta in a single layer in a hot nonstick frying pan. Fry over medium heat until golden-brown and crisp. Turn over to cook the other side. Drain on kitchen paper and allow to cool slightly.
  5. Fish out and discard the bay leaves. In batches, puree the soup in a food processor or liquidiser until smooth. Return the soup to the pan to reheat. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Ladle the soup into warm bowls and garnish with some chopped coriander and a slice of crispy pancetta on top.
  6. Enjoy!

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Vegan Mexican Inspired Rice

Mexican Inspired Rice (Vegan!)

"What do vegans even eat? Grass or something?" I'm not even a vegan, but I have heard many people say this before. Irony is, there are millions of vegan recipes out there (that DON'T include lawn clippings). Take this Mexican Inspired Rice for example.Simple,packed with tons of flavour, and extremely delicious. Take THAT vegan-teasers!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword cuisine, dish, easy, free, inspired, leftovers, meal, mexican, mexico, recipe, recipes, vegan, veganism, vegetables, vegetarian, vegetarianism
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 200-300 g brown rice
  • olive oil
  • 1 red pepper
  • a handful of mushrooms
  • tin of black beans
  • tin of sweet corn
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chilli
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast (substitute for cheese)
  • lime
  • avocado
  • handful of coriander


  1. Cook the rice according to packet instructions, or use some leftover rice (Left over rice actually tends to taste a little better!)

  2. Chop up your vegetables and add to a pan over medium heat with a drizzle of oil. Fry until softened.
  3. Add in the cooked rice, black beans, sweetcorn, tomato puree, spices and nutritional yeast and mix together.
  4. Add in a splash of water, stir and cook until heated through.

  5. Serve with more nutritional yeast, lime juice, avocado and coriander.
  6. Bon appetit!

Recipe Notes

  • I used red peppers and mushrooms as an example in this recipe, but use whatever vegetables you have leftover in the fridge, as well as the beans you have sitting in your cupboard.
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All You Need To Know About Pescetarianism

Category : Advice


  • What Is ‘Pescetarianism’
  • Benefits Disadvantages
  • What foods they can eat
  • What foods they can’t eat
  • 5 Reasons for turning pescatarian


Although the name makes it seem like a fancy term, it’s really quite simple. Pescatarians are just people who have chosen to cut out all meat from their diets except from fish and other sea foods. 

Benefits of a pescatarian diet
Research has linked a pescatarian diet with positive impacts on chronic disease and low mortality rates , in comparison to diets that include meat. The study also showed those on a pescatarian diet had lower levels of blood cholesterol and blood pressure and a lower risk of diabetes, blood pressure and metabolic syndrome, compared with non-vegetarians. Yay for pescatarians!

Disadvantages of a pescatarian diet                                                                                                                             

It’s more expensive to be a pescatarian, and as much as people argue this isn’t the case, it sort of is. Compared to other non-meat sources of protein, fish is significantly more costly. Also, fish is a good source of protein and healthy fats, but eating too much may be bad for your health, increasing your exposure to pollutants and mercury.

What can pescatarians eat??

  1. -Whole grains and grain products
  2. -Legumes and their products, including beans, lentils, tofu and hummus 
  3. -Nuts and nut butters, peanuts and seeds
  4. -Seeds, including chia and flaxseeds
  5. -Dairy, including yogurt, milk and cheese
  6. -Fruits
  7. -Vegetables
  8. -Fish and shellfish
  9. -Eggs

What can’t they eat??





5- ( Any meat that isn’t seafood basically)

5 reasons to turn pescatarian

  1. -Supports healthy joints
  2. -Improves your mental function
  3. -You’ll be benefitting the environment
  4. -Reduces cholesterol
  5. -Helps maintain eye health

This isn’t all there is to pescetarianism, but it’s essentially the basics and summary of the lifestyle. I hope this is helpful to anyone deciding on whether to turn pescatarian or not, or to anybody just curious! Comment down below on whether I should share some pescatarian/ fish based recipes with you guys. I will be writing more advice on the process of turning into a pescatarian, so stay tuned for that!

-I will also be doing a vegan version of this, since it has been requested.Thats all, goodbye and have a great week 🙂