Entries by Andy Cunningham

Why Honey Is NOT Vegan

Honey: What is it?  Sure, you know what honey is. But do you really? The honey that is commercially produced is made by the honeybee. These bees store the honey that they make in their hive as a food reserve for the colony. The honey provides nutrients during times of scarcity, such as during bad […]

Hemp

Hemp has been cultivated by humans since the ancient times. It is an extremely useful plant because it can be grown sustainably, and be used for textiles, food, paper, and cordage. If you would like to learn more about how hemp is grown, check this out! Hemp is a non-psychoactive variety of the Cannabis sativa […]

Miso Soup

Miso soup is healthy, savoury, and wonderful for cool spring nights and those really cold winter nights. It is simple to make and can easily be vegan. At Green Cuisine, miso soup appears often at the soup buffet. Miso Paste is Tasty and Healthful Made from soybeans and most importantly, “koji”, miso can also contain […]

Sweet Potatoes and Yams

Green Cuisine does a lot of things with yams as well as sweet potatoes. There are the lovely chilli yam bakes, and the African sweet potato and groundnut stew, for instance. Do you know the difference between a sweet potato and a yam? Sweet Potatoes Sweet potatoes are delicious. That we know. You can bake […]

Cocoa and Cacao

Cocoa and cacao both come from the same source, which is the Theobroma cacao tree, native to South America. You can also say that this is the chocolate tree also, because the pods which this tree produces contain cacao beans. And cacao beans are where cacao, cocoa, and chocolate come from. Cacao beans are usually […]

Carob

You’ve likely seen this delicious alternative to chocolate at health food stores. Carob bars resemble chocolate bars, and you can find carob powder as well, which looks a lot like cocoa powder. Carob does not taste quite like chocolate though, but it is also great in desserts. What is Carob? Carob comes from the pods […]

Jackfruit

Hailed as a miracle fruit, jackfruit can feed the hungry by providing nutrients such as potassium, calcium, iron, and carbohydrates even during times of climate change. This is because the jackfruit tree is drought-resistant, and has an innate ability to survive pests, diseases and hot temperatures. It grows plentifully in India, Southeast and South Asia, […]

Vegan Leather

The thought of having cow skin or any other animal skin upon my own skin is really disturbing. When people wear non-vegan leather, this is essentially what is happening. The tanning process of leather is toxic for humans as well as the environment. Thankfully, there are vegan leathers out there. Let’s go through the options […]

Vegan Wine and Beer

We know that you love your vegan food, but did you know that your beer or wine may not be vegan? Chances are, they are not. Do you know why?  Well, I was wondering the same thing, and here is what I have learned. Wine Wine can be left to settle by itself if given a […]

Cashews

Don’t you love cashews? These nuts are a mainstay in the vegan or vegetarian diet. Cashews are native to northeastern Brazil, but are now cultivated in Vietnam, Nigeria, India, and the Ivory Coast. The cashew tree is a tropical evergreen tree. In addition to forming cashew nuts, the tree also grows cashew apples which can […]