Next week it’s already time for looking back at the Vegan Fair. Hopefully it will be an event to remember: with lots of delicious vegan food, inspiring guest speakers, lovely music and happy visitors (and maybe you’ll even go home with a goody bag!). Today it’s time to introduce another participant of the Vegan Fair to you: Manon, the vegan dietician. She loves to share her knowledge about a healthy and complete vegan diet with you. She’ll speak at the vegan fair about a vegan diet.
The vegan dietician
“I chose to work with vegans because there’s a lack of dieticians who have enough knowledge and experience with plantbased food. Vegans mostly hear that their lifestyle and food choices are not healthy, or the dietician doesn’t know what to advise. I’m a vegan too and I often have to defend my food choices to other professionals in health care. With my practise I try to help everybody who has an interest in a more plantbased diet.”
Lies about a vegan diet
“People often say that a vegan diet isn’t nutritious. Many people are sceptical about getting all the things your body needs when eating plantbased: vitamins, enough protein… But, in reality, somebody who maintains a vegan diet probably eats more healthy food and vitamins than the average omnivore. A plantbased eating pattern mostly consists of fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds. And, vegans often invest longterm in their health. In short: it seems nonsense a vegan diet isn’t complete.”
Manon’s favourite recipe: tofu “bacon”
- 50 g firm tofu
- a tablespoon soy sauce (low in salt)
- smoked red paprika powder
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- garlic powder
- hickory (liquid smoke)
- olive oil
- Dry the tofu and cut into thin slices.
- Put the tofu in a bowl or a bag. Add all the ingredients, except the olive oil. The amount of herbs and spices depends on your taste. Shake well and make sure the marinade covers the tofu. Leave it to marinate for about 45 minutes.
- Put the olive oil in the pan and bake the tofu until golden brown on both sides.
How to serve:
Serve the bacon on a sandwich. Add Remia’s ‘Mayo lijn’ (it’s vegan mayo), some lettuce and tomato. Now you’ve prepared your own vegan BLT sandwich.