So there was big news this week…. A major study was released linking the consumption of red meat to breast cancer. (They don’t mention the other cancers, heart disease, diabetes that can also result, unfortunately, I’m sure that data will keep coming out). This study was supported by the National Cancer Institute and is huge news for Vegans, people in support of Plant Based Diets, and the general public. You can read more about it here:
PCRM has also released some info:
If you are struggling with plant-based and more healthful ideas for eating habits, VegNews Magazine can help! They have been very helpful for vegetarians and vegans for years; full of inspiring articles, products and recipes! They are giving away a free issue, you can download it here:
And finally… I had heard a lot about Carrot Cake Oatmeal and wanted to give it a try, I was not dissapointed!! 🙂 Very tasty and healthy too!!! The recipe I used is below.
Carrot Cake Oatmeal (serves one)
A delicious, healthy breakfast with the flavours of carrot cake.
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup non dairy-milk of your choice
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp mixed spice (or nutmeg/more cinnamon)
1 tbsp raisins
1 tsp maple syrup (add more if you prefer things sweeter)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 medium carrot, grated/shredded*
2 tbsp pecans or walnuts or slivered almonds
In a small saucepan bring oats, milk and cinnamon to the boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and add raisins.
Once most of the liquid has absorbed into the oats, add maple syrup, vanilla, and carrot. Keep stirring until you reach your desired consistency.
Pour oats into a bowl, topping with nuts and extra maple syrup, if desired.