Back in 2007 I was living in New York City feeling the pain of distance from loved ones as health issues beset them. My Dad’s best friend (who was like a second dad to me) had already survived multiple forms of cancer and was living through round after round of chemo. He was really sick, and for the…

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Every now and then I get asked why I’m not thinner as a vegan. In my early 30’s that would have upset me and I’d have started fretting and exercising compulsively. For the record, running 20 miles and eating whole tubs of full-fat ice-cream every week “because I’ve earned it” does not make for a healthy lifestyle! Sure,…

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I’ve always thought a vegetarian approach to food is hard and given it never used to be particularly embraced anywhere, in my experience it’s always made it tough to enjoy yourself eating out. Once a competitive sports person, I always put meat-based protein sources at the top of my nutrition agenda.  I participated in vegetarian meals…

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