plant based nutrition

What a Whole Food Plant Based Day Looks Like (in pictures)

I am always asked but, Lorna, what do you eat? In this post I want to show you what an average day for me looks like on a whole food plant based 'lifestyle' (with pictures). Read the full post here; https://www.lornamccormack.com/education-blog/what-i-eat-in-a-day

7 Benefits of Chia Seeds & the Best Way to Eat Them

The demand for chia seeds is skyrocketing and with good reason.  When prepared PROPERLY they are easy to digest, loaded with an array of nutrients and pack a powerful energy boost. Read the post here to make you you are doing it right; https://www.lornamccormack.com/education-blog/7-benefits-of-chia-seeds-the-best-way-to-eat-them

The Healthiest Marshmallows in the World

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This recipe is a little trickier than my usual super easy ones but totally worth is.  Also remember, sugar is sugar is sugar.....no matter where it comes from  So this really is for those special occasions.  

Ingredients

1 1/2 tbsp. agar agar

1/2 cup cold water

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/8 tsp. himalayan salt

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

 

Instructions

Lightly grease a baking tray with coconut oil and cover it with baking paper. Also grease the paper lightly.

Put ¼ cup of the water in a bowl and sprinkle in the agar agar. Put it aside to turn geletinous.

In another pot heat the salt,  maple syrup and the remaining water. Heat to about 120 degrees C (240 degrees F). It could take up to 10 minutes to reach this temperature. To check if it’s ready dribble a little of the liquid into a bowl of ice cold water. Allow the syrup to cool in the water, remove it from the water and form into a soft little ball, if it molds into a ball its ready. 

Remove the syrup from the heat as soon as it’s at the right temperature.

Slowly whisk the hot mixture into the agar agar mixture.  Start by pouring the mixture down the edges of the bowl.

Then add the vanilla extract and salt.  Increase the speed of the whisk.

Whisk for about 15 minutes, or until the mixture is fluffy and thick. 

Empty the mixture into the baking tray and leave uncovered overnight so that it can dry out. 

When ready cut the marshmallow into shapes.

Alternatively, you could grease some small moldings and let the mixture set in these molds for a variety of shapes. 

Share and enjoy!

My Top 10 Vegan Cookbooks

If you’re on the hunt for some wholesome vegan inspiration, this is the perfect time to expand your library. Here are my top 10 vegan, plant based whole food cook books; https://www.lornamccormack.com/education-blog/top10vegancookbooks

Stress. The biggest determinant of Your Health & What To Do About It.

Stress. Yes. Stress. Not food, is the biggest determinant of your health. Everybody feels it. But very few of us take our stress seriously and understand the threat it has on our health, our joy and our life expectancy. Visit my blog to find out what you can do about it; https://www.lornamccormack.com/education-blog/stress-the-biggest-determinant-of-your-health-what-to-do-about-it