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Genesis Outline 1-11

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 28th of February 2021 The Holy Bible is divided up into two section: The Old Testament and the New Testament.  In turn these sections are further divided into section. The Old Testament: Pentateuch History books Poetic books Prophetic books  The New Testament: The Gospels The Epistles  Genesis is the first book of the Holy Bible and the Pentateuch otherwise known as the Torah.  It tells the story of creation and humanities fall from grace. It all goes wrong from thereon in; nevertheless, God has a plan. Genesis is in two parts: Chapters 1-11 gives an account of creation and man's subsequent fall from grace.  Includes Adam and Eve's family. Chapters 12-50 tells the story of Abraham and his family. Creation and subsequent events. (Chapters 1-11) God creates the world in a specific order.   Days Let there be light. The light is separated from the darkness.  God calls the light day and the dark night. (Time) God creates the expanse between the wa

Vegan Steak With Bread Sauce

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By McDonald, T.   |  Date 27th of February 2021 Vegans have no need to go without a steak!  This steak from Vivera is brilliant and so tasty.  On the downside, the plastic is not yet recycled.  However, this is a really good stake and makes a great meal. This dinner would be better with a vegan peppercorn sauces, but I couldn't find a vegan one in time so I used bread sauce instead.  Next time I will make my own peppercorn sauce or have it with gravy and vegan horseradish sauce.  The instructions said to fry in oil for 8 minutes. Add some veg and chips with it and you have a tasty dinner to please most people.  I noticed that this steak fries well in a pan with either garlic or chilli infused oil.  Most noticeably, the steak is firm and has great texture for those that miss the texture of meat. Hope you like this blog. Please leave a comment and subscribe.

Tofu And Apple Bhuna Curry

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Written by  McDonald, T.    |  Date 25th of February 2021 This curry is out of this world!  It has a great assortment of textures and tastes that make every mouthful a different experience.   The fresh sweetness of the apple gives a great contrast to the medium spiciness to the curry. Ingredients  Tofu x 100g Apple x 1 Cabbage x 60g Peas x 25g Sweet red pepper or bell pepper x 1/4 Chili pepper x 30g Onion x 1/4  Mushroom x 2 small Coconut cream x 2 tbsp Tomato paste x 1 tbsp Vegan milk x 150ml Bhuna spice x 3 tsp Cumin x 1/2 tsp Cardamom pods x 4 Chopped tomatoes x 4 tbsp Nutritional yeast with B12 x 1 tsp Salt to taste White pepper x 1/2 tsp Lemon x 1/4 Marinade for tofu Vegetable stock x 150ml Garlic granules x 1 tsp Tandoori Message spice x 1 tsp Balsamic vinegar x 1 tbsp Teriyaki sauce x1 tbsp Mustard powder x 1 tsp Method Press the tofu for at least 3 hours and then cut it bite size into cubes  Mix all the marinade ingredients together Marinade the tofu all night Fry the chopped

Meals for Lent

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 24th of February 2021    Lent is a period of fasting and repentance.  Sometimes people give up something that they like as an offering to God and in order to spend more time with God in prayer.  For most of us, the fast means one meal with two small snacks that wouldn't make a meal if added together. Meal ideas for Lent Since the idea is to keep meals simple, i have stuck with how my Nan taught me, which is no eggs or dairy throughout the duration of Lent.  For us vegans, this means no egg or dairy alternatives and no mock meats on Wednesday and Friday.  However, many will just stick to eating less and giving up something. Latin Fried Potato Salad This is one of my favourite meals.  Full of flavour goodness and taste.  This is a light meal that will keep you going through the day. Caramelised Apple And Tempeh Basic dish that you can add to with veg and potato or even pasta if you need.  A very light meal for lent that has good levels of protein

Mount of Olives Potato with Vegan Chilli Topping

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By McDonald, T.   |  Date 22nd of February 2021  Baked potato with this topping it truly delightful and delicious!  Its lovely fluffy potato flesh with a spicy topping with beans and lentils, which in turn is topped with olives, jalapeno peppers and vegan cheese is just amassing.  Definably a good one for a cold winters night. Ingredients   Largish potato Vegan cheese alternative of your choice  Olives 3 or 4 Jalapeno pepper 6-8 slices  For Chilli Chopped tomatoes x 50g. Tomato paste x 1 tbsp. Kidney beans x 10g Black beans x 10g Lentils x 10g Chilli powder x 1 tsp Cider vinegar x 1 tbsp Method If using dried beans, soak them overnight and boil for 30-40 minutes first.  Now add all ingredients for the chilli to the saucepan and bring to the boil then turn done to a simmer for 20 minutes. Yes, it really is that easy.   The baked potato will take anywhere between 40 - 60 minutes depending on the size of it.   Poor the chilli on top of the potato add the grated cheese, olives and jalape

Roast Mushroom Dinner With All The Trimmings

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  Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 20th of February 2021  A dinner that is versatile and has a variety of gravy and sauces to chose from.  Easy vegan Sunday dinner with plenty of options. Going vegan is easy. Ingredients Big mushroom Carrots Parsinps Potato Brussels sprouts For gravy Onion Rosemary Water Vegan gravy granules Method Soak the mushroom in water for an hour or two. Part boil the potatoes then place in an oven dish with some oil. Cut the carrots and parsnips up and put them in the dish with the potato.  Roast for  25 minutes.  Add the mushroom and roast for another 25 minutes. Pulse the onion in a blender with the rosemary and a little water.  Heat in a saucepan until the water evaporates and the onion starts to caramelise.  Add the gravy granules with water.  Tips  You can add garlic granules to the mushroom for more flavour.   Marinade the mushroom.  I hope that you are enjoying your vegan journey.  Please leave a comment if you need any support.  Please sure, like and

Vegan Blood Stew

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By McDonald, T.   |  Date 19th of February 2021 This is a dinner that is full of meaning and taste! The gravy is partly made with pomegranate juice and water to symbolise Christ being speared on the cross and the blood and water coming out.  The sun dried tomato symbolises the heart of Christ.  Furthermore, the balsamic vinegar symbolise the drink offered to Jesus while on the cross.   "...Blood and water, which gushed forth from the heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in you..." (An exert from the chaplet of Devine mercy) Severs 1 Time 20 minutes  Ingredients Carrot Parsnip Mushroom Cabbage Courgette  Chili  Garlic Sun dried tomato  1/4 cup of pomegranate juice  1/4 cup of water 150 ml of vegan gravy 1/4 tsp of balsamic vinegar  1/2 tsp of soya sauce  1/4 tsp of maple syrup 1/2 tsp of paprika   Nutritional yeast Potato Method Cut up all the veg and fry in a little oil.  Add the garlic, pomegranate juice, water, balsamic vinegar, soya sauce, paprika, nutriti

Vegan Pancakes For Shrove Tuesday

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 16th of February 2021  Pancake day is almost here, yay!  But now you are a vegan and you want to know how to make vegan pancakes.  Well, it is very straight forward and easy and i have two classic recipes for you depending on if you like your pancakes thin with lemon or fat with fruit.  Before we get started, what is Pancake day and why is it called Shrove Tuesday? Shrove Tuesday This is the day before Ash Wednesday, is in preparation for Lent and the subsequent fasting.  For some this period of fasting will mean simple eating with no meat, fat, sugar, dairy, eggs or some luxury.  Shrove Tuesday is about repenting of sins before starting lent.  Notably, people would make pancakes as a way to use up any eggs, milk and sugar that they had in the house before the solemn season of Lent.  However, since we are vegan, we don't have dairy anyway.  Nevertheless, giving up dairy alternatives would be a great thing to do during Lent.  Thin with lemon Makes

Baked Potato And Coleslaw

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By McDonald, T.   |  Date 15th of February 2021 Baked potatoes are a favourite of mine, so naturally I like to have a great list of optional topping and this is one of the best!  Creamy and taste 100% vegan coleslaw topping with salad and veg to balance the nutrition.  What you will need Biggish white potato Vegan coleslaw Salad Broccoli  Home-made coleslaw How to make home-made coleslaw .  Choose your style of potato When it comes to baked potatoes, there are two things to think about: what potato and who to cook it.  In other words, do you want a sweet potato or a white potato.  Do you what a soft east to eat skin or a crispy jacket?  Soft skin Just wrap in tin foil and bake for 40 minutes or so.   Crispy Jacket Rub in oil and salt then bake for 40 minutes or so.   Now all you have to do is add the home-made coleslaw.     I hope you liked this blog.  Please subscribe and share with your fiends. 

Why I Fast Every Wednesday And Friday

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Updated 18th of February 2021    Fasting has always been apart of Christian and Jewish life.  Jesus said that people would fast when He was not with us in body and we do.   I eat only bread on Wednesday and Friday every week.  I have done this for nearly a year now after i saw a video on YouTube by a Nun called  Sister Emmanuel Maillard .   The guidelines to the fast are as follows: Eat bread only Drink water only No fasting on feast days or if you are ill No genuine medical reason for not fasting Must be of fasting age 18 to 59 I can eat as much bread as i need and drink as much water as i need.  I must admit the just sticking to water is difficult and so sometimes i will have a cup of tea, but i always stick to just having bread although sometimes i will eat more of it than others. When i say just bread, i mean just bread and no butter or spread. Why fast? Spending quality time with God brings peace to our hearts and the world Inviting the Holy Spirit in

6 Vegan Meals For That Special Man In Your Life

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By McDonald, T.   |  Date 11th of February 2021 You are vegan and you boyfriend is not: what do you cook for him? This is a dilemma that i have seen popping up a lot.  The problem is how do you cook a vegan meal that a regular meat eater will love?  1. Vegan pasty, chips and veg .  There are two makes that i have tried: Fry's and Gingster.  Both have a light pasty pastry that is just like or even better than non-vegan pastry.  I have seen two types of Ginster vegan pasty: Moroccan and Quorn.  Both are great, but the Moroccan one does it for me.  Have the pasty with some chunky chips, veg or beans.  This is a satisfying meal to impress your meat eating man without leaving him disappointed.  2. Chili con frijoles or vegan Chili con carne  While Chili con carne means chilli with meat, Chili con frijoles means chilli with beans.  Being a versatile dish it's options are to serve with rice, over a jacket potato or even over chips.  If you opt for the jacket potato, you have a choice

Best Sites For Vegan Nutrition

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By McDonald, T.   |  Date 10th of February 2021 You have completed Veganuary and now you want to continue as a vegan.   Take The Time To Look At These Websites NHS Live Well Gives first rate information on your dietary needs.  The Eat Well section of the website will give you expert advice on achieving a well balanced diet including how to get your 5 a day.  It also covers vegan diets, so this is diffidently not one to miss. The Association Of British Dietitians  (BDA) A magnificent website with the sole prepose of delivering top quality nutritional information.  Very good for those wanting to delve a little bit deeper into nutrition. The Vegan Society Beautiful website that will give you an outline of deferent areas of nutritional needs.  It is tailor made for vegans and has expert advice from Heather Russell The Vegan Society's resident dietitian.  If you visit only one site for vegan nutrition, please make sure it is this one! Useful Apps To Help You On Your Way Cronometer   Cr

Vegan Rodeo Burger

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Written by McDonald, T.   |  Date 8th of February 2021    When you just need a burger, but want to keep it vegan, this is a classic that never fails. Easy to whip up and so tasty! Yes I love this burger because it's a proper man's burger with lashings of spicy BBQ sauce.  What to do A vegan roll Your favourite vegan burger (I like plant Chef)   Vegan onion rings (i used free from) Vegan mayo French brown mustard Jalapeno peppers  Vegan cheese Cook the burger in you favourite way, which for me is in the frying pan. I also like the fry the roll for a bit too.  I find it is a good idea to add the vegan cheese to the top of the burger once it is almost ready and still in the pan so the vegan cheese melts nice. Bake the onion rings in the oven with your favourite chips.  I like to spread the French mustard on the bottom part of the roll and put the BBQ sauce and vegan mayo on the top part of the roll.  Put everything in the roll and serve with chip and some salad. Please share, lik

Are You Impulsive?

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By McDonald, T.   |  Updated 8th of February 2021    Many people allow their subconscious to bully them around, making demands and expecting those demands to be met immediately.  It will fill the mind with sensations and images in order to manipulate the conscious mind into action.  If we allow the body to control the mind and be at the whim of the body, we are said to be impulsive. The body only knows it has needs. Sometimes it's useful for a person to respond to instincts say when reflex reactions save a person from harm.  However, we hear all the time about impulse buying and eating on impulse and they are never linked to anything positive.  People get into debt and lose control of their weight.  It can get worse if people give into other temptations leading to wrecked marriages or relationships and even addictions.  The Body Wants Gratification Without Thinking Of Consequences With this in mind, and if we continue with the mind and body as two separate entities analogy, the mi

Caramelised Apple and Tempeh

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By McDonald, T.   |  Date 5th of February 2021  I love being a vegan because it gets me trying new things and this is definitely different.  It makes a great snack or side dish to support your main meal.  The apple is juicy and succulent going perfectly with the tender leak.  Just look at that apple, so tenter and sweet.  I feel that garnishing with basil really complements the flavours of this unusual dish.  Being a vegan is one of the best things you can do for yourself and this planet so why not give this dish a try and share it with your friends. Ingredients Apple Tempeh Leak Chilli pepper Sultanas  For marinade  Olive oil Cider vinegar Teriyaki Garlic granules Water   Method Cut the tempeh into slices and put into of tub with a lid.  Add the marinade and leave for 2 hours of more.  Heat up a frying pan and fry the marinaded tempeh with the sliced apple and sliced leak until the tempeh starts to golden.  Add some of the marinade to create steam and add the sultanas and chipped c