Foods I Started Loving After Going Vegan // 2

It is crazy how I now crave the foods I used to despise. When you find yourself liking, sometimes even loving, foods you used to hate and would avoid at all cost it is like a whole new world has opened up with new possibilities. But as I mentioned in the first post about foods I started loving after going vegan my taste and what I crave have changed drastically and since I made that post I have noticed even more foods I used to hate that I now really like so here is a second round of foods I started to love after going vegan:

Peas: I have always hated peas and I have pretty much managed to avoid them my whole life so that's definitely great. Then I do not know what happened, one day I just wanted peas so I ate them and I didn't hate them. Far from actually. Now one of the best things I can think of is fritters with peas and this fresh pea salad we made in the summer. Peas, fresh or thawed, the best thing ever!

Tip: I love putting them in my veggie fritters and I especially love them in my curry veggie cauliflower rice.

Cinnamon: I am going to repeat this sentence a lot but I used to hate cinnamon. Everything that had cinnamon, apart from cinnamon rolls which I absolutely loved, were no where near my plate and whenever my mother would sneak it into something, I would taste it right away. Now, I literally cannot get enough! If we make baked apples or cakes with cinnamon the cinnamon is not missing.

Tip: Cut an apple (or more) into wedges, place the slices in a bowl, mix in a tablespoon or two of maple syrup and the desired amount of cinnamon (I like 1-2 tsp). Place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper place them in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit or 200 degrees Celsius for a delicious snack.

Mangos: before I went vegan I tasted mangos once and I did not like it. I don't know if it was a bad mango or what but then I gave it another go about a year ago and I love it! I love how it is sweet but still has that sour feeling which make it a perfect ingredient for dressings, smoothie or smoothie bowls. I drink a smoothie with frozen mangos, strawberries and water a lot during summer - it is the best! Definitely grateful for giving it a go one more time.

Tip: cut off the sides of the mango and use a glass - a wine glass works best - to scoop out the mango fruit.

Pineapple: one of the foods I despised the most was pineapple. I absolutely hated the yellow fruit and I would taste it even if it was just a small ingredient in the product - you could not hide it from me. I have stayed away from pineapples my entire life but a few weeks ago I was curious to see if anything had changed. To my surprise I didn't hate it. It was actually okay and I am looking forward to playing with them in smoothies and smoothie bowls.

Tip: save the core of the pineapple and add it to smoothies.

Parsley: as with all of the foods above and with the foods from the precious post, parsley has never been my favorite but since going more green I have really grown to love it. It is incredible in my mother's homemade hummus and in tomato soup it is also super good - you can find the recipes in my eBook.

Tip: smoothies are an easy way to pack in nutrients and goodies for your body so I love adding parsley to my smoothies - and not I actually throw in a lot because now I love the taste.

Coriander: is something I have always hated as much, if not more than pineapple. Like many of the foods above I could taste it in everything it was in and I have always gone to great lengths to avoid the green food. 

Tip: again, as above, smoothies are a great way to add extra nutrients for your body and I love the combination of parsley and coriander.

These are more foods I used to despise but my body decided not to hate - all during the time I have been vegan so yeah, your body does in fact change a lot during a plant based diet and this is just one of them. Thank you for reading and I hope to see you again soon!