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Critical Nutrients in a Vegan Diet – Guest Post by Anastasia Pyanova

(contains advertising) Are you sure that your diet covers all the important nutrients that your body needs? Today I am very pleased to have a guest post by my vegan friend Anastasia, who is a trained nutritionist. And she will answer this question for us. Continue reading

Is Your Diet Killing The Planet? What You Can Do

Last Week was New Zealand’s turn to participate in the global climate strike. Almost 200.000 people went onto the streets to demand climate action now. I was one of them. And I chose a slightly uncomfortable message for my protest sign: Continue reading

The Vegan Monster Optimum 700 Cold Press Juicer Test Review


(Contains Affiliate Advertising) I already am a happy owner of Froothie’s high-speed blender, the Optimum 9400. You can read my thorough review about it Continue reading

Review for Froothie Optimum 9400 Vortex High-Speed Blender for Raw Vegan Gluten-free Dairy-Free Allergy-Friendly Recipes

Review – Froothie Optimum 9400 High-Speed Blender

(Contains Affiliate Advertising) When I first started out into the world of raw vegan (un)cooking and (un)baking it quickly became clear that I would need a good blender. Had I first started out with a powerful mini-blender, it just wouldn’t be strong enough for most of my creations. Continue reading


Hi there,

My name is Jana and I live in New Zealand. On this blog I share my own vegan and gluten-free recipes. Since moving from Germany to New Zealand, I have re-discovered my love for cooking and baking. Now that I’ve collected so many recipes over the years, I decided that it is time to share them! And there are more and more to come 🙂

I first went vegan in 1998. In 2013 I realized that I’m gluten-intolerant. At first I thought my diet would be very restricted. But then I started to learn the basics of vegan & gluten-free cooking and baking. Soon after, I created one yummy recipe after another. At the same time I had a critical look at my sugar consumption. The more I read about sugar and its negative impacts on health, the stronger was my motivation to go sugar-free…

I have now been gluten-free and sugar-free for almost 2 years, and definitely don’t wanna go back! I have never felt as healthy as now 🙂

When it comes to food, I believe that it should be as least processed as possible. I try to use very small amounts of starches and oils. Whenever possible I buy organic, seasonal and bulk to reduce my waste and the impact on environment. All my food is made from scratch whenever possible. It just tastes so much better!

When I’m not in the kitchen creating new recipes, I love to hang out on the beach (and in the water), go cycling, rock-climbing, hiking, camping or tending to my pretty little organic vege garden.

Vegan Gluten-free Monster About Me

Things that I love: all colors and flavors of veges and fruits, MUSIC (where would be be without it?), art in general, appreciating the little things and walking my own path…and much more, but I don’t wanna bore you 😉

Vegan Gluten-free Monster About Me

I hope you enjoy my recipes as much as I do! If you have any questions or comments, shoot away! I’d love to hear from you 🙂

You can also catch up with me on Facebook.