Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Happy Healthy Hemp Day!

Bloggers of the Day: Sarojini and Nandasuta at The Yogi Vegans and Vegan on a Budget

Note...Sarojini and Nandasuta officially changed their blog's name from "The Yogi Vegetarian" to "The Yogi Vegans" in August 2014, and are veganizing and updating many of their popular vegetarian recipes...yippee!  :)

I've only recently discovered the wonders of's a marvelous source of protein for vegans, especially vegan athletes, and its tangynutty flavor vividly enriches recipes for cookies, cakes and all sorts of bakes! Hemp milk can be used in place of any vegan milk in cooking or just drink it straight up. Hemp seeds, treats and supplements are easy to find and will quickly boost the nutrients in your diet! So far I use hemp protein powder sprinkled onto fruit and added into smoothies and salads. I love to learn how other people use hemp, including The Yogis' yumful creations!  :)

Sarojini and her husband Nandasuta must have a heavenly veggie-loving kitchen! Their recipes always sound so delicious and they delight in trying new ingredients, techniques and combinations. Their plant-based diet is integral to their spirituality so they truly put their heart and soul into their cooking. I wish I could hop the ocean to have a seat at their table because it always looks so squealingly good!  :)

I learn so much from reading The Yogis' blog! For instance, Sarojini and Nandasuta use some unusual ingredients which you will likely find in your local specialty/spice/imported food shop...if not, you can buy them online or try a substitution:
black treacle...or use organic fair trade molasses
jaggery/gur/gour...or use organic fair trade palm sugar

UK/US Food Terms:
• flapjacks = bar cookies or granola bars made with oats
• porridge = oatmeal
• scallops = hashed potato cakes or potato pancakes
• soya = soy
• sultanas = golden raisins

UK/US Amount & Temperature Measurements:
Basic Cooking Conversions Calculator

Have you tried hemp seeds or hemp powder? What's your favorite way to use them? What else brings you hemp happiness?  :)

Find more feasts in our 2014 Daily Food Holiday and Featured Blogger Series!


  1. Wow, what a surprise awaited me when I looked at my reading list this morning- thanks so much for the shout, and so glad you like our blog . I feel inspired to get in the kitchen and rustle up some more goodiesright now! Any requests? :) :)

    1. lol...not unless you have a blueberry baseball cookie nephew wants them for this weekend's games. :)
      I always love to see what you create! Cheers!

    2. happy you changed the blog name to The Yogi Vegans! :)