Have your cake and eat it

We are a big fan of eating healthy. I love the ancient system of ayurveda. Its brought me a lot of insight and helped me in the best way when I had breast cancer. A lot of what i learned then I still apply. And my favorite books about it have a prominent place on my bookshelf.

My husband is vegan. So to avoid having to cook double meals we all mainly eat vegan. The adolescents in the house love it also. But we add to it sometimes. But not in a big way.

I find cooking vegan is super easy. And always tasty. I'm not a big fan of the fake meats, but the others do like the variation. For me if i just throw nice veggies in a pan, cut in different ways, add garlic (sorry Ayurvedic yogis) and lemon to it and fresh herbs Im a happy bunny.

But this week I made a vegan banana loaf, it's the 2nd time I've made it and it just doesn't come out as yummy as a non vegan. It's prob doable I just haven't been able to. So all tips are welcome!!

Last night my daughter, inspired by the Great British Bake Off, made a delicious fluffy (nonvegan) sponge cake. (There is actually a good vegan baker Freya on the program this season!)

My daughter layered the cake with Ikea's lingonberry jam and its the best thing to eat in my house now.

My philosophy is that we all do the best we can, learn about better options and occasionally eat the best cake we can find, with gusto. Never mind it has sugar and eggs in it. Follow that joy!