October 1, 2015

FAQ

Website Questions:

Why did you start Veggieful?
We started Veggieful to help other vegans with easy and delicious recipes. We were still at uni at the time studying Accounting and experimenting with vegan cooking. We were constantly asked for recipes as everyone LOVED what we were making. We decided to start a blog to share these recipes with close friends and family to begin with. We never knew what the future would hold! Now, Veggieful's mission is to motivate others to cook delicious vegan food in order to reduce support for the meat, dairy and animal product industries. We just want others to see how amazing vegan cooking really is and remove the stereotype of a vegan as being a stinky, hairy hippy who only wears potato sacks... ha ha! 

When did you start Veggieful?
Veggieful started on April 3rd 2012 and has become such a huge part of our lives. We never knew that it would grow to help and support a large community of vegans, vegetarians and recipe-lovers. We are grateful for each and every one of you. 

Will you be bringing out a hardcopy cookbook? 
Yes! We do have plans to publish a cookbook one day in the future. For now, we have a few other focuses which are keeping us preoccupied... including our vegan babies! 

Can I share your recipe on my website/blog/page?
Yes of course! Just make sure to clearly credit us and link back to the original recipe. 

Can I use your photos on my website/blog/page?
Yes of course! Just make sure to clearly credit us and link back to the original recipe.

How do I subscribe for Veggieful updates?
Enter your email on this page here and follow the prompts to confirm your subscription. Enjoy!





Technical Questions f0r Jerome:


What camera, lenses and equipment does Jerome use for food photography?
Nikon d810, Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 lens and flash. 

Do you have any food photography tips?
I have three tips for beginner food photographers:

  1. Start out with a prime lens 
  2. Try and use natural window lighting when available.
  3. Expensive equipment does not necessarily mean good shots, good shots come from passion and persistence.
Just have fun with it!


Did you study photography?
I didn't study photography... I learnt everything through trial and error and using YouTube tutorials! It was through learning about food photography that motivated us to start our wedding photography business Bird and Boy Photography. It is amazing how things work out!

Who designs the graphics and cute cartoons? Where do you get the inspiration from?
I design and draw the cartoons and graphics using Adobe Illustrator. We were always inspired by cute Asian cartoons and wanted to bring this in as our theme for Veggieful. We started with simple little bean drawings and went from there! 





Recipe Questions:

What is "insert ingredient here"?
Even though I love receiving comments and emails, it would really help us if you could please google simple questions like these. Plus, you won't have to wait for my reply :)


Can I substitute "insert ingredient here" for "insert ingredient here"?
If it is something logical like replacing the apple in an apple pie for pear, then yes I believe it would work. However, if it is something strange like replacing the flour in a biscuit recipe with goji berries, then I would doubt that it would work hehe. If I haven't listed it on the recipe, I probably haven't tried it. However, have a go and see! You never know :)


Which food processor do you use?
One of our most asked questions. We just use a little handheld Sunbeam herb chopper. It is quite old and the model number has worn off due to my extreme obsession with making date balls.

I changed some of the ingredients in your recipe and it didn't work out. Why is that?
Our recipes are tried and tested. We cannot guarantee that they will still work out once an ingredient has been changed... it completely changes the chemistry of the dish. Have a go at the original recipe and hopefully you will love it!

What are your favourite recipes on Veggieful?
My favourite dessert recipe would definitely be our birthday sponge cake. I could eat this for EVERY meal! Yum yum yum! My favourite healthier dessert would be our chocolate peanut butter cheesecake... it is seriously amazing. My favourite savoury recipe would probably be our sausage rolls... a great recipe for dinner, parties, picnics etc...




Personal Questions:


Do you work/have a job?
Yes, Jerome and I are also wedding photographers for our business Bird and Boy Photography. We do one or two weddings per week and are at home for the rest. 

What is your diet like? Do you eat everything on Veggieful?
We keep a balanced diet. We try to eat healthily most of the time but still have the occasional treat. We make our recipes now and then but are always trying and creating new dishes.

What is it like being a vegan parent?
I really believe it is no different to being a non-vegan parent. I haven't had any issues so far and am never really asked any questions. Our babies have never been sick and are always happy, healthy and energetic so I suppose their appearance and behaviour says it all!

Were you vegan during both of your pregnancies? Did you take supplements?
I have been vegan since 2010 and nothing changed when I was pregnant. I didn't take supplements during my pregnancy but did what I could to eat as healthily as possible and tried to consume a wide range of different fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds. My test results were always amazing and I was never deficient in anything. 



Vegan Questions:

What are the first steps to becoming vegan?
Research research research! Learn about the benefits of being vegan and the reasons behind why you want to make the change. Then, start making the changes in the kitchen. Find some delicious vegan recipes and do your first vegan grocery shop. Read more on our vegan 1o1 page here

I am a vegetarian and want to become vegan but am scared that I won't be able to do it. Do you have any tips?
Make a checklist of any changes you will need to make and all of the exciting new recipes, meals and food items you will be adding to your household. Take it one step at a time and have fun with it! Read more on our vegan 101 page here.

2 comments :

  1. Hey love your website! Great recipes!! Just one thing under questions it looks like youve made a typo; under personal questions it says "Were you pregnant for your whole pregnancy?" haha i guess you meant vegan not pregnant! xx

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    1. Hahah that is so funny! I will correct it now :) Hahaha

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