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Newly vegan... the most exciting journey I have tackled bar Motherhood, of course. My kitchen creations and hiccups along the way trying to feed my family fun and healthful food that keeps my conscience happy as well as my belly.

Lou is a winner of Top 25 Vegan & Vegetarian Moms - 2013

What's your favorite vegan or vegetarian friendly product?

It's a hard one to pick - but I would have to say coconut oil. Baking, frying, raw desserts - it works a treat in any cooking capacity, not to mention the huge health benefits it promotes - it's a crucial source of saturated fat for vegans. I also use it as a moisturiser, eye make up remover, add it to baths.... the list of it's uses just goes on and on!

What's the biggest misconception people have about being a vegan or vegetarian?

That we live on boring "rabbit food" and don't get enough protein! Ha!

What's your best tip for families who want to start living a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle?

Be responsible - eat REAL food that has had none/minimal processing, and get in an abundance of fruit & veggies. Supplement with Vitamin B12, and make sure to get out in the sun for the ever-vital Vitamin D. If you choose to eat dairy look for quality, local sources from happy, well looked after animals.