The Coconut Collaborative

I’ve been vegan for 10 months now, not long when I have a whole lifetime ahead of me, but it does mean I’m still discovering new brands all the time & that’s always exciting! This week I stumbled across The Coconut Collaborative, in Tesco of all places! Have you heard of them? I am so into…

Coconut Oil – Fan Facts

Fun fact about Coconut Oil –      Did you know it’s actually a metaboliser? Lots of people stay away from coconut oil because of the high saturated fat content. However it contains a unique combination of medium chain fatty acids that can actually help you to lose weight, especially around your tummy. These fatty acids boost…

We LOVE Raw Chocolate Class – Yuuga Kemistri

Tomorrow I shall be spending 3 divine hours at Yuuga Kemistri, learning how to make raw chocolate from scratch. Having recently purchased a fresh bag of raw organic cacao powder, I’m excited to find new uses for this gorgeously nutritious ingredient !!  All images courtesy of Yuuga Kemistri “3 hours of Love affaire with food….

How To Up Your Calcium Without Dairy

Another informative emailer from Sheer Luxe today, especially if you’re a vegan who is looking to up their calcium intake through plants! As a vegan I am often asked how I get enough protein in my dietwithout eating meat, but calcium is also another one people question me on. So many thanks to Sheer Luxe…

Weekend Plans?

This is the first weekend I’ve had in a while that is completely free. After a long week of Birthday celebrations & a late night Jivamukti session at Training Temple in Enfield last night, I treated myself to a lie in this morning. Here’s how I plan to spend the rest of my free dream…

How Many Nuts Make A Healthy Snack?

I love nuts: Pistachios, almonds, cashews, peanuts… All of them. I’ve often wondered if I eat too many and what constitutes a healthy amount for a snack? Luckily Sheer Luxe have done the hard work and put together a nice little informative list of exactly what constitutes a healthy snack of nuts. nuts about nuts…

Roundup of Veganuary Vegan for 1 Week

As a thank you for helping a colleague out at work, she said she’d be vegan for 1 week during Veganuary. After much discussions, 6 more girls jumped on board, and this is how me +6 meat eaters +1 veggie embarked on 1 week of veganism for Veganuary. Between us we devised a cunning plan…

Veganuary Vegan for 1 Week – Day 2 Lynne’s Chickpea Stew

Next up on the vegan lunch menu was Lynne’s chickpea stew with salad and (the famous and very popular) homemade sun dried tomato bread – seen here smothered in Pure Soya spread. Here’s how Lynne created this hearty & warming stew: Chickpea Stew 🌿 Crush 8 cardamom pods, 2 teaspoons of cumin and coriander seeds…

Veganuary Vegan for 1 Week – Day 1 Monday 26/Jan 2015

As a thank you for helping a colleague out at work, she said she’d be vegan for 1 week during Veganuary. After much discussions, 6 more girls jumped on board, and so this week me +6 meat eaters and 1 veggie embarked on 1 week of veganism for Veganuary. Between us we devised a cunning…

Is Sugar Your Drug of Choice?

I have been quite impressed with the emails I’ve received from BBC Good Food recently. A few months ago they sent an email containing a link to the vegan section of their website. I think it’s great that they are specifically calling out and drawing attention to their vegan recipes. Not only to make vegans…