B12 and the Vegan Diet

Today, I wanted to address one of the most common questions asked by new vegans taking part in Veganuary. It’s also a question many of us get bombarded with by non-vegans, so it helps to have the right information… Do I need to take a B12 supplement? B12 is produced by bacteria that live naturally…

Ethical Advent Day 24 – Christmas Stuffing Recipe

Welcome to the final day of my Ethical Advent Calendar. I have really enjoyed sharing my Christmas tips and gift ideas with you all, and I am delighted with all of your comments and responses. So thank you for making this such fun! Today we are busy prepping for Christmas dinner and I wanted to…

Ethical Advent Day 23 – Ethical Fashion E-Gift Cards

Welcome to Day 23 of my Ethical Advent Calendar. Today is for all of those last minute shoppers amongst us. You know who you are, and I am not judging. Life can be busy. Christmas creeps up on us. And suddenly, here we are, less than 48 hours to go.. The deadline for delivery may…

Ethical Advent Day 18 – Organii Toiletries

Welcome to Day 18 of my Ethical Advent Calendar. Today I’ll be re-visiting one of my previous reviews… of the lovely range of organic, vegan toiletries from Organii. Organii are a beautiful, ethical brand and you can read my full review here. They have several stockists and you can probably still get your orders in…

Ethical Advent Day 16 – Christmas Cleaning

Welcome to my Ethical Advent Calendar Day 16. Today is going to be all about getting the house nice and clean ready for Christmas – in an a way which is natural, cruelty free and good for the environment! Whether it’s the annual clean before the decorations go up, or the last minute dash before…

Ethical Advent Day 15 – Jewellery

Welcome to Ethical Advent Day 15. Today it’s about beautiful jewellery. The gift that everyone loves to give and receive. We often thing of sustainability and fair trading in terms of food and clothing, but do we think of the workers who make our jewellery? Do we think about the effects on our environment of…

Ethical Advent Day 14 – Paying Forwards

Welcome to Day 14 of my Ethical Advent Calendar. Today we’re talking feel good fashion. Fashion which is kind to the environment, and to the people who create it. The ‘Buy One Give One’ model (buy a pair of shoes, give a pair of shoes to someone in need) has been hugely popular for a…

Ethical Advent Day 13 – Zero Waste Crackers

Welcome to my Ethical Advent Calendar Day 13. Today is all about crackers! Great fun, shame about the waste… Here is my solution – my favourite Christmas decoration of all. Stunning, reusable metal crackers. Passed down through my family – I’m not sure for how long exactly – but they are the true zero waste…

Ethical Advent Day 12 – Heavenly Organics Skin Care

Welcome to Day 12 of my Ethical Advent Calendar, where beautiful skin care gifts will be my feature. Heavenly Organics are an absolutely beautiful brand, with an independent and loving owner, whose desire to have only organic, natural and vegan skincare led her to create her own hand-made products.¬†Everything is made with as few ingredients…

Ethical Advent Day 11 – Art Calendar

Welcome to Day 11 of my Ethical Advent Calendar. Today I will be featuring the wonderful Art of Compassion Project, which aims to raise funds through collaborative art projects, and donate those funds to vegan non-profit organisations. One of the beautiful ways they generate funds is through their annual calendar. Packed full of thought provoking…

Ethical Advent Day 10 – Recipe – Festive Marmalade Hot-Nog

Welcome to Ethical Advent Day 10, where the snow is falling and things are feeling rather festive here in the English countryside.   After our lovely walk in the snow this morning, it was the perfect time to get creative in the kitchen and brew up a fabulous festive drink. And what better way than…