Leon are Ditching the Plastic

It’s been 14 years since healthy fast food chain Leon appeared on our high streets and at our airports, offering a range of healthier options when on the move. I’m excited to share with you that they’ve just announced plans to ditch the plastic and replace all of their plastic straws to paper alternatives; plus…

Vegan Q&A: Is a Vegan Diet Expensive?

It’s wonderful to see so many people taking part in Veganuary and my heart soars when I think of all the new vegans that are being created… What I also notice on my feed during January is a rush of questions, concerns and requests for recommendations, as it can be daunting starting on a new…

Veganuary Book Launch & Interview

Veganuary, a charity dedicated to supporting those making the transition to veganism, launched in 2014 with just 3325 participants. With huge success and growing participation year upon year, and approximately 60,000 participants in 2016, we have recently seen the announcement of hugely famous ambassadors, including Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch. And today sees the launch…

Ethical Advent Day 8 – Chocolate Truffles!

Welcome to Ethical Advent 8, which is a short and sweet post – very sweet. Today I am featuring my favourite chocolate truffles – the most indulgent and ethical box of chocolates for special occasions… Everyone needs a little Booja Booja now and then. Made in Norwich, in the UK, Booja Booja are are made…

Ethical Advent Day 6 – Be A Conscious Consumer

Behind Window 6 of my Ethical Advent Calendar is a life changing subscription to Ethical Consumer Magazine. Ethics made easy – you can easily see which brands/companies have the highest ethical ratings and those to avoid. Start making more conscious choices today – make a vote for a better world, with your hard earned money….

Ethical Advent – Day 1 – Hot Chocolate

Hello! Welcome to the first day of my Ethical Advent Calendar. Please follow to see what’s revealed each day this month. It’s going to be an exciting mix of delicious festive food and drink, gift ideas and eco-friendly tips. What better way to start my Ethical Advent Calendar than with a chocolate post. After all,…

Ethical Advent by Monsoon of Random

As an ethical consumer, it can be very hard at this time of year. Subjected to all kinds of adverts and the temptation to spend mindlessly. Christmas wish lists may be a minefield of gifts you’d rather not buy, because you know the conditions under which they were made, or the materials that they are…

Participate in a More Ethical Black Friday

Black Friday is not my favourite time of the year. To me, it signifies everything that conscious, ethical consumerism is against. Mindless greed in the pursuit of money from corporations and retailers, often selling cheaply made, sweatshop produced goods, to consumers who don’t really need many of the goods on offer, but are convinced by…

Healthy, Nutritious, Delicious – Good. Full. Stop

Are you looking for a healthier vegan snack? Something with medium to low glycaemic index, counts as one of your fruit/veg portions, yet still tastes good enough that it might be a naughty treat? All Good Full Stop bars are packed with fruit, nuts and many nutrients, including copper and fibre.  They are gluten free,…

Recipe… Super Easy “Cheesy” Greens

I came across this taste sensation by pure accident. I had a huge crop of fresh kale from the garden and wanted to create a tasty side dish. The result was tastier than I ever imagined and mostly thanks to nutritional yeast. It’s now my favourite comfort food! It’s also the easiest side dish to…

Recipe… Kale & Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Pesto is one of the most versatile of sauces, and can make any meal a taste explosion. I like to add my Kale & Pumpkin Pesto to a big bowl of edamame bean spaghetti, for a protein packed, flavour packed, super fast evening meal, but you can add it to just about anything. Pesto is…

Go Dairy Free with Koko…

Did you know that over 75% of the human population worldwide are lactose intolerant? This is totally normal. We are not supposed to drink cows milk. Cows milk is for baby cows. We are, in fact, the only species that drinks milk from another species. Most animals don’t continue to drink milk after infancy, thus…