Start A Revolution with your Teeth

Welcome 2020! The year of the environmental revolution.. well, maybe! At least it could be the year you commit to making change. Nothing drastic, nothing huge. I’m not asking you to quit all of your plastic use overnight – we don’t live in a perfect world after all, and we need legislation and big brands…

Living on the Veg – UK's First Vegan Cookery Show on TV – This Sunday!

This month, possibly more often called Veganuary than January in certain circles nowadays, has become one of much excitement. Last year, I was overwhelmed on a visit to Sainsbury’s supermarket, to see Veganuary signage, with entire sections dedicated to delicious plant based foods. This year, 2020, it’s been a battle amongst cafes and supermarkets to…

Autumn Poached “Caramelised” Pears Recipe

As the weather gets colder every day – or so it seems right now – I’m getting really into Autumn and embracing the seasonal changes. Batch cooking stews and soups, and making warming, comforting desserts. It’s all about the desserts! This month, I’ve gone for a tasty twist on a beautiful classic – poached pears….

Make a Brew with Totem Tea

As many of you know by now, I am a total tea addict. With an entire wall of tea stacked shelves, my husband wonders will there ever be a gap appear, or will I just keep stuffing one more bag or one more box in, until in a jenga-like fashion, it all collapses and one…

National Refill Day – Save Resources, Save Cash!

As we become more aware of the toxic levels of waste that are polluting our planet and our oceans, a really simple way to cut down on plastic bottles and packaging is to use refill options where possible. These are now available in many zero waste stores for food and drink, refill stations for toiletries…

My Experiences with CBD Oil for Anxiety

Cannabidiol – or CBD – oil has been popping up all over the place lately, and whilst many people are actively using it to help manage pain and anxiety, there are lots of misunderstandings and confusions about the oil, what it actually contains and what it does. As a recent, but now regular, convert to…

Veganuary Special… Busting Vegan Myths

It’s almost the end of Veganuary, and I hope it’s been going well for all of you taking part, and that all of you are staying vegan. Perhaps you’ve spent the month being asked questions from concerned friends and family members, who think that you might not be getting enough protein, or nutrients… or flavour…

World Vegan Month – Celebrating The Rise of Veganism

Has 2018 been the year of mainstream veganism? A survey published by the Vegan Society & Vegan Life Magazine in 2016, revealed that 540,000 people identified as vegan in Great Britain. A new survey published by Compare the Market in 2018 has identified more than 3.5 million people now identifying as vegan in Britain. That’s…

Mindful Tea Drinking

Are you always in a rush? Running around, from one task to the next, resentful of your daily routines and chores. Doing things on auto-pilot. We’re all guilty of it. We don’t even take the time to enjoy preparing the things that give us pleasure. We even hurry over making that cup of tea. That…

A healthier way to eat Chocolate…

Happy International Chocolate Day! Most of us love chocolate, yet we’re often made to believe there’s not a healthier way to enjoy it. The good news is, raw chocolate really is good for you. Instead of blitzing cacao beans, the raw chocolate process uses lower temperatures, which preserves all of the lovely nutrients. Cacao is…