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…

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 22 – Risalamande Danish Dessert Recipe

Welcome to Day 22 of my Ethical Advent Calendar. Today I am going to share a Danish recipe which I have turned into a vegan dish. I had the pleasure of living in Denmark for 2 years, and I picked up some lovely traditions along the way. One of my favourites is this gorgeous festive…

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…

Ethical Advent Day 7 – Hand Made Gifts

Behind Window 7 of my Ethical Advent Calendar is a focus on a hand-made gift. Something you’ve put a lot of love and effort into. A gift that means more that something purchased from any shop or website. A gift for the minimalist. A gift from someone trying to be a more conscious consumer and…

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,…

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…

Super-foods from Goodyfull

Have you heard of super-foods? Chia seeds, goji berries, acai berries and the like? Perhaps you want to try them, but you’re not really sure how. Maybe you’re a new vegan taking part in Veganuary, and super-foods are on your list of all the new and exciting tastes to explore. If you’re already an aficionado,…

Recipe Book Review – Divine Vegan Desserts

You know you’ve found the perfect recipe book, when you open the pages and find yourself dribbling down your chin. No? Just me then. Oh well, I’m not ashamed. Lisa Fabry’s Divine Desserts has me doing just that, and with everything from simple poached pears and Summer pudding, to chocolate ganache and Black Forest Gateau…

Healthy Desserts… Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

We all love a good pudding, right? The trouble is, so many of our favourite cakes and sweet treats are packed full of sugar. I’m a huge fan of raw cakes, especially “cheese”-cakes and so I thought I’d give a more creamy, pudding style dessert a bit of a go instead. I often have a…

Book Review – The Vegan Bible

I recently received a copy of this book to review, thanks to the Vegan Lifestyle Association. And wow! This book really is a bible – a bible of vegan goodness and wonderful recipes! It starts with a beautifully written introduction, where Marie Laforêt shares with us exactly what it means to be vegan, and the numerous…