Christmas Happiness – Ethical Advent Day 13

Today I have a real treat for you, and a first for Monsoon of Random. Poetry! Written by good friend and phenomenal poet, Sophie Sparham. Sophie is a performance poet and writer from Derby.  Her first poetry book ‘Please Mind The Gap’ is a wonderful collection of witty, socially conscious and modern poems, with a…

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…

Book Review. Fiction… Jerry’s Vegan Women by Ben Shaberman.

In this fun and heart warming book, Ben Shaberman leads us through the life of Jerry Zuckerman, via the vegetarian and vegan women he meets along the way. It would be easy to think that this book would be crammed full of heavy vegan manifesto, but that’s far from the truth. In fact, Shaberman cleverly…

Vegan & Gluten Free Savoury Delights from Fry’s

When it comes to the wonderful range of products offered by Fry’s, I’ve always had to sit and drool over my husband’s meals while I eat something similar from elsewhere (usually delicious too, but that doesn’t stop the drooling). I’ve heard him rave about how good the burgers are, and how fantastically creamy the mushroom…