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…

Cocoa Power Ranger Smoothie Recipe

Happy Birthday to Leaves of the World who have just turned 1. Woo hoo! A year of building business and turning more people into TEA Nomads… A year of ethical, organic teas and lovely independent fluffy business stuff. Leaves of the World have a wonderful range of detox teas (pictured below), one of which is…

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 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…

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,…

Random Food… Gooey Vegan Chocolate Cake at Bella Italia!

Did you know that Bella Italia have some fantastic vegan options? Well, not only do they have lovely pizza and pasta, they also have this gorgeous decadent morsel of a chocolate cake, the Morello Cioccolato… The even better news is that as well as being vegan, this cake is entirely gluten free. Happy days! It…

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…