Vegan Christmas Hampers & Zero Waste Gifts – Ethical Advent Day 11

Today, I’m welcoming back the wonderful Rebecca Hardy of What Rebecca Blogs to share her experiences of Lincoln based e-shop, La French Maison. Over to Rebecca… La French Maison is a Lincoln based e-shop selling all things eco-friendly created by French artisans. The shop was started by Jessica Sanchez, who moved to the UK 12…

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…

Christmas Chocolates

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 using only the finest organic, vegan ingredients. Every one of the ingredients is sourced via…

Sensational Hot Chocolate

 Aduna are a social business, working with and sourcing directly from small producers in rural Africa, creating a range of super-foods, including this gorgeous Super-Cacao from West Africa.  Aduna ensure that workers are paid fairly, and are provided with sustainable income streams, as well as having a safe and respectful working environment and being provided…

Ethical Advent 2017

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…