Vegan-friendly hair products

If you have recently become vegan you will probably be feeling overwhelmed and checking product labels. That was me a few years ago, once I had sorted out my food it was time to take control of my beauty products. Food is just a small part of becoming a vegan. There is no rush to... Continue Reading →

Veganuary 2022

Welcome once again Veganuary. I started my vegan journey 5 years ago after being a vegetarian most of my adult life. Veganuary started way back in 2014 and each year it gathers speed like a runaway train. In 2021 more than 582,000 took the pledge to try veganism for the month of January, this broke... Continue Reading →

Getting to grips with gluten-free flours

To me, there is more to gluten-free baking and buying a bag of flour. Having a natural baking curiosity, I sought out other available natural gluten-free flours, there are quite a few on offer. It is finding the right flour for the right job. Each flour serves a purpose, such as BindingTextureTasteLeavening Once they are... Continue Reading →

A glance at Summer

It has been a strange summer for most of us. Although we are beginning to relax a little, the sword of covid still hangs overhead I have spent my time in the company of my close family, best friends and my animals. Like many my home is my safe place. It is where I feel... Continue Reading →

Tried & tested BBQ options

For us, in the UK this is the time of year we fire up the trusty BBQ, weather depending {It is the UK}. Across the neighbourhood, smoke wafts across gardens which sets your mouth-watering. We have always used coals to cook but this year I invested in a 5 burner gas barbeque and last night... Continue Reading →

Roast garlic

Preparation TimeCooking Time 35 MinutesTotal Time Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and nut-free Equipment: Aluminium foil, olive oil and sea salt { black pepper optional} Roasted garlic is nothing like the unroasted in texture or taste. If you are not keen on the taste of garlic in your food, finding it too strong or overwhelming I urge... Continue Reading →

New Launches for Veganuary 2021

We are that time of the year again, Veganuary. The time when supermarkets and restaurants are booming with new vegan food products. My only annoyance is when they introduce a product in January and it slowly withdraws from the shelves. If you have decided to take the Veganuary 31-day challenge, then good luck. It has... Continue Reading →

The gluten-free vegan

When I started my blog, in my mind it was for the people, who for whatever reason were gluten-free. Also, a big part of it was for those who had made a choice to become vegan. As I go forward I have found that there are so many, who like me are both. I am... Continue Reading →

Tried and Tested June / July

Every couple of months I like to get out there and scour around the shops to find some vegan and gluten-free food items to test and try. This has been a little more difficult since March because of the problems caused by Covid 19 such as Being in shielding since March and not been food... Continue Reading →

A spoonful of pesto

FOOD BITES Not just for pasta Until 4 years ago I had never used pesto, which now seems so unbelievable. Quite often, I picked up a jar in a supermarket, putting  it back down again, convinced I would not like this weird green concoction in a jar. Often, while pursuing over delicious looking vegetarian recipes in... Continue Reading →

Fragility

It has been such a while since I have written a non-recipe blog. This is due to a couple of reasons. Firstly due to severe pneumonia at the start of the year, I finally recovered from that and then we were all hit with the thing that changed everyone's lives, the Coronavirus. Like so many,... Continue Reading →

A breath of fresh air

I just wanted to write a quick update about how things are going a being released from the hospital and my plans and ambitions for this year. Breathing is easier now as I recover from a horrible bout of pneumonia and an asthma attack, that frankly scared me so much. Still very tired but building... Continue Reading →

New year, bad start

Hi everyone, I do apologise for my lack of posting over the last month. Just before Christmas I was feeling very tired but put it down to my disability and being so busy. By the day after boxing day, my chest was hurting and breathing became painful, I took my asthma pump and promised myself... Continue Reading →

Beauty without cruelty

  When you make the decision to become a vegan your thoughts, I think are about the food and how it will affect what you eat. I was a vegetarian so for me it was dairy that mainly changed. Once I got myself on board with that, I looked around at so many things in... Continue Reading →

One cold Friday trip

I cannot believe it is nearly Christmas, this year has gone so fast and I have had to overcome so many obstacles. The biggest one being I now have to use an electric wheelchair. It has taken a long time to get my head around my deteriorating mobility. I feel I am in the right... Continue Reading →

The story so far

It has been about 16 months now since my blog first came into fruition, things have changed so much in my life since then. There have been times that I couldn't see any point in carrying on with it. On the flip side, it has kept me afloat when things were dire, that and the... Continue Reading →

Burger Time

Summer really means a big rise in outdoor eating and nothing screams more summer food than bbq. It is time to get the charcoal lit and those burgers flipping The supermarkets are stuffed to the brim and competing now more than ever in the race to find the most realistic looking and tastiest vegan burgers.... Continue Reading →

Spring tried & tested products

  Birds Eye Green Cuisine £2.50 for 300g I bought these as I was looking for a lower-calorie vegan sausage and beef burger. Birdseye was trailing behind in the vegan market but at last, they have launched their Green Cuisine range. The sausages like the burgers and Swedish meatballs are made from pea protein. In... Continue Reading →

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