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Vegan Dilemmas // Winter Boots

Vegan Dilemmas // Winter Boots

Winter’s are tough. Even by urban standards, there’s rain, rain and more rain to contend with, normally on a daily basis as well as the odd bit of snow. It’s cold, you want to wear as many pairs of socks as is possible to stop […]

What’s in your make-up?

What’s in your make-up?

The funny thing about writing blog posts is that they rarely turn out how you planned. From the initial concept, to creating it and then typing it up, all sorts of things can happen that will change the outcome. When I first thought about setting […]

Rainbow chard abundance // Cauliflower base pizza

Rainbow chard abundance // Cauliflower base pizza

Living in a flat I don’t exactly get the chance to grow and harvest my own food. Even my window sill gardening has come to an abrupt end after that outbreak of flies! So I couldn’t wait to get out of London and head to […]

Update from the allotment

  I may be a bit behind in terms of where things are in their growth development, but i’m slowly getting somewhere this summer. I have found it pretty tricky this year, what with the weather and mega slug problem and things haven’t gone as […]

Dairy-free Milk & Food Co-ops

Dairy-free Milk & Food Co-ops

When I first decided to give veganism a try, I can’t say that the thought of dairy-free milk filled me with excitement. I already new that I wasn’t a massive fan of soya milk and that if I wanted to turn my back on cheap, […]

Peashoots, micro veg, salads and the return of the flies.

Peashoots, micro veg, salads and the return of the flies.

Last month I told you how I had started off this year’s growing season slowly by sprouting lentils. Well this month I’ve taken baby steps to up my game with reasonable success. I’ve been growing micro veg and peashoots and they’ve been packing a flavour […]

Spring Clean

The bright sunshine of April is a welcoming sight and gives us that feeling that everything is going to be ok. The leaves are budding, the birds are singing and the cycle of life is starting again, phew! With the welcoming of light and life comes the […]

Sprouting lentils and a sprouted lentil stir-fry

Sprouting lentils and a sprouted lentil stir-fry

I love growing my own food and I’ve never let the fact that I live in a flat with no garden or balcony hold me back. In fact, normally my growing season goes something like this: Dream up a list of extravagant things I can grow on my […]

One year and counting

March marks my first veganniversary. Yes, I’ve done it, 26 years an omnivore, 1 year a vegan. I know I’ve got a long way to go to balance out that ratio but I thought it would be a good time to reflect on the choices […]

Spring is here!

Spring has finally sprung! I think it has to be my favourite month of them all. Those long dark days are slowing stretching out, flowers are starting to come to bloom, leaving home in the morning in the light, the smell of the air changing […]