The Big Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Before turning vegan I used to look forward to a cooked turmeric egg breakfast most mornings. So finding a vegan alternative has been important. A couple of weeks ago I started to use Clear Spot organic original tofu to create mock scrambled egg. Now I’m a…

What One Week Back On Sugar Revealed

So after allowing myself to eat refined sugar (vegan easter eggs and other ‘treats’) for a week here’s what I learned; 1) I physically can’t tolerate sugar the way I used to. 2) Sugar is some powerful stuff 3) It is the devil himself 4) my addiction is waning 5) My taste buds have changed…

First Meal In Non Vegan Restaurant

So this week I had my first meal out at a non vegan restaurant. If I’d known before hand what a milestone this was I would have mentally prepared myself before going in. You see the past few months have consisted of inviting others to dine out in vegan restaurants and when cooking from home…

Iron…Tofu, Cacao and Cocoa

I’ve somewhat avoided tofu up until this week, having it a few times here and there but not really thinking much of it. My whole view of tofu changed when I realised how important it is in a vegan diet and its nutritional value. Especially it’s iron benefits. If you’re a woman iron is an…

Carbs Carbs Carbs

As a newbie vegan I’ve found myself struggling with my carb intake. Going refined sugar free has definitely boasted my carbs cravings. Meals have been mostly carbs with a little veg. Now I’m not one of those people that have to force down their veggies, I love the stuff but recently they’ve taken a back…

The Sugar Grip

Sugar is loosening it’s grip on me and while i’m delighted, it’s quite unnerving to let go of something you’ve used as a crutch for so long. I’ve used refined sugar to sooth me in many a situation, from relationship breakups to getting through work loads. It’s been a gradual diet change to get to…

Birmingham’s New Vegan Restaurant

Natural Healthy Foods opened their second health store in Birmingham city centre this week. They now provide a large selection of delicious hot, cold and raw vegan organic food on a self serve basis available for takeaway or to eat in at the large location in the Orion Building. This place is a ‘must go to’…

Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

2 tsp vegetable oil 1 opinion, diced 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger 1 tbsp vegan Thai red curry paste 1 tsp salt 660 g/1 lb 7 oz sweet potatoes, diced 400 ml/14 fl oz canned reduced-fat coconut milk 1 litre/ 1 3/4 pints vegan stock juice of 1 lime 30g / oz finely chopped…

Dark Sugars

So i’m walking along Brick Lane when Bam! This place pops in my face ‘Dark Sugars: The Cocoa house’ like something out of a chocoholics dream and i’m instantly drawn in. There’s a guy standing by the door handing out samples, FREE CHOCOLATE!! but it’s one of my sugar free days, so I kindly decline. There’s…

I Can’t Believe it’s not Meat!

My top 3 meat substitute products, which have made my transition into veganism that little bit more easier! Try these and tell me they don’t remind you of the real thing but BETTER!!! Quorn Vegan Fish Fingers. Fry’s vegan rice protein and chia nuggets. Linda McCartney’s vegan sausage rolls. I’ll wait…

Sugar Free Baked Beans

Sugar free baked beans yayyyyy!!! I’ve BEAN looking for these! There are some other baked beans on the market with sweetener and some more pricey organic options which i will review later. These were picked up from Asda for £1. As you may know beans are a great source of fibre and can play a…

A Journey to Veganism

It’s been 34 days since starting my vegan diet and it’s so far been an amazing experience but there’s still a way to go in my Vegan journey. For instance, while every effort is made to abstain from purchasing new animal products, continuing to use animal products which have been previously purchased or received second hand such as…