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…

Vegan Thai Red Curry

  2 tbsp. groundnut oil 2 onions thinly sliced 1 bunch fine asparagus 400ml coconut milk 2 tbsp. vegan thai red paste 3 fresh kaffir lime leaves 225g baby spinach optional 1 head pak choi or 1 head Chinese leaves handful fresh coriander (cilantro) cooked rice, to serve 1. fry onoins and aspargus in the oil…

Thinking about going Vegan?

If you’re like me you’ve had Veganism on your mind for a long time. Usually when something is on our mind for a while it’s because that ‘something’ means a lot to us. So what is holding you back!? Worries about the cost of food? Fear of failure? Concerns about being outcasted by friends? Starting a vegan…

New Year New Food

No better time to start a new project then the beginning of the year, right!? I’ve decided to create this blog to share my love of organic produce, recycling, vegan cooking and refined sugar free eating…