Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Ethical Superstore Haul!*

Olive Branch Cinnamon Biscuits

For many vegans, becoming a vegan extends beyond simply not eating animal products into caring about what you eat, what you buy and the companies you support with your hard earned pennies. When you're on a budget or having a super-busy week it can be difficult to shop ethically 100% of the time, but thankfully there are sites like EthicalSuperstore.com which make shopping with a conscience a smidge easier.

When the folks at Ethical Superstore asked me if I'd like to try some goodies from their extensive - and I mean extensive - range of vegan-friendly products, I jumped at the chance. A few days later, this is what arrived on my doorstep...

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Saturday, 27 June 2015

Berlin-bound!*

Vegan Life magazine Berlin

As much as I love a bit of sunshine, when it comes to holidays, I'm all about the city break. Andrew and I visited Glasgow last summer and made the trip to Paris a few years before that, but for a while now we've had our hearts set on visiting Berlin.

Post-best friend's wedding I had the blues. Big time. I'd been looking forward to my bestie coming back from Canada and super-hyped to be part of her big day, so when it was over there was a big, fun-shaped hole in my life. So we decided to fill it by finally booking our trip to Berlin!

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Friday, 19 June 2015

North East Vegan Festival, 'NEVFEST' 2015

North East Vegan Festival NEVFEST 2015

PIC HEAVY POST ALERT - There was so much good stuff at this year's North East Vegan Festival I didn't actually realise how many snaps I'd taken (or how many goodies I'd bought...) until I got home and re-evaluated. It was a good'un.

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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

REVIEW & RECIPE - Potato & Chickpea Coconut Curry with Spiced! Spice Pastes*

Spiced! North African spice paste

A little while back we were very kindly sent some spice pastes from the lovely Tom at Spiced! Spiced! is a new company making fresh spice pastes with all natural ingredients and, luckily for us, they're all vegan too!

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Sunday, 14 June 2015

Vegan fitness with Bounce Energy Balls*


Bounce Energy Balls cashew & pecan and spirulina & ginseng

It was just over a year ago now that I properly started on my fitness journey. Since switching to a plant-based diet and taking up regular exercise, I have slimmed down from a size 14-16 to a size 10, gone from 'obese' to 'nomal' on the BMI scale and lost almost three stone.

Now I've met - and surpassed - my 'goal' weight, I've got my sights set on the next marker. It's funny how unachievable a goal can seem when you first set it and how euphoric you feel when you finally see that coveted number show up on the scales or slip into that pair of skinny jeans.

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Wednesday, 10 June 2015

The Vegan Kind Beauty Box May 2015

The Vegan Kind Beauty Box May 2015

Oh hi, have you missed me? This month has been crazy. With work and weddings and one thing after another, I literally haven't had a minute to sit down at this computer and just. Write.

I started this blog because I love to write and I love to try new things, and whilst I was trying all the new things, I had no time to tell anyone about them (other than my long-suffering fiance) so this post and the ones which will follow now everything's a bit calmer, is long overdue. Sorry. Thanks for sticking with me <3

Aside from the monthly box which I love so much, The Vegan Kind also offers a quarterly beauty box which ships in February, May, August and November. I quite like that the box is only every quarter as it gives you time to really use the contents before another box comes along. This is also good for my beauty drawers which are bursting at the seams.

Anyway, read on to see what was in May's box, TVKBeauty Box 3, and click here if you want to read all about what was in the last box back in February.

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