Bristol Vegfest 2017: Greedy gob discoveries! 

Vegan festivals are such a great opportunity to find new products, pick up deals and stuff your face with incredible vegan food; everything from pure junk food to nutrition packed salads, from ice creams to super food smoothies.  This was my first Bristol Vegfest and the outdoors venue gives it an awesome festival vibe that…

The free range welfare fallacy 

Don’t believe the hype. As with any instance of an industry in trouble, the dairy industry is attempting to pull the udders over consumers’ eyes by rebranding milk as “free range”. Many people may imagine that cows spend their entire lives grazing on the countryside pastures of the UK. Suppliers profess how “milk comes from…

Understand veganism in one simple phrase

The exciting reality is that veganism is becoming increasingly mainstream, as the awesome Veganuary campaign rapidly grows. But the misconceptions about what it means to be vegan also grow. It can be made to sound complicated and tedious when reduced to reeling off a list of things you don’t eat or buy, and confusion reigns…

Vegans can love bacon

It’s a strange phenomenon; people commenting “Bacon. Lol” where vegan advocacy posts depict sweet pigs on social media. As an animal lover, vegan or not, it’s hard to understand such nitwittwed reactions; you may feel anger or outrage towards these bacon trolls. But they haven’t yet fully contemplated how unfair the trade off is, that…

Local vegan lovin’

Going vegan can seem like a daunting change to make. A really simple way to approach the shift is doing a little at a time – start with Veganuary, committing to at least a month of veganism this New Year! Signing up gets you loads of advice, tips and support and you can join the…

Coping with the turkey on the table this Christmas

You may or may not be a fan of Christmas tunes, decorations and presents. You may or may not be celebrating the birth of the little baby Jesus. Whatever your take on the festive season, for those of you who aspire to be kind by avoiding animal products, this time of year can mean spending…

allplants – Bringing all the flavour to your freezer

Possibly due to my reputation for being a greedy girl, I was lucky enough to be part of the development of an exciting business geared up to fill your tummies.  allplants delivers delicious, interesting and nutritious freshly frozen food to your door, all in the name of convenience for well deserving plant munchers. Brothers  JP and…

Easy animal free lunch time

Getting together quick and easy lunch for your busy week days can seem impossible, especially if you are out in the evenings and don’t have time to prepare for the next day. But there are a couple of things you can do which enable you to assemble a fast, tasty and cheap lunch without having…

Quick tip: Spice up your soup!

Obviously you COULD make your own soup. Starting from scratch means you can have the exact flavour you fancy or that you can use up that bunch of veg that you don’t know what else to do with. But no one ALWAYS had the time for farting around in the kitchen. And although vegan tinned…

8 years a vegan

Although always known as an animal lover,  it took 19 years of life before the ‘lightbulb’ moment when I connected my actions to the cosequences for animals. From that time it took years to transition to veganism on my 25th birthday – hands down the best decision of my life. As a kid we always…

Chocolate for your vegan Valentine

Nothing says “I love you” or “I like the look of you” more than compassionately chosen chocolate. Possible better still if you don’t have to share with someone; what a great chance to appreciate how awesome you are for living a cruelty free lifestyle! Either way, here is your guide to picking up Valentine’s chocolates…

Sushi sans scales – Vegan sushi snack guide

Do you enjoy the taste of the sea but don’t want to cause our beautiful fishy and other sea friends harm? Have no fear! Your cruelty free sushi guide is here! You can have all the tasty goodness of vitamins and minerals from the sea without resorting to chomping on crudely fished, farmed and diseased, antibiotic…