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Nourishing Your Skin, From Within

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Curson-Baker

When looking at our skin and how we take care of it, we must consider it as another organ of the body that needs nourishing and keeping healthy. Did you know that, 60% of what we put on our skin from lotions and potions is absorbed? That's right! Your skin is nourished by what you put on it as well as by what you eat - so, from the inside and out!

Why Salads Alone Won't Keep You Healthy

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Curson-Baker

Let's get to the point: if you are eating three times a day and one of your meals consists of just leaves and the other just a grain, you are not giving your body what it needs. Your body will start communicating with you by displaying symptoms such as skin breakouts, tiredness, feeling faint or just plain hungry!

Are You On A Diet? You Can Still Enjoy Sandwich Week!

Becky Yardley | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Yardley

National Sandwich week runs from 14th to 20th May 2017 and according to the organisers, British consumers manage to munch their way through over 11.5 billion sandwiches each year. If you laid each one end to end, they would go around the world about 44 times.

Reducetarianism: Moving Away From All-Or-Nothing Approaches To Meat Consumption

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ioan Marc Jones

One of the main problems with veganism and vegetarianism is prominent vegans and vegetarians. Read opinion pieces about the merits of veganism, listen to lectures preaching the virtues of vegetarianism, and you will likely encounter a hefty dose of self-righteousness and an overwhelming cry for purity.

Dairy Free Chocolate Choices

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Curson-Baker

Chocolate that is sweetened with refined sugar alcohols tends to have a rather metallic taste and an unnatural tasting twang. Consuming excessive amounts of refined sugar can also result in more trips to the bathroom - and no one really wants that!

The Real Reason Why Young People Are Going Off Milk Is Because It's Gross

Dominika Piasecka | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dominika Piasecka

Almost half of young people think they have a milk allergy. Yes, you can say it's a trend and yes, you can say it's largely for health reasons but what if the real reason why milk sales are plummeting was because people are realising it's gross?

Should I Go Vegan?

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

In fact, studies show that vegetarian (including vegan) populations tend to be less overweight and suffer less from diabetes, heart disease, some cancers and more - living longer as a result. Whether that is from avoiding animal products specifically, or having a generally healthier diet and lifestyle anyway, is difficult to be sure of, but good nutrition almost certainly plays a major role.

Pret Opens Second Veggie Shop (With Some Glorious Vegan Treats On The Menu)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Finding lunch is about to get a whole lot easier for vegans and vegetarians. Following the success of its first meat-free shop in Soho, Pret a Manger ...

Vegan Afternoon Tea Just Got A Makeover And It'll Make Your Mouth Water

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A luxury London hotel is now offering vegan afternoon tea with all the traditional trimmings - and it looks delicious. The Egerton House Hotel, in Kn...

Basil - The Many Uses Of...

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Curson-Baker

Basil is so important for good health, it is my 'go-to' comfort food, especially if I am feeling a little under the weather. Like carrots, basil is a rich source of beta-carotene which is needed for good vision, strong immunity and general good health. Because I can't be without it, I've come up with a few new and alternative ways to use basil and create something really special:

RAW Cheesecake

Holly Jade | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Jade

To celebrate Hotel Chocolat's new vegan Easter range, I wanted to make a cheesecake with flavours that compliment the praline egglets, hazelnut truffles and of course the beautiful quinoa puff easter egg & adorable dark chocolate rabbit.

Stella McCartney's Sustainable 'Skin-Free Skin' Leather Alternative Is Amazing

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Style

Stella McCartney continues to prove it’s possible to design luxury collections with cruelty-free fashion. Showcasing her A/W17 collection during Par...

Vegan Mexican Burrito

Holly Jade | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Jade

This burrito is utterly delicious and you can taste every single flavour with each bite. All of of ingredients blend beautifully together to create a lovely lunch or dinner option which is fresh, healthy & filling.

Vegan Easter Cookies

Holly Jade | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Jade

With only a few weeks until Spring and a month until Easter, I wanted to make some adorable and Instagram worthy pastel pink easter cookies using some of my favourite ingredients, raspberry, coconut and hazelnut.

Vegan Chana Masala

Holly Jade | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Jade

Step 4- Add in the garlic paste, cumin, chilli powder, ground coriander, turmeric, garam masala, pepper, salt and coconut sugar (optional) Stir until combined. Add 1 tablespoon of oil if too dry/needed.

Ombre Strawberry And Cream Pancakes

Holly Jade | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Jade

Strawberries and cream are a match made in heaven and I wanted to make some pancakes incorporating strawberry and cream. I came up with this beautiful tower of light and fluffy pink ombre pancakes that don't only look stunning, but taste delicious. They are so yummy!

Reasons To Consume Dairy

Munjeeta Sohal | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Munjeeta Sohal

So I did some research and found myself sitting, highlighter in hand, staring at 55 pages of legislation with multiple browser windows in front of me, growing increasingly frustrated that what I was reading was, firstly, hugely open to individual's interpretation and, simultaneously, so full of inaccessible language that I needed explanatory notes to understand it.

How To Make Vegan Pancakes In Just Five Minutes

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Listening to your co-workers brag about how many pancakes they’ve scoffed can be annoying when you’re vegan. But you’ll want to indulge in Panca...

Pancake Day... The Egg Free Way!

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Curson-Baker

Introducing you to... A Flax Egg. The Flax Egg has been around for quite a few years and often used in gluten free baking. Ordinarily, we find that it is not the most ideal alternative due to the heaviness and sliminess - thankfully, this is just what we want in a pancake!

Vegan Easter Nests And Eggs

Holly Jade | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Jade

I had trouble finding some vegan mini eggs. I was originally going to use sugar coated almonds but I couldn't find any vegan ones anywhere, but I am really happy I decided to make my own. They are a lot healthier for you too! Bonus :)

One Weekend: Two More Reasons To Drop Animal Products

Isobel Hutchinson | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Isobel Hutchinson

This weekend, the UK has been outraged by a shocking act of animal cruelty: up to 1,800 day-old chicks were found dumped in a field. The incident has...

James Aspey Brings His Vegan Voice To Scotland

Sarah Moyes | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Moyes

So who is James Aspey? I discovered him a couple of years ago at the start of my vegan journey when he took a 365 day vow of silence and travelled around Australia to raise awareness for animals and promote peace over violence. This

RAW Bounty Bar Cheesecake

Holly Jade | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Jade

Step 1- Drain the cashew nuts and pop them into a food processor/blender along with the coconut cream, melted coconut oil, dessiccated coconut, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Allow to blend for 5-8 minutes on high until smooth. There will be some texture due to the coconut

RAW Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

Holly Jade | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Jade

Step 1- Drain the cashew nuts and pop them into a food processor/blender along with the vanilla extract, orange juice, orange zest, melted coconut oil and maple syrup. Allow to blend on high speed for around 5-8 minutes, until smooth.

RAW Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Holly Jade | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Jade

To make the base Step 1- Line a cake tin with grease proof paper. I prefer to use a push up cake tin. Step 2- In a food processor/blender, add in the hazelnuts, de-stoned/pitted dates, cacao powder, melted dark chocolate, coconut oil and salt.