• Personal Life,  Vegan Lifestyle

    Vegan Recipes Facebook Community

    Hello, Just a quick one. As a Vegan recipe creator I have been told off all too many times for sharing my own recipes in facebook groups, so, I have created a Facebook Community where it’s allowed. Suitable for Vegans, Non-Vegans, bloggers. Everyone is welcome and self-promotion is allowed to an extent. Link – https://www.facebook.com/groups/wallyjayrecipes/ Enjoy!  

  • Personal Life,  Vegan Lifestyle

    Diet’s don’t work – How I lose weight the healthy way

    Did you know only 5% of people that lose weight by dieting will have kept it off after 5 years? 95% will put the weight back on. That’s a lot, right? So, why spend all that money, time and effort on something that doesn’t work. I’m no saint, I did it as well. I never felt comfortable in my skin and spent years trying to lose the weight with diet pills, fasting, shakes. I would always put the weight back on. I was what some people called a Yo-Yo dieter. That was until a year ago when I turned Vegan and started seeing things in a different light. So, why don’t…

  • Personal Life,  Vegan Lifestyle

    My Essential Vegan Shopping List

    When I went Vegan I went through a steep learning curve. Lot’s of months of trying new products and lots of research. I never had anything to help me along the way and had to learn what I needed on a weekly basis in my shopping basket. So, I have written out a list of what I use most days and what I buy regularly in my shopping. I’m hoping this may help some people or may even just show people that Vegans eat plenty of ‘normal’ foods. But, first a few notes about the list. Disclaimer: Everyone is different. This is just what I buy. I follow a healthy, whole…

  • Personal Life,  Vegan Lifestyle

    10 things I’ve learnt In One Year as a Vegan

    May 29th means it’s now been a whole year since I turned Vegan. For me, it was something I had thought about for a while but always considered out of my reach. But, then I did it overnight and realized how easy it was. The biggest push to get me to do it was seeing the cruelty in the industries so I became an ethical Vegan. Since then I’ve had plenty of ups and downs but it’s still one of the best decisions I’ve ever made concerning my health and lifestyle. So, here’s 10 things I’ve learned in my first year as a Vegan. I hope it’s a helpful tool…

  • Hair and Beauty,  Vegan Lifestyle

    The true magic of Aloe Vera

    Aloe Vera is a wondrous plant that has been used for more than 6,000 years! It’s great for so many uses so it’s no wonder people still love feasting on this plant as part of a healthy lifestyle or smoothing it on their skin. The greatest thing about it is that it’s quite easy to grow your own and doesn’t need a whole lot of maintenance. It comes as a whole plant to prep yourself as you wish. You can get gels to soothe onto your skin, drinks to add to your daily diet and numerous products with Aloe Vera added into it such as Shampoo to make your hair…

  • Vegan Lifestyle

    Washing with Soap Nuts -Everything you need to know

    As you may know, if you follow my main account on Instagram, I have recently ventured forth into the world of Soap Nuts and I’m loving it! So, I’m here today to give you the low-down on them. Everything from what they are, the pros and cons and most importantly how to get the most use out of them. What are Soap Nuts? Soap Nuts come from a tree called  ‘Sapindus Mukorossi’ and don’t actually contain any soap whatsoever. You see, Soap Nuts are actually Berries, they’re part of the Lychee family and contain a natural cleaner called ‘Saponin’. Saponin can dig into the fibers on clothes to free dirt,…

  • Vegan Lifestyle

    Helpful Sites as a Vegan – The ones you need to know about

    When I started out as a Vegan there was quite a few websites and blogs that really helped me along the way to become more familiar and settled in the cruelty-free way of living. Below I have done a list of the websites that really helped me and continue to help me now. I have placed a link to each in the title to make it easier for you to find. This is specific to the UK mainly but Chronometer is a US site and I would assume there would be UK versions of others sites such as the Vegan Womble in other countries. A few of these websites also have Apps such…

  • Vegan Lifestyle

    Vegetarian or Vegan?- Watch out for these ingredients

    As you may know, I’ve been Vegan since May 2017 and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made concerning my diet and health. Now, I’m not here to convert everyone because it’s your choice what you eat. However, I think it’s important to be aware of what you’re eating.Something I have noticed recently. People claiming they are Vegetarian, aren’t actually Vegetarian or Pescatarian as they regularly consume dead animals without realising. So, I decided I would create a list of key ingredients to avoid and look out for as both a Vegetarian or a Vegan. This could never be a complete list as there are too many to…

  • Personal Life,  Vegan Lifestyle

    Food Haul – Vegan Ferrero Rocher and Lidl Veggie Week

    I set my alarm in eager anticipation for Lidl Veggie Week this year. Last year was the first time we went and fell in love with many of the meat alternatives so this time we made sure to get there early and fill up on the goods. Many of the items we have popped in the freezer as good gotos. Did I mention most of them are very low calorie as well? The chicken pieces are 100 calories for half a pack. The Pakora (a new found love this time around) are only 49 calories per one. Make sure to my post from last year about Lidl Veggie Week which goes…

  • Personal Life,  Vegan Lifestyle

    Best brownies ever and 100% Vegan

    Hello, I thought I would share this link for you for Chocolate Covered Katie’s brownies. They’re the best brownies I’ve ever made and they use black beans of all things! Brownies have always been something that I have never found a huge love for but would find myself reaching for them when I went to a coffee shop or spotted any vegan ones. For me, they’re just a little too naughty. That’s one of the great things about this recipe. They’re full of beans! Even if they’re quite high calories still beans are pretty damn good for you so I don’t feel as bad about eating them. My non-vegan brother…