• Mental Health,  Vegan Lifestyle

    How to avoid being a Vegan full of hate

    If you’re thinking about going Vegan or have been Vegan a while you may be experiencing something which we call ‘Hateful Vegan’. This refers to you and the way you see things and specifically other people and industries once you know the truth. It’s hard to act ok with all the cruelty in the world when you know the reality of the situation. The animals slaughtered each year and what they must go through. The damage to the environment. The slow deaths to ourselves. How can I watch slaughter videos and be ok with people eating meat? This, in turn, invokes a feeling of hate and anger towards people who aren’t…

  • Vegan Lifestyle

    Lidl Veggie Week, Vegan Food Haul – August 2018

    This week until Thursday I believe (23rd August- please correct me if I’m wrong) the Lidl Veggie week is in play at UK stores. Great for Vegans of all stages. It’s one of my favourite times at Lidl but as an avid Lidl shopper, I may be biased. This year we had a good haul of products that I’m here to share with you guys. So, let’s get into it. Here’s a general show and tell of the goodies I found. Not including these rice crackers that I shared with my husband on the drive home. They were delicious and are a good substitute for the more famous brands. Now onto the…

  • Mental Health,  Personal Life,  Vegan Lifestyle

    Thriving on supplements – Daily vitamins

    I’ve touched on this briefly in my post ‘Anxiety Self Help – Advice and Tips” it’s a great look into how I deal with my Generalised Anxiety Disorder, I would highly recommend giving it a read. You may find some helpful tips. So, what’s the point of this post?  Well, people seem to see the term ‘supplements’ as a dirty word. You’re still perfectly healthy if you take supplements. Consider supplements the safety net to your general wellbeing. I would also like to show the importance of these vitamins because as with most deficiencies, you won’t know you’re deficient until you’re in trouble and have to be pumped full of that…

  • 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…