• 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…

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    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…

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    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,…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Speak for the animals – Go Vegan

    Hello, I’m often judged and looked down upon for being Vegan which as such doesn’t phase me as I love my lifestyle. People argue that animals are there for our consumption, that they enjoy the taste of meat, eggs, milk. I’ve been talking to a non-vegan about this on a comments section of a website and I just wanted to share what I told her. It put’s it into perspective and she didn’t respond after this so I’m hoping I hit a nerve. Have you ever asked yourself how much pain a cow feels when it’s baby is dragged away? How that baby cries for its mum’s comfort and never receives…

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    Reasons why I’m vegan: In their shoes.

    Hello, so I’ve been given permission to post this. A very creative lady posted this story on a Facebook vegan group – called Vegan UK if anyone is interested- people were commenting saying it was too wordy and preachy. I didn’t see this. I enjoyed reading an insightful post and decided to get that ladies permission to share it on here. It sums reasons I’m vegan for me. I would love to get people’s views on this. Imagine (Copyright Myers 2017) Imagine you are pushed into a dark barn, with a bunch of people naked. You all look the same. You all have terror in your eyes. You’re all shouting…

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    Calling all Vegans #WorldPlantMilkDay

    In case you don’t know, tomorrow is World Plant Milk Day. this year is the first time it’s ever happened which is pretty exciting. However, the Dairy Industry has decided they aren’t going to back down without a fight. They won’t allow us to have that one day so they have planned out promotions for the dairy industry and are persuading dairy farmers to share ‘happy’ videos talking about the industry which is then being retweeted and shared on Facebook. You may wonder what the point is. You’re just one person with a small voice in our world. Here’s a quick quote off the internet for you to consider “The boom…

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    Reasons I’m vegan – Dairy is cruel

    Another rant worthy blog post about reasons why I’m vegan. I’ve just watched a very informative video on Facebook that sums up the industry in 5 minutes. YouTube video here. It really represents the truth around the industry and shows it for what it is. Other videos you may find helpful are ‘What the health’ and ‘Cowspiracy’, some people see them as propaganda but they show the truth behind what is really happened in our world and with these amazing animals. To be honest, the dairy industry was something I never even gave a second thought about. We got milk from the supermarket and it came from cows, that was all I knew…

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    Reasons I’m vegan – everyone deserves to experience life.

    Hello, I spotted this on Facebook today and decided I needed to share it. It puts it into perspective for me and only grounds my feet and plants them dead on center in my decision to be vegan.Every species deserves to experience life and enjoy its freedom but so many animals don’t get that choice. People are distraught when we read stories about newborn babies dying in house fires. “They haven’t had a chance to experience life ” is something I hear said often. But why is it so different for animals? Are humans that naive that we don’t apply our own words to other species? My world has exploded with possibilities,…