• Food

    Girls Night In – Skinny Vegan Cocktails

    A few weeks ago I got contacted by SkinnyBrands regarding their new low-calorie, vegan friendly cocktails. They asked me if I would like to host a girls night in and try their cocktails, obviously I said HELL YEAH. I don’t often have a good excuse to have some friends round so this was great. I invited my two favourite East Anglian women round for a chilled vegan night in. After moving 3 times and living in 3 different parts of England it can be hard to make friends and find people to hang out with. I’m such a sociable person, a massive extrovert and I strongly dislike spending time on…

  • Food,  Makeup,  Skincare

    Vegan Monthly Favourites 

    So I’ve decided I’d like to start doing vegan monthly favourites, a collection of things I’ve been loving over the past month, all vegan and cruelty free of course! If you’d like to see this become a regular thing then please let me know! SKINCARE I’ve been obsessed with Evolve Beauty recently, soon my whole skincare routine will be from them! I’ve been using their Fresh Face Natural Face Wash religiously every evening to clean my face and I love it, couldn’t go without it anymore! Something I’ve been using a lot in the last couple of weeks is Tea Tree oil, if my skin starts breaking out I’ll apply a…

  • Food,  Lifestyle

    Vegan Scones 

    YES, it IS possible to enjoy afternoon tea as a vegan! Whilst searching Pintrest for vegan treats I could make over the weekend I came across a recipe for scones, I had never thought about making vegan scones but turns out they are super easy and simple to make! The recipe is by Wallflower Kitchen and I nearly followed it exactly, the one thing I had to change was adding baking powder because I didn’t have any self rising flower. I also halved the recipe as I didn’t want to make enough for 15 people, being only 2 of us. (Although I probably could have eaten enough for 15). Halving the…

  • Food,  Homeware,  Lifestyle,  Skincare

    Reusable Must Haves

    Last year I made it my goal to become more Zero-Waste in 2017. I have been doing pretty well if I’m honest, eating lunch at home and taking meals to work with my in my own container. There’s a couple of things I invested in in order to help me on my path to zero-waste, these are pretty much the must haves for a zero-waste beginner like me so I hope they will be of use to you as well! Reusable cutlery is a big one, now you don’t have to buy yourself a fancy set like I did, you can just take a spare pair of your own kitchen cutlery…

  • Fashion,  Food,  Lifestyle

    What I got for Christmas

    So I didn’t ask for/need anything for Christmas this year, my family don’t really do “asking” for things or writing lists anyway, I find lists a bit strange to be honest. Anyway, I got a nice little selection of things from my family and Billy’s family this year so I decided to share some of them with you. From Billy, I got a cute reusable wooden advent calendar, a pair of second-hand Nikes (that I knew about because I was there when we found them, but I still acted surprised) and some cute heart shaped measuring cups. My parents got me a recipe book, some funky plates, a couple of…

  • Fashion,  Food,  Lifestyle,  Skincare

    Vegan and Ethical Haul

    So I popped myself along to the Norwich Vegan Christmas market this month after petting some dogs who had come to visit santa paws. I had some christmas shopping to get done although to be honest, I mostly bought stuff for myself… I don’t often buy new things so this was an exciting day for me. There were so many tasty vegan treats available at the market, I wish I could eat them all every day but alas, I am not skilled enough to make them all myself. Anyway, I thought I would show you all some of the goodies I bought from my ethical vegan trip to Norwich! Adopt…

  • Fashion,  Food,  Homeware,  Lifestyle,  Skincare

    Ethical Christmas Gift Guide

    I have recently been making a lot of conscious decisions to live a more ethical and environmentally friendly lifestyle. This Christmas is a great opportunity for me to dive into the world of ethical gifts, I have gathered a couple of stores and ideas for you to maybe try this year instead of your usual fast high street brands, you might be pleasantly surprised.    ETHICAL SUPERSTORE   “Traditionally made Cartwright & Butler mint sauce, which is the perfect accompaniment to your Sunday roast. Made in the UK, it comes presented in a Cartwright & Butler branded Kilner style jar to reuse time and again.” £3.95   “Four pairs of…

  • Food,  Lifestyle

    Becoming Vegan – One Month On

    Before turning vegan I was vegetarian for around 3 years, probably around 6 months ago I started to become much more aware of the dairy industry and became ever more guilty every time I consumed dairy/eggs. I tried to go vegan several times but I always kept it to myself, therefore I didn’t feel exterior shame if I ate something with dairy/eggs in it if someone offered me it etc. After some months, I realised that if I was seriously going to go vegan I need to exclaim it, I need to tell people so they would stop offering me non-vegan food and I had a reason not to eat…

  • Food

    Vegan Junk Food

    “Don’t you vegans like, just eat salad?” Well well well, I say as I chow down on my hash brown, cheese and sausage breakfast sandwich. I’m going to share with you all the naughty vegan food I consume behind closed doors, there’s a good reason most of us vegans aren’t as “skinny” as you all assume. There’s this amazing thing called a potato, and guess what, its vegan!! Hurrah yell the vegans. * Potato smilies are a personal favourite, I think I could consume a whole bag if my boyfriend wasn’t around to stop me by eating the other half himself. When I just can’t be bothered to cook I’ll…

  • Food

    Quick and Easy Edamame

    Edamame beans are one of my all time favourite snacks/light lunches, and they are super easy and quick to prepare! I get mine from Tesco, you can find them in the frozen peas/beans section but sometimes they are hidden pretty well so have a dig about if you can’t see them. I also buy them still in the shells because I enjoy them more this way, so if you want to make them how I do, then do NOT buy the ones that have already been popped. Once you have your edamame, pour your desired amount into a bowl then pour into a saucepan and fill with boiling water and…