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Vegan friendly chocolate

Vegan friendly chocolate

Vegan friendly chocolate. There seems to be a misconception that when you turn vegan you suddenly stop eating chocolate; this is not the case. There are many brands of chocolate offering dairy free options which don’t have to come from the “free from” section. If you like dark chocolate then you will find the transition easy. If you don’t enjoy dark chocolate it could take a while to make the transition however over time you will get used to the taste and start…

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Being the only vegan at a party

Being the only vegan at a party

Being the only vegan at a party I don’t know if it has happened to you before but I sometimes feel like I am the only vegan in the village. Eating a vegan diet does make you the minority, although the number of us are on the increase, so there are things you need to accept. people don’t always understand you people think you only eat lettuce and carrots you may be weird to some people some people assume you…

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Finding happiness with food

Finding happiness with food

Finding happiness with food. There have been times in the past year (well, 2016 until now) that I have just sat back and realised how far I have come. As you all may know, 7 years ago almost to the day, I was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa. The whole ordeal was a nightmare and I really was at rock bottom. Depressed, malnourished and my body giving up on me, I didn’t know what the future had in store for me. Time passed and…

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Let’s talk cheese

Let’s talk cheese

Let’s talk cheese. When it comes to transitioning to a vegan diet or simply going dairy free, the main difficulty people find is giving up cheese. All dairy products contain a protein called Casein and cheese contains the most addictive and concentrated form of Casein, Casomorphins. Casomorphins have an opioid effect (opioids: known as one the world’s oldest drugs)! This addictive formula is what was designed to keep the calf suckling its mother’s milk. Now can you see why cheese…

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Top 5 Vegan Breakfast Ideas

Top 5 Vegan Breakfast Ideas

Top 5 Vegan Breakfast Ideas ! As a really young child I remember my Mum always saying to me, “Please Hannah, just eat a piece of fruit at least”. I guess this was engrained into me and now I would never leave the house without eating something. My breakfasts tend to be sweet, fruity and nutrient packed. Here I share 5 great options which will appeal to everyone and anyone. Whether you have 5 minutes in the morning or 30, there is an option for…

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Foods that are surprisingly Vegan

Foods that are surprisingly Vegan

If you are transitioning into Veganism, hello and welcome 🙂 I am here to try and help make the transition an easy one for you because it can be difficult at first and it doesn’t need to be! Before turning fully vegan I had researched it on and off for about three years and ate a lot of vegan recipes so when I tried Veganuary I thought it would be a doddle; how wrong was I? I failed miserably (literally)…

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Eating Vegan on a budget

Eating Vegan on a budget

I think that there is a misconception that eating vegan is expensive because we eat so much fruit, which I do for sure, but it really isn’t expensive. Eating vegan may even save you money, it has for me and there are many tips and tricks to eating vegan on a budget that I am going to share here with you 🙂 Tips: Buy in bulk: I always do a bulk shop, have my cupboards full and then just top up when I…

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Store cupboard essentials

Store cupboard essentials

  To lead a healthy lifestyle it is so important to keep your cupboards not only full of good food but full of good, quick and easy foods too. The reason I say this is because there is nothing worse than coming home absolutely starving marvin and only having foods in the cupboard that takes ages to make, i.e. brown rice (who feels me on that one? lol). Also, having full cupboards means that you have everything on hand, options are endless…

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