Back in 2007 I was living in New York City feeling the pain of distance from loved ones as health issues beset them. My Dad’s best friend (who was like a second dad to me) had already survived multiple forms of cancer and was living through round after round of chemo. He was really sick, and for the…

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We recently added a new product to our growing vegan shop of inspirations – Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seeds, and it got me thinking about pumpkin seeds in general. Before going vegan, I would just about tolerate pumpkin seeds if they turned up in the occasional Pret A Manager sandwich or posh salad. But I certainly…

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My journey to a vegan lifestyle began watching Food Inc. This was not a recommendation by anyone. It wasn’t something we’d seen advertised. No, we stumbled across Food Inc purely by chance as the result of a bit of “remote surfing”. It has changed my life. Forks Over Knives was another documentary that was on my list of…

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The Rio Olympics are well underway and its been awesome watching these incredible athletes strive for gold. I personally always seem to gravitate to watching the same sports. Since under-water cameras were introduced, I find watching the swimmers do tumble-turns and move through the water effortlessly mesmerising. I’ve attempted to recreate an Olympic-style tumble-turn a few times, and end…

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A few years back we used to juice like crazy. At least once every few months our family would set the challenge, and off we’d go on another juicing week. I became a big fan of juicing and making healthy smoothies. It was an easy way to get vegetables into my husband which would otherwise be…

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You may or may not have heard of nutritional yeast, lovingly known in vegan and vegetarian circles as “nooch”… While exploring the topic I also came across the term “hippie-dust” which made me laugh out loud. It does hit the nail on the head though, as this stuff is pretty darn addictive! A good few months after going vegan, I…

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We are certainly no strangers to sprouts in our family. Even after making the decision to pursue a plant-based diet, every time we bought a stir-fry meal kit we were bound to throw a packet of sprouts into the basket at the grocery store. We started growing our own about 5 years ago after I found a sprouter in…

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I’ve always thought a vegetarian approach to food is hard and given it never used to be particularly embraced anywhere, in my experience it’s always made it tough to enjoy yourself eating out. Once a competitive sports person, I always put meat-based protein sources at the top of my nutrition agenda.  I participated in vegetarian meals…

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