HOW TO CONQUER A COLD

I’ve come down with a horrible cold this week – you know one of those nasty ones where your throat feels like glass, then your nose is streaming, your head feels like a pressure cooker and before you know it your coughing like the cookie monster! But I really think I am managing to get…

RECIPE: QUICK, EASY FALAFELS!!

Falafel – together with houmous and kale it makes up the holy trinity of vegan foodstuffs. I LOVE falafels so much but I have never really got down to making them, which is silly because they’re actually super easy – you can just chuck everything into the blender. I used to think they were really…

REVIEW: VEGAN HAZELNUT CHOCOLATE BAR

OMG I bought this chocolate bar today at my local health foods store and it is quite potentially the best dairy-free chocolate bar I’ve ever had! I know – quite a statement…

RECIPE: White Chocolate Oat Peanut Butter Cups

Have you ever craved something so sweet so badly but had no real dessert or sweet ingredients in your cupboard? That was totally me yesterday evening, I realised I had a bar of vegan white chocolate and in desperation created these white chocolate oat things from what I had and I have to say they…

Fitness Fashion Wish List

So I am a great believer that buying a few nice sporty clothes is a really great way to motivate yourself towards your fitness goals. Awesome sports clothes make you feel more confident and can make getting into shape more fun, if you can reward yourself with something nice. So as January inevitably sees loads…

RECIPE: VEGAN KORMA

I love korma so much – even though I love a lot of Indian food, I always come back to the classic that is that creamy, full of flavour korma. Until now I have never been able to make a really thick and creamy korma sauce, but the revelation that is cashew cream has allowed…

MUSIC OF THE WEEK: Ellie Goulding,Texas and more Tori Kelly

This week I’ve been listening to sparkly and big music that conjures up images of the starry night sky (hence the picture) and songs that have great builds to huge choruses. I’ve been refinding some amazing stuff particularly in the form of Ellie Goulding’s earlier work and some awesome new stuff from Tori Kelly and…

REVIEW: Lush Haul

Okay so Lush is fast becoming my go-to shop for all vegan toiletries. Of course they are fabulous because the vast majority of their products are clearly labelled vegan and they all smell delicious and are made from natural products. And all the staff are lovely and they really know about all the ingredients, they’re…

RECIPE: Perfect Boiled Rice

For years I felt that producing lovely separate, fluffy grains of rice was an enigma that could never be solved. But for the last couple of years I have perfected a recipe that consistently delivers beautiful separate grains of rice and can also be applied to a lot of other grains! All you need is…