uncategorized

Should witnessing distressing scenes make us better vegans?

With a busy life, and I mean the normal 9-5 kind of busy – not the yoga junkie/ businesswoman/ yummy-mummy superhero between meditating while tweeting everything I do busy- so despite not being that kind of busy, I still find myself tired and entirely useless at the end of the day. And during my weekend… Continue reading Should witnessing distressing scenes make us better vegans?

uncategorized

Tips for a happy Veganuary and a wholesome new year

Veganuary can seem like a mammoth of a task for those looking to kick the habit of a lifetime. But unlike most new year’s resolutions, Veganuary should not be a resistance to something you know and love. Instead, open your mind to a world of discovery, of taste, knowledge and even creativity. When I first… Continue reading Tips for a happy Veganuary and a wholesome new year

uncategorized

Six vegan friendly chocolates that aren’t bitter/dark!

I’m more of a ‘savoury person,’ is the woebegone phrase I’ve used to deflect many a ‘but don’t you miss chocolate/cakes/ ice cream?’ etc etc. However something that has occurred to me since beginning my vegan journey (sorry Gary Francione) is that chocolate does not actually contain milk by default. Like duh- that’s where the… Continue reading Six vegan friendly chocolates that aren’t bitter/dark!

uncategorized

Vegan Arguments Worth Arguing

If your news/Twitterfeed is  relentlessly swamped with vegan tidbits/petitions/news like mine then you might have come across Jeremy Clarkson’s latest foray into veganism. The woebegone presenter, whose redundant ego couldn’t afford a better argument for veganism than ‘if you like cows then eat meat because they will become extinct,’ caused a bit of a stir.… Continue reading Vegan Arguments Worth Arguing

uncategorized

How to Battle the Vegan Guilt at Christmas

Being a vegan at christmas can be challenging. Sometimes the embodiment of such over-compensating merriment can be overwhelming as it is. It’s difficult because we don’t want to begrudge others having a good time, but as a vegan  its hard not to be aware of the demand of such collective indulgence on the meat and… Continue reading How to Battle the Vegan Guilt at Christmas

uncategorized

Should vegans really care so much about tallow in the new £5 notes?

On Monday, The Bank of England confirmed that the new £5 notes contain tallow; animal fat which has for centuries been used for cooking, in soaps, candles and on Cate Blanchett’s face (apparently it works very well). The article I read this morning contained the usual quota of Twitter journalists, and one identifying as vegetarian… Continue reading Should vegans really care so much about tallow in the new £5 notes?