Eating a plant-based diet is good for the planet, good for animals, and good for your body. But it’s not easy when you’re used to including lots of meat and dairy, as most people do from childhood. Changing habits, especially eating habits, can be hard. In a busy lifestyle, we do loads of tasks on … Continue reading Tips for moving to a plant-based diet
This is a question I always get asked and my answer is no, not at all. In fact I feel more awake, liberated, enlightened, healthy, ethical and free than ever before. My only regret is not doing it sooner, but I wasn’t equipped with all the knowledge I have today. I’m a person who always … Continue reading Is it hard being a vegan?
I’ve now been vegan for 8 months and before this I was vegetarian for 5 years. I was also veggie when younger and only really ate chicken and fish when I returned to meat as I thought these were healthier and we needed to eat meat. I was heading towards a vegan lifestyle and had … Continue reading 8 clues we are meant to be vegan
The Golden Heart, Birdlip One of our favourite places to go for a delicious and hearty homemade pub lunch. A beautiful 16th century traditional Cotswold inn with log burners. They don’t just have a couple of vegan options, oh no, they have an entire vegan menu full of delicious meals from burgers to roasts. We … Continue reading 5 of the best vegan restaurants in Cheltenham and Gloucester
Working with different ingredients is always interesting and working with something totally new to us often presents a challenge. Freeze dried fruit is something that I only started using when I began my healthy journey around seven years ago. Before this I had never used a freeze dried fruit powder or eaten a freeze dried … Continue reading How to use freeze-dried fruit in vegan recipes
This week I have decided to create a vegan family meal planner for our dinner times in the evening. I thought I’d better state it’s for the evening as I’ve always called the three meal times breakfast, dinner and tea. When I got with my husband he called them breakfast, lunch and dinner. Of course … Continue reading My vegan family meal planner and dinner menu
It’s so important to be and maintain a healthy weight, yet I feel the whole ‘weight loss’ saga is a bit out of control. Too many people are focussed on their weight and wanting to be thin or skinny, but they are not focussed on their health. They want a diet that stills enables them … Continue reading How to lose weight and maintain it naturally
We had a kid free Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning the weekend just gone, so I finally got a chance to take Ben to Vinnie’s Eatery in Cheltenham. I’d been once before last summer with a friend when attending the very first Cheltenham Vegan Fair and had been desperate to return! I follow a mainly … Continue reading Vinnie’s Eatery review: Plant based restaurant in Cheltenham