Van Life Begins 

The travels have finally started! After years of waiting, our bags were packed, our home in Cornwall was left and the long journey to Australia began. After two days of travel (including lots of tasty vegan plane food – well done Philippine Airlines) we finally arrived in Cairns, located in the north east of Australia. …read more

The Vegan Kind: August 

August was another two box month, meaning not only did I receive a bunch of amazing food, I also got a box full of amazing beauty products!  I didn’t get my box last month due to it being sent to a house I no longer lived in (remember to change your addresses people!), so this…read more

Vegan Bean and Vegetable Paprika Stew

  Ingredients 2 tbsp Paprika (I used smoked) 1 tbsp Italian dried herb blend Garlic (3 cloves – less if you’re not a garlic fan) 1/2 of a red chilli Red onion Bunch of kale 1/2 a pack of spinach 1 pepper 1 carrot 1/2 a pack of runner beans 1/2 a broccoli head 1/2…read more

Should Our Pets Be Vegan?

People have the ability to make a choice about what they eat, often based on their beliefs surrounding ethics, health and the environment. Despite the fact that many of these people own companion animals,  the topic of what vegans should feed their pets is a contentious one.   The oldest living dog in the world, Bramble,…read more

Doubling your ‘5 a day’

In the UK currently, we are told we should be consuming at least 5 portions of fruit or veg per day (around 400g). Despite this, only one third of people actually meet this target, which is worrying as new research, led by scientists from Imperial College London, found that the most benefit came from eating…read more

Sexism in Science?

I am a girl. I study science. Yet why when researchers asked children to draw a scientist did the overwhelming majority draw a man in a white lab coat? A group of researchers looked into two differing databases that were popular sources for teaching materials, particularly in primary schools. These resources included experiments, demonstrations, assignments, videos…read more

My New Favourite Vegan Documentary?

Vegans sometimes get a bad name for themselves, as they are often seen as radical, preachy people, but Simon Amstell’s new feature length documentary may just change this perception. How? By delivering the hard truth, akin to the kind of things you would see in Earthlings or Cowspiracy, but in a ‘mockumentary’ style. The film,…read more

The Vegan Kind: March

Follow my blog with Bloglovin There is nothing better to remind me of how quickly the year is already going than my third monthly Vegan Kind delivery of the year! The good thing about the year going so quickly is that it means Spring is nearly upon us, meaning I can (hopefully) wave goodbye to…read more

Supporting Local: Sprout Health Foods, Newquay

In June 2016, my local town got a whole lot better, as a new independent health food shop Sprout opened its doors to the public. Sprout not only puts a spotlight on local businesses,  but also provides a wide range of natural food, drinks and produce (as well as killer coffee and raw cakes). By filling…read more

What I Ate Today!

My first ever video on my YouTube channel… So don’t be too mean! I don’t really know much about editing so hopefully they will keep getting better 🙂

Vegan Gyoza (Japanese Pan-Fried Dumplings)

After trying gyoza for the first time at Wildebeest in Falmouth, they have been on my mind as they are delicious, yet it wasn’t until today I decided to give them a try. Firstly, I made the dumpling wrapper. It is super simple, as I just combined around 2 cups of flour with half a…read more

The Vegan Kind: July 

Unlike last month, I actually managed to take pictures of everything before devouring all of the delicious items, so I can finally do another vegan kind post!  This month, 10p from each box went to Hessilhead Rescue Centre, which cares for Scotland’s sick and injured wildlife, and has been doing so for over 25 years. …read more

The Blob – How are marine heatwaves impacting ecosystems?

The implications of climate change on land can be easily seen, as an increase in storms, drought and other extreme weather patterns are becoming increasingly common. However, many changes are also found within the world’s oceans in the form of marine heatwaves. Unusually warm oceans can have widespread impacts on marine ecosystems. Extremes in weather are…read more

What I Ate Today

Breakfast: After a bowl of cereal (kinda boring so no picture needed) I still fancied something sweet. I made some chocolate banana ‘nice cream’ with a dark chocolate soya pudding and around 3 frozen bananas. I topped with raspberries and coconut, and it was amazing! Dinner: We decided to go out for dinner, so we…read more

The Vegan Kind: May

Today is a good day… Both my Vegan Kind boxes turned up! Firstly, I opened my beauty box! My favourite item in this was definitely the coconut and lime hair mask, which I am so excited to try as it smells divine! Also included in here was a lip scrub, face powder, eye gel and…read more

Potluck Dinners!

I have just returned from my first, and definitely not my last vegan potluck dinner! For those of you unfamiliar about what this is, it’s basically a bunch of people who all bring their own dishes for everyone to share, sort of like a big communal picnic I guess. They are a great idea as…read more

Impacts of plastics

Plastics are an almost inescapable part of modern lives, as they have so many differing uses. They are a diverse group of materials which are made from petrochemicals (Reisser et al, 2013), that are lightweight yet strong meaning they are durable and they are also relatively cheap to produce, therefore they are one of the…read more

Saturday Brunch

Today we tried out a new vegan restaurant in Newquay, The Green HeART cafe, which only re-opened a few weeks ago. It’s a really cool setting, with lots of art for sale on the walls, cool furniture, games and chilled music. The menus were amazing, with lots of veggie and vegan choices, as well as…read more

Something A Bit Different

Something I haven’t written about on my blog before is my love for music! It doesn’t really fit in with any of the other things I talk about on here, but I just started posting covers on my YouTube channel, so I thought I would share it. If you have an interest in music and…read more

Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

I’m sure you’ve all seen potato skins loaded with bacon, cheese and all sorts of other meat and dairy products, so we decided to come up with a healthier, vegan version that is completely guilt free, but also completely scrumptious! Cut sweet potato in half and bake for around half and hour at around 220…read more