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 🙂

What I ate this weekend in Falmouth

As a belated Valentines gift to one another, me and my boyfriend decided to go and spend the weekend in Falmouth. Ultimately, this mostly meant eating lots of amazing food, so I thought I’d share the best places we found for vegan food! We arrived at lunch time on Friday, so headed straight to my…read more

February: Second Hand Finds

Ethical consumerism doesn’t always mean you have to avoid your favourite brands, as by using sites like eBay, Depop or ASOS market place you can buy things that other people no longer want, that you may love, but without the guilt! This month I have found plenty of amazing things on eBay for a fraction…read more

The Psychology of Eating Meat

While as a society we care for and love animals, many choose to eat them too. This dilemma has been coined as the ‘meat paradox’ and many scientific studies have been undertaken to see why humans feel it is acceptable to eat some animals, but not others. Dogs and cats are considered members of the…read more

The Vegan Kind: February

It’s that time again! Today my two vegan kind boxes arrived, one of them the lifestyle box and the other the beauty box, and they did not disappoint! In this month’s lifestyle box, 10p from each purchase went to C-A-L-F animal sanctuary, which is home to many rescued animals so is a very worthwhile cause….read more

The Perfect Vegan Burrito

Who doesn’t love Mexican food? If you’re vegan and finding it hard to get the taste of authentic Mexican food without the cheese and sour cream, this is the recipe for you! These are not only super healthy and quick, but are incredibly tasty too!

Lifestyle Inspiration

Before trying to adopt a healthier, more active and generally more positive lifestyle, I used to spend hours on YouTube, Instagram and blogs looking for inspiration and tips on how to succeed. Even now that I have made changes, I still love doing this, so thought I would share with you the people and blogs…read more

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Carbs: The Starch Solution

When trying to lose weight, or simply become healthier, people are often told to stay away from carbohydrates. Many people are under the assumption that carbohydrates, such as potatoes and rice, can often actually make you gain weight, but this is not the case. According to Dr. McDougall’s book ‘The Starch Solution’ it is in…read more

The Truth Behind Your Fur Coat

Since 80-85% of the global fur trade’s products are industrially produced on fur farms, these animals endure the same confinement and poor treatment as animals farmed for meat and dairy as farmers often want to maximise their profits, at the expense of the animals. To cut costs, killing methods often include suffocation, electrocution, gassing, and poisoning, all…read more

Using Animals for Entertainment

I’m sure we’re all guilty of visiting numerous zoos, aquariums and other establishments that keep animals in captivity mainly for human entertainment. Dog fights, horse racing, fishing, hunting and bull fights make spectacles of the animals, but tend to be socially accepted as they are seen as fun or culturally important. Reflecting on the past,…read more

Benefits Of Yoga

Exercise doesn’t always have to leave you huffing, puffing and aching, as activities such as yoga can have great impacts on both your body and your mind, without really feeling like you are doing exercise at all. While the thought of going out for a run often leaves me grimacing, yoga is something that I…read more