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Vegan Hiking Boots Update

Vegan Hiking Boots Update

I have now been wearing my Hi-Tec Women’s Lima Hiking boots for a couple of months;  I wear them every time I walk the dog… so daily and a couple of times a week this involves a decent hike through forest, or rougher terrain. So […]

Vegan Choc-spiced Winter Cookies

Vegan Choc-spiced Winter Cookies

Now that the nights are drawing in, the days are colder and the fire is constantly on, how about indulging in these spicy festive cookies? They are a real Winter favourite in our household, especially for ‘Christmas in July’ They are rich and decadent, and […]

Vegan Red Wine – Pure Vision Merlot

Vegan Red Wine – Pure Vision Merlot

When shopping for a vegan wine, I tend to head straight over to the organic section, as it is generally easy to find a few vegan options here. This was how I discovered Pure Vision wines, and in particular their Merlot. This wine has quickly […]

Vegan Alcohol

Vegan Alcohol

As a vegan, you’re probably well versed in scrutinising food labels for animal ingredients, but what about alcoholic drinks labels? Many animal ingredients that are used in the actual product (e.g. dairy, honey, cochineal) aren’t listed, neither are the animal products used in the production. […]

Vegan Hiking Boots

Vegan Hiking Boots

Weekends are a time of exploration for us (me, hubby, bubba and dog). There is nothing better on a weekend morning to get out in the fresh air and enjoy a long hike somewhere new and interesting. As the winter has well and truly hit, […]

Doggy Vegan treats: Peanut Butter Bones

Doggy Vegan treats: Peanut Butter Bones

These are an easy-to-make healthy treat that your dog will just adore! These are great to shove in your pocket to use as treats on a walk, or rewards for tricks and good behaviour! I use this fantastic little cookie cutter set, they are really […]

Vegan pets

Vegan pets

Today, I am touching on the subject of raising a pet cat or dog as vegan. It is a subject that harbours split opinions even within vegan communities! I think for starters, it is important to distinguish fact from fiction. And general opinion from truth. […]

My top 5 Vegan Cookery books

My top 5 Vegan Cookery books

Vegan Planet by Robin Robertson 500 Vegan dishes by Deborah Gray A Vegan taste of India by Linda Majzlik Appetite for Reduction by Isa Chandra Moskowitz The 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes by Kris Holechek   Vegan Planet As a recipe book with 400 recipes […]

Date and Apple Vegan Scones

Date and Apple Vegan Scones

Makes 10 scones using a 6cm round cutter 2 cups self-raising flour pinch of nutmeg 60g spread (Nuttelex) 150g chopped dates  1 granny smith apple, grated 2 tsp caster sugar 3 tbs milk (So Good Coconut)  2 tbs water Extra milk 1. Preheat oven to […]