Category Archives: Health

Vegan Cheese – Happy Cheeze

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Most people love cheese and it’s often the hardest thing for a someone to give up when they decide to go with a healthier option, because it contains an addictive substance (casomorphins – click here for more details).  When I saw Happy Cheeze’s campaign on Kickstarter for vegan cheese, it looked exciting and worthwhile so I crowd-funded it. [You know about crowd-funding?  Someone has a great… Read more »

Hedgehog Walks To Work

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Hedgehog walks to work

Following on from my recent post, Walking to Work: can you do it?, I entered the campus recently and came across this little hedgehog person also on the daily commute.  Watch the video, it’s short and the hedgehog is so cute (if you can’t see the video, watch it on my YouTube channel). Hedgehog Occupation It made me think about the… Read more »

Whole Earth Foods Wonder Fuel Workout

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Whole Earth Wonder Fuel Workout

Peanut Butter? Yeah! Exercise? Um, … let me think about that. Whole Earth Foods invited me to Pineapple Dance Studios in Covent Garden to the launch of their Wonder Fuel Workouts. I’m not a great one for working out, but they lured me along with a promise of a delicious breakfast. Their peanut butter is the best, so Stephanie Davies… Read more »

Watermelon: Attack the beast

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Watermelon, cut up after attacking the beast.

Summer fruits are the best! Just had to chop this big fella up today.  Watermelon means summer to me and brings back memories of my dad and driving round to find the best price when we were buying watermelons off the back of the farmer’s truck. Watermelon is juicy No matter how you cut it, it’s going to leak everywhere…. Read more »

Peanut Butter Cake In A Mug

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Peanut Butter Cake in a mug

Short on time and need a quick cake fix?  I have the answer for you – a cake in a mug, cooked in the microwave.  This cake just takes a couple of minutes to prepare and one more to cook.  And it’s a Peanut Butter Cake with no added oil, no dairy or eggs.  All plant-based ingredients.  What are we… Read more »

Walking to Work: can you do it?

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Walking to work

Many people drive to work, car-pool, catch the train, the bus, quite a few cycle.  I’m one of the walkers though.  One of the silent throng that makes its way to my University each day along the roads and paths of my town, Guildford.  It’s a lovely town and walking is a great way to see it, benefit my health… Read more »

Vegan Pizza: Vegetable Supreme

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Vegan Pizza

Who doesn’t love vegan pizza?  After a visit to the local co-operative shop this morning, I came home with two bags of fruit, vegetables and the necessaries of life – pizza bases, pasta sauce and vegan sausages.  This is a bit of a haul video and the focus is not great – apologies, I wasn’t paying attention (I am learning…. Read more »

Ice-cream Vegan Style: banana & peanut butter

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Banana Ice Cream Vegan Style

One of the nice things about being vegan and having a new blender, is that I can make up recipes and experiment a lot.  Ice-cream vegan style was pretty well guaranteed to be tasty because I know all the ingredients work well together.  I’m sorry I filmed this video in portrait mode – that’s what I use to take square photos… Read more »

Vegan Options at Large Event? No!

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Vegan Options should be easy

I just got back from a large (almost 500 people) catered event and there were no vegan options.  The event was a celebratory afternoon tea with cake, tea, coffee and water for everyone.  Do you think it’s unreasonable to expect them to cater for those who don’t eat animal products?  We were not asked to specify any dietary requirements beforehand…. Read more »

OmniBlend from JTC: Review

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JTC Omniblend high-speed blender

It’s always exciting to get a big box from the courier, especially when you know that what’s inside is something you’ve wanted for a long time.  I’ve seen a lot of vegans on YouTube using high-powered blenders and my old food processor was just not up to the job.  Time for a new gadget so I was excited to find… Read more »