Last month saw us celebrate World Chocolate Day, and so I decided to experiment in the kitchen to create a vegan chocolate cookie recipe – and I’ll be honest, I liked it so much I just thought I’d share it with you guys! Easy to make, easy to adapt to your own taste, and from my expert tasting panel (my husband and our neighbours…!) very well received! This recipe also allowed me to use one of my fave vegan chocolate treats – Miiro peanut chocolates (and these were very kindly #gifted to me by Miiro).Read More »Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Chip and Oat Cookies
Rather than a New Years Resolution this year, you’ll remember that instead I took the Veganuary pledge and decided to follow a vegan diet for the whole of January. As an animal lover I’ve been a vegetarian for many years, but never before given up fish, dairy and eggs, and I was truly curious to see how consuming a plant based diet would affect my energy, my weight and my training. And indeed to see just how easy or difficult it might be as a busy freelance PT to stick to veganism on the go. So 6 weeks after Veganuary ended did I dive straight back into salmon and scrambled eggs?
Firstly – please let me wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR – and here’s hoping 2018 brings you health and happiness. I hope this brand new year has started well for you so far – mine is starting in a very different way this time as I’m waking up on New Years Day as a vegan. I’ve taken the Veganuary pledge, and for the next 31 days I will be eating an entirely plant-based diet. I haven’t eaten meat for over 10 years (for ethical reasons), but I have been eating fish, eggs and dairy, and so spending the next 5 weeks consuming no animal-based products whatsoever is most definitely going to be a challenge, but one that as an animal lover I am more than willing to take. But why take on something so huge in one of the most difficult months of the year? Read on to find out.