New VEGAN Cookbooks

Thursday, November 16, 2017

I am forever on the look out for new recipe books and I recently picked up these two on a late night amazon spend session (anyone else do this? help.) after seeing a lot of hype around the two books.

Homemade Veggie Pizza

Saturday, November 11, 2017


The Vegan Kind | October 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Vegan Kind is a monthly subscription box which mainly contains food, however there's usually some kind of 'lifestyle' product also included each month. I've been subscribed to them for over a year (with a bit of break in between) and I recently re-subscribed and was excited to open this months box. It's a lovely treat and a great way to find new vegan-friendly, dairy-free, and often gluten-free goodies alongside the recipe card they send through each month to add to my little TVK folder.
Here's what I found inside October's box:-

How I style my Vintage writing desk: Home Interiors

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

I'm a big fan of Vintage furniture so when my Dad came home one day with an old style writing bureau I quite literally got Simon to load it into his van, brought it home and instantly removed a dresser I had in our kitchen to find a home for my new desk.  The best part about it all? It was absolutely free, my Dads friend was going to throw it out. Imagine!

My home is a mish mash of interior styles.  I'm not a fan of super modern decor but I do like elements of a more contemporary, minimalistic style mixed in with some country-esque vibes and a lived in look.  Although I like my home to look tidy, I also like some clutter and I think having a stack of books on a bedside table or trinkets scattered throughout the room bring a bit of personality to a house.  My new writing table fits perfectly into this mix.

Our house isn't huge and I had just recently bought a sideboard for our living room so really didn't have a lot of options on where to place my new bureau.  I didn't want to have it stowed away out of view in a spare room, and there wasn't any room in my narrow hallway so the kitchen was chosen.  Not your most conventional room for a writing bureau but none the less I think it fits in rather well.  I haven't stored anything inside just yet, and I have a broken hinge to fix and a little velvet to replace the old worn leather inside but it's a DIY I am looking forward to getting stuck into.  It very much is a place for me to stack my cookbooks and display some of my decorative bits as well as my favourite mustard teapot sitting pride of place.  Who knows, I could be blogging in style once I get the repairs complete.

We are due to have a mini overhaul of our kitchen in the next few weeks, re-painting the walls to brighten it up a little and replacing the stripy wallpaper above with something a little more muted and maybe incorporate a country living vibe into the room.  Basically - I seen a grey wallpaper with little farm animals printed through.  It's so cute and I really hope it'll all tie together nicely.

I'll be sure to update you when I'm done!

What's in my Fridge | & VEGGIE meal plan

Saturday, October 14, 2017

I put a quick poll out earlier today on my Twitter asking whether you guys would be interested in seeing what I buy grocery wise on a weekly basis.  I was really surprised by the amount of people who are as strange as myself and enjoy seeing what's inside someones kitchen. 

 Today's post is covering what is inside my fridge & it's all completely GF and Vegan.  I've also included what I plan to make with the below ingredients and some cupboard staples (some of which are only vegetarian friendly).  I always sit down on a Friday or Saturday and decide what I want to cook the following week.  It takes the stress of figuring out meals away from the hectic work week, saves me a heck of a lot of money and reduces the amount of waste.  I'll then write it all out and from that plan my shopping list.  

So what did I get this week?

Minimalism & Me

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Hands down my favourite kind of videos to watch on Youtube are those creators who follow a zero waste lifestyle and have the most clean, tidy and minimalistic house ever.  There is something that really brings a sense of calmness to me after I've had a massive clear out and organised things into their little homes and actually knowing where to find them when I go looking again.  At least for a week or so until I revert back to my old messy ways, only to repeat the whole exercise the following month. *sigh*

Vegan/Gluten Free Protein Balls

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

I'm forever snacking on protein balls and raw food bars that can easily cost a fortune.  Often they contain very little ingredients yet somehow cost £2+ per individual snack.  On my weekly shop at the weekend I thought I'd lift a couple ingredients up and try my own.  

How to get the most out of your City Break

Monday, September 11, 2017

I started writing this post on the plane on the way home from Berlin.  Visiting the city gave me an influx of blog post ideas which I am sure you will all see around these parts in the not too distant future.  I have never fell in love with a city as quick & if I could drop everything and move there tomorrow I would in a heart beat.  We visited for 4 short days and crammed a lot of sight seeing, eating and travelling around various parts of the city in & I thought I would share with you all some tips on how to get the most out of your short break away.

East Side Gallery

My Top Four Vegan Cafes in Berlin

Friday, September 08, 2017

I'm only back a day from Berlin & I'm already mourning the fantastic city.  Berlin is such a vibrant edgy city and it quickly became top of my list of European cities I have visited.  It's a city that gets me!  Overflowing with History, Modern life overlapping the old & heaven on Earth for anyone following a Plant based or Vegan diet.  Heck, I felt normal!

Kiez Vegan
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