two simple wholefoods vegan snacks

It’s almost the end of Veganuary, but many people will choose to stay vegan even after the month is over. And for that, I salute you! I already posted about some tips and advice for the transition here and today I’m going to share with you my two favourite wholefoods vegan snacks. One is sweet, and one is savoury, so you can pick the one that satisfies your cravings best. And as a bonus, you’ll learn a new way to eat kale and not hate it. 2 Wholefoods vegan snacks that require little to no cooking 1. Sweet option – Nuts and dates We all enjoyRead More →

One of our goals for 2018 is to get better at meal planning and meal prepping. Because we cook most of the food we eat, we spend a lot of time in the kitchen and optimizing this will be both time and money saving. Benefits of meal planning 1. It’s budget friendly I dedicate a whole chapter to meal planning in my e-book, The Smart Girl’s Journey to Financial Bliss because it can cut your grocery shopping bill in half. You go to the supermarket with a list of items and the correct quantity you need to make the meals that you considered in advance.Read More →

This is a guest post by Victoria from HowDaily. Victoria is a home cooking mom and a food blogger. She loves to share her recipes and culinary tips from her diversified experience of multi-cuture. She’s most interested in cooking and creating authentic and original taste from traditional recipes. Follow her on Pinterest | Twitter. Fried rice is a fantastic dish for any times where you feel like something deliciously tasty, but you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. Better still, it is one of the easiest dishes to make vegan, as you definitely don’t need meat to make a mouthwatering fried rice. ThatRead More →

I ran the Chester Marathon in 2h 56min. The race review has its own blog post, but let’s also talk about preparation. And today in particular, about nutrition. As I already mentioned, there are many things that can go wrong while running a marathon. Some of those you can’t do anything about (weather for example). But for a few, you can minimize or even eliminate the risk. Hydration I used the loo before the start at Chester, not because I needed to go, but the queue was reasonably fast, and I wanted to zero the risk of having to wee. But I could have skippedRead More →

This is a guest post written by Sarah from The Sleep Advisor.  Sleep deprivation is a massive problem in today’s fast-paced world. We switch off the light but can’t seem to switch off the whirlwind of thoughts, worries and anxieties flying around our minds. What is meant to be a relaxing time, a time for your body to rest and your mind to become calm, becomes quite the opposite. Your thoughts start churning, your mind keeps racing and you find yourself far from Sleepytown. The result? Well, lots of problems, really. From obesity to heart disease, diabetes to depression – poor quality sleep has theRead More →

My weight goes up 3-5 pounds now and then depending on many factors – life changes like moving home, how stressed I am, injury or illness that prevents me from exercising or how well I sleep. But there are three things that for me are a sure thing when it comes to gaining weight. The top 3 things that make me put on weight 1. Boredom This is not much of a problem if I’m at home, there is always something to do. But if I’m at work and for some reason I don’t have an immediate task at hand, the first thing I think aboutRead More →

Ohh, it’s almost September. Hello, Autumn, I missed you. But before getting excited about everything that’s coming up, let’s see how August went. It was the first month of our 18 months to £25k journey. At the beginning of the month, we didn’t know what to expect. We blindly set the goal of £1389 a month and just hoped for the best. Read on to see if we made it. We focused on three big things this month: food, transportation and monthly subscriptions. 1. Food First of all, we set a weekly budget of £40 plus a monthly online shop of £50 (for a totalRead More →

This year in March we took a big step – moved to the countryside, in a proper grown-up home, to get away from the noise, crowds and stress of London, if only for a few hours a day. We didn’t plan for this initially, but while on a walk with the dogs, we saw an ad that some allotment plots are available for hire. The price per year is almost nothing, so we immediately imagined ourselves eating and bathing ourselves in salads and tomatoes. It was like a vegan dream. The process We called the council and received by email the plan of the allotmentRead More →

As the regular readers of my blog will know, I’ve been taking my health very seriously this past couple of months. In ‘Pimping up my Running Sessions’, ‘February Planning’ and “March Planning” I detailed how I have been hitting the gym and smashing my exercise regime. What I haven’t said is how I cool down, which is just as important as exercise to me. So, here’s a cool down plan that I think everyone will enjoy because it involves a lot of lying down and relaxing! Stretch I always stretch at least the main muscles involved in the previous activity. If I went for aRead More →

Since we went vegan, going out to eat is not as straightforward as before. We either do some research beforehand and have a proper meal or go to the first restaurant we can find and have chips with some chips on the side (it doesn’t sound too bad, does it?!). We may also get lucky and find cafes with vegan food and desserts, especially the ones in Shoreditch or central London. And a piece of advice: unless the menu items are clearly marked as vegan, ask. I was surprised a few times by things that looked vegan but contained cheese. If you’re in the sameRead More →