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 →

Our goals for 2018 and how we measure and track them. Money goals | Family goals | Fitness goals | Health goals | Whole foods plant based diet

During the two weeks off work during the winter holidays, Alin and I did a lot of planning. 2017 wasn’t the best year, and we’re determined to make this one much more productive. This is how we planned, how we’re tackling and how we’re tracking our goals for 2018. Goals for 2018 1. A home routine that works for everyone I know I sound a little bit like Theresa May there, but after we moved home last March, everything has been very chaotic. The house is bigger and requires a lot of attention, many things totally new for someone who always lived in a flat.Read 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 →

I know some people want to try Veganuary and there are many who are just wondering how it might be going vegan. We’ve been vegan for almost two years now and flexitarians for another year and a half before that, so if you need some advice, here’s mine. 1. Your heart has to be in the right place – Find your WHY What’s your motivation? The reason behind anything you do determines if you’re going to be successful or not. There are people who do it for health (plant-based diets were proven to be very efficient in heart-related problems) or people like us, who do it for the animalsRead More →

Minimalist Gift Guide

If yours is a minimalist, I have put together a list of rules and gift ideas to help you get through this. As a minimalist myself, I know what items to recommend and the ones that you most definitely must stay away from. Rules. What to buy or avoid buying when shopping for a minimalist 1. No home decor There is nothing more annoying to us minimalists, than useless things that will take up space in our home. All the furniture and decor we have, went through a process of careful selection, so I wouldn’t want to receive something that doesn’t fit in. It’s a veryRead More →

A few weeks ago, I replaced my iPhone with an old touchscreen-less Nokia phone. You know, one of those that require you to click the same key three times to type F when you text. I did it because the phone had become an extension of my fingers and I was spending too much time holding it. If I had a few seconds to wait in a line, I used that time to check my email. If I got bored on the train, I used to scroll through social media again and again just to see the same depressing stuff on my feed. I wasRead More →

You finished your couch to 5k programme; you ran your first parkruns, maybe a 10k or a half marathon here and there, but you want to be faster. And of the handful of running workouts you can do to achieve that, there is one that’s at the core of speed improvement: intervals. The deal with intervals What is the role of the intervals? Let’s take a single mile as an example. You are currently running a mile in 8 minutes. You can split a single mile (~1.6km) in fairly even quarters of 400m each. When you run a whole mile, your split times for eachRead 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 →

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 →

Expenses we refuse to have A mortgage At the moment, owning a house is almost impossible for us financially. The prices in the UK are way above what any human being would consider reasonable, so we wouldn’t want to purchase a home here. Ideally, we would find a cheap house in another country that we could buy with cash, but we’re not there yet. A house would also mean that we can’t move anymore. We like exploring different places, living there for a while, but then move on. I don’t want growing roots. Four years is enough. From a financial point of view, having aRead More →