Single use plastic, a truly modern plague on our planet. As a society, we have become so used to using plastic and disregarding it without thinking about what happens to it after it has served our purpose. I have become more environmentally aware and try to reduce my plastic footprint wherever I can, I always take a bag for life with me shopping, I have a reusable take-away coffee cup, I recycle all I can, I go bottle free with my shampoo's and soaps and I switched to an environmental toothbrush (rather than a plastic one) nearly two years ago. In the last few months I have been in contact with a few companies that feel the same as me about plastic and they're doing something about it. One of these brands is Eco For Life, this brand sells bottles of water with the bottles made entirely from plants - I know, CRAZY!Read More
The sun is shining, is this the summer? I sure hope so! To celebrate the sun I decided to give my Grounded Body Scrub a go while actually in the sun. I was given a pack of the Chocolate Orange Body Scrub* to test and blog about and this type of weather just called me to do it. The major thing that interested me about this product were the ingredients, the scrub itself is ground coffee beans. That means no nasty plastics and no devastating impact on the ocean or environment. I had heard there were a lot of benefits of using coffee in cosmetics, in the FAQ section on Grounded's website you can see a few of these. 'It is said to improve blood flow to your skin making it brighter and healthier. It is also said to help break down fat cells making your skin look and feel smoother with less puffiness and less swelling'. These are all great things so I was very intrigued to see what this scrub could do for me and my skin.Read More
I don't often do these types of posts but I wanted to express a few things. Those who know me either via Twitter, my blog or in person know I have made some drastic changes in my life over the last two years and I honestly wouldn't have it any other way.
What did I want to express in this post? Well I wanted to express the one major frustration on my journey down these paths, and I know I am not alone in feeling this.
Without a shadow of a doubt, the most difficult thing I have had to deal with over the last few years is people. People who are extremely ignorant they can't see anything outside their precious bubble, people who don't understand my choices or can't comprehend why anyone would choose to do the things I am doing. People who choose to ignore what they know of you and ask silly questions or say belittling remarks, and people who try to take gusto out of your passion with a pessimistic attitude.Read More
I had seen SGAIA foods on twitter and was intrigued by them and their products, reading about them they seemed to be at the very top of vegan fake meat cuisine, with a sleek and stylish brand to boot. I received a voucher in one of my monthly Vegan Kind box and decided I couldn't hold off any longer, I got in touch with SGAIA to see how we could work together.Read More
N'EAT energy bars, I was hoping these bars would live up to their name. I am always on the look out for snack bars that taste good and don't include 1000 calories! I approached a new snack bar brand I saw on Twitter to learn more about their foods and if they were suitable for vegans (they were) and as a result, I have been able to try all four of the N'EAT energy bars.
N'EAT energy bars are a natural source of protein, these are also free from nuts, wheat, dairy and have no added sugar (meaning they only include natural occurring fruit sugars).Read More
Dairy cheese, do I miss it? No not at all. When I first went vegetarian I also automatically cut out milk and buying cheese, I tried some vegan cheese at this point in time and to save you the grimy details - I thought it was disgusting! However, after I completely cut everything out for a few months and I then went back to try it again, it all tasted a lot better (to my surprise). There are some good brands of vegan cheese out there - some much better than others. Some that are good for melting and pizza making, some that taste great spread on crackers with chutney and some that work well sprinkled on pasta.Read More
Its World Oceans Day today, a day dedicated to soemthing that we should all take note of. The Ocean is so important to every living thing on this planet and quite frankly, we are not taking care of it. We are just littering it, poisoning it and abusing it to a level of destruction. This sounds dismal but the reality is - it really is this serious. As Dr Sylvia Earle has said many times, "No blue, no green" and this couldn't be more true. I believe it is everyone's duty to help where they can, every person can do something to help the ocean.Read More