(A post written for the Mancunion - The Manchester Uni student newspaper). Definition: someone who is interested in exploring veganism and experimenting with vegetables in new ways, but not quite ready to commit. Been having some affectionate thoughts about vegetables lately? Perhaps you’ve been wondering about alternative sources of protein but you’re not quite ready … Continue reading #VEGCURIOUS ?
Well done to all you amazing people out there who were overweight and then managed to diet and loose a few pounds and are now a healthy weight! Your reward is that you now have to keep dieting for the rest of your life. You're welcome. Bit of a blow isn't it? You assume that … Continue reading Dieting – do you want the good news or the bad news first?
This recipe is easy to make, and the only ingredients are: overripe bananas coconut milk vanilla essence. Take the skins off the bananas (otherwise they will freeze on and the bananas aren't usable, I'm telling you from experience, trust) 2/3 will be fine, more if you're sharing, and chop up them up then put them … Continue reading Vegan Creamy Banana Sorbet
Next time you're deciding whether to go for full fat or low fat, go full fat. Studies have shown that while low-fat alternatives have less calories, they're actually worse for our waist line and heart in the long run due to the increased amount of sugars. Plus fat is actually pretty good for you! In this post I describe why a high-fat, low-carb diet is better for your health, my sources are scientific journals and the New Scientist ❤
I've just finished licking the bowl and it was so delicious that I needed to share it here and write it down so I never forget how to make it again. I was watching the documentary 'Hungry for Change' the other day (it's about the diet and nutrition industry - very informative and eye-opening but … Continue reading A delicious, Thai-inspired detoxifying soup
An amazing tool for health, intermittent fasting is a free and easy way to hugely improve your immune system, brain function, energy levels, cravings and weight. The 16 / 8 Fast There are lots of different types of fasting, but my favourite one (and by far the easiest) is the 16 / 8 fast. This … Continue reading Why you should try Intermittent Fasting
Health fad aside, coconut oil is genuinely a multi-purpose, beneficial and healthy addition to your life; be it in cooking or as a part of your beauty regime! There is an astounding amount of evidence detailing all the amazing properties coconut oil has and I urge you to click on the links below if you're … Continue reading Coconut Oil – and why you should be using it
Dear fellow tea enthusiasts, Tea is a ritual, a social etiquette, a healer, a conversation starter, an ice breaker, a pick me up, a put me down (to bed) and just super comforting. There is a tea for every occasion and I'm going to tell you some of my all time favourite flavours and … Continue reading Tea – a love letter
This recipe is one I've seen a few times, often on little videos on Instagram (my Instagram is @sophiev_m) and you can do it with lots of different fruits; but as they were selling 3 raspberry punnets for £2 at the market today, I decided to use raspberry's and make a healthy raspberry sorbet. It was absolutely … Continue reading Raspberry Sorbet – an easy squeezy recipe