Sometimes, you just need a bit of comfort food. Had a bad day? A long night? Is it just really cold and gross outside? A big, steaming bowl of something warm and delicious can only improve matters. Potatoes and pasta are both high on my list of 'foods that instantly make everything better', and both of … Continue reading Comforting Vegan ‘Mac and Cheese’
When I learned that Costa had come out with a new 'Coffee, Oat and Banana' smoothie, I was just a little bit excited. Okay, honestly, I was a lot excited. 1. A national coffee chain is making a vegan smoothie using oat milk!? (You have to ask for no honey, but still). 2. It … Continue reading “Better Than Costa’s” Coffee, Oat, and Banana Smoothie
Breakfast is a pretty important part of my life. I honestly don't understand people who can 'forget' or 'not have time' to have breakfast, and yet they somehow continue to function like a decent human being until lunch time. It's probably (definitely) the #1 motivating factor in getting my butt out of bed in the … Continue reading Vegan Swaps: Breakfast!
Have you ever heard someone say "I would go vegan, but I just can't afford it"? Perhaps you've had this worry yourself? Many people have the perception that veganism is expensive, which is a perfectly concern. There's no getting around it: specialty vegan products like coconut yogurt, soya ice cream, and 'mock' meat products like veggie … Continue reading Is it Really More Expensive to Be Vegan?
When it comes to packing lunch for work, my usual policy is to make a TON of whatever I am having for dinner, and then chuck the rest into a tupperware container to be heated up the next day. Minimal effort, maximum deliciousness. But sometimes, this just isn't possible. If I've gone out to eat, … Continue reading What the Heck do I Pack for Lunch?: Jacket Potatoes
Costa, we need to talk. The other day, I was at one of your lovely cafes, looking for a pre-shopping pick-me-up. But this wasn’t just a regular Costa trip. No, this was a mission. However, this mission did not go entirely according to plan. Do you ever have those days where you slowly develop a … Continue reading Feeling Cross about Cross Contamination
Last night, I had a nightmare. But there were no ghosts, skeletons, or evil clowns involved. No, this wasn't just any bad dream. It was a VEGAN NIGHTMARE ™. In my dream, I was at a party with my high school friends. That would have been weird enough on its own, but for some reason, … Continue reading Awkward Vegan Moments: Dinner Parties