In my opinion a white jacket is perfect for winter. It breaks up the monotony of blacks, greys and muted reds that sneak into our wardrobes the moment the weather turns cold. I love colour so I couldn’t resist this Cameo jacket from Esther boutique – the pop of green adds life to the jacket and creates a bit of drama.
The day I realised I didn’t want any part in animal suffering is a day I had incredible clarity about my role in the world. Well actually, about a role I didn’t wish to play in this world. It just didn’t feel right to condone so much suffering for the sake of a couple of bits of cheese or a pot of yoghurt.
My decision to be vegan was very clear but what was unclear was how to go about it. Being raised vegetarian I knew and loved most vegan foods but I wanted to make sure my transition to veganism was healthy and sustainable.
1. Beauty Without Cruelty, Eye Make-Up Remover, Extra Gentle
By far the most effective eye makeup remover I have EVER tried! Super gentle on eyes, no greasy residue. Use it to clean up random bits of fake tan too – it’s very powerful. Bye bye waterproof mascara!
2. Now Foods, Real Food, Certified Organic, Agave Nectar, Amber
This stuff is liquid gold. It tastes very rich, similar to maple syrup, and I love it so much I can eat it out of the bottle. Hey no judging, if you tasted this yourself you would lose yourself too. It’s perfect in tea or in baking, I use it every day.
3. Deep Steep, Body Wash, Tangerine-Melon
I am totally in love with this body wash. It smells like a tropical holiday, works up to a rich lather and the packaging appeals to my modern-fun-detail-oriented taste. If I wasn’t so addicted to agave nectar this would be my #2 pick for sure.
4. Vega (Sequel) Naturals, Sport, Protein Bar, Chocolate Coconut, 12 Bars,
The most delicious vegan gluten free bar I have had the pleasure of tasting. Maybe too delicious, I can’t stop at just one. It’s very fudgy, rich, sweet and the coconut flavour ads a gorgeous tropical note to the taste. Add to cart now!
5. Bob’s Red Mill, Organic Coconut Flour, Gluten Free
I know you can get this in Sydney but I discovered it on iHerb. I mix it with chickpea (besan) flour for yummy flatbreads, the sweet coconut flavour makes my gluten free wraps rather tasty and I absolutely love the texture. Also perfect in pancakes, mmmmmm…
It’s Sydney Fashion week this week so it’s the perfect time to think about cruelty in fashion. The entire week our city will be littered with pose worthy items from high end designers, and often that (sadly) means animal skin and fur.
This roast pumpkin spiced soup recipe is really a way to sneak tofu into our food without my husband noticing. He’s a pumpkin fan and not fond of tofu so I saw this a wonderful opportunity.
This pumpkin soup is also full of vegetable goodness, with spinach and zucchini sneaked in for good measure. I used indian biryani paste as a way to spice things up a little. I’m not a natural in the kitchen so I use spice pastes where possible. There ain’t nothin wrong with a bit of help!
The roast pumpkin gives the soup a wonderful caramel taste. I served this with quinoa chia bread with hummus and olive oil. The garnish is some paprika, pink himalayan rock salt and crushed pistachios. YUM!
If you’re like me and are vegan dealing with a food intolerance (or a few) you’re probably used to experimenting with food. Also you’re also used to being the extra fussy person when you’re out to dinner and in some cases you mostly eat at home.
I find my choices are rather limited at times so I have been working with a nutritionist to make sure I enjoy a variety of nutritious food.
Here are some staples every gluten free vegan kitchen should have. This list is by no means exhaustive and I will add to it as time goes by +