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…
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 +