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Easy Vegan Alternatives To Your Favourite Non-Vegan Meals

Want to eat less meat but think you’ll miss out on your favourite dishes? It doesn’t have to be like that!

When Paul first told me he was going to go vegan overnight I felt a mixture of emotions. On a positive note, I had massive admiration for his forthright determination to live according to his principles despite what anyone says or thinks of him. In fact this is probably his biggest strength in life in general, which is how we’ve ended up not conforming with what’s “expected” of us, and why we won’t just adhere to what other people’s ideas of success are. So thanks Paul xxx

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Vegan Pasta Recipes Everyone Will Love

Vegan Pasta Recipes Roundup

I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for over a year and I’ve not written a post dedicated to the staple essential and my absolute favourite: pasta. A week doesn’t go by that this delicious and versatile foodstuff doesn’t appear on my meal plan. So it’s about time I did a roundup of my favourite vegan pasta recipes.

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5 Things That Scare Me About Travelling With Young Children

First thing’s first, there are definitely WAY more than five things that scare me about selling everything and taking our two children travelling. I mean, there are about 50 things a day I worry about when I’m parenting from the comfort and security of our toy-filled, warm, familiar home in the UK. So the fear level is understandably going to shoot up a bit, mainly because we’ve never done anything like this before so it’s all unknown. But a bit of fear is healthy, right?

So what are the things I’m most scared about when it comes to full time travel with two young children?

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Vegan Cake and Biscuit Recipes To Make With Your Children: Quick and Easy Baking With Kids

Looking for the best vegan cake and biscuit recipes to make with your kids? Look no further. Baking with your children is one of the best ways to keep them entertained and being vegan doesn’t need to deprive you of that enjoyment.

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Cruelty-Free Christmas – The Ultimate Vegan Christmas Feast

Keeping Christmas Alive

It’s no secret that your average non-vegan Christmas day menu is traditionally packed with animal products. From the milk chocolate selection box in your stocking, to the turkey dinner, to the eggnog you enjoy (does anyone actually enjoy eggnog??), it’s not a particularly animal-friendly affair.

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Cruelty-Free Kids: The Best Vegan Baby and Children’s Shoes

Walking (Barefoot) Across A Metaphorical Minefield

(Photo was not taken in an actual minefield)

So, who knew that shopping for kids’ shoes would be such a vegan conundrum? When our littlest baby started walking around 3 months ago, off we went to Clarks, as we had when our daughter needed shoes nearly 2 years ago. The difference? We weren’t vegan back then, so just picked a pair we liked the look off and we were done. So when we looked around Clarks we noticed that all of their Pre-Walker or First Steps shoes seemed to contain leather or suede. So where the hell could we get some cruelty-free baby shoes that still looked (and felt!) good for our little one?

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Sustainable Kids – Helping Babies and Young Children To Be More Eco-Friendly

eco-friendly parenting pinterest pinKids Cost The Earth

Having children is (mostly) amazing. But it’s no secret that it is a pricey business. According to the research I’ve done, the cost of raising a child to his or her 18th birthday is anywhere from £75,000 to £200,000, depending on whether you’re including childcare costs and the fact you need a larger property to accommodate a child or children. Pretty hefty sum eh?

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The Instavegan Interviews – Part 10

Getting to know my favourite vegan Instagram accounts.

Hello! It feels like AGES since I’ve brought you one of these interviews, and I’m sad to say this is the last in the series….for now at least. Thanks so much to everybody who has taken part – it’s been an absolute joy sharing your stories.

For my final instalment, I interviewed the brilliant Amy Stuckey, who runs the Instagram page @allthingsveganuk.

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Are Fireworks Vegan?

“Urgh, not another thing we can’t enjoy. Why can’t you vegans just back off and let us have our harmless fun?”

OK. About the fun police thing. I’ll start by saying, rather aptly for the subject, I’m really not trying to p*ss on anyone’s bonfire. But we’re in the age of the likes of QI telling us that avocados aren’t vegan (eyeroll emoji or do they have a point?). So there’s bound to be other debates that come up and as it’s the time of year for them, I decided to do a bit of research into how much fireworks align or conflict with choosing to live a vegan lifestyle.

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