I was lucky to receive this lovely Lush gift box a couple of weeks ago. I hadn’t tried most of the products within it before, (because I’m a creature of habit,) I stick to what I know and love. The gifts title couldn’t be more fitting – Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it, I have now discovered some true Lush gems that I wouldn’t have even considered before and now I’m keen to try anything from Lush!
Vegan culture and cruelty-free lifestyle
My husband discovered that Oxford has a Vegetarian pub about a year ago and this week we decided to take a day trip to Oxford to go and visit it. The Gardeners Arms is number 39 on Plantation Road in Jericho, it’s a bit less than half an hours walk from Oxford railway station. The Gardeners Arms Oxford.
I’ve never really liked Morrisons the supermarket.The check out queues always seem to back up into the aisles, the shop in general seems higgledy piggledy. And it’s all just a bit too stressful for me. However after a recent shopping trip I have found a reason to love Morrisons, (like so many of you do :-P) I discovered in their ‘free from’ aisle a box of luxury Vegan chocolates called- Caramel Choices.
Are you Veggie, Vegan or vegan-curious and will you be in London on 25th August? If you are this Vegan fete may interest you. http://www.vegancampaigns.org.uk/fete/activities.html
I have wanted to re-create Millionaire’s Shortbread for some time. I’ve stumbled across many recipes and I’ve tried a few, using different techniques and different dairy alternatives but they’ve just not been quite right. Until now, finally I’ve cracked it, so here I am sharing my recipe with you all. It’s a rich Vegan experience but don’t worry, you don’t have to be a Vegan millionaire to try this recipe, it just makes you feel like one!
An update on Cruelty Free Cleaning article I posted last month.
I’m so excited to let you all know that Moo Free have launched a new range of scrummy rice milk chocolate bars, mini moos. Bite size packs, with three individually wrapped bars, great for carrying around, for when the Vegan chocolate cravings get you! They come in three varieties, Hammy’s Original, (the moo free we know and love,) Scrummy Hunny-comb, (readers of my blog will know that I just cannot resist Honeycomb,) and Juicy Sultana, (for the fruit fans out there.) They are available online and also on the UK high street.
I’m always searching for cruelty free household cleaning products and new ideas. Supermarkets have aisles full of household cleaning products, but it’s not that easy to find cruelty free products. A lot of the popular cleaning brands available in supermarkets test their, ingredients / finished product on animals. Many use animal derived ingredients, others contain harsh chemicals that are harmful to the environment and living organisms. But these products are effective, affordable and readily available… well that’s not good enough for me and I hope you feel the same too.
This is part two of my experiment to create a Vegan alternative to the classic Crunchie bar. In my previous blog entry I told you how I accidentally made a very chewy caramel to start with then I returned it to the pan and added far too much bicarbonate of soda, although my result wasn’t miles away from honeycomb, it wasn’t quite right and I wanted to re-create a bar, not shards. So this is how part two of the experiment goes…
There are many Vegan alternative chocolate bars available these days. Go Max Go Foods have a fantastic selection, they have their own Vegan take on Mars bar, Snickers, Milky way, Bounty, Crunch and Peanut Butter Cups – but no Crunchie bar alternative, so I’ve set myself a challenge to make my own Vegan version of a Crunchie bar, read on to see how the experiment goes.