Is wool vegan? What about silk? Isn’t leather a by-product of the meat industry? As a vegan, these are all questions I get asked regularly. Being a vegan isn’t just about not eating animal products, it’s also about not purchasing any animal products whatsoever – […]
Getting Protein As A Vegan
When you decide to omit animal products from your life, you will inevitably be challenged on your protein intake. Because meat has somehow become synonymous with protein, most people assume vegan protein sources don’t exist. Don’t worry – protein, which is made up of essential amino acids that the body can’t produce on its own, is actually abundant in almost all plant foods (did you know that there are 80,000 edible plants?). If you’re eating a variety of plant foods and enough calories, you will most likely hit minimum protein intake. But is minimum enough?
Vegan Indian food is surprisingly easy to come by. Traditionally a very vegetarian-friendly nation, India is well-known for its aromatic spices and flavour combinations. Taking the animal products out of Indian food doesn’t take anything away from, what I truly believe, is the greatest cuisine […]
I grew up in a region tainted by toxic masculinity. When men in the North East get upset, they’re told to ‘man up’ and ‘get on with it.’ Crying is virtually taboo. Underfunded mental health services strain under the weight of depressed male adults, who often turn to suicide as their only way out. In addition, there’s a permeating ‘lad culture’ of going out with your mates and downing pints until you’re all so drunk you can barely walk. Wake up the next day and post on Facebook: “Mint night with the lads” despite being unable to remember it, or the girl you tried to pull on the dance floor.
In my first ever favourites video, I share with you guys the highlights of January including vegan and cruelty-free skincare, stationary essentials, TV & books. Please give this video a thumbs up if you like it, and subscribe for more videos on vegan food, ethical […]
Until last year, I had never thought about ethical fashion. In September, I stumbled across a documentary on Netflix called “The True Cost.” The doc explores the fashion industry from cotton farmers all the way through the manufacturing process to the retail outlets. I was […]
I’m excited to share my first solo YouTube video. This week, I decided to unpack our cheap vegan food shop in front of the camera and dish some money-saving tips for any vegans (or aspiring vegans) who are wondering how to save money but still eat a whole food plant-based diet.
The start of a new year seems like a better time than any to make a huge change in my life that makes me feel physically sick even at the thought. Having already read the title, you’re probably thinking “Ellen, you’re overreacting”. However I believe […]