The travel adventures of two geordie vegans

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Why We’re Quitting Our Jobs And Going Traveling

Why We’re Quitting Our Jobs And Going Traveling

If I had a penny for every time the thought “quit your job and travel” has passed my mind over the last few years, I’d have enough money to see every country in the world! However, now we are finally doing it. We’ve handed in […]

Is Being Vegan Unmanly?

Is Being Vegan Unmanly?

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 […]

Why Veganism Isn’t a Cure All

Why Veganism Isn’t a Cure All

Inspired by a few things I’ve spotted online recently, I wanted to take this opportunity to tackle some common misconceptions of veganism, from the pseudo-science to the world of social media, veganism has its fair share of (for want of a better word) bullshit. So, let’s delve a little deeper in the world of veganism, from spotting the cons to learning accept your own flaws. It’s all part of the journey.

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5 Reasons to Stop Consuming Animal Products

5 Reasons to Stop Consuming Animal Products

“Animals are bred to be eaten.” “We evolved to eat meat.” “Bacon, though.” Sound familiar? Chances are, as a meat-eater, you’ve found yourself using at least one of the above reasons when faced with a vegan who consumes no animals products at all. As a […]

Why We Need to Stop ‘Being Good’

Why We Need to Stop ‘Being Good’

If I had a penny for every time I heard ‘I’m being good’, I’d never have to work again. When I am not trying to save the world, one blog post at a time, I’m working a pretty typical office job for a relatively large […]

Recipe: Easy Tofu Saag and Spicy Potatoes (High Carb & Gluten Free)

Recipe: Easy Tofu Saag and Spicy Potatoes (High Carb & Gluten Free)

I’ll start off by saying: I am not qualified chef. Nor do I have any particular knowledge of Indian cooking. I make everything up on the spot. Ironically, I struggle to follow recipes. I tend to scan them, take inspiration, and then do my own thing. I never ever measure ingredients, which makes it quite difficult when I want to sit down and write down a recipe to share with you all. Anyway, I’ve tried my best to put this down in writing, so would love to know what you think!

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Why an ex-MMA Fighter and Protein Enthusiast went Vegan

Why an ex-MMA Fighter and Protein Enthusiast went Vegan

I’ve always been a compassionate person. I’m the first guy in the cinema to burst into tears at films, I try to be as kind as I can and I’m prone to feeling anxiety and fear when I think I’ve offended someone (which happens more […]

Why it Took Me 12 Months to Go Vegan

Why it Took Me 12 Months to Go Vegan

Veganism is an awakening. Once you are ‘woke’, it is very difficult to go back to sleep. For nearly 24 years, I consumed all meat, dairy and egg products as if it were completely normal and that’s probably because it is completely normal in today’s society, and […]

A trip to Newcastle’s Quayside Market

A trip to Newcastle’s Quayside Market

Both Craig and I have cherished memories of trips to Newcastle’s Quayside Market from our respective childhoods, where grabbing a bite to eat usually meant chips in a cone and, if you were good, a bag of sugar-coated donuts to top off the day browsing the copied DVDs, various gardening stalls and copious amounts of useless tat. How times have changed…

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