My first Vegan Christmas


This Christmas I managed to get all my presents bought and everything organised well in advance in an attempt to enjoy a stress free festive period. The tree was bought, the decorations out and the shopping done. But unfortunately, whilst patting myself on the back for having successfully navigated through the big day build up relatively stress free, I was suddenly overcome with a sinking feeling (familiar to Blondies like me!) that happens with the dawning of the realisation that you have totally forgotten about something critical! Leggi…


Chapter 3: “ Are Vegans like the Jehovah’s witnesses of the diet world ?”


When one takes on dietary disciplines, one quickly realizes how much eating food is a social activity. I have come to enjoy shopping and cooking for myself, comfortable in the belief that it was making sense for me, mainly for the reasons of good health and optimising vitality but also, with that, came the additional benefits of an increased sense of morality and the feeling that, in some small way, I was helping the world and becoming a better person as a result. Maybe it’s because I am a ‘newbie’ to the health food revolution or maybe because I am actually the stereotypical dumb blondie but I quickly found out that society is full of people who feel threatened by, and indeed, are ready and eager to challenge the foundation of my choices… So why is this? Leggi…