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Saffron Soul Book Review plus 2 Quick & Easy Curry Recipes

In today’s post, I’m sharing a review of Mira Manek’s debut cookbook Saffron Soul plus two delicious recipes –  Rajma – Simple Kidney Bean Curry and Fansi nu shaak – Green Bean Curry. These dishes are quick, easy to make and super cheap too! We’ve been enjoying them as a weeknight meal, served as a ‘mini Thali’ with some chapattis. As Mira mentions in the book, these curries are perfect for serving as part of a Thali, which is my absolute favourite way to enjoy Indian food.

While I already own a number of traditional Indian cookbooks, for me, Saffron Soul is like a breath of fresh air. Inspired by her family’s traditional cooking, Mira has created ninety recipes, each with a modern healthy twist on a traditional recipe. Continue reading

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The Vegan Kind ❤️ Bit of the Good Stuff Reader Offer

Long time readers of my blog will know that I’m a big fan of The Vegan Kind. The business was launched by the lovely Karris and Scott back in 2013. It began with a monthly lifestyle subscription box, which they packed from their kitchen table! It’s been wonderful to watch how the business has blossomed over the years, as well as the growing community of TVK supporters. On Instagram alone, they now have over 50K followers!

Having outgrown their kitchen table and their first warehouse premises, last year the team moved into a double-sized warehouse in Glasgow where they now have plenty of room to stock their ever-growing collection of vegan products.

As well as the monthly lifestyle box (available for worldwide delivery), TVK also offers a quarterly beauty box (UK only at the moment), as well as gift boxes (such as Christmas, Valentines and gift subscriptions).

Most recently, they launched an online vegan shop stocking a huge array of vegan products including… Continue reading

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Last Minute Vegan Christmas Gift Ideas 2016

Today’s post is for anyone who, like me, STILL hasn’t started their Christmas shopping. I can’t be the only one left surely?

Rather than traipsing round the shops, checking labels to see whether products are cruelty-free, I find it so much easier and less time-consuming to buy the products direct from vegan-friendly businesses, whether that be at Christmas markets or from online shops. I especially love to support the independents, family-run businesses and charities.

In this post, I’ll give you the low down on a few of my favourite places to buy vegan gifts. I’ve also hand-picked some goodies that would make great Christmas gifts for your loved ones.

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Bit of the Good Stuff Book Launch

YES, my book is about to launch! I can’t quite believe it myself but after five years work, the book is finished and will officially launch on November 9th.

I’ve been itching with excitement to do the cover reveal.

And here it is…

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Nourishing Noodles & Recipe for Carrot & Beet Noodles with Ginger Sesame Dressing

If you managed to get your hands on this month’s Vegan Life Magazine, you will have seen some stunning shots of noodle and smoothie bowls from Chris Anca’s recent publication Nourishing Noodles. I was lucky enough to be sent a copy of this book from the publisher and I’ve been spiralizing like crazy ever since.

You may know Chris from her fabulous blog Tales from a Kitchen. Her newly released recipe book contains nearly 100 plant-based recipes featuring spiralized vegetables and fruit. The seven recipe chapters cover breakfasts, appetisers, snacks, soups, entrees*, desserts, condiments, toppings and more. So, if you’re looking for some spiralizing inspiration, this is definitely a book to check out.

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