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Froothie Optimum 9400 Blender Review and Reader Offer

Just over two years ago I wrote a review of the Froothie Optimum 9400 blender. It was the first time I’d ever used a ‘Power Blender’. Until that point, I’d always used mid-range blenders and was become increasingly frustrated with their lack of longevity. (You can read all about my experiences and my side-by-side comparison of the Froothie Optimum 9400 and a mid-range blender in that 2014 post).

However, it probably wasn’t a 100% fair comparison back then as I was comparing my brand new Froothie with a year-old blender. In this post, I thought I’d give an update on my Froothie blender, two years on. Has it withstood the test of time?

I also have a fantastic offer available to my readers. You’ll find details at the end of this post.

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Top Picks of Vegan Christmas Chocolates 2016

In today’s post, I’m sharing some of my top picks of chocolates for the upcoming festive season. So if you’re looking to buy chocolates for a vegan loved one… or are vegan yourself and looking to buy a gift for family and friends, I’ve got you covered!

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Vegan Town is a great place to head if you’re looking for something special and a bit different. It’s my ‘go to’ shop for vegan chocolates and here are a few reasons why… Continue reading

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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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Let’s get spiralizing! Gadget Review & Tangy Peanut Zoodle Recipe

Fresh, cooling food has been the order of the day here in the hot South West UK. And zucchini noodles (aka ‘Zoodles’) fit the bill perfectly. Eaten raw, they taste surprisingly like regular noodles or spaghetti, but lighter and fresher.

Tangy Peanut Zoodles

Have you joined the spiralizing craze yet? I started spiralizing this time a year ago, when my sister bought me one of those ‘pencil sharpener’ style spiralizing gadgets for my birthday.

It works surprisingly well for such a simple little tool. It’s perfect if you’re only planning on spiralizing one or two vegetables, or you make single meals. Any more than this and I find my wrist starts to ache from all that twisting action.

If you really get into spiralizing and want to experiment with vegetables like sweet potatoes, butternut squashes and beetroots, then I definitely think it’s worth investing in a bigger spiralizer. Continue reading

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Eating Vegan in Rome

As I mentioned in my last post, Rome has to be the most vegan-friendly city I’ve visited so far. Today, I thought I’d share our top tips on how to find vegan eateries in the city and our recommendations on places to eat.

Eating Vegan in Rome

Before we headed to Rome, I did some research online. I checked out the reviews on HappyCow.net and TripAdvisor, as well as asking my lovely readers for recommendations on my Facebook page.

I also found this really useful website called Vegan Quo Vadis? which has a Google map with all the vegan-friendly eateries pinned on it, including cafes, restaurants, delis and gelaterias. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw all those pins. There are literally hundreds of them! Continue reading

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