Vegan Fudge Brownies

     Finding ways to reduce the amount of animal products from your diet is not only great for your body but for the environment to. I do eat some animal products when I feel I need it nutritionally but there are some things we can easily go without. Vegan is a loaded buzz word. People back…

A Vegan Diary: First Five Days

So its only been five days so its hard to know whether the changes I feel are due to my diet or other factors. I certainly feel very bloated a lot of the time but this is starting to decrease and when I woke up this morning my tummy definitely felt flatter. My digestive system is…

Van Life

We were picking blackberries in the field discussing where we wanted to go for the winter. I had been working a few months as a psychiatric nurse after graduating and we had just completed our first official year with The Bean Machine. We were talking about South East Asia when Nathan mentioned a Mad Max like truck…

Wild Garlic Pesto

Every Spring we move back into our outside home. With a showman’s caravan and a small communications box we spend a lot of our time cooking on fires outside and using as much natural, free food as we can. Living a semi outdoor lifestyle is made all the more exciting when the wild garlic starts appearing in abundance…

Plant Power

      As I’m running the marathon for the World Wildlife Fund I’m going to be spending February entirely Vegan. I am very intrigued to see how it effects my training and progress over these next few weeks. As a nutritional therapist I will using this opportunity to study how I feel and how my body reacts…

Granola and Almond milk

Granola and Almond milk Published by laurenehales Hunting for a good granola without all the added sugar, tones of honey or additives was harder than I expected, let alone expensive! I was even more bemused when I realised that the standard almond milk I pay around £1.50 for is 2% almonds, the rest is water. Making my…

Banana Bread

Banana Bread written by laurenehales Gluten and refined sugar free Like losing one earing from every pair or never finding a matching pair of socks, I always seem to end up with black bananas. Despite not being bananas about bananas my kitchen feels cold and heartless without them piling over the wrack or the side of…

Are we really free?

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are -Anais Nin written by laurenehales Have you ever had that horrible thought that your crazy and no one’s telling you? That everyone knows something you don’t? Like your the only one  looking in from the outside? Is it me or the world that’s…

A night under the stars

As we are currently setting up a street food business we are slightly strapped for cash at the moment so we look for cheaper ways to turn our weekends into holidays. Money or no money, on a hot day in Devon there’s pretty much no where we’d rather be than on a beach anyway. Whilst in Mexico…

Food tales and recipes from Mexico

   I often spend many of the winter months away in warmer climates. However, me and my partner have a bit of problem with being together in the sun and staying healthy. The second the sun comes out we want to celebrate and that usually means wine, nice food and lying in the sun. Which…

Life lessons from Mexico

I didn’t know what to expect from Mexico. Spending last year in Spain I predicted the Mexican way of life would  not be too dissimilar. ‘its important to be self aware and know that the decisions you make are YOURS and not the governments’ Before our trip to Mexico we spent 3 weeks in the USA where…