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    Become an Eco-Friendly Beauty Queen with these 10 Vegan Products

    After viewing commercials of cosmetic products of various brands, one may get the impression that all cosmetics on the market are environmentally friendly cosmetics, entirely composed of natural ingredients. There are clear criteria for answering which cosmetics can be classified as environmentally friendly products. And this is not an adequately drafted commercial. What distinguishes environmentally friendly cosmetics from other types of cosmetics? It is what we suggest you talk about. The production of such cosmetics is already a big step forward compared with the times when the result obtained from cosmetics was the main thing, and the content, which allows us to achieve specific results, was not paid attention to.…

  • Reviews

    Vegan Cyster Reviews Nutribuddy Complete Shake

    I am always on the lookout for quick and healthy vegan products that I can use when I do not necessarily want to cook myself a big dinner or just don’t have the time or access to vegan food when I amout and about. Nutribuddy is the perfect meal replacement shake to take with you and it is delicious! So when I was selected to review their new complete shake along with their unique shaker I was pretty excited, to say the least. Lunchtime Nutribuddy shake in the garden 🙂Who are Nutribuddy ? Sometimes it is hard to keep up with the number of new companies springing up especially within…

  • Environment

    5 Simple and Effective Ways to Reduce Your Single Use Plastic Consumption Today!

    Plastic was first used in 1907 and was a mix of phenol and formaldehyde. Then a boom in plastic production in the 1960s brought it to the forefront and since then consumers have used millions of tonnes of the stuff. Only 44% of the plastic used in the UK is recycled and this falls short of the 50% target set to be reached by 2020. Whilst many people are beginning to realise the problem and risks plastics pose to the planet, many seem unsure how to go about reducing their use of these plastics. Here are my short and simple tips that you can start using right away to reduce…

  • Diet & Lifestyle,  Environment

    Top Free Eco-Apps 2019

    Have you ever wondered just how green you are? Are you an eco-warrior or a plastic loving Percy? The Earth can not heal herself, we have to take responsibiltiy for the mess we are creating with greenhouse gases, single use plastics and agriculture to name a few. These practices don’t just harm the planet but we harm each other. According to the UN over 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in our oceans each year and that plastic is consumed by marine life. That marine life is then caught and served to people across the world. We do not know what the long term effects of consumption of micro-plastics…

  • PCOS Lifestyle

    How polycystic ovarian syndrome effects the heart and how to minimise your risk

    We have all had those moments when we are convinced that there is something wrong with our heart and most of the time it turns out to be trapped wind or indigestion or some other trivial gastro problem. I bet you didn’t know that women PCOS are at higher risk of developing heart disease and diabetes than women without PCOS. I have never understood why doctors are so transfixed on solving the absent period problem or the facial hair dilemma than the actually problematic and deadly symptoms of PCOS. Not once when I was under the guidance of a doctor or consultant did they inform me that my cardiovascular health…

  • Reviews

    Why Essential Oils Make a Great Addition to the Vegan Lifestyle

    The use of essential oils has exploded in recent years and for good reason. Because of their inherent nature of derivation from oils found in plants, essential oils are usually both cruelty-free and vegan. Although many people only know to use the oils in a diffuser, there is a multitude of ways that you can use these products as part of a vegan lifestyle. According to Seventh Generation, “An essential oil can be anything from mood lifting to relaxing. And don’t worry, it’s super easy to add essential oils to your life.” Here are three ways that essential oils make a great addition to your vegan routine: Essential Oils for…

  • Desserts

    Peanut Butter Cheesecake

    Print Peanut Butter Cheesecake This is a chocolate nutty cheesecake treat. Make a whole bunch of bitesize cheesecakes for a party or just make a big cheesecake and eat it all on your own. Course Dessert Prep Time 10 minutes Freeze 45 minutes Servings 8 Servings Ingredients Base 250 g vegan disgestive biscuits e.g., M&S, McVities Digestive Light 100 g melted vegan butter e.g., Vitalite, Pure Cheesecake Filling 600 g vegan cream cheese e.g., Yoso, Tofutti 100 g granulated sugar 56 g vegan butter e.g., Vitalite, Pure 60 g peanut butter 50 g dark vegan chocolate chips or grated chocolate melted Topping 2 tablespoons unsalted chopped cashews optional Reese's Pieces…

  • Sides

    Bruschetta

    Print BRUSCHETTA A classic Italian dish that works great as an appetizer or snack. This is naturally vegan. Course Side Dish, Snack Cuisine Italian Prep Time 10 minutes Total Time 10 minutes Ingredients ¼ cup scallions chopped 1 large tomato diced 1 clove garlic minced 1 tablespoon dried basil 6 slices fresh whole grain bakery bread Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small mixing bowl, combine first four ingredients. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and arrange bread sliced on sheet. Spoon tomato mixture evenly over all four slices. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until bread is toasted.

  • Sides

    BLACK OLIVE HUMMUS

    Print BLACK OLIVE HUMMUS Hummus is a classic vegetarian food that is low in fat and high in protein. Spread on whole grain, vegan crackers or serve with bread. Ingredients 15 oz can cooked chickpeas drained and rinsed 1 tablespoon water 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup pitted black olives diced Instructions Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse until creamy. Transfer to a serving dish and serve with crackers, bread, or whole grain pita wedges.

  • PCOS Lifestyle

    Are your sanitary products harming you?

    Funny thing about pcos and periods is you either have really heavy bleeds or you can go years without seeing one. I fall into the latter category. My last visit from aunt flo was somewhere in the region of a couple of years ago. I am talking natural periods not birth control induced. Now I don’t know about you but I am one of those lucky cysters who normally gets all the pain and none of the period. I get the tell tale signs that my body is trying it’s hardest to get things moving, backache, night sweats, craving for sugary things etc but then nada, nothing, zip. So imagine…