So when did vegans stop being objects of ridicule and social pariahs? At what point did people realise that veganism makes sense? I can’t put my finger on it but it’s quite recent and it’s quite big. Read more ›
People are surprised when I tell them I’m a vegan. I’m not what they were expecting; I don’t fit the stereotype. It certainly makes me think that there remain a lot of misconceptions around veganism. Here are the most common ones I come across: Read more ›
What The Health?, the new Netflix documentary, has allegedly been turning dedicated meat-eaters into vegans overnight. I was naturally curious to see what it was all about.
From the same team that brought us Cowspiracy, which exposed the horrors of the dairy industry, What the Health? focuses on the all too cosy relationship between the American food and drug industries. Big Farmer and Big Pharma are very close indeed and the health of that nation is suffering. Read more ›
It’s not easy being a vegan in Spain. There I’ve said it. I love Spain, and I particularly love Galicia in the northwest corner where we have an ancient house in a tiny village near a beautiful river. I love the people, I love the fiestas and I love the wildness of the landscapes. But, Read more ›
There’s plenty of help out there for the rookie vegan who needs to learn some new kitchen skills. Guest blogger Caroline Black has reviewed the cooking channels on YouTube and come up with a guide to some of the best. Read more ›
Meet the two great people who we are sponsoring to take the Veganuary challenge by adopting a vegan diet for January. And we have a special offer for anyone else wanting to have a go.
We’ve had Stoptober when we all tried to give up smoking; we’ve had Movember when we all tried to grow moustaches (some of us more successfully than others); we now have Veganuary which invites us to go vegan for the of month of January. After the excesses of the Christmas and New Year festivities, what better way to kick off 2017, helping to shift that excess weight, get healthier and do a little bit to help make the world a cleaner and kinder place?
To tie in with Bristol’s Healthy City Week, we are delighted to announce our new partnership with Penny Brohn UK. Penny Brohn UK is the Bristol-based national charity which helps people live well following a cancer diagnosis. We greatly admire their Bristol Whole Life Approach and the emphasis on good nutrition, self-care and mindfulness. Read more ›
“We live in a country where one third of the food we produce never gets eaten and the average household bins £700 worth of food a year.” (river cottage.net)
A rather shocking statistic, but one to which we’re probably all guilty of contributing. Armed with our council-issued compost bins, it’s easy to think that we’re doing our bit for the environment. However, we think that to really make a difference, we’ve got to be a bit more proactive.
People following a vegetable diet have lower rates of a number of health problems, including excess weight and obesity, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, gallstones, kidney stones, constipation and diverticular disease.