• How to Stay Active over the Festive Period

    December 22, 2020

    Written for YMCA St Paul’s Group Mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas dinner – ‘tis truly the season for indulgence. While the run-up to Christmas and New Year’s Eve is the perfect excuse to treat yourself, it doesn’t mean you have to completely abandon your fitness routine. Although hitting the gym doesn’t have to be…

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  • Vegan Pumpkin Curry

    October 30, 2020

    Originally published on Vegan Food and Living  Now the autumn equinox has passed, I often find myself gravitating towards nourishing meals packed with warm spicy flavours when I get in from work. On these days, I don’t want to spend ages making dinner: instead, I want a straightforward and simple recipe that’s easy to follow.…

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  • The End of an Era – I’ve Finished University

    May 31, 2020

    On Wednesday I submitted my final ever university essay, bringing not just four years of degree study, but almost 15 years of education to an end… (unless I decide to do a panic Masters!) I’ve heard a lot of people say I’ve reached ‘the end of an era’: all the ups and downs I’ve experienced…

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  • No Yeast Pizza Dough Recipe

    May 2, 2020

    With social distancing being imposed across huge parts of the world, people are looking for new ways to both entertain and feed themselves.  One of the most popular activities has proven to be baking, and Instagram has been inundated with pictures of home-cooking attempts from banana bread to sourdough loaves. This does however mean that ingredients such…

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  • Vegan Creamy Broccoli Soup

    April 1, 2020

    This vegan creamy broccoli soup is made with tons of veggies, and is made creamy with cashew nuts, almond milk and nutritional yeast! An easy and healthy recipe that is great for lunch or a light dinner! Serves: 6 Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 Courgette, chopped…

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  • Coronavirus could cause a global food shortage, so now it is more important than ever to cut down on food waste

    March 28, 2020

    Although harvests have been good this year so far, and the outlook for staple crops is promising, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation border closures, quarantines, and supply chain disruptions could restrict people’s access to sufficient, diverse and nutritious sources of food, especially in countries hit hard by the virus or already affected…

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  • Baked Porridge Recipe – Banana and Blueberry

    March 25, 2020

      For as long as I can remember, porridge has been my go-to breakfast, but after seeing a few people making ‘baked porridge’ recently, I thought I would give it a go! The texture of baked oats is somewhere in-between a dense cake and a chewy oat cookie – and the blueberries burst in the…

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  • Bosh Vegan Creamy Korma Recipe

    February 9, 2020

    A couple of weeks ago, I went for a curry night round my friends and we made this delicious homemade completely vegan creamy korma inspired by Bosh TV! Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato 1/2 butternut squash 2 carrots 3 tbsp vegetable oil 2 white onions (finely sliced) 2 tsp cardamom seeds 2 tsp poppy seeds 2…

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  • Veganuary: Does it make any difference?

    January 19, 2020

    The Veganuary campaign, encouraging people to try a vegan diet for the month, is under-way, with a record 385,000 people spanning 178 countries signed up .  The TV adverts are out, restaurants are shouting about their new meat and dairy-free dishes, and campaigners are out in full force in social media; but can forgoing meat,…

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  • Endometriosis: Over 13,500 share devastating impact of condition

    October 10, 2019

    Despite affecting one in ten women of reproductive age in the UK, endometriosis is often regarded as a hidden condition leaving sufferers with unrelenting pain that affects every aspect of their day to day lives. Earlier this week, the BBC released research revealing the reality of what living with endometriosis is like. 13,500 women across…

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