How to make a vegan sausage sandwich

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Ever wondered how to make a vegan sausage sandwich? In the true spirit of Veganuary (something I challenged myself to earlier this year), I often found myself indulging on milky brews and sausage sandwiches. But how? I hear you ask. How do you make a vegan sausage sandwich? Two words, really: Linda McCartney.

Who doesn’t love a humble sausage butty and a cup of tea? Well, it’s something everyone should be able to enjoy, so here’s a quick post on how…   Continue reading “How to make a vegan sausage sandwich”

RECIPE | Crispy tofu rice bowls (vegan-friendly)

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I came up with this one in a Veganuary moment of madness where I was truly hungry for protein.

I needed tofu, and I needed it fast. I had some cooked quinoa in (which was a Godsend) and I had this little bad-boy on my table in about 10 minutes flat.

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What is a flexitarian? Someone who *actually* eats a varied diet?

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This week, I reached an all time, millennial-hipster high.

I used my Keep Cup to earn me a discount on my flat whites (because plastic cups are the enemy). I worked as a freelancer from a shared, city centre work space (because office-based working isn’t for me hence why I quit my job to travel). And I went to IKEA to buy succulents (’cause apparently I find comfort and satisfaction in caring for squidgy, spiky green plants).

My eating habits got decidedly hipster this week, too.

I heard the term ‘flexitarianism’ a few times last year and at first I thought what a load of millennial, hipster rubbish. But one week into Veganuary (I want to learn more plant-based cooking) and I realise, I actually am a true ‘flexitarian…’ but what the hell does that mean?! Continue reading “What is a flexitarian? Someone who *actually* eats a varied diet?”

30 Thoughts for 30 Days Sober

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That title makes me sound like a bit of an alchie but sums up the post well it’s staying. As you know, I did 30 days off the juice earlier this month (read why here), so consider this a debrief post if you like.

Overall, I enjoyed it. The best thing? Honestly? No hangovers. Having a clear head, every day. Felt amazing and it’s something I’m gonna embrace more in the future.

But for now, here’s my very honest and frank actual 30 thoughts I had on my 30 days teetotal, zero-alcohol detox: Continue reading “30 Thoughts for 30 Days Sober”

30 day booze detox: I made it halfway

Day 15. So far, this is easier than I thought.

I’m halfway through a 30-day ‘detox’ from alcohol which I challenged myself to earlier this month.

So far, I’m not missing wine. And I honestly, honestly cannot believe it. But, it’s true. I don’t miss wine yet? It’s crazy. When is the fiend and longing for a large glass of Argentinian Malbec going to kick in? I dunno. But it’s not happened yet… Kind of waiting for it to hit me.

I’ve (accidentally) become a minor connoisseur of zero-alcohol beer (blog post round-up soon to be comin’ at cha) and I really like the stuff. I’ve also developed the belief that every bar should have at least one, really decent zero alc beer on offer. But more on that in the blog post dedicated to the best booze-free beers and where you can find them.

In other news… I do actually feel more alert and have been more productive than usual. I can’t go as far to say I feel happier (as I had a mini breakdown the other day) but so far, I do feel better. Less anxious somehow.

I’m sleeping like a log every night and do seem to have more energy. However, my gym-game is still not as strong as it used to be. But I’m working on that in my own time and know I’ll get back to my former fitness eventually. I just need to take my time and not try to be perfect all at once. Thanks, mum, for the wise words, and for comforting me through said mini breakdown. I love you.

So that really is just a quick, raw update on how the hell this is going. I’m honestly surprised that I’m finding it easier than I thought. A full update will follow at the end of the 30 days… And that all important booze free beer post!

Love Sophie x

30 days without booze, am I crazy?

This, my friends, is something I’ve wanted to do for a while. An entire 30 days and nights, booze-free. Teetotal. Partly, just to see if I can (because I drink a fair amount) and partly for some health and sanity related reasons too.

I don’t know if it’s because I’m in my late 20s. Maybe I’m having some sort of crisis? Probably not, because I feel perfectly fine. I dunno. I just want to switch things up a bit. I want to challenge myself, but also give my body and brain a good rest. Do you think I can do it?! Am I crazy?! Continue reading “30 days without booze, am I crazy?”

Why do I eat veggie?

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If you know me personally (lucky you), you’ll know I’m not a vegetarian. And as cringe as the word is, ‘flexitarian’ seems a little more apt. The thing is, I do like meat. I like it a lot less than I used to, but I still enjoy it when I do eat it. Continue reading “Why do I eat veggie?”

Best Veggie Brunch; baked eggs

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This is a super easy, slightly spicy veggie brunch recipe you can rustle up any day of the week.

I’ve been eating a lot less meat over the past few of months. Mainly because I wanted to challenge myself to see if I could eat less meat. But I am actually now really enjoying eating less meat.  I’ve always been a fan of veggie food and eating more veg and less meat actually helps me stay healthy. It’s also a lot cheaper and I feel better for it.  So, so far, so good! Continue reading “Best Veggie Brunch; baked eggs”

Mushroom, chilli and feta omelette pizza

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Does anyone else wake up craving pizza?

I do. Quite often. And if you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that a couple of weeks ago I posted a picture of this, and you all seemed to love it. Thanks, guys.

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Easy Couscous ‘Buddha Bowls’

Buddha bowl is a weird term. Basically, it’s a salad.

It has proteins, vegetables and grains. Much like many salads.

I think the main difference is that they’re more Instagrammable and Pinnable than an average salad.

So, I thought I’d have a go at one, using some basic ingredients I already had in the fridge and store cupboard. Continue reading “Easy Couscous ‘Buddha Bowls’”