Earlier this year, I bought some Green People sun cream. I hadn’t realised how vast their range was and after using some of their Vita Min Fix that I received in as a sample, I decided to take a closer look at their range. These three products have become a staple part of my daily regime.
The Vita Min Fix 24-hour cream is a gorgeous great that has a lovely smell and leaves your skin feeling really soft, without any stickiness. I’ve tried numerous natural deodorants that were, quite frankly, useless as deodorants, but since becoming vegan, I’ve needed to switch a handful of products out for vegan ones and needed to find a new deodorant. I had a look on Big Green Smile, which allows you to search their products by criteria, searched for Vegan Society registered products and came across the Green People Natural Deodorant. It has really good reviews so I gave it a try. It’s excellent. I’ve got the one with added rosemary and it has a delicate smell and is effective as a deodorant. Very important after a full day of teaching in a hot and sweaty classroom! I’ve drastically reduced the amount of products I use on my hair, through no other reason than sheer laziness! Again, I needed to find a vegan product for my hair that could just help it to retain it’s style after I’ve straightened it without the product being too heavy. I saw someone on Twitter reviewing the avocado and quinoa styling gel and thought I’d give it a go. Like the other Green People products, it has a lovely smell, no horrible chemical tangs here, and it holds really gently. It even protected my hair during a bit of drizzle on school photographs day, which was excellent! No frizz photo bombing my pic!
I am a huge Green People convert. Their products are gentle on me and the environment, which is brilliant!
There’s nothing like the feeling of clean sheets, am I right? Especially after a busy few days of gardening, cleaning and generally tedious household chores. You know what’s even better than clean sheets? Brand new clean sheets! I had decided to wait until we redecorated our bedroom before buying new sheets, though goodness knows we needed them sooner, especially as we’ve now decided to hold off redecorating our bedroom as we’ve run out of both time and money this year. However, when we got engaged, we received some money and John Lewis vouchers so we decided to splash out and get some new sheets. What else would I choose, but Seasalt sheets!
As you can see, Poppy is pretty pleased with them! Before we adopted Poppy, we had decided not to allow her on the bed. Well, you can see how well that turned out! Seasalt do a lovely range of bed linen and I could happily have them all, but this was my favorite and it’s absolutely gorgeous. It fits well, which might sound daft, but not all of them do, and it’s super cosy. I can’t wait to have a tiny little lie in Saturday morning, even if it means sharing my pillow with Poppy!
I’ve always considered pancakes the perfect treat breakfast, mainly because you can eat lots and lots of maple syrup. Basically, for me, pancakes are simply a maple syrup conduit. I knew that going vegan wouldn’t mean the end of pancakes, as there are loads of recipes on Pinterest for different healthy pancakes, so all I needed to do was find an easy vegan one.
I can’t remember how I came across the Essential Vegan website, but I’m very glad I did. This very simple recipe, which takes about five minutes to put together, is really simple to make and very, very tasty. The texture was identical to non-vegan pancakes and despite a slight banana flavor, as it’s part of the wet ingredients, they pretty much taste the same. I really liked them and will definitely be having them again.
I’m always struggling to find yummy and healthy food for lunch so when I saw this delicious looking vegetable pie on Pinterest, I knew that I had to give it a go. I like the fact that it uses ready made pastry, which makes things a whole lot easier. All you have to do is roast some vegetables, pop them in the pastry and cook it. It couldn’t be easier!
The recipe calls for aubergine as well, but neither Phil nor myself are huge fans of aubergine so I left it out. I didn’t substitute it for anything, which was a shame as it could’ve definitely have used more vegetables. Next time I make it, I’m thinking of doubling up the veg and adding small cubes of sweet potato. I didn’t put any milk on the pastry to help it brown, which was a mistake, as it looks like it could do with a bit longer in the oven, but I was worried about the veg burning so I need to make sure I add that next time too. Plus I might roast the veg with some rosemary from the garden, as that’ll make it even nicer! It’s great when something you find on Pinterest actually works first time! You can follow my Veggie Food Pinterest board here.