Whether you’re new to veganism or a plant-based veteran, there will always be types of food and drink that you’re unsure about in regards to being vegan-friendly. Booze, for example. So, is alcohol vegan?
Although you may be quick to assume that there is no need for vegan alcohol because all alcohol must be vegan, right? The reality is that some wine and beer companies use animal products for thinning agents, such as egg whites, gelatine, skimmed milk, and even fish bladders (I know, grim).
Looking for presents for vegans and don’t know where to start? Fret not! I’ve made this handy vegan gift guide for you!
It’s cold. You are environmentally-aware and vegan and want to make ethical purchasing choices. You need vegan Winter boots and don’t know where to start. Urgh, I get it.
If you’re considering veganism for a month: high five! Make sure you read my Veganuary tips guide for a successful transition and my favourite vegan quotes for a little inspiration. If you’re considering taking this further than the month: you really should, and watching vegan documentaries is a great way to get to your ends. Vegan and vegetarian documentaries were what made me decide to go vegan for sure. There are many vegan documentaries on Netflix, which is convenient as most people are on there already, but you can find them elsewhere too, and a lot of them are for free.
Much like Leipzig, Hamburg came as a pleasant surprise, with chilled vibes all around and throngs of alternative, cool and independent shops and cafés. Perhaps it’s the fact that it’s located not so far from Berlin, but I found Hamburg to be similar in some ways — be it in the cool nature of the stylish locals or the general overall diversity. As such, the German port city obviously had several vegan restaurants for me to sample, and, what the hell, a fully vegan bed and breakfast! The vegan Hamburg restaurants, including some fantastic vegan breakfast Hamburg hotspots, get my stamp of approval! Without further ado, I’d like to present you a short list of all the delicious vegan food I sampled in my 48 hours in Hamburg.
If you follow me on Instagram you know that I love myself some skincare products and it’s no secret that I’m a vegan supplement junkie… so a post about collagen for vegans feels long overdue!
Over the past few years, the word collagen has become a real buzzword in the realms of beauty, health and wellness, promising us bouncy, wrinkle-free skin and better joint and bone health. This apparent elixir of youth is infused in everything from skin creams to smoothies, and don’t even bother running a google search on ‘best collagen supplement’ because the number of results will make your head spin.
It’s taken me the best of the last four years to wrap my head around all the vegan food near me here in Berlin and I’m excited to finally present you the best vegan restaurants Berlin has in store. Just for you guys, I’ve eaten my way around the vegan restaurants Berlin trail, chomping on the finest vegan kebabs, burgers, doughnuts, cakes… in fact, just pick your favourite food. I’ve probably eaten it in Berlin. The problem with spending four years trying to eat all the vegan food is that it’s such a vibrant scene, it’s constantly expanding. I keep thinking I’ve eaten everywhere, then overnight another five incredible vegan food Berlin places appear. So this list best vegan restaurants in Berlin gets constantly updated with my latest discoveries.
Veganism is about so much more than what you eat and I hope these vegan quotes will give you some food for thoughts. The popularity of plant-based diets has skyrocketed in the last few years, but veganism is a complete way of life that transcends beyond food choices, and even animal rights or environmental awareness, to encompass all aspects of personal morality and social justice.
Let’s talk BCAA for vegans. That’s branched-chain amino acids in case you were wondering. Still have no idea what I’m talking about, well you will by the end of this blog.
Cooped up at home the past few months due to social distancing – and feeling just a tad cabin fever-y – has resulted in me becoming an expert at virtual travel and travel journalling. With Google as my partner in crime, I have been planning city breaks, figuring out the best spots for a detox retreat and to go off the grid, and even trawling through my own archives to re-live some of my favourite hotels and beaches. But in all seriousness, lockdown has been taking a real toll on my physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing, so when I do actually get to go on my next trip it will be a detox retreat, for complete rest and reset of my body’s systems.