Category Archives: Veganism

Planning a Detox Retreat? Here are my Recommendations

4th June 2020

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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. 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.

The Essential Vegan Grocery List

25th May 2020

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A vegan grocery list is not your average grocery list. I’ve been vegan for over a decade, and navigating grocery stores and eating out has definitely gotten easier over the years. But if you are thinking of going vegan, or if you are vegan but feel like your diet is a little – maybe you’re low energy, or you are eating a lot of the same thing – then I really recommend spending some time planning out what vegan groceries you need. It will make your life a lot easier, trust me.

Discover the 10 Best Vegan Restaurants in London

12th May 2020

As plant-based diets become increasingly popular, London leads the pack with some of the most innovative vegan food in the world. Join Stasher as we go in search of the best vegan restaurants in London.


Wulf and Lamb

With two locations in the city, Wulf and Lamb offers surprisingly affordable, gourmet vegan fare. The restaurant’s 100% plant-based menu features creative versions of Shepard’s Pie, Thai curry, and a hearty vegan stew. For folks with a healthy appetite, Wulf and Lamb offers economically-priced comfort food like their mammoth veggie burger combo and full vegan brekkie.

7 Awesome Apps for Vegans you Should Download

4th May 2020

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Although being a vegan has been made a lot easier in recent years thanks to the rise of many vegan brands, including vegan fashion brands, as well as big-name brands releasing vegan-friendly and eco-friendly products — it can require some effort to maintain, especially for beginners (you can read my Veganuary tips to help you make the jump too). Fortunately, there are apps for vegans available that can prove to be a lifesaver.

The Best Vegan Documentaries You Should Watch Now

25th April 2020

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If you’re considering veganism for a month: high five! Make sure you read my Veganuary tips guide for a successful transition. 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 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.

Vegetarian Asam Laksa Recipe (also vegan!)

11th April 2020

Vegan Penang Asam laksa recipe

Since I have been blabbering about Asam laksa non-stop for about a month straight, I thought it would be appropriate to provide you with an Asam laksa recipe at long last. Asam laksa is a mix of Malay and Chinese cuisine, a noodle soup that is traditionally made with fish. It is widely available in Malaysia, Singapore and in some parts of Indonesia. I have sampled several variations on the laksa, most of them made with a creamy coconut broth, but my favourite was the sour broth variant we found on Penang Island: the Penang Asam Laksa, a unique and complex blend of spicy, sweet and sour flavours. And so the hunt for a vegetarian Asam Laksa recipe began.

Vegan Quarantine Guide of Berlin

26th March 2020

Berlin friends, if we’re going to put on the quarantine fluff, might as well do it with delicious vegan food.

There’s nothing funny about what’s happening right now. I’m assuming it’s no news to you that the virus Corona was born from the animal trade. COVID-19 is life-threatening but is also changing lives. Poor conditions for animals have in recent years caused a rise in diseases spreading from animals to humans, otherwise known as zoonotic diseases. With its origins in a wet meat market in China, my only hope now is that it’ll prompt some people to go plant-based.

What is Jamu? And a Jamu recipe

25th March 2020

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As you might have guessed from the number of blog posts that are already piled up here about Bali, I absolutely love it. A LOT. And for many reasons. The one I’ll be discussing today is Jamu, this traditional Indonesian medicinal drink that looks a bit like mango juice and that you might have seen popping up on several warung menus or in baskets on the head of the Jamu Gendong, these women roaming the streets selling their precious potions to the locals every morning. So what the hell is Jamu?

Delicious Breakfast Ideas for Vegans

6th March 2020

With breakfast almost synonymous to bacon and eggs, it can be difficult to come up with ideas for the most important meal of the day that is completely vegan-friendly.

Fortunately, with some creativity, you can actually whip up some delicious and nutritious breakfast combos that will suit your lifestyle. Going vegan recently gained popularity for a number of good reasons. For instance, an article by BBC Future highlighted that people who eat vegan and vegetarian diets have a lower risk of heart disease and hemorrhagic stroke. Here are some breakfast ideas that can surely start your day the healthy way. And here’s a bonus recipe for an amazing vegan bagel sandwich recipe!