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Why is Homelessness Still a Problem in the UK?

Why is Homelessness Still a Problem in the UK?

Growing up, I got used to being ushered past homeless people and Big Issue sellers. “Don’t make eye contact,” people would say. And so I didn’t. A few years back, not long after I met my boyfriend, we were walking down the street and there was a homeless man sitting in a doorway. I think … Read More

The Feb | March issue of Seedling (our free vegan ezine) is here!

Hey everyone! I can’t believe we’re on issue #3 already. Time has flown by! This one was so fun to put together, and you’re in for a real treat thanks to our amazing contributors. In our cover story, we find out how one family is ‘homeschooling’ their children whilst travelling the world. We have some … Read More

Making Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread

Making Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread

You know what I love? Sourdough bread. To me, that’s what real bread is. I love the tangy taste, and I find the texture is also nicer than that of ordinary bread. There’s even some evidence that those with gluten sensitivity may be able to eat it without issue, as the fermentation process degrades the … Read More

Treating Period Pain with Ginger: Does it Work?

Treating Period Pain with Ginger: Does it Work?

In general, my health is really good. Since going vegan a few years back, I’ve managed to virtually come off my asthma and allergy medications – something I never thought would be possible! My digestion is great, my skin is clear and I generally feel really good. But the one blot on the metaphorical landscape … Read More

Some Thoughts About Staying Authentic

Some Thoughts About Staying Authentic

Staying authentic online can be challenging, especially when you’re trying to grow a blog or business. In an age where we’re bombarded with clickbait and content targeted more at search engines than humans, it can be hard for those with a genuine message to get through. Sometimes it just feels easier to adopt an ‘if … Read More

Buying from Charity Shops: How to Get What You Want!

Buying from Charity Shops: How to Get What You Want!

I love buying from charity shops – in fact, I haven’t bought clothes anywhere else in years. But charity shopping does have some differences compared to buying from high street stores. I thought I’d write a post with some tips for finding things you love second-hand. I’ve previously written about the reasons for buying second-hand, … Read More

How to Have a Vegan Christmas – Food & Cruelty-Free Gifts

How to Have a Vegan Christmas – Food & Cruelty-Free Gifts

Christmas isn’t so merry for farmed animals. In the UK, for example, around 10 million turkeys are slaughtered each year for the festive season. I don’t know about you, but I find it somewhat perverse that what began as a celebration of birth now involves so much death. But it doesn’t have to be this … Read More

Why I Started Seedling (a free vegan ezine)

Why I Started Seedling (a free vegan ezine)

I had been blogging for about two and a half years when I started thinking about starting a vegan ezine. I was becoming increasingly frustrated with the difficulty of reaching people, and felt another approach was needed. It seemed obvious that I’d be able to achieve more by teaming up with other people, so the … Read More

Should You Buy Meat from Small Local Farms?

Should You Buy Meat from Small Local Farms?

When confronted with information about conditions on factory farms, many people claim only to buy meat from small local farms. The assumption here is that animals are treated better on these sorts of farms. It evokes images of picture-book farmyards with happy animals roaming free. But is this the case? To answer that question, I … Read More

“But Some Land Can’t be Used to Grow Crops!”

“But Some Land Can’t be Used to Grow Crops!”

As a vegan advocate, I hear many arguments against plant-based diets. One of these is that some land is unsuitable for growing crops, and so it must be used to produce animal foods instead. There are a few flaws with this argument which I would like to address. Firstly… Do we have to use this … Read More