Veganuary 2018 Vegan Variety with Violife

Veganuary 2018 Vegan Variety with Violife: January 2018

Veganism is a hot trend for 2018 and increasingly becoming a lifestyle choice for many.  So much so that the official “Veganuary” charity has been set up to inspire people to try vegan not just in January, but throughout the rest of the year too.  With more vegan product choices than ever before, a growing awareness and concern for Animal welfare, eating with a conscious is easy, enjoyable and exciting, as vegan foods need not be dull and lacklustre.

Violife based in Thessalonica in Greece have brought gorgeousness to Vegan plates with their range of cheese products minus the cheese that are free from lactose, gluten, nuts, soy, preservatives, cholesterol and GMO.  Get cheesy Violife style with their extensive range of all Vegan products including the fab Blu, Mediterranean style block, and after dinner cranberry ideal for a creative Vegan cheeseboard.  Also, the creamy spread, original and mozzarella grated, prosociano wedge, mozzarella & cheddar and a range of their fab sandwich slices which come in original, smoked, mature and of course mouth-watering mozzarella.

No need to order a takeaway when you can vamp up your Vegan stack burger with some of Violife’s original, smoked, mature or mozzarella slices or pimp up your pizza with some of their yummy original and mozzarella grated “cheese”.

Make a romantic Italian two course dinner using the Violife Mozzarella for a heritage tomato starter and lashings of “cheese” from the prosociano wedge to sprinkle over a tomato and basil penne pasta main.

In a rush, why not just add a few slices to a lovely butternut squash, avocado and green leave salad, use the Violife cream “cheese” with pomegranates as an accompaniment to vegan kebab pittas or if you have more time to spare use the cream “cheese” to make cheesy chocolate berry fruit delicious dessert wraps

 

Thank you for reading and Happy Veganuary 2018 😊

Melanie xx

Contact:

https://violifefoods.com/

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Veganuary 2018 with GOSH Free From – Get Your Vegan Goodness

Veganuary 2018 with GOSH Free From – Get Your Vegan Goodness: January 2018

Veganism is a hot trend for 2018 and increasingly becoming a lifestyle choice for many.  So much so that the official “Veganuary” charity has been set up to inspire people to try vegan not just in January, but throughout the rest of the year too.  With more vegan product choices than ever before, a growing awareness and concern for Animal welfare, eating with a conscious is easy, enjoyable and exciting, as vegan foods need not be dull and lacklustre.

Gosh Free From are all about goodness, impressively, their products are naturally free from the UK’s 14 top listed allergens; cereals containing gluten, eggs, milk, soya, nuts, peanuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, lupin, sulphur dioxide, crustaceans, fish & molluscs.  Their range includes the scrummy Sweetcorn & Quinoa Bites, Chickpea, Courgette & Moroccan spiced bakes, Beetroot, Kale & Quinoa burgers, Mushroom, Puy Lentil & Butter Bean burgers, Mixed seed, quinoa, carrot & coriander bakes, Butternut Tomato and Basil sausages and the Sweet Potato and Black Bean Sausages.

Beetroot, Kale & Quinoa burger, topped with homemade hummus, seeds and goji berry served with a green side salad topped with roasted butternut squash, avocado and black olives makes for a perfectly scrummy Vegan mezze.

Mushroom, Puy Lentil & Butter Bean burger, with layered slices of beefy tomato, gem lettuce, avocado and Vegan cheese all squashed into a lovely roll makes a super sensational stacker burger – Vegan style.

Sweetcorn & Quinoa Bites served up on a sweet sesame noodles is a taste of Thai and makes a lovely light lunch or dinner.

Beautiful Butternut Tomato and Basil sausages and the Sweet Potato and Black Bean Sausages make kebabs of loveliness, alongside a cheesy Vegan pomegranate dip, side salad and pittas there is no need to pick up a takeaway, stay in and save some money too!

Thank you for reading and Happy Veganuary 2018 😊

Melanie xx

Contact:

http://goshfreefrom.co.uk/

Veganuary 2018 with Clearspring

Veganuary 2018 with Clearspring: January 2018

Veganism is a hot trend for 2018 and increasingly becoming a lifestyle choice for many.  So much so that the official “Veganuary” charity has been set up to inspire people to try vegan not just in January, but throughout the rest of the year too.  With more vegan product choices than ever before, a growing awareness and concern for Animal welfare, eating with a conscious is easy, enjoyable and exciting, as vegan foods need not be dull and lacklustre.

Clearspring have impressively achieved 18 food awards since 2010.  An ethical brand that supports sustainable organic farming which benefits local communities.  Pack out your cupboard with their range of Vegan Organic goodies including; rice cakes, crackers, rye crispbread, snack packs, brown rice flour, brown rice pasta, Pasta sauces, beans, protein powders, apple cider vinegar and omega oil.

Clearspring’s Organic protein powders, apple cider vinegar and Omeg-s-day flax oil blend are all good to mix up in your smoothie and give your morning a much-needed boost.

Vamp up your lunch time hummus with the Clearspring super snacks, the organic roasted seeds and soya with goji berry made an ideal hummus topper and gave the dish super extra yumminess.

Fancy beans on toast, but want to ditch the bread, well opt for a light lunch with these beany rice cake snacks. A super way to have your beans on toast fix minus the bread.

Clearspring 2 course_editedTwo course Vegan dinner, but short on time?  Well show of this sweet starter; Vegan mozzarella, heritage tomato salad with lashings of the organic Clearspring sweet white Miso.  Clearspring’s Organic brown rice pasta and their organic Basilico Italian sauce with shavings of Vegan “Parmesan” makes for a Mouth-watering main.

Thank you for reading and Happy Veganuary 2018 😊

Melanie xx

Contact:

https://www.clearspring.co.uk/

Veganuary 2018 Top Picks by Forkward Thinking Foodinista

Veganuary 2018 Top Picks by Forkward Thinking Foodinista

Veganism is a hot trend for 2018 and increasingly becoming a lifestyle choice for many.  So much so that the official “Veganuary” charity has been set up to inspire people to try vegan not just in January, but throughout the rest of the year too.

With more vegan product choices than ever before, a growing awareness and concern for Animal welfare, eating with a conscious is easy, enjoyable and exciting, as vegan foods need not be dull and lacklustre.  Excitingly, the following featured twelve brands offer a range of vegan friendly products that are convenient, healthy and vamp up your Vegan menus.

Clearspring have impressively achieved 18 food awards since 2010.  An ethical brand that supports sustainable organic farming which benefits local communities.  Pack out your cupboard with their range of Vegan Organic goodies including; rice cakes, crackers, rye crispbread, snack packs, brown rice flour, brown rice pasta, Pasta sauces, beans, protein powders, apple cider vinegar and omega oil.

The brilliant BFree foods brand have produced products, that are allergen free, meaning that there is no gluten, dairy, wheat, nuts, egg or soy and they are suitable for vegans.  Low in fat and high in fibre means that they are nutritionally sound – amazing! Why not bring on the bread with their yummy mini pitta pockets, pizza bases, sliced bread and their chia seed wraps.

Gosh Free From are all about goodness, impressively, their products are naturally free from the UK’s 14 top listed allergens; cereals containing gluten, eggs, milk, soya, nuts, peanuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, lupin, sulphur dioxide, crustaceans, fish & molluscs.  Their range includes the scrummy Sweetcorn & Quinoa Bites, Chickpea, Courgette & Moroccan spiced bakes, Beetroot, Kale & Quinoa burgers, Mushroom, Puy Lentil & Butter Bean burgers, Mixed seed, quinoa, carrot & coriander bakes, Butternut Tomato and Basil sausages and the Sweet Potato and Black Bean Sausages.

Violife based in Thessalonica in Greece have brought gorgeousness to Vegan plates with their range of cheese products minus the cheese that are free from lactose, gluten, nuts, soy, preservatives, cholesterol and GMO.  Get cheesy Violife style with their extensive range of all Vegan products including; on with some fab Blu, Mediterranean style block, after dinner cranberry, creamy spread, original and mozzarella grated, prosociano wedge, mozzarella & cheddar and a range of their fab sandwich slices which come in original, smocked, mature and or course mouth-watering mozzarella.

The Eat Real healthy snack brand has three core product concepts; Taste, Nutrition and Real Ingredients.  No artificial flavourings, colourings and preservatives these are seriously super snacks without the added naughty nasties.  Vegans can enjoy a wonderful range of snacks including; Hummus, Lentil or Quinoa chips.  Also, Quinoa and Kale Puffs and organic humous chips, lentil chips and veggie straws.  Ideal for snacking on the go or sofa snacking for a movie night in.

Alara’s brand ethos is dedicated to quality, sustainability and giving back to the community.  All their products are made in Zero Waste factory a stone throw away from Kings Cross, London.  Sourcing local ingredients and where possible supporting organic farmers in the UK. Why not try some of their Vegan organic branberry or delicious dreamy oats chocolate porridge or why not go all out with their lovely luxury muesli and porridge range.

Oatly operates from Sweden founded in the 1990s the brand is based on Swedish research from Lund University.  Oatly, have patented enzyme technology, which turns fibre rich oats into nutritionally rich liquid products.  Oatly’s core ethos is about both human well-being and protecting the planet’s resources.  Oatly products are not made from cow’s milk, but a quality substitute made from oats.  The brilliant barista edition oat drink really is worth a whirl and paired well with both tea and coffee, enhancing the flavour naturally, taking the taste factor up to the next level.

Wild Trail is on a mission to make snacks that give people the motivation and a boost to get outdoors and enjoy what the wilderness has to offer.  These brilliant bars produced in a factory in Wales where natures natural offerings are right there on their doorstep.  Just 5 simple ingredients are used to make these yummy bars that are gluten free, dairy free, no added sugar, high in fibre and are suitable for Vegans.  Ideal to grab and go, so get yours now.

Pulsin are an ethical organisation that are passionate about sustainability and use 100% renewable energy.  Furthermore, a core company goal being to “Contribute to a happy, healthy world filled with happy, healthy people” – Hands up in the air and Pump up the Pulsin Power!  Official sponsors of Veganuary, they have launched a super sensational starter vegan pack which includes their bars of brilliance, that are free from all of those naughty nasties, such as raw brownie’s, porridge oat’s and beyond organic fruit and nut bars along with some Pulsin Pea Protein powder and a booklet with exciting recipe ideas.

Vita Coco are a successful global brand with celebrity followings such as Madonna, Matthew McConaughey, and Rihanna! Respecting mother nature by resourcefully using every part of the coconut, that is used to make their products, and are an ethical brand that have committed to giving back to the communities that help to produce these Coconutty concoctions. Vita coco are taking the world by storm with their dairy free coconut milk alternative to dairy milk and it really ‘tastes like no udder’.

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Calling all you modern hippies, now is your chance to unite – power to the peas people – Peace.  The Hippeas brand have created these perfect puff pea snacks which are seriously good for you, organic, high in fibre, a source of protein, gluten free, vegan and no additives or preservatives.  Environmentally friendly, these peas do their share, as they naturally release nitrogen back into the earth as they grow, Man that is cool stuff!  The Hippeas brand also show community spirit and spread the love with the ‘Peas, love and giving back’ scheme that supports the charity – Farm Africa, who work with farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa to help them become self-sufficient, allowing them to grow their way out of poverty.

Hayley, founder of Urban Fruit, started out as a personal trainer and identified peoples struggle to avoid unhealthy snacking during a busy working day.  No refined sugars, concentrates or sulphates these super fruity snacks are Hayley’s healthy alternative to the caloric sugar fuelled snack market. Their range include yummy raspberry, strawberry, cherry, mango and pineapple fruits snacks, as well as the “your drive me nuts” plain and chilli flavoured coconut curls.

Thank you for reading and Happy Veganuary 2018 😊

Melanie xx

Contact:

https://www.clearspring.co.uk/

https://uk.bfreefoods.com/

http://goshfreefrom.co.uk/

https://violifefoods.com/

http://www.eatreal.co.uk/

http://www.alara.co.uk/

http://www.oatly.com/

http://wildtrail.co.uk/

https://www.pulsin.co.uk/

http://vitacoco.com/uk/

http://hippeas.com/

https://urbanfruit.co.uk/

 

Escape the January Blues and Travel with Bizhop luxury Luggage

Escape the January Blues and Travel with Bizhop luxury Luggage Review: January 2018

British born brand Bizhop founded and invented by Iain Begg offers innovative luxury luggage for business or leisure.

Through personal experience, Iain and his team inspired by their own travel luggage experience’s have used this knowledge to redefine travel luggage with this ground-breaking travel gem and with it’s nifty hanger handle, let’s get the elephant out of the room, this is no ordinary suitcase!

Escape those January Blues and get on the road with Bizhop.  On the road, travelling from City to countryside, taking a flight from London to Tokyo…well don’t forget one important thing – Bizhop.

Made with the virtually indestructible Poly-carbonate shell, the case itself has a slick finish with the discreet Bizhop branded badge.  The TSA approved combination lock requires no additional pad lock or keys and cleverly works using the two zips as a locking system in conjunction with the pin combination.

Why do all the hard work when the case can do it for you!  This is travel made light and the case took the “lug” out of Luggage.  The wheels are top-quality hard-wearing Japanese Hinomoto double spinner wheels which gives an easy glide 4-wheel system enabling you to pull or simply glide the case along on four wheels – take your pick!

When travelling, I usually have a case, bag, laptop and a jacket, but with the brilliant Bizhop the one case was the complete package.  The internal storage design allows the case to be opened upright without the contents falling out.  There is a padded laptop pocket and the hanger handle which holds your jacket hassle free which frees up your hands to take that important business call or keep a tight hold on those travel documents.

Save time, stress and energy, get a handle on your travel luggage with Bizhop.

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx

Contact:

https://bizhop.co.uk/

Hoogly Tea and Lykke Happiness Book Review

Hoogly Tea and Lykke Happiness Book Review: January 2018

Tina Gloggengieser, from Aarhus in Denmark, now living in Brighton, is a keen tea enthusiast and creator of the sensational Hoogly tea range.  Hoogly is the pronunciation of ‘hyggelig’.  ‘Hygge’ is all about the Danish way of life and having a feeling of well-being and warmth the whole year round.

All their teas are ethically sourced, fair traded, made and packed in the UK using a range of luxury, healthy and natural ingredients.  This sensational small wooden luxury box with 20 individual tea wraps and this amazing Hoogly branded canvas bag filled with 40 tea wraps in flavours such as; Rhubarb and Vanilla, Sparkling White, Chill Out Mint, English Breakfast, Classic Green, Cosy Chamomile, Earl Grey and Apple Strudel, is a way to gift New Year well-being to a loved one or a well-deserved treat and boost from you to you.

Now, you many have already heard about “Hygge” but what about “Lykke”.  Lykke pronounced Luu-kah is the noun for happiness.  With free higher education, trains that run on time and equal parental leave for men & women, it is not hard to see why Denmark has been voted one of the happiest nations.

The lovely Little Book of Lykke, wrote by Meik Wiking CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and author of the brilliant best seller The Little Book of Hygge, believes that the key principles to happiness can be sought all around the world.  This beautifully illustrated book both entertains and provides an informative read on how we can find Lykke within our lives.

Grab a cuppa, enjoy the lovely Lykke book and sip your way to happiness.

Have a Happy 2018 and Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx

Contact:

https://www.hooglytea.com/

Mood Booster Journal Happiness Review

Mood Booster Journal Happiness Review: January 2018

Camilla Woolgar, followed her dream and inspirations to help people feel better about themselves.  The idea around the journal is, that it can be used as a tool, when anxiety, low mood, stress and low confidence strikes, to motivate and bring back a little happiness into your life.

Speaking from experience, Camilla has previously suffered from both anxiety and depression during which time she found that writing notes which recall positive memories helped her throughout.  However, in a time or turmoil, without aids or prompts, digging deep into the memory for positive memories can be an uphill struggle.  This is where the Mood Booster Journal was born and along with her graphic design skills and influence from her native Denmark Camilla created a minimalist yet creative Journal with a simplistic but functional purpose.

Relax, Reflect and refocus your energies with this motivational and inspiring mood booster journal.  Use to keep organised and document, then as a reflection tool to seek clarity about your life, goals, aspirations or simply to remember and celebrate key achievements.

There is a Happiness Diary with The Mood Booster Journal where you can record happy memories and easily recall later, if you experience a “down day”.  Using a combination of inner strength and focus allows you to use The Mood Booster Diary, as a tool of empowerment and self-love, to get your life back on track, keep your life on track, and importantly aid you to flourish and be happy from within.

Let’s live, capture and flourish.

Have a Happy 2018 and Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx

Contact:

https://www.moodboosterjournal.com/