Nail Art

Looking for Inspiration for DIY Nails?

Doing your nails can be a calming experience, a chance to engage your creative side and focus on one thing. For me it is anyway... One of the most challenging things when creating new nail art is deciding which design to go for, which colours to use and how to do it - after all,… Continue reading Looking for Inspiration for DIY Nails?

Other, Vegan Cooking

Which alternative milk is the best? Nutrition, taste, appearance, cost: A blinded scientific(ish…) study.

Summary Nutrition Appearance (in coffee) Taste (on own) Total Score Cost (if no offer) Oatly Barista 30 20 19 69 £1.80 Hazelnut 25 19 15 59 £1.60 Rice 25 18 15 58 £1.00 Oat 30 9 17 56 £1.40 Almond 25 18 13 56 £1.40 Cashew 25 10 15 50 £1.60 Coconut 25 10 13… Continue reading Which alternative milk is the best? Nutrition, taste, appearance, cost: A blinded scientific(ish…) study.

Indian, Vegan Cooking

Quick and easy Quorn korma

This dish uses a meat substitute and was one of the first dishes I made vegan as it was just a simple substitute of chicken to Quorn. Whilst substitute meats aren't the most healthy compared to fresh food, Quorn is not too bad. It's relatively high in protein, low in fat and has a much… Continue reading Quick and easy Quorn korma

Indian, Other, Thai, Vegan Cooking

Perfect basmati rice, every time!

A lot of my dishes are served with rice - I genuinely love rice, it's cheap, easy and this recipe means it's super tasty too! The recipe is also versatile as I'll discuss at the end. Please enjoy! Ingredients: Basmati rice - get some good quality rice, it makes a difference, honest! Coconut Oil Salt… Continue reading Perfect basmati rice, every time!

Dessert, Other, Vegan Cooking

How to make the most of your pumpkin: Vegan pumpkin pie, roasted pumpkin seeds and Jack o lanterns!

How many times have you bought a pumpkin for Halloween for the sole purpose of scooping out the inside and chucking it away just so you could put a candle inside? I know I've done it too many times... But, no more! If you want to make the most of your humble pumpkin this year,… Continue reading How to make the most of your pumpkin: Vegan pumpkin pie, roasted pumpkin seeds and Jack o lanterns!

Italian, Vegan Cooking

Possibly the easiest vegan pizza ever…

For us, pizza is fast convenience food. Something we used to order in a takeaway on Monday night (Game of Thrones pizza and beer night!). Just because we are vegan now doesn't mean I don't want Monday night pizza... It also doesn't mean I want to slave away in the kitchen making pizza dough, letting… Continue reading Possibly the easiest vegan pizza ever…

Nail Art, Step-by-Step, Tips & Tricks

How To Create An Ombre Nail Effect

Ombré (literally "shaded" in French) is the gradual blending of one colour hue to another, usually moving tints and shades from light to dark. - Wikipedia In nail art, an ombre effect can be achieved in a number of different ways to create different effects or looks. I will just go over the 2 most popular, basically the first creates an ombre… Continue reading How To Create An Ombre Nail Effect