Angie Li is the talented creator, chef and photographer behind vANGIEtarian, Hong Kong’s most popular plant-based Instagram account and healthy lifestyle blog where she shares her stunning bowl photography and simple, nutritious and delicious recipes. She is a passionate vegan marathon runner. We’re happy to share here her recipe for chocolate brownie bircher muesli: such a warming breakfast combo! Advertisements
There are animal products in cosmetics. It’s a fact. Some are animal derived and others are animal by products. Some use ingredients animals were born to make (think milk, honey and beeswax), others use ingredients made from animals. It’s easy to tell animal made foods at the supermarket. It’s a lot harder to pick out animal made cosmetics. Are you vegetarian or vegan? Would you be shocked to learn many moisturisers, mascaras, eye shadows and blushers are made from animal products? Would you like to know exactly how to choose vegetarian and vegan friendly skincare, makeup and cosmetics?
Alyce Cimino is a Naturopath (BHs Naturopathy) and owner of Ahara Health – Naturopathic + wholefood collective on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Alyce has a passion for wholefood cooking and using food to nourish the body and mind. When Alyce isn’t in the kitchen or at the farmers market you can find her at the beach enjoying the ocean and sunshine. Discover here her article about ‘skin loving food’. “There is nothing more beautiful than the confidence that healthy glowing skin brings. As a Naturopath, I believe that healthy gorgeous skin comes from within. Our skin tells the story of our overall health; if our hormones are happy, if our liver is clearing toxins effectively or if needs a little more support, or perhaps that we need the support of a specific nutrient.
In celebration of World Vegan Day this Wednesday, November 1st, we’re happy to share this new vegan recipe from our beloved food coach Diana Tencic. Over 16 years experience in health and fitness at Body Be Well have taught Diana the essential role of food in the health and fitness balance. Check here her recipe for “Beetroot vegan cream cheese”. This delicious creation involves two steps. First you need to soak two cups of plain cashews in a bowl of water for 24 hours.
Our best effort yet: cream concealer that covers over dark circles and blemishes. Covers up spots and calms skin down. Blends easily, over or under makeup.
Stan Veniaminov is a personal trainer based in Bondi, Australia. Read about his tips on how to keep fit and stay healthy when on a vegan diet. ‘I think being vegan and fit can be bit tricky, but as long as you focus on eating food high in nutrition, especially essential amino acids, then you will be fine. Lets take breakfast for example. First of all when I wake up during 1st hour of being awake I drink around 1-1.5L of water to make sure body is well hydrated and energised to kickstart my daily activities. Then, after 2 hours, I make breakfast, usually smoothie or acai bowl, loaded with oats, bananas, peanut butter or walnuts, chia seeds, crunchy granola (my fav) and plant-based protein (PranaOn is my fav).
Discover this colourful recipe by Maz Valcorza. Maz has a passion for food, and she loves creating delicious, organic, vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free recipes. ‘This hearty meal is infused with aromatic spices and sweetness from dried fruit. It’s packed with protein and beta-carotene and will satisfy your hunger for sure!
Stan is a personal trainer based in Bondi, Australia. A few years ago, he decided to go vegan. He tells us how to be fit and vegan. Tell us how and why you decide to go vegan? I’ve just started becoming more conscious, wasn’t feeling right while eating meat, kind of disgusted feeling when your plate is covered in blood. Then, friends of mine send me few videos on animal cruelty and that put final stop to consuming animal products. It’s the best decision I have ever made.
Fran is a very talented florist from Bondi Australia. She loves our Natural Almond Oil Mascara and she tells us why… “As a florist, my number one rule is quality. How fresh are these flowers? Are these the best quality flowers I can find? Have they been ethically sourced? Procuring the best quality flowers for my customers enables me to create and produce my best work. Every bouquet or arrangement is made with confidence.
There’s a new word on the block: ‘V’ for vegan. Suddenly every restaurant and cafe worth checking out is offering new and exciting food/beverage options we’ve never had before. Motivated by health, environment protection and animal rights, this movement towards more ethical and healthy food is sweeping the globe. It’s more than a trend, we can safely say that veganism is here to stay. Reducing the amount of meat and dairy you eat has proven health benefits and the rise in plant-based food options is great for anyone looking to get healthier in 2017, whether they are a strictly ‘vegan’ or not.