All posts tagged: vegan

chocolate brownie bircher muesli

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

the ultimate guide to finding vegan friendly cosmetics

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?

green monday

After the mayhem of Black Friday, Green Monday is about to hit. Black Friday has become a great platform for consumers to save on goods offered on sale on that day, and Green Monday is following suit. Usually the second Monday in December, we thought we’d challenge ourselves (and maybe you!) to use this day to purchase goods with a ‘green’ focus. This can mean many things – ethical sourcing, local, sustainable products, environmentally aware design, cruelty free – however you interpret this. We all consume a lot, from food, household goods, clothes, entertainment, advertising, social media, travel, transport, it’s at the centre of our lives! We thought Green Monday 2017 would be a good opportunity to see if we can use the day to look at what we purchase and consume. The more we consume, the more we buy, the more resources we are using.

keep fit & stay healthy

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). 

Inspirational Vegan: James Aspey

James Aspey is one of Australia’s best known vegans.  Having beaten cancer, he decided to get healthy and went vegetarian. His journey led him to become vegan, and to his Voiceless365 campaign for which he took a year’s vow of silence in support of voiceless animals. Here he tells us about his journey and life as a vegan and animal rights activist.

Rawvana’s raw vegan recipe

For health, happiness and vitality Raw food YouTube celebrity and Insta-star, Rawvana shares her journey to a healthier way of living and we love her! Check out her awesome vegan cauliflower tacos recipe here. San Diego resident, Rawvana, aka Yovana Mendoza is a Mexican-American vegan and raw food advocate who started her journey towards health, happiness and vitality through a two-week detox program in 2013. She never looked back! Find out more about Rawvana: *********   Versión en español  Rawvana y su Receta Crudivegana para la Salud, Felicidad y Vitalidad   Rawvana quien es toda una celebridad vegana en You Tube, nos comparte cómo es que empezó su camino hacia un estilo de vida más sano. Encuentra su deliciosa receta de tacos de coliflor aquí.   Yovana Mendoza mejor conocida como Rawvana, es residente de San Diego, California de origen México-Americano y es promotora de la alimentación crudivegana, ella empezó el cambio hacia una vida de salud, felicidad y vitalidad a través de un sistema de desintoxicación de 2 semanas que empezó en el año 2013, ¡desde …

Inspirational Woman: Carly Schroeder

Actress Carly Schroeder (25) has been in the spotlight since the age of 3, starring in advertising roles as well as in TV shows, such as Port Charles and General Hospital, Dawson’s Creek and Lizzie McGuire and several films.  She’s a vegan, animal activist and extreme sports advocate, who spends much of her time climbing mountains as a free solo climber, when she’s not running marathons or in the water surfing or paddle boarding.  Here she shares her health and beauty secrets. What does being naturally beautiful mean to you? I’m an actress/model and I’m a free solo climber (no ropes) so, I’ve learned that “actress/model pretty” is never natural!  Natural is when I’m rock climbing. You can’t have a ton of makeup on with all the sweat and dirt and rocks falling at you. Natural beauty is the color of your eyes, the sun-kissed glow of your skin, the flushed lip color with a big smile. A little cover up, Chapstick and waterproof mascara never hurt though haha 😉 What is/are your healthy diet secrets? I’m …

Makeup “How To” with Emmily Banks

How to get the look with Sophie Raper from Astrid & Atticus BASE Moisturise with your favourite natural skincare to hydrate skin. Lightly apply and blend Ere Perez Oatmilk Foundation “Medium” to entire face. Blend Ere Perez Versatile Vanilla Highlighter Falling Star into cheek bones, down centre of nose and Cupid’s bow. HOT TIP – Use the same foundation brush to blend highlighter, the residue left of brush will help the highlighter to blend into skin and appear more natural. CHEEKS Apply Ere Perez Pure Rice Powder in “My Blush” underneath cheek bones to create contour. Softly press and blend “Healthy” Ere Perez Clever Carrot Cheek & Lip Balm onto apples of cheeks HOT TIP – Use fingers to apply the Cheek & Lip Balm, the warmth of your hands will help cream product to blend.   EYES Build Ere Perez Creative Chamomile Eye Duo “Very Important” in brown along lash line and blend out towards outer corner of eyes Apply Ere Perez Creative Chamomile Eye Duo “It’s a Girl” towards centre of eye and underneath …

Vegan vs. Cruelty Free Makeup

What’s the difference? Good question! Vegan is a lifestyle choice that many people simply associate with diet – that’s to say the idea that being vegan means not eating anything to do with animals. And that is true of people who choose to be vegan in terms of what they eat. But veganism has a lot more to it. To be truly vegan, you basically don’t have anything to do with animal-derived products in any way – and animals include every living creature, not just the furry kind…not in food, cosmetics, toiletries, clothes, shoes, homewares or household products. All vegan cosmetics will be Cruelty Free by virtue of the fact they’ve not had anything to do with any animal products or derivatives at any point in their manufacture. But not all cosmetics and beauty products that are certified Cruelty Free are vegan. They may not have tested on animals at any point in their process, but if their ingredients include anything that is derived from animals, e.g. honey, beeswax or goat’s milk for example, they …