Here are a few of my favourite things for the first week in June 2018!
The Chickpeeps podcast
Set up by Evanna Lynch (of Luna Lovegood fame), it’s a fantastic podcast all about veganism. Each episode, Lynch and her co-hosts talk to a vegan guest on being vegan or their latest project or activism. It’s great to listen to on a long journey or on a lazy Sunday while you’re still in bed! Also, shoutout to the new Get It & Give It podcast set up by Irish Mountain Child!
I love mango smoothies, mango sorbet and mango on its own, so why not mango curry? I’ve recently gotten over my childish notion that savoury and sweet shouldn’t mix. Savoury and sweet is a match made in HEAVEN. My only tip: add the mango last or it’ll be too soft in the curry!
Superdrug Own Brand Vitamin E Cream (Limited Edition)
I love love LOVE Superdrug, but I especially love the limited edition Vitamin E cream as it smells like dragonfruit, it glides on so easily and it’s very moisturising. Plus it’s super cheap at approx. 4 quid a big pot!
If that wasn’t good enough, 10% of the profits go to the Marie Curie charity. I really hope it becomes a regular in their line as I’d HATE to see it go!
I’ve decided to put together a 30 Before 30 bucket list to give my goals some structure and to have some things to look forward to that aren’t just abstract thoughts floating around my noggin.
I just turned 25 so I have five more years before I hit the big 3-0. It’s actually incredibly hard to believe that in just five short years I’ll be the same age that I considered old when I was fourteen. Like, thirty is NOT old, past Mary you little brat!
The following list are things I really want to achieve in the next few years. Some of them are simple wants and others are needs that are rooted deep in my heart, things I absolutely must achieve.
There’s no clickbait to be found here; I’ve set up a new website for Irish vegans by Irish vegans called Vegan Éire.
It’s an informational resource, so if you’re transitioning to veganism or you’re just curious, or even if you’re already vegan and you haven’t quite gotten into the swing of it yet, this site is for you.
There’s something for everyone on the site, including a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions section) and a section on The Vegan Family, which includes advice on vegan pregnancy and raising vegan children. I also keep the News category regularly updated with news that relates to Irish vegans.
If you’d like to get involved more in the Irish vegan community, you can check out Events, where I have lists of upcoming protests, festivals and food & drink events. Or you can check out the Resources tab where I’ve listed all the vegan Facebook groups across the country with links to their pages.
I talk a good bit about omni aggro, but now it’s time to focus on the opposite side of the coin… vegan aggro.
Going vegan is a wonderful thing and benefits so many; yourself, the animals and the planet. Unfortunately for some people, however, choosing not to eat animals and their derivatives just isn’t enough.
You may have come across this on Facebook groups or online forums, but sometimes vegans can get a bit… aggressive. It can be really upsetting because we’re supposed to be on the same side! We need to support each other, not tear each other down.
There are several things that certain vegans nitpick, and one of them in particular irritates me like no other. I’ve come across vegans on Facebook groups who insist that if you take medicine for things like depression then you aren’t vegan because that medicine isn’t vegan.
If you haven’t yet made plans and you’re looking for something nice (and vegan) to do in Dublin for Valentine’s Day, read on!
Get a three course 100% vegan Valentine’s meal for just €25 at Aperitivo! If you’ve never been, the eatery is VERY small, so expect to be a little cramped as Valentine’s night is super busy. But it’s all worth it for a slice of Buttercream Dream’s vegan rolo / cookies n’ cream cake!
Note: there’s an error in the Aperitivo menu – it’s not coconut cream!) and a Speculoos cake (Lotus biscuit flavour) is also available on the normal menu! Woo!
According to their Facebook page, there are a few spaces left so get booking! If, however, you aren’t lucky enough to bag a place, you can also head to Cornucopia, who have an ALL DAY Valentine’s deal as well! It’s slightly cheaper at €40 for 2 rather than €50 (like at Aperitivo).