We recently went on holiday to Ireland, spending a week on a boat with my family and cruising up and down the Erne. Unfortunately, the weather was pretty terrible, so we spent much of our time indoors, but it was still great to get to spend time with someone, even if I may have gotten a little competitive over the nightly Phase 10 games…. [ Read More… ] …
Summer days call for double editions of your favourite magazine! Although
Vegan Life have started publishing monthly, their July/August edition has gone back to the bi-monthly format they started with, allowing for extra-lazy reading days and an edition so full of recipes, you’ll probably need more than two months to get through them!
Due to moving house and not having internet for about two weeks, I’m soooo behind with everything… but I’m catching up, I promise! For this reason, my post about May’s Vegan Life Magazine is going live after the next issue is already available in shops… sorry! Keep an eye out for the June feature here soon!
May’s issue of Vegan Life Magazine was, as usual, a well-rounded publication and there were tonnes of interesting articles and delicious recipes, mainly focussed on strawberries and sandwiches. Given my current situation, however, the article I was most interested in was all about vegan pregnancy. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been struggling to stick to my usual 100% vegan diet during pregnancy. This isn’t because it’s missing any vital nutrients, but because I’ve just felt so awful the whole time and have been giving in to whims and cravings in a bid to make myself feel better (spoiler: doesn’t work). I therefore really enjoyed reading about how another mum-to-be have managed her diet and took away some solid advice which I’ve been incorporating into my day-to-day life. The most important thing is to plan, plan, plan! During my first trimester, this advice would have been of no use at all, since I was so ill that I could barely drag myself to the toilet in time to throw up, let alone plan and prepare meals. However, this approach has been working a lot better during my second trimester and I’m steadily getting back on track. If I’m honest, I had hoped that the feature would be a little longer than the two-page spread, as there is so much to say and discuss, but maybe it will make another appearance in an upcoming issue!
Did you read May’s Vegan Life Magazine? What did you think?
Disclaimer: I am a member of Vegan Life Magazine’s blogging community and receive the digital edition for free. I subscribe to the paper edition with my own money, because that’s how I prefer to read it.
Ombar Coco Mylk Buttons (Full Size)
Faith in Nature Coconut Hand Wash (Full Size)
Coconom Ginger Coconut Sugar (Full Size)
Soffle’s Chilli & Garlic Mild Pitta Chips (Full Size)
Eat Chic 73% Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup
Total Value: £12.63
After I said last month that I wasn’t too impressed with the March TheVeganKind Box, I have to admit that I’m over the moon with this one. I absolutely love Ombar’s Coco Mylk range, and the buttons were something I hadn’t tried before. My box gets sent to my office, so these didn’t last the afternoon… I was similarly impressed with the Peanut Butter Cup, although I didn’t think the sea salt did much for it on this occasion and I certainly wouldn’t spend £2 on it. The Pitta Chips were perfect though (a word of warning – they say ‘mild’ but they’re still pretty hot!), and I nibbled them as a pre-dinner snack, because I’m all about the snacks lately. Coconom coconut sugar has been featured before, and I’m excited to try the ginger flavour in baking. I think it would go perfectly with some carrot and apple muffins. Finally, the non-food item was a bottle of Faith in Nature coconut hand wash. The scent is a little too much for my pregnant senses and makes me nauseous, but Jake adores it, so it will be put to good use!
I’m really pleased with the April box. Next month there will be two deliveries again – the lifestyle box and the tri-monthly beauty box, which is my favourite. I can’t wait!
Are you a TVK subscriber? What has been your favourite box so far?
I receive a 50% blogging discount on my TheVeganKind subscription box. This does not affect the honesty of my review in any way. If I’m not happy with a product, I’ll be sure to tell you.