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Hungry Soul – The perfect guide to start your culinary journey

Hungry Soul – The perfect guide to start your culinary journey

So guys, it’s been a while since I reviewed a products. So this is one I am really happy to review.

The “Hungry Soul” cookbook by Jacques Brennan. Its a vegan cookbook for young people and students who are startign out on their culinary journey. The recipes are simple yet delicious and it comes with a handy guide on Essentials, gives you a few cooking rules and even complete meals to impress.

The book is easily written and the recipes are simple with easy to get ingredients that you can get anywhere. No need to go to loads of different shops and no need to spend a fortune.

The Book has five sections:

The first one gives you an introduction into the background of the author, it continues with some cooking rules, explains the effect food has on our welbeing and mood and also lists essential tools and pantry fillers.

It also explains different cooking method and if you are really only starting out is is so so handy to know your basiscs.

The recipes section is over one hondred pages and you can find loads of recipes you’ll love. From soups to salads, pasta, stir fries to sauces, pizza and desserts, everythng is there.

My favourite so far was the Satay Noodles recipe, Broccoli and Hazelnut Salad as well as the Garlic and Parsley pasta. So so yummy!

As I mentioned earlier, the recipes are so easy to follow and you nearly cant do anything wrong.

After the recipe section you can find a guide on all your basis ingredients and all the different methods of cooking them.

Following from that you can find entire meals that you can serve up to impress different audiences. Jut great.

To finish it all of, there is an appendix that gives more guidance on how to set the table, how to serve food and even on measurements and how to look after your tools.

Overall its a lovely book, that you can tell was written from the heart, to help young people and those who want to learn how to cook.

Its is of course a vegan cookbook and I had the most joy reading it and cooking from it.

I hope you will enjoy it too, you can purchase it here


WhiteWitch Skincare -Red Clay Face Mask

WhiteWitch Skincare -Red Clay Face Mask

So Its been a while since I tried new products and I am finally writing a review on a new brand I discovered.

WhiteWitch Skincare are an Organic and Ethical Skincare brand and an Irish company.

This is what the company says about themselves.

“We are the most ethical skincare company that exists today. We are nature lovers, doctors and artists. We make all our products using wild flowers, plants, oats and seaweed from the unspoiled coast and meadows, in front of the Atlantic ocean.
We go to great lengths to avoid the use of plastic in our packaging as we believe nature should not have to pay the price for human beauty. Our product purity and safety relies on remaining BPA free, avoiding contamination of its organic element until the end. White Witch® also ensures all products are 100% vegan and cruelty free as no animal products or by-products are used in manufacturing.

From beginning to end we handle the process ourselves. We speak to the growers, the suppliers and the local people to find the best quality ingredients harvested in the most ethical way. White Witch® is registered by The Vegan Society.”

When I saw an ad for their products I was really excited to find a company that uses no plastic whatsoever in their packaging without compromising its design. The Face mask they sent me was packaged in a cardboard box, on the inside was a cute little cotton bag that then contained the little glas jar that was sealed with a cork top.

I absolutely loved the look of it.

So I couldnt wait to try it.

So far I have used it three times.

The instructions say to mix the powder with a little water and apply evenly on your face. Then let it dry for about 15 and 20 minutes.

The first time I applied it I was in a rush, (never rush skincare guys) so I washed it off before it dried completely.

My skin felt cleaner and refreshed but I had to use it a few times right.

The next time then I did let it dry for the full 20 minutes and like with all clay masks I had to sit very still and use my facial muscles as little as possible as it starts to flake a lot. It also get very very tight and a bit itchy the drier it gets. So when I finally got to the 20 minute mark I was glad I could wash it off. 

Well it took a while. But again I think that very normal with clay masks, they are just very tough to get off.

Anyway when I did get it off, my skin was very irritated and red, but also looked really clean.

I hadn’t checked the instructions on their website and put on moisturiser straight away, which you are not supposed to do. You are supposed to “Give the skins’ own sebum glands a chance to ‘reactivate’, thereby moisturising from the inside out”. 

But my skin felt so tight I really couldnt resist, maybe because I didnt know I had to try to resist.

So thats what I did the third time. I didnt moisturise and it was very hard but after a while my skin felt normal again I did get that clean and fresh feeling like the first two times.

With regards to the longlivety of my fresh clean skin, I cant say much yet. The clean feeling hasnt lasted very long but I have very difficult skin and my pores just get clogged up so quickly.

I think Ill have to use the mask a few more times to come back with a more accurate verdict.

I will post an update once I have. If you had a different experience, please comment here or let me know on Instagram.

I will also definitely try some of the other WhiteWitch Skincare in future because I love their concept, the fact that they are organic, crueltyfree, plastic free and vegan.




Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide

Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas….. and if you’re just as organised as I am, now is the time to panic!

Every year I vow to myself that I will start buying gifts in August, yes you heard right August. Because then I can plan and budget ahead, (I am an accountant after all).

And then August comes and goes and it’s so warm and sunny and no way am I starting to buy Christmas presents now. Also people change their preferences and might see something they really like closer to the festive season. It is also impossible to buy anything for kids because they want something different every week or day.


If you are anything like me then don’t worry! I have put together a lovely gift guide with something for everyone. I really hope you enjoy it and I hope you find something lovely for your loved ones.

For him

Bulldog Skincare

Have you got one of those special guys in your life that will not use any kind of skin product that looks too much of a “Product” to be used by a man? Well I have. And I was struggling to make him use moisturiser and any sort of skin care. Until I found Bulldog Skincare. I was looking for a cruelty free and vegan brand that didn’t cost the world and that I could get my hands on quickly, (I was just as organised last year haha) and just by luck stumbled across them in my local pharmacy. I filled his advent calendar with 3 different products, moisturiser, facewash and aftershave balm thinking let’s see how it goes. And it went so, so well. He uses all three every day and his skin is so soft. So guess what’s he is getting this year again?

Bulldog skincare products are vegan and certified cruelty-free. They have a variety of different products such as moisturiser, aftershave balm, face wash, face scrub even beard shampoo and many more. I purchase mine here.

Norse London Double Edged Razor

Another great gift for the old-school man (maybe dad or your hip other half, or just someone you know would appreciate a great gift) in your life is a double edged razor. My dad has had his double edged razor for over 25 years now and I think it’s time for an upgrade. Over the years we have gifted him electric shavers, semi-electric ones and all sorts of other shaving equipment but he has never given up on his double edged razor. It is great because its plastic free which is great for the environment and you only replace the blades. It reduces waste and saves you money.

You can get stylish ones from Norse London with a stand for the razor and brush. As mentined on their website the brushes are synthetic. All at a very reasonable price and I know my dad will love it, maybe yours will too.


So what else does a man need? What about some stylish vegan and crueltyfree sneakers? These come in loads of different designs and are both for men and women. I really fell in love with mine and can only recommend them.

Get them here

For her


How about some jewellery for your beautiful ladies?

Ani is a UK based handmade jewellery company. Their jewellery says no to animal cruelty it represents, love for all animals.

Help them spread the word and stand together.

Anijewellery make beautiful necklaces and donate 10% of sales to your chosen animal charity feom their dedicated list. Isn’t that a beautiful idea? I absolitely love their product and I might get one for a special friend. Or maybe just myself??!!

Get the neclace here.

Deciem – The abnormal Beauty company
The Ordinary, one of the Deciem beauty brands was one of the the first products I got when I went vegan and cruelty free. I was looking for a skincare products forever and actually my partner’s sister told me about them. I checked the company and found they were cruelty free and a lot of their products vegan. There are over ten brands under the umbrella of Deciem ranging from skincare to haircare to food supplements for beauty. When you click on a product you are given a sort of dashboard that states whether the product is vegan, nutfree, waterfree, oilfree or similar.
So, when the Ordinary was one of the first brands I purchased, and at a very reasonable price, Hylamide was the next. Its a bit a more expensive but I absolutely loved their cleanser and pore reduction products. And there are so so many I will need to try. I could spend all day browsing through their products.
I think their products would be a perfect gift for the lovely lady in your life, mum, sis, wife or girlfriend.

Get The Ordinary or Hylamide

Labante London
Guys and Girls! Do I have to say anything other than “HANDBAG”? Most ladies, I know very few who wouldn’t, would love a bag for a present. I am not the most stylish or fashionable person in the world, BUT I do looove bags. I am sorry if I am being too materialistic and superficial now but I looove bags. And I absolutely adore Labante London Bags. I have two in my collection now. One is a small black crossover bag with a golden chain strap and the other is a lovely brown tote with a pink inside, featuring detatchable side pockets. I am definitely planning on getting more. Labante London are PETA certified VEGAN, so do I need to say more? Head over to their website and pick one out for your favourite lady or let her pick it herself (I’m messing, I love surprises) . She’ll love it.

Get them here

IVANOVNA_DARIA: Speaking of bags, if your lady is the more casual type and not very much into handbags but still needs to carry things around, they will definitely need one of these. The IVANOVNA_DARIA seasack. My sis Daria loves fashion and loves making fashion so she created this brand, making beautiful sea sack style bags that are so handy and fashionable. All her bags are handmade with love and come in loads of different styles. She will make them to order and you can choose the design. They are not only for women but there are beautiful masculine designs too. Go check her out guys! Id say this could be a beautiful present.
BTW I have three myself haha.

Get her bags here or contact her directly and get a custom made one through here

For Kids


Do you want to go #zerowaste? The first step I took when I started my journey to #zerowaste, I’m long not there but I am trying, was getting rid of my clingfilm and start wrapping my kids’ sandwiches in the Rolleat sandwich wraps and snackbags. They come in various fun designs for kids and adults alike. My kids love their wraps and bags and I really couldnt go back to using clingfilm. It is a great way of reducing your single use plastic products and you should give it a go. Get some for your kids as a stocking filler. They’ll love them.

Get them here

Homeware and clothing


Do you not just love linen? It is so simple beautiful and has that natural look about it. I would just love to use that material a lot more and maybe I will get someone to give me a present of notPERFECTLINEN.

notPERFECTLINEN is a small family business who make “not perfect linen”. From clothing to napkins, towels and accessories, you can find the most beautiful items on their Etsy shop.The products are handmade and have simple forms and colours and are made from natural fabrics. I certainly would love for someone to gift me a few items.

To buy click here


Another great brand I discovered recently was Whiteandgreen.

A new Irish Company making bedding, blankets, scarves and throws from the finest, hand-picked organic cotton creating luxuriously soft products.

The company is 100% Fairtrade certified meaning fair wages and safe working conditions for all of their workers. I met one of the owners at a health blog event and was lucky to see the products. They are absolutely beautiful and luxurious and can be purchased here.

Heres a short company bio.

“As an accomplished Interior Designer, Sari was left puzzled by the lack of high quality, yet affordable bedding on the market. “What could possibly be so difficult?” She set out on a mission, and became a top expert for the finest quality bedding in the world. As a family, we wanted to take this even further.

Together, we launched White & Green in May 2016 and it has flourished ever since. From seed, to factory, to finished product- every detail has been meticulously chosen by us with full transparency in our supply chain.

We simply supply the most beautiful sheets, without the misleading marketing ploys such as ‘thread count’- which is not in itself an indicator of quality. It truly is about the quality of the cotton used in the first place that matters most. We use the finest, hand-picked organic cotton creating luxuriously soft sheets that wash and iron beautifully.“

Other gift ideas

In the spirit of Christmas, why not give to our planet too?

With our increasing population and with it the increasing amount of waste and plastic, we should all do something to save our planet for our future generations. Please consider giving to charities such as Plasticoceans and Oceanconservancy, two of the many charities that try to save protect and educate about our oceans and the plastic pollution that endangers the life in them.

And last but not least and the reason why I went vegan, are the animals. Please give to the many animal charities such as Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary (here in Ireland) or any other maybe local animal charity in your country.

I really hope you liked my Christmas Gift guide and have a lovely lovely festive Season


All images are either taken by me or used with the permission of the feautured brands.

Supernutritions Energy and Performance Superfoods

Supernutritions Energy and Performance Superfoods

Have you ever or do you ever take supplements or eat superfoods? I am talking about the new superfoods not our old fashioned blueberries and broccoli?

I didnt use to. I didnt believe in the hype. I am a bit oldfashioned and with food just like with any new trend I am very slow to accept it. So I didnt use or eat superfoods. I didnt understand they hype about Chia Seeds Quinoa Spirulina and other superfoods.

That is until I read up on them and there are so many articles you can read and some are contracdicting each ther and others are very sceptical.

Now that I did read about them I am a true believer! But I just find it so hard to keep track of all of them and also the know exactly what to use for which purpose.

So this is where I was introdused to Suernutritions. They are a brand that specialises in superfoods that you can blend yourself. All their superfoods are glutenfree soy free sugarfree saltfree dairy free and purely plantbased.

On their website you can as I mentioned create your own mix based on your goal and purpose.

You can choose from the following goals:

Energy & Performance

Wellness & Immunity

Detox & Body Cleanse 

Based on that goal you get to choose proteins, greens, seeds, veggies, fruits and a flavour.

I went for Energy & Performance and chose the flavour Berries and Cherries. 

So heres what I thought of it and made with it.

So my packet contained 75grams of a mix of Pea protein, hemp protein, Spinach, broccoli, Spirulina, Chlorella, Chia Seeds, Maca Roots, Pineappe, Green Stevia and Berries & Cherries.

When I opened the packet I got a beautiful aroma of fruit so off I went to try it out.

The first thing that came to my mind was to make agranola cup with a cashew and fruit filling. I aded a scoop of the superfoods into the granola base mix as well as to the cashew cream filling. The cream filling took on a lovely  purple colour and the flavour was very Berry as you would exepect. 

Now I havent ben using this enough to tell you whether it had any effect on my performance & energy (not that I am sporty or anything but Ive been lacking energy lately) but Ill see how it gooesn and let you know.