Diet culture: how to ditch it and why

The word diet seems to be on the tip of everyones tongues; especially at this time of year as we approach the longer-hotter days and when the overwhelming trash tv shows such as love island adorn our screens with these toned, slim and tanned bodies fighting for attention from their ‘ken doll’ counterparts. Unpopular opinion…

Exercise and wellbeing – what’s the deal?

When the word exercise is mentioned the initial reaction most people have is negative. Something along the lines of, ‘its too time consuming’ or ‘I don’t have the energy’. What we must understand is that exercise is crucial to our wellbeing both physically and mentally. Just 5-15 minutes of sun exposure, 3 times a week…

Fresh Summer Vietnamese Rolls

Ingredients: The beauty of these summer rolls are that they are so adaptable. You can literally add any ingredient you wish to them. Other ingredients I would recommend would be tofu, peppers and lettuce for example. Rice noodles (fresh) Purple cabbage Coriander Carrot Spring onions Rice paper Method: Finely slice your purple cabbage, carrots, spring…

Superfood Almond Spaghetti Pomodoro

Ingredients: Half diced white onion 3 garlic cloves – chopped finely 1 tin of chopped tomatoes with basil handful of cherry tomatoes 4-5 sun-dried tomatoes in oil 4-5 slices of chargrilled peppers in oil olive oil mixed herbs salt and pepper to season handful of almonds – flaked is best superfood mixed salad – preferably…

The Dalgona coffee trend: a how to guide

Given the fact that we all need a little cheering up right now coupled with the fact that it’s going to be 20 degrees this weekend in London and we all love a costa in the summer, am I right?. I am here to bring you the best summer iced coffee recipe you will find!…

Isolation tips for mental wellbeing

When catastrophic events occur it is often hard to remember what life felt like before the storm hit. I would like to start by saying my thoughts are with each and every one of us in this challenging time and I truly hope that if this pandemic teaches us anything its that we are all…

The ultimate Pina Colada breakfast smoothie

Ingredients: Frozen pineapple chunks Frozen mango cubes 3 frozen and pitted dates Plant based milk – almond used for this recipe Coconut and caramel vegan ice-cream (Aldi) Biscoff biscuit for decoration Coconut flakes for decoration Instructions: Fill your blender cup with the frozen ingredients first (this is so they are closer to the blades and…

Wholesome bolognese recipe

Hey guys, its that time of year again… Colds are rife and we all want that family favourite dish that everyone enjoys around the table to keep us warm and satisfied. Here at the London Veganist platform we have created the perfect, warming and satisfying Bolognese to enjoy with the whole family created with a…

Signature Guacamole in 6 easy steps

For all my Avocado fans out there, I have created this signature guacamole for you all to try at home. In 6 simple steps you can have yourself the best Guacamole you have tasted, pair this with a delicious fresh bean Salad or spread on toast and layer with sun-dried tomatoes. However you have it,…

Health conscious vegan fast food chain – Leon

Leon is Londons answer to vegan fast food, this restaurant is the perfect place for a lunch date or to catch up on some out of office work. With a range of fresh juices, smoothies and No1 Rosemary water available they really make being healthy fun. I decided to try out their love burger (ve),…

Hattush – a vibrant Mediterranean restaurant in Honor Oak Park

The evening started off with a delightful Sunday afternoon meal at a beautiful Mediterranean restaurant for a friends birthday. Immediately, I was taken aback by the warmth of the venue, and the hospitality of the staff. The softly lit restaurant added to the ambience of a peaceful summers eve. The owner, Sezar, was incredibly attentive…

Vegan Papaya Granola

Ingredients: 200g Whole Rolled Oats 120g Hazelnuts (chopped) 150g dried Papaya chunks Mixed Fruit and nuts – desired quantity 3 x tbsp of Coconut Oil 3 x tbsp of Golden Syrup (vegan) Instructions: Pre-heat oven to 180c Weigh out 200g of Oats and place in a large bowl. Now weigh out your Hazelnuts and roughly…

B12 Breakfast Booster

Ingredients: Multiseed bread of your choice Lemon hummus Cherry Tomatoes (mixed) Rocket Nutritional yeast flakes Salt/Pepper to season Method: Toast two pieces of multisided bread. Generously spread the Lemon Hummus over the toast, followed by a sprinkle of nutritional yeast flakes on each toast. Chop your cherry tomatoes in half. Add a handful of rocket…

Vegan Potato and Coconut Curry

Ingredients: Aldi Spicy Mini Potatoes (any baby potatoes will be fine, just add paprika to the dish and pre cook the potatoes if not already). 1x can of tinned Tomatoes Frozen mixed peppers Spinach fresh or frozen is fine 3 small cloves of garlic, crushed or chopped finely 1x tin of kidney beans 1/4 of…

10 ways to up your self care game

We all need a little self care in our routines, so it is the perfect time to learn what small changes we can make in order to keep us ticking both physically and mentally. I’d like to start off by saying, I know there will always be a time when life will have you pinned…