Plant Shift

love ♥ living ♥ vegan

Following a plant-based or vegan lifestyle, is about food, drink, clothes, shoes, body treatments, hair products and more. 

It's a conscious decision to think, walk and possibly, talk a better lifestyle. 

I support individuals who are thinking about making the shift, as well as, those who have already begun their plant-based journey.

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The stash that your vegan friends will love!

Unexpected visits

Do you ever feel ill-equipped when your vegan friends or family come over because you haven't had time to pop in to a 'special' shop to buy vegan treats and snacks? Perhaps, you've felt as if you've not had enough time to find out what's vegan and what's not. Maybe you haven't fancied making an extra effort to find out what they can eat, and then try and find it, so you couldn't offer anything when they came over. If any of these ring true, this article will give you everything you need, without involving the need to visit any 'special' shops!

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Comfort food

In the mood for something warm and comforting? 

Most of us have a specific food that we enjoy when the temperature changes, or when we're in need of a bit of TLC.

What sprang to mind for you? What's your favourite comfort food? 

I have a couple of favourites and one of them is soup! As Winter approaches, I like a bit of soup. It somehow (temporarily) makes up for the fact that the cold is upon us.

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Is it hard for those who aren't vegan to make a vegan meal?

How do non-vegan friends manage when they want to invite vegans over for a meal?

Friends and family often show love through food. It's often a time to sit, socialise, give the body what it needs, and possibly go a bit further, and indulge, with those you care about! 

I've heard and seen people get stressed and anxious over cooking a vegan meal, before the 'guests' have been asked, or date has been set. This fear and insecurity is often pre-everything, and I've seen it go either way. The host might find someone to talk it through with, after which they usually realise that they can make something without difficulty. Alternatively, they may not entertain the thought any further and decide to avoid cooking at home and meet everyone in a restaurant, or simply not go ahead with the food part of the meet-up.

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Video interview: how I shifted from a veggie diet to a vegan lifestyle

Interviewing vegan businesses

I've been interviewing vegan businesses for a while now. It started off by creating articles in which I invited the business to share some of the following information:-

  • raise awareness about what they sell,
  • discuss what made them create the business, 
  • share what their goals are 
  • how customers can buy their products 
  • express if their product is affected by the use of vegan 'ingredients'

However, more recently, I've ventured into the world of video. I have started recording short interviews with vegan businesses, through which they share what's new and show how they've grown since they began their journey. 

Read on to find out about my journey to a vegan lifestyle.

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Attending a wedding reception which is completely vegan

Organising a wedding reception which is fully vegan

A friend of mine was arranging his wedding reception. We were chatting about various things to do with the organisation of it on WhatsApp, when the topic of food arose. 
He wanted the food to be completely vegan but some people whom he was close to, weren't sold on the idea. They were aware of the importance placed on food and they didn't want the event to remembered for the food being pants!
The people he needed to convince hadn't been to a vegan wedding before and weren't sure whether all the courses could be vegan and delicious, and they didn't want this wedding to be a trial for it! 

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