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Loaded Jacket Sweet Potato | Recipe

Loaded jacket sweet potato with salsa and guacamole - vegan lunch recipe

Ah, sweet potato. I was going to say it’s a summer favourite of mine, but I’m going to have to be honest and admit it’s a year-round favourite, actually. One of the things I love the most about sweet potato is you can just cut it into whatever shape, throw it in the oven for a few minutes, and it comes out delicious no matter what. In this recipe I’m going to take that idea to another level and just bake the sweet potatoes as they are, to create a delicious loaded jacket sweet potato. Top it with some fresh veggies and guacamole and you’re good to go. Minimal effort, maximal results!

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Mediterranean Pasta Salad | Recipe

Delicious vegan Mediterranean pasta salad. Perfect to share with friends on a hot summer night :)

Granted, this is not the most photogenic dish I have produced. But what it lacks in looks, it makes up for in flavour. This mediterranean pasta salad is possibly the most delicious pasta salad I’ve ever made. It’s absolutely perfect for bringing to a (veggie) barbecue, a potluck picknick, or as a stand-alone dish on warm summer nights. It features some of my favourite flavours from the Mediterranean, is entirely plant-based, and is super quick and easy to make. In the summer when it’s really warm outside, I just don’t feel like standing in a hot kitchen for too long so I’ll reach for uncooked food more quickly. That means lots of crispy fresh veggies, but also some of those delicious pickled or oiled treats from jars. Let’s keep it realistic, yeah 🙂

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Menstrual Cup Update: One Year In

A year ago this month, I decided to take the leap and order a menstrual cup online. I’d heard so many great things about it from friends and strangers online, and I really liked the idea of using something more sustainable for my period.

My first two months of using a menstrual cup were a bit of a struggle, but by the third month I felt ready to record this video:

In case you’re unfamiliar with the concept of a menstrual cup, I really recommend you watch the video first, as it’s quite a complete introduction to the item. I explain what it is, how it works, how you insert and remove it… This post is more of a follow-up, so think of the video as part one.

When I filmed that video, I was still pretty much a menstrual cup beginner. I wasn’t 100% comfortable with my insertion and extraction methods (for lack of better words. Ew.), I’d still get some leakage when the vacuum didn’t form properly, and I still struggled with taking it out every now and then as it would travel up. Now that it’s been a year, I can safely say I’m even happier with my cup. So, much, happier. I honestly can’t imagine ever going back to another menstrual product.

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