I saw this on Twitter yesterday. I don’t know where it was taken but it’s obviously somewhere in the UK – the scenery, the sky, the houses, the signs, and … Continue reading All humans must self-isolate by order of the Daleks
Some music. This is Elizabeth playing The Blue Danube. I learned recently that Aberdeen has been through all this lockdown business once before. In 1964 there was a typhoid outbreak … Continue reading Music, privilege, and virus incubators
I got stung by a bumblebee yesterday for the first time in my life. Since all our usual Saturday activities were cancelled I took the opportunity to do some gardening … Continue reading A bumblebee, extraordinary changes for the UK, and thoughts on mother’s day for the most abused of all mothers
I’m really snowed under with work and cycling-related activities right now that I couldn’t be bothered cooking dinner tonight and since I’m the parent I get to decide what we … Continue reading Sometimes we need pancakes for dinner
I’m so excited about making my own oat milk that I’ve been experimenting a bit with different recipes to get a flavour that I like. Here’s what I’ve settled on … Continue reading Recipe for oat milk and cookies for the remaining pulp
I always like to write about what we did for Christmas each year because it creates a record of it for the future. Can you remember where you were for … Continue reading Christmas 2019
It’s lebkuchen time of year which means it’s time to share my recipe. It has become a tradition in our family to make numerous batches of lebkuchen every December. Lebkuchen … Continue reading Scottish vegan cookbook and lebkuchen
I recently had the Well Woman blood tests done by Medichecks. There’s nothing wrong with me but now that I’m 44 I thought it would be good to start monitoring … Continue reading A vegan’s blood test results
Someone came to the house this week to ask whether we’re interested in getting milk delivered to our home. “I’m vegan”, I said. He replied, “We also deliver eggs and … Continue reading Pies from The Vegan Skinhead
I’ve been doing the baby shark abs challenge for more than 30 days now (32 days to be exact). It has got much easier, so much so, that now I … Continue reading Where’s my 8-pack?
I got a funny mix of summer and winter veg at the plot today. The tomatoes in the glasshouse are still fruiting, although more slowly now, and I harvested the … Continue reading Pickings from my allotment and buffet breakfasts
I had an epiphany this week. When suggesting a vegan diet to someone to reverse heart disease they responded by saying my vegan diet is more to do with animal rights … Continue reading Love your greens
There was a good article in the Guardian yesterday titled, Why do people hate vegans? It references a 2015 study that found vegans suffer from the same level of discrimination as … Continue reading On hating vegans and cyclists
One of my favourite meals to eat that’s super easy to make, vegan, inexpensive, and anyone, even the most cooking-averse among us can easily create is the vegan burger. In … Continue reading The perfect burger
We tried to go and see The Game Changers at the cinema last weekend: we bought tickets, we bought popcorn, but at the last moment we got stopped because the … Continue reading But where do you get your protein?
I made a delicious and disgustingly healthy meal tonight which was a hit with everyone, including the kids. It was also very simple, indeed half of it required no cooking … Continue reading A nutritious, cheap, and easy vegan meal that kids like and vegan bodybuilders
I’m really looking forward to seeing The Game Changers, a documentary directed by Louis Psihoyos and produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzeneggar, and Jackie Chan. If you’re in Aberdeen it’s … Continue reading The Game Changers
Tell someone you’re vegan and suddenly they become an expert dietitian and will start listing nutrients they think you’re deficient in. Often the suggestions are silly, like protein, but someone … Continue reading You don’t need to eat fish to get DHA omega-3s
It has been a day of cooking. It’s that time of year when my allotment is producing way more courgettes (zucchinis) than we can eat so I had to take … Continue reading What to do with a glut of courgettes?
If I ruled the world … everyone would become vegan. Let me explain why. The fires in the Amazon rainforest are tragic but this is the cost of livestock farming. … Continue reading If I ruled the world …