General, Reviews

What have I been eating? September-October 2017

So this is where things took a bad turn in my diet, and I began snacking more extensively during the day. I only took one photo of the type of things I ate, because at the time I knew that I wanted to overcome the habit, and I wanted photo evidence to look back on in… Continue reading What have I been eating? September-October 2017

General, Reviews

What have I been eating? July-August 2017

July-August was a pretty good time for me diet-wise. This was during massage college days, so I had to travel to central London three days a week during rush hour. Our classroom/parlour was hot, so at one point I was drinking 3 litres of water a day. For breakfast, I either had a sandwich from… Continue reading What have I been eating? July-August 2017

General

I’m back! Where have I been? On sadness and binging…

I don't even know where to start, so let's take it back to February 2017... I was working as a housing support worker. Great job, but very low-paid. There is also difficulty in the support worker field to really progress and go anywhere, as people tend to stay in their organisations for several years. I… Continue reading I’m back! Where have I been? On sadness and binging…

General

Cheesecake Gallery

I've mentioned here previously that I make vegan cheesecakes, but I don't upload them as often as I should. I'd like to make my Instagram more representative of the various vegan desserts I make, my problem is eating the creations before taking pictures of them! Anyway, here's a flavour of the cheesecakes I've done. They… Continue reading Cheesecake Gallery

Dinner, General

Friday Basket: Vegetable Pies!

During Autumn/Winter, I make a lot of vegetable pies. Cottage pies are my favourite, and I have loads of savoury pie recipes that I look forward to sharing with you when it's more seasonal, however, the UK weather has taken an erratic turn, and what was once a steady assent to warmth and humidity has… Continue reading Friday Basket: Vegetable Pies!

General

So I’ve finally done this thing….

Hey 🙂 I'm Abi, also known as The Cocoa Vegan. Ten years ago I became vegetarian and for the past two years I've been cutting dairy products from my diet. It's been a difficult process made easier by my love of cooking and experimenting with new foods. I can stand around in supermarkets for hours,… Continue reading So I’ve finally done this thing….