On Thursday I went to TK Maxx in New Cross to get some gym wear. Thursday is when I go for a workout session with TBM Fitness in Peckham. It can be very intense but very rewarding, and it's my first time really going to a proper exercise class. As always, when I got to… Continue reading Mid-spring Mini-haul
Exciting vegan cooking requires lots of imagination. I've always wondered: who was the first person to try this thing, and realise it was good to eat? I'm still getting over the whole Aquafaba craze: who would have thought you can make macaroons out of chickpea water? Jackfruit is another discovery that blows my mind: I knew… Continue reading Teriyaki Jackfruit
A common and fair complaint ascribed to the vegan community is that the lifestyle is too expensive. Especially with Instagram, you would expect to spend at least £30 or so just on breakfast. A lot of organic produce, specialist foods that you can only get from health shops which obviously charge a premium; exported foods… Continue reading The Friday Basket
I've never actually been that good at baking cakes; throughout the years I've had sunken middles, stodgy fillings and other things that just make for a bad cake. About three years ago I attempted to do a butter sponge topped with regal icing for my then-boyfriend-now-husband's birthday. This was the result: It was actually quite ambitious,… Continue reading Lemon and Poppyseed Cake
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….