Christmas is upon us, and so is the Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Cooks! How we crashed into December so quickly I can’t quite fathom, but as the big day approaches, I’m sure we’ve all been starting to think (fret) about the perfect gifts to buy our friends and family.
Needless to say, we all know how stressful Christmas shopping IRL can be. Wading through hoards of tired shoppers, queueing, queueing and more queueing. I don’t know about you, but the older I get, the less I enjoy and feel inclined to physically go shopping. It’s just so tempting to hop online for a nice relaxed and dignified browse – especially during this busy time of year.
This year, I’ve made it my mission to test as many vegan protein powders as I can in a quest to find the best products on the market today. It seems that it’s a lot harder to find a delicious tasting vegan protein blend than it is a whey protein blend – a predicament not helped by the fact that there is also a lot less choice when it comes to flavours. However, not one to back down from a challenge, I felt positive that there had to be at least something out there.
Well, here’s the great news: there was! Quite a few, in fact! So today, I’m going to share my top picks so far. This has been quite highly requested over on my Instagram, so I really hope this is helpful for any newbies to the world of vegan protein powder.
Before we get onto the fun part, let’s take a look at the common constituents of a vegan protein powder. If not whey, what on earth is in them?
I’ve been taking a blogging and social media break.
A REALLY long break, actually. This is in fact the first time I’ve posted on Fuelling the Fork in over 5 months! How did that happen?! This year has absolutely flown by and I can’t quite wrap my head around it. Quite frankly, a helluva lot has happened.
About that. Grab a cuppa, because it’s time for me to explain.
Originally, I took a social media break because I was beginning to feel
a bit really burnt out. Which is kind of funny, because it’s not like I was even doing crazy things like working 20 hour days or skipping meals through lack of time to eat (lol, as if).
Friends, I have a little gem to share with you today!
I was recently invited to a T2 Tea Masterclass at the brand new Glasgow T2 store on Buchanan St. As an Australian company, a lot of Glasgow dwellers may be new to the name T2, but I’m not one of them. For once, I appear to be ahead of the curve. See, a few years ago now, I used to live in Melbourne, which is where T2 opened their first ever store. I was a poor backpacker then, and I knew that buying boxes of exotic sounding teas wouldn’t have done my withering bank account any favours- or my backpack. So I didn’t. But I remember feeling so enchanted every time I saw a T2 store, with their colourful packaging, shimmering teapots and smiley staff. It all just looked so fun. So when I got invited to the new Glasgow T2 store, I was super excited to accept the offer.
Now, I’m going to tell you a secret.
Hi all! Coming at you with something a little different today- the BEST vegan protein sources!
I often receive questions from family and friends asking me which foods they should be eating as part of a healthy diet. As a result of scaremongering from the media, hype over the newest diet trends and just general misinformation, there now exists so much confusion about what foods we should actually be consuming to support optimal health. This can leave us feeling completely lost and unsure of where to start when it comes to eating a healthy diet.
The concept of ‘cheat meals’ is something I want to address, because it’s something I frequently come across or get asked about in relation to my ‘diet’.
I use these two phrases lightly, in inverted commas. This is because I don’t believe in the idea of either of them. Now, that might sound strange. If you know anything about the IIFYM diet, you might well view cheat meals as one of their defining features. And, for a lot of people, they are.