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Lately I’ve been all about Nessun Dorma. You know, like… Pavarotti. I’ve been listening to it on repeat and, of course, singing along. (Much to the chagrin of my neighbors. Even if I am a singer, my classical coloratura days are most likely far behind me… plus I’m not a man.) But there’s something so cathartic about ...

myths about calcium plant-based

Got milk? No thanks! We’ve all seen the adverts. The message is clear: thou shalt drink milk. And the belief that calcium can only be found in dairy products is now hard-wired into our collective consciousness. But what if this was a myth propagated by those who profit from widespread consumption of dairy products? What if we ...

vegan cuisine veggie easy recipes

Another month, another delightful cooking workshop at 5 Lorette with our lovely readers, making easy and fun vegan dishes together. February’s class was Saint Valentine-themed, which gave us an excellent opportunity to delve into the wonderful world of aphrodisiac foods. We experimented with velvety chocolate, stimulating spices and arousing aromas, and came up with a collection of exciting new recipes based ...

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It’s official, Paris rive gauche is finally coming round to the magnifique way of life! Whilst the rive droit has enjoyed a veggie-mecca makeover these past few years, the left bank has always been decidedly lacklustre for us plant-based health bunnies. But, thanks to another entertaining missive from always-on-point The Light Side, a shiny new world of veggie in ...

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Ann and I have been asked about vitamin B12 a lot recently. It’s the first thing people tell you to watch out for when you say you’re a vegan. But – newsflash – B12 isn’t actually inherent in meat, nor in dairy. It comes from the soil. So for an animal product to contain vitamin ...

Vegan and Eco-friendly presents

Among the many things currently on your mind, one of them may not be the new Disney movie, Moana. (But, give it a thought, it’s fantastic.) No. Your thoughts are most likely revolving around the 5 million things you have to do before Christmas. And me, too. (Of course, I’m also thinking about the Disney movie… ...

atelier italian cooking workshop

Our second cooking workshop at 5 Lorette was molto divertente! We held an Italian-themed evening, complete with Canzone Italiana and Italianised names. From now on, call me Maria Carla, and Ann, Valentina 🙂 . Why Italiano? Well, we do love a challenge, and Italian has to be one of the trickiest cuisines to turn vegan and ...

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Praise be to Gunas! We are in love with this stylish vegan handbag brand. If you’ve seen Ann’s video from this summer on what’s in her vegan bag, you’ll already be aware of this. Now it’s time for me to show you what’s in my Gunas bag, so you can compare and contrast what we both tote ...

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