The most eco-friendly hotel in Thailand

To say we were lucky to stumble across the Anana Ecological Resort in Thailand is an understatement. This beautiful hotel, which is situated just a 5 minute drive from Ao Nang, prides itself on being as eco-friendly as possible.

We spent our five day visit in one of the Thai studio rooms which came with a king-sized bed as well as a Thai day bed to relax on. Our balcony overlooked the famous limestone cliffs and greenery which provided a beautiful view as well as a soundtrack from the local wildlife each night.

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Plastic Free Easter!

Since I went vegan over five years ago, my biggest obstacle at Easter has always been finding vegan chocolate eggs. I’ve went from barely being able to find one in the shops to having a huge variety to pick from. However, now I can’t help but notice the sheer volume of plastic that they come wrapped in.

We all know how damaging plastic is to our planet. There is no planet B. We need to stop taking the world for granted and start making smart decisions which will not do irreversible damage.

So, if you are looking to buy Easter eggs this year then please think the plastic that you’re also purchasing. To make it a little easier for you, I’ve put together a list of the top five most eco-friendly vegan Easter eggs I could find.

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My Five Year Vegan Anniversary

Wearing my favourite vegan t-shirt!!

Happy Veganniversary to me!! That’s right, this week marks five whole years since I decided to try out Veganuary (read my blog on their website here) the switch to a vegan lifestyle. I actually went vegetarian around 20 years ago when I was just 12-13 years old. I didn’t really know anything about the meat industry at the time, I just knew that I didn’t want animals to be killed just to become food on my dinner plate. Over the years, thanks to the internet and films like Cowspiracy, my eyes have been opened and I constantly remain horrified by what really goes on in slaughterhouses and farms across the country.

The reason I didn’t go vegan sooner was that I honestly didn’t think enough about the dairy and egg industries. I have never drank cow’s milk and very rarely eat eggs, although I did consume both products in other foods. If you’re vegan then you’ll know the frustration of finding milk in every product from crisps to biscuits and pretty much every other product in between. For me, the switch vegetarianism to veganism was an overnight one and I haven’t looked back since. I can say 100% that I will never go back to eating animal products, and I’d encourage anyone to give veganism a try. I mean, what do you really have to lose?

So, here are some reasons why you should think about going vegan this January –

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Vegan Banana Bread // Plastic Free July

Banana bread is one of those great cakes that you can make with ingredients from your cupboard and now I can bulk buy vegan chocolate chips, the recipe is zero waste too. It’s also a great way to use up any bananas that are too ripe too eat so you don’t end up with food waste.

I made this cake last night and as you can see from the photo I’ve already eaten about a third of it which can only be a sign that it tastes good. It’s really quick and easy to make and you don’t need any fancy food processors or equipment.

 

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