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Week 3: deep detox

veg 2 April 2015

This week’s delivery of organic deliciousness.

Spring has arrived with gusto!  I can practically watch the leaves growing on the huge fig tree outside my home office window. I’ve taken to having a little siesta most days in a sunny spot in the living room, for some reason I sleep deeply with the sun shining on my head.


It doesn´t get fresher than this!

I’ve been doing 2 fruit meals (and snacks) and 1 veggie meal and it’s going VERY well.  I tried all fruit one day, but by night time I really needed to have a salad for that saltiness.

Most days I have my orange juice for breakfast, a banana mid morning and then a fruit smoothie for lunch.  Afternoons I snack on fruit and tthen our evening meal is mostly 50% raw and 50% cooked   I imagine I’ll be able to eat raw evening meals as the weather gets warmer and set aside those gorgeous curries for autumn/ winter. We’ve been having loads of ginger, chili and fresh turmeric over the past months, but now the weather calls for more ying foods. If I feel peckish I have fruit in between, being careful not to mix with any other food groups.

Beet juice

Beet, celery & parsley juice

Yesterday our organic veggie/fruit delivery arrived and so I decided to juice beetroot, parsley and celery for lunch today.  It was the first time I’ve ever juiced beetroot (always been a little suspicious of them) – that and my childhood memories of revolting bottled beetroot…… AND celery – another vegetable I’ve taken too, despite knowing how good it is for me.  The verdict – all in all not too bad – I might try celery with carrot another day.  LOVE the gorgeous pink colour!!

I’ve slipped up a couple times and had some coffee when out, but at home I’m only drinking organic Green Rooibos, filtered water and an occassional glass of sparkling Veri.

Getting loads of sleep and rest, meditating, dry skin-brushing and exercising every day.

Weight loss since 01/01/2015: 7,5kg / 16 lbs


3 days to go!


You still have 3 days to signup!!  If you’re thinking about tryin3-twitter.140350g veganism, do yourself a favour and pop on over to the Veganuary Site. 

The site is packed with all the tools you could possibly need, for example;

and much more…..



Nobody needs to throw a bucket of water over their heads with this challenge

Are you vegan and have friends or family who might be interested? Or, are you taking part and it would be better if your mates joined you?

Simply share this picture and tag in those who you think should try vegan this January.

And send them to this page to take the pledge:



veganuary challenge

Natural art supplies


Rosemary & Co. watercolour brush

I wanted to share these links – these companies produce superb art supplies.  If you love art as much as I do, or have kids, have a look!

Natural watercolour paints


If you’organic browns 1re looking for a natural range of watercolour paints you can´t go wrong with Colors of Nature. 

The colours are intense and so natural – I absolutely LOVE them!  I did a little series of watercolours inspired by these wonderful colours, earlier this year (this one’s called ‘Organic Browns 1).

Colors of Nature watercolour paints are formulated for high quality performance, whether you are an amateur, student or professional artist. Their watercolors have permanent to excellent lightfastness and can provide opaque to transparent coverage when painting, depending on how much you dilute them with water. Colors are made with pure pigments that create a wide range of colors when you mix them together. Their paints are ACMI certified non-toxic, and made exclusively with plant-based ingredients and mineral-based pigments, creating an earth-friendly and safe paint that won’t compromise your health or your artwork.colors of nature

2015 Vegan Art Calendar


Our 2015 Vegan Art Calendar is on sale on Lulu! A collaborative project involving 12 artists from around the world. All proceeds go to the Hillside Animal Sanctuary in England.  More info on the calendar website: http://veganartcalendar.weebly.com/

I am blessed to front cover_calendarhave (virtually) met and worked with all the amazing people involved in this project – they have openly given their time and creativity to what we all believe is an amazing cause.

It is my hope that this calendar not only raises money for Hillside Animal Sanctuary, but helps create awareness and opens hearts to the ideology of veganism.

my calendar image

‘Someone not Something’ — Leigh Sanders (October 2014)