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Spiced Carrot & Millet Salad

Vegan Spiced Carrot Salad with Millet

This year, it has been such a hot summer. I have really started to feel the heat and haven’t been spending too much time in the kitchen as a result. Just the thought of creating more heat by using the stove or oven, puts me off. Anyone else feel that? But I’m not one for too much raw food so it has to be done. I generally find that I get sick of certain meals quickly if I eat them too often but the last month or so I’ve probably had the same handful of meals every day. Like most mornings I would make gluten-free pancakes with blueberries and any other fruit I would have around. Dinners have been mainly roast potatoes/veg with a big salad, quick stir fries or vegan “bone” broth soup. Yes, I’m having soup in summer. Crazy, I know.

I finally felt like experimenting with millet as I’ve been told for years it’s good for you and that it would probably agree with me more than other grains. But the only way that I’ve cooked it before was a porridge. So naturally I thought that it was mainly used for sweet recipes. / Read More »


Note: this is a guest post by Adriana Pope, a full-time vegan traveler & smoothie aficionado. She is also the creator of the first 100% vegan restaurant review website Veg Nomad. Adriana has been trekking throughout all of Southeast Asia with her husband Nathan in search of the very best vegan food for two years.

Trying to stay healthy while traveling is actually more challenging than it might seem. Most people equate traveling with indulgence. Often times over-eating, binge drinking and not getting enough exercise are normative behaviours when taking that much-needed vacation. In a study conducted by British Medical Journal, they concluded that both men and women could increase their longevity up to 5 years by incorporating healthy eating and exercise into their daily routine.

In this article, I’ll share with you my top tips & tricks for staying healthy while traveling. Whether you’re taking a two week backpacking trip through Southeast Asia or living long-term in a far away country as a digital nomad, all of these recommendations will help you kickstart and continue a healthy lifestyle while traveling. / Read More »

Minimalist Health: A Walk in the Park

As a society, we are commodifying health. It’s all about the size of your biceps, and how many animals you eat to grow them. Not, as it should be, about how great you feel. With the industry becoming ever more saturated, it’s getting harder to filter out the wheat from the chaff. So, my question is, in this growing world of carbless diets, do you struggle to separate the signal from the noise? Do you wish for something simple, that you can trust? Well, I’ve got a treat for you. Once we’re done here, you’ll be ready to take your first steps to better health, the minimalist way. / Read More »

Listen To Your Own Advice

Listen To Your Own Advice

You may have noticed that we have been pretty quiet on the here, social media and newsletters the last few weeks. The reason being is that at the beginning of this month we decided to take some time out. We felt that we haven’t been practicing what we have been preaching and it felt wrong. You know how it goes, your friend says that they are burnt out and you say ‘you need to look after yourself, don’t burn the candle at both ends!’. Well do you listen to your own advice? We may be minimalists when it comes to material possessions, but mentally and the day to day schedules were pretty ridiculous. Not minimalist at all (in our opinion). / Read More »

A Tea With Dan Erickson From Hip Diggs


Every now and then we post conversations we have with cool people who live mindfully whether it’s living with less or being healthy without doing harm to others. This is not an interview series but more a down-to-earth catchup over a casual cup of tea. Today, we catch up with Dan Erickson. 

Dan Erickson is the passionate simple-living writer behind Hip Diggs. We’ve been following Dan for a year or so now. He’s a teacher by trade, a single father, musician, talented writer and a passionate minimalist. In this conversation we talk about blogging, minimalism and speaking out without worrying about what other people think.
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