{Review} Fry’s Annual Green Meeting

Last Saturday saw The Fry Family Food Co’s 3rd Annual Green Meeting inspiring change in the hearts and minds of Cape Town’s conscious community.  Over 200 veg-friendly folks gathered at the urban-chic Jack Black Brewery to be addressed by some … Continue reading

A Touch of Starlight – Vegan Pop-Up Party

An evening of sparkles, bubbles, city lights and gourmet vegan delicacies. A Touch of Starlight was delightful and glamorous, yet humble and comforting. On Sunday, I had the privilege of attending this intimate event hosted by Flavamingo Events, Troupe Events … Continue reading

Kids Road Show with BWC

Yesterday, I offered a little bit of my time to help Voices for African Wildlife and Beauty Without Cruelty with their Kids Road Show. We visited the Ikhayalethemba Village in Strand to educate 60 underprivileged children about caring for animals – … Continue reading

Try a little harder to be a little better this 2017

Happy New Year Veganista’s! I hope you all enjoyed an amazing holiday and festive season, and that you returned to your place of work well-rested and ready to take on the challenges of the New Year.

As some of you know, 2016 was a rollercoaster of a year for me – full of fabulous ups but not without its twists and turns. This year, instead of creating resolutions, I am reflecting on my purpose and working towards making small changes that will encourage big leaps towards it. I’ve come to notice that criticism is not something I accept easily, so that will be one of my first focal points to becoming the best possible version of me. We cannot grow if we are not able to receive guidance from others with an open and willing heart.

Criticism can either empower us – or break us down. The online vegan community tends to be fixated on calling out flaws, instead of offering support. It has never been more important for a movement to stand together and work towards our mutual goal – saving the world. If we want to see a change in ourselves and society, we need to be able to count on each other. So this year, let’s lift one another up, let’s contribute to each other’s causes and campaigns, let’s support start-ups even though they are pricey, let’s spread the amazing work that companies are doing instead of attacking their glitches, let’s give a little of our precious time to charities in need, and let’s accept criticism in a positive light.

As I make small changes to becoming more humane, I encourage you to do so too. Throughout this year, I will post about upcoming events, campaigns and activities that you can get involved with. I will also share the small changes I am making in case you want to try them too. Vegan or not, do the best you can and cause as little harm as possible. It is that simple.

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Love Leo xx

Vegan Omega-3 Blueberry Smoothie

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup tofu
  • 2 cups frozen berries
  • 2 cups Almond Breeze original almond drink
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add flax seeds and walnuts to a blender. Blend together until they form a VERY FINE powder.
  2. Add the tofu, berries, agave and Almond Breeze to the blender and blend until all of the ingredients are combined.
  3. Top with frozen berries and serve immediately.