Vegan Recipes

Coconut cookies

ingredients: 1 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup non dairy milk (preferably coconut but any other will work just as well) 2 cups sugar 3 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder 1/2 cup icing sugar 2  cups plain flour 1 cup desiccated coconut 2 table spoons water   method: Pre heat the oven… Read More Coconut cookies

Vegan Recipes

Chocolate Orange cookies

Chewy and chocolatey vegan chocolate orange cookies, perfect for vegans and non vegans alike. Ingredients:  1 cup light tasting oil (coconut, vegetable or sunflower is best) 1/2 cup non dairy milk (you could use chocolate milk to make it extra chocolatey) 2 cups sugar 3 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder 1/2… Read More Chocolate Orange cookies

Mental Health, OCD

‘Im so OCD’

‘I’m so OCD’: a phrase used by many to describe their preference for things to be neat and orderly. It seems like a harmless enough comment, yet is in fact incredibly insulting to sufferers of obsessive compulsive disorder and trivialises the illness. It is very real and very painful illness to live with. Its not… Read More ‘Im so OCD’

Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Mental Health

The truth about mental hospitals

What’s the first thing that springs to mind when someone mentions ‘mental hospital’? Is it locked doors, padded walls and crazy people? Straight jackets, screaming and lost causes perhaps? If so, you wouldn’t be alone. This is how most people envision psychiatric hospitals, thanks to the stigmatisation of society and the media. But this is… Read More The truth about mental hospitals