HAPPY 23 days until Christmas everyone! I absolutely love this time of year and as Christmas is right around the corner, I thought it would be a fun idea to share some of the items at the top of my Christmas list with you all in case you’re in need of some inspiration.
Before we get into presents, I have 2 awesome advent calendars to share with you, because of course 1 is never enough! The first is a luxury dark chocolate calendar from Hotel Chocolat and is my all time favourite; you can buy that here. The second calendar by moo free is a more affordable option but is still super yummy and you can order that from Vegusto here.
My Christmas list is filled with some of my favourite vegan products by some awesomely compassionate companies. If you like the look of any of them, you can click on the names of the gifts below to check out the websites where you can purchase them.
Just over a month ago I finally turned 21 and my mum threw me and awesome party! I’ve been meaning to write a post about this for ages; however, soon after my birthday my boyfriend also turned 21 and to celebrate both of our birthdays we went on an awesome 2 week trip around North America. We got to try so much amazing vegan food in each of these places, you can read more about this here,here & here! So now that I’m back I decided to back up a month or so and share more details about my birthday party.
One of the coolest things about it was that we found a caterer who was able to serve an entirely vegan menu. Most of the people there weren’t vegan or even vegetarian so it was really fun for me to be able to show them how varied and delicious vegan food can be. And it definitely worked as not only was the food a big hit with us veggies/ vegans but even some of my most carnivorous friends came up to me during the night to say they were shocked by how great it was! My favourites from the menu were: calzone with roast butternut squash, pine nuts, sultanas & thyme and falafel with a tomato and mint dip.
As a little momentum of the night, my mum made me this room decoration using an old candle holder and the fairy lights & table gems we used for party decorations. I love it as it’s a great reminder of the night and also… how cute does that look?!
One more thingI loved about my 21st birthday was the incredible present I received from my lovely boyfriend: a donation in my name to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. As you probably know, I loveall animals and have a particularly soft spot for dogs, so for me helping dogs in need was the BEST. PRESENT. EVER.
Overall this summer has been amazing; going vegan has been the best decision I’ve ever made and I’ve loved sharing the experience on the blog. Now the summer is coming to a close and I’m back at university, I’ll have lots more free time to spend on the blog. I have some super exciting plans for Jade Green Vegan including: a little makeover for the site, vamping up the recipe section & interviews with some awesome people . I hope you’ve all had a beautiful summer too and continue to follow along this journey with me ❤.