Nutritional Yeast… or nooch as we connoisseurs like to call it, is a savoury, cheesey flavoured seasoning, jam-packed with a load of essential nutrients that is a staple of most vegans’ food cupboard. If you haven’t tried it, you need to. This stuff is brilliant.

To me (and most other rational people) nooch is a seasoning, however the big bad guys over at Slimming World have added a syn value to it (a whopping 2.5 per ‘level’ tablespoon)… which in my opinion is just ridiculous. So I did a little research…

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Wow… 2017….

Time has really been getting away from me lately. The house has come on leaps and bounds since I last posted, in fact we have just submitted plans to building control for the long-awaited extension. And let me tell you, I cannot wait to FINALLY have a kitchen!

But in the mean time, I’m back on the Slimming World band wagon (after falling off HARD). I thought I’d post some of the Slimming World friendly Vegan recipes I’ve been enjoying. I’m all about quick, low-syn and tasty… and if you’re like me then I know you’ll love these.

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You Need This in Your Life | Belfast Living


Hello my lovelies,

Another quickie today! Raw Food Revolution have FINALLY opened on the Lisburn Road and if you are in or around Belfast you need to try this place. It’s the first place that I’ve gone in Northern Ireland where I can pick anything I want (including yummy scrummy desserts) and not worry about what’s in them or even have to ask! EVERYTHING is vegan… EVERYTHING.

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Week Two of the Scan Bran Challenge Day 1

So I’m now into my second week of the Scan Bran Challenge… the idea being to add more fibre and less useless calories into your diet on the Slimming World plan and kick start your metabolism… I had my weigh-in last night and had lost 2lbs… I am very happy with that, would have been better if I had gotten 3lbs off, but 2lbs if definitely better than nothing, or worse – a gain!

I’m sticking with the Challenge this week too, I’ve enjoyed getting so much from my Healthy Extras… in fact I don’t know how I would manage to stay on plan without them!

I love the Good Life veggie sausages (the vegan ones without cheese) but can only ever find the syns online for the cheese filled ones. I’m going to do a little bit of top up shopping (yoghurts, jellies, veggies etc) so I’ll buy a box and run them through the syn calculator online. They are delicious, and should be pretty low in syns, so fingers crossed!