Making A Stand and Taking a Knee

I'm still learning about what life in the United States involves (it's passions, beliefs, struggles, issues etc). The recent, and ongoing peaceful protests carried out by various NFL players has been eye-opening. Sports often brings people together, so the mixed reactions to the ‘Take a Knee' protests gave me a glance into the American psyche. … Continue reading Making A Stand and Taking a Knee


Pouch Pies: The Best Money Can Pie

If you're a good Brit, you love a good pie. In fact, if you're into good food of any kind, chances are you're into a good pie too. I was thrilled to be given an opportunity to try Pouch Pies, a family run company, based in Athens, Georgia that makes a range of delicious food. … Continue reading Pouch Pies: The Best Money Can Pie

Non-Dairy Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake

Homemade vegan cakes can sometimes end up very dense and with minimal rise. After testing my recipe a few times, I've finally baked a Non-Dairy Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake that is full of flavour. It's delicious, soft, light and fluffy, and has a good rise. This super easy recipe also has some helpful tips included. … Continue reading Non-Dairy Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake

Charlottesville: Spotlight on the Division of America

Events in Charlottesville, Virginia have been played out for the world to see. It showed the worst of American life and the best of it. The right to free speech is vociferously protected here, and protests have been made to oppose removal of Confederate statues - an acceptable voicing of views until white supremacy roared … Continue reading Charlottesville: Spotlight on the Division of America

No DAPL Spotlight: Mni Wiconi Continues

The digital age makes it far easier to get involved with a diverse range of community-based movements, and local or national causes/calls to action. Access to key information about things that matter on a personal, political or social level have become more readily available ... so today's Spotlight is on the continued No DAPL movement. … Continue reading No DAPL Spotlight: Mni Wiconi Continues

Paneer Cheese (Vegan & Dairy Recipe)

There appears to be a food revolution going on in the U.S. (well, at least in my small corner of it) as there has been a noticeable uptake in stores selling (and more people buying) ingredients and food that is natural, organic, non-GMO, etc. Soy, and almond milk, as an example, is more readily available. … Continue reading Paneer Cheese (Vegan & Dairy Recipe)

Understanding U.S. Health Insurance

One of the key differences I've had to get to grips with since moving from Britain to the United States was how health care and health insurance works. To try and help anyone else figure it all out, or if you're just curious, I've broken down key information into bite-sized chunks to make it clearer. … Continue reading Understanding U.S. Health Insurance