Review: vegan lentil chips

I must admit, I’m a bit of a snacker. I’m not one to eat an apple or carrot sticks for morning tea. I got a bit excited when a friend told me that Macro Wholefoods Market had released some vegan lentil chips. I’ll preface this review by saying that I absolutely love lentils, but a …

Mad Mex: vegan range

Happy Taco Tuesday! Who doesn’t love Mexican? I’ve been eating Mad Mex since 2012. I was a neurosurgery resident at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne at the time, and we were all obsessed with their burritos… and their brown paper bags. They had the Lucha Libre mask printed on them so we would cut out …

Breast cancer: treatment

October is breast cancer awareness month, so I thought I’d dedicate a post on everything I know about breast cancer. It’s a massive topic so I’ll try my best to be concise and easy to understand. Since 2013, I have worked on Plastic & Reconstructive surgery units across Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney where I’ve looked …

Cow’s milk alternatives

No one is more surprised about my plant-based journey than I am. I was such a meatatarian. I even used to write “rare steaks” on my dating profile because I didn’t want to match with any boring vegetarians or *gasp* vegans. And now I have become one myself. It’s only been about 2-3 months, and …

The new Hungry Jack’s vegan burger

So. I generally consider myself to have a lot of self-discipline… but I crack sometimes, and last night was nearly one of those moments. It’s been about two months since I started my plant-based journey, and it’s not always easy. I admit to craving a bacon & egg roll after a hard gym sesh. It’s …

What is sleep hygiene?

Hi, I’m Miko and I’m an insomniac sometimes. You don’t appreciate sleep until you’ve gone through a period of severe sleep deprivation. As a society we don’t have the best habits that promote healthy sleep.. that’s where sleep hygiene comes in. Sleep hygiene is a set of guidelines that help you optimise sleep. Before I …

How do I start yoga?

Yoga can seem intimidating, especially if you’re not flexible. The good news is, you don’t have to be able to touch your toes. In fact, you don’t need to be able to “do” anything at all. Yoga is about “being”. Whenever we see these amazing poses on Instagram of people who can contort their bodies …

Vegan vs. Plant-based

Hello! Welcome to my very first blog post. I’ve been wanting to start a blog for a long time as I’m very passionate about leading a healthy and active lifestyle. I recently cut out most animal products from my diet… so what am I? As a society we are so obsessed with labels.. I guess …