The Naked Forager at Veronika HonestlyHi there, it's Veronika!

I want you today to meet Shiv, the countryside fairie who knows herbs and other wild plants really well so I've asked her to share some of her knowledge with us =)

Shiv calls herself The Naked Forager. Obviously, that's the first thing to ask about:

So “The Naked Forager” is a name I came up with a couple of years ago. It’s cheeky and a little provocative but really it’s a hint of my desire to be “naked” in terms of the way I interact with others and live my life. For me, the word naked also means honest, open and undisguised, or “undressed”.

Very much like Veronika Honestly =) So what do you do - what do you forage?

Homemade Chickpea Tofu Veronika HonestlyHi there, it's Veronika!

Believe it or not, this recipe was on my blog waiting list for about a year. Or more. I can't remember. And last Friday (or so - I also can't remember...) I got in touch with some friendly folks from zero-waste vegan Facebook group - the talk was about washing hair without shampoo. And because I use rye flour instead of shampoo, the talk turned into flour discussion. I was told that chickpea flour is also possible to use as shampoo... I said the only thing I can do with chickpea flour is tofu... and here we go, as I got (obviously! =) asked for the recipe, I just had to do it. So here it is.

And just to warn you - as you may know, I'm not a cook, nor a photographer. So by no means, I'm attempting here any posh recipe show off. I'm just not-good-at-that. I'm better at maths.

So... Constantina, thank you for asking me about the recipe - you actually pushed me to finally do it =)

More photos coming soon!

Hi there, it's Veronika! We're talking Christmas today.

Wouldn't it be great if Christmas would be all just "the nice and magical time" and not the rush to get all gifts, not the bins full of rubbish the day after Christmas?
For me, the worst part is to think of a gift that will be actually appreciated and won't end up wasted, binned or re-gifted (the last one may sting too but at least it's not that bad for the environment). Which means I may sometimes end up rushing a bit to get things on time. Then I get some great ideas but it seems that I won't get it before Christmas. That's stressful, right?
But isn't Christmas at the end about chilling and spending time with your most beloved ones? Be it your family, friends or perhaps your animal companions - ideally all together though =)

Yes, and for that reason, I started no-stress Christmas for me and I would very much wish you do the same. This way you can enjoy the nice things and do not have to participate in the not-so-nice and pretty stressful Christmas-related things.

Hi, it's Veronika here!

I've come across an interesting project recently and wanted to share the idea with you.

In recent years, things got tense between vegans and dairy farmers. Vegans want animal liberation and ensure families will stay together (yes, the cow families) and be safe from any harm and abuse. Farmers want carry on in their business and often blame vegans for dairy milk price drop. (Frankly, will every producer blame me for price drop just because I choose not to eat/drink what they produce...?)
This is just a very short summary that cannot grasp the complexity of the issue - but you got the idea for starters.

Now, what is this bold project I stumbled upon recently? It's a step-by-step guide for dairy farmers to transition their business from milking cows to milking almonds =)
It doesn't have to be almonds specifically but again, you got the idea.

Now, let's look at it more in-depth.

Hi there! It's Veronika =)

I'd like to tell you a story about my newest vegan T-shirt design: Vegan Smart-Ass definition (this is just a working name, all my designs have working names).

Every single one of my designs has a story of why it was made. My funny vegan definition T-shirt idea was a combination of several things that happened today...

Hi, it's Veronika, your vegan friend and content creator of Veronika Honestly (no, not my surname).
I'm mathemagician (making money as maths tutor! ?), a bit of an artist (well, trying to get back to art) and also animal and adventure lover.
Get to know me on my About page and make sure you sign up for my newsletter to get my free printable greeting cards for vegans I made for everyone to use and spread the vegan word!

See you around and on my social media - stay in touch!

Thank you for reading this whole article =) I have a few things to mention here:

Firstly, if not already mentioned in the article, I would like you to know about my Honest Language Disclaimer (no, it's not about profanity) - in case you were wondering why my English is so weird and not Oxford-dictionary perfect (whose English is, anyway...)

Secondly, my post may contain affiliate links. Namely Etsy and Amazon links. If you click through and buy anything there, I will get a small commission, so you are basically helping me to reach the goals, to raise funds for animals sanctuaries. All of that at no extra cost to you or the seller. It's a win-win =)

Now, in the end, I have a tiny request: If you liked this post, could you please share this?
Sharing helps to keep my costs down so more can go towards animal charities and perhaps you'll make one's day by showing them something from this blog they will like to read! A share from you would seriously help a lot with the growth of this blog that focuses on spreading the vegan word and kindness - just the things you also care about =)

You may like to pin some graphics from here, you may want to share it to your blog (do you have a vegan-themed blog? Let me know, let's collaborate!) or to your favourite Facebook group... there are plenty of choices!

Thank you for your support!

And... what now?

If you read all of the above, then, by all means, you're awesome for reading it all! And I believe you are interested at least a bit in my work here - I'd say we may have a thing or two in common! =)

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