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A few days in the life of a raw vegan

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[Please note that the UNITED household is a vegetarian household so whilst we may take the piss out of vegans, it’s from a place of love and admiration, and some dietary frustration.]

According to probably science, the two hardest things in life are giving birth, particularly if the child has a head as big as mine was, and living a raw vegan lifestyle. This week we have decided to take on the easier of these two scenarios – raw veganism.


From the outside, raw veganism may seem like a lifestyle of self-righteous eating habits that needs …

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A ban on barcodes

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Hi team, welcome to October.

Having watched our fair share of food/health/industry related documentaries, the most recent being Food Choices, the common thread is that a plant-based whole-foods diet is favoured as the most environmentally sustainable, and best for ideal human health. Aggressive debates aside, it seemed to us that the logical progression from being an observer was to become a participant. Whilst the Project UNITED household has been a vegetarian household for about five years, we (well, me. I’m pretty sure Mrs UNITED will shake her head and leave the room) have decided to accept the challenge …

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Orange, strawberry, and mint green tea

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Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 0 mins Total time: 20 mins
Makes about 2 litres

When it’s a thousand degrees outside and you can’t possibly drink any more water, consider having a dash at our orange, strawberry, and mint green tea cocktail. It’s refreshing, different, and comes with all the benefits of green tea.


  • Green tea (enough to brew up just under 2 litres)
  • Two oranges
  • Two strawberries, halved
  • Three mint leaves
  • Ice cubes

Make it

  1. Using whichever green tea you fancy, brew up enough to almost fill a two litre jug.
  2. Cut one orange in half,
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Oaty, fruity granola

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We have written about the high level of kick-assery of oats in the past. Here is a granola recipe that puts these little weapons to good use.

Oaty, fruity granola

As usual, it’s a fairly user-friendly recipe so there’s more time to do other fun things, like burpees…

Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 35 mins
Makes about 10 serves


  • 3 cups rolled oats, preferably not “quick oats” as they may cook off too quickly
  • 1/2 cup dry fruit mix
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1
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The definitive(ish) guide to Paleo

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If you want to divide a social function into two perfectly opposed halves, raise the topic of Paleo, or, The Paleolithic Diet. Some people live by it and those who don’t will likely have friends who like to bring it up at every opportunity. Regardless, it is extremely popular and commonly misunderstood.

Paleolithic defined

Paleolithic is a period of existence that has been defined as approximately 2.5 million years ago, characterised by the creation of basic chipped stone tools as used by early human beings. Quite commonly this period is referred to as the Stone Age. Food …

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