Choices

It isn’t easy to be a student and a vegan at the same time. NOT (as people assume) because its more expensive – it isn’t – or because of any craving for meat or cheese. Its simply because of the incredulity faced on a daily basis:
“You’re a vegan?!”
“…What, so no meat? And no cheese either? …What about milk?!”
“What do you even eat?!”

This gets old very quickly.

YES, I’m a vegan. NO I don’t eat meat, cheese, or drink milk – I don’t consume anything taken from animals because that is my choice. And there’s plenty to eat, thank you very much. People managed very well before they started tugging at the udders of other species for their food sources.

The question ‘why’ is the worst. I find it hard to explain in a way that won’t seem argumentative, so I’ve settled for “Because I prefer it.”

Simple.

I feel good on a vegan diet – better by far than I ever did before, and I’m a lot healthier. Fair enough, I have a cold as I type this, but we’re all going to get colds. We aren’t machines. The point is that this is my first cold in over a year. This in turn benefits my singing immensely as I’m not performing on sore throats and stuffed up sinuses on a regular basis.

So, world, yes I’m vegan. Why? Because I prefer it.

My Life in Pictures, as of late

So, I might be addicted to instagram. Possibly.

I find honestly that it inspires me to be super healthy, because when I skim through my photos I see all this gorgeous healthy food, and I’m like “oh gosh that looks good!”

For example:

Mmmm

Mmmm

SO good! That was an awesome lunch of rocket, avacado, cherry tomatoes and hemp butter. When I look at that, I can’t imagine chowing down on some greasy pizza!

My life has also consisted of lots of this:

Musico

Musico

I’ve been a busy bee, prepping for September when I’ll start at music college in London! My teacher there has given me a LOT of new rep, but my favorite by far is ‘Ich Liebe Dich’ by Grieg – it means I love you. The music is so wonderful and flowing but simple and sweet – a joy to sing 🙂

To counteract the atrocious amount of parties I’ve attended recently I’ve been doing bikram lots and also going for jogs in the morning, and that along with my counselling sessions has got me in such a good place regarding my weight! I finally can look in the mirror and see my real, true shape rather than bulges and blobs that aren’t there for anyone else but me.

I’ve even started baking vegan again!

Wholesome strawberry scone, recipe from Lucy's Friendly Foods

Wholesome strawberry scone, recipe from Lucy’s Friendly Foods

Hosted a brunch for some friends with those bad boy scones and they went down a treat 🙂 However I’ve also been making some treats that are sugar free and rather fabulous my favorite being these raw lemon bars: http://nomyumfree.com/raw-nut-free-lemon-bars/

They’re so divine – the topping melts in your mouth and the bottom has a beautiful crunch! I didn’t have half of the stuff in my cupboards so I subbed a few things and played around with it, but they turned out really well. (If I do say so myself. Which I do.)

YUM

YUM

I’ve also discovered the wonders of quinoa pizza thanks to the wonderful blog ‘Deliciously Ella’ which has inspired me in SO many ways.

I topped mine with spinach, cucumber, olives, tomatoes and mustard :)

I topped mine with spinach, cucumber, olives, tomatoes and mustard 🙂

In other news, finally finished work (YES!) and off to spain very shortly! My days have consisted off fun, exercise and a whole lot of juice!

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Peace, love and instagram xD Follow me if you dare! @katie_morel_sings