A vegan’s guide to eating in Rome, 2015

Rome guideYou’re not going to starve in Rome, but you knew that!

“Yes”, you tell others, “of course pasta is vegan, in fact, just like chocolate the pure authentic kind is plant-based by default.”

As much as Italians love their pasta though, let’s not live on it! Which leads us to Rome’s great plant-based foods versus “that’ll do” offerings.

There’s great gelato and there’s synthetic-tasting gelato. There’re wholesome versus weakling salads! Bruschetta to live for and bruschetta you’ll want to forget…

Here’s my guide to finding what’s out there in 2015!

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Is it all beeswax?


My 11-year old daughter loves lip balm. So much so that she wriggles her way into every available store, while we’re travelling abroad, looking for the next perfect balm (one that lives up to her favourite USA brand, Hurraw). Been privy to her frequent ingredient investigations has pointedly shown us that so many balms contain beeswax.

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An ingredient to avoid in lip care!

why use something that doesn't work?My father always had dry lips, yet he was forever reaching for his ‘trusty’ lip-ice.

I have to admit, it annoyed me as a child.

I vividly remember looking up at him, wondering why on earth he so doggedly reapplied that awful stuff, (I learnt to hate lip balms) again and again. To no avail.

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