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  1. Have Yourself a Frugal Little Christmas: Secret Vegan Barley Roast Recipe

    Ho ho ho! The holiday season is upon us. Whether you choose to celebrate or not, we all seem to allow ourselves to overspend at this time of the year. Well, it does not have to be that way. You can have a happy and joyous holiday season, while at the same time being moderate, compassionate and frugal. It's easier than you think!

    Not so long ago, most people in the UK followed a plant-based diet on a daily basis. This was more due to the high cost and scarcity of meat, but it allowed people to become creative with what they had. When Britain entered the war in 1939, British farmers switched from producing meat to growing wheat and potatoes, as it made no sense to waste energy on raising animals. Ten acres of land could feed only 12 people if used for livestock, or up to 400 people is used for wheat or potatoes.


    Secret Vegan Barley Roast Recipe

    The legend has it that this delicious yet simple barley roast recipe came about during the war period. It has been handed over through generations, and since I got it from a friend, it's been a favourite Christmas dish in our household. I know that the combination of these few simple ingredients sounds a bit plain to be a treat, but trust me on this - you'll be surprised! I was sceptical at first too, but this barley roast rocks. I have slightly adapted, simplified and veganised the recipe.

    Here's what you'll need (organic preferred if available):

    200 gm barley
    200 gm grated vegan cheese (I use 1 block of Cheezly from VBites)
    100 gm of olive oil
    4 onions
    1 teaspoon of sage
    salt & pepper to taste

    Preparation:

    Cook the barley in 1 litre of water for 90 minutes, or until tender. Peel, chop & brown the onions and add to drained barley together with grated vegan cheese and seasoning. Place in a greased baking dish and bake for 30-40 minutes at around 180C. Serve with baked potatoes or freshly cut vegetables.

    The gluten-free and vegan barley roast keeps really well, so you can easily make a bigger batch to last you a few days.

    Enjoy! ♥

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  2. Save up to £20 with MuLondon Holiday Offer

    Treat yourselves and your loved ones this holiday season with ethically-sourced, cruelty-free organic skin care products from MuLondon. Get up to £20 off with your purchase of any combination of our award-winning moisturisers and cleansers - or even skin care sets.



    Save up to £20 with MuLondon Holiday Offer



    Save £5 when you buy any 2 products with the code SANTA5
    Save £10 when you buy any 3 products with the code SANTA10
    Save £15 when you buy any 4 products with the code SANTA15
    Save £20 when you buy any 5 products with the code SANTA 20

     

    Moisturisers: Organic Rose, Rosehip & Rosemary Moisturiser - Organic Lavender Moisturiser - Organic Fragrance-Free Moisturiser - Organic Marigold, Frankincense & Myrrh Moisturiser - Organic Hemp Moisturiser - Organic White Chocolate Truffle Moisturiser

    Cleansers: Organic Rose, Rosehip & Rosemary Cleanser - Organic Lavender Foaming Face Wash - Organic Fragrance-Free Foaming Face Wash

    Skin Care Sets: MuLondon Moisturisers Master Collection - Organic Rose, Rosehip & Rosemary Skincare Set - Organic Lavender Skincare Set - Organic Fragrance-Free Skicare Set

    Valid for worldwide orders, ends 24 December 2015. To make sure that your goodies reach you in time for Christmas, please place your international orders by the 1st of December and your UK orders by the 7th of December. For expedited, tracked and courier shipping - or if you have any questions, please get in touch before placing your order.

    Stuck for ideas? Check out our Gift Guide: www.MuLondon.com/blog/gift_guide/

    Enjoy! ♥

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  3. MuLondon Wins Outstanding Vegan Business In Vegan Of The Year Awards

    MuLondon is delighted to announce that it has won the title of Outstanding Vegan Business in the annual Vegan of the Year Awards.

    The Vegan of the Year Awards specifically recognise ethical vegan individuals, businesses and organisations. The list of nominees for the Outstanding Vegan Business Award is drawn amongst companies owned by ethical vegans – individuals who love and respect animals and who commit to always keep their business 100% vegan.

     

    MuLondon Wins Outstanding Vegan Business In Vegan Of The Year Awards

     

    Congratulations to MuLondon on their Vegan of the Year Award 2015 in the Outstanding Vegan Business category. Vegan businesses like MuLondon are pioneers: leading us into a new era of sustainable, ethical products. They are the ones to watch.” – Kathy Divine, founder of the Vegan of the Year Awards.

    MuLondon's vegan skincare range has become known for its quality, efficiency and ethics. No animal ingredients, animal testing, or selling in countries that require animal testing on cosmetics, like China. No petrochemical ingredients, artificial colours or fragrances. No PVC, phthalates or bisphenol-A in the packaging. No GMOs. Yes to plant-based organic ingredients, biodegradable bubblewrap and support for community projects.

    I am humbled that MuLondon has been named Outstanding Vegan Business and a winner in The Vegan of the Year Awards. We have a strict cruelty-free policy for our entire range of products, and work closely with a number of organisations that are helping to stamp out animal cruelty. It's wonderful to be recognised for our dedication to a compassionate and vegan lifestyle.

    MuLondon products are 100% vegan and cruelty-free, and are registered by The Vegan Society, PETA, The Leaping Bunny and Viva!. The entire range is endorsed by The Naturewatch Foundation. Some of MuLondon's best-sellers include Organic White Chocolate Truffle Moisturiser and Organic Rose, Rosehip & Rosemary Foaming Face Wash.

    More information about the award-winning range of organic moisturisers and cleansers from MuLondon is available at www.MuLondon.com.

    Learn more about The Vegan of the Year Awards: www.VegansAreCool.com/Awards

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  4. 5 Quick Winter Skin Care Tips

    During the winter your skin requires more protection than usual. Here are a few simple tips that you can follow to make sure that you get through the winter looking and feeling your best.


    5 Quick Winter Skincare Tips

    1. PROTECT: Use a heavy-duty balm like the Organic Marigold, Frankincense & Myrrh Moisturiser applied more liberally during the day to protect your skin. At night, indulge in the yummy Organic White Chocolate Truffle Moisturiser for sweet dreams! Oil-based moisturisers are not only more concentrated, but they also provide a more robust physical barrier that additionally protects the skin.

    2. HYDRATE: Drink plenty of water throughout the day. This will replenish your cells from within and combat the drying effects of central heating. It can be easy to forget to hydrate - but if you make a habit of having a small bottle of water nearby, your body will be naturally drawn to have frequent sips as you go about your day.

    3. EAT RAW: Even though we associate summertime with eating salads, it's important that we remember to consume fresh fruits, veggies, seeds and nuts during the winter. Raw foods are packed with enzymes, vitamins, antioxidants and other nutrients which are needed even more at this time of the year. Try a delicious fresh fruit and nut smoothie for an instant energy blast!

    4. GET SUN: Moderate sun exposure can do wonders for your skin. Even a daily 15 minute walk in the park during seemingly cloudy and grey winter days will infuse your body with enough sunlight to help produce vitamin D. This vitamin is essential for a strong immune system and our skin health.

    5. HAVE FUN: Enjoy the winter! Even though short, cold and dark days can be a drag, there's lots of fun to be had. If you get snow where you live, go out and play in it during the day, and maybe even make a snowman. Winter allows you to cosy up to a good book, catch up on your favourite TV show or enjoy a candle-lit dinner in the evening. Take a bath and allow your body to relax. Nurturing a positive outlook during the winter will have a direct effect on your overall well-being, and in turn - your skin health.


    BONUS TIP: Rosacea, eczema and psoriasis tend to flare up during the winter season. For tips on how to deal with them, see 10 Things To Avoid When You Have Sensitive Skin, Rosacea, Eczema or Psoriasis.


    What do you do during the winter to keep your skin looking healthy? Let me know in your comments!

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  5. MuLondon Wins The Green Award In FSB London Business Awards

    I am thrilled to announce that MuLondon has been selected as the winner in the FSB London Business Awards, taking home The Green Award. The prestigious FSB awards have become a sought-after accolade of achievement, endorsement of hard work, determination and enterprise in business.

    MuLondon Wins The Green Award At FSB London Business Awards

    We are thrilled that such an up-and-coming company has won this year’s award. The judges felt that MuLondon stood out from the crowd and made their winning a very easy decision.” - Steve Warwick, FSB London Regional Chairman.

    MuLondon is a multiple award-winning skincare company with a strong environmental focus. Only certified organic raw materials are used, including shea butter from a community project in Ghana, and cold-pressed hemp seed and jojoba oils. MuLondon does not allow any petrochemical or genetically modified ingredients, artificial preservatives or palm oil, and uses biodegradable bubble wrap. The company has previously won The Environmental Business Award from the Mayor of Lewisham.


    MuLondon Wins The Green Award at The FSB London Business Awards

    I am beyond proud and excited that MuLondon has won The Green Award at The FSB London Business Awards.  Environmental practice is at the core of MuLondon, and it's a huge honour to be recognised for our dedication to producing safe, effective and green skincare products. The ultimate winner here is nature, benefiting from more sustainable choices that we are all making as consumers and businesses.

    Delightfully fragrant and soothing, MuLondon products come in unique varieties such as Organic Rose, Rosehip & Rosemary Moisturiser, Organic White Chocolate Truffle Moisturiser and Organic Marigold, Frankincense & Myrrh Moisturiser – all 100% cruelty-free and vegan.

    More information about the award-winning range of organic moisturisers and cleansers from MuLondon is available at www.MuLondon.com.

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