Meet Nancy. Vegan model, beauty and food writer.

It’s a Friday sunny morning in mid January (I know, seriously) and we’re lucky enough to bagsy an interview with vegan model, beauty and food writer Nancy Elza who’s been a Maple customer since the early days of 2016. How long have you been vegan for and why did you choose to transition? I’ve been…

Pumpkin Bolognese

It’s that time of the year when we see pumpkins everywhere and this turkey and pumpkin bolognese is the perfect way to tuck in after a night of trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving! PUMPKIN BOLOGNESE I love this warming autumn Bolognese and while I’ve made with turkey bacon and mince turkey, you could easily make it…

Going Natural with Wines and Beers

Looking around King’s Cross, we are surrounded by fabulous bustling late night bars and summer patios and while I love to eat well and stay active, I’ve also always enjoyed a delicious glass of wine. What I have noticed however is that there is a rising demand for natural wines and beers free from animal…

Training for better running!

We’ve recently spent a lovely Sunday morning with one of our most favourite super people – Tameka Small.  We love working out with her whether it’s at the new experimental studio Factory 45 or with one of her pop-ups at Maple & King’s.  Her energy is infectious and she makes working out fun so when we…

How to make and use vegan butter

Having learned to cook Indian food from my mother in law, it was particularly fun to showcase a vegan butter “chicken” recipe for the recent Sunday Brunch episode on Channel 4 which aired on May 8th.  The first step was to re-create a creamy butter without the use of any animal products.  I made my butter with…

How can I reduce my sugar intake?

In his recent budget, the UK Chancellor, George Osborne, announced a sugar tax on the soft drinks industry – a move hailed by campaigners as a positive step in the fight against obesity, specifically in children. Sweetened drinks are the single largest source of sugar in children and teenagers, one of the largest in adults,…

Stronger together, not alone

I have been helped by so many amazing people to get Maple & Fitz to where it is today. The advice and support I have had from my mentors is invaluable so when I was asked to be a part of the Mentor MatcHER campaign, supported by the UK Minister for Women and Equalities, I…