and Hello from me...

Hello, bet you are wondering who I am, well...

I am Samantha-Jayne Staniforth, founder of our Very Busy Vegan company and I studied in Vegan Nutrition.  I'm  a  mum  to  4  boys, some  with  special  needs,  and  we  live  in  Sussex, by  the sea.  My family and I have been VEGAN for several years now and can’t shout enough about a VEGAN lifestyle.  I want to inspire and empower you through your Vegan, Greener, lifestyle journey and will offer any help i can to guide you.  I’m interested  in all areas of health, Nutrition and fitness.   I read constantly and write articles for magazines and other  vegan businesses. I’ve lived through the change to a vegan lifestyle with all my children, all boys, so I am very experienced and i really can help you to have this life of health and happiness - trust me!   Im a Very Busy Vegan mummy and I've managed  it - so can you!

If you’d like to know more visit us on facebook or You Tube for some of our videos and info about our lives.  Whether you  are vegan for your health,  the animals or the planet, its a choice you will never look back on.

We sell awesome vegan products that we have personally used and we sell vegan cakes at markets around the South when we can.  We can supply cafes and restaurants too.  We  make  videos  on  our  YOU  TUBE  channel  VERY NICE  VEGAN,  to  help  you  in  your  transition and we  also  share  some  on  FACEBOOK  and INSTAGRAM.  We also show recipes and hints and tips for a greener vegan lifestyle.   I  post  regularly on  dining  experiences  at  different  restaurants  and  write  a  blog.

Our  on-line courses  will  take  you  from  your  first  steps  to  becoming  and  staying  vegan.   They  have  information  on  veganism,  why  it's  healthy, we  go  through  nutrition  and  healthy  goals  and  lead you  hand  by  hand  into  a  healthy  lifestyle.    Our  courses  consist  of  videos,  demonstrations  and  recipes  and  also  free  access  to  our Closed support group.    You  will  also  receive  1  free 15min  1;1 chat  with  me over  the  few  weeks  of  the  course.    You  can  also  buy  an  hours  1;1  video  session  with  me  personally.

We DO NOT HAVE A  HIGH  STREET SHOP  yet  sadly,  but  sell  online  products  through  our website and facebook  page, we can post to anywhere in the UK and we can delivery locally  too.   We  are  hoping  to  be  on  the  road  with  a  new food  trailer as  well and  will  let  you  know  when  we  are  in  your  area.   We are working on a long term vegan plan! So watch this space!!!

I absolutely love Vegan cooking, the colours, fresh ingredients veg and aromas are amazing.  No processed foods for us!  

I also run a Facebook page called “Samantha-Jayne, Very Busy Vegan“, see the photo below.  I love to share my stories, recipes and spread the word about being vegan, so if you are interested please look me up there.  (We don’t preach or display animal rights info but do show how very sad the dairy industry is for people’s knowledge - if more people knew the real cost of dairy, they too would refrain from buying it).  we've also started a HOW TO VEGAN LIKE A BOSS members page for FREE recipes and twice weekly videos.

I also run a local non-for-profit community project “Olive Tree Cottage Community Open House”, for families with special needs children and the wider community, including free food for those in need via Tesco Fairshare scheme one day a week.  Look us up on Facebook :)

Have a great healthy vegan day :)

Samantha-Jayne Staniforth

Very Busy Vegan, Sussex.

Fresh baked vegan banana brownies
one of our best sellers at markets

Fresh baked vegan banana brownies

one of our best sellers at markets


Public Speaking - Book me for your event

Book me for your event

Public speaking events

1 hr, £550

Do you want to inspire your workplace, family or company to be vegan and healthy? Book me for an hours passionate talk on becoming Vegan, how to transition with a family and children etc, free samples and info to take home.

Vegan cooking Demonstration

1 hr 30 mins, £1500

Talk and demonstration on some simple and easy to follow recipes, ideal for new vegans or people wishing to change their diet and be healthy. Your group will go away inspired and with free tasters and information to read at home.

1 to 1, cooking class on Vegan Foods

1 hr, £350

A personal cooking class on easy swap out foods and dishes for new vegans or those with dietary allergies requiring a change of food plans. Includes a main, breakfast and dessert.  All done in our Sussex kitchen - includes lunch and cakes.

1:1 Video Desktop Conference

60 min, £197

If you prefer to speak to people face to face - this is a computer desktop video conference call for you (and friends if they want to join in at your computer.  we can go through any areas you are finding difficult, give you some tips on easy first swaps when changing your diet and a brief nutrition chat. Ill also supply you with a weeks food plan and some vouchers for our courses.

Discovery call 15mins £45

How to book

just send us a message by clicking here and we can send you some dates. minimum 14 days notice required.

Books I recommend for reading


How Not to Die

by Dr Micheal McGregor

I Love to re-read this book. I have had it for about 5 years.  As a vegan nutritionist it falls nicely with my business and confirms that all the advice I give my clients, helping them to be happy and healthy.  It has sections that are easy to read and then put down.  You can then pick it up at anytime and continue - like when you've escaped to a coffee shop on your own for a breather - like me here! 


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