Understand veganism in one simple phrase

The exciting reality is that veganism is becoming increasingly mainstream, as the awesome Veganuary campaign rapidly grows. But the misconceptions about what it means to be vegan also grow. It can be made to sound complicated and tedious when reduced to reeling off a list of things you don’t eat or buy, and confusion reigns…

Vegans can love bacon

It’s a strange phenomenon; people commenting “Bacon. Lol” where vegan advocacy posts depict sweet pigs on social media. As an animal lover, vegan or not, it’s hard to understand such nitwittwed reactions; you may feel anger or outrage towards these bacon trolls. But they haven’t yet fully contemplated how unfair the trade off is, that…

Local vegan lovin’

Going vegan can seem like a daunting change to make. A really simple way to approach the shift is doing a little at a time – start with Veganuary, committing to at least a month of veganism this New Year! Signing up gets you loads of advice, tips and support and you can join the…

Coping with the turkey on the table this Christmas

You may or may not be a fan of Christmas tunes, decorations and presents. You may or may not be celebrating the birth of the little baby Jesus. Whatever your take on the festive season, for those of you who aspire to be kind by avoiding animal products, this time of year can mean spending…

Smokey veggie Wellington 

Christmas is coming and the vegans are getting fat! Well you certainly will with this amazing dinner centrepiece. It’ll blow the Christmas themed socks off of anyone who is used to boring old turkey meat, and perfect for sharing with all the family, possibly giving you a focus for a non vegan meal! Providing a…

Oodles of boodles: Almond and basil pesto with butternut squash noodles

I’m not usually one for preprepared packaged veg (pre chopped broccoli…seriously?!), but this just seems worth it. If you are lucky enough to have a spiraliser, it’s certainly possible to make your own noodles out of butternut squash. But why spend all that time cutting the skin off and spiralising just to give your hands…

allplants – Bringing all the flavour to your freezer

Possibly due to my reputation for being a greedy girl, I was lucky enough to be part of the development of an exciting business geared up to fill your tummies.  allplants delivers delicious, interesting and nutritious freshly frozen food to your door, all in the name of convenience for well deserving plant munchers. Brothers  JP and…

Beautiful Bath eats

Not only is the beautiful, historic city of Bath great for a weekend of meandering, shopping and relaxing, it’s also great for properly stuffing your face. And for animal free tummies, there is a hell load of choice! The Green Rocket Cafe  If you want a breakfast to set you up for a day of…

2 ingredient BBQ jackfruit

It can’t get easier than this. For all you short of time, food loving folk, here is a jackfruit recipe that even the busiest of bees can knock up! Take one can of jackfruit in brine – search your local Chinese supermarket for such goodies – and a bottle of your favourite BBQ sauce, whether…

Monkeys and lush food: living the vegan dream!

Family holidays to the West Country have always revolved around food and, because of my unabated squeals for animals, some kind of sanctuary or wildlife trip. So a trip to The Monkey Sanctuary was a dead cert, especially because we were a ten minute drive down the road. Should you find yourself even remotely near…

Easy animal free lunch time

Getting together quick and easy lunch for your busy week days can seem impossible, especially if you are out in the evenings and don’t have time to prepare for the next day. But there are a couple of things you can do which enable you to assemble a fast, tasty and cheap lunch without having…

Supper with Club Mexicana

Club Mexicana took my pulled jack fruit virginity and it left me hoping to taste more of their delights! So I was mega happy when I found out they were doing a supper club at the beautiful Hornbeam cafe, my local veggie place. I just knew we were in for something special. The five course…