Holy Crêpe! Vegan menu hits in Highams Park cafe

Another week, another vegan menu! As the race to please the ever growing demand for vegan food continues, another cafe – La Boîte, in Highams Park, East London – has created a whole animal free menu! Check out this ace little former rail control room, literally on top of the station. Crêpes are made using…

Greedy vegan Christmas

Having a fabulous festive season, full of fantastic feasting, need not involve consuming our fluffy, feathered or scaled friends (or their secretions!) Check out a vegan Christmas spread which left even the greediest of gobs satisfied! Potato and leek soup A very simple but yummy soup to whip up by softening a large chopped leek…

I’m running for their lives

If you’re re an animal lover, there may be no limit to your empathy for animals subjected to terrible situations at the hands of humans. When you get to personally know animals affected, their plight becomes all the more real. That’s why I’m running to raise money for the José and Liso Anti Poaching Fund…

The best thing you could ever do with aubergine

Some people go to church every Sunday morning, but I religiously watch Sunday Brunch! I do worship food after all. Those guys are not afraid to show vegan recipes or tell you how to veganise dishes. Nearly every week I see a recipe and think “I’ll have a go at making that”. This week I…

Dorset does vegan!

If you're heading to this part of the Jurassic coast, prepare yourself for breathtaking scenery, fascinating history and no shortage of animal free food. During a family holiday to Swanage, we found vegan food to keep us going during long treks along the coast and for endless gift shop browsing. Here's how to eat your…

Don’t get where vegans are coming from? Watch Carnage! 

It can be hard to make the subject of veganism funny to both vegans and non-vegans, but Simon Amstell seems to have done it. It turns out that the recipe includes a little bit of piss taking out of everyone, including vegans (stopping others from doing it!) whilst giving you a vegan’s eye view of…

9 years of veganism and the little soul who started my journey

Every vegan has their individual transition story. It’s a journey which takes some people weeks, some months and some years. It took me 6 years to go from pescitatian, through stages of cutting out more and more animal products as I digested information and connected to how animals suffer for our use. 9 years ago…

The free range welfare fallacy 

Don’t believe the hype. As with any instance of an industry in trouble, the dairy industry is attempting to pull the udders over consumers’ eyes by rebranding milk as “free range”. Many people may imagine that cows spend their entire lives grazing on the countryside pastures of the UK. Suppliers profess how “milk comes from…

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…

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…

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…

8 years a vegan

Although always known as an animal lover,  it took 19 years of life before the ‘lightbulb’ moment when I connected my actions to the cosequences for animals. From that time it took years to transition to veganism on my 25th birthday – hands down the best decision of my life. As a kid we always…