My time at London VegFest 2016

img_5719On Saturday I ventured to my third VegFest in the 18 months since becoming vegan. My first was Bristol in May 2015 then in February this year I went to Brighton.

As always, it’s an opportunity to find out more above various vegan brands and campaigns plus the chance to fill your stomach with the abundance of free samples on offer (I most definitely got my £13.50 ticket price worth!) plus all the delicious food stalls. I had wild plans to eat two meals  but the samples kept me going either side of my Vegusto hotdog. Continue reading

Quinoa and chia seed bread recipe 

 I’ve been particularly lax on the recipes and general blog life of late. Working away half the time has taken its toll on me getting into the kitchen as much as I’d like, particularly to try anything new or different. I churn out the same regular meals most nights which I rarely actually blog about as I make them up as I go along – very rarely is there a formula!

But this week I was inspired by a recipe in my TRIBE newsletter for quinoa and chia seed bread. I was intrigued by how such ingredients, with no Continue reading

Chilli chocolate truffles (vegan) recipe

Trust me when I tell you that these truffles are simply divine. Little balls of melt in your mouth goodness with a fiery kick of chilli alongside smooth dark chocolate. Just one or two is enough to give you quivers, although this recipe will make around 20 – try and share them out! You can also freeze them to continue your enjoyment. Continue reading

Cauliflower wings recipe

Cauliflower is often remembered as the stuff of childhood nightmares. Bland, overcooked and just plain old meh. But recently there’s been a bit of a cauliflower renaissance and we now live in a world of cauliflower rice, cauliflower steak and cauliflower wings. And not only is cauliflower verging on being ‘on trend’ but it also packs an unexpected punch of vitamins and minerals – providing up to 77% of your daily vitamin C requirement. Take that, broccoli! Continue reading

Vegan adventures in Wales

IMG_3849At the end of May I took on a new role at work that’s going to see me working in Cardiff, or elsewhere in Wales, roughly half week until March. Whilst being away from home means unsettling my routine, friendships, relationships and can be quite tiring, I not only want to make the most of the professional opportunity but also of exploring a new place and what it has to offer. Clearly, the first thing being food! So over the past two months I’ve started to compile my Vegan Adventures in Wales, noting and photograph Continue reading

Meatballs in a smoky paprika sauce 

This is yet another one of my impromptu meals, made as an accompaniment to a delicious green veg risotto Tristan made when we had a pal staying recently. I was floating round the kitchen trying not to interfere (it’s so hard!) and decided a little protein-based side wouldn’t go a miss. Et voila, the meatballs were born!
I’m staying at my sister’s this week and always like to show them tasty, simple home cooking so decided to have a go again. This time jotting down the recipe so I could share it with you. Continue reading

Crustless tofu quiche recipe

IMG_6782I have made tofu quiche before but this one is not only crustless but I also I added some of my current foodie obsessions including nutritional yeast (commonly known as nooch) and kala namak (Indian black salt – available in pretty much all Asian food stores) which has a really sulfuric almost eggy taste. If you don’t have kala namak or don’t like it, you can omit it. The nooch will give it a bit of an eggy taste too. Continue reading