Jamie Oliver recently said ”vegans annoy me”, but is this true? In Tim Shieff’s video interview Jamie says ”plant-based diets are the future”, and that’s not all…watch the full interview with Jamie Oliver on vegan diets to find out more.
We have been seeing LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN (LPQ)restaurants popping up all over London (and beyond) but we’re surprised to find a wide variety of vegan options labelled on the main menu of this French style food chain!
Leading ethical footwear producer Will Green, jubilant over the runaway success of his fashion brand Wills Vegan Shoes, is rewarding customers with an end of winter sale as he readies for the future. Continue reading →
– An ‘approachable vegan group where everyone is welcome’ Thomas Micklewright. – ‘Confident that veganism is a growing trend in London (and beyond)’ – ’People are waking up to healthy and environmentally friendly eating’
A true community event where businesses came together to support each other
Showing ‘the power of the vegan pound’
We went along to Brecknock Road Vegan Festival in north London on Saturday and were blown away by what a fantastic day we had. Let me set the scene: it was pouring with rain, it was freezing cold, and I ended up with flu the next day! But it was worth it…
Wills-Vegan-Shoes.com HAS ARRIVED…I was lucky enough to meet loads of interesting people this October at Vegfest London, but one who stands out more than most is Will Green. Not just because he’s a handsome chap, but because he has big ideas about all of our feet…
Me and Will of Wills-Vegan-Shoes.com at The Third Estate on Brecknock Road.
If you’re a vegan, you will know what I’m talking about! Whether you’re at work, in a restaurant, a shop, meeting new people, on holiday, or with your closest friends and family it is likely you get asked funny vegan questions.
…Well I have now. When you tell people you are vegan they instinctively focus on what you can eat. Food is the easy part, I live in London. It’s everything else that’s complicated. When it comes to vegan fashion, it’s the vegan-friendly shoes, the bags, the belts, the wool-free, cashmere-free or silk-free jumpers and so on that can be tricky. It’s checking every garment label and still feeling unsure each time you buy something that it is definitely cruelty-free.
My very generous older sister and her husband gave us a Claridges afternoon tea voucher as our wedding gift. We got married in February — it was an incredible day.
In fact I wish you could have joined us at our vegan wedding, and this week at Claridges too, because you would have loved it. We had no idea that Claridges would be able to provide vegan-friendly anything, but trust me, they certainly do.
Like me, you want to live a long and healthy life – and with food as my only fuel, it is imperative to eat the right stuff for my body, and you for yours. Most of us don’t, as we’re busy and have a budget. But there’s no mistaking it – food is the source of life. Without it you will die, there is no other way about it. No food = death, and bad diet = illness. Fact. So my plea is: if you spend money on anything, spend it on food; help yourself, help the farmers and help the planet…
Dear Vegans… try to imagine a grocery shopping trip where you don’t have to tiresomely check the ingredients of every item you pick up.
You know the drill – you look for the Vegan symbol, most of the time it’s not there, so then you check the entire list of ingredients. Even after this you feel unsure if it is definitely vegan — have they listed all the ingredients? Have they made a mistake? If it is vegan-friendly, why don’t they label it? Hmm, is it safe to buy this?
So imagine a supermarket where you could safely buy every item, where EVERYTHING is vegan. ‘Don’t be so ridiculous; there couldn’t possibly be such a place’ you say. I wouldn’t joke about something so wonderful…
I invited my nearest and dearest to Banana Tree in Soho for a bite to eat after work to celebrate my birthday.
The great thing about this restaurant is the variety on the menu; there’s something for everyone – and my friends have an array of dietary tastes. Some of them eat meat, and they are well-catered for, but there are also vegetarian and vegan options clearly marked on the main menu, which impressed me.
It was my birthday at the weekend, and when I returned to work on Monday my awesome friend Polly (a non-vegan) had gone to the effort of making me these vegan brownies! I was extremely flattered, and they were so good that I want to share the recipe with all of you.
We celebrated our six-month wedding anniversary (who says you can’t celebrate a half-year?) with a relaxing day together visiting galleries and museums across a sunny London, stopping for coffee and cake in between seeing the sites. We decided to visit Orchard cafe for lunch, as it’s only two minutes’ walk from the British Museum, our first port of call. Orchard cafe is the little sister of the Michelin-recommended Vanilla Black, a restaurant just down the road near Chancery Lane.
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CHRIS PACKHAM SPEAKS UP AGAINST THE UK BAGDER CULL, This is the full Chris Packham statement from Twitter:
“It is both sad and shameful that when night falls and the setts of southern England stir their gentle folk will be needlessly slaughtered… Continue reading →
SUE SIMMONS BED & BREAKFAST My favourite vegan-friendly bed & breakfast just happens to be in Marlow, Bucks, UK. Marlow is a picturesque town in easy reach of London, Windsor and Henley.
If you need somewhere to stay that can cater for all dietary requirements, then here’s the place. I have it on good authority that the owners (Mr and Mrs Simmons) have a vegan son and daughter-in-law, so have plenty of experience catering for all kinds of diets. Sue Simmons is a phenomenal cook, and the house is always immaculate — and I mean spotless. Admittedly, I could be biased…I’m the daughter-in-law! But this only makes me more qualified to tell you how accommodating this vegan-friendly bed and breakfast is
Does this sound familiar? You are going to dinner with some non-vegan friends. You don’t want to cause a fuss, or dictate where you should all go. You can’t keep dragging your ‘normal’ friends to vegan restaurants.
But you do want to go somewhere you can all get a good feed. All of you want to accommodate each other’s dietary desires, and then over-politeness kicks in. Meat-eaters do currently have more choice when it comes to eating out at food retail chains.