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TESCO: surprisingly the best Free From vegan section!

Whatever you may think or feel about the UK supermarket giant, Tesco has the best dairy-alternative ‘free from’ range out of any of our mainstream supermarket chains.

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PAUL A. YOUNG – chocolate with a different tune…

‘Chocolate is a wonderful ingredient; its versatility is endless in every way. Flavour pairing, moulding, decorating – it’s very visual as well as tasting amazing’. Paul A. Young.

Paul A Young himself ChrisBrockPhotography-1171

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BEATROOT CAFE, SOHO’S BEST KEPT SECRET

-Soho’s best vegan cafe
-‘That’s one of the best things about Beatroot, it appeals to the meat-eater and vegan alike. When food is tasty, healthy and made with skill, everybody is happy!’.

Beatroot Cafe, Soho
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ANIMAL AID CHRISTMAS FAYRE 2013

Today, for the first time we went along to the Animal Aid Christmas Fayre 2013 at Kensington Town Hall in London, which we’ve been looking forward to, well, all year…

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LONDON VEGAN SOCIETIES (LVS)

– 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’

Thomas from London Vegan Socities with award

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THE SOUL OF VEGAN SHOES IS CHANGING…

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…

TheAllAnimalVegan with Wills Vegan Shoes

Me and Will of Wills-Vegan-Shoes.com at The Third Estate on Brecknock Road.

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VEGAN FASHION – I haven’t got a stitch to wear…

…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.
Vegan boots  fc_select_vegan_fran_over_stitch_biker_boots_black_wb  misscogirl_vegan_cross_body_bag_bronze_w  london_rebel_black_court_heel_pauline_shoes  Vegan bag

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CLARIDGES DOES VEGAN AFTERNOON TEA!

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. 
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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.

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IS VEGANISM ON THE RISE?

I spent the weekend at VegfestUK, London, UK to find out if veganism is becoming more popular – check out my round-up below:
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VEGAN SUPERMARKET TO OPEN IN LONDON! VEGANZ

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.

Veganz vegan supermarketYou 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…

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CHOCOLATE VEGAN BROWNIES RECIPE

THESE CHOCOLATE BROWNIES have made my week…

vegan chocolate browniesIt 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.

This was inspired by Charlotte O’Leary’s BBC GoodFood recipe, and tweaked to our own tastes.

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CHRIS PACKHAM SPEAKS UP AGAINST UK BAGDER CULL

Chris Packham and badgerPlease share this on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn and everywhere else – let’s help UK TV naturalist, BBC broadcaster and wildlife photographer @ChrisGPackham to help our UK badgers. Together we can make a difference.

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…
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EATING OUT AT THE CHAINS – VEGAN RESTAURANTS

chains imageDoes 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.

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