I have made some great new vegan discoveries these past few weeks. I am a very excited vegan at the moment! Most discoveries have made their way into my kitchen and turned into naughty treats. If you follow me on twitter you will know what I am talking about. Read on if you want to hear about liquid chocolate, cruelty free marshmallows, and ‘to go’ lunches now available in supermarkets. Of course it’s all vegan – just like everything from Vx is vegan – it goes without saying!
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It can be ever so frustrating as a Vegan to find a quick lunch. It is not as simple as just popping to Tesco or Boots and picking up a salad, sandwich or wrap. So I want to share with you the art of Vegan Packed Lunches!
This is part two of my experiment to create a Vegan alternative to the classic Crunchie bar. In my previous blog entry I told you how I accidentally made a very chewy caramel to start with then I returned it to the pan and added far too much bicarbonate of soda, although my result wasn’t miles away from honeycomb, it wasn’t quite right and I wanted to re-create a bar, not shards. So this is how part two of the experiment goes…
There are many Vegan alternative chocolate bars available these days. Go Max Go Foods have a fantastic selection, they have their own Vegan take on Mars bar, Snickers, Milky way, Bounty, Crunch and Peanut Butter Cups – but no Crunchie bar alternative, so I’ve set myself a challenge to make my own Vegan version of a Crunchie bar, read on to see how the experiment goes.
Next Sunday is Easter Sunday. For most this means eating lots of chocolates, for some it’s a special religious event and for me its all about bouncing bunnies, baby chicks and lambs – new life, deserving freedom and respect, not confinement and ending up on a dinner table. This is why I’m Vegan, I love and respect animals, they have rights just as we do. On Sunday the closest thing to baby animals on our table will be Home-made Vegan chocolates using Lakeland silicone chocolate mould.
I love Indian food, the spices, the veggies, the side orders. We often go to Sagar Vegetarian Restaurant in the west end, they have a separate Vegan menu which is full of choice, I don’t think I ever have the same meal twice. The only thing we miss is Naan bread, which traditionally contains ghee, (Indian butter) which of course is not suitable for Vegans…
Around Christmas time I had a real craving for donuts. My wife (who runs this blog) makes the best donuts I’ve ever had, but they take time and sometimes you just want to grab something and tuck in. So, living right next to a large Asda, I went on a mission to find out what their donuts were made of.
We have been living in London for just over three months now and we’re loving it. It’s great to live somewhere you can get a coffee after 5pm, or go to see a band or comedy show, without having to book time off work to allow for travel, (what we used to have to do when we were in Thanet.) Just hop on a tube or bus to get to a venue, 30 minutes or so and you are there, easy. In London you are never far away from vegetarian /vegan restaurants, salad bars, falafel stands and Vx, the best best Vegan shop ever, (on caledonian road, Kings Cross,) and this is something I realised I’ve taken for granted as I was visiting friends down in Thanet a few weeks ago.
I took the train to Newcastle a couple of weeks ago to visit my little sister and see Alan Carr live on his Spexy Beast tour. But as a Vegan I was a little worried about eating out in Newcastle, but we stumbled across a great pub, Bob Trollop’s.
Thanks to veganstore.co.uk stocking go max go foods, ‘Twilight bars’ (vegan alternative to a Mars bar) and lush.co.uk for a lovely bubble bar called ‘Ma bar’ it is possible to have the ultimate vegan mars bar experience.