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.
Vegan culture and cruelty-free lifestyle
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…
As I said in my previous blog entry I love to experiment in the kitchen and this is a perfect example – A work colleague brought in to work some slices of Coconut Milk Cake one dreary Monday morning a few weeks ago and everyone loved it, I just had to have a go at Vegan-ising it. When it comes to cakes I don’t like being left out, especially Coconut flavoured cakes! This is how I did it…
Being Vegan is so easy these days with such fantastic books. I absolutely love Kris Holecheks’ 100 best vegan baking recipes. When I was Vegan as a teenager I had only two Vegan cookbooks, they were useful books but not inspiring like 100 best vegan baking recipes.
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.
Just over a week ago we went to London for the day. Whilst walking along Oxford Street we started to feel quite hungry and wasn’t sure where we could get something decent to eat. We happened upon a Lebanese food stall that was serving a Falafel and Houmous sandwich so we gave it a go. We have since recreated this at home. Here’s how:
We recently published our recipe for Home made Houmous and it seems to have proved fairly popular. Heres an example of something you can do with the houmous you’ve already made; great for quick lunches.