Vegan culture and cruelty free lifestyle


100% vegan kitchen at The Peacock Pub in Nottingham

A while ago I discovered there was a Victorian pub in Nottingham with an entirely vegan kitchen. Since then I’ve had this pub on my list of places to visit, and last week I finally had the opportunity to do so. I was not disappointed.

Feeling hot, hot, hot!

Ice blended drinks seem all the rage at the moment, it is summer after all! Every coffee shop I walk past is advertising cool, creamy delights, topped with whipped cream, sauces and sprinkles, also known as frappes. All I can think of is the poor cows who have suffered to create that calorie/sugar/fat laden drinks, so I decided to come up with a few of my own cruelty free ice blended delights – frappes, milkshakes and smoothies.

Being vegan just keeps getting better

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!

Tibits – a veggie restaurant with something for everyone

tibits is a 100% Vegetarian restaurant and bar. You can eat in or take away. It’s located on Heddon Street, just off of Regents Street in London, where the cover photo from David Bowies infamous Ziggy Stardust album was taken. Around 80% of the dishes are Vegan and all items are clearly labelled V for Vegan and GF for gluten free. There is something for everyone at tibits, making it the perfect place to take a group of friends for a great night out.

Homemade Popcorn

I love popcorn and I had become quite obsessed by Blooms nice and nutty flavour popcorn – but homemade popcorn is a much healthier and far less expensive alternative. Plain popcorn is low in calories, high in fibre and has a high level of polyphenols (antioxidants) which makes it a healthy alternative for snacking. So I decided to pick up some popcorn kernels and make some popcorn at home.

It’s just nuts!

I love nuts, I could go as far as saying I’m nuts about nuts. I have them in my meals, desserts, cakes and snack on them throughout the day. It wasn’t until a couple of weeks ago that I actually weighed out the portion of Brazil nuts I was about to munch away on, to find out to my horror, that little snack was 20g fat! I knew nuts were high in fat – but had no idea that such a small portion would contain such a large amount. This lead me to take a good look into my nut intake.

Vegan Packed Lunches

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!

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