We recently added a new product to our growing vegan shop of inspirations – Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seeds, and it got me thinking about pumpkin seeds in general. Before going vegan, I would just about tolerate pumpkin seeds if they turned up in the occasional Pret A Manager sandwich or posh salad. But I certainly…

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I’ve never had a vegan high-tea before…and then hey presto, in the space of a month I’m lucky enough to try the vegan high-tea delights at La Suite West. My second vegan high-tea in a month! My wonderful sister had been planning this outing for over a year, but due to baby and work commitments we’d never got round…

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I heard about the PETA 2016 bake off a few months ago, and after browsing the pictures from previous finalists I was completely in awe. The skill, creativity and patience it took to make some of those sweet treats was inspiring! But I’m no baker…and the thought of making a cake gives me the cold sweats. I’ve baked…

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My journey to a vegan lifestyle began watching Food Inc. This was not a recommendation by anyone. It wasn’t something we’d seen advertised. No, we stumbled across Food Inc purely by chance as the result of a bit of “remote surfing”. It has changed my life. Forks Over Knives was another documentary that was on my list of…

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I spent many years as a child standing around a hot BBQ, watching my dad cook up countless pieces of “juicy” meat. Fills me with dread when I think back… But there is something so special about a BBQ – the joy of outdoor cooking surrounded by sunny skies, a gentle breeze and the people you…

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Every now and then I get asked why I’m not thinner as a vegan. In my early 30’s that would have upset me and I’d have started fretting and exercising compulsively. For the record, running 20 miles and eating whole tubs of full-fat ice-cream every week “because I’ve earned it” does not make for a healthy lifestyle! Sure,…

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