"A vegetarian does not eat any meat, poultry, game, fish, shellfish or crustacea, or the by-products of slaughter"
Vegetarian Society



Friday, 29 April 2016

Yep, vegans can eat at Nando’s – Here’s what to order

As a vegetarian, I always feel a bit silly suggesting grabbing dinner at Nando’s.

Yes, I know that it’s a chicken joint. No, I’m not just going to eat the chips.

Because seriously, guys. Nando’s actually does really great non-chicken related things. They’ve got loads of vegetarian options and – it turns out – they also have stuff that’s suitable for vegans.

We KNOW. Vegans? Going to Nando’s? Madness. But it can (and should) be done. Trust us.

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Here’s what anyone sticking to a vegan diet can happily order.

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Thursday, 31 March 2016

The Best Destinations for Traveling Vegetarians and Vegans

Experiencing a new place through food is one of the great joys of traveling. But if you're a vegan or vegetarian, you know it can also be a great challenge.


Visit any of these destinations where veggies are the culinary stars if you want to eat like a vegetarian king or queen on your next trip.

See the best destinations here

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Just saw this cute guy online and wanted to share him


Parmesan Confusion and Thank you Vegetarian Society


Regarding Parmesan confusion I just wanted to say how wonderful the Vegetarian Society have been with an issue I had recently -

I ordered a veggie sushi box from Ocado, marked as vegetarian, AFTER eating this I noticed one of the ingredients was Parmesan which as you will know is NEVER vegetarian, after complaining to Ocado (who were confused at first) they came back to me and said the manufacturer is allowed to call their cheese Paramesan and said it was vegetarian. 

 This sounded wrong to me so I contacted the Vegetarian Society and asked for their advice.  They have helped me so much by contacting their experts to confirm all this, its wonderful to know that they have my back when I am only one lonely blogger and they really go all out to help us veggies and vegans :)

Will let you know the outcome when I have heard back from them.


Thank you again Vegetarian Society <3  Im proud to be a member



No parmesan please, we're vegetarian

It's impossible to make parmesan without animal rennet, so why do so many restaurants and writers still include the cheese in vegetarian recipes?

 While Adele caused a storm last week with a rude gesture, the "V" sign offends me on an almost daily basis.


 Until I belatedly discovered the apparently well-known fact that parmesan is made using calf rennet and is unsuitable for vegetarians, I merrily ate platefuls of pesto-drenched pasta with the hard cheese shaved liberally across it, safe in the knowledge that no restaurant would say something was suitable for vegetarians when it wasn't. How wrong I was.

A trawl of veggie web forums reveals heated debates on the subject going back years (Word of Mouth readers brought the subject up again recently in the comments on this post). The message clearly wasn't getting through, though, because in 2010 the Vegetarian Society launched its Say Cheese campaign to help make restaurateurs aware of their error when shaving heaps of the hard stuff over food which they then credit as suitable for vegetarians: diners were encouraged by the charity to leave cards in offending restaurants explaining the mistake. 

The next few years could spell more for restaurateurs than disappointed diners, as the terms "vegetarian" and "vegan" will soon have legal status. UK Food Standards Agency labelling guidelines were adopted in principle by the European Union in 2010, and following a five year period for compliance civil suits may be brought against anyone misusing the terms from 2015. Just as a maker of parmesan can bring action against anyone outside the region using the p-word, so could offended diners against clueless chefs. Restaurants, manufacturers and publishers will really have to know their cheeses

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Thursday, 18 February 2016

Five Things I Have Learned Since Becoming a Vegetarian (by Jonathan Young)

Before adopting a vegetarian diet a year ago I had a number of concerns. Would I be getting the right vitamins? Would I get bored of eating the same things? Would I always be hungry? Would I be judged by others?

The journey has been interesting and rewarding. Here are some of the things I have learned along the way.

1. It's been surprisingly easy! My biggest surprise was how easy the transition to a meat-free diet was. There is so much help out there. The BBC Good food website has been a great source of culinary inspiration, and there lots of excellent vegetarian cookbooks. My favourite is The Happy Pear - which is packed with recipes, health advice and inspirational stories.

The Vegetarian Society is also great. Its website provides loads of accessible nutritional information which is especially useful if you are looking for alternative sources of iron, protein and other key nutrients. As a member I receive lots of useful tips and stories in their emails and magazines.
Eating out has also been easy. Pub menus are often limited - I once had to settle for chips and onion rings for my main course - but most places cater for everyone. Italian and Indian restaurants are a banker and I recommend an app called Happy Cow which tells you the nearest veggie-friendly restaurants wherever you are in the world.

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