Thursday, 12 May 2016
Friday, 29 April 2016
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.
Here’s what anyone sticking to a vegan diet can happily order.
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Monday, 18 April 2016
Thursday, 31 March 2016
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.
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Tuesday, 15 March 2016
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
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
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.
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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Monday, 8 February 2016
With the recent news about meat, and its potential to cause cancer, more people are thinking about going vegetarian. Some people want to become vegetarian to live a longer, healthier life, and others may want to do their part in decreasing pollution. Either way, there are plenty of benefits to the lifestyle change.
There is plenty of research that displays the health and environmental benefits of a plant-based diet. In fact, 70 percent of all diseases, including one-third of all cancers, are related to diet, according to Vegetarian Times. They report that a vegetarian diet reduces the risk of chronic degenerative diseases like obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain types of cancer. In addition, you may avoid toxic chemicals that are found in pesticides in meat, fish and dairy products.
Many restaurants around the world have included a vegetarian (or vegan!) option on many menus, making it easy for those with a meatless lifestyle to enjoy going out with friends, trying new food and not feeling isolated from the world of meat eaters.
If you’re thinking about taking the plunge into vegetarianism, we’ve rounded up some helpful tips for you to consider that will make your transition that much easier.
1. Tell your friends and family, but not every person you see
Do tell your family and friends, just so they know that you’re in the process of changing your lifestyle. We’ve all heard the classic joke: “How can you tell if someone’s a vegan? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you.” Don’t be that person. No one wants to hear about your health awakening or your potential to be high-maintenance at social gatherings. Health is for taking care of yourself, not bragging to other people.
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Wednesday, 27 January 2016
It has clocked up over 400,000 views on YouTube since it was uploaded just two days ago and has gone viral on social media, but not everyone is happy with the latest lamb ad from Meat and Livestock Australia.
However, one particular scene has already been the subject of dozens of complaints.
It shows a team of special agents breaking into a New York apartment and using a blow torch on a table when the occupant protests that he is vegan.
Andrew Howie from Meat and Livestock Australia defended the scene, saying it was a bit of fun.
"The torching is metaphorical towards the kale in the bowl (on the table)," he said.
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Friday, 22 January 2016
Based in Hotwells, the Adam and Eve is run by the team behind the craft-ale pub, Small Bar, and promises to be a top destination for herbivores and carnivores alike.
The pub on Chapel Hill, which is thought to be the first of its kind in the country, serves exclusively vegetarian food and drink.
From the bar snacks and the beer, to the main dishes and the wine, everything is meat free and up to 80 per cent of the menu is suitable for vegan diets.
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Tuesday, 19 January 2016
Cambridgeshire residents can pledge at www.veguaryely.co.uk before Sunday January 17 to be entered into a free prize draw to win a selection of luxury vegan food.
Pledgers will receive a free welcome pack in the post, exclusive recipes, and offers on vegan options from participating local restaurants in the area for the month.
Will, who has previously campaigned against fast food outlets coming to the city’s new leisure complex, said: “Choosing a plant-based diet is the best way to live a cruelty-free, environmentally friendly, and healthier life. It’s understandably a big change to make with the busy lives we all lead, but this campaign aims to make that change as easy as possible.
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Sunday, 17 January 2016
As a veggie of many years' standing I have enjoyed numerous excellent meat-free meals in restaurants, cafes and takeaways.
But I have had a run of bad experiences in the last few weeks that has undermined my confidence in the food I am served.
On four separate occasions recently I have ordered dishes from the vegetarian options in a restaurant, a café and two takeaways - and each time I’ve found pieces of meat in my meals. This has included finding a chicken bone, with meat still attached, floating in a bowl of vegetable soup and a meatball in a vegetarian stir fry.
On each occasion I have raised this with the establishment concerned and, with one exception (when they tried to imply I’d ‘planted’ the meat – for what reason they didn’t make clear) the response was apologetic and genuine. However, I certainly lost my appetite after my ‘discoveries’ and on each occasion didn’t complete my meal.
I’ve also been reluctant to return to these places because I now lack confidence in their kitchen practices - if they can accidentally drop a lump of meat in my veggie dish how do I know they are not cutting my vegetarian sandwich with a knife just used to cut a meat sandwich, or frying my egg in a pan that’s still swimming in bacon fat from a rasher they’ve just cooked?
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Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Created by a family business named Cado Desserts, Cado Avocado Ice Cream is the first avocado-based ice cream brand and is currently available in nine states across the Midwest.
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