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I’d rather have Gary- Sainsbury’s vegan cheese review

Vegan cheese is the one area in which smug omnivores enjoy ‘catching out’ vegan folk. And annoyingly there’s never been a brand I can wax lyrical about- even if I knew what that meant. ‘I could never give up cheese’ is the ultimate feeble excuse that make vegans everywhere grit their teeth. So. The fact… Continue reading I’d rather have Gary- Sainsbury’s vegan cheese review

Experiments

Oh no, the tofu I bought is… ‘silken!’

I’m still not sure how I feel about tofu..it’s OK but I’ve never been ecstatic about it. I’ve cooked it a handful of times with varying degrees of success. But I’m determined not to give up on it yet. Especially after listening to woman-crush Collen P-G’s extremely informative Food for Thought podcast¬† on the shape-shifting… Continue reading Oh no, the tofu I bought is… ‘silken!’

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Know Your Pests! Do we Chastise Animals for Simply Being on ‘our’ Turf?

Walking home yesterday, I felt agitated by the overheard remark of a stranger to his young daughter¬† that ‘seagulls are just rats with wings,’ followed by, ‘they should all be shot.’ Such off hand, unfounded statements are ones that serve as the basis of collective mentality, often derogatory to animals that are intelligent and densely… Continue reading Know Your Pests! Do we Chastise Animals for Simply Being on ‘our’ Turf?

Travel

Posh Nosh at Buddha Restaurant, Riga

Having finally migrated from the snowy valleys of North Sweden, we find ourselves in the patchwork city of historical Riga. Riga in Latvia is known for its tumultuous journey to independence in 1991, and more recently winning the European Capital of Culture title last year. Modern Riga comprises of a cultural medley of stunning architecture,… Continue reading Posh Nosh at Buddha Restaurant, Riga

Travel

Hungry Vegan? No Drama in Rama! Hare Krishna Restaurant, Riga

We had an unexpected yet humbling encounter at the Hare Krishna restaurant, Rama. After feeling unimpressed and unloved by a trendy, non-committal in a ‘we’re cool because we used to be a bike shop’ sort of way, veggie cafe with despairingly slim offerings, we came across a Hare Krishna restaurant reported to be cheap and… Continue reading Hungry Vegan? No Drama in Rama! Hare Krishna Restaurant, Riga