On Monday, The Bank of England confirmed that the new £5 notes contain tallow; animal fat which has for centuries been used for cooking, in soaps, candles and on Cate Blanchett’s face (apparently it works very well). The article I read this morning contained the usual quota of Twitter journalists, and one identifying as vegetarian… Continue reading Should vegans really care so much about tallow in the new £5 notes?
This is a celebratory post courtesy of a new job. Mainly because packed lunches are probably the best thing about going to work! Oh and getting paid of course. I’ve since been pondering sandwich filling ideas that go beyond the old wobegone crusty hummus, falafel combo (deep I know), and I’ve come up with quite… Continue reading 12 Cheap, Easy Vegan Sandwich Ideas
Since I have been reading Patrick Barkham’s Badgerlands; courtesy of my dear boyfriend, I’m rediscovering my inherent love of the countryside. Badgerlands certainly captures the romanticism synonymous with the English country; in particular the woods at night. As a little girl I would watch the tales of Beatrix Potter on VHS. Before the story begins… Continue reading A Place Without Humans
Toronto Pig Save have been flooding my twitter feed the past few days with regards to the Fearmans incident when a truck full of 180 pigs overturned killing 40 0f them. I chose to watch a video shared by Bite Size Vegan. I’m glad I did. I think. I’d settled in for my 6pm ‘Dinnerdate’… Continue reading I Watched a Video and Now I’m Going to be a Better Vegan
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
Scrolling down my Facebook news-feed yesterday, an animal rights event captured my attention. As a vegan who after two years is still scared to ask for vegan options, I’ve always been reluctant to attend any manner of animal rights campaigns, events or similar. This particular event was calling for any activists/vegans/animal enthusiasts to accompany a… Continue reading Being Vegan is Exhausting…
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!’
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?
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
The Raw Garden was to be our Latvian swansong, before we headed to Lithuania the next day. And it was- for our taste buds at least. ‘Lets stay here!’ cried they. Or come to think of it that might have been me. The thought was preposterous however given as we were staying in a two… Continue reading Raw Food Restaurant in Riga, Latvia