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The Brighton VegfestUK saw a 40% rise in footfall and web visits treble since 2012, and the flagship event in Bristol looks set to do the same.
Societies such as The Vegetarian Society and The Vegan Society are also reporting a rise in interest since our nation discovered that their burgers didn’t always contain what was expected! Continue reading
We’ve recently discovered another brand of vegetarian sweets which are a little different from the others we’ve tried. Better Bunny sweets are a soft and chewy foam sugar sweet in the shape of a bunny face, with fruit gum ears. A sample was sent to us a while ago, so I thought I’d let you know what we thought.
Please note that although we received the sample for free, we haven’t been paid for this review (and are not paid for any of our reviews) and the views expressed are our own.
First a bit of background… Better Bunny are owned by Germany company Katjes, which is a family-owned sugar confectionery company and is the number two manufacturer of fruit gum and liquorice products in Western Europe. Continue reading
I thought some of you might be interested in hearing about Vegucate Bristol’s upcoming 6-week film screenings in April. The aim is to show the best of a plant based lifestyle through screenings of award-winning documentaries, but there’s much more to the evenings than just watching films.
Besides film screenings, the events will feature a feast of delicious foods (including free pizzas and cakes – bonus!) as well as some excellent stand-up comedy. There will also be some very informal discussions after the screenings. Continue reading
Last year I wrote a review on a couple of brands of vegetarian marshmallows, but we have since discovered another one. Ananda Foods sent us some samples of their Gourmet range to try and I have to say I was really impressed with them.
We tried Choca Mocha, which are coffee marshmallows dusted with organic swiss cocoa, and Tutti Frutti, which include a selection of vanilla, raspberry, strawberry and banana marshmallows.
They are quite different from the other vegetarian marshmallows we’ve tried, as they are much lighter and fluffier, and also don’t need refrigerating (they shouldn’t be kept in the fridge at all). Continue reading
I recently received some samples of the brand new Vegetarian Society approved Winter Edition Pom-Bears to review. Of course my kids were eager to do their bit for the website by helping out with taste testing.
Pom-Bears have always gone down well in our house, but these ones are a bit different. Firstly they are shaped like snowmen, which is rather cute, and secondly they are in a new flavour, Pigs in Blankets. I must admit when they first arrived I did double check for the Vegetarian Society approved logo and also read the ingredients, as sausages wrapped in bacon didn’t sound particularly veggie friendly. However I’m happy to report that they don’t contain any ingredients that would offend a non-meat eater Continue reading
There was a great response to the competition we held in conjunction with the Big Game Hunters Playhouse Shop, so thanks to everyone who entered.
The lucky winner is Arabella Bazley, so a brand new wooden Chestnut Hut playhouse will soon be winging its way across to her. Congratulations Arabella – we hope you and your children enjoy it!
If you entered but weren’t lucky enough to win, then you can head on over to www.playhouses.co.uk to take a look at their full range and perhaps treat your kids to one of their gorgeous wooden playhouses this Christmas. We hope to hold more competitions on VegetarianKids.co.uk in the coming year too, so please come by to visit us again soon.
With winter on its way (we actually had some snow overnight – in October!) my thoughts are turning towards warm comfort foods to keep us all cosy. Soups and casseroles are top of the list, and my slow cooker really comes into its own at this time of year.
I recently bought a new slow cooker recipe book that just deals with vegetarian food, as meat seems to feature very strongly in my other ones. I already make soups, a great veggie chilli and a yummy vegetarian bolognese in my slow cooker, but wanted some more ideas. I’m also not always sure how long to cook beans, etc for, so thought it would be helpful to have some recipes to adapt.
Uni students in Bristol will have the opportunity to learn more than usual this Autumn. There are two free screenings of the life-altering documentary, Vegucated, planned for November, teaching them about their eating habits.
The award winning documentary follows three New Yorkers attempting to go vegan for six weeks. While doing so they learn about where meat and dairy comes from, as well as some of the benefits of moving to a plant-based lifestyle
“Too many students know absolutely nothing about their food,” says Alan Lee, organiser of the event and currently a 4th year PhD student at Bristol University.
***This competition has now closed.***
Click here to find out who won.
Big Game Hunters have joined forces with VegetarianKids.co.uk through their shared passion for keeping children healthy in fun and exciting ways!
Keep reading to find out more and for details on how to win a fantastic wooden playhouse for your own kids. Continue reading
You may have previously read our review of tibits vegetarian restaurant, a fantastic veggie restaurant in Heddon Street London. The good news is that now tibits have brought out a collection of recipes to allow fans and those who haven’t been lucky enough to get to the restaurant to try the recipes out in the comfort of their own homes.
You can read our review of tibits at home: stylish vegetarian cuisine on the website.
The recipes are based around the four seasons to make the most of the taste and nutrition of fresh produce all year round. Continue reading