Category Archives: Vegetarian news
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
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
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.
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
Apologies that it’s been a fortnight since my last blog post – we’ve had family over to stay for a couple of weeks and what with that and the Easter hols it was all I could do just to keep up with orders from the shop, never mind anything else. I’m back now though, and will be writing regularly again .
We don’t usually eat out all that frequently (it’s getting too expensive with two hungry 11 year olds who quite often eat more than I do) but have been doing so a few times while the in-laws were with us, sometimes so all of us could go out together and sometimes for my husband and I to take advantage of the short term live-in babysitting services available. Continue reading
As we’re not very far from Cambridge we decided to pay a visit to the Incredible Veggie Roadshow taking place there on Saturday. Although it wasn’t as big as the West Midlands Vegan Festival we went to in October, it started off a lot less crowded, so I actually enjoyed it more as we could get a proper look at all the stalls.
There were plenty of free samples available, which was fantastic, not only because we got to try all sorts of yummy new products, but also because it stopped my kids from getting bored while we were looking around at the various stalls!
I tried a few of the Goodlife products that I hadn’t tasted before and was especially impressed by the Spinach and Lentil grills, so will definitely be getting a few of those in next time I’m grocery shopping. Continue reading
I wrote a brief recommendation for a vegetarian book in this month’s newsletter, and it made me realise that this sort of thing would probably be useful to put on the website for everyone to see. So I’ve just spent some time writing reviews for a few of my favourites and adding them to a new Vegetarian Books page.
I will continue to add more as I get the chance, but would also like to appeal to anyone else who has a favourite vegetarian book that they think should be added to the list. If you recommend one I will take a look and add it if I like it, but it would be even better if you would write a review of it for us to share with others on the website. If we publish it we will obviously credit you with writing it and will also give you a link back to your own website or blog if you have one. Just contact me through the website or leave a comment below if you’re interested. Continue reading
Last month we ran a competition with a gift bag of vegetarian sweets as the prize. To enter all you had to do was subscribe to our newsletter and leave a comment on the Vegetarian Sweets Giveaway post to say that you had done so. Existing subscribers could also enter and further entries could be had by following me on Twitter or by tweeting about the competition.
Not everyone who subscribed entered the competition, though I’m not sure whether this was because they forgot to comment, didn’t know about the giveaway or just didn’t want to, but we still had a decent number of entries.