Category Archives: Vegetarian reviews
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
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
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
I recently found out that Tilda has released a new free guide for kids with free activities and recipes. It emphasises the importance of healthy living, both in terms of exercise and eating and has some fun puzzles for young children.
Most of the recipes are vegetarian (one contains chicken but this could easily be substituted) and they look quick and easy to make. I’m planning to try the chocolatey rice cake soon
As mentioned previously we paid a visit to the Infinity Foods Café in Brighton a couple of weeks ago. We discovered it via my iPhone when looking for a vegetarian restaurant for lunch and decided to give it a try.
Their food is available to eat in or take away (we needed somewhere to rest our weary shoppers’ legs, so opted for eat in) and is all freshly cooked as well as organic and vegetarian (a good proportion is vegan too). As well as a standard menu they have a specials board with plenty of variety. There is also a nice selection of drinks, from the usual coffees and teas to juices and they even serve my favourite Whole Earth fizzy drinks. Continue reading
A friend of my husband recently recommended trying Raw Chocolate Pie by Living Food of St Ives so, when we spotted some at the Infinity Foods Cooperative in Brighton recently, we had to give them a go.
We bought a selection of flavours, including the Nut Pie, Ginger and Orange Zest Pie, Naked Pie, The Booster Bar and Peppermint Pie. There are several others too (Festive Pie, Chilli Pie, Goji Pie, Cardamon Pie and Pink Himalayan Salt Pie) but we had to draw the line somewhere and so just chose the ones that most appealed to us! Continue reading
Recently I’ve been getting all excited about Eat Your Books! It’s an interactive recipe indexing website that helps you make better use of the cook books you already have.
I actually stumbled upon it a while back after reading about it on another blog (sorry, I can’t remember which one). I thought it was a great idea at the time and signed up for the free membership which allows you to add five of your recipe books. Continue reading
I got hold of a copy of the Quorn Kitchen in our local charity bookshop a while ago and have found it extremely useful. Although I had already been substituting Quorn products in other recipes to make them vegetarian I sometimes found that it was a bit trial and error, as the Quorn doesn’t need to be cooked as long as meats do.
This book solves that problem by giving you a huge range of recipes to choose from, all with the Quorn cooking bit included! The recipes work well, and also help you to then adapt your own recipes using the incorporated Quorn cooking instructions as guidelines. Continue reading…
I spotted these while grocery shopping a while ago and last night we decided to give them a go. I grilled them and we ate them in burgers with a little bit of accompanying salad (and a different sauce for every family member as is usually the case…)
These are Vegetarian Society approved and are suitable for vegans too. They come in a pack of 4 and are described as spicy bean quarter pounders with kidney and haricot beans in a parsley and oregano crumb. They cook from frozen and take somewhere between 12 and 30 minutes to prepare depending on whether you grill them or do them in the oven. Continue reading