Sunday, 24 May 2015

The Diner - London (National Vegetarian Week)

Today marks the end of National Vegetarian Week. I've seen lots of lovely looking pictures popping up throughout the week, one of which is this gorgeous-looking Vegan Benedict from The Diner in London. This is one of the new dishes they have created to celebrate veggie week and it sounds amazing:

"Jam-packed full of veggie-goodness, it’s made with mushrooms, spinach, chickpea patties, tomato, avocado and sesame sauce."

Unfortunately, I live too far from London to get to The Diner to try this - is there anyone that lives nearer that can tell me if it's as good as it looks?!

This is part of The Diner’s new menu, which is currently available in the below locations:
  1. Camden | 2 Jamestown Road, London, NW1 7BY
  2. Islington | 21 Essex Road, London, N1 2SA
  3.  Soho | 1 Ganton Street, London, W1F 7BU
  4. Shoreditch | 128-130 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3AQ 
From 18 May the new menu will be available in the below locations: 
  1.  Spitalfields | 4 Horner Square, London, E1 6EW
  2. Dalston | 600 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AH
From 25 May May 2015 the new menu will be available in all 8 locations. The Diner breakfast menu is served until 11.55am

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Vegan Life Issue 5

This month's issue of Vegan Life was another very enjoyable one - but it did make me want to eat a mountain of sandwiches!

With British Sandwich Week coming up next week (10th May - 16th May), the magazine is loaded with tasty sammich recipes just waiting to be consumed. Check out a few of my favourites below - these will definitely end up on my table at some point..

However, it's not just sandwiches gracing the pages this month. Among other things, there's this mouthwatering pie recipe:

And these delicious looking sweets:

If you want to look at something other than food (but really, why would you?), there are a number of interesting articles, ranging from reports on heartbreaking situations to uplifting tales of vegan travel. (I now really want to go to Gothenburg!!)

I rarely read a magazine cover to cover but I read almost every article in this issue. The only complaint I would make is that this month saw the return of the "is it vegan" style debate page, which has previously listed both sides of the argument to whether vegans can eat the likes of eggs from rescued hens or honey, and to my mind the answer to these is just "no". However, this month's topic was manure so that's a lot less controversial!