We were invited down this past weekend to sample some veggie food and cocktails at Brick & Liquor, a relatively new venue in Tooting. It opened in October 2016 under the management of David Layton, who has 12 years of experience in running venues across London.
This weekend we were so excited to visit Vegan Summer Fest London! The event was so fun and we’ve got some highlights to share with you here. Keep going to the bottom to see our video highlights!
First off, there were SO MANY stalls. It was like a vegan paradise! All kinds of products were represented. You could get vegan protein powder, apparel with vegan slogans, cakes, chocolates, burgers, stews and chillis, pet food, vegan cheese, smoothies and milkshakes, frozen yoghurt, badges, crisps, tea, jewellery, alcohol, and so much more. We had a whale of a time, and it took us over an hour just to go around looking at the stalls before we even bought anything.
After the success of our Vegan Summer Fest London giveaway, we’ve got another one coming up for you! These tickets are for Vegan Summer Fest Brighton, which will be taking place on the 3rd & 4th June 2017.
Vegan Summer Fest Brighton is another instalment of this travelling vegan festival, which might be better for those of you living in the south! It’s a bit closer to home for us, so we’re very much looking forward to heading down for a great time and a waft of sea air.
Regular readers know we love Mexican food, so when it came to making these enchiladas, we wanted to make them super special. Rather than using a pre-made sauce or even following a recipe, we decided to come up with our own.
Our video shows you how to make the full recipe, but you can change up the enchiladas and their fillings as much as you like. This week we’re all about the sauce!
I’m excited to start telling you all about the Lady Luck, because it has rapidly become one of our favourite places to go. Despite the fact that it’s over an hour’s drive away from home, we’ve already been 3 times – and I even took my parents! This is our absolute favourite bar right now, and with a fantastic veggie and vegan menu, there’s nothing not to like.
This week we have a really exciting giveaway for you. We’ve got a pair of giveaway tickets available for Vegan Summer Fest London, happening on the 13th May!
Vegan Summer Fest London is a huge vegan festival with 150 fantastic stalls for you to browse. There will be 10 world food caterers, free samples, inspirational cookery demos and informative talks running throughout the day, so there’s no shortage of things to do. There’s also a meet up zone and plenty of children’s activities for the whole family to take part in!
This week we’re doing something a little different – a reader survey! We want to ask you what kind of recipes you enjoy seeing, what you like about the ones we already share, and what you would like to see in the future.
This survey is open-ended, so don’t worry if you see this a week or a month after posting – we’re always open to hear your thoughts.
This week we’re sharing one of our all-time perennial favourites. The Mexican bowl is pretty much a staple of our diet: it’s easy to make, tastes fantastic, and is also very satisfying without being too unhealthy.
There’s a lot of components to the bowl that you can mix and match as you like. We always have home-made nachos to start with around the edge. This time we’ve added a black bean mix to the middle, but there are other possibilities too.
It’s always fun to try something new from an established brand, and these Quorn three cheese chicken crispbakes caught our eye right away. They’re part of the Quorn frozen range and present an easy option for those busy weeknights.
They come in at 160 calories each, which certainly qualifies them as a lighter burger. This is great for those who want to have a burger but still watch their weight. The way they are formed means that you can easily eat them on their own, without a burger: the outer crust is very crispy and they hold their form well after cooking. It is not too thick or hard when you bite into them, however. They have a sticky texture on the inside, much as you might expect from melted cheese, as well as chunks of potato.
This week we decided to go for a recipe inspired by our time in France in 2015. We so enjoyed going around different small restaurants and trying what was on the menu, and galettes were one of our highlights. That’s why we set about making our own!