This one was a lot of fun to make – I love a festive carrot dish, and it was the first thing that we thought of after picking up this cranberry sauce at the Foodies Festival. As you know by now, I’m a soup lover – and in fact Black Friday brought us a new individual blender which we will be showing off next time we get the chance to make smoothies.
Hopefully by now you’ve seen our Foodies Festival highlights post from earlier this week! As promised, today we’re bringing you a more in-depth look at the show and the brands that we encountered there. First off, let’s start by saying that we both loved walking around the event and speaking to all of the new brands. Everyone we spoke to was lovely and there were a lot of fantastic foods to sample.
We had a great time over the weekend at the Foodies Festival Christmas show, an event aimed at food lovers ahead of the festive season. You probably saw some of our exploits over on our Instagram story if you follow us there! We’re going to be going into more depth on Wednesday about everything we saw and the brands that we were lucky enough to try. For now here’s a quick highlight reel from the event. This includes some of the stalls at the Truman Brewery venue, as well as a brief look at one of the shows in the cake making theatre. We ended up bringing back several bags full of food to try, so look out for some reviews and recipes coming up soon! There were so many stalls to look at and a lot of the owners were happy to chat with you about anything. They had samples out for you to try and would explain the origin of their products, as well as what inspired them to start up the company. There were far too many brands to mention them all by name, but we did pick out a few favourites who you will be hearing about in our next post. There was everything from Nando’s food delivery service, to flavoured alcohols, to sauces and vinegars, to cakes and sweets, to street food, and back again. We ended up not getting anything to eat at the show itself as a large percentage of the street food stalls were cooking meat alongside their veggie options, which is too big of a risk for me! We had plenty to keep us going with all of the samples however, and ended up heading to a late lunch/early dinner at The Blues Kitchen after the event. Yes, if you’re wondering – we had creole burgers again!
It’s that time of year again! After last year’s Christmas post, I couldn’t let the occasion go by without another round-up of our Very Vegetarian Christmas. We always eat such amazing food at this time of year – I’m in awe of my Mum’s menus – and this year was no exception. This time around I even helped out to make Christmas lunch, which means I can proudly say I helped make and then plated up the starter below…
This is one of those hilarious posts where I really can’t say that anything at all went well. While the Vine below may well show a gingerbread sleigh being made, I can’t say I ended up with one. I was quite excited to do this one as I have never made anything in a mould before, or gingerbread – and suffice to say, I’ll probably be doing something different next time.
As we are so close to Christmas, I just wanted to wish all of our readers a happy festive season. Here’s hoping that the presents you wished for are under the tree, Christmas dinner is cooked to perfection, and the New Year brings in the promise of an even happier 2016!
Every year, people ask me what it is like to have a vegetarian Christmas. What is it like? What do we eat? Do we have a traditional Christmas dinner or something more unusual? The purpose of this post is to illustrate what a typical meal might be for us at Christmas time, although we always eat something different year on year. My Mum always cooks for us, using a combination of recipes she finds leading up to the date and her own inspiration, as well as a few classics which come back time and time again.