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  • Vegetarian Percy Pigs

    Today Marks and Spencers lauched a new vegetarian version of their successful Percy Pig brand of sweets! These new gelatine-free Percy Pig fruit gums are called ‘Veggie Percy’ and each veggie Percy has a green ear, to distinguish it from… Read More ›

  • Coronation Quorn

    To celebrate the recent royal wedding I have created a vegetarian version of coronation chicken – a dish that was originally created for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. In addition to being veggie-friendly, this version is also low in fat, since it’s made with low-fat yoghurt instead of cream or mayonnaise. I have never tried coronation chicken before, but I have been told by a non-veggie that this tastes similar to the real thing!

  • Easy Homemade Focaccia Recipe

    Making your own bread is fun and very satisfying. Focaccia is one of my favourite types of bread, as it’s really tasty and very easy to make.

    Ingredients:

    * 6 oz (175g) Strong white flour
    * 1 tsp salt
    * 4 g easy-blend yeast
    * 2.5 tsp dried rosemary
    * 100 ml hand-hot water
    * 2.5 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

  • Review: Zen Garden, London.

    Zen Garden is an exclusively vegetarian Chinese and Thai buffet restaurant in Leather Lane, central London. It’s a restaurant that depends largely upon the custom of people working nearby, and hence it’s only open Monday-Friday and is closed at weekends.

    Ben discovered this place when he was working in the area. He and his colleagues had eaten there a few times before they realised that the food was exclusively vegetarian! Before that, they just thought that the meat tasted a little funny!

  • Meeting the Manufacturers

    Today Ben and I ventured into London to attend the Vegetarian Society’s Meet the Manufacturer event, held at the Window Conference centre in Islington. We weren’t sure what to expect, since we’ve attended a few vegetarian events in the past… Read More ›

  • 8 Great Protein Sources For Vegetarians

    Many people think that it is difficult to obtain sufficient protein whilst following a vegetarian diet. However, this is simply not true, as there are plenty of excellent protein sources for vegetarians, and in actual fact most meat-eaters consume much more protein than their bodies require.

  • The Vegetarian Guide to Yo! Sushi

    I would never have thought of visiting Yo! Sushi or any other sushi establishment until I met Ben (my now husband). He has long been a fan of sushi, and other Japanese foods – and it’s thanks to him that… Read More ›

  • Your Favourite Vegetarian Society Approved Products

    In our Byron Bay Cookie Competition we asked you what your favourite Vegetarian Society approved product was. We had 277 entries in total – and big congratulations goes to Emma Piggott, Kelly Ward and Sharon Goss, who each won a… Read More ›