World Vegan Month and Tastecard
Planet Veggie
by Cathy
3M ago
What better way to celebrate World Vegan Month than by enjoying your favourite vegan food at a discount by using a tastecard?  I must admit, I’d forgotten all about tastecard. A friend in London had one for a while and we enjoyed plenty of discounted restaurant meals, so tastecard isn’t completely new to me. Therefore, when tastecard asked me if I’d like to get some discounted vegan food to celebrate World Vegan Month, I said ‘hell yeah!’ As I no longer live in London, the range of places locally offering a tastecard discount were few. And when I say ‘few’, I mean I didn’t even know it wa ..read more
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Do You Run In Vegan Running Shoes?
Planet Veggie
by Cathy
5M ago
Over on my fitness blog (which is even more neglected than this one, if that was possible), I recounted how, when I first began running as a hobby and as a way to use up the energy I had after stopping smoking, I foolishly didn’t buy a sports bra. I also mentioned I didn’t buy any proper running shoes either, and simply went into town and bought a pair of cheap trainers for £10 that weren’t even comfy enough to walk to the local shop in, let alone suitable for running a few laps around my local park (my lungs weren’t up to the job either, but that’s another story).  All the gear, no idea ..read more
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Violife Vegan Cheese Review
Planet Veggie
by Cathy
10M ago
I first reviewed Violife vegan cheese on this blog almost ten years ago. How much has changed since then? Well, Violife have certainly added to their range, that’s for sure!  Ten years ago, I was far more likely to eat dairy cheese than vegan cheese. While I can’t honestly say vegan cheese has improved so much over the years it’s now on a par with the stuff that comes from cows, supermarkets these days have so many different styles and brands of vegan cheese to choose from, you’re bound to find something you like (or at least don’t hate too much).  A dairy-free fridge Since moving in ..read more
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Bad Brownie Vegan Brownie Bites
Planet Veggie
by Cathy
1y ago
Bad Brownie vegan brownies bites are brownies sent through the post which, let’s face it, on a scale of 1-10 of nice things to get in the post must rank at about 11.   Bad Brownie was founded by Paz and Morag, who started off baking their brownies in a tiny flat in Richmond to sell on a Clapham market stall, before going on to get financial backing by my least favourite dragon, Touker Suleyman, on Dragon’s Den (in case you’re wondering, the tall one‘s my favourite).  Most of Bad Brownie’s range isn’t vegan but vegans can choose from three sizes – 12, 16 or 24 pieces and vegan coelia ..read more
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Vegan food from Yumbles
Planet Veggie
by Cathy
3y ago
Yumbles contacted me a few weeks ago to ask if I’d like to try some of the range of vegan products they sell on their website. Well, of course I did but I wasn’t expecting such a huge variety to choose from.  If you’ve never heard of Yumbles, it’s a curated marketplace of some of the best small batch independent producers in the UK. Your order goes direct to the producer, who will then prepare and send out your order. The upside to this is you get everything freshly prepared and beautifully packaged before being delivered to your door, but the downside is that means more deliveries ..read more
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Raw cacao hot chocolate {dairy-free, refined-sugar-free}
Planet Veggie
by Cathy
3y ago
I’m addicted to hot chocolate. Utterly, totally, have-to-get-my-fix-of-it-at-least-twice-a-day addicted. At home, I make vegan hot chocolate using a dairy-free drinking chocolate powder such as Cadbury’s or whatever’s cheapest in the supermarket (most non-instant hot chocolate is vegan, unlike the instant hot chocolate such as Options, which contains milk), and plant milk such as almond, soya or coconut. When I’m out, if they have non-dairy milk – yay! If not, I must confess I do drink hot chocolate with moo juice if that’s all they have (I know, I should be stronger, or go somewhere else – es ..read more
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Thai Stir Fry – vegan, quick and easy
Planet Veggie
by Cathy
3y ago
I love a Thai stir fry. All that lemongrass, ginger and garlic is wonderful. Saying that though, whenever I eat out at a Thai restaurant, I end up ordering a pad Thai but, today for lunch, I made myself a vegan Thai stir fry with rice. The reason I made Thai stir fried vegetables for lunch which involved actual cooking instead of my usual soup which involves something more along the lines of chucking some veg and stock in a pan then blending it, is because HelloFresh asked me to recreate one of their recipes. I didn’t exactly stick to their recipe for the Thai Veggie Rice Bowl because a) Hello ..read more
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Healthy Hemp Products from Good Hemp
Planet Veggie
by Cathy
3y ago
Not that long ago, the word ‘hemp’ conjured images of beige bags, dodgy jumpers and spliffs. These days, hemp is getting trendy, especially since the recent popularity of CBD products. I have never knowingly bought a hemp product (which is 100% true as, although I frequently bought acid, speed and coke in my younger days, dope gave me a headache and sent me to sleep so I pretty much avoided it where I could) so, when Good Hemp asked me if I wanted to try some of their products, I thought I’d make a rare foray into trendiness and said yes. What is hemp? Hemp is a strain of the cannabis satvia ..read more
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Folkestone Featured in Simply Vegan Magazine
Planet Veggie
by Cathy
3y ago
When I first came to Folkestone in 2011 to study Creative & Professional Writing at Canterbury Christ Church University, it wasn’t exactly heaving with restaurants – vegan, vegetarian or otherwise. Thankfully, Beano’s vegetarian cafe was practically next door to my university and I often went there to eat (you can read my review from 2014 here). Now Folkestone has four dedicated vegan and vegetarian cafes/restaurants with a soon-to-come dairy-free ice cream place called The Cone Zone, which is the best name ever for an ice cream place. In keeping with the ever-increasing popularity of pla ..read more
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Erbology Cactus Energy Balls and Tigernut Granola
Planet Veggie
by Cathy
4y ago
This is a sponsored post I drank cactus liqueur in Gozo once. Actually, it was more than once because after the barman poured us our first shot, he kept the shots coming all night. I only mention this because that is the only time I’ve done anything with a cactus other than have it sitting spikily around the house while hoping remembering to water it once a year is enough to make it not die. Although, reading through Erbology’s info on nopal cactus, and how popular it is in Mexico, a vague recollection of eating a cactus quesadilla in a Mexican restaurant somewhere near Charing Cross is formin ..read more
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