Planet Organic & Veg Wars!

Fruit & Veg Wars
Fruit & Veg Wars

I usually get all my vegan specific foods from Moseley. I use Indigo, the Health Food shop, who, very nicely, give you a loyalty card stamp for every fiver you spend, which eventually gives you a fiver off your shopping. That’s the norm, but the other day I was looking for a voucher advertised on the ‘’ newsletter when I stumbled across another offer for the Organic website, Planet Organic. It’s not exclusively vegan or anything but there are a lot of vegan options which were sufficient to upend my loyalty! Continue reading

Delhi to Birmingham

Delhi COffee Shop
Delhi Coffee Shop

If you’re in the city centre and want a tasty vegan snack, it can be a bit difficult. There are some choices but they tend to be pretty limited. However, on Union Street there’s a tiny on-street Coffee shop called Delhi, which offers chick pea curry and basmati rice for £3. Yes that’s correct, just three of your English pounds. That’s a bargain in anyone’s book. Continue reading

Gotcha! Thomas, Thomaaaaaaaaas

I’ve had a number of run-ins with “Mices” lately. The first was at the rather neglected house of an old boy who had not dealt with the problem for many many years. The result was a “Tom and Jerry” style mouse hole in the skirting and a pile of mouse droppings like sawdust or something, revolting.

Jerry mouse-hole

It really reminds me of the mousehole Jerry had in the famous Tom and Jerry cartoons. Continue reading

Agave Syrup


Agave syrup is produced from the Agave cactus, which famously is the plant from which tequila is made. It’s a great, sweeter alternative to sugar and it is low on the Glycaemic Index. This means that the sugar rush, from eating Mars bars or whatever, does not occur. Agave syrup has a minimal ‘raising’ effect on blood sugar despite tasting sweet. Continue reading

Lean Mean Grilling Machine for Vegans

George Foreman was renowned for his big BIG punching power, but in recent times more so for his preaching and lean mean grilling machine. I first heard of the Foreman grill years ago, and thought it seemed like a great idea for those sufficiently health conscious enough to reduce their saturated fat intake, not quite as health conscious as they could be, but thats another story.

I bought one form Argos, on a friends recommendation, and have just started to use it. My friend said she was amazed at how much she uses it because she is veggie, but I am yet to get into the swing of it. The first day I got it I decided to buy some vegan soya products and get to some lean mean grilling machine vegan action! Continue reading

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