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Beet the System Tempeh, round two

The last post was all about the fab home produced tempeh from Beet the System, who will be at the cruelty free Xmas Fair in Kings Heath, next week! If you were paying attention you’ll be extremely excited and keen to find out how the marinated tempeh turned out. So here’s the next instalment of the tempeh odyssey.

Marinade reminder

marinated tempeh chunks

First a recap on the marinade for the tempeh. The eagled eyed will notice that I’ve added some rosemary, missing from the last post because I forgot about it. But it’s here so that’s the main thing. Continue reading

First salad of the summer – carrot salad recipe

The sun has been out and when that happens I always start thinking salad and for the first one of the summer I rustled up a special carrot salad, but without raisins. I just can’t bare them in salads.

I always used to go for the simple cucumber and tomato style salads of my youth but since becoming vegan I’ve been way more experimental. Continue reading

Carrot, Sweet Potato and Leek soup

I love soup, and I do make a good batch now and then. When I first discovered how easy soup was to make, I was amazed. I always thought that it would be impossible to replicate those Heinz tins. The good news is that it is easy to vastly improve on any tinned soup!

I tend to base my soups on potato’s, which make a nice thick soup which is a quite ‘creamy’ for a vegan palate when liquidised. I then use complimentary flavours to make the soup special or unique. The recipes change depending what I have in. Continue reading

Easter Vegan Fayre in Aid of Animal charities

Midlands Vegan Campaigns are holding a ‘Fayre‘ at the Allsaints Church (the big one on the corner of the High Street and Vicarage Road) this coming Saturday. The event will be well worth a visit, I went to the last one before Christmas and enjoyed my lunch there! So even if you just fancy some cheap wholesome food dropping in is worthwhile. As the organisers say

Stock up on lots of cruelty-free goodies for Easter! Items for sale on stalls will include chocolates, cosmetics, cakes, soaps, fruit smoothies, campaign merchandise, health food, recipe books & lots more…! Also raffles, tombolas, cookery demos/talks, a vegan cafe & everything you need to enjoy a compassionate Easter! All this and FREE entry

These are the same people who organised the West Midlands Vegan Festival in Wolverhampton last year. That really was a great event, really looking forward to the next one.

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