Tag Archives: Vegan

Healthy snack ideas – nakd & fruitus

When I was a kid Milky Way was the sweet you could eat between meals without ruining your appetite. Not an option now but what exactly can you eat to keep you going when you’re out and about? Well here’s a couple of healthy snack ideas you could try.

There’s two new, well at least new to me, fruity health bars that are really very good. Both are luxurious flavour sensations available in several styles. Continue reading

Meat Free Monday – Animal Aid

Animal Aid have a campaign called Meat Free Monday, easy for me and incidentally for nearly all of my family. However, I do have friends who eat meat who may be open to being nudged towards a meat free Monday.  The video is very good clearly getting the message over. I can see no reason why anybody would argue against the message, but then I do agree with it, so that part is once again very easy.

The original Press release for Meat Free Monday describes the short film and its message. Simply, as “world leaders….. failed to agree…. meaningful initiatives at the recent Copenhagen Climate Change Conference” the film is a call to action for individuals to make a difference to climate change by dropping meat one day a week and they do have a point. It’s all well and good recycling using energy efficient light bulbs but what about energy efficient eating! With minimal personal investment, beyond light bulbs and recycling, a real difference can be made.

There are some pdf packs with leaflets and booklets, or you can order some for distribution from the campaign page. The booklet has some basic recipes and information for the meat free beginner, which may come in handy, while the other bits and pieces can be put up in local shops and noticeboards.

Equality for vegans

Harriet Harman Equality BillIn the recent post on the Vegan Manifesto I mentioned I hadn’t heard that vegans rights were going to be considered a matter of equality so I had a little look. It seems that Harriet Harman is a fan of equality, which is nice.

Of course I’ve heard of her but I didn’t realise quite how ‘important’ she is. From her site

In 2007 Harriet was elected as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. She has since been appointed by the Prime Minister to serve as Chair of the Labour Party, Leader of the House of Commons, Secretary of State for Equalities, Minister for Women and Lord Privy Seal.

So perhaps it’s not so surprising she is into equality.  The proposed Equality Bill singles out vegans as meriting protection from religious discrimination. Continue reading

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 ‘MoneySavingExpert.com’ 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