Hopefield Animal Sanctuary & Vegan Cafe

Yesterday, I visited Hopefield Animal Sanctuary in Brentwood, Essex, England. The sanctuary has actually been open since 1983, but it wasn't on my list of sanctuaries to visit before, due to the cafe there not being vegan - which seemed incredibly confusing to me. BUT last month, Hopefield addressed this and made their cafe completely free … Continue reading Hopefield Animal Sanctuary & Vegan Cafe

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Vegan & gluten-free healthy fruit cake recipe (easy)

Recipe 500g mixed dried fruit 670ml soya milk 150ml rapeseed oil 125g chopped walnuts 1 heaped tbsp apricot jam handful glace cherries 450g gluten-free self raising flour 2 tbsp chia seeds 2tbsp flax seeds 1 tbsp mixed spice   Tip I used 'Mixed Fruit with Cranberries & Apricots' from Tesco for the fruit and it … Continue reading Vegan & gluten-free healthy fruit cake recipe (easy)

4 Days Vegan in Denver, Colorado, USA

In November last year, I took a 3-week trip to the states. My planned route was Boston-Portland-San Francisco-Los Angeles, but with the terrible fires surrounding San Fran and other parts of California, I decided to take a slight detour. I wanted somewhere that wasn't a million miles from LA (you can check out what I … Continue reading 4 Days Vegan in Denver, Colorado, USA

Vegan Life Live – Alexandra Palace, London

So this weekend saw the first event by hugely popular magazine 'Vegan Life'. Like a lot of people, I'm a huge fan of Vegan Life magazine - I've had a few of my articles about sanctuary visits published here, plus have had the opportunity to meet some of the people involved who have attended Essex … Continue reading Vegan Life Live – Alexandra Palace, London

Travel: Best Vegan Food Spots in Glasgow, Scotland

Happy new year everybody! I hope you all had a great Christmas break. I find the new year the perfect time to get focused and set out goals to achieve for the next twelve months. In my previous blog, I picked out some of my highlights from 2016 (view here), but unfortunately the world of … Continue reading Travel: Best Vegan Food Spots in Glasgow, Scotland

Vegfest London Countdown – Vegan Athletes Summit – Kate Strong

When gazing at her list of achievements, you may wonder if there’s anything Kate Strong hasn’t done - World Champion triathlete, multiple-award winning entrepreneur, multi-linguist, globe-trotter, philanthropist, author, engineer and of course vegan! I caught up with Kate this week to find out what we can expect from her at Vegfest London. What are you … Continue reading Vegfest London Countdown – Vegan Athletes Summit – Kate Strong

Vegfest London Countdown – Vegan Activists Summit – Rebecca Fox

Rebecca Fox is another speaker that will be appearing at VegFest London’s Vegan Activists Summit on Saturday 22nd October. Rebecca is part of the team behind the blog Reasonable Vegan (www.rvgn.org) - ‘Promoting skeptical inquiry in vegan spaces, confronting irrationality everywhere.’ I caught up with Rebecca this week, and here’s what she had to say … Continue reading Vegfest London Countdown – Vegan Activists Summit – Rebecca Fox