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RECIPE: Easy Vegan apple and cinnamon loaf cake

Have you ever wanted to bake, but really really couldn’t be bothered to drag out the kitchen scale? I’m not someone who can just “whip up” a carrot cake, instinctively knowing exactly what 125 grams of muscovado sugar looks like; hell I’m not even too sure where our kitchen scale is.  Welcome to the world’s easiest vegan apple cake, which I managed to throw …

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Veganuary: Tofu Masterclass

So you signed up to do Veganuary. You followed a bunch of vegan Instagram accounts, announced the news on Facebook and Twitter, and you waited for the 1st of January to roll in, full of dreams of healthy and tasty vegan meals for the month ahead. No meat, no fish, no dairy, no eggs. No honey. No gelatine. No beeswax. …

Lunch at CREAM Café in Shoreditc 

In 1996 I was going through a goth phase. I remember this because I played Nick Cave and Kylie’s “Where the wild roses grow” on repeat, wore a lot of black velvet, and explored the many uses for eyeliner. It was also around the time that I dated the most wholesome individual on the planet, who stubbornly refused to be …

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Vegan dining at The Gate (Islington)

  I have a Master List. Every vegan or vegan-friendly cafe, restaurant and bar I hear about is added to an increasingly long wish list of places I want to stuff my face at. I’ve diligently marked them off, one by one, sometimes two or three in a day. The past couple years I’ve been to London more than ever, so …

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RECIPE: Tiny tarts (easy vegan apple tarts to appease your hungry flatmate)

Have you ever bought ready-made puff pastry with no plans or idea whatsoever for using it? My local supermarket doesn’t usually sell the vegan stuff. It’s “all butter” this and “buttery goodness” that. I often entirely bypass the pastry aisle because there’s nothing for me in there. I was doing my weekly meander through the aisles when I found one lone …

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Vegan Travel Diaries: Friday in Prague

Prague is one of my favourite places to visit, and every time I come, I wish I could stay longer. I decided to celebrate my first proper holiday in three years by booking myself into a hotel rather than an Airbnb. I love the space and freedom of having a whole apartment to myself, but I just fancied not having …

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Vegan Travel Diaries: Thursday in Prague

About 10 years ago, I landed my first design job. I wasn’t having  a great time in Edinburgh, one of my closest friends had just died, and I’d found myself flunking out of all my classes because I had zero coping mechanisms. When I was offered a chance to go to Prague for a month to overhaul someone’s newly inherited …

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Veganuary: Edinburgh

Veganuary. It’s a funny word isn’t it? Looks much better written down than it sounds, that time of year vegans can get excited about the influx of newbies ready to give up meat and milk for the month of January. Will they stick at it? Will they go back to their omni ways? Will they whinge about cheese? Veganuary deals …

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Ho ho ho, Merry Vegan Christmas at the Toronto Vegan Winter Market

Twas the weekend before Christmas, and between working and trying to find the most festive shit to do or see in Toronto, I was exhausted.  The city has at 5 Christmas markets currently running, from the slightly hipster Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District to the big Holiday Fair outside City Hall in Nathan Phillips Square. There’s a Holiday Market …