Monthly Archives: May 2011

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Summer is almost upon us here in the UK but you’d be forgiven for thinking it had passed us by without saying hello. There are dark, ominous clouds filling the western sky as I type from under my blanket. I … Continue reading

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Kick it right down

Brighton is full of fantastic food choices for the discerning vegan. There are numerous vegetarian cafes scattered throughout the town and certainly no shortage of options on the menus of omnivorous eateries. Unfortunately, there is a vegetarian restaurant that I … Continue reading

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The official word

Several FGV readers have contacted me to say they have received an email from Holland & Barrett regarding the Fry’s Vegetarian debacle. Read an excerpt from the generic email below and let us all celebrate the good news.

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Grove is in the heart

Can’t decide between pizza and curry? Don’t know if you should grab a samosa or a plate of savoury rice? Eating can be a real dilemma. Well, one restaurant is making it easy for vegans to have all of these … Continue reading

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They don’t come much sweeter

As the next London Vegan Potluck comes hurtling toward us, I have the pleasure of announcing the sponsor of next week’s event.

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I went to the water’s edge

Summer is almost upon the UK. I think if I keep repeating this statement like a mantra, it will eventually come true. When it does, I am heading back to the Town Wharf for a vegan beverage. There are many … Continue reading

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T.O.F.U. is good for you

One of the most amazing things about being vegan for this FGV is the wealth of knowledge, expertise and inspiration I draw from like-minded individuals. If someone wants to give me some advice, I’m all chubby ears. In what is … Continue reading

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Fry’s back in Holland & Barrett

After a concentrated email and telephone campaign waged by vegans all over the country, it appears Holland & Barrett have had a change of heart in regards to stocking Fry’s Vegetarian frozen vegan foods. The story is still developing, but … Continue reading

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‘Til I’m fit to burst

What will you travel long distances for? Some people will sit on a train for hours just to take in the wonders of an art gallery at the other end. Individuals will fly half way around the globe to spend … Continue reading

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Boutique in my backyard

How do you judge the appeal of a city? When and how does a location ‘arrive’ as an internationally-recognised destination? Some people will hold a city up against an arts and culture criteria. It becomes relevant when it can be … Continue reading

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