Author Archives: Jenny

Vegan in Teesside: The Waiting Room

Recently I saw a list of the top thirty vegetarian restaurants in the country.  My initial reaction was, of course, to drool Homer Simpson-style at all the feasts that awaited me.  My second reaction was one of outrage:  why no … Continue reading

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Vegan Adventures in London Part Two

On our second evening in London we had a Japanese feast at Itadaki Zen, a vegan sushi restaurant.  I had been looking forward to it immensely.  Japanese cuisine has always somewhat passed me by:  I wrote sushi off as being … Continue reading

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Vegan Adventures in London Part One

Allow me to break with tradition and not share a recipe this week:  I’ve got too much other food to talk about!  At the weekend I went for a trip to London again, armed with another list of vegan-friendly places … Continue reading

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Giant Choc Peanut Cookies

This weekend was one of massive sporting disappointments.  Not only for the likes of Roger Federer, Mark Cavendish and the Colombians, but also for me and my thwarted plans. Manchester is home to an outdoor World Cup fan park which … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Overnight Scramble

I have been back in the UK for a whopping eight months now, which is something of a personal best since I first headed abroad in 2007.  I still feel happy that moving back to the UK was the right … Continue reading

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Bean Chilli

My fellow and I are currently merging our interests:  I’m teaching him the importance of good grammar, the joys of Beyonce and the beauty of elongated Teesside vowel sounds; he is attempting to teach me about science, Led Zeppelin and … Continue reading

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Coconut French Toast

During the World Cup I am loath to support another country in any way, but let’s give the French some credit – they do make bloody good toast!  I had never made French toast in the past so it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Banana Choc Walnut Loaf

This is my first summer in the UK for 4 years, and it has been a bit of a shock to the system.  I was expecting blue skies, warm temperatures, long summer evenings.  Instead, there has been a lot of … Continue reading

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Arabic Rice & Lentil Soup

It’s been seven years since I paid London any visit more substantial than a mad dash from airport to train station and back away to the safety of the north.  I remedied that situation last weekend with a lovely whirlwind … Continue reading

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Smoky Inca Stew

When I was at the Yorkshire Vegan Fair a couple of weeks ago, amidst all the wonderful food and people I came across another horrifying vegan.  The Teatime Collective, a vegan cafe in Manchester, had a stall there selling burgers, … Continue reading

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