Monthly Archive: July 2017

Things to do in Gateshead

I have lived in Gateshead most of my life and have generally ventured to Newcastle and surrounding areas when I’ve wanted to do something. With two kids I’m not as mobile as I once was and logistically it is hard…
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Jesmond Dene House

My sister came to visit recently and I wanted to take her for the best afternoon tea in the North East. We had to visit Jesmond Dene House, which is somewhere I’ve always highly rated and also offers a vegan…
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Summer Menu at Malmaison Newcastle

It can be off-putting to view a menu of a restaurant online and see no mention or reference to dietary requirements. That was certainly the reason why I’d not made a quicker return visit to the restaurant of Malmaison, a…
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Tofu Bacon – Vegan Recipes

One of the best purchases a vegan can make is a tofu press. In the early days of our veganism we used an elaborate mix of pans and tins to get rid of the excess moisture from the block to stop…
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Violife Cheese – Vegan Halloumi

There are some cheeses vegans mention as the hardest to have given up during the move away from dairy, and Halloumi seemed to be the most frequently mentioned. It was definitely one of my favourites, it has to be said….
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Tea Sutra Lunch, Newcastle

I’m a big fan of a cuppa and a slice of cake, if my fan girl behaviour towards Quilliam Bros recently is anything to go by, and you definitely can’t go wrong with a good brew. There’s certainly no such…
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City Bistro, Sunderland*

Having previously featured Enfields – Gateshead College’s Catering & Hospitality restaurant – on the website I was already aware of the talent we are developing in the colleges of the region. Sunderland College has its own in the stylish form…
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Working our way through the menu at Grumpy Panda

If you’ve already read our previous review of Grumpy Panda – the North East’s first vegan diner experience – you’ll know we were big fans of the ‘junk food’ on offer. Its proximity to where I live means it is almost…
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Tempura Cauliflower, Vegan Style

After successfully creating a batter to make tasty Banana Fritters I wondered if I’d be able to knock up a batch of vegan friendly tempura to coat veggies in. I think my mix might have worked even better using carbonated…
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Boat Noodle Newcastle – Review

I took the family along for a leisurely lunch at Boat Noodle recently to give this newly opened establishment on Leazes Lane a go. The menu online mentioned vegetarian options but nothing leapt out as being suitable for vegans. I…
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