Monthly Archive: August 2017

The Alchemist, Newcastle – Review

I try to take the principle that ‘shy bairns get nowt’. While I appreciate how frustrating it is to not see vegan labelling on the menu in many restaurants and feel many diners will be deterred from eating here, if…
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Seitan Stroganoff – Vegan Recipes

My Brazilian Stroganoff recipe has always been a winner in this house but I decided that I needed to mix it up a bit recently. Having sampled more of a Madeira-style sauce at Peppermint Cafe in Morpeth I started to…
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The French Quarter, Newcastle

We’ve welcomed a fair few restaurants to the Toon over the last few months and there’s no shortage of burger and BBQ joints, that’s for sure. It was great to hear about a different type of eatery opening in the former…
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Tesco’s Free From Range – Review

Judging by a recent poll I ran on the Canny Food Twitter account Tesco is one of the favourite UK supermarkets for vegan friendly products. They have steadily been expanding their range of Free From foods over the last year,…
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The Big Spoon, Cramlington

Recently a friend posted a photo of a large spoon near Cramlington and I thought it would make an interesting photo album with Dinky. It’s not often you’ll find a 15ft piece of art in the middle of nowhere! It…
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PizzaExpress Vegan Pizza Review

Zizzi was historically leading the high street restaurants with its vegan offering until PizzaExpress announced earlier in the year it too was putting a pizza on the menu aimed at those who avoided dairy cheese. PizzaExpress had a suitable pizza…
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Farmfoods Veggie Kitchen Products – Review

I had never ventured into Farmfoods before. I tended to cook food from fresh – when I’m not out reviewing restaurants, that is – and have often felt it was a false economy heating the oven up when I could…
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Peppermint Cafe, Morpeth

After discovering a cafe in Morpeth that was amenable to vegetarians and vegans when organising Vegan Restaurant Week I stuck it on my ‘to-visit’ list. Last Saturday I was tired and hangry after driving over 100 miles for my day not…
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