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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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Homemade Halloumi – Vegan Cheese Recipe

I was clear from my review recently of Violife’s Mediterrean Style Block I was impressed with its cheesy flavour. It didn’t feel like Halloumi for me, however, which meant I was still on the lookout for something to fill the…
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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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