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Cornflake Tart – Vegan Dessert Recipe

It was always a good day at primary school if there was Cornflake Tart for dessert. I’m not sure of this is something exclusively Northern in its inception as I have known people look perplexed at the concept of a…
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Cheap Eats in the Toon

Judging by the popularity of my Top Ten Newcastle Lunches I think there are a few people in the Toon who like a bargain. I decided it needed to be revised as in the year since I posted my last…
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The New Plough, Burnopfield – Review

A collective sigh of relief for many parents is being breathed this week. The Teen returns to school to start his final year of compulsory education and the reality of this is setting in. I decided to take him out…
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Toby Carvery – What Vegans Can Eat

I have previously written about national chain Toby Carvery, probably the last place you’d expect a vegan to venture into. During my last visit I was a meat eater and had taken along a vegan to see what was on…
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The Herb Garden at the Harbour – Review

Since it opened its doors earlier in the year, I have wanted to visit The Herb Garden’s sister restaurant down on the marina in North Shields. Unfortunately other things always seemed to get in the way. With a week off…
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Afternoon Tea at The Bohemian, Newcastle

It seems like most places offer afternoon teas now and this isn’t a good thing. One of the selling points of a venue serving one of these up is the atmosphere. Sitting in a city centre cafe eating a scone…
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Döner Haus, Sunderland

When you become vegan one of the things you presume will be consigned to the dim and distant past, never to be repeated again, is the guiltiest of all food pleasures – the drunken kebab. While many food companies like…
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Sunday Lunch at The Town Wall

It is incredibly difficult to find somewhere serving up a Sunday lunch suitable for a vegetarian or vegan in Newcastle. It is great, therefore, to see city centre pub The Town Wall offering a traditional roast option for those who…
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Newcastle in the Sky*

I cannot stress enough how scared I am of heights. There’s plenty of pictures of me looking (more) ashen-faced up the Burj Khalifa, Empire State Building, and random tall tourist monuments all over the globe. On a recent trip to…
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Bubble Pop Waffles in Newcastle

Hearing that Creams – an American style dessert diner – was launching a new menu featuring Bubble Pop Waffles got me thinking. These street snacks were popular in Hong Kong before making their way to the shores of Blighty, for…
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