Beetroot and Kale Burgers with Balsamic Red Onions

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It’s that time of year when the scent of burning barbecues fills the air. There is something about the smell of burning coals that is so comforting and exciting to the taste buds. Yet, as soon as the stench of burning flesh hits the grill, I lose my appetite. But, that doesn’t mean I have to miss out, I have a small portable bucket barbecue that I can use in my garden to satisfy my summer grilled burger cravings, along with some grilled mushrooms and peppers. Continue reading

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Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck Part 4

Welcome to the Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck!

VVLPButton1300pxThe wonderful Annie of An Unrefined Vegan, the creator of the twice-annual Virtual Vegan Potluck has now designed an event to keep alive the spirit of the VVP on a weekly basis. Every Wednesday there will be a blog hop that runs along the same lines as the VVP: food bloggers contributing delicious vegan, plant-based recipes within the following courses: Beverages, Appetizers, Salads, Breads, Soups/Stews, Main Dishes, Desserts. So, every Wednesday I will be joined by Angela of Canned Time and Annieto host the Potluck party where you can submit your recipes to any one of our blogs through the link at the bottom of this post.  You have until the following Monday morning to enter and then we will share the favorite recipe from each course, based on clicks! Continue reading

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Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck Part 3

Welcome to the Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck!

VVLPButton1300px The wonderful Annie of An Unrefined Vegan, the creator of the twice-annual Virtual Vegan Potluck has now designed an event to keep alive the spirit of the VVP on a weekly basis. Every Wednesday there will be a blog hop that runs along the same lines as the VVP: food bloggers contributing delicious vegan, plant-based recipes within the following courses: Beverages, Appetizers, Salads, Breads, Soups/Stews, Main Dishes, Desserts. So, every Wednesday I will be joined by Angela of Canned Time and Annie to host the Potluck party where you can submit your recipes to any one of our blogs through the link at the bottom of this post.  You have until the following Monday morning to enter and then we will share the favorite recipe from each course, based on views!

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Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck Part 2

Welcome to the Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck!

VVLPButton1300px The wonderful Annie of An Unrefined Vegan, the creator of the twice-annual Virtual Vegan Potluck has now designed an event to keep alive the spirit of the VVP on a weekly basis. Every Wednesday there will be a blog hop that runs along the same lines as the VVP: food bloggers contributing delicious vegan, plant-based recipes within the following courses: Beverages, Appetizers, Salads, Breads, Soups/Stews, Main Dishes, Desserts. So, every Wednesday I will be joined by Angela of Canned Time and Annie to host the Potluck party where you can submit your recipes to any one of our blogs through the link at the bottom of this post.  You have until the following Monday morning to enter and then we will share the favorite recipe from each course, based on your votes!

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Introducing the First Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck with Cherry Limeade

Welcome to the very first Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck!

VVLPButton1300px The wonderful Annie of An Unrefined Vegan, the creator of the twice-annual Virtual Vegan Potluck has now designed an event to keep alive the spirit of the VVP on a weekly basis. Every Wednesday there will be a blog hop that runs along the same lines as the VVP: food bloggers contributing delicious vegan, plant-based recipes within the following courses: Beverages, Appetizers, Salads, Breads, Soups/Stews, Main Dishes, Desserts. So, every Wednesday I will be joined by Angela of Canned Time and Annie to host the Potluck party where you can submit your recipes to any one of our blogs through the link at the bottom of this post.  You have until the following Monday morning to enter and then we will share the favorite recipe from each course, based on voting by ‘liking’.

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A Whistle-stop View of my USA Vegan Tour

Many of you will know that I set off on quite the adventure in May to the USA to meet, visit, stay with a number of wonderful people who I have virtually met along my blogging journey – fellow bloggers, vegan facebookers, instagrammers, cookbook authors, recipe testers, and just wonderful people in the very kind and supportive online vegan community. I didn’t get to meet them all unfortunately, funds and furries at home limited that, plus the fact that you guys are global. But, I did get to meet some of my nearest and dearest friends, those who I have connected with in a capacity beyond just veganism or blogging, those who inspire me and I look up to and who make my days a little brighter. I covered 2 states (Utah and California) and at least 20 cities and counties from Salk Lake City to Springdale, San Francisco to San Diego. It was a trip of a lifetime. Here’s a whistle-stop view: Continue reading

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Baking for Street Children

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So I am home from my incredible USA adventure which you will hear lots more of shortly, but not before I share with you the bake sale I ran on Tuesday to raise funds for street children across four continents (Africa, Asia, South America and here in the UK) via StreetInvest, a UK based charity of which I am a trustee and have been involved with in various guises since before the name of the charity was even decided. Since then, the small charity with passion which would burst beyond it’s office walls, has grown and is a leading voice for street children around the world with some of the world’s experts in world development and the plight of street children as part of it’s team. Continue reading

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White Chocolate Latte Cookies

DSCN0136 So I am packed and ready to begin my epic USA vegan adventure, in just a few hours. I will be posting on facebook, twitter and instagram so that you can follow my adventures with some incredible vegan bloggers, recipe testers, facebookers, instagrammers and so on. If you don’t already, get following at the links above or at the end of this post or on the right hand side of the page to keep up with all the fun! What a way to celebrate the end of another Uni year! Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Avocado Mini Baguettes

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I was going to introduce this recipe by telling you how much I love bread. But then I thought that would be silly, mundane at the very least, because really, what’s new?! Or there’s the cliche, ‘who doesn’t love bread?’.

Instead, I’ll tell you a little something that pops into my head every time I see or hear the word, ‘baguettes’. It’s probably really not funny outside of my head but I’ll tell you anyway…

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What Does it Mean to Be A Vegan? Guest Post on Canned Time.

I am honoured to have written a guest post for the wonderful and talented Angela at Canned Time which is live today! Go check it out to experience something a little different from me.

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Be sure to check out the range of mouthwatering recipes whilst you are there too! Along with incredible features like the Breakfast in Bed series and the very powerful article, If Cows Could Talk.

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