All posts filed under: Veganuary 2016

Vegan Fajitas Recipe

Veganuary 2016, My Final Thoughts

Does “my final thoughts” sound a bit “this is a suicide note” to you? I wasn’t so sure about it, but I wanted it to sound important enough for you to click on it. How am I doing here, validate my choices please. To clarify: this is not a suicide note. Shall we just jump straight in to the first of the three areas we gots to talk about? The general attitude towards vegans This was one of the most irritating things about the whole process for me. It feels like people are so, so angry with vegans just for the way they’ve chosen to eat. I know that this goes both ways, and we’re gonna touch on that in my next point, but I really want to address this first because I think it’s important and doesn’t really get discussed very often. If I’m eating something that’s vegan, people seem to be very interested in trying to ‘catch me out’ with how healthy (or rather unhealthy) it might be. Calling out artificial ingredients or …

Purezza Brighton Review

Review | Purezza, NEW Vegan Pizza Joint in Brighton

Purezza set up shop on St. James St last year with the intention of feeding hungry vegans and omnivores alike with their 100% plant based pizzas. Whilst other pizzerias in the UK are starting to cotton on to the vegan market, Purezza is the country’s only totally vegan pizza joint. They could be getting a pretty heavy amount of business based on this fact alone, but it just so happens that they’re churning out pretty decent grub t00. When reading their menu, what strikes me the most is the sheer creativity with which they’ve approached building their pizzas. There are some really cool ideas going on there that I’d never seen before (see: nacho pizza, more on it below) and everything you might expect to see on your average pizza menu is totally covered. Garlic bread, salad, decadent desserts, it’s all there. The folks at Purezza are a great bunch, and if you have any questions about the world of vegan pizza I’m sure they’d be happy to help you – you can give them …

Lemon + Garlic Baby Potatoes on Cate in the Kitchen

Lemon + Garlic Baby Potatoes (plus an infused oil giveaway)

Rapeseed oil is something I haven’t given enough attention to – both on this blog and in my actual life. So when the opportunity arose to get together with Borderfields and get the stuff right up in my grill (and yours), I totes grabbed it.  The main reason I really want to explore rapeseed oil more in my cooking is the fact that it’s produced here in the UK. I like the fact that there’s a 0.001% chance that I’ve walked through the field that produced the oil I use to cook my dinner, you know? image: nekonomania Many feel that rapeseed oil is a healthier choice to olive oil. I’m reluctant to jump on that train because the endless research papers and opinion pieces on the health benefits of and comparisons between each of them just make my brain hurt. For me, it’s something I want to start using alongside my beloved olive oil in the kitchen. The most exciting thing for me about the Borderfields range is their infused oils. They’ve got an awesome …