On day one I spent the majority of the day on the ground floor; looking round stalls & talking to like minded vegan friends. Richard Watts aka Vegan Sidekick was there; I couldn’t not buy a signed copy of his volume 3 book! I also tried some drinks labelled ‘salad in a bottle’ but despite the unusual name, they tasted great! We went upstairs for lunch, I chose ‘fish’ & chips from The Loving Hut stall – delicious! My mum and I then found my dad over at the Ms Cupcake cake stall devouring a cookie sandwich; because vegan food is so disgusting right? I got my meat eating (yuck!) family to try loads of different vegan foods that day & I think it’s safe to say they loved them; who goes to bed without dinner if they’re not happily full? We got home around 6pm having a lovely day.
Sunday was slightly different as I was alone; a challenge but one I faced quite well, other than a panic attack at the end due to one of the Brighton Centre staff: I did okay. I spent the day looking round floor one mostly (and a couple of stalls I missed on the ground floor). There were many different brands, charities & activists there; I got to meet Elizabeth, the lovely lady behind Vegorium – we had a lovely chat about YouTube, Activists & her t-shirt activism video with Rehana Jomeen. Ms Cupcake provided a wonderful lunch of Macaroni Cheese & shared the recipe with myself and a lovely transitioning vegan. Throughout the weekend I got to try and purchase an array of different vegan products, I also got many informational leaflets and a couple of educational DVDs. You can get an idea of what I got from the slideshow below.
Overall it was a lovely weekend full of food, fun & laughter. It was lovely to be able to put faces to names; from brands I’ve worked with to other activists I follow. I hope to be attending Bristol Vegfest in May and London in October!
Did you go to Brighton Vegfest last weekend? What was your favourite part? Let me know in the comments below x
– Vegetable stock cubes, two
– Rice noodles, 1-2 nests
– Chinese Leaf, 4-5 leaves, chopped
– Mushrooms, five, sliced
– Beansprouts, one handful
– Mixed Herbs, one teaspoon
– Salt & Pepper, a pinch of each
– Soy Sauce; one tablespoon
– Thyme; half a teaspoon
Step 1. Fill a large sauce pan with water & bring to the boil.
Step 2. Add the stock cubes, herbs, salt & pepper and stir until dissolved.
Step 3. Add the beansprouts and leaf, simmer for 5 minutes.
Step 4. Add the mushrooms, then leave to simmer for another 10-15 minutes until soft.
Step 5. Break up the noodles and add to the pan, simmer for 1-2 minutes.
Step 6. Pour in the soy sauce, taste; if needed add more.
Step 7. Serve & enjoy!
If you make this be sure to share a picture with me on social media using #CCERecipes. Do you have a vegan family recipe? Let me know in the comments below x
I hope you’re all having a lovely Thursday. What was your favourite vegan buy this week? Let me know in the comments below x
I took a look at her products and decided to purchase a couple; some fudge and a vegan sugar cookie. Needless to say they were lovely, the fudge was even approved by my non-vegan father! So when Amelia asked me last week to review a couple of new products, I happily accepted. I also bought myself another six sugar cookies – which are now gone – because I loved them so much! Today I’m going to be showing you two of the new products at Vegan Snacks Sorted; one is a twist on a classic favourite and the other a fruity delight.
nut butters, this product definitely surprised me, it was lovely! The outside of the cup had a flawless zig zag design that reminds you of a Reece’s peanut butter cup, with no bubbles or escaping nut butter; it looked as good as it tasted.
Very kindly, Amelia has given me a coupon code to share with you; to get a FREE cookie with a purchase of £15 or more, use code CCECOOKIE at the checkout.
If you make a purchase I’d love to know what you think! What’s your favourite vegan chocolate at the moment? Let me know in the comments below x
I took a look at her products and decided to purchase a couple; some fudge and a vegan sugar cookie. Needless to say they were lovely, the fudge was even approved by my non-vegan father! So when Amelia asked me last week to review a couple of new products, I happily accepted. I also bought myself another six sugar cookies – which are now gone – because I loved them so much! Today I’m going to be showing you two of the new products at Vegan Snacks Sorted; one is a twist on a classic favourite and the other a fruity delight. Read More….
This spicy cinnamon bath bomb has popping candy & I love that you can actually hear it crackling when you drop it in the water.
I was gutted when I found out Lush had stopped selling my favourite deodorant powder; but when the team at the store in Crawley gave me a sample of this, I fell in love! I’ve now repurchased it.
I love using this vanillary, teddy bear bath bomb before bed; it’s relaxing and soothing. I’ve almost fallen asleep in the bath before using this! Apparently butterball bath bomb is the same scent so I might try it soon…
I’m not usually a fan of moisturisers because I hate the sticky, greasy feeling you get for a while after you’ve applied them. I received this in a gift set and it’s changed my opinion completely! I’m definitely going to repurchase this when mine runs out.
Perfume, Tooth Powder, Dusting Powder, Bubble Bar, Shower Gel – you name it; if it’s snow fairy scented I have it…oops. Seriously though I bought a 1kg bottle this year…
The thing I love about charity pot is each pot tells you the charity it’s going to, from animal welfare to human rights; there’s a bunch of small charities that Lush support. From June 2014-June 2015 charity pot raised 4.3 million! Giving back is important.
P.S. If you look back through this blog post there is a link to something special just for my readers, good luck!