Author Archives: JustBloggs

Vegan Bilbao

Veganism is alive and kicking in Bilbao. I remember the days when it seemed chips and salad were the only options for vegans in Spain, but my last visit to Barcelona proved those days are long-gone and Bilbao is keeping … Continue reading

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Vegan Farinata

Farinata or socca is a sort of thin, unleavened pancake or crêpe of chickpea flour originating from Genoa and later a typical food of Liguria, from Nice to Elba Island. Traditionally it is cooked with fresh rosemary, pepper and sea … Continue reading

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The Wardrobe Theatre and a Baked Mushroom

The Wardrobe Theatre first opened in May 2011 above The White Bear pub on St Michael’s Hill in Bristol, providing a mix of theatre and comedy. I saw the brilliant Two Punks and a Tandem there in 2015. Later that year they moved to the … Continue reading

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Plum frangipane

I made these for Valentine’s Day because I reckon the plums look a bit like a  love heart. Well I thought that anyway. For the pastry: 1 cup plain flour ½ cup vegan margarine 1 dessert spoon ground almonds 1 … Continue reading

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Where the Wild Garlic Grows

Jules: So, tell me again about wild garlic. Vincent: Okay, what you wanna know? Jules: It’s legal to pick it right? Vincent: Yeah, it’s legal, but it ain’t a hundred percent legal. I mean, you can’t just walk into the … Continue reading

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UK’s first vegan Fish n Chip shop

Tonight I got my tea from the UK’s first vegan fish and chip shop! The new takeaway is based in the Fishponds area of Bristol just along from the giant Morrison’s on the main road. They serve Tofish and chips, … Continue reading

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Choose vegan

I keep seeing the words “Choose vegan” and wincing. Surley you choose to go vegan? But then I thought how fitting it would be to tweak John Hodge’s poem written for the film Trainspotting: Choose Life. Choose a compassionate job. … Continue reading

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