I receive complimentary digital copies of Vegan Life, which allows me to post reviews with screenshots included. My reflections on the magazine are entirely my own.
I always enjoy downloading the latest copy of Vegan Life and am pleased to share highlights from the last two editions. Back in February, I was inspired by a mushroom twist on Vietnamese Banh Mi...
...as well as this recipe for apple bircher muesli with spelt and rye flakes as well as oats.
If you want something different for breakfast, then buckwheat porridge with blueberries and cardamom, or porridge bars with cherry and vanilla flavours, sound like delicious options to me.
I was also extremely taken with this watermelon pizza topped with cashew cream and berries. It looks stunning and would be a great alternative to cake in the summer months.
Whilst I'm not a fan of The Biggest Loser concept or show, I was interested to read that there will be a plant-based spin-off that sees various participants (including new mothers, diabetics and night shift nurses) try a plant-based diet for 90 days. I would be interested to see the results!
In March, the Vegan News page told of the UK-wide release of vegan eggs as well as complaints from the meat industry as Sainsbury's promotes vegetarian and vegan eating. I would laugh at the meat industry's protest, if it wasn't a sad reminder of how much power the meat and dairy industries can wield. I hope Sainsbury's holds on to its newfound values and admire them for their efforts in promoting plant-based meals.
I was also interested to read that plant-based eating is being heralded as the biggest diet movement of 2017 - although not particularly surprised, given how many vegan products are appearing in supermarkets and restaurants. I hope the trend continues, and that people see plant-based eating for its holistic benefits rather than as a diet or weight loss fad.
I am yet to make vegan cheese, but this recipe for a zucchini version may just win me over. It looks and sounds intriguing!
I was also taken with this recipe for veganised buttermilk rusks, especially as they could be baby friendly with a few adaptations.
Last but not least - some highlights from the March 'Accidentally Vegan' page. If you are into jelly then raspberry glitter jelly is a sparkling way to eat it, and apparently Hartley's make just the thing. Marks and Spencer's also offer 'chorizo' flavoured sweet potato snacks, and Go Ahead offer orange and chocolate flavoured cookie bites.
Have you spotted any new products or heard any vegan trivia lately?