Thursday, 26 June 2014

Vegan Vox Reviews...The Vegan Kind #TVK6 and #TVK7




The Vegan Kind Box #TVK6 April 2014

In April's TVK box this is what I received:

All of April's goodies

A Creative Nature Seed Bar

Japanese Toasted Nori and a Sushi Recipe card

A Rebel Kitchen Chocolate Mylk

Organic Soya covered in Dark Belgian Chocolate

Organic Coconut Sugar

100% Natural Lavender Lip and Body Balm
So as you can see this was a a good mixed box with a range of snacks, ingredients and body products.



The Vegan Kind Box #TVK7 May 2014

This is what was in the May box:

All of May's Treats

Hectares Sweet Potato Piri Piri Crisps

Golden Apple Organic Raw Biscuits

Bio Laundry Liquid

Whole Plus Vanilla Spice Hot Pot

Dormouse Green Tea

Scoff Chocolate Fudge

Roasted Butternut Squash Dip Recipe Card
Another great box from The Vegan Kind. If you want to subscribe for a vegan monthly box for just £10 click here.

My favourite items from each box were the Choco Mylk from April, delicious cold from the fridge and from May it was the yummy chocolate fudge!

Big Vegan Love,

VVx




Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Vegan Recipe of the Week - Summer Sandwiches - The Italian SLT & Homemade Chutney



Vegusto Hot Salami with Tomato and Red Onion Chutney and Rocket on a wholemeal Ciabatta Roll. 

Chutney Recipe

Ingredients:

250g red onions, sliced
500g tomatoes, chopped
1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced
150g soft brown sugar
70ml red wine vinegar

Method:

Place all of the ingredients into a large pan and stir well. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 40 minutes until a jam-like consistency. Pour into a large sterilised jar and leave to cool completely. Keeps in the fridge for around 6 weeks.



The Sandwich

Ingredients:

A Ciabatta Roll
4 slices of Vegusto Hotsami
2 slices of beef tomato
A handful of rocket
A heaped tablespoon of chutney

Method:

Slice the Ciabatta roll lengthways in half.
Put the vegan salami slices on the bottom layer.
Add the tomato, then the rocket.
Finish with a generous layer of tomato and red onion chutney and put the top of the roll on.
Serve with mixed olives.





Eat and Enjoy!

VVx

Monday, 23 June 2014

The Ordinary Vegan - Earth Balance Buttery Popcorn


Now for those of my readers in the USA, you may be wondering why I have never mentioned Earth Balance products before and my UK readers are probably wondering why this would be on TOV and not on Vegan Vox Reviews. Well my vegan friends, here are the answers.

US readers, here in the UK we do not have access to these wonderful vegan products by Earth Balance which is why I have never featured them before. UK readers, this is not a special product I have been sent for review...I found these at Tesco!! In large Tesco stores at the moment they are trialling American vegan, gluten-free and free-from products. I am hoping if they sell well they may become a regular feature so grab them whilst they are hot!



This huge 170g bag of Earth Balance Buttery Popcorn is labelled as vegan, gluten-free, is non-GMO and contains no trans fats.



They taste buttery and rich and how I remember non-vegan butter popcorn tasting. I was so excited to see these in Tesco. They sell for around £2 and they also had by Earth Balance: Sea Salt Kettle Chips, Peanut Butter Popcorn and Peanut Butter spreads.

Big Vegan Love,

VVx



Thursday, 19 June 2014

Vegan Vox Travels...to Berlin

Berlin is a wonderful city for many reasons, the history, the architecture and the people, but as a vegan, it is a paradise – full of vegan choices at every turn.

Here are some of the highlights:

All over the city there are kebab shops, but unlike the UK versions, all of these serve delicious falafel in pitta with salad. A great vegan-friendly option if you need something fast!




There are a few chains of organic shops and health food stores, such as Viv Stores and LPG, which have a wide variety of vegan products and an entirely vegan chain of food shops called Veganz – these are filled with mock meats, cheeses, store cupboard essentials, sweets and drinks including the American brands such as Tofurky, Gardein and Daiya. There is also a coffee shop attached to Veganz – Goodies which sells amazing cakes, paninis, brownies and more. Nearby there are other vegan boutiques selling shoes and clothes such as Avesu and DearGoods. Nearly every shop sells vegan-friendly Fritz Cola if you fancy a soft drink and we found almond and soy options as well as at least one vegan cake at most coffee shops.








Dr. Pogo is an independent vegan shop selling a wide range of chocolates, sweets, mock meats, cheeses, ready meals, drinks, whole foods, skincare and cleaning products.





You have to try the following restaurants/eateries too:

Sfizy Pizza – An all-vegan pizzeria with over a hundred different pizza options on the menu!



Voner – An all-vegan doner kebab shop!

Asia Gourmet – Choose your noodles, veg, tofu and sauce. Eat in or take away.




Vego Cafe – An all-vegan fast food cafe – think hot dogs, burgers, chips, bratwurst etc.





Delores – A Mexican burrito place with two vegan options.




Cupcake Cafe – Lots of vegan cupcakes, cakes and cookies.





Mio Matto – A gourmet veggie/vegan restaurant.



Goura Pakora – An all-vegetarian eatery with many vegan options.



There are so many more all over Berlin, you would need a month to try them all!






Go and visit because Berlin is a perfect weekend break destination for vegans. Have you been to Berlin? Is there somewhere else we should try or have missed out of this brief guide? Let me know in the comments below.

Big Vegan Love,

VVx

A version of this article has already been published in the TeenVGN MiniMag Summer Edition.