Sunday, 16 September 2018

Vegan MoFo 2018 Day 16: Pantry Meal

Vegan MoFo Prompt Day 16: Pantry Meal

This recipe is a version of one we developed while I was working at Weirdigans Organic Cafe, travelling around the festival circuit many years ago. It's very simple and quick to make, using things you're likely to have hanging about in your kitchen with a relatively long shelf life.


Friday, 14 September 2018

Vegan MoFo 2018 Day 13: Snacks without the packaging in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Vegan MoFo Prompt Day 13: Snacks without the packaging (unfortunately some personal circumstances have made this post a day late)

Once I saw this prompt for VeganMoFo day 13, I knew exactly what I wanted to post about: two awesome low packaging shops in the central belt of Scotland which offer the option to fill your own container in order to reduce waste. In Edinburgh, we have the wonderful and (relatively) well-established New Leaf Co-op, whilst Locavore has recently opened up across in Glasgow.

The way it works is that you can take in your own jar or tupperware box which gets weighed, then you fill it with your foodstuff of choice and it gets weighed again, so that they can work out the difference and charge you accordingly. Brilliantly simple!

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Vegan MoFo 2018 Day 9: Nut-free Vegan Cheese Fondue

Vegan MoFo Prompt Day 9: Creamy Without Nuts

The other day Paul told me that he had never eaten fondue before and of course, I immediately knew that this needed to be rectified! Although I have a go-to cashew-based vegan cheese fondue/sauce recipe that I use fairly regularly, I decided to have a go at making a fondue without any nuts in. Here's what I came up with, and I have to say I'm pretty pleased with it if I do say so myself!




Sunday, 2 September 2018

Vegan MoFo 2018 Day 2: 😂 My Dad Wrote a Porno 😂

Vegan MoFo Prompt Day 2: Emoji Inspired

As soon as I saw the Vegan MoFo prompt for today, I knew exactly which emoji I would choose: 😂

Having listened to a variety of different podcasts over the years, I started listening to the My Dad Wrote a Porno podcast last year and I can tell you now that I don't think I have ever laughed so hard in my life as I have done listening to this one! When Paul and I travelled to Peru for a holiday together in January this year, he told me he could always tell I was listening to that one when I would start shaking with laughter on the flight, and eventually he started listening along too to find our what on Earth I was finding so hilarious. Needless to say, he was soon captivated by the bizarre world of Steeles Pots and Pans!

http://mydadwroteaporno.com/

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Vegan MoFo 2018 Day 1: Introduce Yourself!

Vegan MoFo Prompt Day 1: Introduce Yourself

Hello! My name is Imogen and I live in Edinburgh with my partner, Paul, and our four rescue cats: Roxy, Sophie, Luna and Spook. In total, that gives us a household of 20 legs when you add them all together, which suits us just fine!


So how did I get here? In the spirit of introducing myself as part of the Vegan Month of Food 2018, let me tell you a bit about my own vegan journey.

Sunday, 26 August 2018

It's been a while!

It's been a long time since I posted anything on this blog (over 2.5 years!) but recently I've been feeling like it's time to return and give blogging another try.

Lots of things have changed for me over the last couple of years - I went on tour for three months with an aerial theatre show, met someone and fell in love, and now he's moved in with me into our home that we share with four rescue cats! Work has also kept me busy as my freelance business has developed and I've gained more experience in my field, and I've started taking on jobs which involve increased responsibility and often travelling both within the UK and internationally.



Thursday, 28 January 2016

Vegan Guide to Edinburgh Zine


 We've had a new print run of the Vegan Guide to Edinburgh zine made up and it's now available to buy for just £3+p&p! Here's the blurb:

A few friends and I from the Edinburgh Vegan Meetup group put together a Vegan Guide to Edinburgh with some of our top places in the city. We've tried to include our favourites with priority going to local businesses and co-operatives.

The guide includes an introduction to veganism, 44 listings in New Town, Old Town, near Nicholson Street, near the Meadows, Leith and Portobello. It also includes a list of local campaign organisations, recommended books, recipe books, websites, podcasts and documentaries.

All proceeds from sales of this zine will go to Edinburgh Vegan Meetup, to fund vegan outreach and community-building events in Scotland.

You can buy a copy online here: http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/EdinburghVeganZines

 

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Vegan MoFo 2015 Day 20: Veganise an old family recipe

Today's Vegan MoFo prompt: Veganise an old family recipe.

I've not done brilliantly at posting this year for Vegan MoFo, mainly because I've been super busy with work, which you will be able to read about soon on my work blog. However, I did get a chance the other day to veganise a traditional British recipe I used to eat a vegetarian version of growing up: toad in the hole! I'll admit it's not the most appetising name for a dish (even for those who eat meat), but it's definitely delicious!

I used a recipe from the Guardian Witness website to make my toad in the hole, and it came out really well, served with some mashed potato, vegetables and gravy along with just a dollop of homemade quince jelly.


Plus, I enjoyed the meal even more because I got to share it with my old flatmate Robin, who moved out of our flat earlier this year and now lives in an awesome campervan. Good food with good friends always makes for a great combination!



Thursday, 10 September 2015

Vegan MoFo 2015 Day 10: Something Blue

Today's Vegan MoFo prompt: Something blue.

I was running out of time and energy today for writing up a post for today's Vegan MoFo prompt, so I ended up going down the easy route and making something with blueberries in! These muffins are adapted from a super simple recipe for 'foolproof vanilla muffins' by Flickity which featured as the winning recipe in the Guardian readers' vegan recipe swap a couple of years ago. They were delicious and you can find the full recipe that I used to make them below.



Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Vegan MoFo 2015 Day 8: Make a New Vegan Friend

Today's Vegan MoFo prompt: Reach out! Make a new vegan friend & tell us about it.

Some of you reading this may already know that I am part of the organising team for Edinburgh Vegan Meetup, so after reading the Vegan MoFo prompt list for 2015 I felt pretty confident that I would be able to manage this one!

Last Sunday we held a new members' event at Meadowlark Cafe on Argyle Place in Edinburgh. It was great fun with a wide range of people attending: families, new vegans, longer-term vegans, people interested in going vegan and more. All in all, I would say it was a great success and hopefully the event will encourage people in the group to come to more events and hopefully one day organise some events of their own!

Check out this lovely, friendly, happy bunch of smiling faces: