La Polenteria – Old Compton Street, Soho

Whilst en route to meet a friend for a drink in Soho last week, I stumbled upon La Polenteria – a new Italian restaurant whose menu revolves around polenta-based dishes and desserts. I am a new comer to the world of polenta, but the boyfriend has long been a fan. He recently made some polenta…

Is Sugar Your Drug of Choice?

I have been quite impressed with the emails I’ve received from BBC Good Food recently. A few months ago they sent an email containing a link to the vegan section of their website. I think it’s great that they are specifically calling out and drawing attention to their vegan recipes. Not only to make vegans…

Vegan Roasted Tomato & Pepper Soup

Having a day off work gives me the opportunity to find time to indulge in a little home cooking! So I was grateful to have the time this afternoon to knock up a lovely Winter soup, perfect for these cold London days & nights. I plan on eating this for dinners at home this week….

Vegan Brunch at Maison D’Être in Islington

To celebrate having the day off work together today, we decided to take a stroll to Upper Street for coffee. Whilst there we got a little peckish and thought we’d treat ourself to brunch. Being vegan I’m sure you can appreciate that deciding to eat out on a whim like this, with no preparation or…

Homemade Vegan Satay Sauce

I’ve always been partial to a satay sauce. Pre-veganism it would have been in the form of a Chinese take away; post (present?)-veganism it is homemade. Back then I probably thought there was much more to it than there actually is. Now that I make it from scratch, I can share with you how ridiculously…

Banana Tree – Indochinese in Soho (& other locations)

Last night I met up with one of my best (non-vegan, but I don’t hold it against her) friends for drinks & dinner. She suggested Banana Tree, which I had never heard of, but further investigation proved they have 6 branches in London (one of which is in Islington), along with 2 more outside London…

Maoz Falafel – Old Compton Street, London

The boyfriend and I fell in love with falafel wraps from Maoz in Barcelona. So imagine how thrilled I was when last night I stumbled across a branch on Old Compton Street, Soho. I haven’t tried it yet but I am very excited to. I may even make the trip from North to Central London…

Vegan Spicy Tomato, Vegetable & Bean Soup

I have 2 delicious & exciting new recipes to share with you this week. First up is a warming wholesome spicy tomato soup, packed full of winter veg and nourishing white beans. I quite often throw together a vegetable stew but in the interest of value, and wanting to make it last all week for…

Planet Organic

Have you heard of Planet Organic? I actually thought it was an American store and until recently I had no idea that there was one almost on my doorstep in Islington, North London. Last night I had some time to kill whilst waiting to meet the boyfriend for dinner (veggie burgers at Nandos, in case…