Whole Foods Hosting Oumph! Pop-Ups for World Vegan Month 

In celebration of World Vegan Month, Whole Foods are hosting a series of exclusive pop-up lunches with Oumph!, starting today and continuing throughout November. 2 of their London stores will be serving delicious plant-based Tacos & Kebabs in collaboration with Oumph! ~ read more about Oumph! here. Here are the details: Tues 31 Oct: Oumph! taco…

Oumph! Launch

This week I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of Oumph! at High Street Kensington’s Whole Foods Market. ​​ You may have seen my previous post about these guys, when they were at Kensington Olympia’s Just V Show earlier in the year. At the time I was disappointed to find out that not…

Oumph!

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you’ve probable already seen my posts about these guys over the weekend. Their stall at the Just V Show was one of the busiest, and they weren’t even selling anything! Oumph! was created to fill a gap in the meat substitute market. Something plant based, with low climate…

Protein – the vegan way

January is a time of new beginnings. New Year’s resolutions made, but not so often kept. Two of the most popular being an overhaul of our diets, health and fitness. If, like many others, you have decided to go vegan for Veganuary, you might also have signed up to a brand spanking new gym membership, you’ll be wanting to…

Which Foods to Eat for Maximum Plant Based Nutrition

I don’t know about you, but as a vegan I often get asked if my diet can be complete without animal produce. How do I get enough protein for example, or where do I get calcium or iron from? So I thought I’d pull together a quick, though not definitive, list of plant based foods that pack a nutritious…

Raw Vegan Nut, Seed + Cacao Hearts

Just a quick post today to tell you about the Raw Vegan Nut, Seed + Cacao Hearts I made at the weekend. I wanted to jazz up my usual protein balls so I made them in to little hearts, using a silicone ice cube mould. I love using these to make sweet treats as they come…

IsItVeganUK Goes to Barcelona – Day 1 : Friday 31st Nov 2014

If you follow my Instagram (@isitveganuk), you may have noticed that I have just spent a beautiful and delicious weekend with the boyfriend in Barcelona. I thought I’d share my vegan findings with you, in the hope of inspiring some vegan travelling, to this, my favourite of all cities – where we hope to move one…

Vegan Vs. Meat – The Experiment – Week # 3

                    We’re on week number 3 and it is proving to be a challenge! However, no one said this was going to be easy, embarking on something so time consuming, when the days are getting shorter as the weeks wear on. It’s not the diet that is proving to be my downfall. That was just a continuation…

Vegan (Superfood) Chocolate Brownies !!

So I’m not going to lie, I like sweet things. “Sweet tooth” doesn’t quite cover it, but might go someway to explaining why I jumped at the chance to eat 9 (!!!) consecutive chocolate bars, when challenged by a “friend” at college –  added bonus, my “friend” even provided the bars. This tendency to over…

Vegan Cottage Pie Recipe

In my quest to make more interesting and (anything but brown) colourful vegan meals, whilst keeping the protein content high, I adapted this BBC Good Food recipe for a good old comforting Cottage Pie (link to original recipe at the bottom of page). I made the following substitutions : For the pie : olive oil – for rapeseed oil,…

Vegan vs. Meat – continued

 We are a full week in to our Vegan vs. Meat challenge and my vegan protein diet is going strong. Some days I’ve even had to rein it in, as I could quite easily achieve, and even exceed, my daily intake of 70g of vegan protein goodness! My breakfasts have continued along the oats, nuts…