Cowspiracy Documentary showing at Goldsmith’s University Thursday 26th February

If you have watched and been moved by such documentaries as Black Fish and The Cove, then the next documentary creating a lot of buzz is Cowspiracy.  Goldsmith’s University in London is hosting a showing and a lovely vegan meal at Natura Cafe next week so please see below for the details and how you can get tickets.

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Bird’s Eye Review: Vegan Life Magazine Jan/Feb issue

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If you’re looking for vegan news you can use, mouth watering recipes, thought provoking articles and interviews with key vegan, inspirational figures then you need to check out Vegan Life magazine. Here are a few of my favourite articles from the Jan/Feb issue:

I very excitedly got a vegetable spiraliser for Christmas (well it excited me) and so was happy to spot this recipe for Courgette noodles with marinated mushrooms. I am loving courgetti spaghetti at the moment so will definitely be giving this recipe a whirl.

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I also loved seeing the article on one of my favourite veggie restaurants in London – Tibits. It described how the owners, 3 vegetarian brothers, started their business and it was great to see this wonderful establishment getting the high praise it deserves.

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I read with interest the feature on benefits of a raw food diet as it is something I have been reading up on lately. Benefits are said to include an increase in energy, a clearer mental state and ridding the body of those pesky toxins. This way of eating really appeals to me as it feels like a more natural way of living. I’m not saying I’m quite there yet, but I have definitely becoming more mindful of adding in more raw foods to my diet.

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These are just a few of my favourite articles from the issue but I enjoyed the entire magazine.  Let me know if you’ve subscribed and any thoughts and reactions you had to the articles inside.  For my information, check out their website: http://veganlifemag.co.uk

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Bird’s Eye Review: The Vegan Kind January

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This month’s The Vegan Kind box combines on the go snacks and breakfast ideas with a great home cleaning product and a possible baking solution? Here’s my review:

Hectares Sweet Potato Crisps Sea Salt and Black Pepper 35g (RRP £1)

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I have actually reviewed these Hectare’s crisps previously on my blog (https://londonveganbird.com/2014/08/18/birds-eye-review-vegan-sweet-hectare-crisps/).  I love Sweet Potato and particularly enjoy these dipped in hummus. Mmm…www.hectares-sweetpotatocrisps.co.uk | @HectaresCrisps

Always looking for quick and easy breakfast ideas, this on-the-go breakfast pot is great for when you’re in a rush or even travelling.  I had the Power of Brown Superfood Cereal Pot which contained Oats, Lucuma, Hemp Seeds, Maca Powder, Coconut Blossom Nectar, Banana Flakes and Cacoa powder.  You can taste the healthy, good ingredients and although the flavour didn’t blow me away, it was tasty and I’d be interested to try the other flavours. www.otesuperfoods.com  | @OTEsuperfoods

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I’ve yet to try these soap nuts but were introduced to Green Frog products in a previous The Vegan Kind box.  These offer a sustainable, eco-friendly way of doing your washing and I’m looking forward to trying them. greenfrogsoap.co.uk  | @GreenfrogUK

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As you may know, I’m no stranger to Pulsin’ products and am a fan of their other Raw Brownie flavours.  The Raspberry and Goji berry variety is also pretty yummy. More of a fruity flavour then the others, another good pre and post-workout snack option. www.pulsin.co.uk  | @pulsinandbeond

I’m obviously a little behind on trying out the products this month as I’ve also not had the chance to try this 100% Fruit Puree from Clearspring.  However, it is great to see a brand offering a no sugar variety of purees as I use them in my baking recipes.  Stay tuned for a recipe soon. www.clearspring.co.uk  | @clearspringfood

Another brand I have reviewed before , these bars are great when feeling a little peckish.  They are a lot cleaner tasting then some of the other snack bars out there.  I particularly like the Tropical Treat flavour as you can taste the coconut which balances out the sweetness of the fruit. Check out my previous review here: https://londonveganbird.com/2014/11/30/birds-eye-review-creative-nature-bars/ www.creativenaturesuperfoods.com | @creativenature

Let me know what you thought of this month’s The Vegan Kind January box.  Find out more about The Vegan Kind here http://www.thevegankind.com.

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Bird’s Eye Review : Wild Food Cafe

wild-food-cafeI have no idea why it has taken me so long to check this place out. Perhaps, it is the rather large queues that seem to pour out of the restaurant every time I try to visit but I now know why.  I loved this place.  My friends and I did have to wait over half an hour for a table but it was definitely worth the wait.

The cafe, situated in the heart of Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden, can be reached from a narrow set of stairs in the courtyard.  Wild Food Cafe is a raw-centric food restaurant.  As much as possible, they source their ingredients from independent suppliers and organic producers.

The seating is communal but that did not bother me as everyone was just checking out each others food and being inspired to order next door’s yummy dish when it arrived in all it’s impressive glory.

IMG_8885I had been recommended the WILD FALAFEL but unfortunately, there were only 2 left so I sacrificed this option to my friends and ordered the  AYURVEDICSUPER SALAD instead (which left me with more incentive to order a dessert – yippee!). And, oh my, was it a super salad.  Amongst other goodness, it consisted of organic lamb lettuce, rocket, seaweed, avocado, cucumber and red pepper cubes, mango salsa, marinated shiitake mushroom and my new favourite: courgetti spaghetti.

I did get a bite of the falafel too which was beyond delicious.  And then it was time for coffee and dessert. It wasn’t a difficult choice with raw peanut butter cake on the menu.  This was decadent, creamy, rich and fantastic.  I could actually dedicate a whole blog post to this cake alone, but I won’t.  Suffice to say, it was definitely the best raw dessert I’ve ever tried and I’m going to try to emulate this at home. (good luck me).  It has to be said the coffee with coconut milk was also rather wondrous.

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I would love to know if you have been to Wild Food cafe and if you have any menu recommendations. I can’t wait to go back. http://wildfoodcafe.com

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