11/11/17 - Fine Dining
On Saturday I went to Stem + Glory for lunch with some friends. They are so friendly there. They even allowed my friend to dine with her small dog sitting under our table. The restaurant is above a bicycle shop and is connected to a yoga studio. There is a door that leads right from the restaurant directly into the yoga studio. Their mission is to promote a healthy life style that includes good food and excercise. After lunch we took Lucy, the dog, for a walk through the park accross the road and walked along the River Cambs where the river boats take tourists on historical tours of Cambridge. A great time was had by all. Afterwards we went to the mall and looked for some home goods. My friend found some vegan sausages and chocolate bars at Holland & Barrett in the Grand Arcade. We did not leave empty handed or with empty stomaches.
10/22/17 - Vegan Festival
The London VegFest was at the Olympia convention center last month. I went with some friends and explored all four levels of the fully vegan festival. We started with lunch and I got vegan pizza, falafel, smoothies, and chocolate. There were so many food booths! I also tried vegan cheeses, marshmellows, protein drinks, wine, and a potato salad. A woman in a unicorn costume sold us rainbow colored cupcakes, and a spa booth massaged my hands with a coffee grounds scrub. I spent most of my money on food and bath soaps. I also bought some presents for my sister, who is also vegan.
9/01/17 - Being Green
When we first arrived in England we were staying in a small hotel room until we could find a suitable house and move into it. I had to get very creative when it came to healthy vegan cooking. I made a lot of microwaved baked potatoes and salads those first several weeks. Because we were so new to the area I had no idea which restaurants had the best vegan options. So we started with the closest one to the hotel that was within walking distace (we did not even have a car yet!). We went to a Wetherspoons pub and to my great surprise they had a certified vegan dish on the menu that consisted of sweet potato, chickpea, and spinach curry with a serving of pilau rice, naan, and popadoms! It was like eating manna from heaven at that point, I had such low expectations and I was so hungry! We went back several times and I never got tired of the curry. We have since ventured out to other local restaurants and have found it is quite easy being vegan in England!
Photo from Shirt-Woot.