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Aubergine and peanut curry

Aubergine and peanut curry

Curry is one of those veggie staples that everyone has a recipe for. Whether it’s a swelteringly-hot vindaloo or a creamy korma with big chunks of paneer in, food from India lends itself to vegetarian cooking so well. It’s not surprise, with an average 30% […]

Moroccan Tagine with Halloumi

Moroccan Tagine with Halloumi

Halloumi? Hallou you! Sorry. One of the things I love most about switching to a veggie diet is the sheer amount of halloumi I’ve eaten. The salty Greek delight seems to be present on almost every veggie menu – in sandwiches, fried on skewers… love […]

BVBG: The Ironworks, Bristol

BVBG: The Ironworks, Bristol

It’s possible that The Ironworks Supply Co on Broad Street is the coolest place to have brunch in Bristol. Not only do they sell awesome bike-related clothing (motor, not pedal), but they serve breakfasts, lunches, and some of the best coffee I’ve had for ages.

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Veggie boozing!

Veggie boozing!

It’s easy enough to choose to eat plant-based foods, but what about the other thing vital for life, BOOZE? Not all beers (and wines, and spirits) are created equal, and some may contain animal products where you’re not expecting them…

BVBG: VX Bristol

BVBG: VX Bristol

VX Bristol first came to my attention for their vegan kebabs (as seen on a Wriggle recommended list). We’re lucky enough to be moving to Bedminster imminently, so thought it was a good idea to get the lay of the land, regarding veggie and vegan […]

Veggie roast dinner pie at The Golden Lion, Gloucester Road

Veggie roast dinner pie at The Golden Lion, Gloucester Road

No three words bring joy to my heart like “roast” “dinner” and “pie”. So when I saw Wriggle had an offer on for a vegan roast dinner pie, courtesy of Pie Baby, at the Golden Lion, I couldn’t resist.

Sadly, there are no photos of the glorious pie, as we scoffed it far too fast, so this isn’t a proper review. Pie Baby’s menu looks amazing, and if the roast dinner pie is anything to go by, it’s all delicious! The pie was comprised of ale seitan and puff pastry (I need to try making seitan soon, apparently it’s quite simple!), with roast potatoes, a great vegetable selection, and some lovely gravy. The deal also included a drink and pudding (oh my god the pudding. Banoffee pastry thing with ice cream, amazing), amazing value at just £19 each.

We’ll be back to try more pies!

(header photo by Sam Gillies, other two by me)

Off-grid living tips from Maximus Ironthumper on Youtube

Off-grid living tips from Maximus Ironthumper on Youtube

A friend recently introduced me to the excellent videos from Maximus Ironthumper, a normal bloke who bought a plot of forestry land using a loan, and built his own house on it. You can see a playlist of his off-grid how-tos here, and I’d really […]

Leek and mushroom pie

Leek and mushroom pie

I’ve not done a recipe for a while (too busy eating breakfasts) but the recent cold weather inspired me to make a pie! The recipe was inspired by the fact that I had a lot of mushrooms I needed to use up…

BVBG: The Roots Lounge, Bristol

BVBG: The Roots Lounge, Bristol

Here at the Bristol Veggie Breakfast Guide, we appreciate eggs. My better half and fellow breakfast-tester, Sarah, is an especially passionate fan of eggs in all their forms. So when I told her we were going for breakfast at a newly-opened vegan cafe, she was a bit unsure.

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BVBG: La Ruca, Gloucester Road

BVBG: La Ruca, Gloucester Road

Gloucester Road is one of the most interesting parts of Bristol. Famed for being the UK’s longest independent high street (not sure if that’s still true), it’s home to all the cliche Bristol stuff, like Banksy artwork and old crusties not wearing shoes. Nestled in […]