The Just V Show (formerly called V Delicious) is a three day event celebrating the vegetarian, vegan and meat-reducing lifestyle. There’s shopping and talks and everything else you’d expect to find and the Just V Show have kindly allowed me to give away free tickets to all readers of Planet Veggie, hurrah.
There’s also a chapter devoted to protein – why we need it, where can we get it from etc., in case you want to swot up on the facts and go down a route less violent upon being asked *that* question, other than whacking them over the head with a book.
Lots of full-page colour photos accompany the recipes, which range from breakfasts to desserts, along with soups, salads and sandwiches.
UK entries only.
One winner will be drawn at random after the closing date of Midnight, Saturday 4 April 2015. The winner will be announced on this website no later than Saturday 11 April 2015. If the winner doesn’t come forward within a week after this date, a new winner will be announced.
If you’re a fan of The Great British Bake Off, you’ll remember Ruby Tandoh, one of the finalists in the 2013 competition. You’ll probably also remember the slagging-off she got in the media (social and otherwise) for no good reason except for people deciding to get all mean girl on her.
Haterz gonna hate – as the young people say – but I loved Ruby; I thought she was fab. I loved her because, as well as the undoubted stress she was under taking part in the show, this didn’t stop her working hard towards her degree (in which she subsequently got a first – go Rubes!), she’s gorgeous and – most importantly, what with this being a vegetarian food blog and that – she also makes delicious vegetarian food. Taking all this into account, we could almost be twins. I say ‘almost’ because I’m old enough to be her mum which obviously makes us being twins slightly unfeasible.
After her success on GBBO, Ruby released a book of her recipes. Although she isn’t a vegetarian, there are plenty of vegetarian recipes contained within it, such as this Spiced Aubergine and Swiss Chard Pie which is just as good cold the next day, as hot.
As Ruby says in Crumb about this recipe, ‘There’s little to be gained in trying to make a vegetarian pie into an ersatz steak-and-kidney or second-rate ‘mince’ and potato version. Meat-free pies should be exciting and different, not apologetic’ and she’s certainly got this recipe right.
Other chapters include:
Desserts and Puddings
Pies and Tarts
Extras (fudge, caramel, chocolate skills, honeycomb, jams, sauces and curds)
Giveaway – Win a copy of Crumb by Ruby Tandoh
If you’d like to win a copy of Crumb by Ruby Tandoh (please remember it also contains meat recipes), leave the answer to this question in the comments section below.
Name one of the presenters on The Great British Bake Off. Is it:
A. Sue Perb
B. Sue Percalifragilisticexpialidocious
C. Sue Perkins
Terms and conditions UK entries only
The winner will be picked at random after the closing date of Midnight, Saturday 28 February 2015
Freedom Mallows have revamped their range, giving it a makeover and bringing in a new mascot – a sloth called Cedric.
Part of the range includes a bag of mini marshmallows, which are perfect for baking or adding to hot chocolate. I made some vegan rocky road with mine. I have no idea if my rocky road was like the real thing, as I’ve never had rocky road before. It looked pretty though. I made this one with raw chocolate but to be honest, I think it’d be better with ‘normal’ plain or milk chocolate, not raw.
Vegan Rocky Road
100g coconut oil
6 tbsp cacoa powder
3 tbsp agave nectar
A handful of Freedom Mini Mallows
A handful of mixed fruit and nuts
Melt the coconut oil in a bowl over a pan of boiling water (don’t let the bowl touch the water though – you want to melt the coconut oil, not cook it), then whisk in the cacoa powder and agave nectar. Mix in the Freedom Mini Mallows along with the fruit and nuts and pour into a tray/foil dish. Put in the freezer to set for about 30 minutes.
Freedom Mallows are suitable for vegans and vegetarians, are nut- and gluten-free and approved by the Vegetarian Society, Vegan Society and Coeliac UK and available from Holland & Barrett, Vegan Store, Wholefoods UK, The Health Store or online at the Freedom Mallows website.
Giveaway – Win 3 bags of Freedom Mallows!
If you’d like to make your own rocky road, or just want to get your hands on a few packets to munch on in front of the television, simply leave a comment below and you’ll be in with a chance of winning three bags of Freedom Mallows, along with a gorgeous tote bag, featuring their new mascot.
Terms and conditions
The winner will be picked at random shortly after the closing date of Midnight, Sunday 14 December 2014.
As you’ll have seen, lately I’ve been making the most of my juicer. Fresh juice is delicious, healthy and the varieties are endless. If you’d like to jump on the juicing wagon, then you’re in luck, as I’m offering you a chance to win your own Tefal Infiny Press Juicer.
All you need to do is watch the video below and answer the question and if you’re one of the ten lucky winners*, Tefal will be in touch with you directly. Competition ends 20 August 2014.
NOTE: To the people coming via those competition websites – please read the post, it tells you how to enter the competition. Comments are now closed.
*Other bloggers are also hosting the competition, so not all winners will be via this blog.
Vivesoy is available in six flavours – natural, unsweetened, light, vanilla, chocolate and cappuccino and can be used hot or cold. Each carton retails at £1.25 per litre carton and is available from Tesco, Waitrose, Amazon, Ocado and independent health stores nationwide.
Win 8 cartons of Vivesoy!
I’m giving away a case of 8 cartons – the flavours you receive is up to you, so you can try all of them or just choose your favourite.
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave a comment letting me know which combination of flavours you would choose if you won (don’t worry; if you do win, you don’t have to stick to those flavours, you can always change your mind) and I’ll pick a winner at random after the closing date of 31 May 2014.
BFree make a range of gluten free products including multigrain wraps that are vegan, vegetarian and only 99 calories per wrap. Considering most wraps have over 150 calories each, you’d think the BFree ones would be tiny, but they’re not. I had one for lunch today and filled it with the rather bizarre combination of Quorn pepperoni slices, mozzarella, sundried tomatoes, rocket and mayonnaise. I’d like to say it’s nicer than it sounds, but I’d be lying; Quorn pepperoni and mayonnaise isn’t the greatest match made in munchies, that’s for sure.
BFree wraps are coming to Asda soon but if you’d like to try them for free, you’re in luck, as I’m giving away a packet here on Planet Veggie.
How to enter the giveaway
Just leave a comment below, letting me know what your favourite sandwich/wrap fillings are.
A winner will be picked at random after the closing date of Friday, 30 August 2013.
UK entries only.
For more information on BFree, visit the BFree website, or watch this video where the wraps are explained along to the tune of Bohemian Rhapsody.
Whether it’s a vegetarian charquican (mashed pumpkin and potato mixed with a spicy pino sauce, topped with a fried egg) from Chile, wild mushroom, sorrel and barley broth from Bhutan or an iced rooibos sundowner from Namibia, every recipe has been carefully conceived to be quick and easy to make at home.
With over 100 entirely vegetarian recipes from across the globe and stunning travel and food photography throughout, World Food Café is the ultimate cookbook for preparing delicious world vegetarian food at home.