Little Miss Greylag

Little Miss Greylag

Sat on a beanbag

Eating her mint Moo Free.

Along came a rabbit

Who tried hard to grab it

So Miss Greylag went straight home for tea.

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Macka B – Cucumber

I’ve always loved cucumbers but if it’s possible, now I love them even more πŸ˜€

I even grew some of my own this year – I got a bumper crop from just 2 plants and they are absolutely scrumptious πŸ˜€ ❀ ❀ ❀

For more vegan music, pop over to the music page πŸ˜€

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Bridlington Vegan Festival

Don’t forget – this Sunday is the Bridlington Vegan Festival – their first ever!

There’ll be delicious vegan food, live music, speakers, yoga, holistic therapies, cookery demonstrations, local vegan crafts, children’s entertainment and activities, and stalls full of ethical, eco-friendly, vegan products for sale, ie clothing, cosmetics, toiletries, food, household items and books – including our vegan books for children! πŸ˜€

So if you fancy a lovely day at the seaside and are able to get to East Yorkshire on Sunday, why not buy your tickets here and tell your friends for the chance to win a Β£20 voucher for Planetwise, Bridlington’s own vegan store πŸ˜€ Advance tickets are Β£3, or it’s Β£5 on the door. Under 16s accompanied by an adult get in for free! πŸ˜€

Bridlington’s here by the way:

For more information check out our What’s On page πŸ™‚ and make the most of the opportunity to have some fun at the seaside.

One day only – Don’t miss it! πŸ˜‰

 

A lovely time was had by all

HART’s inaugural vegan potluck event on Hornby Island was a roaring success – not surprising when you look at the feast that all the attendees put together πŸ˜€

Everybody kindly wrote a list of ingredients to put with their contribution so that food intolerances could be avoided, although it was all vegan of course πŸ™‚

There were thirty attendees including a couple of holiday makers from off the island and, well, if you take a look over here you get the whole story from the person who put it all together: Sarat Colling, founder of Hornby Animal Rights Team.

The same event also played host to HART’s first pop-up library and we’re thrilled to see some of our books among the collection.Β  Some of the attendees became library members and the first books were loaned.Β  Anyone who is within reach of Hornby Island, BC, will be delighted to learn that more pop-ups are planned and will be publicised via the website – so subscribe if you don’t want to miss it.

If you don’t want to wait for the next pop-up to join the library, you don’t have to.Β  If you’re a local, you can check out the list of books for loan and then emailΒ hornbyhart@gmail.com with the title(s) you wish to borrow and your contact information.Β  They will arrange a time to leave the books for pick up in HART’s box at the Co-op Free Post.

Such a great idea πŸ™‚ I hope lots of people will be inspired to do it in their area so that we’ll all be in reach of one πŸ˜€

More Plastic-Free Easter Eggs!

This time it’s from good ole Plamil – and they’re shouting from the rooftops about its plastic-freeness πŸ˜€

Of course we wouldn’t be recommending it if it wasn’t also vegan, organic and fair trade, but it is, so we are πŸ˜€

We also wouldn’t be recommending it if it wasn’t absolutely scrummy.Β  And it is πŸ™‚ so we are!

Mmmmmm, this won’t last long πŸ˜‰

Get some from your local health food shop now πŸ˜€

Plastic Free Easter Eggs

Here is a scrummy Easter Egg which ticks all the right boxes:

VEGAN

ORGANIC

FAIR TRADE

And it’s not wrapped in plastic!!! πŸ˜€

Just a cardboard box with a delicious, foil-wrapped, chocolate egg inside.Β  Remember when they were all like that?Β  Not so long ago.

It just goes to show, there’s no need to contaminate the planet, milk a cow or enslave a child to enjoy a yummy Easter egg πŸ˜€

Get over to Holland & Barrett for yours! πŸ˜€

Yum πŸ˜€

 

Easy Gluten-Free Flatbread

This is so easy and absolutely delicious πŸ˜€

No fat, no yeast, no gluten and no frying.Β  Just oats and water.Β  Baked.

You’ll need:

8 oz rolled oats

400 ml of water

parchment paper to line your baking trays so that you don’t need to oil them.

** For garlic bread version see bottom of post πŸ™‚

First pre-heat your oven to 220Β°C (less if it’s a fan oven).

Then weigh out about 8 oz of rolled oats and mill it into a flour in your food processor (with the S blade).

Add 200ml of water, whiz to combine with the flour and then add another 200ml and whiz again so that you’ve got a runny, pour-able mixture.

Line two baking trays with parchment paper, and pour half the mixture onto each of them.

Then spread it thinly and evenly with the back of a spoon, and put the trays in the oven.

After about 20 minutes remove trays from the oven and turn the bread over.Β  Turn the trays around so that they get evenly baked and return to the oven for another 6 or 7 minutes.

Remove and put on plates πŸ˜€

If you want them crispier, bake them for a little longer but keep a close eye on them because there is a very fine line between crisp and burnt.

Now do what you like with them.Β  Add your favourite spreads, cover them with beans, use them as pizza bases, make sandwiches with them …. whatever you like.

** To make amazing garlic bread just add a few cloves of fresh garlic to the oats when you mill it into flour (I use 4 fat ones to this amount of oats but if you like your garlic stronger, add as much as you like).Β  The garlic will be finely minced and combined with the oat flour.Β  Then, instead of using parchment paper on the trays, generously grease them with vegetable oil and preheat the greased trays before adding the runny mixture.Β  This will produce delicious crispy garlic bread ready to eat with no need for margarine.