Eating Vegan in Rome

As I mentioned in my last post, Rome has to be the most vegan-friendly city I’ve visited so far. Today, I thought I’d share our top tips on how to find vegan eateries in the city and our recommendations on places to eat.

Eating Vegan in Rome

Before we headed to Rome, I did some research online. I checked out the reviews on HappyCow.net and TripAdvisor, as well as asking my lovely readers for recommendations on my Facebook page.

I also found this really useful website called Vegan Quo Vadis? which has a Google map with all the vegan-friendly eateries pinned on it, including cafes, restaurants, delis and gelaterias. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw all those pins. There are literally hundreds of them! Continue reading

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Spring Break in Rome

During the Easter holidays, we were lucky enough to spend five days in the glorious city of Rome.

Sightseeing in Rome

We booked a B&B studio at Al Colonnato di San Pietro through Booking.com and, I have to say, it’s one of the loveliest apartments I’ve ever stayed in, with the most helpful of hosts, Rosa Maria

After reading the glowing reviews of Rosa Maria, I couldn’t wait to meet her. After arranging our transfer from the airport, as promised, she was waiting on the corner of the street to greet us. Full of smiles and cheer, she showed us into the apartment that was going to be our home for the next few days. Continue reading

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Ferment Your Vegetables by Amanda Feifer – Book Review

I’ve always wanted to try my hand at fermenting vegetables, so when I was invited to review Amanda Feifer’s new book ‘Ferment Your Vegetables – A Fun and Flavorful Guide to Making Your Own Pickles, Kimchi, Kraut and More’, I jumped at the chance.

For those of you who have yet to come to across the lovely Amanda Feifer, she is a Philadelphia-based fermentation teacher and blogger at Phickle.com. I would love to attend one of her workshops one day, but since this is unlikely to happen anytime soon considering she lives all the way over in Philly, acquiring her book was definitely the next best thing.

Ferment Your Vegetables Front Cover

The opening section – Getting Started with Fermentation – provides everything you need to know when embarking on fermentation for the first time, including need-to-know basics; keys to successful fermentation; and what to expect when you’re fermenting.

It also quells any fears you may have about the safety of fermenting. Continue reading

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Chive, Onion and Sun-Dried Tomato Frittata. Vegan. Gluten-free.

When I spotted the front cover of Issue 13 of Vegan Life magazine, it reminded me that I’ve yet to publish a single frittata recipe on the blog. This needed remedying at once!

In contrast to egg frittatas which I’ve never been able to bear (I can’t stand the ‘eggy’ flavour or texture), I absolutely adore their vegan counterpart. They’ve proven to be hugely popular with the rest of the family too. While they don’t share my egg aversion, the boys much prefer these egg-free frittatas to the original kind.

Vegan Life Issue 13

The recipe I’m sharing in today’s post is for a tasty Chive, Onion and Sun-Dried Tomato Frittata. The addition of chives was inspired by the recipe in Vegan Life. (I love how pretty they look sprinkled on top of the frittata!) Rather than using the recipe featured in Vegan Life (which calls for ingredients that I don’t have on hand, like lupin flour) I used my ole’ faithful vegan frittata recipe which always comes out perfect for me (and I hope it will for you too!)

Chive Frittata

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Hello! Shout Out for Recipe Testers

I do apologise for the scarcity of blog posts lately, but two events have recently taken over my life. The first one is campaigning to stop Bath and North East Somerset Council from building a 1,400 space Park and Ride (“parking lot”) on the historic Bathampton Meadows.

Rainbow on Bathampton Meadows

Long time readers of my blog may recall that I campaigned against these car park plans a few years ago. Unfortunately, the Conservatives got into power again last May and immediately resurrected the plans 🙁 As soon as I get a chance, I’ll write a more detailed blog post on what I’ve been up to. If you’d like to add your voice to the campaign, please do sign our petition. Thank you!

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