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So yum – vegan brekky in Lismore.

The only thing worse than a vegan is an annoying vegan. And I would know because I am one  – I’m very annoying.

What I love though, is how vegan is the new black, and restaurants and cafes right across the Northern Rivers are making a very concerted effort to make sure that there is something on the menu for everyone including vegans. And really, they are going above and beyond.

These days it’s not just ‘something’ vegan. You are more likely than not to get something equally as delicious as anything else on the menu at most eateries these days.

As an annoying vegan it’s such a pleasure now to go out to eat and know that in pretty much any reasonably sized town I will find something delicious.

I carry a stash of these where ever I go and leave one on the table when I leave.

For many years that wasn’t the case – you were either stuck with chips and salad at the local pub or having disgruntled chefs come out of the kitchen and smile at you before serving you a meal that cost three times as much as everybody else’s, being half the size, and including a small serve of leek and broccoli and pumpkin with a bit of salad and a few chips on the side.

So now I have put my money where my mouth is. Well, actually I’ve put my opinions where my tastebuds are; I’ve had little cards printed up just so I can show people how much I appreciate them going out of their way to make sure I get well fed.

I think it’s time vegans got together to show their appreciation for eateries who actually do care about all their customers. So – head out into the wild blue yonder vegan hordes! Find something yummy you can eat at your local restaurant or cafe, thank them, and tell them the Queen of the Annoying Vegans sent you.

Signed, The Annoying Vegan

 


Getting annoyed with NSW Farmers naming ‘rights’

The Annoying Vegan has become more annoyed today with what they see as the NSW Farmers getting on their high horse about the use of the words ‘meat’ and ‘milk’.

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The annoying vegan – Iron salad

The two challenges for me as a vegan are my B12 and iron levels. I’ll save the B12 conversation for another time and talk about iron. There are two types of iron – haem and non-haem; the latter is iron not found in animal tissue and is found in many plant foods.

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Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

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Byron Bay Tempeh

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Making no bones about the yumminess of No Bones

There’s nothing worse than an annoying vegan telling you about some ‘great vegan place’ they went to eat. So I am NOT going to do that – BUT, I am going to tell you about an amazing place I ate at recently. A place that sold food. Very yummy food. No Bones food.

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Research takes the vegan option to a new level

A project by Flinders University will see their Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development fishing for new vegan ideas.

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Dear wine and beer drinkers…

Is there isinglass in your wine glass or egg white in your red? Did you know that not all alcohol is vegan?

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Dear pudding eaters…

My mother-out-law makes the most delicious Christmas pudding. It’s an entirely different entity than the one that my mother makes (also very delicious), which is a traditional pudding with several spices and other ingredients – including suet

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Dear food makers…

The only thing worse than a vegan is an annoying vegan. And I would know because I am one  – I’m very annoying.

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Put oats in your coffee and almonds in your tea

There are many reasons to make a move to plant-based milk – dairy intolerance, caring for the environment or just being an annoying vegan, are just a few.

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