Romsey Vegan Fair – 21st January 2018

To coincide with Veganuary, this event will be perfect for anybody who is considering a more ethical and healthy way to live in the fresh year of 2018.

There will be a whole range of fantastic products, from cakes, cookies and burgers, to cheeze, chocolate and “KENTUCKY FRIED CAULIFLOWER 🍗” informative talks by a variety of knowledgeable people from around the UK, including nutrition advice, why the world needs to change, ways to make a vegan lifestyle easy and much more.

There is also a chance to get involved with many different charities🐾🐝🐷.

Tickets £3 at the door. Under 16’s free!! If you are interested in booking a stall, please contact romseyveganfestival@gmail.com.

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Vegan Night at The White Horse

Vegetable-lovers rejoice! The White Horse in Otterbourne’s popular Vegan Night will be returning on Wednesday 17th January 2018 from 6pm.

They invite you and your friends to veg out on a stunning menu prepared by Head Chef Lucia.

Booking is essential – please call 01962 712830, email manager@whitehorseotterbourne.co.uk, or fill out their quick reservation form at www.whitehorseotterbourne.co.uk.

Vegan Fortnight at The Rockstone

Vegan Fortnight returns to The Rockstone this January!

This is their 5th Vegan ‘Takeover’ at The Rockstone, due to popularity and demand!

The menu below has us salivating at the very thought!

– STARTERS/SIDES –

Taco’n ‘Bout A Revolution – 4.95
BBQ jackfruit tacos, served in blue tortillas with charred corn salsa and lime rice.
(Ve/GF)

Stranger Wings – 4.95
Vegan chicken wings, in a sweet and spicy jerk rub. Served with a a creamy mango dip.
(Ve)

– MAINS –

Mango’s Not Hot – 12.50
Sweet and sour vegetable curry, with mango, butternut and fine beans, served with rice.
(Ve/GF)

Royal With Veese – 14.50
Succulent seitan ‘chicken’ deep fried in our secret herbs and spices. Topped with bbq sauce, a hash brown and vegan cheese. Served in a floured bun with fries and a side salad.
(Ve)

A Fish Fit For The Cods – 12.50
Juicy, flakey vegan fish fillet, battered in lemon and curry seasoned batter. Served with seasoned fries peas.
(Ve/GF)

SriraCha Cha Slide – 14.50
Veggie or Sweet Potato & Bean burger, topped with smashed avocado, Sriracha hot sauce and toasted pine nuts. Served in a floured bun with fries and a side salad.
(Ve/GF Option)

Steve MacQueen & Chz – 14.50
Veggie or Sweet Potato & Bean burger, topped with rich vegan mac and cheeze. Served in a floured bun with fries and a side salad.
(Ve/GF Option)

Bahn Mi From Writing Puns – 11.50
Pickled vegetables, red pepper hummus and fried vegan sausage, drizzled with garlic butter. Served in a fluffy baguette with fries and a side salad.
(Ve)

– DESSERTS –

TBC!

This will start booking up very quickly so grab those tables now, you can book on Facebook or by giving them a ring on 02380 637256.

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2018 and for many doing Veganuary, welcome to veganism! This year marks a new era of blogging from us over at Vegan Southampton. When I say ‘us’ I’m typically referring to myself and the assemblage of friends and supporters who regularly contribute to our community.

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VS Founder Rosie. Hair by Becki at The Organic Hair Lounge in Shirley.

To introduce myself, my name is Rosie. I started Vegan Southampton as a community project back in May 2017. I had just moved back to my home town following a 6 year stint in Bournemouth and Bristol, and was in need of a tour  guide. In creating Vegan Southampton, I hoped to supply a platform to gauge and guide demand for vegan options across the city. If you’re visiting our site for the first time, you can find a directory of businesses based on your location using the navigation bar at the head of the browser. Of course, the listings are constantly mutating, so any information you can contribute will infinitely help out your peers. Just shoot us a message on Facebook or Twitter, or email us at info@vegansouthampton.com.

For whatever reason you are vegan or thinking about going vegan – in 2018 you can’t go wrong. According to a whole bunch of stats I found online (and a well-timed post on my friend’s website Live Kindly) veganism is undoubtedly on the grow. It is estimated that the UK population is currently made up of vegans by 2%. This seems small but equates to 542,000 individuals at the last official estimation, which happened over 1.5 years ago and has since grown exponentially! Even a quick Google search yields promising top results.

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For me personally, I am entering my eighth year of veganism (I’m still alive! Goodness knows how without any protein…!?) and have always been in it for ethical reasons. So this year to coincide with other people’s Veganuary efforts, I’m attempting a healthy diet kick. I have always considered my diet to be healthier than others, but weighing in at 11.5 stone, and feeling increasingly like I’m pushing 40 years old when the reality is 30, I certainly am not eating the best of what the vegan diet has to offer. To kick me off, I’m trialing the Free Soul diet supplement for women.

new-hero-coll-vega-01_1060x1060Their Vegan Collection features their Vegan Protein Blend, supplementary tablets designed to balance physical, psychological and hormonal health (WHERE HAVE THESE BEEN ALL MY LIFE?) and a wake and sleep tea brew to encourage healthy energy and sleep patterns.

Alongside a daily shake and the incorporation of some balanced dinners and gym time, I am going to be doing a dry January. To accompany my excessive diet, I also do enjoy a drink, so a welcome break is just what the doctor prescribed.

Have you had any success with vegan friendly diet supplements? Let us know how you got on in the comments below, and I’ll keep you updated of my progress via Instagram.

I wish good things to all in this new year, but to my vegan kin, I wish THE BEST. Keep an eye on our social channels for guidance and support throughout January and beyond.

Rosie x

Environmental Rock – The Hobbit, Mon 29th May

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Environmental Rock, Southampton’s annual family- friendly Eco Festival, returns on Monday 29th May 2017! Situated in the Hobbit Pub in Bevois Valley, Southampton, this unique festival is dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and sustainable living. With a spectrum of entertainment, including some of the best local bands, Environmental Rock is open to all, whether you are a student or a local resident, and families are welcome.

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Exclusive Vegan Event at The White Horse

VEGAN NIGHT
WEDNESDAY 12TH JULY FROM 6PM
TWO COURSE £20PP

We had fantastic feedback from our first vegan night. Back again, we invite you to veg out on a stunning menu prepared by Head Chef Lucia. Two courses £20pp and booking is essential, call 01962 712830.  – See more at: http://www.idealcollection.co.uk/whitehorseotterbourne/events/104-events-in-otterbourne/
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