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So long

Another UK vegan restaurant bows out. A tweet from Cooking The Vegan Books yesterday alerted me to the fact that one of my favourite places in the UK was closing. As soon as I was informed, I raced to the Dandelion

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Here kitty, kitty!

Yorkshire has given my life a lot of cool things. This part of the world is often the punchline of jokes thrown around by smug southerners, but I for one have a special affinity with the northern region. My favourite

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We love you LEEDS! LEEDS! LEEDS!

In some parts of the world, it can be a struggle to be a vegan. If you are located a long distance from a major city, plant-based foods and cruelty-free supplies can be difficult to track down let alone finding

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Am I moving too fast for you?

There is a place in the north of England with crooked lanes paved with old stones. This town knows a brutal and harsh history. Pubs are named after torture devices and methods of execution while a seemingly-benign grass patch hides

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Something strawberry and vegan for the weekend

The UK is alive with excitement. The sun is out in full force, the temperature is rising and people are wearing a lot less clothing. I arrived in a bustling, blistering Leeds today just in time for a long, long

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Sex without cruelty

If you wanna get freaky, you don’t want to do it with animal products on your private parts. Do you? Condoms are probably the last thing on your mind when you think of veganism. Of all the products to be

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Each ridge and narrow bridge

I apologise in advance for the money you will be forced to spend after reading this review. The plane tickets, the train bookings and the coach fares will be inevitable. Sowerby Bridge is a picturesque village situated approximately halfway between

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Not so amazing

I’m not usually one for disrespecting meat-free establishments, but neither will I pretend they are all fabulous havens of delectable and mouth-watering food. If you find yourself stranded in Leeds for the day, places to eat vegan food are not

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Cruelty-free curry

Leeds city centre isn’t exactly drowning in vegan food choices, but there is a special eatery that has  been keeping our lot nutritiously-fed for over 20 years. Hansa’s Gujarati Vegetarian Restaurant is every bit as much an institution as it

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Horses in my dreams

Non-human animals are mistreated in countless ways all over the planet and sometimes even off the planet. The suffering is immense. One of the most exploited creatures would have to be the horse. Whipped to run. Saddled and harnessed. Left

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