Now, let’s not get ahead of ourselves, we’re adored the scorcher of a summer we’ve just had! If you’re an avid reader of our blog, then you’ve probably seen us ramble on and on about how much we enjoyed the past few months. However, there is something just so special about autumn. When the weather gets ever so slightly chillier, meals become heartier and the excitement around wrapping up in our favourite chunky knits becomes simply too much to contain. After months of wearing nothing but t-shirts and shorts and sipping on iced coffees, we’re jumping at the chance to snuggle up with a blanket and a steaming mug of hot chocolate, dairy-free, of course.
The Amazing Produce
The first, and arguably most important, reason why we’re welcoming autumn with open arms is the amazing food gracing our tables. Root veg is out in full force, and you can guarantee that we’ll be cooking it into soups, stews and curries come the colder months. Butternut squash, pumpkins and parsnips are our autumn heroes, and we’ll take ever chance we can get to be making them into delicious, comforting weekday dinners.
Come the end of October, we’ll all be flocking to London’s Olympia for arguably the biggest and best event of the year, VegFest! We’ll be both sampling the newest brands, products and street vendors gracing the vegan community as well as serving up our very own tasty raw desserts and treats. We can’t wait to see you there, so make sure you book your ticket now to avoid missing out on the fun!
Exciting New Product Launches
There are loads of plant-based goodies hitting our shelves in the up and coming months, including a very special fully vegan pizza from High Street giant Pizza Express and a vegan mayo from Hellmanns. We thought it only fitting to mention the launch of a vegan pumpkin spiced latte in Starbucks too, about time we think! Our very own Norty Puds pots are headed to the shops too, so keep both eyes peeled.
Last year we all went nuts for the Scandi concept of Hygge, quite literally translating to a special, cosy moment. The arrival of the colder months has us all kinds of excited for comfort dishes and snug nights in, as if we really needed an excuse. We’ll also be digging out our extra layers and investing in vegan shearling and leather boots, and cruelty-free and eco-friendly mid-layers.