Lebanese Salad Recipe

Lebanese Salad Recipe

If you really want to know and appreciate London, besides visiting the usual tourist attractions and having enjoyed its multiculturalism, you should stop into the richest part of the city: the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Here you can admire very beautiful homes, the prestigious Victorian architecture, restaurants and luxury shops: places that many of us should only admire, but that are undoubtedly part of the beauty and peculiarity of this city.

Today I reached Holland Park by bus, which is an area and park in this exclusive district: here there are hectares of greenery, lakes, trees, animals and a Zen Garden (Kyoto Gardens), where it is pleasant to take a lunch break and enjoy some relax.

For this occasion, I prepared a delicious Lebanese salad, full of tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, lettuce and radishes that I really love. These incredible vegetables give a feeling of fullness, are rich in depurative properties, contain few calories and are full of vitamins.

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Vegan fried chicken in London

Vegan fried chicken in London

The latest news which comes from the British capital is about 100% first entirely veggie fried chicken shop.

In fact, in January 2017, says Rebecca McGuinness, one of the founder of Temple of Seitan, London will finally open its first all vegan fried chicken shops, serving fried seasoned seitan instead of chicken meat.

Even if it sounds a little strange to call it “fried chicken”, you will notice that seitan is very tasty and can be appreciated by anyone (vegans and not).

So, vegans will be very soon able to taste their “fried chicken” together with carnivores, because their dream is coming true with these next opening shops.


However, as name suggests, Temple of Seitan will use seitan instead of real chicken meat for its dishes. Seitan is, for those who ignore it, a meat-substitute made from wheat powder. So, in order to come near, as much as possible, to the flavors of meat, chefs will season it with different seasonings (salt, pepper, sauces…) and finally they will all fry it.


This city is rapidly getting vegan as days pass. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants, shops, pubs and moreover where going eat vegan. It is very easy being vegan in London!

Temple of Seitan will be a great reference point for the vegan community and not only. The UK is very lucky to make it possible this new brand is already plenty of fans, who are going crazy for its crispy veggie flavours!


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London: Vegan café refuses to accept new £5 note because it contains animal fat

London: Vegan café refuses to accept new £5 note because it contains animal fat

They have discussed for a long time about the decision of the owner of a vegan café in London to refuse accepting the new £5 note because it contains a kind of animal fat.

Is it still possible in 2016 to print new notes with animal fat? Certainly, these are ethically wrong, because they have tallow in them (a type of animal fat). It sounds as weird as frightening for animal activists (and not only) to the accept and use the new £5 as it contains animal derivatives…!

Vegan London has so replied….

The capital of the UK is one of the cities in Europe with the greatest number of vegan cafés and restaurants. It sounds impossible using the new £5 note which contains animal products for those (or not) who did this ethical choice.

VegBar in Brixton complies with their ethical principles and has announced to its customers that they won’t accept, even handle, the new £5 note because it is printed with animal fat. The point is that the same person who doesn’t eat meat cannot even handle the new note.

You can’t argue with this reasoning

Of course, what is important to remember is to be always coherent with our principles. We have to refuse to give our money to industries and factories which are still exploiting animals. VegBar did its ethical and brave choice! They are the first café which will no longer accept new £5 note. We really hope that all the other veggie restaurants in London will adopt the same policy!

However, the Bank of England has announced that “it is a legal obligation to accept the notes”. So, we hope they will reprint the new £5 note avoiding animal fat!

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