Sunday, April 24, 2016

Vegan Life Magazine, issue 15 (May 2016)

I receive complimentary digital copies of Vegan Life, which allows me to post reviews with screenshots included. My reflections on the magazine are entirely my own.

This month's cover of Vegan Life magazine filled me with great joy, suggesting as it does that rice paper roll season has returned. I adore rice paper rolls and whilst I acknowledge they aren't quite winter fare, I was sad to see them disappear as a purchasable lunch option last Autumn. With this month's edition of the magazine, you can be reminded to make them yourself and welcome Spring in the process.

It might be a good idea to start a meal with something light like rice paper rolls, so as to fit a vegan Ferrero Rocher cookie bar in afterwards. Don't these look amazing? I am definitely marking them as something to try.

Something else worth trying, if you haven't already, is the new vegan menu at Zizzi. I shared my pleasure at the Zizzi additions when they came out, and the magazine included a great summary of the new dishes.

In addition to vegan cheese that can go on any pizza option, Zizzi have new sorbets that are dairy free and an easy-to-follow summary of which sides are vegan friendly.

I've tried the rice milk cheese on a pizza with peppers, artichokes and mushrooms (pictured below). As we know, I'm happy with cheese-free pizza and not a big cheese / cheese substitute fan. However, I liked this. The cheese is runnier than my memory of regular dairy varieties, but a big win for vegans who miss cheesy pizzas.

As always, a highlight of the magazine was the 'accidental vegan' page. I know about the butternut squash soup option, but not the elderflower jelly of ginger crinkle cookies. Both things for me to look out for now! 

What product discoveries are you enjoying this month? 


  1. That chocolate slice looks like a winner! I'm a real lover of rice paper rolls too, I love that you can mix up the fillings and create different flavour combos.
    Thanks for sharing
    Gourmet Getaways

  2. Those summer rolls look amazing! I haven't made any since last year, so this has reminded me :)

  3. Those summer rolls are really pretty - haven't picked up a couple of copies of this magazine I am really enjoying reading it - though it is a bit of a holiday magazine for me for when I have time to read the really interesting articles. Hope you enjoy getting back into summer rolls - haven't had any for ages

    1. Thanks Johanna. Unusually for me, I like having this as a digital version as it means I read it on the train where I otherwise wouldn't...otherwise I very much relate to magazines being more holiday fare.

  4. I had my first summer rolls for ages on Saturday, and I was very happy to do! I love the accidentally vegan stuff - it's always handy to know of new supermarket staples. The Ferrero Rocher recipe looks really good!

    1. I reckon summer rolls followed by the Ferrero Rocher slice would be a dream meal :D

  5. Woah - those rice paper wraps are gorgeous. That reminds me that I have some wraps sitting in my cupboard that need some attention ;)
    "on a pizza with peppers, artichokes and mushrooms" Ha - that is my favourite way to make pizza =) I haven't come across this type of vegan cheese, hopefully I'll see it soon!
    Those Ferraro Rocher Cookie Bars look insane!


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