Wednesday, 29 April 2009

The George - Part I

This post is titled with the Part I because I imagine I'll review this pubs food more than just once what with it being just around the corner from both work and my house.

I've tried almost everything The George has to offer once and it's all been good with the exception of, in my opinion, anything with gravy. They put a strange tomatoey gravy on stuff and it's kinda gross. I'm hoping that by writing this blog the boyfriend and I might actually order something other than this burger because they do have loads of other vegan options.

The George burger comes with great chips and a side salad but it's the yummy toasted bun, vegan mayo and the addition of bacon and vegan cheese that really makes this burger so awesome. With the extras I think this meal comes in at around £7.15 which is totally reasonable given how stuffed you'll be afterwards!

You've probably noticed that I've had a bit of a slow start to this blogging thing and that's because I've been saving all my cash to go to New York. I leave in just under a week so I'll be posting loads of exciting stuff when I get back.

Sunday, 12 April 2009

My First Post

Today I was at work when my boyfriend popped in to tell me that Red Veg is now selling vegan cake.

Of course I had to run over there immediately to see if this was true, and it was! They had two kinds, Chocolate Coffee cake and Banana and Walnut cake...of course I got both. Unfortunately I had people to pierce and had to get back to work so I sent the cake away with the boy so I could have it when I got back home.

First of all the cake was only £1.35 a slice, now compared to other vegan cake prices around here this is really cheap, you'd usually be paying about £2.75 - £3.75 a slice. Secondly this cake rocks. I love to bake and thanks to the cookbook Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World I'm not too bad at it therefore finding cake I'd be willing to pay for is a challenge.

The Banana and Walnut cake was really moist with decent pieces of walnut, a subtle not overpowering banana flavour and a sweet but not too sugary icing. I had some room left so I had the Chocolate Coffee cake too, topped with coconut flakes this one was also really moist but a little more dense. It had a great strong coffee flavour and an awesome fudgy chocolate icing.

I already find it hard not to eat Red Veg's breaded mushrooms every day but I think trying to keep me away from this cake is going to be even more of a challenge. If you get the chance visit red veg, get some cake...If they can't sell enough they might stop doing it which would be rubbish!