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So…what DO vegans eat?

Tintagel Vegan Friends tell you more!

This was the title of our first free vegan food tasting event in Tintagel, held in the Old School.  And this question raised a great deal of interest, we were busy all day.  Many people came, tried foods and talked with us about what we had on offer, sourcing products, the recipes, as well as aspects of seeking to live a more compassionate lifestyle.

We offered a variety of foods, some home-made, some ready made.  We shared samples of cous-cous, roasted vegetables, houmous, sushi, sausage rolls, nut roast, curry, pasties, scones and a wide range of dairy-free cheeses.  There were a number of tempting desserts on offer, so often lacking or unimaginative when we eat out.  We offered truffles, cheesecakes, chocolate pecan tart, meringues, chocolate cake with coconut cream.  We shared a variety of milks, accompaniments, breakfast cereals, etc.

We aimed to show that vegan food is exciting, flavoursome and no more expensive than any other way of eating.

Several companies were very generous in supporting the event, for example, Holland and Barrett, Tesco, and Pengenna Pasties, who gave us a big range of their products to share.  We owe all these companies enormous thanks for their support.

We made up a small booklet of the recipes of the foods we shared, which sold out on the day!  We had leaflets on different vegan related topics supplied by Animal Aid.  Also, we made some of our favourite cook books available for people to peruse.

Most food was gone by the mid afternoon.  We had many fruitful discussions, on recipes, on where to source products, on nutrition, how to remove gluten from some products, on the ethics of living vegan and the issues that surround it aside from diet. Since the event, people have shared pictures of food they have made from the recipe booklet, and given positive feedback about the things they tasted with new intentions to source items we shared they had not known about before.

Everybody was made to feel welcome and the event proved to be very popular. We are now planning a future event in Tintagel, and intend to do the same in other towns in North Cornwall.

In addition, Edwina is planning to create a vegan night, starting around Easter, every Friday night at Anniden in Tintagel, profits going to various animal charities. Look out for details of both…

Vanessa Lackford
Edwina Chignell

Tintagel Vegan Friends

FireDance Pizza: the Full Vegan!

FireDance Pizza, full vegan, no compromises.

At FireDance Pizza we have always taken our responsibility to run our business with as little impact on the environment very seriously. We are taking these ideals to the next level and have created a full vegan menu. We have both preferred a plant based diet for thirty years and became vegan two years ago.
We pride ourselves on our ability to prepare a wide variety of toppings and having made the decision to create a full vegan menu, we are keen to offer the same range of choice to those who have made the decision to consume more responsibly.

As vegans ourselves we are ideally qualified to offer tasty vegan treats to our customers and have been careful to ensure that our vegan recipes are as tasty (if not tastier) than our regular pizzas.


In order to create our delicious vegan cheese topping we use a blend of vegan cheese, nutritional yeast flakes and olive oil. We have never used dairy or eggs in our breads and have processes in place, and a five-star hygiene rating from Cornwall Council, ensuring that no vegan pizza is ever contaminated with meat or dairy products.


You will be able to order from our full vegan menu, which is nearly finalised and included here to get your taste buds working, from Wednesday 1st February 2017. Until then you can still grab one of our currently available vegan pizzas; the Vegan Vegetali, the Vegan Supreme (all the vegetables) and our Margherita, plus we are now able to make Vegan Garlic Breads, with or without cheese… they are delicious. Our new menu will include vegan alternatives to many of our most popular pizza toppings. Using vegan Quorn ™ and tofu we are able to create vegan pizzas that surpass the tastes and textures of other meaty offerings.

See the full menu here!

All of the information regarding our pitches, pricing and menu are available from our website.  We hope to see you soon, Nick and Dru x

Earthlings all are we

the Earthlings Experience brings to the public the realities of modern day farming practices and industry standard and commonplace everyday activities that enable the meat, dairy and egg industries, as well as those that produce goods such as leather and fur to take living creatures and turn them into money.

Some of the footage is very upsetting, most of it is hidden from the view of those that participate in the suffering of billions of animals unaware of what happens before they exchange their pounds for flesh, largely because if they were to see, could they carry on buying with that knowing?

It’s an old saying that knowledge is power. We give you that knowledge in order that you empower yourself with the facts and make the decision your heart and your head would agree on.

Chris Hines delivers a video made in Plymouth, but you can find your local earthlings experience here!