Vegan Curious

Vegan Curious

By Ashley Norris Sara Collinge
Want to find out where you can get the best vegan cheese? Where Jackfruit comes from? What is happening in vegan fashion? Or what vegan food is actually grown in the UK?

Well you are at the right place. We are a UK based podcast aimed at curious vegans as well as veggies/flexis who want to try veganism.

We’re not here to judge. We’re here to stimulate discussion and inspire more people to try more plant based food and culture. Each episode has interviews, news, taste tests and bad puns. Your hosts Sara and Ashley hope you enjoy it...
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Series 2, Ep 4: Greggs, KFC, Pret, Costa... New Veganuary goodies scoffed and reviewed. Plus interview with lawyer Peter Daly on the ruling about vegan rights

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Series 2, Ep 4: Greggs, KFC, Pret, Costa... New Veganuary goodies scoffed and reviewed. Plus interview with lawyer Peter Daly on the ruling about vegan rights
In this episode of Vegan Curious Ashley and Sara hit the Veganuary goodies hard chomping on... Also... * Greggs Vegan Steak bake * KFC Zero chicken burger * Costa ham and Cheaze toastie and more * They talk to lawyer Peter Daly whose representation of Jordi Casamitjana has lead to a judge ruling that ethical veganism is a protected belief * They discuss the different types of veganism * And what the ruling means for both employees and employers * Plus lots of tips on what first timers need to bear in mind when they start Veganuary Check out our website too
39:33
January 13, 2020
Series 2, Ep 3: Everything you wanted to know about Veganuary, review of 2019 and interview with Ami Tadaa of Tyne Chease
In this episode of Vegan Curious Ashley and Sara talk Christmas vegan scoffing, do a review of 2019 and to get you in the mood for Veganuary tell you lots of things you probably didn't know about it. Also... * Interview with Ami Tadaa of Tyne Chease - who pioneered artisan vegan cheese in the Uk, but has never ever tasted real cheese * Sara's big fat vegan quiz of the year * Sara raves about Club Mexican. Ashley about Dirty Vegan * The last word on vegan pigs in blankets  * Review of Lewis Hamilton's Neat Burger * Plus lots of tips on what first timers need to bear in mind when they start Veganuary Check out our website too
58:57
January 3, 2020
Series 2 Ep 2: Everything you ever wanted to know about vegan supplements
In this episode of Vegan Curious Ashley and Sara talk vegan supplements. They speak to Josh Boulding the co-founder and CEO of Vivo Life - who talks about how the online store has now developed its range of vegan nutrients, what are his views on vegan protein intake, what athletes need to be thinking about and loads more Also... * Sara names London's best vegan pizza! * They discuss whether people hating vegans is a myth * Ashley takes on new Tesco vegan offerings Check out our website too
41:30
December 17, 2019
Series 2 Ep 1: Politics special - why parliament needs a lot more vegan MPs
In this episode of Vegan Curious Ashley and Sara take a trip to the Houses of Parliament to meet Kerry McCarthy, the Labour MP for Bristol East. Kerry was the UK's first ever vegan MP, and for a while she was in the only one in parliament. We asked to share her journey to veganism, explaining her views on the Meat Tax, Extinction Rebellion and Jeremy Corbyn's dietary habits.  Also... * Sara's passion for Subway's new vegan option * Lewis Hamilton's vegan chain Neat Burger * A quick review of Gamechangers * How veganism has taken over US cities * The hottest new vegan burger chain that you have never heard of  Check out our website too
40:44
November 25, 2019
Ep 7: Who are we to judge? Áine Carlin, author of three smash hit vegan cookbooks
In this episode of Vegan Curious Ashley and Sara meet Áine Carlin, who just so happens to be Sara's favourite vegan chef and author. Áine has written some amazing and inspiring books including; Keep it Vegan, The New Vegan & CookShareEatVegan. In the interview she talks about how she became vegan, what the main challenges are when creating vegan food and why new vegans shouldn't be too hard on themselves Also... * Review of Stem and Glory - ace Cambridge vegan restaurant that has now opened a London branch * The best vegan doughnuts * Wagamama's new vegan dish - the one with the fake egg Check out our website too
32:06
June 4, 2019
Ep 6: Where do vegans get their protein? That old chestnut. Ft. ultra endurance cyclist, Laura Scott
In this episode of Vegan Curious Ashley and Sara meet Laura Scott, an ultra endurance cyclist who also just happens to be a vegan. She talks about fitness, nutrition and the power of Oreos. They also discuss whether it is easy to lose weight on a vegan diet Also... * How the EU is going to outlaw the veggie burger (no really) * If Berlin is Europe's vegan capital * London's best under the radar vegan restaurant Check out our website too
40:08
May 17, 2019
Ep 5: The 'accidentally vegan' quiz. Your guide to accidentally vegan food.
In this episode of Vegan Curious Ashley and Sara discuss accidentally vegan food and find out there's a lot more than just Oreo Cookies. They also find out whether vegans pay more when eating out - looking at the so called 'vegan tax.'  Also... * What happens to lapsed vegans? Why do they give up? * Why veganism needs to be at the heart of the climate change movement * Is Brighton the UK's vegan capital? * Is dust vegan? * A review of vegan nutella * And how much soya can you eat with a hangover? Check out our website too
42:12
May 3, 2019
Ep 4: Are vegans milking it? Plant milks put to the test. Plus, vegan ice cream taste test
In this episode of Vegan Curious Ashley and Sara take on the issue that divides vegans everywhere - namely which is the best nut milk? What should you use for coffee, cereal and hot chocolate, and can tea made with non dairy milk ever be drinkable? They also wonder why coffee shops are still charging extra for non-dairy milks... Also... * Sara also reviews three different types of vegan ice cream - including the new Vegan Magnum * Ashley also makes Sara eat Badger's vegan tuna mayonnaise and the seaweed superfood Dulse * A review of The End Of Meat -  a film that looks at what will happen to the world when eating meat is finally history * Sara also tries out London's poshest veggie restaurant - Vanilla Black Check out our website too
33:41
April 10, 2019
Bonus episode: What will vegans eat after Brexit? Josiah Meldrum: UK food grower, Hodmedod
In the Vegan Curious interview special Ashley talks to Josiah Meldrum, founder of innovative beans and pulses grower Hodmedod. They discuss how Brexit might end up changing the way that we think about food, and why it might lead to a resurgence in home grown products You can also learn more about the history of growing beans/pulses in the UK. Hear about the revival of Quinoa as a great British product and hear why sustainability is becoming more and more important to British Farmers
20:12
April 2, 2019
Ep 3: Vegan Cheese - can it ever be as good as the real thing?
In the third episode of Vegan Curious Ashley and Sara travel to Brixton to check out La Fauxmagerie - the UK's first ever vegan cheese shop. They  taste some incredible vegan cheeses and talk to shop owners Rachel and Charlotte Stevens about why it is now time for vegan cheese to go mainstream Also... * Everything you need to know about the massive, smelly, slimy superfood that's taking over the globe - Jackfruit * How vegan creme eggs are coming your way very soon Plus the latest new vegan food lines, new vegan restaurants, bad cheese puns and more
33:24
February 27, 2019
Ep 2: The hottest vegan fashion trends
In the second episode of Vegan Curious Ashley and Sara discuss... * The amazing growth of vegan fashion with Jessica Stanley, Managing Editor of content for Liberty * Why there might be a vegan US President one day soon * Should vegans be hung up about eating Palm Oil, which pops up in lots of vegan processed food? Plus the latest new vegan food lines, new vegan restaurants, bad cheese puns and more
36:28
February 21, 2019
Ep 1: Why are vegans obsessed with fake meat?
In the first episode of a vegan podcast aimed at curious vegans as well as veggies/flexis who want to try veganism, Ashley and Sara (with special guest Alice) discuss... * Whether the Greggs' vegan sausage roll was a PR stunt. They then taste test four others * With the launch of vegan shrimps (wtf) has the trend for offering fake meat/fish gone too far * Is Veganuary still a tricky thing to do? * Why so many veggie restaurants are now going fully vegan
32:10
February 13, 2019