Review: Comptoir Libanais’ Veganuary Menu

Comptoir Libanais, tucked away in Guildhall, is a vibrant, homely yet exotic Lebanese restaurant which, like many restaurant chains overwhelming Exeter, has tailored its menu to the cultural January incentive to practice veganism – creatively coined ‘Veganuary.’ Many who opt for this ‘dry’ January of, rather than no alcohol, no meat, dairy and other animal-based products, seek a healthy alternative, a dietary challenge and an experience of eating in a certain way which proclaims to be more environmentally friendly. With veganism on the rise, not only for the month of January, it seems natural for restaurants to want to seize this dietary development and create their own vegan options which do not simply proclaim falafel or chickpeas as their main ingredients. Veganism is a challenge, not only for those pursuing it as their diet for the month of January or the duration of their dietary existence, but also for restaurants who must stand out using what appears to be a limited landscape of ingredients to choose from. Continue reading Review: Comptoir Libanais’ Veganuary Menu

My Experience of Veganuary

Participation in Veganuary has grown massively in the last year, increasing by 183% in 2018. I have often considered going vegan and yet could never quite bring myself to make the commitment, Veganuary was therefore the perfect opportunity to test out this increasingly popular diet without having to commit in the long-term. I’m not going to pretend that I found the transition easy at first, so I thought I’d share some of the things I learned about being vegan and some recipes which will hopefully make the transition a less daunting prospect. Continue reading My Experience of Veganuary

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going Vegan

Over 150,000 of us took part in ‘Veganuary’, a whole month with no eggs, meat, fish or dairy or any animal-derived products. With celebrities such as Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch, comedian Carl Donnelly and even Miley Cyrus jumping on the plant-based bandwagon, it’s no wonder that Veganism is set to be one of the biggest trends of 2018. Veganuary might be over for some … Continue reading 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going Vegan