Monday, 6 October 2014

Vegan Life Magazine Issue 1: Bringing Vegan Into Vogue


Well HELLO!!!
I can't even begin to tell you what a relief it is to get back to blogging again! After a horrific (and brief) experience trying to make this blog work on Wordpress, I've taken the decision to reincarnate it, complete with a new name and look, back on Blogger and BOY do I feel more at home here. I've pasted in all previous content from the old site, so nobody misses anything but I thought I'd kick it all back off today with a brand NEW post. A week or so ago I took a trip to London Olympia for my first ever VegFest where I came across Vegan Life Magazine. I'd heard a little on the social media grapevine that they'd just published their first issue and was thrilled to pick up issue one for a bargain show price of just £1! 


So, yesterday I settled down with a hot cup of green tea and a jammy bagel to digest everything Vegan Life has to offer. I'm not a magazine reader in general to be honest, I'm more likely to get my veg news and recipe fixes via blogs, social media and Google, but I'd forgotten how good it feels to leaf through a hard copy in front of me whilst lounging around the breakfast table. 

This magazine isn't all about the foodporn, nor is it all about ethics. It has a delightful mix of recipes, news, debate, new products and familiar vegan faces. Being the Oriental food junkie that I am, I almost leapt out of my seat in excitement at the mouthwatering Eastern Feast recipe feature. I was also pleased to see lovely blogger and cookbook author Aine Carlin, P.S It's Vegan and the phenomenal Fiona Oakes all featured. 


The thing that struck me the most about this magazine is how inspiring it is to read. It really hammers home how positive and uplifting veganism can be for those who embrace it. I know it was definitely a life-changer for me. It was a true pleasure to read so many heartfelt stories from writers, chefs and athletes alike whilst also discovering new vegan products and learning a few tricks along the way.

The magazine itself is attractive, well laid out and also pretty sturdy. Perfect for coffee tables (hey, your curious omni visitors might even take a flick through, who knows). You can also subscribe digitally and read it via an iPad or smartphone. I'll definitely be signing up! Subscriptions start from just £14.50 for a year. I certainly don't plan on reviewing every issue by any means, but I thought it would be foolish not to spread the word about such an exciting and inspiring new vegan resource.

For more info on Vegan Life, to subscribe or to view the preview of this issue make sure you check out veganlifemag.co.uk

Where do you get your vegan news and inspiration??

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