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Saporous Suppers

Posted on January 27th, 2014 · By admin

London’s best vegan supper club is back! In the form of Saporous Suppers and will be held on 7th February at 7:30PM in Dalston. The location will remain a secret to all but those attending.

Some of you may remember the monthly supper club series we ran two years ago at a café in Drummond Street. Sadly this collaboration ended when the proprietors decided to renovate the space into a one bedroom flat.

Supperclub Vegan Peasant

Supperclub Vegan Peasant

To start we would like to run these events monthly, but if there is enough demand we we’d like to make them weekly.

This month’s menu has a fusion theme with ingredients from Italian, Central American and Cuban. Some times we focus on a particular country, but who’s to say where one food tradition ends and another begins. With every menu that we create our aim is to attentively cater to your taste buds by making sure you experience a balanced meal that’s full of flavour.

Start time is 7.30pm and Tickets are £35 each. Ticket numbers are limited and are on a first come first served basis and will not be available on the night. Booking closes three days before the event date. Be sure to book early.

Eventbrite - Saporous Suppers

Saporous Supper Menu

Saporous Supper Menu

 

Have a query about this event? Contact diana@veganpeasantcatering.com

 

About Vegan Peasant Catering

We are a London-based start-up event catering company. Our goal is to bring sustainable make from scratch food to your table. We specialize in 100 plant-based cuisine, which is organic where possible, local, fair-trade and vegan. Because we specialize in pure vegetarian foods we can offer you real choices and not just an option. We pride ourselves on being able to please vegans, vegetarians, non-vegetarians and flexitarians too.

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Saporous Suppers

Posted on January 10th, 2014 · By admin

If you tried to book tickets earlier and weren’t able to because the link wasn’t working it is working now.

We still have 6 tickets available.

If you are still keen on attending book now.

A New Year for a new supper!

We are kick-starting the new year with the launch of Saporous Suppers. The first supper takes place on the last Saturday of the month. And if all goes well might become a twice monthly event in the future. We’ve been meaning to start a new dinner series for some time now. So we hope you’ll join us.

The three-course menu can be seen below. You can book tickets and find out more on the eventbrite page.

http://saporoussuppers.eventbrite.com/

Saporous Supper Menu

Saporous Supper Menu

 

 

 

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Lion Ark Movie premiere reception

Posted on October 3rd, 2013 · By admin

Testimonial

Lion Ark Movie premiere reception

 

Hi Diana,

Thank you for your email and for catering for our reception yesterday.

It all seemed to go very well and I have received nothing but good reports about the food, with a few commenting too that they were delighted that it was vegan. We would not have anything less!

We would certainly be very happy to use Vegan Peasant Catering for any future events and I very much appreciate that the facilities provided by the venue were less than ideal. Hopefully if we work together in the future we will have more control over this!

With very best wishes,

Angie

 

Angie Greenaway, Lion Ark, ADI Films, http://www.lionarkthemovie.com, 3rd October 2013

 

 

 

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Cookbook Gift Guide

Posted on December 31st, 2012 · By admin

Holiday Cookbook Gift Guide

Cookbooks make great gifts. So, I have complied this round up to make it easier for you to select great cookbooks to give as gifts this holiday season. The first one on my list is Miyoko Mishimoto Schinner’s Artisan Vegan Cheese. I’ve been meaning to order this book ever since it was first published in August. Miyoko has taken a few ideas from the raw food movement and pushed them a few steps forward. Vegan Peasant had a few requests this year for raw food canapés so expanding our repertoire of fermented raw nut cheeses from Miyoko’s new book will be a great place to start. Another of Miyoko’s books that I have in my collection is the New Now and Zen Epicure, the photos are scary, but the recipes are pretty solid. Thank goodness food photography and presentation has come a long way. Here’s a video of Miyoko being interviewed for Happy Cow:

 

Viva Vegan!

Viva Vegan! by Terry Hope Romero

Viva Vegan!I don’t own any of Terry Hope Romero’s cookbooks yet, but if I did this would be the one I’d start with. Frijoles negros, arroz blanco, plátanos maduros, you really cannot go wrong with Latin food. Anyway, I might be biased as some of these ingredients are also shared in Caribbean cooking, which I grew up on. Certain cuisines lend themselves well to vegan foods, Latin food, especially due to the liberal use of fresh herbs and spices. These recipes will ensure you get to liven up your pantry by adding a few new spices you may not have tried before.

Chloe’s Kitchen is a New York Times best seller. Last year, Chloe was in London to promote her first cookbook at both Ms. Cupcake and Fat Gay Vegan’s monthly Vegan Drinks event. I recently found out that she interned at Millennium Restaurant in San Francisco, which is probably the best vegan restaurant in the world. Some of you may know her from the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. Trust American TV producers, lol, to put two words Cupcake and Wars together that are diametrically opposed. Check out part two of an episode of Chloe on Cupcake Wars.

As you can see here she naturally excels in the pastry arts. Annoyingly, part 5/5 is missing, but you can probably guess who won. Chloe has another book coming out in February 2013 that’s just desserts. I might just have to pick that one up too ☺.

Crazy Sexy Kitchen

Crazy Sexy Kitchen by Kris Carr’s with Chad Sarno

Crazy Sexy Kitchen is Kris Carr’s latest book and collaboration with Chad Sarno of Saf Restaurant fame. I only recently found out about Kris Carr through twitter. The focus is on preventative health and wellness. With this collaboration, I would expect the recipes to be more involved, but I’m sure the time spent in the kitchen coming up with these crazy creations will be both nutritious and delicious.

Veggie Stan is Sally Butcher’s second cookbook brought to you by the owners of Persepolis in Peckham, London. Some of you may remember the Iranian New Year’s Supper Club we hosted back in May 2011. Inspired by our trip through Iran in 2009 and looking for an excuse to have an alternative New Year’s celebration we hopped on our bikes and cycled over to Persepolis. While picking up a few provisions for the supper club dinner, we picked up a copy of Sally’s first book Persia in Peckham. With Veggie Stan, you shouldn’t have to ‘veganise’ the recipes, as Western Asia and Asian foods in general tend not to be cheese heavy. Although a cheese similar to Turkish halloumi is used in Iranian cooking. These books are also great for the witty commentary and illustrations.

There is something here for everyone.

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November Newsletter

Posted on November 11th, 2012 · By admin

Hello Vegan Peasant Friends,

Animal Aid Christmas Fayre 2012

Christmas is around the corner and so is the Animal Aid Christmas Fayre. Vegan Peasant will be making an appearance in conjunction with Fry’s Vegetarian. Fry’s have commissioned us to create a number of exciting holiday party canapés using some of their most popular products. On the day, we’ll be handing out samples along with recipe cards. We’d love to see you!

Here is a recipe for Empanadas – using Fry’s Vegetarian Mince

Makes 20
For the filling
Fry’s Vegetarian Mince (380g)
Olive oil: 2 tbsp
Onion: One, finely chopped
Green pepper: one seeds removed, finely chopped
Paprika: 1 tsp
Chilli Power: 1 tsp
Raisins: 30g/1oz
Green Olives: 12, pitted, roughly chopped
Dried Cumin: 1 tsp
Pinch of Salt

For the pastry
Plain flour: 2 cups
Salt: 1 tsp
Sunflower oil: ½ cup
Chilled apple juice: 1/3 cup

Recipe method

Mix the flour and salt, and stir in the oil with a fork. Add the apple juice and mix well. At first, it may seem very wet, but it will dry out almost immediately. Form into a ball and roll out between sheets of waxed paper.

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, add the onion and cook on a low heat until transparent and softened. Add the green pepper, mince, and sauté over a medium heat for about 5 minutes, and then add the paprika chili powder and cumin. Remove the pan from the heat and add the raisins and olives, Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

To assemble the empanadas, remove the pastry from the fridge, and roll out to pound coin thickness (3mm). Cut circles from the pastry, using a saucer as a guide, or else use a 12cm/4½in pastry cutter.
Put two teaspoons of filling onto one half of each pastry circle. Wet the edges of the pastry with a little water, fold the non-filled half of the pastry over the filled half, and crimp the edges together to seal or use a fork to mark the edges. Repeat with the remaining pastry circles.

Heat the oven to 180 and serve warm.

For more recipes check out the Fry’s Vegetarian website.

Testimonials Page

We thought you might like to find out what our party hosts, event planners and clients have been saying about us so we created a testimonials post.

Vegan Berlin Part 2

Last month, I promised that I’d finish the remainder of the Berlin post and here it is. If you want to read more check out Berlin Part 2, where you will find lots of pictures of half eaten cake. Vegan Berlin Part 1 kicked off a heated debate on twitter, when I posted the title ‘Berlin Vegan Paradise?’ Whether you agree or not do leave a comment because we’d like to know what you think.

Paris Bound

Towards the end of this month, the Vegan Peasants will be making a trip to Paris via Eurostar. Unfortunately, we’ll be returning on Saturday so we’ll miss the Marché Raspail, which I hear has many vegan delights.
If there is a restaurant, market, café or shop that we should not miss vegan or vegan-friendly do let us know.

Diana and the Vegan Peasant Team

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Animal Aid Christmas Fayre 2012

Posted on November 11th, 2012 · By admin

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PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release: November 9, 2012

Contact: Diana Pinkett, 07981325531
diana@veganpeasantcateirng.com
www.veganpeasantcatering.com

Fry’s and Vegan Peasant Catering have teamed up

Next month, you are invited to the Animal Aid Christmas Fayre where Fry’s and Vegan Peasant Catering have teamed up to bring you the perfect party canapés just in time for the holiday season. Vegan Peasant Catering produced a number of canapés using some of Fry’s best know products.

Lisa and Pat at FRY’S Distribution are absolutely delighted to be working with Vegan Peasant Catering… “We are so thrilled that Vegan Peasant are using our FRY’S products as ingredients in their amazing canapés,” says Lisa. “Diana and Adrian have taken FRY’S to a whole new level with their delicious recipes and we are so grateful for all their help promoting the brand at Christmas without Cruelty.”

On the day you’ll get to try:

Sesame and Soy Glazed ‘Beef’ Skewers
Chic’n and Zucchini Satay Skewers
Polony, Olive and Basil Pinxtos
Peking Quack Pancake Rolls
Maple & Sesame Glazed ‘Sausage’

In addition to samples we’ll also be giving away recipe cards to make your party planning easier.

In the meantime, you can check out the recipes in the starter section of the Fry’s webslte: http://www.frysvegetarian.co.za/category/vegetarian-vegan-recipes/starters/

Event Details

Who: Animal Aid’s Christmas Fayre

What: Ethical living and cruelty-free show

Where: Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London, W8

When: Sunday 2nd December 2012, 10am until 5pm.
Entry £2, under 11s free

See you there!

(ENDS)

For further information please contact diana@veganpeasantcatering .com
http://veganpeasantcatering.com

NOTES TO EDITORS

About Vegan Peasant Catering

We specialize in creating the most beautiful and delicious canapés and bowl foods that are 100% plant-based, sustainable, ethical and inclusive. We are experts in catering to many diets so if you are kosher, halal, vegan, vegetarian or you just like great food you will be well catered for. Quality is important to us so whenever possible, Vegan Peasant Catering sources organic, fair trade, seasonal and local ingredients.

Our clients love that we are able to impress their guests, vegetarian and non-vegetarian alike. We have a passion for world travel, which inspires our global cuisine. But most of all, we are happy to provide bespoke solutions and we are great to work with.

http://hackneycitizen.co.uk/2011/06/13/clapton-caterer-vegan-peasant-brings-glamour-and-style-to-veggie-cuisine/

http://www.sustainweb.org/jelliedeel/articles/163/

Fry’s Vegetarian

From small innovative beginnings in the Fry’s Family kitchen, Fry’s has become an international success. In an effort to seek vegetarian varieties Wally and Debbie Fry, both committed vegetarians, began making protein alternatives or meat analogues for their own consumption.

The business is driven by the family’s passion to create delicious and cruelty-free food that has as little impact on the natural environment as possible with emphasis on putting principles over profits.

www.frysdistribution.co.uk

info@frysdistribution.co.uk

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Vegan Berlin – Part 2

Posted on November 8th, 2012 · By admin

As promised here’s part two of our September trip to Berlin. In case, you missed it the first time – Vegan Berlin Part 1

Vegan Berlin – Part 2

Viasko by the time we made it to dinner it was already dark. We sat at an outside table under an umbrella, sheltering from the evening’s drizzle. I can’t remember if this is the reason we have no photos to show you now or if we just decided to not take any photos as we thought they would look pretty crap, as we’d have to use the flash. I can tell you that Adrian and Patrick both had the Seitan dish with Red Wine Jus then the and Tiramisu for dessert. The jus was too strong and salty and the cream was too heavy for the tiramisu. Kristina and I had the pasta dish and I don’t remember what we had for dessert. The staff was very cordial and the space was very cosy. I can’t give Viasko a raving review, but it’s worth checking back as the menu changes weekly.

Viasko, Erkelenzdamm 49, 10999 Berlin Kreuzberg

Café Vux makes the most sublime cakes. As you can see from the pics below, we tried a nice selection including Lemon Poppy Seed Cake, Coconut Cheese Cake, Plum Cake and a Carrot Cake. I also ordered a tall soy latte. It was good going down and I don’t regret it, but I won’t do it again as I’m allergic to some soy milks. The space feels like a gallery, but in a good way. The cakes are kept in temperature-controlled displays. You wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between these vegan cakes and non-vegan cakes. Believe me, they are all delicious. They also sell cupcakes, soups, smoothies and bagels. The café is located in the Neukölln area, which is a little farther from the center, but this place is not to be missed.

Café Vux, Richardstraße 38, 12034 Berlin Neukölln

Cafe Vux - Vegan Berlin

Cafe Vux


Carrot Cake - Vegan Berlin

Carrot Cake

Cheese Cake - Vegan Berlin

Cheese Cake

Poppy Seed Cake - Vegan Berlin

Poppy Seed Cake

Plum Cake - Vegan Berlin

Plum Cake

If you need more of an incentive Sfizy Veg is in the same neighborhood as Café Vux, which presented a bit of a dilemma for us as it meant we had to eat our dessert before dinner. Oh well, no biggie. Sfizy Veg is the first 100% vegan pizzeria in Europe. The menu has 130 varieties of pizza in addition to calzones, pastas, paninis, salads, ice cream, fresh juices and smoothies. The pizzeria being packed, when we arrived and the crazy long menu with more pages than a small book, worked in our favor, but I still couldn’t finish my pizza. Adrian was more than happy to oblige.

Sfizy Veg, Treptower Straße 95 12059 Berlin Neukölln

Sfizy Veg - Vegan Berlin

Sfizy Veg

Sfizy Veg Inside - Vegan Berlin

Sfizy Veg Inside

Artichoke, mushrooms, ‘ham’, olives - pizza

Artichoke, mushrooms, ‘ham’, olives – pizza

Walnuts, rocket and something else - pizza

Walnuts, rocket and something else – pizza

Yes, it’s true Berlin is everything you’ve heard and then some. Über clubbing city, dynamic arts scene, rents cheaper than in almost any major comparable European or Western city and great cycle track infrastructure that makes it a joy to ride a bike. I think they call it – Freude am Fahrradfahren.

Perhaps, we can add contender for vegan foodie paradise to that list too.

Outtakes

Fräulein Frost - Vegan Berlin

Fräulein Frost

Gelato - Fräulein Frost in Friedelstraße

Gelato – Fräulein Frost in Friedelstraße

Soviet Cenotaph

Soviet Cenotaph

The Soviet War Memorial -Treptower Park

The Soviet War Memorial -Treptower Park

They're vegans - Vegan Berlin

They’re vegans

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Testimonials

Posted on October 20th, 2012 · By admin

Testimonials

Searching for a vegan wedding caterer, we were impressed by the menu on Vegan Peasant’s website. Their dishes sounded so damn tasty we just had to make contact.

We didn’t have particular food in mind for our wedding but simply wanted to impress our guests, many of whom were determinedly and resolutely underwhelmed by any description beginning in ‘veg’ and ending in ‘an.’

Diana put together a menu to budget, which included a satisfying mixture of filling, flavoursome dishes, inventive salads and a nice simple dessert. She changed the two items we were less keen on without fuss.

As the day drew closer, we started to question our choice. Was it really wise to book a caterer without having tasted their food? Had we been led astray by the promise of exotic words like ‘concasse?’ What if it was awful? Or worse – bland? Time was short and we had no choice but to trust their credentials.

As it turned out, we had no need to worry. The food was everything we hoped for. Every guest complimented the food and it would be fair to say that a few of them raved about it (in a good way). Northerners who had joked about rabbit food for weeks were asking if it would be OK to go for seconds. Die-hard carnivores who refuse vegetables as a matter of honour were wolfing down tagine. The vegans were saying it was the best vegan food they’d tasted and one poor bloke who had been put off vegan food for life by a childhood surfeit of nut cutlets was sure he could happily go vegan if it tasted like this.

This alone would have been enough but I have to add that the staff have consistently shown patience, professionalism, good humour and grace under pressure. Not to lay it on too thick, I would whole-heartedly recommend Vegan Peasant.

Athen Ayren, Wedding at Chaucer Barn, 29th September 2012


Thanks so much for the fabulous food you prepared for my birthday at the weekend. The food was totally delicious and made for a super evening!!

Everyone was commenting on how great the food was and thank you for brining me my own plate with each course, meant I got to sample everything!!

Stephanie xx

Dr. Stephanie Coughlin, Birthday Party, 6th August 2012


Thank you for the fabulos catering at ECO-BAZAAR yesterday, you have done a brilliant job and the food was heavenly (and it comes from a meat eater:-) BEST EVER CINNAMON SWIRLS!!!

Yvette Obertelli, Eco-Bazaar, Founder, www.eco-bazaar.co.uk, 9th July, 2012






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Barcelona Vegan

Posted on September 2nd, 2012 · By admin

I’m sure you don’t need an excuse to visit Barcelona and neither do as I my youngest sister, Nadine, lives there, sunny weather is pretty much guaranteed and a number of vegan eateries have opened up in the last few months.

Barcelona Vegan

Veggie Garden
C Dels Angels, 3 08001
Barcelona, Spain
931802334

Veggie Garden is just down the street from the MACBA, which is in a great location with outdoor seating. Rumor has it that Ramesh, who use to work for Juicy Jones, is the owner of this café/restaurant. I ordered a salad and some momos, but if I had known the portions were American sized, I would have skipped the momos, as they were nothing special. This did not stop me from adopting the bad habit of eating most of the food before I had photographed it.

Med Salad_Veggie Garden Barcelona

Med Salad_Veggie Garden Barcelona

Japanese Salad_Veggie Garden Barcelona

Japanese Salad_Veggie Garden Barcelona

Momo_Veggie Garden Barcelona

Momo_Veggie Garden Barcelona

Cat Bar
Carrer de la Bòria, 17
08003 Barcelona, Spain

Cat Bar_Barcelona

Cat Bar_Barcelona

Glops Beer Cat Bar_Barcelona

Glops Beer Cat Bar_Barcelona

Lucky Foot? Cat Bar_Barcelona

Lucky Foot? Cat Bar_Barcelona

Vegan Bakery
BOTIGA: Allada Vermelln,
19 I Tantarantana n, 22 – El Born

Was the last place on our eating tour. After Veggie Garden, we visited Cat Bar and Mosquito. You would think we had nothing better do to than eat, but you would be remiss as we tried to visit a few galleries and a bookshop, but no one seems to stick to posted opening times.

Vegan Bakery is near Museu de la Xocolata. It has only been open for a month or two, but it is well worth a stop. Again, I started on the cakes before taking a photo, but you can see why.

Vegan Bakery Entrance_Barcelona

Vegan Bakery Entrance_Barcelona

Vegan Bakery Cake_Barcelona

Vegan Bakery Cake_Barcelona

Vegan Bakery More Cake_Barcelona

Vegan Bakery More Cake_Barcelona

Vegan Bakery Signage_Barcelona

Vegan Bakery Signage_Barcelona

Vegan Bakery_Barcelona

Vegan Bakery_Barcelona

You’re probably wondering how did they get to so many places in one day? Well, we rented bikes from Barcelona Rent a Bike for a 24-hour period.

Next time you are in Barca, I suggest you do the same.

For more Barcelona highlights
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