Bread, Breakfast, Vegan

Breakfast. Hot Spiced Grapefruit and Savoury Croissants.

Grapefruit reminds me of my grandad.  He loved it.

He used to have a special curved knife for slicing the fruit away from the peel.  I wonder if they still exist?   Probably…..

Somehow grapefruit seem to be out of favour, but here’s a nice way of spicing them up….

hot ruby grapefruit – with maple syrup, cinnamon and ginger

…and ‘Jus-Rol’ Croisssants … a gift for vegans…and they are really nice.

freshly baked croissant – as they are… or savoury cheese and onion – vegan


croissant and grapefruit


How to to do it:

Hot Spiced Grapefruit.

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Breakfast, Vegan, Vegan Ingredients, Vegan Snacks

TBLT…tempeh ‘baken’, lettuce and tomato sandwich…the future is vegan….


“The eating of meat extinguishes the seed of great compassion.”~
The Buddha
Mahaparinirvana Sutra


Amidst the recent furore about the possible carcinogenic aspects of bacon, accompanied by all sorts of vitriol, I though I’d put in my own word for pigs….and for tempeh.

Pigs are intelligent, sociable, funny, friendly, and clever…and billions of them are suffering everyday because of the insatiable demand for bacon.

Intensive farming, which is how over half the pigs on the planet are now farmed, causes untold suffering.

In the name of compassion, why can’t we just leave pigs alone?

On a different note, I can honestly say that in the last few years before I made the break and became vegan, I stopped eating bacon anyway, simply because it wasn’t nice.   Chewy, watery, and tasteless.  So what’s all the fuss about?

Meanwhile, the future is vegan.

I personally think that marinaded, fried tempeh makes a splendid vegan alternative to bacon. It’s robust, textural and easy to use.



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