I especially applauded the Being Vegan Information Stall. It was the first time my niece has ever had a vegan cake and she liked it. So thank you to the Vegan Information stall for their lovely free tasters of which we enjoyed the brownies, a quiche and chocolate tart.
I also enjoyed a vegan Lentil Pie (see below) and a vegan Lemon tart - both from Cafe Atma. The lentil tart reminded me of my heavily adapted recipe for 3 lentil vegetable loaf. I would loved to have tried the dishes from the other Welsh, namely Cardiff based vegan and vegetarian caterers there, but it would have been impossible - even for someone with my ravenous appetite for all things vegetable.Here is a list of the vegan and vegetarian caterers there: Cafe Atma (image 3 and 4) , Ethical Chef, Hipo Munchies (image 5), Hungry Planet (image 1 and 2), Milgi (an establishemnt that went completely vegetarian about 2 years ago), Parsnipship Co-operative and The Vegetarian Food Studio. I am sure I will get to enjoy there food over the next couple of years. As it was a small venue and quite tight, spread across two rooms and the courtyard. I did struggle to take pictures of all the stalls present, so here are just a handful of edible delights spread out.
Also, to celebrate the start of National Vegetarian Week a challenge was set by Great Green Eats (part of the Cardiff Vegetarian Festival) to submit an unusual, creative and delicious meat-free recipe and be with a chance of winning some prizes. Well I decided to submit my Laverbread, Puy Lentil and Mushroom Savoury Puddings in a poster style(image 6) - original image below to the competition.
The submitted recipes were displayed at the Cardiff Vegetarian Festival and judged by local vegetarian chefs. To see how I did, follow this link I look forward to the festival next year, when it will undoubtedly grow with even more veggie caterers, maybe, maybe even me with my new vegetarian cafe venture - see here. By the way, I am still seeking help for volunteers - see here - if your interested or know of someone who may be.