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4 Feb: 3 Valley Vegans Fair, #Todmorden Methodist Church, 1pm-4.30pm

3 Valley Vegans Fair animation

3 Valley Vegans Fair 2017 poster 1.0
Poster and programme cover for the 3 Valley Vegans Fair, click for PDF [3 MB]

With support from the Vegan Society, we will show you how and why to go vegan for a monthfree goodie bag if you pledge!

  • What can I cook?
  • Where can I shop/eat?
  • How will I be healthy?
  • Why do it?

£1 entry, children free. Entry to the fair includes a hot drink and:

  • Free food tasting
  • Films and talks
  • Art and craft stalls
  • Health information
  • Children’s activities
  • …and more

When and where is it?

1pm to 4.30pm, Saturday 4th February 2017
Todmorden Methodist Church
(behind the market carpark)
Union Street, OL14 5AW

Facebook Join the event on Facebook or Adobe PDF file download the programme [PDF, 3 MB]

How can I help?

If you would like to volunteer even an hour of your time towards running this not-for-profit fair, we would love to hear from you! Please phone or email us on 01706 816848 or elizabethking@talktalk.net – thank you.

Edit 10 February: Did you come to our fair last week? We would really appreciate any feedback you may have, good or otherwise!

 

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Easy scrambled tofu recipe, as enjoyed at National Vegetarian Week #NVW16

Big Veggie Brunch plate
Scrambed tofu and other vegan treats on a sample plate from the Big Veggie Brunch.

We had a wonderful time running the Big Veggie Brunch last week as part of National Vegetarian Week in Todmorden, offering free vegetarian and vegan breakfast foods to all. One of the most popular dishes was Andrew’s scrambled tofu. Here is the recipe for you to try it yourself!

Ingredients

  • Large block of plain tofu (cheaper stuff, e.g. from Chinese supermarket, works better for scramble due to higher water content)
  • Sunflower oil
  • Turmeric
  • Soy Sauce
  • Seasoning

Method

  1. Scramble the tofu using a fork on a chopping board (or directly in a wok)
  2. Heat in a large wok and mix in 1 tablespoon of oil
  3. Heat on a medium flame for approximately 12 minutes, stirring often, until most of the water has evaporated and it has started to (very, very slightly) brown. The consistency should look like scrambled egg.
  4. Stir in 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1/3 teaspoon ground turmeric and other seasoning (e.g. ground salt/chilli/garlic) to taste

The yellow colour of turmeric with the salt of the soy sauce helps to make this look and taste a bit like scrambled eggs (but better, in our opinion). Feel free to change the flavours to whatever you like, perhaps Mediterranean herbs or Chinese five-spice.

Frying scrambled tofu
Cooking scrambled tofu (photograph by Estelle)
The Big Veggie Brunch images
The Big Veggie Brunch photo collage (images by Estelle and Phil)

21 May: The Big Veggie Brunch, Todmorden (part of National Vegetarian Week)

Poster for The Big Veggie Brunch, part of National Vegetarian WeekIn our biggest event yet, 3 Valley Vegans is part of National Vegetarian Week 2016! The theme is “Celebrate your food, stories and traditions”. With the help of Incredible Edible Todmorden, we are doing this by hosting a free community brunch at Pollination Street, the community green space next to Todmorden market.

Come and test out vegan versions of traditional breakfast and brunch items, plus a few original ones. Make up your own plate combination and tell us what you think of it — you might be surprised! Twitter icon#NVW16

There will also be a children’s activity, where we will provide paper plates for children to draw their favourite brunch item of the day on. These will be attached to a wall and collected as a local art piece.

National Vegetarian Week 2016 badge

How can I help?

To make this event a real success we’ll need plenty of help. We need people to set up (from 9 am at least) and to pack away (from 2 pm)
We need people prepared to cook and hand out food, to work with the children, to give out info and generally to engage the public. If any of these tasks sounds like something you’d be able to help with, please email Hilary.

27 March: Walk in Todmorden, Stoodley Pike, Cragg Vale

Georgina will lead a walk on Sunday 27th March over the tops to Cragg Vale.

We will meet at Todmorden library at 11.00am and go up Longfield Rd towards the Shepherds Rest, then take the path up the moor towards Stoodley Pike. Then through the woods and over the tops and down to Cragg Vale. This is about 7 to 8 miles.

The Dusty Miller has taken up its carpets due to flooding, so the flag floor is perfect for walkers boots!

We will come back to Tod on the bus.

If you have any questions, please email Georgina on georgina@beanhole.co.uk. As usual with 3 Valley Vegans events, we ask if you are bringing food to make sure it is vegan please, out of respect for the other people at the event and in line with the aims of the group. Thank you!

5 March: Lolo’s lunch and walk, Ramsbottom

JLolo's logooin us for our 3 Valley Vegans Lunch at delightful Lolo’s in Ramsbottom centre on Saturday 5th March at 1.30pm.

We have 12 places reserved and you can check out their yummy diner style lunch menu.

If your also interested in a breathtaking view of Lancashire before hand, we have a walk in mind with short or long options.

Please message Alison Jones to discuss the options and up to date timings for the day. Please use this Facebook comment box to possibly share journeys