News Roundup By Mercedes Aspland / March 21, 2014 As usual I am going to start with other people’s recipes that I really like and as usual I seem to have come up with mostly sweet recipes but I guess I just have a really sweet tooth. The recipes are detailed below starting in the top left hand corned of the image and working clockwise: Healthiest Peanut Butter Cookies by Vegan in the Freezer look really yummy although I am not sure they are the healthiest they could be they are very healthy and look so tasty! My weekly roundup does not seem to be complete without a recipe from the Minimalist Baker (which I always spell wrong first time round!) and this Vegan Zucchini Gratin looks like a really tasty meal or side dish to a meal. The Laidback Vegan is one of my favourite blogs with some excellent recipes and it is written in way that makes it enjoyable to read, like it is written by a real person and not someone who has issues with food. This Vegan Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake with Blueberry White Wine Sauce looks like a real winner. Ginger Roasted Pumpkin & Quinoa Salad from My Darling Lemon Thyme is a fab looking recipe. Can’t wait for the cookbook to be available in the UK! Vegan Chocolate Coconut Cake with Rich Chocolate Glaze is another great recipe from The Pretty Bee which is fast becoming one of my favourite blogs. Yummy looking Chocolate Chia Mousse from Veggies & Gin looks like a really tasty dessert. I have had quite a hectic week and have crammed lots of things into it and come across some interesting bits online, my highlights are: I visited the Ideal Home Exhibition this week and although it was fun was a bit disappointing. I went out for my first meal since sticking to a vegan diet and discovered just how much effort you need to put into it. This great post from Make Real Food about non dairy yoghurt is really interesting and inspired me to have a go at making yoghurt. I did a post yesterday about saturated fat which posed a lot of interesting questions and got my first hammering on Twitter because of it which was a new experience. It is for that reason that I don’t call myself a vegan and just say that I eat mostly a vegan diet, I am never going to be an angry vegan!