Veganuary in St Albans

January 10th 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge
Veganuary in St Albans

Veganism is definitely on the agenda to explore this year. With such a ground swell of interest in London it is hard to ignore in St Albans and Harpenden. There are many reasons people decide to try eating a largely plant based diet and form many it is the way animals are farmed for food that is the tipping point. 

More and more people want to feel better about themselves and the impact they make on the world. Many of us like to try new things and set challenges for ourselves especially at the start of the New Year.  Veganuary is a challenge to try vegan for a month and discover a whole new world of taste and flavour. If one of your ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ is to try and see  what its like to be a vegan there is plenty of support out there.

Did you know that Nick Knowles, the burly, gravelly-voiced TV presenter who once swore he’d only try a liquid diet “once you can juice pork pies and scotch eggs”,  has been a ''vegan flexitarian” for more than a year and  dropped nine kilos?  “I’m the last person who would ever go on a thing like this,” says Knowles, 53, but eating differently “made me realise I needed to sort myself out; I was worn out and overweight, and I felt out of control….it was like pressing the reset button on my life.”

To kick things off, the Veganuary campaign have persuaded five stand-up comedians to join in Romesh RanganathanSara PascoeMichael Legge and Andrew O’Neill  might be worth a try?