The first thing I noticed was the feel of the magazine; a wonderful matte paper cover and perfect binding. It instantly gives it the feel of a good quality publication, something you'd be happy to keep on your book shelf.
As I flicked through the magazine, I was greeted with page after page of informative articles, thought-provoking features and beautiful food photography. The adverts, albeit many of them, are relevant to me, as are the reviews.
One of the things I was most pleased about was the abundance of recipes. I know it's easy enough to get recipes online these days what with the wealth of fantastic vegan blogs and websites out there. There's also plenty of excellent vegan cookery books. But to have something specifically tailored to UK readers is terrific. All too often I find myself sighing when recipes have some ingredient you can't get over here. I'm particularly excited to try my hand at the pad Thai summer rolls and the apple crumble cheesecake.
I really love the layout and tone of the magazine, it has a positive vibe which is welcoming to any people out there wanting to give veganism a go. This can only be a good thing.
I'm very much looking forward to the next issue, I'm only sorry I didn't see the advert for the free vitamins before I placed my subscription order ;)
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