A vegetarian café in Hounds Gate is offering advice to people taking part in the Veg Pledge for Cancer research this month.

The Veg Pledge encourages people to “challenge yourself to go vegetarian for the month of November” to raise money for the national cancer charity.

Ritchie Stainsby and Lauren Nally, owners of No.12 Hounds Gate in Nottingham, are keen to share the word that being a vegetarian, whether for a month or a lifetime, isn’t as hard as you’d imagine.

“Taking the plunge on following a vegan or vegetarian diet can sometimes be intimidating and confusing, but we can guarantee with great experience that it’s none of the above.” Lauren said.

“You can eat a perfectly balanced diet and it’s really simple to eat out and find great tasty options.”

No.12 Hounds Gate certainly showcases the potential of the veggie diet with a menu bursting with unique, colourful vegetarian and vegan breakfast and lunch dishes.

Credit: no12houndsgate.co.uk

The small café serves the kind of food Ritchie and Lauren would eat themselves, with the couple being keen to share that a veggie diet is “not all mushroom risotto and nutloaf”.

Talking about the potential for creativity that comes with going veggie, Lauren said: “You’ll find yourself exploring different ingredients and recipes that would have been overlooked beforehand- we found ourselves becoming so much creative with our food.”

“If you do choose to go veggie for life, it’s important to know that you’re not going to change the world, but every little helps and is a huge step in the right direction!”

If you would like to sign up for the Cancer Research Veg Pledge, visit Cancer Research UK to learn more.