The Ultimate Veggie BBQ – that will make all your guests swoon

As a vegan or vegetarian, you have probably often heard something in the lines of: “You’re having a BBQ? Didn’t know you could grill salad”
Not many meat eaters (Meaters) know how many delicious meat-free BBQ dishes can be made on the flames.  They are often even more exiting than the classic sausages and burgers.
It is tempting to go to the shop and get a pack of vegetarian sausages for your meat loving guests, who always seem a bit nervous whenever you are treating them to a meal.  They are trying their best not to insult you but deep down, they are really just worried that they will be leaving your dinner party hungry. ;)

We at Beyond Skin love treating our carnivore loved ones’ to a right feast, where the guests will leave having had a new adventure to their tastebuds and their minds.  This also included a small evil agenda of making the food so tasty, that they completely forget that they went a whole meal without meat.  The ultimate test is the meat lovers holy grail – the BBQ party.

As we are saying goodbye to the last days of the summer, we would like to treat you, dear readers, to our favourite vegan and vegetarian BBQ recipes.

No summer BBQ is complete without a fresh salad. A salad is often tossed quickly together and the main focus is kept on the grill.  Remember that this doesn’t mean that the salad has to be boring or what you usually would expect when you introduce a salad to the BBQ table.

Oh She Glows  is an vegan recipe blog by Canadian Angela Liddon, who explores great vegan recipes while also including little anecdotes from her family life. Cute, quirky and absolutely delicious dishes. We tried her vegan Grilled Salad - so yes – you can grill salad, and it was such a taste adventure that we had to share it.

grilled salad

The Oh She Glows grilled salad is a party in it self as it is packed with flavour. It includes, amongst other things, peppers, zucchini, corn and is covered in both mustard and syrup and much more. Wow!

A taste sensation and an absolute must-try at your next BBQ.
Check out the full recipe on Oh She Glows blog.

Honestly Healthy has a lot of various eye-opening salad recipes and we are delighted to introduce you to one of our favourites, that has had amazing responses at out vegan BBQ’s.  The message behind Honestly Healthy is Living the Alkaline Way.

Mango dill

“This salad packs a deliciously creamy, flavoursome punch. Mangoes are a fantastic digestive aid and a potent source of magnesium and calcium.”

Avocado, Mango & Dill Salad is a great addition to the table if you have nervous meaters as guests. Avocado is very filling and contain lot’s of protein to give your guests that sense of a full belly, that they are used to.
Avocado is an irresistible creamy superfood, that goes perfect in a summer salad mixed with juicy mango and fresh dill. So delicious, that you will have to make a load because it is one of those salads, that even after you are stuffed, you can’t help but having just one extra bit…because this salad is just so appetising.

We like to use the last flames on the grill for the dessert for a complete BBQ theme.

bananas

“Baked Bananas – perhaps the ultimate childhood memory! Wrapping those bananas up and fidgeting for what felt like hours until they were ready. We used to eat them so quickly in fear that a lingering spoon from our parents would swoop in and take the last bit. What better way to get your kids to eat potassium rich energy food – this way you can have it all without the sugar laden refined chocolate too!”

Baked Bananas with Raw Chocolate Sauce from Honestly Healthy is perfect for the BBQ and super easy.
You just need to wrap your bananas in tinfoil and let the magic happen. then add cinnamon, vegan chocolate sauce, almonds and nuts. Y-U-M-M-Y!
Check out the full recipe on how to make this delicious BBQ style dessert.

It is not all about what food to cook, it is also about what shoes to wear.
For this ultimate vegan/veggie BBQ we suggest getting your toes out for one last night with the elegant wedge sandal June.
June

June is an ultra cute summer sandal in fresh summer colours. You can strut around in June all night with a glass of prosecco in your hand due to June having a sensible 4cm wedge height and buckle strap for a perfect fit.
June is made of Dinamica recycled bottle top suede and imitated snakeskin gold leather.
Fresh and cute and even on SALE!

If it has become too cold, where you live for free toes, then you should check out our AW14 collection. Lot’s a new amazing vegan styles have been added to the collection  and is definitely worth a look.

Now you are ready to start inviting your friends for this coming weekends’ ultimate veggie BBQ dinner party.

See you next week.
Beyond Skin

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Best Summer outfits this 2014

It’s time to say goodbye to our summer wardrobe and opt for something a little warmer, as the UK rain starts to set up.  (much to our dismay).

As much as we love snuggling up in knitted sweaters and fluffy winter boots, there is something about the colours and freedom of a summer wardrobe that leaves us nostalgic when we have to realise that the season is passing.

As a last farewell to the strappy dresses we salute this past summer with taking a look at what was trending this summer 2014.

It has been a summer of block colours and prints in great variations. Especially south pacific inspired flower prints and a new trend in prints we adore is animal prints. We are no longer afraid to wear colour and we at Beyond Skin have been loving these new trends.

Before we hit the the summer of 2014, trend forcasting Guru’s WGSN predicted what was in store for us in the aproaching summer.

WGSN predicted wet paint and graphic prints to be part of this years summer outfits.
And boy where they right.

fashion forecats wgsn

Stella McCartney’s addition to the paint/tie dye trend was a vegetarian silk Penelope dress in beautiful green black and white contrasting colours for that fresh summer look.

stellaYou can still get that Stella Summer look and check out Stella McCartney’s other Tie Dye style dress just in time before the fall colours take over.

Motel is dedicated to vintage fashion and started out in the 90′s redesigning secondhand clothing from the Californian coast line and bringing it to the UK.  Since then, the brand has expanded but have kept their vintage line, where they up-cycle second hand clothing.
Their addition to the paint style 2014 summer trend was this cut-off polo shirt with all over paint style splatters.

Motel vintage

Motel has lots and lots of other vintage wonders on their website for your ethical shopping.

Prints was highly popular this summer season, and still are.  At Beyond Skin, we have never been able to get enough of prints so this summer has been a delightful treat for us.

Check out the Beyond Skin Uma sandal with a striking geometric print wedge cover.

uma
Uma was part of our SS’14 collection and has been a big hit this summer.
But since the season is coming to an end, you now have the opportunity to get the Uma sandal in our half price shoe sale!!
Uma is made in Italian geometric printed fabric on the wedge cover and the ultra feminine straps are made in both vegan patent leather and faux metallic leather with a little buckle strap for easy adjustable fit.

Nancy Dee is a british ethical fashion company who makes beautiful high quality ethical fashion items.  Nancy Dee’s summer print addition is their soft elegant Gwen peplum dress which had been an emerging summer trend of 2014.

Nancy Dee

This dress is made in Britain in Organic cotton and bamboo with an aki leaf print that makes the dress super soft, ethical and on trend.  We just love it!

An other Beyond Skin print wonder this summer was Mona in red geometric print.

Mona

Mona is made in Italian printed fabric with a delicate red binding on the topline – completely cruelty-free. And is a very on-trend flat pump with it the front collar detail.
Mona is now in sale – yay – and though she was a summer hit, Mona will go splendidly with your fall coloured wardrobe.  Mona features a 1cm heel so you can go all day without sore feet.

Another trend that has emerged this summer is matching top and bottoms.
It used to only be allowed to full on match when wearing a suit for the office, but with the new summer 2014 print loving trend, we need print everywhere and it is almost dificult to go overboard.
Stella McCartney’s addition to the all over print trend is a sophisticated croc style print shirt and skirt.

stella shirtskirt

The all over print set is in a low key nude colour, and is made in very light linen and vegetarian silk on georgette.

The translucent georgette has been trending for a couple of seasons by now, and we hope it will keep going for an other couple of seasons still. Especially mixed with animal prints.
Animal print are essential for any woman with respect for her wardrobe and this summer was packed with animal prints.

Beyond Skin has been long known for our animal printed footwear and you can find many animal printed shoes in our entire collection in both flats and heels.

Inspired by the summer trend and Stella McCartney’s animal print summer suit, we thought you readers should take a look at Josie before she is completely sold out after the summer sandal rush.

Josie

Josie in pale Gold is made in faux snake skin printed vegan leather with beautiful intricate strap detailing on the front. Josie also comes in faux snake printed pewter coloured print with black Dinamica suede straps.
Josie features a 10cm block heel and approximately 2cm platform for a bit more comfort and 100% vegan.

No summer is complete without flower print dresses and as WGSN predicted, south pacific print has been a big fashion hit this summer in both men’s and women’s summer outfits.

“Ruby Rocks clothes are made in a small factory in Bali, where no children are employed and they are all fairly paid well above the average for the country and industry. The company know everyone who makes the clothes, provides them with recreation areas, healthcare and healthcare for family members as well. ”

 

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We are not ready to say farewell to the summer yet, so let us all salute this last bit of summer celebrating these best outfits of the summer 2014 in this short time we have left.

See you next week…

Beyond Skin

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Beyond Skin Autumn Winter 2014 collection – Now in stock!!

It’s finally here.  A brand new collection of vegan footwear from Beyond Skin has arrived. We have been waiting in excitement for months for this crispy new collection to land at our HQ in Brighton and we can finally announce, that they have arrived!  The new styles are tempting to the touch and alluring to the eye. Check out the full Autumn Winter collection for a stylish feast for the eyes.

We will take you through completely new addition to our family and some loyal comebacks with a new make over. If you already have had a peak at the collection and just can not seem to be able to decide if yo should go for the colourful Lucy or the graceful Grace, Beyond skin will help you with an introduction to each of the new styles, guiding you through, what is special about the styles and what to match with.

Here is a selection of our favourite styles from our new fall collection, ranging from wearable flats, easy mids and delicious high heels!Marley2   wolfordMarley is a brand new addition to our Beyond Skin family and we absolutely adore this cute pump. Marley comes in two personalities: First we have Marley in flirtatious red made in soft Dinamica suede, finished with elegant gold faux patent edges, for the girl who never says no to a challenge.
Then we have Marley in sophisticated black made in completely vegan faux high gloss pleather and with a beautiful pewter edging. Perfect for an ethically minded and elegant woman. Marley is the classic pump with a sensible kitten heel. Both colourways are featured with a vintage bow detail on the back, which we think goes perfect with a tight skirt or dress and sensual back seam Wolford tights. Annie

If height isn’t your type, we have created Annie who, like Marley, is an essential pump shoe but featuring a 1cm heel, so you can walk around in this cute vintage flat all day.
Annie is made in black dinamica suede and features gold faux patent piping around the edge and a cute bow detail on the back. Annie would go well with a pair of black leggings and a loose colourful fitted knitted sweater.   meave

We created Meave in black for woman who loves standing tall, but still want to look adorable. Meave features a 10cm/4inch heel and is made in black Dinamica suede for that soft alluring look. Bows are the new black, and we simply can’t get enough of them. Therefore, Meave features  a cute bow detail on the back and is finished with a subtle faux patent pewter edge detailing. Meave would suit many looks, and is versatile in black.  Looks equally fabulous in a pair of denim jeans and an elegant simple shirt, or a classic sustainable little black dress.

Grace Grace the new fierce addition to the Beyond Skin family and features an innovative Chelsea boot style elastic detail for easily being able to get in and out of. This new vegan bootie has a 10cm stiletto heel and a 2 cm platform for a bit more comfort. Grace is made in fine Italian fabric with a vintage geometric print in subtle grey and black. The stiletto heel is covered in black Dinamica suede to match the black elastic detailing. Grace is a powerful vegan boot and needs a fierce dress code to match. We suggest a tight grey dress or grey slim fitted jeans.

LucyLucy is a new Beyond Skin vegan brogue. This flat lace up shoe is featured in two thrilling colourways.
Lucy in flattering Red, yellow and blue autumn colours is a daring brogue for the woman who likes to mix tradition with a new twist. Multi coloured Lucy is made in Dinamica vegan suede and features a 1cm comfortable heel for all day strutting.
The multi coloured Lucy is best worn with loose folded up denim jeans and a colourful matching top.

Black Lucy is not just a simple black brogue. Black Lucy features a geometric printed fabric insert to give the classic brogue a little vintage excitement. To keep the classic brogue styling, Lucy is a shiny vegan faux leather  brogue lace up which makes her easy to wear with various outfits.  This flat vegan lace up is a real investment piece, and will be a wardrobe staple for the months to come.

Suni

Suni is a cute vegan pump, an essential to any every woman’s wardrobe.
Suni is made in Dinamica vegetarian suede from Italy and features a vintage vegan faux patent toe detail that both looks amazing and makes the shoe stay fresh looking for longer time.
Apart from the faux patent  toe detailing, Suni features patent piping around the edge and a protective vintage patent detail on the back to make Suni stand out from all the other black flat pumps out there.
Suni is an essential style and can be worn with almost anything in your wardrobe, from dresses to leggings in any colour you love.

Bertie

Bertie has been with Beyond Skin for yonks.  The style is timeless and a regular due to the popularity.  Bertie is versatile in style, comfortable with its sensible 7cm heel height and a true vintage wonder.
Bertie has previous been featured in eye catching Teal, wearable summer Nude and Pure White. You can own a pair of Bertie shoes to suit almost any mood. In this year’s Beyond Skin AW14 collection, the Oxford style lace up is featured in black faux shiny leather with golden eyelets and gold beaded lace detailing.
Bertie is perfect for the office with a stylish suit in any colour.

cat

Cat is newest trend within flat slip on’s with its front collar detailing. Cat is made in exquisite Italian weave textile with gold threading, if you want to be comfortable yet stylish.
Cat features a comfortable 1cm heel and black piping around the edge. Classy yet extravagant.
Cat will fit well with many outfits, but we think a pair of black tights and a fall green dress would do wonders.

We hope you are nearly as excited about the new collection as we are and that this week’s Beyond Skin blog has given you a good insight so you know exactly what style is best for you!

Happy Shopping
Xxx
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