UK Vegan

Pancake Day... The Egg Free Way!

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Curson-Baker

Introducing you to... A Flax Egg. The Flax Egg has been around for quite a few years and often used in gluten free baking. Ordinarily, we find that it is not the most ideal alternative due to the heaviness and sliminess - thankfully, this is just what we want in a pancake!

Vegan Easter Nests And Eggs

Holly Jade | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Jade

I had trouble finding some vegan mini eggs. I was originally going to use sugar coated almonds but I couldn't find any vegan ones anywhere, but I am really happy I decided to make my own. They are a lot healthier for you too! Bonus :)

One Weekend: Two More Reasons To Drop Animal Products

Isobel Hutchinson | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Isobel Hutchinson

This weekend, the UK has been outraged by a shocking act of animal cruelty: up to 1,800 day-old chicks were found dumped in a field. The incident has...

James Aspey Brings His Vegan Voice To Scotland

Sarah Moyes | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Moyes

So who is James Aspey? I discovered him a couple of years ago at the start of my vegan journey when he took a 365 day vow of silence and travelled around Australia to raise awareness for animals and promote peace over violence. This

RAW Bounty Bar Cheesecake

Holly Jade | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Jade

Step 1- Drain the cashew nuts and pop them into a food processor/blender along with the coconut cream, melted coconut oil, dessiccated coconut, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Allow to blend for 5-8 minutes on high until smooth. There will be some texture due to the coconut

RAW Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

Holly Jade | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Jade

Step 1- Drain the cashew nuts and pop them into a food processor/blender along with the vanilla extract, orange juice, orange zest, melted coconut oil and maple syrup. Allow to blend on high speed for around 5-8 minutes, until smooth.

RAW Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Holly Jade | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Jade

To make the base Step 1- Line a cake tin with grease proof paper. I prefer to use a push up cake tin. Step 2- In a food processor/blender, add in the hazelnuts, de-stoned/pitted dates, cacao powder, melted dark chocolate, coconut oil and salt.

Ginger And Vanilla Sandwich Cookies

Emma Hollingsworth | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Hollingsworth

These are my new tea-time favourite. There's just something about the combination of spicy ginger cookies and creamy vanilla filling that equates to the ultimate win in my book, and when combined with a cuppa, well we're talking maximum 3pm bliss right here.

How To Fail At Living A Minimalist Lifestyle

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

I spend quite a bit of time in online minimalist communities and reading blogs on the topic. As a result, I have seen many people adopt and then give up on this lifestyle. Over time, I have identified a few main reasons why this tends to happen.

A Valentine's Day Treat: Decadent Chocolate Truffles

Steph Matthews | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I can think of no better gift than sharing the gift of food. Especially when it's of the chocolate variety. After all isn't the way to one's heart through the stomach?

Carnism: What's In A Name?

Munjeeta Sohal | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Munjeeta Sohal

As an increasingly unapologetic vegan, I am becoming used to being challenged for my beliefs. Don't get me wrong; it still gets my metaphorical hackles up. But, I understand that because I am not just doing 'what we do' I am in the minority and therefore in the firing line.

Valentine's Day: What If Steak, Oysters And Refined Sugar Aren't On Your Menu?

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Curson-Baker

what if you don't eat meat? What if you're allergic to shellfish? What if you've committed to going sugar free for February? There's nothing romantic about eating something you don't like, or indeed, something that makes you poorly with grim side effects!

Meet The Vegan Student Going Mute For A Month For Animal Rights

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A university student dedicated to animal rights has vowed to be completely silent for the whole of February in a bid to “go voiceless for the voicel...

Vegan Dark Chocolate And Raspberry Cheesecake

Holly Jade | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Jade

Step 2- In a food processor/blender, add in the hazelnuts, almonds, de-stoned dates, cacao powder, melted chocolate, coconut oil and salt. Whizz up on high until breadcrumb like.

Avocado Bun Burgers

Holly Jade | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Jade

Form the mixture with clean hands into burgers and place onto the lined baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes at 180 degrees on each side until fully cooked. Whilst the burgers cook, prepare the avocado burger buns.

Stop Fighting Veganism, It Has Already Won

Damien Clarkson | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Damien Clarkson

Look I get it. You might not like the idea of veganism much. I honestly used to feel the same way but once you start to looking at the evidence that is supporting a societal shift towards veganism it is hard to look away.

What I Learnt From Veganuary

Daisy Lindlar | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Daisy Lindlar

One thing I learnt this month is that being vegan doesn't mean being perfect. Just because you gave into temptation and ordered a hungover Dominos, or had a bit of your friend's chocolate birthday cake, doesn't mean you aren't a vegan. And in terms of caring for the planet and the animals that live on it, being vegan most of the time - even just some of the time - is far better than not doing it at all.

What A Child Can Teach You In A Day

Munjeeta Sohal | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Munjeeta Sohal

I carried on as normal, giving a somewhat rusty input for a lesson on line graphs and circulating around the class clarifying my often-misunderstood instructions. D turned out to be curious: a thinker, a questioner.

Eight Steps To A Cruelty-Free Wardrobe

Sascha Camilli | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Style
Sascha Camilli

With a million people in the UK now identifying as vegan, interest for cruelty-free living goes beyond what is on our plates. In a time when fashion consumers care more than ever about where their clothes come from, clothing made from animal skin is falling out of favour.

Lunchtime Just Got A Whole Lot Simpler For Vegans Thanks To M&S

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Marks and Spencer has launched its first ever selection of vegan sandwiches. Growing interest in ‘Veganuary’ - where people trial a vegan diet for...

Vegan Mums-To-Be Warned They're More Likely To Give Birth Prematurely

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Parents

Vegan mothers-to-be may be at higher risk of a premature birth, because of their dietary choices, according to a new study. Researchers from the Norwe...

Am I Vegan?

Munjeeta Sohal | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Munjeeta Sohal

Let's be clear here, without malice or personal agenda. As trendy as it's becoming, veganism is not an exclusive club with membership rights. It is not a cult or a diet. It is a very clearly defined social justice movement that puts animal rights at its core.

Vegan 'Egg' Made From Algae Could Fulfil Your Wildest Baking Dreams

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If turning vegan has made your baking hobby more hassle than it’s worth, a new egg substitute could save the day. The product, aptly named Vegan Eg...

Hitler Was Not A Vegetarian And Other Meat Free Myths Debunked

Sal Thomas | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sal Thomas

Yeah, possibly. But they are far more capable of giving us shit than any farm animal would left to its own devices. Any of you who have ever been stung by nettles or fallen out of an apple tree can attest to that. I say eat those f*ckers.

Supermarkets Have A Plan To Make Meat-Eaters Buy More Veg

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Supermarkets could soon face a huge redesign to encourage healthier, more sustainable eating habits among customers. A new scheme, headed up by Oxfor...