UK Vegan

10 Things You Thought Were Vegan (But Aren't)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re new to veganism, avoiding food, drink and other products derived from animals can be a minefield. To help, here are 10 things you may have...

Struggling With Veganuary? Try Part-Time Veganism Instead

Sal Thomas | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sal Thomas

We're half-way through Veganuary, and for anyone struggling with foregoing the flesh, I'm here to suggest a compromise: part-time veganism. Yep, I know it's an oxymoron, and any all-singing, all-dancing, all-hemp wearing vegans who don't like hypocrisy should probably look away now.

9 Vegan Recipes That Will Makes Veganuray A Doddle

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re struggling to find vegan food inspiration for Veganuary, Pinterest can be a great place to start. For those uninitiated, Veganuray is an a...

Where To Find Vegetarian Food In Cuba In 2017

Selene Nelson | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

Aside from the staples (every Cuban citizen receives a regular supply of rice, sugar, coffee, meat, eggs and bread), food supplies are often limited and can run out without warning. Partly due to this, many meals are based around meat or fish with rice and beans as filler.

Can You Buy A Car If You're A Vegan?

Ryan McElroy | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan McElroy

Buying a new car can be stressful enough for anyone, but for vegans, buying a car can bring a special kind of suffering. It's something that will nev...

The 9 Worst Excuses For Giving Up On Veganuary

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

This year you decided to join the growing Veganuary movement - alongside more than 23,000 other people - who vowed to stick to plant-based food for Ja...

Never Mind Veganuary: Why Christmas is the Best Time of Year to Go Vegan

Fran Carruthers | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Fran Carruthers

Approximately three weeks before Christmas, I joined a growing number of Brits in the decision to go vegan. At university, where I could control my diet and eat as I liked, the change wasn't a problem - but as the Christmas holidays neared, I was overcome with a gnawing fear about how my family would react.

Pret A Manger Launches New Vegan Dishes To Help Customers With ‘Veganuary’

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re ditching products derived from animals for ‘Veganuary’, head down to Pret A Manger. The chain has launched a new menu packed with vega...

Veganism: My Journey Towards Ethical Eating

Lee Williscroft-Ferris | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Williscroft-Ferris

Becoming vegan is the single most effective step one can take to contribute to the fight against runaway climate change. As someone who considers themselves an environmentalist, becoming vegan is no longer a personal lifestyle choice, it's an ecological necessity.

Who Needs Turkey When You Can Have A Nut Roast?

Jonathan Young | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Young

Rewind back to 2013 or any year before and the thought of a nut roast as the centrepiece of my Christmas meal bordered on blasphemy. I would give it similar short thrift as other usurpers like quorn, tofu and seitan (or Satan as I assumed it was spelt).

Being A Vegan At Christmas... How Veganism Saved My Bacon!

Claire Langdon | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Langdon

Yes, I just used those two words in the same sentence! I know... I'm as surprised as the next person! In fact, I am the last person I ever would have thought would be asked to write a blog about veganism and Christmas; A year ago, neither of these things were important in my life.

How To Have A Vegan Christmas

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK

Veganism has soared by 350% in the past decade, with more than half a million Britons adopting the lifestyle. But navigating the Christmas period can ...

The Toll Of Christmas On The Couple Relationship

Michael Kallenbach | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Kallenbach

I had two telephone calls this week from friends worried about Christmas. One called to say that she and her husband had invited 12 people - mostly fa...

A Vegan 'Fried Chicken Shop' Is About To Open In London

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Vegans will soon be able to chow down on “fried chicken” alongside their carnivorous pals, because a vegan fried chicken shop in coming to London....

My £5 Note Problem

Afton McKeith | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

Due to the outcry against the new British animal fat £5 note, some shops have been refusing the note as tender. Reports show that customers even deny it for change. Perfect Solution: Reprint the new British £5 note with pumpkin seed oil.

I'm Donating Every £5 Note I Receive To The Vegetarian Society

Jonathan Young | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK
Jonathan Young

On hearing the revelation I reacted in the usual ways. I searched for the inevitable petition, signed it and shared it. I tweeted to the self-validating echo chamber that is my twitter following. Naturally, I attacked the trolls who were insensitively (if slightly amusingly) telling distraught vegetarians "they shouldn't be eating £5 notes anyway".

How Not To Reduce Meat Consumption

Jonathan Young | Posted 27.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Young

The preacher in the town square exists in all areas of life. You can find them in religion, in atheism, in politics, sport or anywhere else where passions run high. Often you'll find them in animal rights circles. Many a meat-eater has told me of a time they were verbally attacked or belittled by a vegetarian or vegan.

How It Became Fashionable NOT To Wear Fur

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Style
Mimi Bekhechi

The fashion industry is one of the most creative and influential industries in the world. It is about moving forward - and more than ever, it's defined by conscious consumers and innovative designers' cutting-edge, sustainable, and animal-friendly collections.

The Rise Of The Flexible Vegetarian

Amanda Sourry | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Sourry

I'm excited that a more sustainable food culture may be emerging throughout Europe and that eating for ethical, environmental or health reasons is no longer the behaviour of a niche of consumers.

One Dress

Lucy Tammam | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Style
Lucy Tammam

How much power does one dress have? Image credit Justin Lambert The dress - a symbol of woman - oppression, femininity, frivolity.   In reality...

When It Comes To Food Production, Ignorance Is Bliss

Jack Peat | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Jack Peat

The notion that we may one day become a power source for robots who keep us running by hooking us up to a system that delivers all the sensory requirements a person needs may seem far-fetched, but it's dystopia in its finest form. Not only does it touch on computer control, elements of freedom and individuality, it questions the cost of living in the way we do.

Five Things You Can Change To Help The Environment

Frontier | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Recent political developments have exacerbated this air of futility as we find ourselves at a tipping point in regards to the environment and climate action. However these set-backs mean that unity is more important than ever, and doing our individual part to contribute to the whole is vital.

Farmed Animals Are More Intelligent Than We Thought - But This is Missing the Point

Elena Orde | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Orde

We need to value the lives of all animals - regardless of what scientists have proved about their intelligence. We should not value an animal more based on whether it can solve a puzzle or use tools.

Feel Good Fudge

Steph Matthews | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

Don't be put off by the very first ingredient, as therein lies all the magic. The humble chickpea is the star ingredient taking this fudge to the next level and you don't even know it's in there. I promise. It becomes blended with coconut oil and chocolate to form a melt in your mouth healthier fudge.

A New Wave Of Cruelty Free Celebs

Molly Waring-Moore | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Molly Waring-Moore

In the beauty industry, many products use ingredients that have been tested on animals or test the final product on animals. In the UK it is illegal to test on animals but not illegal to use ingredients that have been tested elsewhere.