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What To Eat Each Day On A Vegan Diet

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Veganism has never been more popular with more than half a million Brits now choosing to avoid food derived from animals. If you're one of the people ...

Vegan Mushroom Walnut Pâté

Layne Lieberman | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

This vegan pâté recipe substitutes walnuts and mushrooms for the meat protein and olive oil for the animal fat. The result is rich and delicious without the artery-clogging saturated fat calories!

Sweet Potato Toast. Yes, Really

Tabitha Coupe | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tabitha Coupe

A simple, healthy winner. Unless you don't like sweet potato and then I'm afraid this one probably isn't for you.

How to Dry Your Own Tomatoes and Mushrooms and the New Optimum P200 Dehydrator Review

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

Sun-dried tomatoes and dried mushrooms. Two of the most expensive ingredients available, especially in comparison to their fresh counterparts.

It's Time For More Men to Go Vegan

Jimmy Pierson | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jimmy Pierson

We tell boys to be brave, to 'man' up. If they are gentle or show emotion they are often called a 'girl', as if that was a weakness. Compassion is seen as a feminine characteristic, undesirable in men - with tragic consequences.

The Perfect Vegan Barbecue - Strawberry Vanilla Lemonade, Potato Salad and More!

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

In my opinion, a barbecue should be a relaxed way of cooking and eating. And so it defeats the object entirely if you spend hours slaving in the kitchen before the coals are even lit, preparing and cooking sides.

Veganism Vs Eating Disorders

Katie Simon Phillips | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Simon Phillips

In an ideal world obviously I would love for everyone to be vegan, so I don't want this post to be seen as telling people with eating disorders to run off and bite the nearest sheep immediately. What I am saying is that if you are vegan or have a friend who has recently turned vegan, be sure to question it (especially if they have a history of eating disorders), and be fully aware of why that choice has been made.

The Vegan Zombie Apocalypse

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Maggy Whitehouse

I inadvertently cut my finger while chopping vegetables and didn't notice it until I had accidentally bled into the veggie bolognese. Which was to be eaten by a vegan. What to do?

Students Fight for Veggie and Vegan Options at University

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

2016 is the biggest ever year for vegans, with brands such as Quorn releasing egg-free products, Guinness planning to create a vegan beer, and Ben & Jerry's announcing dairy-free ice creams. Universities are generally known as places that advocate this sort of forward thinking and embrace positive change. Why then do so many British universities seem so behind on providing vegetarian and vegan options in their student unions?

How We Have Been Tricked Into Thinking Milk Is Good For Us

Elena Orde | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Orde

Historically cow's milk has enjoyed outstanding public relations, cleverly associating itself with fit athletes, strong bones and white-moustached seductively posturing celebrities. But if we weren't socialised into thinking that drinking dairy milk was desirable and acceptable, chances are we'd find it a pretty absurd notion.

Vegan Cafe Patrons Attacked By Meat-Wielding 'Neo-Nazis'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK

A vegan cafe in Tbilisi has been targeted by far right extremists who threw meat and sausages at patrons at the weekend. Alleged neo-Nazis became viol...

Five Minute No-Bake Brownie Bites

Steph Matthews | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

I like to pop these in the freezer for about an hour and then take them out for a few minutes before serving. This recipe doesn't make too many but they're rich and moreish and you could always double the recipe if you're craving more!

Mushroom and Tofu in a Red Pepper Curry Sauce

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

When I came across a recipe which blended roasted peppers into a curry sauce, I knew I had to make a version of it. I am a sucker for sweet curries, probably having eaten a lot of restaurant and take-away curries in my youth which are notoriously full of sugar.

Vegan Freakshakes Are Coming To London

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Freakshakes, aka the mutant over-flowing milkshakes you may have seen taking over Instagram, are nothing new. But, until recently, they've only been e...

Energy Boost Oatmeal

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

I'm really advocating eating breakfast at the moment. You've probably read before that it's something I've always struggled with and eating regularly in generally, I'm much more pre-set to eat one large meal at dinner time.

A Vegan Died on Mount Everest, Papers Are Keen to Tell Us - Not That She Was an Academic, A Wife, And an Experienced Climber

Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK
Kathryn Snowdon

Three people died in as many days on Mount Everest this weekend. One was a vegan. Maria Strydom wanted to "prove that vegans can do anything and more" by climbing seven summits in seven continents. How foolish of her.

Baking with Chickpeas: Chocolate Marmalade Fudge Bars

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

Part 2 of baking with chickpeas. This was initially intended to be a chocolate cake. When it emerged from the oven, I thought it was ruined, but in fact, it was something even better!

The Difficulty with Ditching Meat

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ioan Marc Jones

'Don't you miss meat?' This is the first question posed by the friends and family of the newborn vegetarian. The question, for me at least, isn't offensive. And the answer isn't complicated. I rarely miss the taste of meat - although I occasionally dream, like a vegetarian android, of mint-coated sheep - but I do miss the loss of ritual that accompanies meat consumption.

Dear Vegetarians - Go the Extra Mile and Go Vegan

Elena Orde | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Orde

It's easy to realise that an animal had to be harmed to get a piece of meat onto your plate. But other products, such as dairy and eggs, are one step removed from the animal who produced them and are wrongly thought of as innocuous, friendly byproducts. This couldn't be much further from the truth - prepare yourself for some pretty grim facts.

Baking with Chickpeas: Chocolate Chip and Nut Cookies

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

Since beginning my new Food Optimising way of eating via Slimming World, I am always looking for ways to reduce my use of processed ingredients and for foods with lower syn values. This way of eating limits all kinds of flours, even wholegrain flours, although the whole grain itself, say quinoa, can be eaten freely in unlimited quantities.

How Many Vegans? One of the Fastest Growing Lifestyle Movements

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmijn de Boo

For the last decade, The Vegan Society has been asked on a weekly basis how many vegans there are, and all we've been able to say in recent years was that we thought numbers would probably have doubled since 2006. On occasion, I've also replied that everyone eats vegan food on a daily basis, but that vegans just eat a little more plant-based than others.

The Number Of Vegans In Britain Has Soared In The Past Decade

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

There are now over half a million vegans in Britain, according to new research that highlights how many people avoid food derived from animals in the ...

Strawberry and Wild Blossom Mousse: Light, Vegan and Easy to Make

Fi Bird | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fi Bird

Rhubarb crumble is a well tried and tested pudding and stem ginger is an interesting addition in a fool or jam . Historically, the herb sweet cicely was cooked with rhubarb. The clue is in its name; sweet cicely conquers the tartness of the rhubarb plant

Seitan and Wild Garlic Fajitas

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

Wild garlic season may just be the highlight of the spring for me. As much as I adore asparagus and Jersey Royals, there is something so alluring about shards of garlicky green leaf growing free in the wilderness.

Spring Rice Wraps

Steph Matthews | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

There's no exact measurement for the amount of ingredients here; mix and match whatever veggies you like, add some sprouts, rice noodles, shrimp, different herbs, etc. The beauty of these is using what you have on hand or changing it up with what's in season for different colours, flavours, and textures.