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Veganism as a Case for Modern Environmentalism

Damien Clarkson | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK
Damien Clarkson

I will keep campaigning for affordable trains and re-nationalisation of public transport. This is my bargain with myself. This Earth Day ask yourself what is important to you? And do something about it, I suggest trying veganism, you might just like it.

When I Turned Vegan for the Weekend

Rebecca Heslop | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Heslop

Don't worry. This wasn't some elaborate bet that I lost. It wasn't something that I had planned to do, just to see if I could. In fact, I'm not sure it's even something I would have ever done if I hadn't been in a situation where, if I didn't eat vegan, I would have starved.

Girls That Have Their Lives Together Don't Exist

Beth Hurst | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Beth Hurst

It's hard being a young girl these days. Someone always has a better instagram than you, with more pictures of detox smoothies that have more likes than your profile has put together. It seems that everyone else is exercising more, is doing better career wise than you, and has perfect hair while they do it.

Jaffa Cake Granola

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

Have you noticed a bit of a theme going on here? Chocolate and Orange AGAIN? Well, it is my favourite chocolate combo and when you can healthily eat chocolate for breakfast with the sprightly zest of orange, what could possibly be wrong with that?

Twenty-Two Vegan Recipes for Easter

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

Whether you love to indulge in chocolate bliss over Easter, or savour sweetly spiced hot cross buns, or maybe you love a healthier indulgence, this ro...

Eating Meat Is Not Cool - But the Moves We Are Making Toward Plant-Based Living Are Certainly Hotting Up

Juliet Gellatley | Posted 25.03.2016 | UK
Juliet Gellatley

It's no surprise for most of us to be told that what we eat hugely influences the general quality of our health. There is also little shock factor in the revelations that the way we live has an impact on our environment - whether it be local, national or global.

Why We Should Boycott the Egg Industry for Good This Easter

Jimmy Pierce | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK
Jimmy Pierce

The great irony of Easter, a time of new life, is that we celebrate it with death; our culinary traditions at odds with spring's blooming plants and wildlife, lambs being born and chicks hatched. Society has normalised eating eggs. Very rarely do people question what they really are - hen's periods. Unfertilised menstruation. Not for me, thanks.

This Easter, Celebrate a 'Rebirth' of Your Own

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

Easter is a time for celebrating rebirth and new beginnings. But what if we could do more than celebrate for one day? What if we could each make one simple change that would help revitalise our planet? All we would have to do is leave fish off our plates.

Why Chick-themed Cupcakes Are the Ultimate Irony

Isobel Hutchinson | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK
Isobel Hutchinson

For the next few days, anyone walking along a UK high street will see endless images of fluffy yellow chicks. Chick cards, soft toy chicks, plastic chicks - the list is endless. But this year, one item really stood out for me: cupcakes with bright yellow icing, made to look like a chick...

The Impact of Eating Animals: For You, Others and the Planet

Lauren Dawson | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Dawson

This past weekend we celebrated Earth Hour 2016, causing many of us to look at what changes we can make to do our bit for the planet. We all know about swapping light bulbs, shorter showers and driving less, but there's one change we can all make that has a bigger impact than anything else: what we put on our plate.

It's Time We Reconsider What We Define as Humane

Louise Mead | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK
Louise Mead

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I'll keep saying it until people choose to listen. None of this is necessary. We have no need to use and kill animals for food, clothing, entertainment, or any other reason. To harm and kill another being without necessity is profoundly unjust, no matter how you paint it. There is only one way to bring this injustice to an end; and that is, my fellow animal-lovers, for each of us to be the change by being vegan.

Dairy Cows Are Mothers Too: Their Milk Is Not Meant for Us

Jimmy Pierce | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK
Jimmy Pierce

Mother's Day gives us a ready-made opportunity to express our love and gratitude to those who raised us. Lots of us also recognise other caregivers in society, but how many will be extending their thoughts to other species?

Following A Vegan Diet May Have This Health Benefit

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Men who follow a vegan diet based on vegetables, grains, nuts and fruits may have a reduced risk of developing prostate cancer, the Press Association ...

Sweet Potato Wedges With Spicy Avocado Basil Dip

Steph Matthews | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

This spicy avocado dip is so creamy and delicious with sweet potato wedges. Avocados are everywhere these days. You see them in smoothies, on toast with lavish toppings, and made into decadent chocolate mousse.

Cooking as Meditation and Veggie Thai(ish) Stir-Fry

Kellie Anderson | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kellie Anderson

If you enjoy cooking it probably does take you out of yourself, and immerses you in a constructive and productive activity. You mix up a batter, pour it in a pan, whack it into he oven and, et voila, a cake. Of course that's good for your brain - if not your waistline. But I think it is more than that.

Stop Confusing Veganism with Clean Eating (and Pass Me That Vegan Donut...)

Katy Beskow | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Beskow

Just like any diet, a vegan diet must be balanced in order to be healthy. A vegan who lives off vanilla soya lattes and vegan donuts alone isn't fulfilling their nutritional needs, similarly to the vegan who lives off a plate of lettuce.

The 10 Best Vegan News Stories of 2016 (So Far)

Maya Esslemont | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maya Esslemont

When a succession of critics are happy to bemoan your dietary choices, it's easy for vegan foodies to lose hope. Well, plant-lovers of the UK, rejoice! We're only a month and a half into 2016 and news outlets have already printed a huge number of victories for dairy-free eaters. Here are the best stories so far.

Slaughterhouse CCTV: It's Time to End the Apathy

Isobel Hutchinson | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK
Isobel Hutchinson

Anyone concerned with campaigning against animal abuse will be used to hearing that the UK is a 'world-leader' on animal welfare. If these are anything other than empty words, then the government must follow Israel's lead and make independently monitored CCTV mandatory for all slaughterhouses.

The Vegan Bucket List: The Viennese Waltz

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmijn de Boo

Everyone has a bucket list, and for many, this may include a visit to a beautiful Renaissance era city such as Vienna. A Viennese Ball may even make it to the list. But a Vegan Ball in Vienna?

Vegan Salted Chocolate Melt-in-the-Middle Puddings

Katy Beskow | Posted 14.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Beskow

Nothing says "I love you" more than a dark, luxurious dessert on St Valentine's Day. Spoon into the crisp outer to reveal a rich, molten middle. Perfect for sharing or, ahem, eating alone.

BAFTA Reveals Plant-Based Vegan Menu For Celebs

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Correction: This article originally implied that BAFTA would be serving up a vegan-only menu, it has been changed to clarify that BAFTA will serve mul...

Ten Things Vegan Parents Want You to Know

Fiona Peacock | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Parents
Fiona Peacock

Last week, a news story about my vegan family caused a bit of a stir and I was even invited onto Australian breakfast television to talk about it. The public had mixed opinions on vegan parenting. With four years of vegan child-rearing experience firmly under my belt, I wanted to share with you a few of the things I think you should know...

It's Time for Veganism to Embrace the Past to Build the Future

Damien Clarkson | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Damien Clarkson

As someone who cares deeply about the planet we leave behind for future generations. I find myself thinking about how can veganism- a movement for environmental and social justice for humans and animals avoid falling into the traps of 21st century throwaway capitalism?

Ben & Jerry's Launch Vegan Ice Cream 🙌

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For years, Ben & Jerry's have dominated the ice cream world with their incredible flavour pairings and big, tasty chunks of chocolate, fudge and lord ...

Mint Choc Chip Super Green Smoothie

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

I tend to skip the ice in smoothies in cold weather. If I'm using frozen fruit then I often skip the ice anyway, but the idea at this time of year is to make it more appealing and easier to swallow whilst layered up and shivering by the fire.