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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.

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 ...