Conscious Consumption - A New Trend?

Kylie Barton | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

Consumerism in that sense connotes material consumption. Consumption however, is also a word used to describe the act of eating and drinking. We are all consumers in that sense whether we choose to subscribe to the capitalist model of conspicuous consumption of superfluous material goods or not.

What Vegans Have to Put Up With From Everybody Else

Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Snowdon

I have never eaten meat. Ever. When people find this out the reaction that follows is often one of incredulity, mixed with confusion... So for this year's World Vegan Day, here are 10 of the most common reactions I've had from people after they've discovered that I don't eat meat or dairy.

Why Do We Keep Ignoring Climate Change?

Bradley Allsop | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

Emphasising the human, local elements of climate change, as well as tying it to other emotionally salient issues and being open and honest about the scale of the issue and the response required from us is the way forward. These are lessons the environmental movement needs to embrace soon, or there won't be much left to save.

WHO Report on Carcinogens in Red and Processed Meat: Living With A Vegetarian Isn't Difficult

Rebecca Tracy | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK
Rebecca Tracy

Good gourd. Fresh red meat probably causes cancer and processed meat definitely does according to a new report by the IARC, a branch of the World H...

Clear Food Report Finds Human DNA In Hot Dogs – And 10% Of Vegetarian Ones Contain Meat

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK

A study of both meat and vegetarian hot dogs has revealed a glut of unadvertised and decidedly unappetising ingredients – including human DNA. T...

GRAPHIC IMAGES: Devotees Celebrate Vegetarian Festival By Piercing Their Faces With Swords

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK

Gruesome images have emerged from an annual vegetarian festival in Thailand where attendees pierce their faces with sharp objects and swords. The r...

Vegan: All or Nothing?

Laura Hemmington | Posted 18.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Hemmington

There are many reasons for adopting a vegan lifestyle (or, to be more direct, becoming a vegan), from the straight-up rejection by ethical vegans of the use of animals for any purpose, to the dietary and environmental vegans - and everyone else in between.

Pearl Barley Risotto With Mushrooms

Linda Duffin | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

It's that time of the year when we really can't kid ourselves that it's still summer. The leaves are changing colour and the scent of wood smoke is in the air (inside and out at our house). It's been raining hard and there's a definite drop in temperature. The perfect excuse, then, for a warming and comforting risotto.

A Third of Vegetarians Eat Meat When They're Drunk

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Few people can resist the lure of some juicy meat after having one too many drinks - including vegetarians. New research has revealed that over a t...

Easy Vegetarian No-Meatballs Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Serve with a simple tomato sauce made by heating chopped tomatoes with a tbsp of olive oil, a little salt, pepper and a teaspoon of sugar for 20 minutes. Add some dried oregano and you're done. These are delicious with any pasta and of course, rice too...

"We Don't Eat Peppa Pig... Do We?"

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Parents
Simon Ragoonanan

I assumed that a knowing question about where chicken or lamb comes from would be first, as they don't have a secret identity in the way beef/steak (cow), venison (deer), and pork/ham/bacon (pig) do. Chicken is chicken, and lamb is a baby sheep (awww).

I'm Coming Out: Spilling the (Soya) Beans on Being Vegan

Emma Sinclair | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Sinclair

Despite saving my wardrobe, there is one notable downside: veganism has apparently ruined my ability to think. I have had to accept that despite my age and experience, my friends and family think I can no longer read or speak English when it comes to ordering food.

"Vegetarians Eat Chicken, Right?" - 10 Vegetarian Myths Busted

Wendy Graham | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Graham

In the interests of anyone thinking about becoming vegetarian, or any vegetarian tired of fielding questions, let's bust 10 of the most common myths about vegetarian living - from protein sources to health to the ultimate myth - "vegetarians eat chicken, right?"!

Should "Real Men" Be Vegetarians?

Jonathan Young | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Young

Earlier this year I decided to become a vegetarian. It's not a typical choice for a 35 year old male - particularly a former 'lad' like me. But after learning about the journey our meat makes on the way to the dinner table, it was the only sensible choice.

Halloumi Lollipops with Salsa Verde

Linda Duffin | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

It's been sunny one day here in Suffolk and stormy the next but I don't care - it's June and it's barbecue season. Much as I love sticky barbecued ribs and spatchcocked chickens, a barbecue doesn't have to be meat-based.

Stir-fried Asparagus With Peas

Linda Duffin | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

The other day I made this stir-fry on the wing, as it were, to go with a spiced duck dish and it was so good I thought it was worth sharing. The grassy taste of the asparagus works well with the sweetness of the peas and onions and the chilli gives zing to the thing.

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo: Gluten-Free Vegetarian Burrito Recipe

Layne Lieberman | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

In celebration of Mexico and Mexican cuisine, try this yummy gluten-free vegetarian burrito recipe made with tofu, black beans, salad greens, salsa and corn tortillas. To add even more delicious-ness, add 1-cup of diced avocado to the mixed baby greens.

Forget the Labels - It's Time to Eat Kind

Lliana Bird | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lliana Bird

I've decided to do my best to "eat kind". Like sexuality believe there is no black and white and that labels aren't really helpful any more. Fluidity is. So I'm dispensing with "vegan"/ "vegetarian"/ "pescetarian" etc. If I want to eat some cheese or yoghurt I will.

Don't Be Caught Grinning at Your Lamb Chops

Tom Burns | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK
Tom Burns

So-called 'extreme hunters' like giraffe killer Rebecca Francis regularly and deservedly receive public shaming, but few of us think twice about grinning at our lamb chops come dinner time.

When Opposites Attract: Are Successful Relationships Dependent on Shared Values or Not?

Adele Wilde-Blavatsky | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Wilde-Blavatsky

Is a vegetarian being in a relationship with a meat-eater like a non-smoker being in a relation with a smoker; or an atheist being in relation with a theist; or a woman being in a relationship with a sexist?

Ikea's Veggie Meatballs Could Help Save The Planet

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Swedish flat-pack giant Ikea has announced plans to roll out vegan meatballs which will help drastically reduce the company's carbon emissions. The...

Vegetarian, Feminist Tibetan Monk Taking the US Ivy Leagues By Storm

Adele Wilde-Blavatsky | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Wilde-Blavatsky

Who is this monk who, after visiting the headquarters of Google and Facebook, spoke about the need for a kinder internet culture? Why are so many people seeking his advice and inspiration in the 21st Century?

Guide To The Best Vegetables And Cuisines That Match With Herbs

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

To celebrate Meat Free Week (give your inner caveman and those poor animals a rest) we've got a real treat for you in the shape of leaves. And lots of...

How To Make Friends With The Opposition

Jasmine Irving | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Irving

Whilst I can spend a lot of my life being serious and campaigning for what I believe in with unfaltering conviction, I can also spend a couple of weeks or months with the people who I guess technically I campaign against and actually make friends with them.

Vegetarian? You Need To Know About Protein-Combining

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

One of the main questions about vegetarianism that perturbs meat-eaters and would-be veggies is this: how do you get enough protein in your diet? W...