Very Veggie Dan Dan Noodles for Chinese New Year

Kellie Anderson | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kellie Anderson

Food has always been a big part of Chinese culture, but never more so than at Chinese New Year. Although officially kicking off on the 8 February, feasting and celebrating is already evident in major cities across the world. Lanterns of gold and red, as well as paper cut outs of this year's symbol, the monkey, decorate restaurants, shops and homes.

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?

Self-Saucing Cheese and Roasted Vegetable Pasta and Thoughts on Comfort Food

Kellie Anderson | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kellie Anderson

The new and always updating information on the link between food, behaviour and health doesn't have to mean the death of the doughnut, or put the kibosh on cake. But we need other strategies too; ones not always involving an overdose of calories.

Mint Choc Chip Super Green Smoothie

Poppy Velosa | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa

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.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Gnocchi With Rosemary and Chilli

Steph Matthews | Posted 24.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

These pumpkin gnocchi are so moreish and simple to make. They start off a little tedious but once you get the hang of them, they really are quick to have ready. I've been making this at least once a week since I started having it...

Vegetarian Summer Rolls With Peanut Dipping Sauce

Linda Duffin | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

These are made from the simplest of ingredients but they have a lovely freshness and crunch. We ate them before a Vietnamese curry and they turned out to be our favourite part of the meal. They're gluten-free, too, if that's an issue for you.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen Has Seriously Ticked Off Its Veggie Customers

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) has single-handedly offended its entire vegetarian and vegan fan base with its new - and rather insensitive - advertising...

I Quit Vegetarianism After 12 Years and I've Never Felt Better

Charlotte Wicks | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Wicks

I remember the moment I decided to stop eating meat like it was yesterday. I'd watched a PETA film about chickens being thrown against factory farm walls and felt sick to my stomach. I went to school the next day and held up the queue in the canteen trying to pick from the veggie menu - chips or jacket potato.

Essential Ingredients for Veganuary

Laura Hemmington | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Hemmington

I'm often asked what are my go-to items for creating recipes in a vegan kitchen, so I thought a great way to begin the year would be to share my essential ingredients for Veganuary - and beyond!

Kerry McCarthy Refuses To Back Down On Meat-Eating Dangers

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Politics

Shadow Environment Secretary Kerry McCarthy has refused to back down on her view that meat eaters should be treated the same as tobacco smokers in pub...

Five Things I Have Learned Since Becoming a Vegetarian

Jonathan Young | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Young

Before adopting a vegetarian diet a year ago I had a number of concerns. Would I be getting the right vitamins? Would I get bored of eating the same things? Would I always be hungry? Would I be judged by others? The journey has been interesting and rewarding. Here are some of the things I have learned along the way.

Plant Based Sources of Calcium

Gemma Sampson | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gemma Sampson

Whether due to a dairy intolerance, cows milk allergy or personal choice to follow a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, getting enough calcium from plant based sources alone can be difficult to achieve. Difficult, but not impossible. With some careful planning it is possible for vegetarians to use plant based sources of calcium to achieve their calcium needs.

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?"!