'Vegetarian

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!

Low FODMAP Diet: Warm Halloumi and Potato Salad

Emer Delaney | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emer Delaney

This Mediterranean warm halloumi and potato salad is the perfect lunch on a hot summer's day. It's quick and easy to make, spicy and full of flavour and, whether your guests are meat lovers or vegetarians, they'll LOVE IT!! It's also perfect for anyone following a low FODMAP diet such as people with IBS or digestive disorders.

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.

Low FODMAP Recipe: Courgette and Lemon Risotto

Emer Delaney | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emer Delaney

This courgette and lemon risotto is sublime. It's healthy, tasty and full of nutrients, meaning that you'll look great, feel great and, best of all, it's not a diet so no restrictions. Just healthy choices.

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.

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.

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?

Chocolate Orange Oatmeal

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

Over the years I have tried to get better at eating breakfast and I am much better but I still do need something to excite me to get me ready to eat in the mornings. I will never be someone who eats the same breakfast day in, day out, that just terrifies me.

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.

A Savoury Vegetable Cake for Easter

Kellie Anderson | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kellie Anderson

This is an easy and pretty flexible recipe. No nettles? Use all spinach. No wild garlic? Just use one small clove of bulb garlic. And of course use any deeply flavoured mushroom rather than porcini - but if you do you will miss out on the deep umami notes that porcini brings to this.

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.

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.

Callaloo Baked Eggs and Bammy Soldiers

Charlene Flash | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charlene Flash

My family love callaloo, a wild form of spinach grown throughout the Caribbean but is of African origin. More than likely, callaloo was transported from Africa to the Caribbean during the transatlantic slave trade and it's grown and flourished in the Caribbean ever since.

Hasselback Potatoes With Harissa

Linda Duffin | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

I've given the quantities and timings I used but it really depends on how many spuds you're cooking, of what size, and how hot you like your food. I was using new potatoes. Adjust to your personal tastes, as ever.

Rhubarb, Bergamot and Rose Cake for Mothering Sunday

Kellie Anderson | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kellie Anderson

Of all the cakes one could have - Victoria sponge, cheese, chocolate, fairy, polenta, etc - I do think ones involving yogurt are up there with the best. Not only are French-style yogurt cakes always going to be soft, but they are incredibly straightforward to make. They also keep very well, so are perfectly suited to lunch boxes and unexpected guests. And Mothering Sunday or Easter...

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.

One In Five Meat-Eaters Think Vegetarianism Is 'A Phase'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

One in five meat-eaters think vegetarianism is "just a phase", a new survey has revealed. The study set out to reveal what meat-eating Britons thin...

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.

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.