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Claire Cross

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Vegan Comfort Foods

Winter is a time for wearing millions of layers, watching films and eating a lot of food. Throughout the winter months, we often crave hearty, warm and indulgent meals which are commonly (but wrongly) misconceived as being reserved for non-vegans only. Rest assured that there are many wonderful winter warmers from veganised ‘favourites’ to delicious plant-based creations. Here are some of our favourite vegan comfort foods for winter: Breakfast It’s easy to get tired of porridge over the colder months yet we must always remember that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Here are some simple recipes for jazzing…

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Vegan Snacks of the Month: August

Snacking is easily the best part of my day – is there any better pleasure then wandering into the kitchen with the knowledge that you’re about to be eating something delicious? Particularly if it’s also cruelty free! So we’ve put together our favourite vegan snacks from this month (get ready to head out to your local whole foods store!) #1: Raspberries Snacking on fruit is brilliant – it’s delicious and sweet whilst being healthy and allowing you to feel great about having 12 of your 5-a-day. You can never eat too much fruit, right? August is particularly good time as…

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