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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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Seasonal Vegetables: Recipes for November

There’s no better way to take care of our planet, avoid excessive air miles, eat healthily, and explore your local nature than to find out about seasonal veggie and use them in your meals. As autumn is drawing to a close, we approach the colder months; also known as the perfect season for soups. The frosty winter winds typically make it harder to source local produce, but there are still some that can make great dishes for your sustainable festive tables. The following are available throughout November in the UK. In the vegetable and leaves corner, we have brussel sprouts,…

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5 Delicious Desserts for Vegans with a Sweet Tooth

I love dessert. There’s definitely a science behind why chocolate and other sweet foods are actually really good for you- I think it’s something about it boosting your serotonin levels? That’s good enough for me! Food makes you happy and the proof is in the pudding… It’s the best thing to finish off a meal or to have as a special treat. And now it’s winter, there are plenty of opportunities for festive gatherings, which aren’t complete without a yummy treat. Finding nice vegan desserts can be a struggle and they usually end up being quite expensive, so what better…

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8 Tips to Make Green Smoothies You’ll Love

Green smoothies are fantastic – in summer they’re refreshing, in winter they can help us to fight off colds, and all year round they’re delicious. Having a green smoothie every day for breakfast or as a regular snack is a great habit to get into, but it can often seem like it’s just too much effort. So I’ve put together some tips I’ve learned about making delicious smoothies in the easiest way possible!   #1: Remember the 40/60 rule I may have made up this rule. But it works. The ‘green’ it of your smoothie is made up of leafy…

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Conscious Snacks of the Month: October

If you’re anything like me, you know that there’s nothing better when working or studying than having a little snack beside you to help the process along. Especially now the weather is getting a bit more miserable, you often need a helping hand to keep motivated, which inevitably means, at least for me, having something to nibble on. And what better justification for snacking than to delve into food items which are both conscious and delicious? I’ve recently moved to Canada, so I thought I’d share with you a variety of some of my favourite snacks – all tried and…

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Seasonal Vegetables: Recipes for September

There is no better way to take care of your planet, avoid excessive air miles, eat healthily and explore your local nature than by foraging, growing or acquiring seasonal vegetables and using them in your dishes. As the summer is drawing to a close, we approach the beautiful autumnal months where a wondrous medley of seasonal produce come to fruition. The following are available throughout September in the UK, and most cross over into October too. Vegetables Aubergine, Beetroot, Parsnips, Onions, Peas, Potatoes, Radishes, Runner Beans, Courgettes and Marrows, Peppers, Mangetout, Leeks, Sweetcorn, Parsnips, Tomatoes, Broccoli, Squash (including Butternut), Brussel…

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5 Vegan Hangover Meals

Getting the food right when you’re hungover is essential. After a heavy night of drinking a few too many, there’s nothing better than a plate of comforting goodness. It’s tempting to pick up the phone and call your nearest takeaway if you’re lucky enough to have some with vegan options, but when that comforting goodness is really quick and easy to make there really is no need to spend the extra money. So grab your favourite movie and snuggle up on the sofa with one of these delicious quick and easy hangover meals! All super simple and relatively low cost….

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5 Simple Tips: Going Vegan

Practically every vegan I know has said as one point in their lives “I could never go vegan.” There’s a massive misconception in our society that veganism is incredibly difficult and we spend our time eating lettuce leaves and avocados. Although there is definitely some truth in this, there are so many other options for vegans, especially as the ‘vegan’ and ‘plant-based’ movement is growing bigger every day. Although veganism may appear tough, there are simple steps you can take to make the change. Chances are you’ll find yourself looking back and questioning why you hadn’t done this years before!…

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Seasonal Vegetables: Recipes for August

There is no better way to take care of your planet, avoid excessive air miles, eat healthily, and explore your local nature than by foraging, growing or acquiring seasonal vegetables, and using them in your dishes this summer. The months of June to August boast a huge variety of produce: Aubergine Beetroot Beans (broad, green and runner) Broccoli Carrots Courgettes Cucumber Fennel Garlic Lettuce Peas New Potatoes Radishes Rocket (and other salad leaves) Sorrel Tomatoes Watercress. #1 Broccoli-Macaroni Cheese Everyone’s heard of the classic Cauliflower Cheese, but this easy-to-make bake also tastes great with broccoli, a vegetable that is both…

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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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