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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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Veganism is becoming increasingly popular – and we’re very happy about it! A common issue for vegan folk is finding good quality shoes and accessories that are free of any animal products. However, although this is something that is becoming more accessible as the lifestyle gains a bigger following, there are still issues at hand, especially for those that care about ethics and sustainability throughout the production process. As a vegan do you ever ask yourself, are vegan shoes eco-friendly? It’s important that we look further into this issue as we often can be blind-sighted by a clearly moral choice,…

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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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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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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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