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  • 08
  • Apr

9 Easter Chocolate Ideas for Vegans

Easter is a time to give and receive delicious chocolate – why not give animals a gift this Easter, too, by buying dairy- and egg-free chocolate?

Whether your taste runs to white chocolate or decadent dark, you’re on a tight budget or are looking to splash out, you prefer an impressive big egg or a bundle of mini-eggs – given the wonderfully wide range of delicious vegan Easter eggs available in shops and supermarkets this year, you’ll be spoiled by all the choices!

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  • 02
  • Apr

7 Tips for Spring-Cleaning Your Wardrobe

Do you have skeletons in the closet? Perhaps not literally – but could your wardrobe be harbouring some uncomfortable secrets, such as items for which an animal suffered or was killed to produce?

Now is the perfect moment to purge your wardrobe of anything made from animals so that you can face spring with a clear conscience – and plenty of closet space to fill up with fabulous vegan clothes!

So grab a bin liner, roll up your sleeves and consign anything that contains these outmoded materials to the “rejected” pile.

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  • 01
  • Apr

PizzaExpress Launches New Vegan Pizza!

Restaurant chain PizzaExpress has just added its first-ever vegan pizza to the menu. The new Pianta pizza is loaded with spinach, chestnut mushrooms, pine kernels and artichokes on a spicy Arrabbiata base – and sounds delicious!

More vegan options at high street restaurants

With 400 PizzaExpress branches across the UK, this good news will make eating out even easier for compassionate diners all over the country. Since the restaurant’s pizza bases are dairy-free, you can also request any other pizza on the menu to be made without cheese. And if you prefer a cheesier pizza, according to the … Read more.


  • 28
  • Mar

Elen Rivas on Bringing Up a Vegetarian Family, Plus Kid-Friendly Vegan Recipes for Mother’s Day

Cute alert! Spanish model Elen Rivas and her adorable daughters, Luna Coco and Isla, explain why they love being vegetarian:

Elen, who’s starred in several striking PETA ads and spoken out against bullfighting in her native Spain, also helps animals every day by raising her family on a meat-free diet. It’s a sign that she’s a great mum, as she is teaching her daughters empathy and compassion while reducing their risk of developing child health problems such as obesity and diabetes.

Most kids love animals and are often dismayed when they find … Read more.


  • 14
  • Mar

The Easiest, Quickest (Vegan) Chocolate Mousse Recipe You’ll Ever Find

Whether you’re stuck for a dinner party dessert or just craving some vegan chocolate indulgence, this foolproof recipe is sure to delight. It’s simple and delicious and involves no exploitation of animals – what more could you ask for?

Recipe: Easy Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

500g silken tofu

100g vegan dark chocolate (Most dark chocolate is vegan – just check the packet to make sure that it doesn’t contain milk.)

100g vegan “milk” chocolate (Try Moo Free or Plamil. Or if you prefer a richer mousse, just use 200g of dark chocolate instead.)

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  • 19
  • Feb

Easy Vegan Recipe: Mayim Bialik’s Winter Vegetable Risotto

Mayim Bialik New Vegan CookbookMayim Bialik, the Emmy-nominated actor best known for her role as Amy on The Big Bang Theory, is a woman of many talents. In addition to earning a PhD in neuroscience and being a mother of two, Mayim is a vegan chef with a new cookbook out. Mayim’s Vegan Table is packed full of healthy, plant-based recipes to feed your family!

Mayim kindly shared with us her recipe for Winter Vegetable Risotto, a sophisticated dish that uses almond milk and tahini to create a creamy consistency and mouth-watering taste. Feel … Read more.


  • 04
  • Feb

11 of the Best Vegan Chocolate Fixes (and Where to Buy Them)

If you love chocolate and also love animals – don’t worry. There’s absolutely no need to choose between your compassion and your cravings! Delicious, affordable vegan chocolate is easy to come by – and we’ve done the hard work – cough – of reviewing and tasting some of the best options around, so you don’t have to.

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The following are some of our top picks:

 - Organic Cocoa Powder (Green & Black’s)

Mix with warm soya or almond milk for an intense hot chocolate. Top with vegan whipped cream and vegan marshmallows … Read more.


  • 17
  • Jan

Recipe: Perfect Vegan Guacamole

Because more and more people are embarking on a compassionate diet free from animal products, we’ll be bringing you weekly inspiration for quick, easy and delicious vegan food ideas.

This week, we’re sharing a recipe for healthy guacamole, a dip that’s ready in minutes and has fresh summer flavours that will give you a boost even in the dead of winter!

Avocados are a great and nutritious addition to a vegan diet. They’re packed with potassium, protein, fibre and vitamin K, and they also contain monounsaturated fat, which is thought to … Read more.


  • 10
  • Jan

5 of the Best Vegan-Friendly Cultural Venues

Following our rundown of the best vegan-friendly cinemas in the country, we’ve moved on to arts venues that serve up a varied programme of theatre, music and dance, alongside a tasty selection of plant-based cuisine. After scouring the country for the very best places to combine high-brow pursuits with tasty vegan eats, here are our top five picks (in no particular order).

We’ve even given each of these venues an award in order to thank them for helping patrons choose meals that are as delicious as they are good for our … Read more.


  • 03
  • Jan

9 Vegan Foods That You Already Have in Your Kitchen

Going vegan is a great chance to become more creative in your cooking – as evidenced by all the mouth-watering entries to the Great Vegan Bake-Off, for example. But if you’re just starting out with a plant-based diet, it might come as a relief to realise that you’ve probably been eating vegan food all your life without even realising it!

The following are just a few much-loved staples that happily contain no animal products:

1. Beans on toast:

A meal that’s ready in minutes, contains not an ounce of cruelty and … Read more.