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  • 14
  • Jul

The Top 7 Vegan Ice Creams

When the weather heats up, our thoughts automatically seem to turn to ice cream. Nothing screams summer holiday like a scoop (or four!) of this delicious frozen dessert. Choosing to shun the cruelty of the dairy industry certainly doesn’t mean that you have to go without the good stuff, and – as more and more people make the switch to ethical vegan eating – the aisles of UK supermarkets increasingly offer a tempting selection.

The Best Vegan Ice Cream: Top Brands and where to buy thm

Here are our top picks for vegan ice creams for this summer – let us know if we’ve … Read more.


  • 08
  • Jul

Living in Harmony With Snails

The ethical way to manage our garden without harming snailsDid you know that there are potentially more than 200,000 species of snails and molluscs currently crawling around on our planet?

The species that the majority of us are probably most familiar with are those found in the garden. If you haven’t yet come to see snails as the unique, fascinating individuals that they really are, the following are a few surprising facts that may open your eyes:

  • Some species of snail can live for up to 25 years in the wild!
  • Snails can crawl along the edge of a razorblade and
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  • 25
  • Jun

8 of the Best Luxury Vegan Bags

If you’re on the fashion pulse, you may have already heard whispers of celebrity designer and PETA supporter Meg Mathews’ collaboration with high-end vegan accessories label Wilby this month.

Her collection is the latest in fabulous cruelty-free accessories, and to celebrate, here are eight super-stylish bags from companies that have signed up to be a part of the brand-new “PETA-Approved Vegan” scheme. Whether you’re after an oversized tote, a cutesy clutch or a non-nonsense shoulder bag, there’s something here for everyone!

  1. Wilby Yellow Citibag:
    Meg Mathews' Wilby collection - Yellow Citibag
    Our top pick from Meg’s
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  • 13
  • Jun

The World Cup in 32 Vegan Recipes

To mark the clash of the nations in this year’s World Cup football championship in Brazil, we threw an international vegan feast, celebrating the best in plant-based cuisine from the competing countries.

World Cup potluck

So whoever you’re rooting for in this year’s World Cup, why not munch along to the matches as they happen with these delicious “veganised” national dishes!

Group A

Brazil:

Vegan Brazilian Feijoada (Black-Bean Stew)

Feijoada (Black-Bean Stew) and Brown Rice

Croatia: Vegan Makovnjaca (Poppy-Seed Strudel)

Mexico:

Mexico

Spicy Vegan Chilli

Cameroon: Banana and Pineapple Salad

Group B

Spain:

Spain

Vegetable Paella With Mock Duck

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  • 16
  • May

Vegan Recipe: Spicy Pea and Spinach Soup

We love recipes for dishes that are ready in minutes, taste delicious, pack a hearty health punch and – of course – contain no animal-derived products whatsoever. So we were delighted when we came across this vibrant green soup recipe from lovely vegan food blogger Maria over at My Fridgie. Enjoy!

Easy healthy vegan soup recipeSpicy Pea and Spinach Soup

700 g cooked peas

1 tsp sugar

1/2–1 tsp harissa paste

250 g fresh baby spinach

1 handful parsley

700 ml vegetable stock

2 Tbsp vegan margarine

2 cm chopped fresh ginger

  • Put all the
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  • 13
  • May

Swap Your Tired Leather for a New Pair of Cruelty-Free Wills Vegan Shoes and Get 20 Per Cent Off

Wills-logo-high-res-no-backgroundOnce they learn about the cruelty of the leather industry, most people can’t wait to stop wearing the skin of dead animals. Now, we’re making it even easier to “veganise” your wardrobe by teaming up with stylish ethical shoe company Wills!

Here’s the deal – if you send PETA a pair of your old leather shoes, Wills will send you a voucher to get 20 per cent off a pair of brand-new cruelty-free shoes from its online store.

Wills’ shoes are not just good looking – they win on every ethical … Read more.


  • 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.