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!
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.
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.
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?
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.)
1/2 tsp … Read more.
Mayim 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.
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.
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.
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.
Fresh summer flavours, combined with just enough spice to give a satisfying kick, make this wholesome pasta dish a reliable crowd-pleaser!
Mediterranean Vegetable Pasta
1 Tbsp sunflower oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 courgette, chopped into small triangles
4–6 mini chiquino peppers (assorted colours), chopped
1 pkg vegan hot dogs (try VBites brand) or 60 g chopped brown mushrooms, finely sliced
1–2 fresh chillies
1 tsp dried chilli flakes
2 tsp dried oregano
3 cloves garlic, minced or finely chopped
1 500-g carton tomato passata
8–10 cherry tomatoes, chopped
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Nothing screams HOLIDAY like a big dish of freshly made paella. Here’s our delicious vegan take on this iconic dish.
Sizzling Spanish Paella
Adapted from BBC Food
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 medium onions, chopped
3–4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tin braised tofu (optional)
1 aubergine, chopped
1 courgette, chopped
2 tsp ground turmeric
400 g long grain rice
2 cubes vegetable stock
800 ml hot water
4 small ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 large bunch fresh parsley, chopped
Juice of 2 lemons
- Heat the oil in a pan and fry
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This Dutch staple is easy to make and a wonderful comfort food. There’s even a famous story behind it: after the siege of the Dutch city of Leiden, the dish was supposedly left behind in a copper pot by the fleeing Spanish army.
Dutch ‘Zomer Hotspot’
1 kg potatoes, peeled
50 g vegan margarine
3 spring onions, sliced
1 carrot, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp curry powder, plus more for seasoning
Salt and pepper, to taste
- Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender.
- Heat the vegan margarine in
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Add a Bavarian touch to your BBQ or potluck this summer with this lovely, fresh twist on the German classic. Great for piling on a vegan hot dog or as a side dish. It’s also one that should be made in advance, leaving less hassle if you’re going to be entertaining.
Summer Sauerkraut Salad
Adapted from Allrecipes.com
1 large jarsauerkraut, drained
1 tsp mustard seed
1 medium onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 large carrot, grated
1 14-oz jar diced pimento peppers
1 1/2 cups brown sugar… Read more.