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  • 02
  • Mar

A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Own Coconut Milk

This is an easy way to make coconut milk at home to use in smoothies, soups or curries – or just to enjoy on its own!

Coconut Milk

250 g desiccated coconut

1 litre hot water

You’ll also need a blender and either a nut milk bag or several layers of muslin or cheesecloth laid over a sieve.weighingcoconut

  • Put the coconut and hot water in a high-powered blender. Let sit for a few minutes, then blend on high for 1 to 2 minutes.
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  • Place a nut milk bag or muslin- or cheesecloth-lined
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  • 01
  • Mar

Samantha Barks: Try to Relate, and Keep Fish off Your Plate

Proving that she would do anything to help animals, I’d Do Anything and Les Misérables star Samantha Barks didn’t hesitate to strip down and plunge into a tank of cold water to pose for a new PETA advert. The long-time vegetarian’s ad explains that fish suffocate when they’re pulled out of the water.

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Numerous studies have shown that fish feel pain, just as dogs, cats and all animals do, and they can learn tasks, have long-term memories, use tools and show affection. When fish are hooked, impaled or netted and pulled … Read more.


  • 25
  • Feb

A Pig Given a Chance at Life: Meet Fella

The Amazing Fella could have ended up as a bacon butty or sausage roll – but instead, he’s living the high life in Cambridgeshire, where he shares his home with his guardians, Emily and Dustin, and their three dogs.

Fella the Pig!

Just like his doggie flatmates, cheeky Fella loves to cuddle on the sofa and go out for walks. And he’s quite the activist, too. When he’s out and about, he wears a bright harness with the message “Don’t eat pork!” to encourage others to spare a thought for his cousins who never get … Read more.


  • 19
  • Feb

Where to Find Bostin’ Vegan Food in Birmingham

Vegan Birmingham

For the latest instalment in our series of vegan city guides, we head to the West Midlands to discover where compassionate Brummies go to find delicious meat-free food.

These are our top vegan picks in Britain’s second city:

  • The Warehouse Café
    Fresh, local and seasonal ingredients take centre stage at this longstanding eco-veggie restaurant located right in the city centre. There are many tempting vegan options available and clearly labelled – the dessert menu even includes vegan trifle! For groceries, check out the 100% Vegan shop in the same building.
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  • 18
  • Feb

Celebrate Chinese New Year Vegan-Style

It is said that during Chinese New Year, a mythical beast called Nian passes through villages and eats the villagers as well as their crops and livestock. To celebrate the Chinese New Year, we have some vegan recipes for a feast so delicious it might even convince Nian to ditch meat.

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Veggie Dumplings (Jiaozi)
1/2 cup finely chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup shredded cabbage
2 Tbsp finely chopped red pepper
2 Tbsp finely chopped onion
2 tsp minced fresh ginger
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp sesame oil
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  • 16
  • Feb

Here’s How to Make Delicious Vegan Pancakes With Only Three Ingredients

Last year’s Great Vegan Bake Off competition took egg- and butter-free baking to new heights! Check out the masterpieces that made it to the finals. Pancakes are easy to make vegan, too – and Shrove Tuesday is a good time for feasting on pancakes to your heart’s content!

This pancake recipe, adapted from The Everyday Veggie, has just three ingredients: flour, almond milk and coconut oil.

Sound too simple to be true? Try it for yourself – it really is that easy to produce delicious pancakes.

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  • 16
  • Feb

7 Reasons to Give Up Meat, Dairy Products and Eggs This Lent

Go vegan for Lent!

Lent is a time for giving things up. For Christians, it’s a way of remembering how Jesus fasted in the desert. Many non-religious people also choose to make a change to their diet for the tradition of Lent. Instead of giving up chocolate or alcohol this Lent, why not try the 40-day vegan challenge? Here are seven reasons why it’s an excellent decision:

  1. Going vegan helps to alleviate world hunger. More than half of the world’s crops are used to feed farmed animals, not people. It’s far more
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  • 12
  • Feb

If You Wouldn’t Eat Monkey Nuggets at a Zoo …

Respecting an animal and serving up his or her dead body on a plate are two very different things.

That’s why we’ve just written to aquaria across the country – including Anglesey Sea Zoo, Blue Planet Aquarium in Cheshire, Oceanarium in Bournemouth, Bristol Aquarium, Deep Sea World in Fife, Sea Life Centre in Great Yarmouth, the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth and The Deep in Hull – to ask that they remove fish from the menu at their in-house restaurants, as serving them contradicts these institutions’ invitation to the public to appreciate … Read more.


  • 10
  • Feb

8 Vegan Comfort Food Recipes to Beat the Winter Blues

Forget the detox. When the weather’s chilly, sometimes you need to indulge a little with hearty comforting meals that will warm you all the way through. Here are eight of our favourite nourishing wintertime recipes. Of course, they’re all vegan, too, so you can still feel vaguely virtuous while you chow down on mountains of soul-satisfying food! Let us know your top comfort food fixes in the comments.

  1. Mayim Bialik’s Winter Vegetable Risotto

Mayim Bialik Vegan Risotto Recipe

A creamy dish of deliciousness from everyone’s favourite vegan nerd.

  1. Tofu Spinach Lasagne

Vegan Spinach Tofu Lasagne Recipe

So filling and so satisfying.

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  • 06
  • Feb

BAFTAs to Serve Delicious Vegan Menu

Good news for compassionate celebrities! The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will be offering healthy, humane dishes during its awards ceremony on Sunday.

BAFTA is embracing the vegan movement, as organisers have created a mouth-watering animal-free menu, which will be sure to delight vegan A-listers.

The plant-based menu will feature a quinoa salad with radishes, broad beans, asparagus and peas with a lemon and olive oil dressing and a roasted butternut squash and sun-blushed tomato lasagne with wilted spinach, roasted pepper, sage and a … Read more.