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.
1. These cuties. Animals are beautiful, interesting, intelligent, sensitive and unique. They’re not dinner.
2. A fitter, healthier you. Weight loss – tick. Lower risk of developing heart disease – tick. Clearer skin – tick. Increased sense of well-being and total absence of guilt about what you’re eating – tick!
3. Deliciousness. Vegan food is tasty food. Don’t believe us? Sample a few of these stunning recipes.
4. The planet. Stopping climate change is a pretty major priority for the human race right now – and the UN says … Read more.
Kindness is one of the sexiest traits that you can have – so as you’d expect, when deciding who to award the title of the UK’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities, we were spoilt for choice, especially since a plant-based diet is known to keep you fit and looking great! But after much deliberation, 2013′s beautiful winners are comedian John Bishop and top model Lily Cole.
Bishop, who starred in one of PETA’s most popular pro-vegetarian campaigns, “Chicks Love a Vegetarian”, has … Read more.
We love this inspiring video from rising stars Tribunal Animal, a French band who put animal rights front and centre in their music.
The song “A Vegan Future” calls into question the normalisation of violence towards animals in our society, with bilingual lyrics that form a stirring call to action: “We’re killing fathers, torturing mothers, and eating billions of children”.
This is an exciting time for animal rights in France. Interest in vegan living is steadily increasing in France, with more and more restaurants “végans” popping up all over the country… Read more.
Millions of people in the UK this year – including Paul McCartney, Leona Lewis and many others – will be tucking into a delicious cruelty-free Christmas dinner, one in which the centrepiece isn’t the carcass of an animal.
Here are some of our favourite vegan recipe ideas for enjoying a festive feast with all the trimmings – one that’s bound to impress your family and friends and make it a merry Christmas for animals, too. Whether you celebrate a traditional Christmas or not, you should be able to find plenty of … Read more.
23-year-old Jonas Von Essen from Sweden has become the World Memory Champion, scoring the highest number of points ever recorded, with feats such as memorising an entire pack of cards in less than a minute and recalling thousands of digits. He also remembers animals every time he eats – yep, Jonas is a vegan – proving that a plant-based diet isn’t just the most compassionate choice. It’s also the smartest!
Jonas answered the following questions about his compassionate plant-based diet:
Why did you decide to go vegan?
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Sweet tooth? Never fear! This Christmas season, vegans can overindulge to their heart’s content, thanks to the wide variety of cruelty-free mince pies, puddings, chocolates and other delights available in supermarkets and high-street stores all over the UK! The following are some of our top picks.
- Caffè Nero Luxury Mince Pies: Good news for the festive season – you can now walk into a coffee shop and grab a tasty mince pie to go with your soy latte, thanks to Caffè Nero’s animal-friendly offering this year.
- Lidl Snowy Lodge
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Sheep are a familiar sight in the British countryside. But how much do you really know about these gentle, good-natured animals? The following 10 facts about the personalities, intelligence and skills of rams, lambs and ewes might surprise you:
1. Sheep have extremely good memories. They can remember approximately 50 individuals (sheep and humans!) for years at a time.
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2. Sheep have been shown to display and recognise emotion by facial expressions with other sheep. Some are noticeable from their ears.
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It’s that time of year again: cheesy songs, Christmas lights, tinsel, mince pies and shops crowded with busy shoppers buying presents for their loved ones. Today is actually Black Friday, officially the busiest shopping day of the year (closely followed by Cyber Monday three days later), and to mark the occasion, we’re sharing our tips for cruelty-free gifts that will delight your family and friends and don’t come with a hidden price tag for animals.
Here are some tips to ensure that your purchases are full of real Christmas cheer for humans … Read more.
From in the ring and on the track, vegan athletes are proving that people don’t need dairy products and meat to compete. Meat-free athletes include mixed martial arts fighters Jake Shields and Mac Danzig and ultra-endurance racers Rich Roll and Brendan Brazier, amongst many others. And it seems vegan diets are even spreading to cricket pitches.
Peter Siddle, the Australian bowler, has recently ditched meat from his diet: “I did a lot of research, read up on a lot of other athletes and people around the world who live like that, … Read more.