It’s that time of year again! The sun has got its hat on, and it’s time to fire up the grill and gather everyone together for a slap-up summer barbecue. If you’re one of the ever-growing number of compassionate people for whom the idea of burning animal flesh doesn’t conjure up summer fun, there are many cruelty-free hot dogs, veggie burgers and vegan sausages crying out to be grilled, tossed into a bun and gobbled up!
Here are some of our favourite vegan ‘meat’ options:
- Sainsburys Meatfree Sausages: These are a no-fuss
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Edinburgh has so much to offer this August – including the Fringe, Europe’s largest arts festival, where you can watch top-notch music and theatre performances and attend literally thousands of comedy shows. And of course, Edinburgh has a rich history that can be explored any time of the year. Luckily for compassionate folk, it’s also a great place to find vegan food!
Although its rival Glasgow may have won the title of the UK’s Most Vegan-Friendly City last year, Auld Reekie gives ethical eaters plenty to choose from. The following are some … Read more.
Brit actor and singer Victoria Summer, who’s starred in films such as Saving Mr Banks and Dracula Reborn, recently invited us into her kitchen for a vegan cooking demonstration. When the sun is shining, there’s nothing better than fresh, colourful veggies and aromatic herbs for creating a light, flavourful summer dish.
Victoria is a lifelong animal lover and is now also a vegan, refusing to contribute to the suffering and slaughter of animals after researching the cruelty of the meat and dairy industries for herself. Having been raised on a … Read more.
Whether you’re Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, agnostic or atheist, a vegan diet is an infallible way to get healthy, reduce your carbon footprint and demonstrate compassion for animals. As Anila Muhammad, who is a practicing Muslim and a vegan, explained in a Huffington Post article, “For me a plant-based diet was one way I could bridge the spiritual mandate to protect animals and the environment”.
So, to mark the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha, in which food traditionally plays a major role, we thought we’d share a few ideas for festive … Read more.
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.
Here are our top picks for vegan ice creams for this summer – let us know if we’ve … Read more.
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.
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!
Feijoada (Black-Bean Stew) and Brown Rice
Croatia: Vegan Makovnjaca (Poppy-Seed Strudel)
Spicy Vegan Chilli
Cameroon: Banana and Pineapple Salad
Vegetable Paella With Mock Duck
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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!
Spicy 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
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Just one day before St George’s Day, two patriotic PETA activists bodypainted to look like sexy Yeomen Warders – aka “Beefeaters” – stood proud outside the Tower of London and urged the city to put down the beef. Promoting meat-free meals, the vegans encouraged the public to ditch meat for their health, for the environment, for animals and for England!
“As St George showed us, humans will go to extremes to save their own lives, but our nation’s addiction to the fatty flesh in bangers and pork pies is hurting – not … Read more.
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.