One message that most people will take away from the recent horsemeat scandal is that if you’re buying meat, it’s almost impossible to know what it’s really made from. As the equine content of British burgers was making headlines, there was another worrying finding for members of religions which prohibit eating pork: the presence of pig meat in many so-called “beef” products, making them neither kosher nor halal.
But there’s an easy recipe for laying to rest anxieties about sinister hidden ingredients in your food: going vegan. Stick to a wholesome plant-based … Read more.
Want to feel virtuous this Lent? Forget giving up chocolate or alcohol – going vegan is the most powerful pledge you can make. Cutting animal products out of your diet is good for your body and soul: it will benefit your health and make your lifestyle more compassionate as you stop supporting industries that exploit and kill animals.
So take this win-win decision and sign our vegan Lent pledge today. We’ll offer you help and support along the way, and you’ll be experiencing the benefits of being vegan in no … Read more.
Today marks the birthday of Scotland’s most beloved poet, Robert Burns, and on both sides of the border and around the world, people will be celebrating the occasion with a traditional Burns supper. But if you’re planning to address the haggis tonight, go for a vegan version of the Scottish staple – because the contents of traditional haggis are not only gross but also the product of horrific cruelty.
Burns himself had an ethos of respect and compassion towards animals. In his famous poem “To a Mouse“, Burns apologises to … Read more.
This Pancake Day, we’ve got a mouth-watering recipe to share with you! Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, is the last Tuesday before Lent. Traditionally, Lent is a time of abstinence and making amends for one’s sins, and Pancake Day was the last chance people had to indulge themselves and use up the fatty foods in their homes, such as butter and eggs, which are forbidden during Lent.
But things are about to change. Here’s a pancake recipe that’s free of all those sinful animal fats, which means that people can … Read more.
We were very sad to hear that long-standing Coronation Street actor Betty Driver, who played barmaid Betty Williams in the mainstay ITV programme, passed away on Saturday morning. Although Betty’s character became well known for her signature Lancashire hotpot, the real Betty, a committed vegetarian, would never have tasted the stuff. In memory of Betty, we’ve found a delicious vegan hotpot recipe that we’re sure she would have loved, courtesy of Naomi at The Gluttonous Vegan.
Here’s a recipe for a delicious hotpot dinner with simple ingredients that you’ll likely … Read more.
A few years ago when I was living in Italy, I came across a truly scrumptious dish called cinque é cinque (also known as torta di ceci). The first time I tried it, I thought it tasted so “eggy” that I had to go back to the shop to check that it was really vegan!
A specialty of Livorno, Tuscany, on the northwest coast of the country, cinque é cinque is a chickpea pancake traditionally cooked in a clay oven and served on oily bread (schiacciatina) with extra pepper. It can … Read more.
I love inviting friends over for Sunday lunch so that I can introduce them to vegan foods that they probably haven’t ever tried before!
One of my favourite dishes to prepare is this easy-to-make vegan roast. I made one the other night, and it took me about 15 minutes to prepare before popping it into the oven for an hour and a half. To be honest, I’m not normally a big fan of nut roasts, so I was delighted to discover this much “meatier” version! It would also be ideal for Christmas … Read more.
Want to know a secret? The best cupcakes you’ll ever have are 100 per cent VEGAN! These delicious, animal-friendly goodies are not “just as good” as traditional cupcakes – we think they’re better.
I’ve used this recipe many times. The cupcakes always turn out great and are loved by all (including non-vegans, who are left wondering in amazement how something containing soya milk and apple cider vinegar can be so tasty!). So why not blow your family and friends away with this fab recipe?
You’ll need either a silicone baking sheet or … Read more.
Now’s your chance to win a copy of Skinny Bitch: Ultimate Everyday Cookbook, the latest instalment from Skinny Bitch co-author Kim Barnouin. Of course, I’m already a lucky winner because I received an advance copy and am using it to test my culinary skills. I can tell you that this is a resource that will fit perfectly on any cookbook shelf because it’s full of so many varied recipes – 150 in all. My housemates already love me for working my way through them.
Covering all sorts of dishes – … Read more.
When our very own Sarah C saw the NY Pizza Burger in the news, she was determined to “veganise” it, knowing that PETA staff members like a bit of junk food every now and then (she’s right – no crumbs were left on the plate!).
Containing no animal ingredients whatsoever, this can easily be made at home using Sarah’s not-so-secret recipe and the instructions below, this will take around an hour to prepare and cook:
1 pack Granose Burger Mix
1 tin kidney beans
1 tin crab-eye beans
3 cloves garlic
Chilli … Read more.