If you’re looking for a fast, easy summer salad, you can’t go wrong with a Greek salad. Olive, basil and balsamic give this salad a Mediterranean summer feel. For a more substantial meal, mix the salad with cooked pasta.
Quick and Easy Greek Salad
5 Tbsp olive oil
Balsamic vinegar, to taste
Salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
Handful large grapes, halved
2 cucumbers, sliced
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 handful chopped fresh spinach
1 handful black olives, halved
1 handful basil leaves
1 handful fresh mint
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Mexican food was just made to be veganised! A good old-fashioned Mexican chilli works with almost any combination of ingredients, provided you get the spices just right.
The Ultimate Vegan Mexican Chilli
2 Tbsp sunflower oil
1 large onion, chopped
1–2 cloves garlic
1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
1 454g bagsoya mince
175 g mushrooms, quartered
1 400g can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 400g can chopped tomatoes
1 heaped Tbsp tomato pureé
1 cup water
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Cold desserts really come into their own during the summer months, and nobody does patisserie quite like the French. They really go for the WOW factor. This pretty tart is just begging to be laid out and admired on your vegan table. It’s a sure-fire way to impress your dinner guests (whether they’re vegan or not).
Tarte Aux Fruits Frais
250 g plain flour
110 g icing sugar
110 g vegan margarine or soy butter
A few spoonfuls water
225 g plain vegan cream cheese (try Tofutti brand)
1 tsp vanilla extract
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Following our rundown of the best vegan-friendly cinemas in the country, we’ve moved on to arts venues that serve up a varied programme of theatre, music and dance, alongside a tasty selection of plant-based cuisine. After scouring the country for the very best places to combine high-brow pursuits with tasty vegan eats, here are our top five picks (in no particular order).
We’ve even given each of these venues an award in order to thank them for helping patrons choose meals that are as delicious as they are good for our … Read more.
We’re just days into the new year, and we can tell already that it’s going to be an exciting one both for animals and the people who care about them! The trend towards vegan diets has been on the rise for years, but it looks like we could be at a real turning point for compassionate eating, with a sea of change in people’s attitudes towards their food and where it comes from as well as increasing awareness of how eating meat damages both the environment and our health.
Here at PETA, … Read more.
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.
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?
Simply because I … Read more.