Three Course Vegan Christmas Menu Recipes 1

These delicious vegan-friendly recipes are sure to make any vegan smile this Christmas, as well as many non-vegans too. Give them a try! Red Cabbage and Orange Salad with Date and Olive Cigars Serves 6-8   For the ‘cigars’ (makes 8): Filo pastry (4 sheets) Rapeseed oil 20 black olives, stoned 3 dates, stoned ½…

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Hosting A Vegan This Christmas? The Vegan Society Has Your Back 2

Due to the ongoing rise in plant-based diets, it’s very likely that more people than ever will be eating vegan over the festive period this year. That means more people than ever hosting a vegan. If that thought fills you with dread – read on. I’ve got a few tips to ensure your Christmas dining…

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Independently Minded 3

Fat Gay Vegan on the importance of supporting independent vegan business   Vegan shoppers have never had it so good. If you had told me ten years ago that most major UK supermarkets would have entire fridges dedicated to plant-based dairy-free products, major stores in Australia housed entire sections to meat free food or that…

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Olivia’s Blog: Watching People Transition 4

As vegans we spend so much time listening to meat eaters telling us that veganism is a bad idea or a fad or that we are nutritionally deficient. It is a breath of fresh air, and a source of excitement, the when someone close to you decides to move away from meat-based products. I have…

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Spare a Thought - The Exploitation of Reindeer 5

Vegan Life investigates the cruel exploitation of the beloved reindeer   For hundreds of years we have celebrated Christmas and there is a certain magic surrounding the end of December. Images of children making a snowman, Christmas trees dressed in gold and red sparkling in a window and, of course, Father Christmas flying through the…

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Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck at College: If We Can Do It, You Can, Too! 7

With the holiday season approaching, many of us understandably feel apprehensive about the impending stuffed turkeys, pork roasts, and everything-doused-in-butter dishes that appear on our families’ tables. It is the first year I am navigating these holidays as a vegan, so my friends in Vegetarian Club hosted a veg-friendly Thanksgiving potluck to ensure that we…

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Fry's Country Roast with Cranberry and Chili Jam 11

Present the perfect meat alternative to your Christmas dinner with this Fry’s Country Roast served with Cranberry and Chili Jam Serves 5-7     Ingredients 1 Fry’s Soy and Quinoa Country Roast   For the Cranberry and Chili Jam: 40ml (21/2 tbsp) olive or coconut oil 5ml mustard seeds 1 bay leaf 1 red onion,…

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Interview with PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk - Preview 13

Vegan Life speaks with straight-talking PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk about approaching activism in different ways   Ingrid was born in Kingston on Thames and was inducted into compassionate living at a young age, helping her mother to roll bandages for lepers and stuff toys for orphans. Ingrid didn’t go vegan until she was in her early…

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Your Guide To Transitioning To A Vegan Lifestyle 14

By Leanne Jenna Know why you’re doing it, but don’t get too attached to that   People come to veganism for all sorts of different reasons. I initially became vegan because I felt passionately that I could no longer contribute to the harm inflicted on animals, while my partner initially became vegan for health reasons.…

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Vegan Runners Take Over The City For Big Brighton Weekend 16

Over 100 runners from Vegan Runners, the UKs biggest athletics club, are taking part in the Brighton 10K race next weekend (Sunday 19th November) along the historic Brighton and Hove seafront. Vegan Runners from around the country, and from other countries, will converge in Brighton for the weekend for their Annual General Meeting as well…

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Italy Votes To Ban Animal Circus Acts 18

Italy has voted to eliminate the use of animals in circuses and travelling shows within a year. Animal Defenders International has hailed the move as a ‘major breakthrough’ for a country which has one of the biggest circus industries in the world. Italy is the 41st country to pass a law prohibiting the exploitation of…

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