Volunteers Needed to Survey Gardens to Record Mammals 1

Volunteers are needed to survey a garden, or local space to record the number of mammals inhabiting the area as part of the annual Living with Mammals survey. The survey is organised by the wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species. Volunteers need to survey a piece of land only once a week until Sunday…

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Twinings Confirm Types of Tea That Are Not Suitable for Vegans 2

Twinings have confirmed the types of tea that are not suitable for vegans, following information we shared earlier in the year. We were informed that a number of their products were not suitable for vegans as the teas contained animal derived ingredients such as honey or sodium caseinate. Twinings have assured us that all of…

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Interview with Allison Argo, Filmmaker of The Last Pig 3

Vegan Life spoke to Allison Argo about her latest production, The Last Pig. The documentary follows a pig farmer, and the last pig that he will send to slaughter. What inspired you to create The Last Pig? I’ve long been concerned about animals caught in the horrors of the farming industry, but I was at…

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Our Top 5 Vegan Wines From NFizz Wines 7

NFizz are a family establishment, based in Bristol who specialise in organic wines. You can purchase their wines from their online store, and over 80 per cent of their wines are suitable for vegans, with no animal derived ingredients included in the process or in the wines. Here are our top five wines to choose from…

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Watch: Will.I.Am Continues His Promotion of Veganism Via Instagram 14

Will.I.Am has continued his promotion of veganism via Instagram in a series of three posts, including a video. At the beginning of the year he turned to a vegan diet amid health concerns which saw high blood pressure and cholesterol. The posts talk about the importance of eating plant based food as a form of…

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lemon cheesecake chia pudding

This recipe for lemon cheesecake chia puddings turns your average pudding into a delicious dessert Makes 8 Ingredients For the base 400ml (13/4 cups) filtered water 1 lemon verbena tea bag 300g (11/3 cups) pitted dates 200g (11/2 cups) Brazil nuts, roughly chopped   For the filling 150g (1 cup) cashews, soaked in filtered water…

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Sainsbury’s Launch New Own Brand Vegan Ice Cream Flavours 15

Sainsbury’s have launched a new selection of own brand ice cream flavours and they are all dairy-free and suitable for vegans. The new flavours are strawberry, vanilla and chocolate. The team who developed the vegan cheese Gary, are behind the new flavours alongside their supplier Bute Island Foods, who are a certified factory free from…

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FREE Vegan Baileys Pop-Up Open Today in London 16

A vegan Baileys pop up shop has opened in Soho Square, London, for this afternoon only. Baileys Almande have opened The Vegan Treat Shop, which opens at 1pm until 7pm. The best bit – this event is free. Guests will receive a free ticket which allows them to taste one of the desserts, which comes…

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Creamy Pea Soup 17

Serves 4 | Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 medium white onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 stick of celery, roughly chopped 1 leek, roughly chopped 450g frozen peas 700ml vegetable stock 50g raw cashews 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar (optional) Salt and pepper to taste Dairy-free cream or soy yoghurt,…

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Lemon Possets with Shortbread 19

Serves 4 | Preparation and cooking time: 15 minutes Ingredients For the lemon possets: 600g Silken tofu Zest and juice of 2 lemons 120ml agave nectar 4 tbsp coconut oil, melted 1 tsp vanilla extract A few fresh raspberries, to serve 1 tbsp icing sugar, to serve For the shortbread biscuits 200g dairy-free butter 125g…

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Mushroom & Leek Pie 21

Serves 4 | Prep time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 35 minutes Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 2 medium leeks, trimmed and sliced into discs 3 cloves garlic, minced  500g button mushrooms 1 tsp dried mixed herbs A pinch of salt and pepper For the sauce: 1 tbsp dairy-free butter 2 tbsp plain flour 350ml…

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Balsamic Roasted New Potatoes with Asparagus 23

Serves 4 | Cooking time: 45 minutes Ingredients 1kg new potatoes (such as jersey royals or another small waxy variety) cut into quarters 250g asparagus tips 2 tbsp garlic-infused olive oil 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar a generous pinch of salt and pepper Method Preheat oven to 200°C (Gas Mark 6, 400°F) In a large roasting…

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