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Free From Sticky Toffee Layer Cake

Archive for April 2018

Free From Sticky Toffee Layer Cake

Cooking time: 35-40 minutes Ingredients: For the cake: 225g stoned dates 1 tsp FREEE Bicarbonate of Soda 250ml boiling water 225g vegan butter 200g soft brown sugar 3tbsp FREEE Chickpea Flour + 6tbsp water 225g FREEE Self Raising White Flour 3 tbsp black treacle For the filling:  400g vegan cream cheese + 100g vegan cream…

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Free From Hot Chocolate Cake

Cooking time: 30-35 minutes Ingredients For the cake:  300g FREEE Self Raising Flour 300g caster sugar 300g vegan butter 4tbsp FREEE Chickpea Flour + 8tbsp water 50g cocoa 175ml vegan milk 2 tsp vanilla extract For the filling:  250g vegan butter 300g icing sugar For the topping: 200g vegan cream 200g dairy free chocolate 25g…

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Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies

Cooking time: 22-25 minutes Ingredients 150g vegan chocolate 100g vegan butter 200g sugar 100g FREEE Plain White Flour 1 tsp FREEE Baking Powder 3 tbsp FREEE Chickpea Flour + 6tbsp water) Method Line a 15x20cm/6×8″ baking dish with parchment paper and pre-heat the oven to 180˚ (Gas Mark 4, 350˚F). Gently melt together the chocolate and…

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Free From Earl Grey Fruit Loaf

Cooking time: 70-75 minutes at 180˚C (Gas Mark 3, 350˚F) Ingredients 2 earl grey tea bags 200ml boiling water 300g mixed sultanas, raisins, prunes, dates, apricots 200g FREEE Plain White Flour 2 tsp FREEE Baking Powder 100g soft brown sugar 1tbsp FREEE Chickpea Flour + 2tbsp water 4 tbsp oil 1/2 orange rind and juice Method Put…

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Stepping into Cruelty Free Fashion

An interview with bespoke shoe-maker Anita Neilson   Anita Neilson is a commercial photographer, writer, has just completed a PhD and as if that is not enough, last year began making bespoke vegan shoes. Anita has always loved various forms of crafting and regularly designs and makes her own clothes but making shoes isn’t exactly…

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Average American Wastes Half a Kilogram of Food per Day

A new study has revealed that the average American consumer wasted almost half a kilogram of food per day over a seven year period. The study titled the “Relationship between food waste, diet quality, and environmental sustainability” was published in full, and explains that some previous studies that link diet quality and sustainability often don’t…

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Sainsbury’s Back-Pedalled Chicken Welfare Pledge

Sainsbury’s have back-pedalled on their chicken welfare pledge, with their Good Chicken Award withdrawn by Compassion in World Farming (CIWF). The award was given to the retailer in 2010 after they made a commitment to provide chickens with natural light, more space and enrichment, as well as a slower growing breed of bird. The commitments…

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Government Proposes a Ban on Plastic Straws and Cotton Buds

The government have proposed a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds in England, and there is a consultation to discuss the possible ban. Theresa May will urge leaders around the Commonwealth to follow the UK in tackling the problem of plastic waste at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which begins later…

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Watch: Our Top Five Vegan Speeches

We’ve selected our top five speeches that talk about veganism and address the issues of the meat industry, with each one covering different areas. Each of these videos is undoubtedly going to have an impact on any non-vegan friends, and each of these have changed the lives of people and helped in their decision to…

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Animals’ Popularity a ‘Disadvantage’ to Their Safety

Animals’ popularity is a ‘disadvantage’ to their safety according to a survey. Some of the public’s best loved animals such as lions, tigers and elephants are at a greater risk than public perception suggests and this is thought to be due to advertising and branding which use these animals. Researchers believe that using animals such…

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Publicity Stunt? Gordon Ramsay Tweets Image of Vegan Pizza

Gordon Ramsay, a renowned anti-vegan celebrity chef, has tweeted an image of a vegan pizza, leading some people to believe that he has gone vegan — a claim that we have found no evidence to support. It is, however, a step forward for Ramsay to speak neutrally about veganism and inadvertently support the cause. The…

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Pret A Manger Launch New Spring Menu, With Added Vegan Items

Food outlet Pret A Manger has launched a new spring menu with added vegan items, which will be available from tomorrow. The vegan items on the menu include a dark chocolate and almond butter cookie, a mango & banana sunshine bowl, the avo, olives & toms baguette and a vegan chilli flat bread. Head of…

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