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Pesto Courgetti & Chilli

Archive for November 2018

Pesto Courgetti & Chilli

Serves: 2  Ingredients: 4 courgettes Half a 190g jar Sacla’ Free From Basil Pesto A sprinkle of chilli flakes 100g cherry tomatoes Method: Use a spiraliser & courgettes to create your “courgetti” Boil the courgetti for 20 seconds, drain and stir-in the Pesto Add the cherry tomatoes & serve sprinkled with chilli flakes    

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Roasted Tomato Soup with Pesto Croutons

Serves 4 Ingredients: 1kg ripe tomatoes 2 Carrots, peeled and roughly chopped 2 large Red onions, roughly chopped 2 Garlic cloves 4 tbsp Olive oil 750ml Stock Salt Black pepper A pinch of sugar 3-4 slices Gluten-Free Bread 2 tbsp Sacla’ Free From Basil Pesto 2tbsp Olive oil Flaked sea salt A few Basil leaves,…

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Animals finally recognised as sentient beings by Brussels Parliament

A step in the right direction…   After a historic vote, the Brussels parliament has unanimously backed a draft ordinance that acknowledges animals as sentient beings, rather than ‘objects’, which their old legal status classified them under. Following this vote, animals can no longer be detailed in the categories of property and immobile goods.  …

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Gluten-Free Donuts

Makes 12 Ingredients For the donuts 200g (2 cups) plain gluten–free flour 60g (1/4 cup) caster sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda Pinch salt ½ tsp xanthan gum 125ml (½ cup) soya milk 40g (1/4 cup) vegetable shortening 1 tsp vanilla powder Sunflower oil for frying For the sugar coating 60g…

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Salt and Pepper Tofu with Singapore Noodles

Serves 2-3 Ingredients For the Tofu: 1x 400g block extra firm tofu, drained well and pressed 4 tbsp cornflour 2 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp onion powder 2 tsp sea salt flakes 1 tsp black pepper ½ tsp chilli flakes (optional) 4 spring onions, thinly sliced 1 large, mild red chilli, finely sliced 3 cloves…

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Christmas Vegan Mince Pies with Lizi’s Original Granola Topping

These mince pies are not only easy to make, but fun to make with the whole family. Makes: 18 mince pies  Ingredients: 225g cold vegan butter, diced 350g plain flour 100g golden caster sugar 280g vegan mincemeat Lizi’s Original Granola for topping Icing sugar, to dust  Method: To make the pastry, rub 225g cold, diced…

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‘Waste Less This Christmas’ Vegan Supper Club to Come to London

 A pop-up supper club is coming to Shoreditch, with reducing waste and promoting veganism at its core   The unique event at Benk and Bo in Shoreditch, will be hosted by Plant Based News, chef Sophie Gordon, Oddbox, and Bring Your Own (BYO), who hope to bring guests a special evening packed with tasty, sustainable…

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German brand launches vegan shoes made from coffee leather

Hopefully, in a not too far distant future, shoes made from animal leather will be no more   Vegan leather is cropping up everywhere, and sales of vegan shoes are skyrocketing. Alternatives made from pineapples, mushrooms, apples, and wine are available, and now, coffee.   This cruelty-free development is the brain child of German company…

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Friday 23rd November marks Fur Free Friday

Fur Free Friday is an international event to raise awareness of the atrocities inflicted on millions of fur-bearing animals, who are slaughtered for fashion.   Ahead of the day, celebrities are speaking out against the suffering of animals killed for the fur trade, and are backing calls by Animal Defenders International (ADI) to rid society…

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A vegan cooking show is coming to the BBC

Vegan’s can rejoice as finally, a fully plant-based cooking show will cater for their tastes and values   For the first time ever, the BBC is launching a new vegan cookery show, which will be presented by former Dirty Sanchez star, and well-known vegan, Matthew Pritchard.   The show will be called The Dirty Vegan,…

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Mushroom Stroganoff

Serves 4 Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 1 yellow onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 450g (4 cups) baby portobello mushrooms, sliced 350ml (1½ cups) vegetable stock 2 tsp soy sauce or tamari 1 tsp dried thyme 2 tsp smoked paprika 120ml (½ cup) soya cream 3 tbsp flour mixed with water to form…

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