Nutty Pithivier with Watercress & Pistachio Pesto 1

An excellent vegetarian or vegan alternative to the Christmas roast that works well with all the trimmings. Preparation time:1 hour, plus chilling Cooking time:1 hour 30 minutes Total time:2 hours 30 minutes, plus chilling Serves: 8-10 Ingredients 2 x 320g sheets puff pastry (use non-dairy pastry if vegan) 200g (about 8) savoy cabbage leaves 250g mixed…

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Tesco launch app to help cook vegan Christmas dinners 3

UK supermarket, Tesco, has released an app to help people cook vegan meals, just in time for the Christmas period. It is expected that 48 per cent of Christmas dinner hosts will be serving a meat-free option, catering for either a vegan or vegetarian guest. The Festive Menu Helper allows users to put in the…

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Meat consumption in EU to reduce by 2030 4

An agricultural report published by the EU has stated that people in Europe will consume less meat per capita. In the next 12 years, meat consumption will drop from 69.3kg to 68.6kg. While this may seem like a small amount, animals’ lives will still be saved, and the environmental effect of animal agriculture lessened. The…

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Vegan food noted as top food trend for 2019 5

Delivery food service, Uber Eats, has stated that vegan food will be one of the biggest food trends for 2019, keeping it in the public eye. In the company’s latest report, it identified different food trends throughout 2018 and their predictions for next year. Plant-based food took the top spot for next year, closely followed…

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Meat reduction initiative wins climate change prize 6

Green Monday, a meat reduction programme, has won an award for its contribution to reducing the effects of climate change. The Roddenberry Prize has a $1 million prize pot to companies and initiatives that contribute to helping lessen the impact of, and prevent climate change. Green Monday won the Plant-Rich Diets category with their efforts…

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Viva! Urges Consumers to End Turkey Suffering at Christmas 7

In the lead up to Christmas, vegan charity, Viva! (viva.org), is visiting several cities around the UK, prompting consumers to ditch turkey meat this year, and raise awareness of the cruelty involved in preparing their Christmas dinner. The outreach events are scheduled to take place in Leicester, Southampton and Swansea, with free vegan turkey-style samples…

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What Can You Give This Christmas? 8

In 1843 Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol was published. This book is arguably Dickens’ best known novel and it really has stood the test of time, being reproduced in popular media and film countless times including the unforgettable A Muppet Christmas Carol. If you don’t know the story, A Christmas Carol details the transformation of…

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Snow White Layer Cake 9

Makes 10-12 servings Ingredients 300g (11/4 cups) plain soy yogurt 200ml (3/4 cup) + 5 tsp neutral vegetable oil 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 270g (1 cup) + 6 tbsp raw cane sugar 75g (3/4 cup) ground almonds (almond flour) 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla powder A few drops almond extract 125ml (1/2…

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Festive Spiced Gingerbread Biscuits 11

 Makes approx. 25 medium cookies Ingredients 190g (generous ¾ cup) non-dairy butter 2 tbsp blackstrap molasses/ maple syrup 4 tbsp golden syrup 150g (generous ¾ cup) soft, light brown sugar 1 tbsp water 1 tsp ground nutmeg 1 tsp ground cinnamon 3 tsp ground ginger 1 orange, zest only ½ lemon, zest only 1 tsp…

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Festive Egg Nog 13

Serves 4 Ingredients 625ml (2 1/2 cups) oat milk 200ml (3/4 cup) full fat, tinned coconut milk 50g (1/3 cup) cashews, soaked overnight 1 tsp vanilla bean paste 1 tbsp maple syrup 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg, plus a little extra to garnish ½ tsp sea salt ½ tsp ground cinnamon 100ml (scant ½ cup)…

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Sweet Potato with Curried Lentils and Pomegranate 15

Serves 3-4 Ingredients 3-4 sweet potatoes 400g (2 cups) red lentils 940ml (4 cups) water 2cm piece ginger, finely sliced 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, finely sliced ½ tsp cumin seeds 2 large tomatoes, finely sliced ½ tsp turmeric ¼ tsp curry powder 2 handfuls fresh spinach, chopped 1 large carrot, finely…

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BOSH! x Tesco Mushroom Wellington 17

This December, Vegan Life Magazine were invited to the Tesco’s event Vegmas – a Plant-based Christmas Feast. The event was hosted by vegan chef and Tesco’s very own Director of Plant-Based Innovation and the Wicked Kitchen founder, Derek Sarno.  The cooking duo BOSH! created this delicious mushroom wellington for the occasion so we thought we…

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