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Hi Fly becomes the first airline to ditch single-use plastics on flights

Archive for January 2019

Hi Fly becomes the first airline to ditch single-use plastics on flights

We all know how unsustainable single-use plastic is, yet, for the most part avoiding it is impossible   In an extraordinary step towards helping the environment, Portuguese airline Hi Fly has announced that it will eliminate all single-use plastic, across all of its flights.   In December 2018, the company launched a plastic-free trial on…

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Can your diet make you happier?

It’s here – Blue Monday, the date that has been dubbed as the most miserable day in Britain   It’s thought that today is the one day when Brits are more down in the dumps than any other day all year round. Blue Monday has existed for a number of years now, but it’s more…

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Harvester extends vegan menu

Nationwide chain Harvester have launched an extensive three-course vegan menu     The family-friendly restaurant now have five vegan mains and four desserts, accompanied by a range of extra options on the main menu, as well as their unlimited salad bar.   It’s the first time a major national restaurant brand of Harvester’s kind (casual…

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Oumph! Chunky Stew

Serves 4 This hearty stew proves that there is no need for meat in your meal. The rich, thick gravy is satisfying and comforting and will warm you up on those chilly evenings. We’ve added some delicous Oumph! ‘The Chunk’ pieces to give this dish added bite.     Ingredients 1 small white onion, chopped…

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M&S wins first-ever Vegan-Friendly High Street Retailer Award

PETA honours Marks & Spencer’s for its expansive vegan ranges     Not only has Marks & Spencer met the rising consumer demand for vegan and eco-friendly products, but it has also come headway’s with its new ‘vegan’ logo, making all of their vegan products easily identifiable for customers. In light of this, Marks &…

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Lucie Bennett’s Baileys Almande Vegan Chocolate Ganache Cake

To celebrate Veganuary, the Baileys Treat Collective member, Lucie Bennett,  has created an indulgent vegan chocolate cake, made with Baileys Almande, cacao and avocado.  Lucie’s delicious and indulgent vegan treat will ensure that you to start the year off with a bang, just follow the recipe below to  make your own free-from treat at home…

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Pomodoro Pasta Shells

Pomodoro Pasta Shells

Ingredients 500g pasta shells Olive oil spray 4 cloves garlic 700ml passata 2 tbsp. Sacla’ Reduced Fat Basil Pesto Black pepper Handful of basil, roughly chopped Handful of parsley, roughly chopped 3 tsp. Marigold Engevita Yeast Flakes Method Cook the pasta according to pack instructions and drain. Drain, keeping a cupful of the liquid to…

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Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables with Tomato Pesto

Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables with Tomato Pesto

  Ingredients 2 courgettes 1 aubergine 2 red onions, peeled 1 bulb fennel, top removed 1 red pepper, deseeded 1 green pepper, deseeded 3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tbsp. Sacla’ Reduced Fat Tomato Pesto 1 tsp. reduced salt bouillon Black pepper   Method Heat the…

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Spinach, Apple and Pomegranate Salad

Spinach, Apple and Pomegranate Salad

 Serves 4 For the salad: 250g (1 generous cup) baby spinach 2 spring onions 1 Pink Lady apple 1 beetroot 80g (1/2 cup) pomegranate seeds Handful fresh parsley For the dressing: 2 tbsp cider vinegar 2 tbsp chilli oil 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard Juice half a lemon Juice half a lime Salt and pepper to…

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Hopefield Animal Sanctuary to reopen with vegan café

They’ve already done so much for animals in need, and now, Hopefield has announced that their tearoom will reopen in March with a one hundred per cent vegan menu   Since the sanctuary’s opening in 1983, Hopefield has rescued vast numbers of horses and farm animals, and over the years, the kinds of animals they…

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Scottish start-up dares you to taste better

A new range of plant-based meat alternatives has been released – and the founders are certain that the products taste better than the real thing       Glasgow-based DARING Foods say they’ve found the secret recipe to show the world that we don’t need animals for food. DARING’s new range of beef, chicken and…

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Ben & Jerry’s limited-edition vegan menu made permanent

Back in November 2018 for World Vegan Month, Ben & Jerry’s announced the exciting news that they would be launching an exclusive four-piece vegan menu at its Scoop Shop in Soho, London     This month, after the limited-edition menu’s huge success, and in honour of Veganuary, Ben & Jerry’s have announced that their vegan menu…

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