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216,000 plastic bottles replaced by edible drink pods at London Marathon 2019

Archive for April 2019

Raspberry Ripple Smoothie Bowl

Raspberry Ripple Smoothie Bowl 2

Try this delicious, Instagram-worthy smoothie bowl to get your day off to a tasty start. Ingredients White Layer Ingredients 1 frozen banana 30ml plant-based drink (coconut) Shredded coconut, as needed Red Layer Ingredients 100 g frozen raspberries 100 g frozen cherries 60 mL coconut drink 1 scoop (34 g) Vanilla Vega® Essentials Topping Options: 2…

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Eco start-up will use coffee waste to replace palm oil

Eco start-up will use coffee waste to replace palm oil 4

Revive Eco are setting out to make the world a better place   After receiving £235,000 of funding from Zero Waste Scotland, the innovative brand are well on their way to building their company to replace palm oil using coffee waste.   How does it work? Co-founders Scott Kennedy and Fergus Moore from Scotland have…

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Gram Flour Omelette

Gram Flour Omelette

This omelette is super quick, easy and cheap. It is packed with protein due to the chickpeas and yellow split peas in the gram flour. Serves 1 Ingredients For the omelette 100g (3.5oz) gram flour 200ml (⅞ cup) water  ¼ tsp Kala Namak (optional)  1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional) 1 tsp oil for frying For…

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McDonald’s Germany announce their first vegan burger

McDonald’s Germany announce their first vegan burger 5

The Big Vegan is set to hit McDonald’s in Germany, featuring Nestle’s innovative plant-based Incredible Burger   The new soy and wheat patty is said to look just like a beef patty when uncooked, similar in texture to the Beyond Burger, and will pack 17g of plant-based protein per serving – just as much as…

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Breakfast Yoghurt Cookie Cups

Breakfast Yoghurt Cookie Cups

This one is simple and speedy for a delicious, aesthetic breakfast. The saffron brings out a beautiful orange colour and unique taste ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ingredients ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For the cookie cup 50g oat flour 40g coconut flour 4 tsp (20ml) date syrup 35g melted coconut oil Pinch of salt ⠀⠀ For the filling ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀…

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Vegan Markets UK coming to Chester for the first time ever this weekend

Vegan Markets UK coming to Chester for the first time ever this weekend 6

Head down to Chester this Saturday 27th April, for Vegan Markets UK    Vegan Markets UK (VMUK) specialises in connecting the growing vegan and vegan-curious population with plant-based products, ideas, and people. What started in 2016 as a single market in Cambridge, has quickly grown to over 20 vegan markets annually across the country, including Cambridge,…

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EU approves proposal to ban ‘meaty’ names of vegan foods

EU approves proposal to ban ‘meaty’ names of vegan foods 7

Would you be tempted to eat a ‘disc’ or a ‘tube’?   Earlier this month, the EU Parliament’s agriculture committee approved a ban on naming meat-free foods after their meat-based counterparts.   If the proposals are voted into effect by the full EU Parliament in May, both vegan and veggie burgers could be renamed ‘discs’,…

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There is a Better Way

There is a Better Way 8

Millions of animals are subjected to experiments every year, but top researchers say curing cancer in mice isn’t helping humans Last year, in the UK alone, 4.12 million scientific procedures were conducted, using 4.02 million animals. The vast majority (82%) of the experiments were on rodents, but the figures also include 3,554 dogs, 109 cats,…

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Standing Up For Animals

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Comedian Sara Pascoe enjoys defying expectations about vegans Chances are you’ll have seen Sara Pascoe on telly. If you didn’t catch her on Never Mind the Buzzcocks Christmas Special, or on QI (which she won), maybe you remember her being blasted by Peter Capaldi in The Thick of It, or sucking up to Jessica Hynes…

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How Veganism Changed My Life

how veganism changed my life

Within two months of marrying, my husband and I rescued a dog. This may not seem significant (although my husband was terrified of dogs), but it turned out that Janie, the Boston Terrier we rescued from a puppy farm in Ohio, would be a significant influence on our path toward veganism. I was raised in…

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Queen of the Extreme

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Marathon runner Fiona Oakes is literally going to extremes to spread the vegan message Despite a punishing schedule of races, elite athlete Fiona Oakes never misses an opportunity to talk about her ethical vegan diet. 2012 saw her face the challenge of the Marathon des Sables for the first time, shrugging off 50 degree heat…

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