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Roasted Pepper Pasta with Olives, Capers and Pine Nuts

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Roasted Pepper Pasta with Olives, Capers and Pine Nuts

Serves 2 Ingredients 200g fusilli pasta, or pasta of your choice 1 jar Sacla’ Roasted Pepper Pasta Sauce Handful of black olives, pitted 2 tsp capers Handful of pine nuts, toasted Method Add the pasta to a pan of boiling salted water and cook as per pack instructions. Drain.  Mix the sauce with the hot…

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Violife Breadsticks with Herbs

serves 12 (for 12 breadsticks) Ingredients 40g Violife Original Flavour Grated 50g margarine 100g plain flour 1tsp paprika 2 tsp wholegrain mustard 2 tbsp almond milk to glaze 2 tbsp mixed herbs Salt and pepper (to season) Method Pre-heat your oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Rub together the margarine and flour in a bowl. Add the…

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Vegan BLT with Violife Original Flavour Slices

Serves 2 Ingredients 6 Violife Original Flavour Slices 1 tomato, sliced Few small leaves of lettuce, roughly shredded 2 tbsp mustard (with seeds) 2 portobello mushrooms, sliced 2 tbsp maple syrup 2 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tbsp vegetable oil 2 mini baguettes, sliced open For the mayonnaise 180ml (3/4 cup) soya…

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Wimbledon Introduces Vegan Strawberries and Cream

The Wimbledon classic is to be veganised Strawberries and cream is a highlight for some at the summer tennis tournament. It is not, however, a very vegan-friendly option. Now though, for the first time in Wimbledon’s 185 year history, the iconic and very British summertime treat, is going vegan. In 2017, the animal charity PETA…

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Beef-Style Burgers

Beef-Style Burgers

Indulge in a truly American feast on a budget by creating your own deliciously Instagrammable plant-based burger. Top a burger patty with everything from vegan cheese, lettuce and tomato to avocado, jackfruit and mushrooms, sandwich between two seeded burger buns and serve with chunky chips for a Friday night treat. Ingredients 4 Fry’s Traditional Burgers…

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Vegan Quiche with Leeks and Mushrooms

Serves 8 Ingredients For the quiche crust 280g all-purpose flour 120g (1/2 cup) coconut oil 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp sugar 120 ml (1/2 cup) water For the filling 200g Violife Original Flavour Block, cut into small cubes 100g (1 cup) Violife Original Flavour Grated 250g spinach leaves 2 large leeks, sliced 200g mushrooms, sliced…

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Michael Gove announces new bill that will punish animal abusers

The Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill aims to prevent animal suffering   The environment secretary, Michael Gove, has released news of a new bill that will mean stricter prison sentences for the worst instances of animal abuse.   Not only will it help to protect companion animals who are neglected and made to suffer, but farmed…

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The Medical Research Council plan to close GM mouse lab

GM mouse lab closed

Plans to close Harwell Institute’s Mouse Genetics Unit in Oxford are welcomed by The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) and vegans nationwide   The Medical Research Council is planning to close Harwell’s GM mouse lab. This is reported to result from “the changing scientific landscape”, and follows the recent closure of Wellcome Sanger Institute’s animal research…

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Ireland ready to ban fur farming

Ireland ban fur farming

Finally, Ireland’s government have approved a phased ban on fur farming   Agriculture minister, Michael Creed, has announced that they will bring an end to the farming of 150,000 mink, on Ireland’s three remaining fur farms.   The news has been welcomed by animal campaigners, who have long been calling for a ban.   In…

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Vegan Life chats to artist and animal advocate, Vita Sleigh

Vegan Art

Artist Vita Sleigh explores how animal rights advocacy is inseparable from other social justice issues   I was lucky enough to be raised vegan. I always had a strong connection and empathy for animals, and my veganism was very special and important to me.   As I got older, I found that my views on…

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Make Gardening For Wildlife Second Nature

Alice Whitehead helps you make your garden a home for our beloved native wildlife With spring firmly in our step, it’s easy to get carried away trimming edges, weeding out the unwanted (both plants and pests) and making lawns Wimbledon-ready. But, this year, don’t be tempted to tame your plot or patch too much –…

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The Truth About British Pork and Animal Welfare

Millions of pounds are being spent on marketing campaigns to sell more pork in Britain, but the price paid by pigs is immeasurable At the end of April, new adverts for pork will hit our television screens, showing us all how easy it is to cook and prepare pulled pork in our own kitchens. This…

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