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What Can You Give This Christmas?

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What Can You Give This Christmas?

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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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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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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WWF Report Shows Shocking Levels of Wildlife Destruction

Worrying new information has been brought to light, after a recent study conducted by WWF.   The report has found  that since 1970, 60 per cent of animal populations have been wiped out as a direct impact of humanity. In the wake of these figures, and with World Vegan Day fast approaching, it’s useful to…

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The History of World Vegan Day

With World Vegan Day on the horizon (Thursday November 1st) and an increasing number of people switching to veganism, it’s a good idea to throw back to the origins of the event, the term ‘veganism’, and The Vegan Society.   What is World Vegan Day? Around the globe, World Vegan Day is celebrated through seminars,…

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New Launch: Vegan Avocado Stout

You’ve heard of avocado lattes – but have you tried avocado beer?   The Long Arm Pub and Brewery of Worship Street, London, have announced the release of its innovative avocado vegan beer, which will be on-sale in time for Vegan Month in November. The Avocado Stout is brewed using dark malts combined with a…

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The Body Shop Parent Company Receives Cruelty Free International Accreditation

Natura, the parent company of The Body Shop, has been given accreditation from Cruelty Free International for the products, ingredients and safety testing methods used. The Body Shop has always had the support of Cruelty Free International, but debate has been sparked in the past by their parent companies, and the ethics of the brand’s…

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Sunflower Seed Milk

This luxurious creamy milk made with organic seeds has a rich nutty flavour. Perfect on its own or added to a beverage.   Ingredients:  140g (1 cup) raw, organic sunflower seeds (we used Suma), soaked overnight 3 cups water Pinch of sea salt Small pinch organic powdered vanilla (optional)   Method:  Drain and rinse the…

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Brewdog to Host Vegan Mondays With 2 for 1 Vegan Mains Every Week

Craft brewer Brewdog, who sell vegan beers, are extending their offerings to vegan customers by getting on-board with #MeatFreeMondays and their new weekly deal. Every Monday customers can enjoy a vegan or vegetarian meal from their meat-free menu on a 2 for 1 deal in any of their UK bars all day. Further, the brand…

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Lush to host coffee shop pop-up

Vegan favourites Lush are opening a pop-up coffee shop in London, in efforts to highlight plastic waste. Whilst we’re aware of the detrimental effects that plastic has on our environment, we can always do more to help raise awareness. The pop-up is also a social enterprise which will be staffed by homeless members of the…

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Apple Galettes

Makes 6 Individual Galettes Ingredients Crust: 220g (2 cups) plain flour, or whole wheat flour, plus more for dusting 1 tbsp organic granulated sugar 1 tsp salt 80ml (1/3 cup) refined coconut oil, softened 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 115ml-175ml (1/2-3/4 cup) very cold water Apple filling: 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced…

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