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Chickpea Crackers with a Pea Houmous Dip

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Chickpea Crackers with a Pea Houmous Dip

Makes 24 crackers (approx) Ingredients For the crackers 180g (2 cups) chickpea/gram flour 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp sea salt 80ml (1/3 cup) + 1-2 tbsp warm water, plus more if needed Za’atar spice (see recipe below) Sea salt and pepper for garnishing For…

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Apricot and Almond Pop Tart

 Makes 6-8 Ingredients 300g (2½ cups) plain flour, sifted 2 tbsp caster sugar ½ tsp sea salt flakes 225g (1 cup) non-dairy butter, cut into small chunks A few drops natural almond extract 140ml (1/2 cup) cold water 330g (1 cup) apricot jam, homemade or store bought To decorate: 125g (1 cup) icing sugar 2…

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Vegan Carbonara with Tofu Bacon

The sauce for this creamy carbonara pasta dish is made from cashew nuts. Pairing it with the crunchy smoky tofu bacon makes it a deliciously comforting dish. Serves 4 Ingredients Spaghetti or linguini pasta (enough to serve four people) For the carbonara sauce: 180g (1 cup) cashew nuts, soaked in hot water for 20 mins…

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Spiced Parsnip Parathas

These parathas go really well with this Keralan Squash and Cauliflower Curry. Makes 6 Ingredients For the filling: 1 large parsnip, peeled and cubed 1 tsp sea salt 2 tsp coconut oil 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed ½ onion, peeled and finely chopped ½ tsp turmeric 1 tsp fennel seeds 1 tsp nigella seeds 1…

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Keralan Squash and Cauliflower Curry

We suggest making these delicious Spiced Parsnip Parathas to go with this curry.  Serves 4 Ingredients 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 large onion, peeled and sliced 1 large chilli, sliced 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and grated 6 gloves garlic, peeled and sliced 1 tsp fenugreek seeds 1 tsp nigella seeds 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half…

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Chipotle Jackfruit Tacos

The toppings of these tacos include coriander, avocado and sour cream, which offer a fresh, cool contrast. Impress your guests by making your own spice mix – it adds a vibrant homemade flavour that is superior to industrial mixes.  Makes 8 tacos – serves 4 as a main and 8 as a starter Ingredients 2x…

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Wings of Injustice – Vegan Life looks at the Silk Industry

Culture is difficult to change, especially when the vile truths of some cultural traditions are hidden from us. This isn’t to say that culture should be abandoned. On the contrary, culture is something that should be fiercely protected, but not at the expense of animal welfare. Our culture gives us a sense of belonging, community…

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Berrilicious Oat Pancake

Berrilicious Oat Pancake

A plant-fuelled pancake stack; blitzing Alpro Oat Unsweetened drink with mixed berries for the berrilicious breakfast of your dreams. Makes 4 large pancakes Ingredients 1 tbsp ground flaxseed 140g plain flour ½ tsp salt 270ml Alpro Oat Unsweetened drink 1 tbsp dairy-free butter 250g frozen mixed berries 1 tbsp maple syrup To Serve Alpro Plain…

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Veggie Bean Burrito Bowl

Veggie Bean Burrito Bowl

Topped with Alpro Plain Unsweetened No Sugars Big Pot this Mexican feast is completely plant powered. Serves 2 Ingredients 2 flour tortilla wraps 1 small red onion, finely sliced 2 limes 1x 400g in of mixed beans, drained and rinsed 1 roasted red pepper, from a jar, roughly chopped 130g sweetcorn Small bunch coriander, roughly…

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2018 dubbed the ‘year veganism went mainstream’ by national newspaper

An article published in the Evening Standard has announced 2018 as the ‘year that veganism went mainstream’. The piece, written by journalist Selene Nelson talks about how to have a vegan-friendly Christmas, and the progression of the movement. Nelson writes: “This has been the year that veganism went mainstream. From dedicated vegan aisles in supermarkets…

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Nutty Pithivier with Watercress & Pistachio Pesto

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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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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