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Hello,

Where did January go? It seems as if the month came and went so quickly, bringing with it tonnes of delicious new Veganuary offerings, as well as newbie vegans. I hope that all of you who undertook the month-long challenge enjoyed the introduction to the wonderful vegan lifestyle. And I hope that those of you who coached friends and family members through their first Veganuary were successful in showing your loved one the more compassionate way to tread on Earth. At Vegan Life, we are here to help you to continue to thrive on and love the plant-based way of life - whether you are a recent vegan convert or you have been powered by plants for years.

Vegans come from all walks of life - there are plant-based artists, parents, children, chefs, accountants, writers, scientists, athletes, politicians and everyone in between. This month at Vegan Life, we were honoured to meet an actual vegan Rockstar, in the person of Josh Franceschi from the massively influential English rock band, You Me At Six (page 16). Josh honestly and humbly talks about how he became vegan and gives us the low down on the band's latest album, SUCKAPUNCH. If you haven't yet given the punchy album a listen - make sure that you do!

February will also bring with it two national days - Valentine's Day (14th February) and Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday (16th February). So, we thought it only right to introduce you to some tasty recipes to whip up on these days - because vegans can enjoy fluffy pancakes and heartshaped chocolate desserts, too! Head to page 28 to find some flipping good recipes, and page 71 for meals that'll have you feeling all warm and fuzzy. If it's a high protein lunch you're after, we've also got meals for you to enjoy on

page 49 or, if batch-cooking is more your thing, take a look at page 89.

Also, in this issue, we ask and answer the age-long question: is

breakfast really the most important meal of the day? (Page 62) Plus, Lily Woods examines the atrocities of monoculture, Laura Gaga shows us her wheelbarrow (page 97) and The Animal Justice Project talk to us about their latest investigation (page 102).

Have a great month!

Gema Tadman - Editor
Gema Tadman - Editor
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Cover Image:

Linzer Cookies. Recipe from Vegan Food Porn: 100 Easy and Delicious Recipes by Bianca Zapatka (Published by Lotus Publishing).

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The lifestyle magazine written by vegans for vegans.