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Summer is here (whether the weather knows it or not!), and what better way to embrace the new season, than with an outdoor feast? If you enjoy dining alfresco, you're in luck; our recipe pages this month are brimming with dishes and goodies for enjoying in your garden or out in glorious nature.

Picnic lovers are in for an even bigger treat - our ultimate guide to picnicking will help you pack the tastiest food hamper, host the most enjoyable experience and pick the best place for your blanket. Aside from an alfresco fiesta, we've got a whole host of healthy breakfasts, gazpacho lunch recipes - perfect for enjoying in the sunshine - and dinnertime bowls of goodness. You are certainly spoilt for choice!

As well as food, the Vegan Life team have been lucky enough to meet with some extremely inspirational people this month, including the winner of PETA's 2020 competition to find the UK and Ireland's Most Beautiful Vegan Over 50, Karl Fogg.

Whilst a beauty contest might sound superficial, PETA's comp is anything but that. Karl chats to us about how he has been using the competition as a platform for animal activism and vegan awareness, and how he intends to disrupt the UK's meat and dairy industries.

Also this issue, Laura Nualart from Vegames tells us why vegan video games are brilliant portals for advocacy, Jake Yapp has discovered the 'secret' to losing weight (and developed a mild obsession with cabbage), and we are introduced to the founder of the remote Lotus Heart Sanctuary, Lynn Jolly, who talks us through how the pandemic has affected her life-saving organisation.

Have a lovely month!

Gema Tadman - Editor
Gema Tadman - Editor

Cover Image:

Spaghetti with Lentil Bolognese.
Recipe and images from Vegan and Easy by
Bianca Zapatka (Lotus Publishing).


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