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Inspiring Vegan Athlete Reveals Why She Stands Against Animal Agriculture

Self proclaimed eco-athlete, Donica Shouse is a professional paddle boarder from Hawaii who identifies as someone ‘willing to push for what’s right but do it with peace and love’. Like more and more athletes nowadays, Shouse’s performance is fuelled solely by plants, however this lifestyle choice wasn’t just prompted by the diet’s health benefits. Donica rides exclusively with environmentally conscious companies in addition to running her own, in partnership with husband, Abraham. “I don’t support Animal Agriculture” she says, realizing that the industry is a major factor in the planet’s water usage; “that alone cuts my water consumption footprint in...

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5 Utterly Selfish (But Awesome) Reasons to Adopt a Vegan Diet

We all know that there are many reasons to go vegan – whether you’re an environmentalist concerned about the future of our planet, health conscious or an advocate for the welfare of humans and non human animals alike, the positive impacts of adopting this lifestyle seem to be never-ending. But what if… you genuinely don’t give a hoot? Well, to be clear, not all vegans are happy-healthy-animal-lovers, and many are not aware of their environmental impact (yes, vegans still drive cars and no doubt there are a few guilty of not separating recyclables – tut). So if you fall...

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Ne-Yo Speaks Out About Self Love And Going Vegan As a “Meat Lover”

Just last week singer songwriter, Ne-Yo publicly announced his decision to adopt a vegan diet after seeing Netflix documentary “What The Health“.  In his video announcement, Ne-Yo filmed his reaction to the movie as he scoured supermarket shelves for vegan food with his friend, saying “Send in recipes, send in restaurant recommendations. especially in Atlanta, because I ain’t messing with that meat no more.” More recently, the self confessed veggie-phobe opened up about life and “where he’s at” in an interview with the Herald Sun. “I’ve been on this whole ‘Self love’ and ‘There’s nothing wrong with you being you’ kick...

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Fitness Legend Tony Horton Experiments With Veganism and Feels Amazing!

P90X fitness series creator Tony Horton recently made an announcement via Instagram Stories, saying “I’m in the midst of a little vegan experiment. So far so good. I feel amazing!” Horton is renowned for his motivational speeches in addition to his hardcore fitness programmes which include the 22 Minute Hard Corps and 10 Minute Trainer. Initially his experiment into plant based eating was intended to last just two weeks however after seeing the benefits, Tony has extended his trial ‘indefinitely’. As an advocate for health and wellness, Tony has promoted the importance of good nutrition for many years, even publishing...

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5 Ways To Gently Introduce Your Family To Veganism

“You’re “vay-gun”? You’ll still eat mom’s famous chicken pot pie though, won’t you?” This may sound familiar. For some, breaking the news to family can be daunting; particularly if they think you’re planning to move to some obscure commune and survive on lentils and “toofoo”. But let’s say you’re past this stage and they’re pretty comfortable with your new lifestyle choice – (no dreadlocks or hemp shirts ’round here!). Now, as a fully fledged vegan, perhaps you want to start introducing your nearest and dearest to the amazing benefits of your new plant-based life. Yes… admittedly, this is the...

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5 Important Key Messages To Remember After Watching “What The Health”

“What the Health,” has generated quite a lot of attention in the media since its release earlier this year and perhaps it’s because this is the very first time these issues have been highlighted at scale. This poignant documentary brings much needed attention to the relationships between diet and public health as well as the industries responsible. In particular, What The Health delves deep into the inner workings of Big Agribusiness and Big Pharma, uncovering their ties with the US government and subsequent influence their deals have on America’s public. Following the film, many people have been inspired to embark on a...

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FOX NEWS Interview Vegan Doctor about Cheese, Diabetes and “What The Health”



Fox News recently hosted top-plant based physician, Dr Neal Barnard for an interview on the health benefits of a vegan diet. Plant based diets are a hot topic for the press at the moment and have been receiving a lot of attention from mainstream media outlets, particularly since the release of Netflix documentary “What The Health” in which Dr Barnard appeared. Dr Barnard said.


”There’s been a lot of attention [given to What the Health], especially from the sports community who have been saying ‘maybe I’ll be faster if I go vegan, maybe I’ll be stronger’,” In the FOX segment, Neal...

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Shoe Brand Gets Vegan Stamp of Approval for Their Love of Animals!

Ben and Natalie Nothling, founders of ‘Holster’ have become the very first Australian footwear brand to gain The Vegan Society seal of approval. The company, based near Noosa Beach, told a local newspaper, the ‘Sunshine Coast Daily’ that “[their] mission is to help prevent animal cruelty and embrace ethical production processes by producing shoes that do not contain animal products” Holster have been vegan since the company’s conception back in 2001, however have since sought out the vegan certification to reflect their love of animals and desire to raise awareness on the topic of animal treatment and sustainability. “We are...

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UK’s Most Vegan-Friendly City To Open Nirvana Themed Cafe


Nevermind scouring the streets for a measly side-menu Sliver – why not just head straight to Glasgow where plant based food options are In Bloom! The UK’s most vegan friendly city is adding to its ever expanding list of sustainable eateries, but this one comes with a twist! Soon you will be able to Come As You Are to the new self proclaimed “cruelty free cafe” on Clarendon Street. “In Bloom” will offer both seated and take out options but whether or not the menu will be serving Pennyroyal Tea is yet to be revealed as information about this...

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Revitalize Your Skin With LOVEBUD’s Natural Skincare Range

LOVEBUD is a natural skincare range that uses hemp seed oil as the main active ingredient. Their goal is to make you so happy with your skin, that you can smile and know you mean it. Using natural anti-ageing ingredients LOVEBUD offer a full range of skincare products, from hand creams, body lotion, moisturisers to lip balm. Hemp seed oil has quickly gained recognition as the superfood of skincare because it is high in Vitamins A, C and E as well as Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Fatty acids promote hydration by reinforcing your skin’s healthy barrier function, which prevents water...

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Meet The “Vegan Mafia”: Investors Making Your Vegan Business Dreams Come True

Spaghetti and meatballs? Fuggedaboudit ! Owner of bio-tech accelerator and “Vegan Mafia Boss”, Ryan Bethencourt, is head honcho of a powerful group of investors set out to encourage people away from their dependence on animal products. The nickname “Vegan Mafia” pays a subtle homage to Silicon Valley’s “PayPal Mafia”, in which investors such as Elon Musk, started in the ‘90s. What makes this Cost Nostra unique though, is that this group is made up of vegans venture capitalists mostly focused on investing in sustainable tech startups. Their network includes: – Kyle Vogt, CEO of Cruise- Self driving car tech acquired by General...

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Hampton Creek’s CEO Talks Future Business With 10 Global Meat Giants

As reported today by Global Meat News, Silicon Valley’s food tech startup, Hampton Creek has been revealed to be in talks with some of the world’s largest meat firms. Hampton Creek’s CEO, Josh Tetrick is apparently toying with the idea of licensing their lab-meat technology to at least one of the 10 meat companies he is in discussion with, with the aim to ‘bring industrialized production efficiency to lab-grown meat’. If a deal goes through, the plan is to allow the meat firm(s) to utilize Hampton Creek’s technology, meaning that they will be granted the ability to cultivate their...

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Yaas! Flying Goose Sriracha Mayo Now Available At Aldi. And Yes, It’s Vegan!

Here at Live, we’re all about reporting breaking news and discussing hot topics. Whilst we’re not entirely sure you’ll agree this fits into either category, it’s news to us and by it’s very nature, it’s pretty darn hot. For the most part, hot sauce is vegan (always check the – ?), but mayonnaise is a little trickier to come by. Sure, you can go to grab something from H&B or scope out some weird own-brand goop that spreads like PVA glue. You could even go as far as whipping up your own batch out of chickpea juice (aquafaba or...

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Dr Neal Barnard Accused of Cherry Picking Studies in Netflix’s “What The Health”

Dr Neal Barnard, the president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington DC recently spoke out against a backlash of criticism following his appearance in Netflix documentary “What The Health”. The documentary, directed by Kip Andersen who also starred in and directed ’Cowspiracy’ details the corruption of the food industry in the US and the impact it is having on public health. The film highlights the prevalence of meat and dairy in the Standard American Diet (SAD) and warns of the risks this type of lifestyle poses to human health. Dr Barnard was one among a number...

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HUGE! CCTV Will Be Compulsory and Unrestricted In British Slaughterhouses

The British government appears to want to tighten up on poor animal welfare across the country and have insisted that CCTV installation in slaughterhouses will be non-negotiable by 2018. With plans to better-monitor animal welfare standards, the new rules will allow the FSA (Food Standards Agency) to view the footage upon request. Recording equipment will be set up with the ability to keep tabs on the treatment of livestock and reveal to the FSA whether the abattoir is meeting welfare laws and codes of practice. These rules cover everything from how the animals are fed, their general living conditions,...

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Orange Is The New Black’s ‘Taystee’ is Trying Veganism and Loving It!

Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson, played by Danielle Brooks, is a main character in US comedy-prison series Orange Is the New Black. Well known for her friendship with equally outspoken character, Poussey, Taystee is dominant in pushing for fair treatment and equal rights regardless of race, among fellow female prisoners. Outside of OITNB, the real-life Brooks is also involved in equal rights activism, attending such events as this year’s Women’s March and generally being an active role model for women, the LGBT community and particularly women of colour. Today is no different and it appears that not only is Danielle a...

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Delicious New Squeezy Vegan Greek Yogurts to Hit The Stores

Who doesn’t want to eat yogurt on the go? If you said ‘me’, dear friends, you are missing out! Vegan artisans, Kite Hill have announced that they are soon to release a new range of dairy free yogurts this September and we’re ready to be wowed. The almond milk-based brand have created drinkable, squeezable, Greek-style vegan yogurts and if it’s anything like their cheeses in terms of quality, we won’t be disappointed. Kite Hill are known for their high end vegan food range which include soft cheeses such as ‘fresh truffle, dill and chive’, a vegan ricotta and a number...

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Big Meat and Dairy Fight Against Removal of Their Products from Dietary Guidelines

In light of recent news revealing that Canada’s new draft food guide has proposed the elimination of both dairy and beef, it’s unsurprising to hear that the meat and dairy sectors are fighting back. Lobbying against the new recommendations which discourage public consumption of milk, beef, butter and cheese, a spokesperson on behalf of the Dairy Farmers of Canada said “It would be a disservice to the Canadian population and frankly, a recipe for disaster in terms of bone health,” . Milk is often touted to help us build strong bones however despite common beliefs, there have been no studies...

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Lush to Launch Subscription Box Service with 100% Vegan Bath Bombs !

Fuelling the Bath Bomb craze in which they created, Lush Cosmetics, the epicentre of natural beauty, has announced that they will be launching their very own subscription box service! SIGN US UP NOW! With the ability to get these treats delivered straight to your door, Lushies will have no chance of curtailing their obsession and we’re pretty sure the majority of the UK will never leave their tubs again (except to greet the postman in a bath robe). Honestly, is there really anything better than dipping yourself into a hot bath tub after a long day at work, with...

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Walmart Enters The Dairy Business Despite Milk Sales Plummeting

Last year Walmart announced intentions to move into the Dairy Business with plans to build a processing plant enabling them to produce their own-brand milk and serve an estimated 600 stores. Unfortunately for the discount superstore, this resulted in a 12% drop in stock for Dean Foods, which has more recently been reported to face an additional 20% decline in stock price. Even amid a declining market, Big Dairy still means big money, however consumer habits are continuing to pose challenges for the industry and animal agribusiness as a whole. The annual refrigerated milk sales peaked at a huge $8...

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Meat The Very Good Butchers – Making Beans Scream Since 2016

The Very Good Butchers are much like your traditional, local butcher shop in some ways. Small, family owned, and run by people who really know their stuff when it comes to making a decent burger. So what makes the Very Good Butchers any different? “Our goal is to make good quality meat alternatives that are as accessible as possible to everyone, whether you are looking to reduce meat consumption for environmental concerns, are already a vegan or vegetarian, or are just looking for a tasty healthier alternative.” – James Davison, VGB Founder. Yes, you read that correctly; this place...

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Plant Based Meat Set To Reach Massive $5.2 Billion in Sales Within 3 Years

The demand for plant based burgers is skyrocketing thanks to global demand for ‘healthier junk food’! With meatless meat options rapidly increasing in availability, so is the demand for plant based patties; the new go-to for thoughtful burger lovers. Business Insider reports that plant based burgers are “capturing more space on U.S BBQ grills this summer” than ever before and thus fuelling sales. It is expected that by 2020 the product could reach a staggering $5.2 billion in sales. The article from Business Insider also notes that such change in demand is not only drawing in more consumers but also...

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Arsenal’s Trophy Hunter Under Fire From Jeremy Corbyn and Ricky Gervais

American billionaire and Arsenal club owner Stan Kroenke has recently come under fire in the UK after headlines revealed the launch of his new TV channel “My Outdoor TV”. MOTV has been touted as the Netflix of trophy hunting; a pay-for-subscription plan which features a selection of hunting programs to watch online. Following the announcement a petition has been drawn calling for Arsenal’s sponsors to push Stan Kroenke out of the club. The petition has already reached over 66,000 signatures and the pressure for Kroenke to stand down is very much ‘on’. Promoting animal torture for fun shouldn’t be...

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Popstar Jaden Smith’s StartUp Files Lawsuit Against Vegan Company

One of the most highly regarded philosophers of our time, Jaden Smith (descent of lyrical linguist William Smith) has recently embarked on his own personal journey into the business world. With the end of last year seeing young Smith invest his pocket money into an eco-friendly bottled water startup ‘Just Water‘, Jaden is proud to partner with a sustainably sourced beverage company which package their drink in biodegradable cardboard. Jaden Smith can ‘definitely taste the difference in different kinds of water”, he tells New York Magazine, describing Just Water as “crisp and natural”. Recently though, Jaden has been facing...

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McDonald’s Supplier, Tyson Foods Blamed for Largest EVER Ocean Dead Zone

This week the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are set to release new information on the planet’s largest ever ocean dead zone. Located in the Gulf of Mexico, the impacted area is expected to stand at more than 8,200 square miles big; comparable to the size of New Jersey. Tyson Foods has been pinpointed by the report as a major influence in the pollution, due to its large production of animal products. The company supplies major food and retail outlets such as McDonald’s and Walmart which slaughter 35 million chickens and 125,000 cows each week! According to the report...

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Vegan Company, Impossible Foods Secures a Whopping $75 Million In Fresh Funds

Bay Area’s fast emerging plant based startup, Impossible Foods, is set to announce a fresh new $75 million funding by way of a ‘convertible note‘. With current investors including Bill Gates and Singapore-based firm, Temasek, this cutting edge vegan company is firmly securing their spot in the future of food. Availability of the company’s flagship product, the Impossible Burger has been successful at premium burger restaurants such as Umami Burger and Bareburger, however their recent financial injection is to be put toward expansion from gourmet restaurants into fast-food joints such as San Francisco chain ‘Gotts’ (which added the Impossible Burger...

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Arsenal Boss Launches UK “Netflix” Dedicated To Trophy Hunting Endangered Animals

Stan Kroenke, Arenal’s majority shareholder, has come under fire after launching a new television channel in the UK dedicated to the bloodsport of wild animals such as elephants, lions and other protected species. Dubbed the “Netflix of the hunting world” the television channel  ‘My Outdoor TV’ will include a variety of shows following trophy hunters across the globe, predominantly in Africa. My Outdoor TV has been in the US since 2016. For just a small fee of $9.99 per month, subscribers become voyeurs to “Big-Money” “Big-Game” hunting trips where vulnerable animals such as elephants and lions are killed for souvenirs....

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5 Facts to Explain The Newly Approved ‘Humane Milk is a Myth’ Advert

In light of recent headlines reporting that the UK’s Advertising Standards Agency have sided with ‘abolitionist vegan” Sandra Higgins (campaigner from Go Vegan World), milk-drinkers across the globe have been left with a sour taste in their mouth and a lot of unanswered questions. Why is milk “inhumane”? Is there any truth to this controversial statement or is this simply “vegan propaganda”? Let’s explore! 5 Facts to Explain The Newly Approved ‘Humane Milk is a Myth’ Advert   1. Unmilked Cows Won’t Explode Like all mammals, a mother cow will rely on her offspring to take care of the...

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Vegan Meal Missions To Save US Army Who Are Fatter Than Ever

According to a new article by taskandpurpose.com, “a Department of Defense study revealed that the US Army was the fattest of all the service branches, with 10.5% of soldiers classified as overweight based on body mass index.” Worryingly, within less than a year the problem has only gotten worse. Latest studies indicate that 13% of soldiers are now overweight and considering the level of fitness required to even be accepted into the army, this figure is a huge concern. So, what to do? Troops are already taking part in daily, intensive training regimes so perhaps the problem lies elsewhere? Army officials are...

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Cheaper Insurance for Vegans Thanks to “What The Health”!

Thanks to Netflix’s exposé documentary ‘What The Health‘ in which film maker Kip Anderson unveils the corruption within America’s health and food industries, insurance company HealthIQ have announced that they will be slashing the prices for vegans who want to purchase life insurance coverage. HealthIQ reference a number of health-related statistics on their website, reflecting their reasons behind this marketing  strategy. Quoting studies from the likes of Public Health Nutrition Journal, HealthIQ show that vegans are 63% less likely to suffer from hypertension, which is the number one contributor to cardiac arrest (heart attacks). They also cite the evidence from Critical Reviews...

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Beyond Burger Triples In Distribution, Available in Meat Counters Nationwide

Revolutionary plant-based protein brand, Beyond Meat announced today that their Beyond Burger will soon be stocked across an additional 600 US stores, bringing their total distribution count to 1,300 grocery outlets across America! Their expansion has attracted attention of many, and this latest announcement marks a more than tripled distribution growth for the Beyond Burger within a mere two months. It’s fair to say that with the interest garnered from the likes of US meatpacking giant, Tyson foods and a growing public demand for vegan alternatives, Beyond Meat’s rapid ascend is simply reflective of the market place, indicating that...

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Celeb Ditches Dairy Due to Major Health Concerns – Gives Ice Cream to Sick Kids

Confused? Join the club. Tia Mowry of 90’s duo ‘Sister Sister‘ featured in a number of celebrity news articles earlier this year following her decision to ditch dairy products. The driver for her dietary change included major health factors, such as her debilitating symptoms of endometriosis. Mowry commented on her choice to eliminate dairy and other processed foods, saying to Health.com; “Food is powerful and has a significant impact,” and that “No matter what you put in your mouth—the good, the bad, or the Cheeto—it’s doing something.” Good news, right? Yes! And actually we are happy to report that thanks...

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Fur-Wearing Kylie Jenner Announces She Has Gone Vegan!

Rumour has it that Kylie Jenner has decided to go vegan! According to Harper’s Bazaar, 19 year old Ms Jenner is about to “take a stab at this whole vegan thing” following a Snapchat announcement earlier today. Her snap revealed a lunch of vegan tacos with what appears to be Daiya (or other dairy free) cheese, an orange smoothie and a side of salsa, captioned with “I’m trying this whole vegan thing. Vegan Tacos”. According to the article, Kylie has a healthy appetite for carbohydrates such as pasta and potatoes which could help see her through the transitional stage...

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Glasgow vs Edinburgh – Which One Is Scotland’s New Vegan Capital City?

The UK has seen a substantial rise in conscious eaters within the last decade, with a staggering 360% increase in vegans and an ever growing list of new veg-friendly products entering high street stores. Scotland in particular is experiencing a flurry of new vegan establishments arriving and proudly swinging open their doors to the public. Specifically Edinburgh, which has even made its mark as sitting among the most vegan friendly cities in the UK! In a recent article by iNews, Craig Tannock, the director of new vegan bar “Harmonium” said, “Whilst Edinburgh has been well serviced by vegetarian establishments...

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BREAKING! SeaWorld’s Last Captive Baby Orca Has Died at Just 3 Months Old

At only 3 months old, SeaWorld’s last Orca to be born in captivity has died. “Kyara” was the final killer whale in SeaWorld’s orca-breeding program and had reportedly been suffering from an infection since last weekend. Kyara’s health had since continued to decline despite receiving onsite treatment from veterinarians in their San Antonio park. Following years of pubic pressure, bad press and expose documentaries such as ‘Blackfish”, SeaWorld announced it would be ending its captive breeding program in 2016. Subsequent to the release of Blackfish and the widely publicized death of Tilikum, SeaWorld has seen a decline in popularity and...

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Chester Bennington: A Voice for The People and The Animals

With the devastating loss of Linkin Park’s frontman Chester Bennington earlier this week, thousands of fans and fellow celebrities have taken to social media to express their heartbreak. His music aided many LP followers through dark times of their own, however Chester will not only be remembered for the strength that he gave to his fans, but yet his compassion to all living beings. In a tribute to the late rockstar, we reflect on Chester not only as a talented lyricist but for his many acts of altruism. Through Linkin Park’s “Music for Relief” foundation, Bennington was involved in...

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The UK’s Top 10 Tastiest Vegan Sandwiches

Options! Long gone are the days when vegans didn’t have such a thing. Luckily the demand for plant based foods has been noted by the sandwich sellers of the country, meaning we no longer have to settle for  soggy home made lunches. Whoopie! So where can you find such delectable delights? Dotted across every high street imaginable, it seems. The UK’s Top 10 Tastiest Vegan Sandwiches “SUPER GREENS & REDS” | Pret a Manger “Slices of avocado covered with our tapenade made of roasted red peppers and cherry tomatoes.” Pret adds  add crunchy red pepper, kalamata olives and a...

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Dairy Industry Slanders Medical Association Due To Fears Over Rise in Veganism

Yesterday an article was published by Dairy Herd Management magazine, an online media publisher for industry related news. The piece is entitled “Los Angeles Schools Pilot Vegan Lunch Program”, and unsurprisingly their musings on this were far from positive. Earlier this year, Los Angeles Unified School District board members unanimously voted to bring vegan options to their lunch menus following a successful campaign from non-profit, preventative medicine committee, PCRM. PCRM or Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine work with many institutions across the US public sector such as schools and hospitals to advocate better health through a whole foods plant...

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Show Your Love! 10 of The Best Vegan Condom Brands

Sex is like sauce, it compliments other things but isn’t always good on it’s own. Also, once you squeeze the sauce out of the bottle and cover your fries with it, you can’t just wipe it off the fries and put it back in (the fries will be soggy and stained!); once you take part in sex or sexual activity, you can’t undo what you have done. (You can re-do though!) Get our drift? No matter what your orientation, sex and sexual activities should be a way to display affection and love for another and compliments a healthy consensual...

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Dominos’ Cheesy Tweet Gets Slammed by Vegans

It appears that Domino’s Pizza are a little confused at the moment! With their recent announcement on the new vegan cheeses in their Israeli franchises, their #CowAppreciationDay tweet on Monday suggests that their digital marketing team may have missed the memo. pic.twitter.com/UNfIccdq2C — ImNotYrHomie (@her_liife) July 12, 2017 The “Italian” food chain posted the words “Without cows, there would be no CHEESE PIZZA #CowAppreciationDay #UndeniablyDairy “, leaving their vegan followers somewhat perplexed, however in response to this rather detached statement, vegans of Twitter took to their keyboards leaving the pizzeria inundated with plant-based sass. “Why don’t you show true appreciation for...

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Richard Branson Blogs About Okja and Why He Stopped Eating Beef

Virgin Tycoon Richard Branson, recently took to Twitter to announce that he no longer eats beef, and that it wasn’t as difficult as he thought it would be. Branson’s exact words were “A few years ago I gave up beef. Thought it would be difficult, surprised how little I miss it.” Included in the tweet was a link to a blog post of his, hosted on the Virgin website entitled “Okja and Eye Opening Films”. It is here that Branson notes how there are many delicious dishes and meat alternatives to be enjoyed and that he was keen to make dietary...

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#Winning! Charlie Sheen Goes Vegan!

While the Two and a Half Men actor may have Tiger Blood running through his veins, it seems Charlie Sheen has developed an appetite more akin to a Silverback Gorilla. Sheen has apparently turned over a new leaf, with sources telling America’s TMZ that he has recently adopted a vegan diet. His girlfriend, Julia Stambler, has also ditched the meat in an attempt to together embrace a more healthy, holistic lifestyle. Not only is Charlie committing to eating more consciously, his daily routine now also includes regular exercise including yoga and abstinence from alcohol and hard drugs. TMZ reported...

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New Government Guidelines Set to Completely Eliminate Dairy as a Food Group

The Canadian government has released a new draft of their healthy eating recommendations which not only favours a “high proportion of plant-based foods”, but has completely eliminated Dairy as an essential food group. Perfectly summed up in an article by the Huffington Post, “The milk category is indeed gone in the draft recommendations, and the powerhouse legume has been elevated above animal foods.” – and so it should be! This new dietary recommendation showcases the importance of whole foods, stating that a plant-based diet has the preferred source of protein by way of a “regular intake of vegetables, fruit, whole grains and protein-rich...

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Domino’s Finally Offer Vegan Cheese! But….

It’s in Israel. Props to Israel though, with the highest percentage of vegans per capita (a whopping 5%!) in the world, you guys deserve it! Domino’s originally introduced a vegan option to its Israeli menu 4 years ago, and although the range was a success, the pizza chain struggled to meet demand of better quality dairy free cheese. The company used a panel of taste testers to select their new dairy substitute and the feedback has resulted in Domino’s switching to British produced VBites’ Cheezly. Yum! We can concur. Ido Friedman, vice president of marketing at Domino’s said that “We switched...

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Sweet Potato Pizza Mexicana

Let’s be honest, this thing just sells itself, doesn’t it? Has anyone really ever had to convince a somebody to eat pizza? Granted, ordering one is much easier, however this recipe is just perfect for those times when you want to eat something healthy but not quite enough to subject yourself to a boring salad. Actually, this pizza is SUPER healthy, it’s literally just made out of vegetables, a tiny bit of flour and vegan cheese which you can totally skip. No oil, no salt, no greasy lips, just pure flavour. Dubious about sweet potato working as a base?...

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Miley Cyrus Gets a Tattoo to Show She is Vegan For Life

“Vegan for life!” is the way Miley captioned her Instagram shot of her new ink earlier this week. The Vegan Society‘s sunflower logo accompanies Miley’s collection of  bodily ‘bumperstickers’, sitting discreetly on the underside of her arm. With her new “Vegan Society Approved” stamp located close to tattoos of her dog, “Emu” and her late blowfish “Pablow”, it is clear to see that Miley is a true animal lover. She even spoke publicly about her decision to go vegan for the animals (and her love of pigs) in a television interview with Jimmy Fallon. Miley went vegan in 2014...

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Hella Spicy Cauliflower Madras

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good Madras? An all time favourite cuisine of mine is most definitely Indian food, and I’m a sucker for a Friday night take out – usually Saag Aloo (which I’ll add to the list for the recipe section), but this time I wanted to try something spicy… Actually, a spicy Madras was at the request of LK’s web developer (hey Luke!) and I love veganizing peoples’ favourite foods for them to show how totally easy and delicious it can be. Enjoy!   HELLA SPICY CAULIFLOWER MADRAS Serves 5 | Prep Time: 15-20...

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Artichoke and Spinach Pesto Pasta

My ride or die pasta sauce is pesto. I’m not sure what it is about the stuff (or what actually makes a pesto quantify as a pesto…? Please feel free to enlighten me before I make use of Google) but I’ve loved every flavour I’ve tried. Aubergine pesto, sun dried tomato pesto, your bog standard basil pesto…the unfortunate thing is, finding one without cheese or milk in it can be a nightmare! Subsequently, I’ve spent the last couple of years trying to perfect a home made recipe, and I can honestly say, this artichoke and spinach pesto surpasses any...

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Cherry Chocolate Puddin’

Have you ever heard of ‘aquafaba‘? It’s a little known secret which vegans like to keep up their sleeve for surprising non-vegan friends with fluffy desserts which you would usually only achieve from whisking eggs. Aquafaba is chickpea water! Yup, no more pouring that stuff down the sinkhole! You can use aquafaba to make amazing things like vegan mayonnaise, meringue and chocolate mousse… Cherry Chocolate Puddin’ Serves 4 | Total Time: 15 minutes   INGREDIENTS – 2 ripe avocados – 1 cup fresh pitted cherries – 200g dark (vegan) chocolate – 1/2 can of chickpea water METHOD – Add...

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Kat Von D Finally Reveals Details of Her 100% Vegan Shoe Line!

After months of teasing, Kat Von D has finally revealed snaps of her new vegan shoe line! Kat, in addition to being an outspoken vegan and advocate for animal rights, is a self confessed shoe enthusiast with an entire closet dedicated to footwear. “My new vegan shoe line is coming to life”, she wrote “The first round of prototypes just arrived to my house”   The Illustrated Queen, well known for her love of shockingly high heels, has been hinting that she was in cahoots with Mink Shoes (a luxury vegan brand which specialize in unique, hand made Italian footwear). However,...

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Kat Von D Shames Cosmetics Brand’s Decision to Test On Animals

NARS Cosmetics has upset many loyal customers with their recent announcement that their company would no longer be labelled cruelty-free. The beauty brand has been a favourable choice among people who choose to avoid products which require animal testing, however their decision to begin selling their makeup and skincare lines in China will put an unfortunate end to their cruelty free status. With an estimated $50 billion spent in China’s beauty industry every year, it would be fair to assume that this was a forceful factor in the company’s decision. Not one to keep quiet about her views on the...

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Meat Eating Family Taste Test Vegan Snacks

Mail. After the age of about 15, it generally isn’t anything you want to be receiving. Phone bills, credit card bills, Jehovah’s Witness pamphlets, eviction notices… urgh! Enough already! Wouldn’t it be great if your mailbox could just be filled with delicious snacks instead? Well, that it can my friends; That. It. Can. In fact, ours already is! A subscription box of tasty treats wings its way to LK HQ on a monthly basis. How, you ask? Well the team at Vegan Tuck Box showcase a selection of yumminess 12 times a year, turning mailboxes around the globe into...

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US Medical Association Calls for a Ban on Processed Meat

The American Medical Association’s House of Delegates has called for hospitals to provide plant-based meals and eliminate processed meats from their menus. This is huge victory for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine who have been actively lobbying for healthier options across a range of government funded organizations. “RESOLVED, That our American Medical Association hereby call on US hospitals to improve the health of patients, staff, and visitors by (1) providing a variety of healthful food, including plant-based meals and meals that are low in fat, sodium, and added sugars, (2) eliminating processed meats from menus, and (3) providing...

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Warning to Travellers – You Might Actually Be Eating Dog Meat

Have you ever eaten meat in Bali? These findings may be tough to swallow. A recent investigation has uncovered that meat from dogs is being sold to unsuspecting tourists under the guise of chicken. According to a non-profit animal welfare organization, dogs are being taken from the streets and dumped into crates or sacks with their mouths taped shut and legs bound together. The dogs are then killed by either strangulation, cyanide poisoning or beating; that is if they haven’t already starved to death waiting in hot weather without food or water. Street vendors and “specialty restaurants” have since...

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Watch Out Carnivores! A Parasite Causing An 
Incurable Bacon-Allergy Is Spreading

A tick which makes people allergic to bacon? We’re sure you’re itching to know more! The “Lone Star” tick (Amblyomma americanum) has been biting thousands of meat-munchers and making them pay for their sins. Has this little critter been created by a vegan Dr. Frankenstein? According to this article from Wired, just one small bite from the tick can be enough to ‘reprogram your immune system to forever reject even the smallest nibble of bacon’. Reports of this allergy have so far been found across the US, in Minnesota, Hanover, New Hampshire and Long Island with seemingly no sign of...

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Top 12 Luxurious Vegan Leather Brands

Long gone are the days of cheap, rubbery pleather! The demand for “beast-free” fashion is noticeably on the up; from veggie friendly Doc Martens to beautifully crafted wallets and designer handbags – vegans no longer have to compromise their ethics for personal style (and animals can wear their skin as nature intended – win/win!) “So where can I get my hands on some!?”  we hear you cry. Whilst consumer demand is rising, merchants are certainly still playing catch-up and finding high-quality leather can take a little bit of research… so (in the name of living kindly) we’ve done it...

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Is Soy Production and a Vegan Diet More Harmful Than Eating Meat?

People love a failed vegetarian story, don’t they? And perhaps you came across this one – an interview with ex-veggie and Argentinean ecologist, Claudio Bertonatti. Whilst it is wise to agree with some of the points Claudio raises in his work, such as our food choices directly linking with environmental welfare, the concern of species extinction and climate change being detrimental to our land – perhaps we should question his motive when it comes to the solution. Claudio begins by saying: “I thought that by becoming a vegetarian, I’d avoid killing so many animals. But then I changed my mind.” Continuing with, “As...

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Vegan Mezze – Turkish Dolmas and Garlic Flatbread

Rice filled dolmas with a drizzling of lemon juice and olive oil and soft, herbed Turkish flatbreads – perfect vegan mezze dishes you can make at home   Vegan Mezze – Turkish Dolmas and Garlic Flatbread For the Dolmas INGREDIENTS 300 g pickled grape leaves 2 cups of white rice 2 tomatoes 1 medium sized white onion 5 parsley stems 2 heaped tbsps of dried currants 1 lemon 4 tbps of oil Half glass of olive oil Salt to taste METHOD – Finely chop onion and combine half of cooking oil with half of the olive oil and roast...

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10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Go Vegan

What kind of person would choose a life of ridicule? Endless jokes from family and friends, and an automatic stigma when you eventually drop the v-bomb on your colleagues – Why do people subject themselves to it? In addition to the social inconvenience, there are so many other reasons to not go vegan. Here’s a list of things to put you off: 10 Reasons Not to Go Vegan 1) The food is terrible Probably the top reason; and anyone who loves food is not usually down for eating carrots and rose petals every day. Disclaimer: Veganism isn’t synonymous with...

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Vegans Vs Christians | What Would Jesus Do?

In many Biblical passages, you will find teachings of compassion or mercy towards humans and animals alike. In fact, Christian scripture is, in places, adorned with stories promoting the humane treatment of animals, often even encouraging total abstinence from animal products. According to Genesis, before the Fall of Man, the initial diet of humanity was a vegan diet: “And God said Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food.  And...

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10 Ways To Troll a Vegan

Tired of hearing your vegan friends bang on about “saving the planet”, “saving the animals”, “lowering risks of certain diseases”, blah blah blah? Wanna take ’em down a peg or two? Here are some tried and tested tips for trolling those bunny hugging leftos.     How to Effectively Troll a Vegan 1) Fool Them Into Thinking You Wanna Go Vegan Ask for plenty of tips, then post a pic of Eggs Benny on your Insta #datcholesterollife   2) Invite Them For Supper As they walk through the door, announce “So everything’s vegan, I only used a little bit of butter”...

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10 Annoying Things Vegans Do – Quit Shoving Your Opinions Down My Throat!

Bloody vegans! Always judging me for what I put in my mouth. It’s my body, my personal choice. What gives them the nerve? Elitist fixie riding hipsters. Vegan propaganda is rife, in fact I made a list. We need to stop this! 10 Annoying Things Vegans Do 1) The amount of billboards I see on my way to work promoting The Broccoli Industry’s corrupt agenda. Remember the celebrity endorsed “Got Broccoli” ads? As if that’s the only way I can get calcium. I don’t need David Beckham with a floret beard telling me what to eat, thanks. 2) The food...

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Danish Politicians Go Vegan to Fight Climate Change

Who run the world? Danish Politicians should. Perhaps! Earlier this week, members of the Danish Parliament made like Beyoncé and committed to a 22-day Vegan challenge. According to an article in the Metro, leader of the Alternative party, Uffe Elbaek said “No doubt that this will be a huge challenge, but I expect it to be quite a lot of fun as well, and it’ll definitely be to the benefit of the environment. Western food production has an enormous climate footprint. Political action is needed, and I find it important that we, as politicians, take the first steps and begin...

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Top 10 Cook Books for Hungry Vegans

Got a party coming up? Wanna know how to make your own milk? No idea how to bake a cake without eggs? Chill – we’ve totally got you covered. Whether you’re new to a plant-based diet and have no idea where to start or you’re a seasoned vegan just lacking inspiration, this handpicked list of cookbooks will (quite literally) cater to all your food-related needs.   TOP 10 COOK BOOKS FOR HUNGRY VEGANS THUG KITCHEN | EAT LIKE YOU GIVE A F*CK SMITH & DAUGHTER | A COOKBOOK (THAT HAPPENS TO BE VEGAN) VEGAN STREET FOOD | FOODIE TRAVELS FROM INDIA TO INDONESIA MINIMALIST BAKER | EVERYDAY COOKING...

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Top 10 Mascaras For Beautiful Lashes | Vegan & Cruelty Free

Whether you’re looking for lash lengthening witchery or just want to give them some extra body, we’ve got your back! These 10 cruelty free, vegan mascaras are the perfect tools to give you that dramatic face-framing flick when you want to make a bold statement, or simply just enhance your natural beauty. Take a look at our list below, of the top performing, (and mostly) budget-friendly mascaras. Top 10 Mascaras | Vegan & Cruelty Free   PHYSICIAN’S FORMULA | 100% NATURAL ORIGIN THE BALM | “WHAT’S YOUR TYPE?” BODY BUILDER 100% PURE | FRUIT PIGMENTED BLACK TEA ULTA | FEATHERED LASHES URBAN...

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Yulin Government Set to Enforce Ban on Dog Meat

The Yulin Dog Meat Festival is an annual event held in China, where street vendors and restauranteurs partake in the sale of meat from dogs and other “domesticated” animals. In an effort to bring an end to the mass slaughter of these animals, the Yulin authorities have initiated a plan to prohibit the exchange of money in return for their meat, which is reportedly due to come into effect on 15 June this year (the festival taking place shortly after, on 21st). The Express has noted that according to government officials, “the event has no official backing” and have...

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Former US President, Barack Obama Believes We Should Reduce Meat Consumption

Earlier this week, the former US President, Barack Obama publicly discussed the controversial topic of climate change and its links with animal agriculture. Despite the majority opinion from the current administration being skeptical of climate change all together, Obama used this summit as an opportunity to touch on the relationship between our eating habits, environmental damage and global food scarcity. Speaking with Sam Kass, (ex Nutrition Policy Advisor and Michelle Obama’s Assistant Chef for the Let’s Move! campaign) at the Seed & Chips Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan this Tuesday, he said, “Our changing climate is already making it more...

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Sticky BBQ Chocolate Tofu Skewers

We are well on our way to BBQ season! A delicious mix of sweet, spicy, and savoury, this recipe is a flavour and texture lovers dream. Perfect grilled, fried or baked, this recipe is naturally gluten-free, vegan and the flavours are out of this world delicious. Contrasting warm and cold sensations, along with firm, squidgy and crunchy textures, these BBQ chocolate tofu skewers are perfect for your next get together or for a fun family dinner. Either way, you are going to fall in love with these flavour-filled treats! Sticky BBQ Chocolate Tofu Skewers   INGREDIENTS 1 Green pepper 1 Yellow pepper...

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Vegan Currywurst Capital | Berlin, Germany

Generally known for being free-thinking activists and pursuing the fight for equality, Berliners are among some of the most progressive groups of people in Europe. In some cases, it seems, their values have also extended towards the lives of pigs and other animals; apparent by the increase in veggie restaurants and the veganizing of Germany’s traditional fast-food dish, “Currywurst”. The vibe in Berlin is a perfect testament to the people who live there, and it’s a great place to be if you’re in need of quality vegan food with likeminded folk. Do keep in mind however that the German diet is generally quite meat-heavy, so...

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6 Cruelty Free Sprays for Cleaning Your Home

It’s not something we often think about when we’re doing our grocery shopping. Animal Testing. Unfortunately even in the cosmetic and household/cleaning product industry, lab testing on animals is extremely common and for the most part, standard-industry-practice. But why? No useful knowledge can be gained from pouring bleach into the tear ducts of a bunny (a species whose genes, and subsequently their chemical reactions, are vastly different to ours). This alone makes animal-toxicity tests scientifically obsolete. The good news is, you don’t have to take part in it and simply by opting for cruelty free alternatives, you can stop funding the industries...

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4 Festival Friendly Deodorants for Men and Women

Pee-yeww! Anyone else smell that? So, what’s the stink when it comes to vegan pits? Well, if you’re newly vegan and switching to a cruelty free deodorant, you may want to keep in mind that your body chemistry is likely to be going through changes in reaction to your new diet. This means that the naturally occurring chemicals in your sweat will probably smell a little different too. Think of it as a ‘cleansing phase’ and be patient while you excrete the unwanted toxins from previously absorbed animal proteins. Soon enough your body will regulate itself back to a normal...

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Berry Lazy Oatmeal

We should probably pre-warn you that if you eat your breakfast when you get into the office, then you may want to do a quick pocket-mirror check once you’re done munching this one. A recurring scenario seems to arise mid conversation with coworkers; their gaze lowers slightly and stays there a bit longer than normal…. “Is that a new lipstick?” “Um.. no?” ..Just some very patchy blueberry stains. Regardless, porridge is our ride-or-die breakfast here at LK because oats are packed full of protein which makes the stuff is ideal for a boost of energy pre or post work out. Toppings are...

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Are Your Kids Getting Enough Calcium?

What is calcium and why do children need it? Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body and is needed for maintaining healthy bones and teeth. It also performs a number of metabolic functions including muscle contraction, transmission of nerve impulses and blood clot formation. As around 45% of adult bone mass is formed before the age of eight, it is particularly important for children. How much calcium do children need? The recommended daily calcium intake for children in the UK is as follows: 0-12 months: 525mg/day 1-3 years: 350mg/day 4-6 years: 450mg/day 7-10 years: 550mg/day What are...

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5 Vegan Friendly Sweet Spots | Wellington

For a tiny city, Welly sure is chock full of vegans. With now over 3,000 members in their Facebook group, the population of Kiwi plant-eaters has risen tremendously over the last year or so and it makes sense that restaurants catering to their dietary demands have grown too. Anyone who has been to NZ’s capital knows what a great little hub it is for worldly cuisine. From tacos to po’boys at their new vegan market, to a wide range of Asian and Indian restaurants, humble Welly is any foodie’s dream… But where can we find the sweet-stuff? Oh, little Wellington! You did...

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Vegging Out South West Style | Bristol

Bristol. Home of iconic artists, hot air balloons and many a dodgy nightclub, this freethinking (yet somehow quintessentially) British city is known for many things and certainly isn’t one to be outdone on its food selection. Here’s a run-down of 5 uniquely-Bristol restaurants perfect for days when you just wanna veg-out. Vegging Out South West Style | Bristol CAFE KINO This modest not-for-profit co-op is located on Stokes Croft and run by a community of people who are passionate about supporting local businesses. With a relaxed, sunbathed dining area for their customers and a menu of simple-yet-delicious brunches and lunches, Cafe...

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5 Vegan Friendly Eateries | Melbourne

Melbourne is known for being a bit of a melting pot of cuisines, and one certainly wouldn’t be hard pressed to find a vegan friendly option when scouting the city’s myriad of eateries. Whether you are lucky enough to live in this bustling city of art and culture or you’re just passing through, here are five of our favourite must-try food establishments which will accommodate to your dietary needs as well as your taste-buds. 5 VEGAN FRIENDLY EATERIES | MELBOURNE     1. VEGIE BAR Probably one of the better known vegan-friendly places; Vegie Bar is vegetarian but offer a wide range of...

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Vegan Friendly Ingredients List

Vegan Friendly Ingredients List   BEANS & LEGUMES All of which are great for you nutritionally speaking; no cholesterol as with all plants, they are also low in saturated fat and sodium and very good sources of protein. Luckily beans and legumes are also very versatile and you can use them in an array of recipes such as black bean brownies,  lentil daal, cannelini-bean pesto or hummus (from chickpeas), to name a few. AQUAFABA This is the liquid in your canned chickpeas. Don’t throw it out! You can use it to make vegan-mayonnaise, meringue, mousse, ice cream, butter, cheese and marshmallows...

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Vegan Substitutes List | UK

Vegan Substitutes List | UK Below lists just a fraction of vegan products which are currently available in the UK. Here you will find the most widely available products to substitute meat, dairy and eggs however for a more extensive summary of vegan friendly items, head over to Viva where you can find anything from cookies to condiments. BURGERS AND CUTLETS VEGUSTO Steaks | Cold Cuts | Burgers QUORN Burgers | Fillets LINDA MCCARTNEY Burgers ASDA Nut Cutlets | Spicy Bean Burgers| Nacho Burgers | Lemon & Herb Piri Piri Quarter Pounders | Vegetable Goulash Crispbakes | Butternut Squash...

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Animal Derived Ingredients List

Animal Derived Ingredients This list has been created to help in the avoidance of purchasing products which contain animal derived ingredients and whilst it may seem long, note that it is not inclusive of all ingredients as new variations for names are continually being patented. It is important to know that it is extremely difficult to avoid every single animal ingredient and to remember that a vegan lifestyle is focused on reducing harm to animals in a way which is possible and practical. As stated by PETA, “boycotting products that may contain trace amount of animal products can actually be more harmful in the long run. E.g., by refusing to eat a veggie burger from a restaurant because the bun “may contain traces” of milk or eggs, you may discourage that restaurant from offering vegan options because it is seems too difficult a task”, it is also worth keeping in mind that this label is often used for protection against lawsuits from customers who suffer from food-related allergies. Each ingredient is hyperlinked to a Wikipedia definition for your convenience as some ingredients are also available from plant sources. Please use this list as a guide for how to best avoid them. (We also recommend downloading the ‘Is it Vegan?” app for convenience when grocery shopping)   ANIMAL DERIVED INGREDIENTS MOST COMMON Gelatin Casein Rennet Whey OTHERS Adrenaline Alanine Albumen Alcloxa Allantoin...

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