Nadia Murray-Ragg

11 Vegan Christmas Cookie Recipes You Can Make for Santa

Christmas is often reputed as being a time of happiness – filled with family, friends, love, relaxing and of course, food. At any good festive social, dinner party or get-together, food is a common must-have, especially indulgent foods. Whatever your table spread may consist of this Christmas day, cookies are as important as the vegan-friendly mulled wine, okay, maybe more. If you’re hosting someone who is vegan or has special dietary requirements, or if you’re vegan and keen to show your guests how truly delicious eating plant based foods can be – we strongly recommend starting with a batch...

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9 Nooch Filled Vegan Recipes for Nutritional Yeast Addicts

Nutritional yeast, known by hardcore fans as ‘nooch’, is a strain of yeast that is grown on a sugar carrier, such as molasses or sugar cane. After the yeast is grown, it is heated, dried and crumbled into powder or flakes; the final product is a deactivated form of yeast, so you couldn’t make a loaf of bread from this type of yeast. Despite a common bad rep, nutritional yeast is not as bad for you. Fortified nutritional yeast is actually a great source of B12 and loved by many for adding a nutty, savory and, most importantly, cheesy...

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Ruby Rose to Create Vegan Alternative to Prada’s New Leather Handbag

For fans of popular series, Orange is the New Black and many in the vegan community – the knowledge of Ruby Rose’s vegan status may not be new information, yet a recent Tweet might be. Rose has spoken to her 1.3 million-strong Twitter followers, saying she will launch a vegan leather handbag with her face on it. The Australian actress, who plays Stella Carlin in OITNB made her claim after high-end fashion brand Prada released a handbag with a face printed on it, that bears in canny resemblance to her own. The Prada bag is made from genuine (animal) leather. According...

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13 Calcium Rich Vegan Recipes That Help Build Strong Bones

Can vegans food give you enough calcium to grow strong, healthy bones? Are vegan calcium sources really good enough? Yes, in fact, some studies show that casein, a protein found in cow’s milk, may actually stop the body from being able to absorb calcium, leading to compromised bone health. Thankfully there are plenty of vegan foods that give you the calcium you need. Here’s 13 recipes to get you started on a calcium kick! 13 Calcium Rich Vegan Recipes That Help Build Strong Bones 1. Spicy Black Bean Soup An easy-to-make, hearty, flavorful and filling soup which is rich...

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7 Simple Steps for the Ultimate Vegan Hanukkah Celebration

Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, takes place over eight days and eight nights. While Hanukkah is said to be a holiday without great importance other than its proximity to Christmas, in modern years the holiday has gained great affinity by many people, if for no other reason than those addictive potato pancakes. According to ThoughtCo, “The name [Hanukkah] reminds us that this holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks in 165 B.C.E.” Hanukkah is a celebration of oil as the story goes that a small amount of oil —...

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Joaquin Phoenix Campaigns for Ethical, Vegan Fashion

A huge, new advertisement featuring Academy Award nominee, Joaquin Phoenix, wearing a Brave Gentlemen vegan wool suit, has just gone public. The ad is run by animal rights organization, PETA, who says you can find it “at the intersection of Broad and Third streets in downtown Columbus, near the Ohio Statehouse and several upscale menswear stores”, right in the “heart of Columbus”. This campaign comes at the perfect time for holiday shoppers, especially those considering buying woolen products this year which are so often a festive favorite. Phoenix’s campaign encourages people to reconsider their choices saying “Cruelty Doesn’t Suit Me. Wool Hurts. Wear...

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Former Chef for Blink-182 and Ellie Goulding to Open Vegan Deli

Orlando, Florida, is about to get an exciting new vegan deli next April with the opening of the Heirloom Deli. Mary Mattern, half of this vegan eatery’s founding pair, is a vegan chef who has cooked on tours for the band Blink-182, musician Ellie Goulding, Entourage actor Jeremy Piven, Emily Deschanel, Travis Barker, and more vegan celebs. Mattern has also written “Nom Yourself”– a book about ‘”simple vegan cooking” and is currently writing her second cookbook. The cafe’s other half is Neil Westfall, Mattern’s fiancé, who plays guitar in the band A Day To Remember (ADTR). This coming-soon vegan deli is set to serve...

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New Vegan Jerky Brand to Beef up 2018’s Plant Based Snack Game

A new startup based in New York, Beyond The Shoreline, is set to launch its vegan, non-GMO vegan jerky made from kelp into the mainstream marketplace in January 2018. This beef-less vegan jerky is made from the stems of mushroom, sugar kelp, pea protein, brown rice flour, sea salt and nutritional yeast. The manufacturing process is similar to beef jerky, just with 100% vegan ingredients instead of animal products. The ingredients are ground up, blended and then dehydrated and you are left with a chewy, savory jerky. Co-founder Courtney Boyd Myers told Food Navigator USA that she was blown away by...

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Vegan Reggae Star Macka B is Making Healthy Living Cool, Says Vogue

6’3 Macka B adopted a vegan diet over 30 years ago, which he still follows, proudly, to this day. His catchy song, ‘Wha Me Eat’ quickly became what is now known as an anthem for reggae-loving vegans everywhere, due to the many plant based foods he raps about. His all-positive approach has seen attention from big-name celebrities. Naomi Campbell and Tracee Ellis Ross both shared Macka B’s rap about cucumber, and Vogue has claimed that Macka makes plant based cool. Twice a week Macka B posts raps on his Instagram to show just how cool plant based foods are...

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Vegan Milk Company Launch Limited Edition Holiday Drink Range

Following a $15 million investment earlier this year, producers of vegan milk – Califia Farms have added not one, but two exciting new drinks to their seasonal holiday range. This year, Chocolate Mint Cold Brew Coffee, and Spiced Cranberry Cocktail will join Califia Farms’ existing Almond Milk Holiday Nog, Pumpkin Spice Latte Cold Brew Coffee, Pumpkin Spice Creamer and Mint Cocoa Creamer. Califia Farms’ website states “[j]ust a sip of our non-dairy Holiday Nog and you’ll be enveloped by the holiday spirit. Made with our creamy, dreamy Almondmilk and a smack of ginger and nutmeg, it’s a lighter take on...

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13 UK Chains to Add New Vegan Food to Their Menus This January

With 2018’s Veganuary (go vegan for the month of January) soon arriving, many people are gearing up to take the month-long vegan pledge, for animals, the environment and (or) personal health. Perfect for a “New Years’ Resolution”! On the same day that the next Veganuary launches (December 28th), the organisation will also be launching a book – titled ‘How to Go Vegan’. This book is jam-packed with quick tips for readers to make the transition to veganism an easy and fun affair – in hopes participants will commit to a long-term vegan lifestyle at the end of the month....

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Vegan Menus Becoming the Norm at World’s Top Luxury Hotels

Think you have to sacrifice your preference for vegan food when dining at luxury hotels? Think again. Three top luxury hotels based in the destination cities London, New York, and Beverly Hills, are offering vegan menus — and these aren’t just your side salads and yam fries. These menus feature a various assortment of fresh, local produce and ingredients that shine in innovative dishes. Shaun Rankin, a Michelin-star chef at London’s Flemings Mayfair Hotel has an affinity for how versatile vegetables are. Vegetables take center plate as Rankin highlights them in experimental dishes like Green Asparagus with Truffle, Wild...

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Alicia Silverstone Shows Off Her Son’s Favorite Vegan Cheese

Actress, author, and founder of mykind Organics, Alicia Silverstone is a long-time vegan and loving mother to Bear, her six-year-old son. In a recent post on Instagram, the Clueless star showed off her son’s latest favorite vegan cheese – from her favorite vegan cheese shop, LA’s Vromage. In a 2015 post on Silverstone’s blog, TheKindLife.com, the actress gushed about Vromage, noting that then 3-year-old Bear loved it. Silverstone said, “Bear was freaking out! He had this pizza–basically a cracker bread (almost like matzah) with ricotta and fresh heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella, and arugula… He loved it so much he had two!” Three...

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5 Ethical Ways to Have a Dog for Christmas (and any Other Time of the Year)

No matter your current or in-progress plans for this gift-giving holiday season, sometimes a bit of puppy love from “[wo]man’s best friend” is the key to ultimate happiness, or at least brightening your day. In reality though, when it comes to giving pets as gifts, many dogs and other animals suffer the consequences of being treated like disposable objects rather than a living creature.  In the UK alone, 3 pets are abandoned every hour around the Christmas period. Some things to consider before getting a pet of any kind are: 1) Do I have the time to train and...

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Trader Joe’s Launches Vegan Yellow Jackfruit Curry Ready Meal

A convenient and vegan-friendly curry has been added to the line of Trader Joe’s frozen entrees – Yellow Jackfruit Curry, complete with jasmine rice. This frozen dish is perfect for those who are pressed for time to cook, not keen on making meals from scratch or are transitioning to a plant based diet and in need of a little inspiration. The best part – it’s only $2.79! This new Yellow Jackfruit Curry by Trader Joe’s can be found in the frozen food aisle nearby other vegan entrées such as Trader Joe’s Vegan Tikka Masala and Vegan Vegetable Pad Thai. Alongside jackfruit,...

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Downton Abbey’s Peter Egan Wants People to Stop Using Reindeer for Entertainment

Peter Egan, the 71-year-old actor who plays Hugh MacClare (‘Shrimpie’) in Downton Abbey has spoken out against using reindeer and other living animals for Christmas festivities. According to The Sunday Times Egan said the use of live animals, such as reindeer and camels within Christmas activities is “inhumane” and shows a “poverty of imagination”. Egan is a vegan, during the filming of Downton Abbey he refused to have meat on his plate or be filmed handling a gun. He stated, “Reindeer and camels deserve compassion and respect.” The outspoken animal rights advocate and vice-president of the RSPCA said animals are exploited for...

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Vegan NFL Star Derrick Morgan Inspired Titans to Go Plant Based, Says ESPN

NFL team, Tennessee Titans, are known for being a strong and successful team, however, the team’s recent successes could be credited to the vegan diet many of the team members are taking on thanks to Derrick Morgan. Derrick Morgan, a linebacker for the Tennessee Titans adopted a vegan diet ten months ago, alongside his wife Charity. Derrick’s wife was so supportive of this dietary shift for the pair, she re-taught herself culinary practice, to be a vegan chef. I think it’s time I get an assignment 😩! I’m so passionate about what I do I don’t think of the...

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Rainn Wilson Confirms He Went Vegan as He Loves Pigs More Than Bacon

In a recent appearance on an American talk-show Conan, Rainn Wilson reveals he has pet pigs – of whom he loves more than bacon. The Office star’s affection thus lead Wilson to adopt a vegan diet. Wilson talked in his interview on Conan about how his wife loves to rescue animals. Recently, the pair rescued two pot-bellied pigs named Snortington and Amy. The two pigs live in the couple’s backyard during the day but come through a what Wilson calls a ‘piggy door’, to sleep on their indoor piggy beds at night. In a powerful and completely unplanned moment,...

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Mayim Bialik’s 7 Vegan Hanukkah Recipes You Must Try This Holiday

Following on from longtime-vegan and Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik’s peaceful Thanksgiving, Bialik also celebrates a plant based Hanukkah with her family and children, as she is what she considers an observant Jew. If you’re also celebrating Hanukkah this year (or just want to try something different) then just like Mayim, you can too, as she’s been kind enough to share her recipes. Mayim Bialik’s 7 Vegan Hanukkah Recipes You Must Try This Holiday Mayim’s Vegan Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts) As those who celebrate Hanukkah are celebrating oil, fried food is pretty much essential. What better excuse for a...

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Vegan Brand “Field Roast” Acquired by Canada’s Largest Meat Producer for $120M

Maple Leaf Foods Inc, the largest distributor of packaged meats in Canada, has announced it has purchased U.S. vegan meat producer, the Field Roast Grain Meat Co, for $120 million. Michael McCain, Maple Leaf Foods’ CEO, said this move is part of the company’s shift toward achieving its vision of becoming a leader in sustainable protein. “The acquisition of Field Roast complements and expands our portfolio in the fast-growing North American market for alternative proteins,” McCain said in a statement. “It also aligns with our vision to be a leader in sustainable protein and create shared value through making a...

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Hampton Creek’s Vegan Scrambled Egg to Arrive in U.S. Restaurants

For diners at Flore in the Castro District of San Francisco – the ‘eggy’ mushroom spinach scramble is not what it may appear to be at first. The delicious scramble certainly tastes like a familiar favorite, but it is completely plant-based, thanks to Hampton Creek’s vegan Just Scramble — an “egg” which closely rivals the taste and texture of chicken eggs. But it’s made entirely out of plants. Its secret? The apparently mighty mung bean. “I walked down the street from my home in San Francisco to grab breakfast. On the menu? A dish that could change the multi-billion-dollar...

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Marvel Superhero Rocks Ironic Vegan “Handbag of Death” (and You Can Have One)

If you’re having Thor: Ragnarok withdrawal as cinemas are ceasing to show the film – you can now get your fix of everyone’s favorite serial murderess, Hela. Her iconic handbag is now available for diehard fans to purchase. Hela’s handbag may be the bag of death on the big screen, but IRL it’s is made of vegan leather (polyurethane) — no dead animal skins required. And for just $69.99, this loving tribute to the Goddess of Death can now be yours (so – kill em’ with style — Hela-style, that is). This bag has a metallic green appliqué inspired...

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Vegan Celebrity Moby Donates $250K to Animal Rights Organizations

In his 30 years of being vegan, electro-pop artist and kind living advocate, Moby has helped and saved countless animals – now, he’s at it again. Moby has revealed in his latest Instagram post that he and one of his restaurants, Little Pine, are donating $250,000 towards various animal rights organizations. Moby captioned the image with: “As today is #givingtuesday I’m proud to announce that this year @littlepinerestaurant and I will be donating $250,000 to a wide range of #animalrights organizations. As you know, 100% of little pine’s profits go to animal rights groups. Including @mercyforanimals @humanesociety @thehumaneleague @physicianscommittee @peta...

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Vegan Beyond Meat “Beast Burgers” Arrive in New Zealand!

In an exciting Facebook update from New Zealand’s major supplier of all things vegan, The Cruelty Free Shop, it has been revealed that the first ever Beyond Meat Beast Burgers are now available for Kiwis to purchase. This announcement comes at perfect timing for NZ’ers to chuck a few on the BBQ as Southern Hemisphere summer starts tomorrow. Beyond Meat’s largest competitor, Impossible Foods are yet to hit NZ shelves. The Cruelty Free Shop captioned “NEW!!!! First in NZ! Beyond Meat BEAST burger patties, now in stock!” and attached a photo of the mighty burger itself, looking as juicy,...

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Mexico Bans Fishing From 57,000 Square Miles of Ocean

An impressive marine reserve has just been created by the Mexican government. The reserve surrounds a group of islands inhabited by hundreds of species of marine life and the government has imposed a complete ban on fishing, meaning it will be illegal for whales, sea turtles, and rays to be caught. Off the south-east coast of Mexico, a group of volcanic islands called The Revillagigedo Archipelago is located, consisting of San Benedicto, Socorro, Roca Partida, and Clarion. There are hundreds of beautiful species which use this area to breed, however, fishing is taking a big toll on the natural lifecycle of...

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Vegan Food Gets a Major Upgrade Thanks to a 3D-Printed Zero-Calorie Fiber

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Yissum Research Development Company have just unveiled a futuristic, extremely impressive breakthrough for 3D printing technologies – personalized foods made using an edible, high-tech fiber with zero calories! This versatile fiber is known as nanocellulose. According to the President of Yissum and CEO Yaron Daniely, “[t]he idea [of this 3D printed food technology] is to enable full control of the substances used for the purpose of creating healthy and tasty meals that can be eaten immediately. This has the potential to address a variety of challenges facing the field of nutrition.” Foods such as...

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T.U.K. Launch Expanding Vegan Shoe Collection Due to High Demand

25 years ago, California-based T.U.K Shoes opened its first retail store in 1991, soon becoming home to unique, edgy, and totally punk-rock (and often vegan) footwear for consumers with eclectic taste. Soon after the first store opened, demand for these funky, yet out-there shoes soared, and the brand now retails worldwide. Yep, UK residents, Aussies, Americans and more – you too can reflect quirkiness through footwear, if that’s your jam. Despite a wide range of shoe looks, styles, and designs to choose from (many of which have no animal products in production, making them completely vegan-friendly), the most popular...

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Vegan Activist James Aspey to Host Public 5-Day Fast for Animal Freedom

Between December 4th to 9th, a fast and justice camp are set to take place outside Australia’s Diamond Valley Pork’s slaughterhouse – arranged and hosted by Animal Liberation Victoria (ALV) and outspoken vegan activist, James Aspey. The founder of ALV, Patty Mark, will be fasting alongside James Aspey, who took a vow of silence for 365 days during 2014 to ‘speak up’, for animal rights. The fast will last 5 days and 5 nights, Mark and Aspey encourage anyone and everyone to join them. However, if someone is unable or unwilling to fast, there is no pressure to. Instead,...

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Mya Urges Her 1 Million Twitter Followers to Go Vegan for the Animals

In honor of World Vegan Month this November, Mya has urged her close to 1M followers on Twitter to take a vegan pledge. A passionate vegan herself, Mya even attached a friendly graphic and mentioned how ditching meat for a month saves 30 animal lives.   A vegan pledge is where someone chooses to go vegan for a set amount of time, with the view to continue that lifestyle after their pledged time ends. Most places, such as The Vegan Society and PETA encourage a 30 day pledge, which is said to be enough time to notice the positive...

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Fear of Closure as Meat Sales Plummet for UK BBQ Chain “Grillstock”

Grillstock, an American-style BBQ restaurant in Britain has gone into administration. The restaurant serves smoked meat, meat and more meat – which is becoming increasingly undesirable by British consumers who are developing quite the appetite for plant based cuisine. Just over a week ago, “Leading UK supermarket, Tesco announced it will be closing its meat and seafood counter at six of its UK locations due to lack of customer interest”, said Jill Ettinger for LIVEKINDLY. Grillstock was established seven years ago, back in 2010 – before the release of groundbreaking documentaries What The Health, and Forks over Knives which enabled the...

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Miley Cyrus Shows Off Her Vegan Thanksgiving With a Tofurky Baby

Miley Cyrus is long known as a passionate animal activist. Earlier this year, the singer even chose staying at home with her pigs over touring. This Thanksgiving, the proudly vegan celeb has openly talked about her vegan lifestyle and turkey-free traditional holiday. Cyrus is certainly not shy about her veganism and is known already for being vocal about it on Instagram and Twitter where she is followed by millions. In good timing and in good humor, she posted a snapshot of Friends’ only vegetarian character, Phoebe Buffay. Cryus’s gentle but frank approach to animal rights will definitely be planting...

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31 Veganized Christmas Classics for New Vegans This December

New vegans and experienced vegan-foodies alike can enjoy these recipes which are delicious veganized versions of traditional recipes which many who celebrate the holiday will be familiar with. Whether it’s snowy and so frozen outside you have to defrost the ice off your car or sunny and beautiful where you live, any good Christmas is likely to require a good feast. Rather than tucking into meat and other animal products this year, why not turn tradition on its head and opt for an entirely cruelty free Christmas? LIVEKINDLY have rounded up one recipe for every day this month, all of...

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30 Ways Moby Has Helped Animals During His 30 Years of Being Vegan

Moby (real name Richard Melville Hall), has just celebrated his 30 year veganniversary, a lifestyle he has followed since 1987. Moby is a longtime animal rights activist and kind living advocate, who gained fame from his career as a record producer, DJ, musician, author, and restaurateur. Best known for his electro-style music, vegan lifestyle and efforts towards animal rights – Moby gained international fame with his fifth studio album, Play. To date, this star has sold more than 20 million records across the globe. So, we’ve rounded up one amazing way Moby has helped animals for every year of...

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Vegan Fast Food Chain Takes Over Burger King Location

For the people of Encinitas, California, the local Burger King has permanently closed its doors and the building reopened – this time, as a vegan fast food joint. The new franchise is called Plant Power Fast Food, and customers can expect to find a glorious selection of 100% vegan milkshakes, burgers, faux chicken tenders, and fries. Not too different to the options Burger King offered before but without any animal products. Replacing the previous BK store is a symbolic sign of the times, that veganism is taking over the hearts of consumers and a global shift to a plant...

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The Office’s City of Scranton Gets a Vegan Cafe Even Dwight Schrute Would Love

For fans of the popular mockumentary sitcom, The Office – the city of Scranton will certainly be familiar. Despite the show actually filmed in California, it is set in Scranton, Pennsylvania and the references to “Scranton ‘what’ the electric vegan city” are abundant. Most of the character’s favorite eateries are actual places in ‘the electric city’, or at least a recognizable spin on the real locations. Heck, even Michael Scott’s favorite place, where the actors frequently eat at – Chili’s can be visited by dedicated fans. According to recent news, two stars of the show, Rainn Wilson and Craig...

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Natalie Portman Shares Her Vegan Diet and How to Live in France Without Cheese

Academy Award winning actress Natalie Portman — a long-time vegetarian who has now gone vegan. Recently, she debuted “Eating Animals” – a documentary film based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s book of the same name, which she narrated and produced. Aware of the personal benefits of a vegan diet, during a recent interview with InStyle Natalie was asked how she keeps her skin so ‘luminous’, to which the actress credited her vegan diet. Portman says, “Diet is a big part of it. I’m vegan, and I drink a lot of water. If I have dairy, I break out immediately.” After living...

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New Vegan Documentary on Plant Based Athletes Arrives Next Month

Already known for being a brilliant plant-powered ultra-endurance athlete, Rich Roll has now announced his involvement with an exciting new project. Rich will be part of a documentary which highlights why an ever-increasing number of athletes are going vegan. The film is called “From The Ground Up” and judging by the trailer it’s going to be a great watch. Rich shared his excitement about the documentary on social media this week, stating in a Facebook post that the film will premiere next month from December 8-14 before becoming available on demand as of January 9th. He also promised to keep his followers in-the-know as...

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Deadpool 2 Speculated to Feature a “Devout Vegan Superhero”

Following the great success of 2016’s Deadpool, a sequel is set to grace screens and theatres across the globe – this time with the installation of Deadpool 2. A new trailer has just come out and the word on the street with clued up fans is speculation that a character, new to the Deadpool series will be a powerful, plant-strong vegan. This character technically goes by the name Neal Shaara, however, he is known more commonly as Thunderbird. Vianne Ilagan writes: “In the “X-Men” world, Neal Shaara is the first Indian “X-Men” member and the third to take on the...

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Bryan Adams Credits Vegan Diet to Not Getting Sick

Many celebrities are known to follow a plant based diet to fuel their fast-paced lifestyles. Woody Harrelson, Paul McCartney, Miley Cyrus, Jessica Chastain – plus an increasing number of professional athletes. Bryan Adams is also part of this group and the Canadian musician has eaten solely plant based foods since 1989. Adams even credits his vegan diet to no longer getting sick, saying: “Vegan diet strengthens the immune system. Since I eat vegan, I was no longer sick”. As plant based diets deliver quality nutrients with none of the nasties like cholesterol or IGF-1, a healthy vegan diet even posses disease-fighting qualities; and...

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Vegan “Brain Food” Created to Help Boost Mental Performance

A new product hit the market last month, called IQ Bars which have been created by the founder, following his Harvard education in neuroscience and phycology, plus a love of snacks (of course). Currently, these IQ Bars are available in 3 flavours – Almond Cacao, Blueberry Walnut and Matcha Hazelnut. The founder, Will Nitze is seeking investment to increase production, therefore the distribution of his company’s product. Nitze claims his product is the “first energy bar optimised for sustained mental energy and performance.” He adds how most other existing bars on the market are packed with carbs and sugar,...

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5 New Vegan Milk Trends to Look Out for in 2018

It might only seem like yesterday that you were popping the champagne bottle for New Year, but somehow 2018 is fast approaching. While 2017 has been a fantastic year for the global plant based market, next year could be leaps and strides better, especially if these vegan milk trends live up to expectations. Here are five plant milks you can expect to start hitting shelves in 2018. 5 Vegan Milk Trends to Look Out for in 2018 1. Barley Milk A very new type of milk, barley milk is being made by a startup company called Canvas – utilizing...

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Alicia Silverstone’s Clued Up Guide to Vegan Beauty Products

For the many Clueless fans out there, Alicia Silverstone, who played Cher Horowitz, may take you back to the good ole 90s. However, when it comes to the benefits of veganism and conscious consumerism – this celebrity is up to date. Silverstone has been actively promoting veganism for some time. In 2011 she released a book about ‘the kind diet’ which followed by ‘the kind mama’ about eating nourishing, plant based foods. She has posed nude in PETA campaigns to raise awareness about animal exploitation within the wool industry. An on-off vegetarian since childhood, Silverstone ditched her “steak and doughnut diet”;...

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Katy Perry Confesses Her Love for Vegan Impossible Burger

Katy Perry is currently on tour, named WITNESS THE TOUR. Documenting her travels on social media, Perry’s latest Instagram story, shared her delicious looking pre/post meet and greet food – which was a triple layered patty Impossible Burger. Perry said excitedly “THANK YOU FOR FEEDING US WELL TONIGHT @impossible_foods” – which could be indicating her newfound love affair for vegan-friendly, lab-grown “meat”. Katy added, “OMG MAYBE ONE DAY I WILL GIVE UP IN N OUT FOR MY FAVE VEGAN @impossible_foods BURGER”. Although she did follow with a “JK”, anything is possible, especially as she clearly loved the burger. As...

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Vegan Chicken Brand “Sunfed Meats” Prepares to Go Global

Following the intense nationwide success of Sunfed Meat’s debut product “Chicken-Free Chicken”, others across the world are hungry to get their hands on these plant-based products, made from pea protein. Sunfed Meats are now actively seeking investors which will give funds enabling the company, praised by vegans and conscious consumers in ‘clean, green New Zealand‘ for their remarkably similar plant-based meat alternatives, to expand into the global marketplace. This company’s Chief Executive and Founder, Shama Lee said “[w]e’ve got a good problem, which is that we can’t meet demand. It’s the best time to scale up.” Lee did not divulge the...

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Vegan Brand ‘Sunfed Meats’ Expand Range With Plant Based Bacon and Beef

Earlier this year, New Zealand supermarkets began stocking ‘Chicken-Free Chicken’, which has been nothing but flying off the shelves for months ever since the product’s release in late July. Kiwis have been well taken aback with the long-awaited hype, supermarket freezers are frequently still bare of the product as is continually snapped up. However, this vegan-friendly chicken, made from pea protein was only the beginning of Sunfed’s efforts to pioneer a vegan future. Sunfed’s Chief Executive and founder Shama Lee said “I don’t want us to just get in the game, I want us to lead the way.” Recognising...

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7 Vegan Meat Recipes for Seitan Worshippers

Seitan, also known as wheat gluten, is a plant-based alternative to meat. Seitan is very high-protein, boasting a staggering 72g per one-cup serving. And it’s versatile as these seven seitan recipes prove. Similar to bread dough with all starch removed from the flour, only the pure gluten protein is left, creating a meaty textured high-protein food that can be combined with spices and then steamed, baked, boiled or fried – alike any meat or tofu would be. Additionally, seitan has a very similar texture to meat, when seasoned similarly this plant-based alternative can fool even the most devoted meat-eaters. While the...

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Vegan Owned “Star Wars” Bar is an Empire of Meat-Free Chewys

An unofficial pop-up bar is coming to Lafayette St. in SoHo on November 15th – with a vegan-friendly, sci-fi twist. This bar is inspired solely by the Star Wars Chronicles, specifically The Dark Side. Founded by Zach Neil, the brainpower behind another existing film-inspired bar: a Tim Burton-themed Beetle House. Neil is also a vegan. Darkside Bar said to LIVEKINDLY: “We intend to have an ever changing menu of small plates and bite size appetizers picture it like a wedding cocktail hour with many vegan options. The creator of the pop-up is a vegan”. Bars Manager Ben Kotler said the bar...

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GQ’s Citizen of The Year Colin Kaepernick is a Vegan Who “Will Not Be Silenced”

Colin Kaepernick has just made his second appearance on the prestigious cover of GQ magazine. Back in 2013, he graced the front cover, praised as one of the world’s greatest football players – in the latest GQ issue, he is framed on the cover not for his sporting talents, but for being named the magazine’s ‘Citizen of the Year’. A year ago, American NFL star Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem to stand for systematic oppression and what he repeats as “police brutality toward black people”. His powerful gesture has been being recognized in headlines for months now, Colin...

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Sephora Launch Vegan Beauty Range With a Heart Warming Story

Following a heart-warming gesture from love-struck husband Sal Ali to wife Farah Dukhar, the brand Farsali was born – talk about an adorable legacy! Now this brand born of love will be sold at cosmetic chain, Sephora. Lucky-in-love wife, Dhukar said in an affectionate Facebook post, “Sal promised me that one day he would create something for me that would always remind me of his love for me – I had no clue what he meant by that… and now I see that it was Farsali.” Couple goals! The brand gained popularity from their beauty products which combine nourishing skincare...

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Vegan Burger Chain “Lord of The Fries” Expands Franchise Due to High Demand

Yes, we’re talking that plant based fast food chain you can stumble into at 2am with the munchies, also known as Lord Of The Fries. Following the large demand for convenient vegan-friendly alternatives, Australia’s Gold Coast now joins the list of many places where Aussies can rock in for a hearty feed of plant based ‘junk’. For those who are new to this LOTF-fandom thing, their mouth-watering menu is 100% vegan-friendly, although you wouldn’t know it when gorging on the hot dogs, burgers, shakes, munch boxes and of course, their award-winning fries – available in classic, chunky, shoe string and sweet potato ....

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Jon Stewart Just Gave This Vegan Bakery a Huge Bump in Sales

Vegan Treats, a Pennsylvania plant-based bakery was recently featured on ABC’s The View. Following the airing of this sweet episode, the bakery reports their sales have gone through the roof, so to speak. The cake-tasting came thanks to the request of former “The Daily Show” host, comedian Jon Stewart and his wife Tracey. The couple saw a recent episode of The View featuring Craig Robinson, The Office and Ghosted actor who  went vegan earlier this year, crediting it for his 50-pound weight loss. The Stewarts now run an animal sanctuary in New Jersey as part of the nonprofit animal welfare organization,...

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11 Ways to Be Vegan and Still Eat Tuna

Marine life is awesome! Fishing on the other hand, can have very adverse affects on ecosystems, and the ocean. Alarmingly, the oceans are set to contain more plastic than fish before 2050 without drastic change. However, going vegan doesn’t have to make you feel like a fish out of water. For anyone who loves tuna, here are 11 recipes and products that make the perfect replacements! Seriously, you’ll soon be hooked (no pun intended). 11 Ways To Eat Fish-Like Tuna And Be A Vegan 1. Good Catch Foods There’s nothing fishy about this brand -don’t have time to make...

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7 Vegan Sweet and Savory Slow Cooker Recipes For an Easy Meal

Many friends from across the globe will be well familiar with the feeling of coming home after a long and exhausting day, then being hit with the question of ‘what in the world am I going to make for dinner?!’, especially for families and during winter months – this can get tough and tiring. As an old viral video said, “Ain’t nobody got time for dat’!” Seriously though, these seven sweet and savory recipes are perfect to put in your slow cooker before work and come to home a hot cooked meal, worry-free. There are 1,000s of yummy veg-friendly...

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Vegan Rapper Wins Award for Viral Thanksgiving Freestyle

Just prior to Thanksgiving last year, rapper Grey released a sick beat, a track which quickly turned viral. Named ‘Vegan Thanksgiving’, this song has just secured him PETA’s 2017 Best Song Award. The rap represents those who choose eating veggies over animals at Thanksgiving, by Grey who freestyles from the comfort of his van. This funny yet powerful clip now exceeds 20 million views. Grey is set to receive this prestigious award this weekend at Sublime Restaurant and Bar, a gourmet vegan eatery in South Florida, America. Not only has ‘Vegan Thanksgiving’ seen Grey recognized for his lyrical genius...

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Dairy Sales Drop by Staggering 91% for America’s Largest Milk Supplier

In the latest company release, Dean Foods – the largest supplier of cow milk in America, has shown their profits have plummeted by a staggering 91%! That’s no typo, moo-ve over dairy milk – plant based milk is taking over. Dean Foods’ net income stood at $14.53 million in last year’s third quarter report – the company’s net income for this year is now at only merely $1.38 million. Additionally, last year Dean Foods’ net sales were at $1.96 billion, now they have dropped to $1.94 billion. Surprising as it may be for some, with the plant based milk...

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Vegan Eating at Universities is Now Commonplace Says Food Service Giant Sodexo

Sodexo, one of the world’s largest multinational food service and facility management companies, says it’s noticing a big trend, particularly at its university cafeterias. Plant-based and vegan eating is now as commonplace as any other type of meal preference among university students. Sodexo’s senior director of health and wellbeing, Nebeyou Abebe, explained in a blog post last year. “[A]ll Sodexo cafés offer plant-based food choices, and 49 percent of menu items are typically vegan or vegetarian,” Abebe notes. Seventy percent of all U.S colleges are now making it apparent that they’re offering vegan food. In the past ten years, vegetarian student populations have increased...

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‘The China Study’ Approved Vegan Ready Meals Arrive at 800 Publix Stores

Since opening way back in 1930, Publix has grown from a merely one store, to now being the United State’s largest employee-owned grocery chain. Publix claims their stores are “where shopping is a pleasure” – with this latest announcement, vegan-shopping included. Four vegan entrees are coming to 800 out of all 1,100 franchises Publix stores across America. These are designed by vegan company PlantPure; a company started by Nelson Campbell – who is the son of plant based doctor and author of The China Study, T. Colin Campbell. All meals by PlantPure are pre-made wholefoods, plant based dishes which...

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Nickelodeon’s Daniella Monet Feeds Vegan Food to Meat Eaters in New Video Series

For millennials, Daniella Monet is best known for her role as Trina Vega, the lead character’s sister on the Nickelodeon show Victorious. Now, for vegans and veg-curious Daniella Monet, or ‘D’ as she is dubbed here, has just launched a vegan food series on Youtube and FaceBook. This series is called ‘D Takes Your V Card’ where the term ‘V Card’ is used to mean veg-inity (not to be confused with virginity, she’s taken). In this series, Daniella ‘Takes The V Card’ of predominately non-veg guest celebs, enlightening them on the deliciousness of vegan food and how flavorsome plant based food...

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Feast Like Baloo At This Jungle Book Inspired Vegan Dining Experience

Whether you’re a die-hard fan of childhood favorite film 1967’s The Jungle Book, a parent who has sat through viewings of Walt Disney films one-too-many times or just a keen Melbourne foodie – an upcoming event is sure to ring a few bells. Remember a scene from The Jungle Book – ‘Mowgli’s Marvellous Feast’? Well, seven Melbourne chefs have teamed up to create a seven-course-strong vegan rendition of it, to be held at The Vincent in late November (Wednesday 22nd November at 6.30pm, to be precise). According to My Guest List, this upcoming feast is intended to “explore and highlight the...

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5 Hot AF Sriracha Inspired Vegan Recipes for People Who Like it Spicy

Thailand’s Sriracha hot sauce has, in recent years made its name as one of the most popular hot sauces on the market. See-rotch-ah (as it’s pronounced) is made by grinding chilies into a paste then preserving them in a combination of salt, vinegar and garlic. Sometimes if there is a high added sugar content (another form of chili preservation), the sauce will be spicy-hot and sweet, at the same time. Impressed? While many Asian markets offer sriracha sauce, it has become very popular in many regions and cultures across the world today. Most bottled sriracha sauces are vegan-friendly, such...

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37 Recipes for Warming Vegan Soups and Stews This Winter

Yep, friends of the Northern Hemisphere, let’s stop kidding ourselves – winter is well and truly here. But whether the colder weather makes you excited about knee high socks, snowmen and sleep-ins or if you utterly resent layering up and permanently cold toes – one thing that’s for sure is that there is nothing quite like ending the day with a bowl of hot veggie soup snugged up on the couch. On energy-pressed and time-pressed days, there’s always a good ole’ can of vegan-friendly French Country Vegetable Soup from Amy’s, a dose of Campbell’s Signature Vegan Vegetable Soup or...

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Jenna Marbles’ Top 6 Vegan Recipes (Featuring Cute Dogs)

Jenna Marbles (real name Jenna Mourey) is a YouTube and social media star, actress, vlogger, comedian and more – a true internet sensation! As of June this year, her YouTube videos boasted more than 2 billion views and her subscriber count is now greater than 17 million – she’s the 28th top subscribed to YouTube channel. Because of her popularity, Jenna became the first ever social media figure to be made from wax and displayed in New York’s Madame Tussaud museum. Jenna describes herself as a ‘unicorn’ and ‘mother of two dogs’ (named Kermit and Mr. Marbles) however Jenna...

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Mya Credits a Healthy Vegan Diet for Her ‘Fountain of Youth’

If you have ever seen a picture of Mya (recent or dated) – it may come as a surprise that she is not the fresh-faced 19-year-old student her flawless exterior portrays. In fact, the American singer-songwriter actually just celebrated her 38th birthday last month. (10th October to be precise … Happy Belated!) Yep, this Grammy-nominated songstress is anything but aging in appearance. Mya praises veganism for a number of reasons including her talent for anti aging. She says: “[e]verything in my life has benefited me just by eating natural foods.” this certainly includes her clean, clear skin (the girl just glows like a goddess!),...

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Vegan Milk Market Expected to Reach $28 Billion Within 4 Years

According to the latest market research by Packaged Facts, Dairy and Dairy Alternative Beverage Trends in the U.S., 4th Edition – the market for both dairy-based and dairy-alternative beverages is projected to skyrocket up to $28 billion before 2021. That’s only four years of plant based milk-glass jugging away! LIVEKINDLY recently reported how plant based sales, particularly non-dairy beverages are increasing. “Plant-based milk has itself grown 3.1% and now accounts for nearly 10% of all milk sales in the USA. At the same time, cow’s milk sales have reduced by 5% in the past year.” The growth of this milky...

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Olympic Medalist Campaigns for Vegan Cheese at Papa John’s Pizza

Olympic silver medalist and plant-strong vegan Dotsie Bausch has just teamed up with animal advocacy organization, Compassion Over Killing (COK) to urge Papa John’s to offer dairy-free cheese on their pizza options. Papa John’s are an international chain which claim “Better Ingredients. Better Pizza” – so, could Bausch’s letter see their pizzas become even better yet, with the addition of vegan cheese to their menu? The seven-time USA Cycling National Champion and two-time Pan American Champion, Dotsie Bausch recently sent a letter to John Schnatter, the CEO of Papa John’s, which requests that the chain offer dairy-free cheese. Hey, if Domino’s,...

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Sales of Vegan Dishes at Zizzi’s Skyrocket by 246% In One Year

Just as the hype of World Vegan Day cools down and we’re now officially into November (ahem..World Vegan Month) – the latest research data from UK-based ‘Individually Italian’ chain restaurant Zizzi has revealed some interesting new data. Zizzi’s menu can be filtered by dietary requirements – vegan included. They even offer vegan pizzas complete with non-dairy cheese made from coconut oil. In fact, Zizzi’s vegan pizza sales have doubled in the past year alone, increasing by 104%! Unsurprisingly, Zizzi’s vegan pizzas were the best-selling dish on their vegan menu last year – with a total number sold over 155,000. Following...

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Aldi Introduce Two New Vegan Ice Creams (At a Sweeter Price Than Ben & Jerry’s)

That’s right kids, new lid-licking dairy-free ice creams are coming to your local Aldi! So, grab a bowl or a bucket as these tubs of utter sweetness have hit the shelves already – just as the calendar clocks into November, which happens to be World Vegan Month! Customers can expect to find new flavors including a coconut cream iced dessert and a “like-the-real-thing chocolate version”. The best part – these are from Aldi’s ‘free from’ range and are completely vegan-friendly.   Additionally, these ice creams are free of gluten and can be thrown in your shopping cart for only £1.99...

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Limited Edition Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Arrives at Whole Foods

For many vegans, conscious-eaters and those who dabble in the art of dairy-free cheese loving – Daiya’s products are likely to be no stranger. Especially as Daiya Foods claim their plant based foods taste “just like dairy-based products”. This brand produces a familiar range of dairy substitutes, including cheese shreds, frozen ‘cheesy’ pizzas, cream cheese, Greek yogurt and vegan cheezecake, of course. Considering Daiya is based in Canada and it just so happens to be fall in the Northern Hemisphere right now, their latest, seasonal cheezecake flavour is but of course, Pumpkin Spice. This flavour has become uber popular in...

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Vegan Cinnamon Roll Chain Open 70 Stores Across Canada

Cinnaholic is a California-based fully vegan bakery that makes gourmet cinnamon rolls. These baked goodies are even customisable and the first of their kind, offering fresh, convenience where customers can walk in, choose custom flavors and toppings then walk out with an almost too-pretty-to-eat dessert in hand (almost). This franchise could be described as the sweet haven of vegan cinnamon rolls – Cinnaholic is now set to open the doors of 70 new stores across Canada, after securing a master franchise deal with a Canadian-based company. Co-owner Shannon Radke told VN, “I am so excited to see our vegan cinnamon roll...

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Angelina Jolie’s Fave Makeup Brand Just Went 100% Vegan

Hourglass, a brand of cruelty-free makeup and cosmetic products, has just announced its commitment to phasing out all animal products, making its range with entirely vegan-friendly ingredients. Hourglass already offers a range of vegan-friendly products, alongside some that contain non-vegan ingredients, but aren’t tested on animals. A-list Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie is a fan of the brand even using their foundation on the set of the hit film Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Hourglass has described its move to vegan ingredients as ‘100% cruelty-free.’ It is worth noting however that the brand, was purchased for $250-$300 million by Unilever in June this year which may...

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Top 5 Vegan Champagnes to Raise a Glass This World Vegan Day

Today is November 1st which means it’s World Vegan Day! Whether you are a long-time vegan, transitioning or just curious about the array of delicious food and drink options – sometimes we all just need an excuse to toast with vegan-friendly champagne (or other vegan-friendly alcohol) in a fancy glass and celebrate in style. However, some types of champagne are not suitable for consumption on a vegan diet because many champagnes go through processing that includes ‘fining agents’. Fining agents are often made from animal ingredients such as isinglass (fish bladders), gelatin, carmine (made from dried cochineal beetles), casein (a...

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Eating Purple Sweet Potato Shown to Reduce Bowel Cancer Risk by 75%

The disease-combating effects of a plant based diet is already well documented within the progressive medical field, and the diet is even advised by a leading cancer support website. Showing off the power of vegetables, a study at New Zealand’s Auckland University has suggested that eating purple-fleshed sweet potatoes reduces the risk of developing colon cancer by a staggering 75%. Dr. Khalid Asadi, an Iraqi/Kiwi researcher, discovered the purple variety of this sweet root vegetable could prevent colorectal cancer when fed in various forms to mice. Another recent study uncovered that a vegan diet can cure cancer in mice. This research was...

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“Babe” Actor James Cromwell Stars in New Vegan Super Bowl Advertisement

Longtime animal rights activist and outspoken vegan, James Cromwell has teamed up with animal rights organization, PETA to produce an upcoming ad. This ad is set to play during the next Superbowl – which holds the record as the most watched show ever to be broadcast on American television to date. While the widely viewed Superbowl is actually the championship game of National League Football (NFL) – in recent years, the Superbowl has become more famous for the often bizarre, always buzz-worthy commercials, which inevitably turn to internet sensations overnight and are made into an overwhelming stream of memes....

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New York’s Favourite Egg-Waffle Ice Cream Parlour Goes Vegan for 3 Days

If you have ever craved an indulgent snack of fluffy egg waffles and sweet ice cream, yet on a vegan diet – the two no longer have to be a choice between either or! Eggloo is a popular ice cream and waffle parlour in New York City, which a recent Buzzfeed video saw grandma’s taste Eggloo and call their food “bleeping DELICIOUS”. However, recognizing the high demand for vegan food – this traditionally animal-product heavy menu is trialing a fully vegan selection of uber Instagram-worthy desserts. In an exclusive quote to LK, Eggloo said: “[w]e will have the usual menu...

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Vegan Record-Smashing Weightlifter To Compete In World Championships

Julia Trezise-Conroy adopted a vegan diet for her health back in 2013 and has been smashing records with plant power ever since. Following research and embarking on a plant based diet herself, Trezise-Conroy committed to being a full-time vegan for more than just health reasons and not just during competition season. The athlete said, “if I had known at the age of ten what I know today, I would have been vegan since then.” Recently, Julia competed in the New Zealand Nationals under 52kg category – where she beat every record in the 3 lift categories she competed in. 90kg...

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Code Blue: The New Hard Hitting Health Documentary Aims to ‘Redefine Medicine’

“Would you change your habits to live a longer, healthier life?” Whether your answer is an affirmative yes, a wavering maybe, or a resounding no the upcoming documentary Code Blue, which could be described as the sister film to ‘What The Health,’ is for you. Coming to screens across the globe in 2018, Code Blue will explore the links between the food industry and some of the West’s most prevalent diseases. This hard-hitting, feature-length wake-up which focusses on America, is set to expose the current issues within medicine, proposing the solution of lifestyle medicine to combat disease, illness and premature...

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Why Woody Harrelson’s Vegan Beer Garden is the Creme de la “Kreme” of Booze

Woody Harrelson – Emmy Award winner and decade-long raw vegan foodist. This timeless Hollywood celebrity is famous for his roles in many films, more recently starring as a lead character in The Hunger Games film quadruplet – Haymitch Abernathy. However, it is not as commonly known that he runs a green business empire – as he is the founder and co-owner of a Canadian company that produces tree-free paper, outspoken animal rights activist and (get ready for it) owner of the first organic beer garden in the world! The beer garden is attached to the Sage Vegan Bistro, an...

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The Economist Give Out Free Vegan Beyond Burgers to Show the ‘Future of Food’

The Economist has just adopted a modern yet delicious form of advertising aimed to lure new subscribers to their news magazine. An unmissable food truck, slathered in a vibrant shade of hot red, will be handing out samples of the Beyond Burger to city-goers. The Economist’s ‘Feeding The Future’ campaign is cruising into D.C, following other experimental food stints across America. This trucking event aptly begins on World Vegan Day, November 1st and dishes up until November 12th. About this campaign, Yanna Wilson-Fischer, the director of North America marketing and global experiential for The Economist told the DCist “Our goal is...

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Starbucks Release Limited Edition Zombie Frappuccino That You Can Veganize

With Halloween approaching like that shadow you can’t unsee, the big night of terror is so close – we can almost taste the buckets of vegan junk ready to gorge on. Just in time for the spooky festivities – Starbucks has rolled out a Zombie Frappuccino, which can be made vegan by simply ordering with dairy-free milk. Most Starbucks franchises offer a selection of either soy, almond or coconut milk. If you hadn’t heard, the Zombie Frappuccino has been let loose in coffee shops across the U.S and Canada! A post shared by Starbucks Coffee ☕ (@starbucks) on Oct 26,...

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30 Plant Based Recipes For Vegans Who Are Starting In November

As November is World Vegan Month, we have compiled 30 vegan recipes for people wishing to embark on a vegan diet or for those simply looking for inspiration in the kitchen. Yep, that’s one for each day of the month! November seems to be the month for indulgent vegan food, especially with Thanksgiving coming up. Why not try our Turkey friendly ‘Thanks Living‘ recipes and start a new family tradition. For new vegans, old hats, those with extensive culinary experience to absolutely none at all, these recipes are for you. 30 Plant Based Recipes For Vegans Who Are Starting...

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Global Demand for Vegan Food Drives Plant Based Protein to $1 Billion Value

Where do vegans get their protein? Perhaps from the plant based protein marketplace, which is set to reach $1 billion in value? In the latest Report Buyer analysis, statistics show the global plant based protein market is expected to reach a hefty figure of USD 10,892.3 million within the next five years. This is supported by a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 6.7% during the time between our current year, 2017 to the year 2022. According to the report, this marketplace rise is driven by a strong consumer desire for protein-dense diets, growing concern over animal welfare issues...

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Vegan Shrimp Set to Be the New Wave in Ethical Seafood!

Recently, new innovations have created vegan ‘milk‘, ‘cheese‘, ‘eggs‘, ‘chicken‘ and ‘beef‘, even lab-grown fish! However thanks to a new startup, ethical eaters now also have vegan shrimp – which is set to be the latest wave in plant based protein. Since 2015, New Wave Foods have been engineering 100% plant based shrimp – the first endeavor of it’s kind. This startup is based in California where co-founder Dominique Barnes attended The Scripps Institution of Oceanography, earning a master’s degree in marine biodiversity and conservation. New Wave Foods claims their vegan shrimp is“uncompromising in taste”, a feat achieved with the latest,...

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New Vegan Friendly Mac n’ Cheese Bar Arrives at Whole Foods Market

The latest Whole Foods Market is set to open next month, this time with an exciting twist. Including the same old tahini and cold pressed alfalfa sprouts (that’s probably a thing), there will also be something rather revolutionary in convenient comfort food – a four-foot mac n’ cheese bar! Alongside several other varieties of traditional non-vegan mac n’ cheese – for Whole Foods’ heavy veg customer base, a veganized mac’ n cheese dish will also be on offer. The brand spanking new organic grocery store will swing open its doors at 9 am on November 15th at Denver’s Union...

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Danone Sees $760m Profit Spike After Acquiring Vegan MegaBrand

Danone, the French-based multinational dairy company, recently brought out U.S.-based WhiteWave for $12.5 billion. WhiteWave is the parent company of hot plant-based brands including Earthbound Farm, So Delicious, Vega, Alpro, and Silk. And the investment is already reaping financial benefits for Danone. This week, Danone released its earnings report for 2017’s third quarter, which revealed a substantial increase in profits. The company credits this growth to the acquisition of WhiteWave – now dubbed ‘DanoneWave.’ This time in 2016 prior to purchase of WhiteWave, Danone earned $783 million – a figure which has risen to earnings of $1.5 billion this quarter. “Plant-based foods and beverages delivered positive...

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10 Recipes for a Delicious Vegan Diwali

Diwali (also called Deepavali) is the Hindu festival of lights, which is celebrated annually over 5 days of festivities and food-indulgence. Most people who celebrate prepare sweets, savories and generous meal portions, tidy their homes and keep them lighted through the night, with lamps lit as a sign of celebration and hope. The Diwali festival is said to symbolize the victory of light over dark, good over evil and knowledge over darkness – and is intended to celebrate the good in everyone, prosperity, health, and knowledge. So, if you’re looking to have a vegan feast this year here is...

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How to Say ‘I’m Vegan’ in The World’s 10 Most Spoken Languages

Did you know that there are nearly 6500 different languages spoken across the globe? Languages allow us to communicate, express feelings and build, sustain or break relationships through the beauty of words (hey, that’s exactly what we do here at LK!). Now in the age of globetrotting and a world of incredible diversity, it’s important to harness the ability to communicate effectively – not only to get what you want, but to also show respect and appreciation for other cultures. Eating vegan can be easy and inexpensive. Yes –  even when traveling. In many countries, meat is seen as a...

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Bournemouth University Challenges its Students to ‘Go Vegan’

UK-based Bournemouth University is running a ‘Go Vegan for 30 Days’ challenge in which the hosts are encouraging everyone interested to take part, regardless of whatever their usual diet may consist of. This student-run initiative was started by the Bournemouth University’s Reducetarian Society. A spokesperson for the society spoke about the challenge, saying “[t]he purpose of creating such an event is to provide an opportunity for those interested in changing their eating patterns to vegetarian or vegan. We are aiming to encourage a greater number of people to begin these diets for the benefits it has on animal cruelty, environmental...

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Nando’s Add TWO New Vegan Friendly Burgers to Their Menu as From Today

Nando’s has a fresh new menu for Autumn – which now includes delicious vegan-friendly options! Alongside their regular menu, customers who opt for a meat-free diet will be well satisfied with the two new veggie options joining menus at Nando’s – these are the Supergreen Burger and the Sweet Potato & Butternut Burger. According to a press release from Nando’s, “Whether it’s the Sweet Potato & Butternut Burger, packed full of the good stuff like sweet potato, butternut, red pepper, onion and edamame beans, or the Supergreen Burger, combining everything from broccoli to edamame beans to kale, veggie fans are in for...

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Harvard Conference Emphasises Pressing Need for End to Animal Agriculture

Harvard-UCLA Food Law and Policy held their fourth annual conference last week, at which current food regulations were strongly criticized. The criticism was aimed mostly at the widespread glorification of meat-consumption in society, the encouragement of nonchalance towards excessive food waste (much of which is still edible) and the suppression of culinary innovation. The conference, which was held over the course of a day, consisted of four panels and 18 experts in their respective fields including animal welfare advocacy groups, regional government agencies, law firms and food industry entrepreneurs. These experts came together, united for the conference under the common goal...

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10 Ways to Make Authentic Turkish Food Vegan

Did you know that most of the common dishes in Turkey are strongly based on beans and vegetables, then flavored with olive oil? Despite Turkish cuisine’s popular rep, it far more expansive than your classic falafel kebab and pide bread – with Middle Eastern and Asian influences, this style of eating consistently boasts a multitude of flavors, color, can be filling or light, and is generally not too unhealthy. Here are a few ways to eat authentic, delicious and vegan-friendly Turkish dishes. 10 Ways to Make Authentic Turkish Food Vegan 1. Vegan Mezze – Turkish Dolmas and Garlic Flatbread This...

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10 Stylish and Hardy Vegan Boots for Men and Women This Winter

For those located in the Northern Hemisphere – winter is fast frosting in and it may be right about time to treat yourself to a slick pair of vegan winter boots. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, well, winter may have ended but that doesn’t have to mean you stop rocking boots with every outfit. As many winter boots are made using leather, suede or non-vegan glues it can be difficult to know what to put on your feet. However, these 10 boots are 100% vegan-friendly, super versatile and they look amazing. 10 Stylish and Hardy Vegan Boots for Men...

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The 62-Year-Old Vegan Powerlifter Smashing World Records

Gone are the days of common misconceptions that vegans are weak and scrawny and that age is a barrier. As it turns out, nothing except your attitude stands in the way of achieving your goals. Also, stereotypes about weightlifters being steroid-honed males with an ego bigger than their biceps can be dropped too – as this power-woman is living evidence of. Arizonan athlete Rocky Luedeker of Oak Creek is a 62-year-old proud vegan and powerlifter who smashes out more world records than can be counted on both hands! To date, Luedeker holds 26 state and national records and 13 world records....

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Vegan Startup Company Launches Plant Milk Brand for Lactose Intolerant Indians

If it seems like nearly everyone is lactose intolerant or can’t eat dairy, that’s because 3 out of every 4 people are ‘lactose mal-absorbers’ – meaning their bodies can’t digest milk. Alongside a staggering rise in veganism, human consumption of dairy milk is well set to be a thing of the past. Despite bovine’s milk reputation for building strong bones, many significant studies are proving that, since bovine milk is produced specifically for developing baby cows, it is not suitable for human consumption. Indeed, humans are the only species on Earth not only to consume milk post-weaning, but (very strangely) to consume...

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Harvard Sociology Experiment Finds Vegan Culture on the Rise

Recent studies show that veganism is on the rise and Harvard sociology graduate student, Nina Gheihman, is not unaware of this. Gheihman describes her dissertation as “a comparative study of veganism as a social and cultural practice, in the US, France, and Israel.”  Nina explains that the ideology of veganism previously was bound closely to the animal rights movement, which condemns the exploitative actions towards animals such as food, leather, wool, silk and fur production, and companies that test on animals. However, for some, who are opposed to being solely tied up as a branch of the global animal-rights movement, a...

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10 Vegan Lip Balms and Moisturizing Creams for Winter Skin

For the half of the world that is located in the Northern hemisphere, winter is well on the way. Whether you dread the snow and mourn the end of hot, sunny summer days and leaf-litter kicking on relaxed autumnal strolls, or celebrate your favorite season with a fresh parka, knee socks, skiing and hot cocoa – winter is here to stay, for three months of the year at least. However, with the works of colder weather, lower temperatures, wind, rain, hail, and snow – this isn’t the favorite season for our skin. So, to combat the feeling of ‘winter...

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10 Fun and Relaxing Vegan Vacations to Book for 2018

If you’re a globe-trotter, foodie, suffering from wanderlust, or just desperate to switch off and have a well-deserved getaway planning a trip for 2018 could be just what you need.  For a fun family vegan vacation, a romantic honeymoon or just some tranquillity and alone time, you won’t have to worry about anything at these vacay-locations (except how soon you can book your next trip). 10 Fun and Relaxing Vegan Vacations to Book for 2018 1. Vegan Life Energy – Alicante, Spain This place is for those who need to re-connect and a re-charge. Who wouldn’t want to stay...

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Fashionable and Functional Vegan Outerwear Range Hits US and Canada

Hoodlamb by Hemp Tailors – a fashion house based in Europe, is now expanding their 100% cruelty-free, vegan-friendly outerwear garment line into North American and Canadian retailers. Hoodlamb specializes in producing high-quality winter wear, particularly for the growing demand of eco-conscious and vegan consumer marketplace. This company was the first to make durable garments from hemp, such as jackets, parkas, knitwear, beanies, gloves and other accessories. Organic hemp is used in place of where most garments use cotton, because it has a lower environmental impact than traditional materials and is one of the strongest natural fibers on Earth – perfect...

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12 Ways to Ethically Eat Eggs on a Vegan Diet

World Egg Day is on October 13th – but as eggs are produced by chickens and are often loaded with the steroids, cholesterol, and hormones, many people are opting to leave eggs off their plate. Most caged battery hens have smaller space than one A4 sized piece of paper to house them for the duration of their lives. However, people who choose to not consume eggs for whichever reason/s, or those who opt for a vegan diet do not have to miss out on any of their favorite egg-based dishes. A not-so-secret ingredient, beloved by those ‘in the know’...

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Global Fast Food Chain Fatburger Adds a Vegan Impossible Burger to Menu

5 Fatburger locations in Southern California are getting a new addition to their meaty menu this week. Since their official launch into the marketplace last year, interest in Impossible Foods has really taken off among both vegans and non-vegans, further supporting the company’s mission to completely eliminate animals from food production before 2035. Fatburger is a global burger franchise, however, it is their Californian locations where their latest vegan burger option is being debuted. Fatburger chains already have one veggie burger option; where customers have the choices of vegan Boca Burger patties or a Gardenburger. Each ‘Fatburger’ comes in the...

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10 Ways You Can Still Eat a Juicy Steak as a Vegan

There’s a lot of debate about why vegans choose to eat plant-based versions of animal products, particularly meat and some of these are extremely similar in taste, texture, and smell to that of the real deal. However despite the stigma, if eating a veganized version of familiar food helps someone to transition into a plant-based lifestyle – that is a positive move which should not only be supported but encouraged. Yes – why not have a sizzling vegan steak in thick burger buns with a pint of beer and a large side of fries? 10 Ways You Can Still Eat...

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‘Vegan Queen’ Miley Cyrus Chooses Staying at Home With Pet Pigs Over Touring

Renowned for being one badass ‘Vegan Queen’, Miley Cyrus can’t be tamed when it comes to activism. From Hannah Montana star to where she is now, many people have adored Miley since the start. However, despite the fact that Cyrus has recently been dropping new singles, she is yet to tour for her new album Younger Now. Patient fans have been left wondering when they can snatch up tickets to see Miley live and hear her 6th studio album in concert. In the pop music star’s latest interview with Howard Stern, she reveals the compassionate reason she has refrained from touring...

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5 Tips on How to Prep Vegan Lunches for the Week Ahead

Newbie vegan? Longtime herbivore? Or, just looking for packed lunch inspiration that is easy to make, versatile and won’t break the bank? You may want to consider making a vegan meal based on whole foods as they are nutritious, flavourful and will have all your colleagues or schoolmates ogling your food. No two people are the same, and everyone has different flavor, texture and meal preferences. But, if you have a play around with this method using different combinations you’ll be on the road to finding exactly what does (and doesn’t) work for you and your body. Happy lunching!...

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New Zealand’s Demand for Vegan Products so High Suppliers Can’t Keep Up

As many retailers and companies are becoming increasingly aware, the demand for vegan products and vegan food is on the rise, and the future is set to be significantly more plant-based. Alongside the growth of veganism and subsequent product demand, the price of meat and dairy products in New Zealand are soaring through the roof and at an all-time high while their sales are rapidly dropping. Tonight, New Zealand’s leading news channel: One News by TVNZ showcased Kiwi suppliers who are struggling to meet the mammoth demand for vegan-friendly products and food options. One quarter of Kiwi’s are expected...

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10 Extremely Delicious Vegan Curry Recipes

Did you know that traditional Indian cuisine is predominately vegan yet the demand from Western consumers over many generations has morphed authentic Indian dishes from plant-based to heavy in animal products? This means vegan curries are super easy to make! Here are 10 tasty curries for you to try. 10 Crazy Delicious Vegan Curry Recipes 1. Spicy Chickpea and Cauliflower Tandoori This easy and colourful recipe is not only thick and flavourful, it’s also packed full of goodness to give you lots of yummy nutrients. Get the recipe here. 2. Thai Noodle Curry BBC Good Food describes their recipe as “[a]n...

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10 Vegan Winter Oatmeal Recipes You Can Make the Night Before

Oatmeal is renowned for being a protein-packed, filling meal that fuels your daily activities – however, it can be a bit of a time-draining effort when you have only minutes to get out the door without risking tardiness. If this sounds familiar, you may be consoled in knowing that you don’t have to miss out on a ride-or-die morning wake up. ‘Overnight oats’ are made the night before and are easily eaten within even the busiest of routines or schedules. We’ve got you sorted 10 times over with these easy, quick and healthy breakfast recipes! 10 Vegan Winter Oatmeal...

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8 Vegan Meals That are Totally Allergy Friendly

If you, your child or someone you know has an allergy – finding something to cook can get rather difficult. 90% of all food reactions are caused by merely 8 common food allergens. These are eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, and soy. We’ve already brought you 10 delicious allergy-friendly dessert recipes for people who seem to be allergic to anything and everything. However, while it would be nice if everything in life was as sweet as desserts and we could eat them all day, everyday – part of a healthy lifestyle is balance and that balance...

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Being Vegan is Made Simple with a New Worldwide Vegan Directory

As of October 1st this year, a convenient new website has launched which takes the hassle out of searching for vegan products and services worldwide. My Vegan Finder is a comprehensive resource for the veg curious, new vegans and experienced vegans. The website directory contains products and services from personal trainers, health coaches, dating services, clothing and footwear to restaurants, retreats, food, cosmetics and household products – all of which are exclusively vegan. The company, based in Glasgow, is designed to be a global online vegan directory with a mission to make finding vegan products a breeze. This business is...

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15 Ways to Still Eat Cheese as a Vegan

Despite what you may think, going vegan and eating cheese don’t have to be mutually exclusive. If you’re looking to go plant-based but you’ve got a penchant for parmesan, there are 5 easy steps to help you recover from serious cheese addiction and in case you get a hit of cravings, here’s 10 vegan mac n’ cheese recipes for your ultimate bowl of comfort food. Thankfully for cheese addicts, there is an ever-increasing demand for vegan products, especially dairy-free cheese, and plenty of recipes to try at home, too! Here’s 15 ways you can still eat cheese even after...

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New Science Could Make Vegan Yogurt Taste Just Like Dairy

Could science be revolutionising the global food system? Recent reports have documented lab-grown ‘meats’ and Real Vegan Cheese made from lab ‘milk’ but now, global bioscience company Chr. Hansen has developed cultures for vegan dairy alternatives. Vegan yogurt that tastes like the ‘real thing’ could soon be possible as Chr. Hansen is renowned for their development of cultures which bring out the best taste in food yet meet the demands of increasingly selective consumers. This is aptly put by The Global Marketing Manager of Fresh Dairy, Lasse Vigel Joergensen as follows, “[a] product can be as healthy as you could possibly imagine; but if...

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Scientists Develop ‘Real Vegan Cheese’ Made From Lab ‘Milk’

The demand for vegan-friendly options is ever-increasing. Mainstream grocery store shelves are now stocking products such as plant milks and dairy-free cheese, and are soon to even have lab-grown ‘meat’. However, while some products available in the plant based marketplace are strikingly believable as replacements for their animal-based original – many consumers believe firmly that nothing as of yet can truly satiate the gap in their diet where animal products such as cheese or bacon used to be. Thanks to Real Vegan Cheese, this could be about to change. Unlike popular existing vegan ‘cheese’ products, the producers say “Real Vegan Cheese is...

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Top 5 Vegan Breakfasts Perfect for Curing a Hangover

Friday nights are made for a chilled drink at the pub after work. But if your Friday turned out to be a little heavier than you expected, chances are you will be waking up and dealing with a big, fat hangover. If your head is pounding and you are seconds away from rolling over, picking up the phone and dialling for Pizza Hut – stop. Because you need this list of 5 meals that you can make at home to beat the major munchies and stodge up your stomach, riding out the last of the ample amounts of alcohol....

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Belgium’s New Food Pyramid Classes Meat in the Same Category as Junk Food

Belgium’s New food pyramid has a distinctly plant-based angle. Food pyramids are nutritional guidelines released by governments and medical associations that recommend the relative quantity of what people should be consuming and how often those foods should be consumed. Traditional food pyramids are known to suggest meat and dairy consumption as the research is often funded by agricultural industries. Food pyramids are usually arranged in ascending order from what should be consumed most frequently at the top, down to what should only be consumed on occasion or enjoyed as a treat. However, Belgium’s latest food pyramid reflects a highly...

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10 High Protein, Low Fat Vegan Meals for Aspiring Athletes

While it isn’t always given an accurate representation, optimal health, nutrition and fitness come hand in hand with choosing a plant-based diet – as it is known for a wealth of benefits upon our bodies. Whether you’re already an athlete in training, fitness fanatic, health-conscious or just want to feel like one – these 10 high-protein meals without any form of meat or dairy will have you feeling energized to do your gym-thing. Due to the diet being naturally anti-inflammatory, it is said that a plant based diet can quicken recovery times and even improve mental clarity, helping many top...

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5 Easy Vegan and Budget-Friendly Student Dishes

We’ve already brought you 7 Survival Tips For Vegans On A Budget so now you’ve completed your thrifty grocery shop, you may be wondering what delicious meals you can put together. If you’re a student or on a student budget and in need of recipe inspiration, here is a collection of the easiest and tastiest meals which won’t break the bank but will leave you with both a full tum and some very happy tastebuds. For students, simplicity is often key, so we’ve hand picked 5 easy-to-prepare meals that don’t scrimp on nutrition or flavour. Enjoy! 5 Easy Veg...

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10 Vegan Foods To Help Relieve Feelings of Anxiety

Feeling of anxiety are like unwanted house guests that move in for days too long. They are experienced by many, and are a prominent issue within society. While it can be easy as pie to eat our feelings with processed comfort food, in the long run these foods can make you feel a whole lot worse. Another food type which can heighten feelings of anxiety is dairy – Research shows that people who have anxiety often notice an increase in their symptoms after consuming dairy products. Dairy is inflammatory which can cause other discomforts such as bloating, diarrhea and constipation, among...

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Vegan Milk Becomes the Norm in Australian Cafes

Australia, a continent renowned for their consumption and love of (mostly processed) meat, has recently seen a huge rise in the demand for plant-based milk. From colourful plant-milk smoothies to innovate lattes, reports suggest that cow’s milk is on it’s way out of Aussie cafes. Recently, data collected by Nielsen showed a rise in the sale of plant-based foods in the USA – growing by $3.1 billion in one year. This growth is alongside a 5% drop in dairy sales. It seems like Australia may be following similar consumer trends. Australian cafes and eateries are seeing an ever-growing popularity...

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10 Allergy-Friendly Dessert Recipes For Vegans Who “Can’t Eat Anything”

Food allergies and food intolerances are a growing issue around the world, with many kids being affected daily. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 50 million Americans suffer from some form of food allergy and 4-6% of children are affected by allergies to food, however allergies can develop at any time during a lifespan. 90% of all food reactions are caused by merely 8 common food allergens. These are eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat and soy. If you’re looking to go plant-based and you have allergies, it can seem like an impossible...

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10 Accidentally Vegan Chip Flavors Available in The U.S

While chips are certainly not the healthiest snack foods, we made the executive decision that these guilty pleasures still deserve their very own list. A selection of perfect on-the-go grub for when you’re traveling and in a pinch for healthier options or simply when you just fancy a bit of treat. What’s more is that you can happily munch away knowing that no dairy or other animal products are to be found in any of these flavours — cruelty free convenience food just got crunchy! 10 Accidentally Vegan Chip Flavours Available in The U.S Kettle Brand Potato Chips Not all...

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The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Baking Substitutes

As proved by talented creators such as Physalis Vegan – you definitely don’t have to choose between your favourite foods and maintaining a vegan lifestyle. Whether you’re an experienced vegan or a complete beginner – sometimes a baking session that produces a plate of fresh, warm cookies after a long day, or on a lazy weekend, is all you need. To put it simply – if it can be baked, it can be baked (and often made better) vegan! This helpful guide contains some common yet effective and economical ingredient substitutes to veganize all your favourite baking recipes. The...

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Vegan Food at Trader Joe’s That Will Pumpkin-Spice Up Your Fall

For the 50th anniversary of Trader Joe’s in August, we gave you the top 5 vegan picks. However now, with the season changing over to fall and the calendar fast-ticking into October – Trader Joe’s have released their latest seasonal range – including the return of old favourites and some brand newbies! Let us bless you with the knowledge that aside from the obvious fresh seasonal produce – TJ’s also stock delicious convenience products from their fall line, that you may or may not be aware are actually vegan. Vegan Food at Trader Joe’s That Will Pumpkin-Spice Up Your...

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31 Plant Based Recipes for New Vegans who are Starting in October

Transitioning into a vegan diet? Just curious? Old hat? Look no further for October meal inspiration, LIVEKINDLY have got you covered 31 times with these mouth-watering vegan recipes! Perfect to eat outside by the campfire on autumnal nights, or rugged up inside in the warm with a steamy mug of hot, dairy-free cocoa – we’ve got one meal or snack for you every day throughout October! 31 Plant Based Recipes for New Vegans who are Starting in October 1. Vegan Pot Pies Got less than an hour? That’s just enough time to make these healthy, delicious and filling vegan...

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12 Ways to be a Vegan and Still Eat ‘Chicken’

For many, embracing a plant-based diet may seem like an utterly unachievable feat, as the ditching rich comfort foods and beloved taste of meat for a nutrient ‘deficient’ kale smoothie is rather terrifying. It is all too common for people to say ‘I could go vegan but only if I still ate chicken’. However, it doesn’t necessarily have to be either or. Plant-based alternatives to traditional ways of eating are ever-increasing; from SunFed’s ‘Chicken-Free Chicken’, Gardein ‘Chickn’, Beyond Meat’s Chicken-Free Strips, Tofurky’s Slow Roasted Chick’n and a multitude of other packaged vegan ‘chicken’ products – this meat could well be...

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Duo Inspired to Veganize Mind Blowingly Beautiful Desserts to Help the Animals

Sabina Hambarava & Alexey Korotkevich are the talented team behind ‘Physalis Vegan’, setting the international vegan pastry bar deliciously high. Aside from the actual cooking, their other endeavours include being vegan recipe developers, innovators, vegan pastry instructors, culinary consultants, food stylists/photographers – and all the while practicing yoga and striving for self-improvement to achieve peace. Physalis Vegan have pioneered the vegan pastry industry by making many discoveries around new techniques and inventing new recipes. Such achievements include feats like vegan highest level entremets, amazing mousses, real vegan mirror glaze, original vegan macaroons, decadent cakes and many more drool-enducing creations. After watching “Earthlings“,...

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Whole Foods Market Bring Boozy Vegan Milkshakes To The Yard

If you have ever wanted an on-the-go alcoholic vegan milkshake – Whole Foods has you covered! (At least, in Brooklyn anyway). These drink-meets-dessert masterpieces are part of N4’s menu – a tap room and restaurant found in the lower level of a Whole Foods store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. N4’s humble menu could be commonly overlooked yet contains a plethora of delicious and decadent foods. Included on the menu is also the 100% vegan Beyond Burger in addition to fries and other veg-friendly side dishes. The real star of the show though are the Van Leeuwen vegan milkshakes, all of which can...

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9 Delicious and Vegan Chocolate Christmas Advent Calendars

Christmas is fast approaching – a time full of happiness, family and indulgent foods. Within many cultures around the globe, a beloved tradition is opening an advent calendar chocolate each day and enjoying a sweet holiday treat. However – for the 75% of the world that is lactose intolerant or people who choose to omit animal products from their diet, the search for an advent calendar can often be tricky. But, no one should have to miss out on a fantastic chocolate advent calendar! As plant-based sales are ever increasing and more and more people are making plant-based choices...

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Quorn to Introduce New Refrigerated Vegan Meat to Stores Across USA

This week – one of the biggest worldwide leaders in the plant-based meat alternative product market have just released a new refrigerated vegan ‘meat’ to U.S shelves. Following one year of intense product development efforts, Quorn now believes they have produced a refrigerated line which lives up to the standard of Quorn’s frozen products that are renowned for their texture, flavour and quality. Their products already appeal to a wide range of consumers who want to reduce or eliminate meat consumption. The company is ‘Dedicated to a meat-free future‘ yet Quorn Foods recently came under fire for labelling their products...

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10 Healthy Vegan Foods That Will Help You Stay Full

If you have ever pondered – “will a vegan diet ever make me full and satisfied”, you will be pleased to know that in short – the answer is a resounding yes. A plant-based diet that includes sufficient calories and a range of food groups will deliver more than enough protein and plentiful other vital (and non-vital) nutrients without much effort or any glorified, overpriced, specialty foods. While a plant-based diet is traditionally high in fiber (meaning food passes through your digestive track faster), it’s not all about apples and spinach. So, to combat hanger and the late-night munchies...

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Vegan ‘Meatball’ Sandwiches Come to Harvard Square

Rejoice! Clover Food Labs in Harvard Square have just got the choice of another plant-based food option – in the form of a meat-free ‘meatball’ sandwich. These desirable sandwiches will include soy-based ‘meatballs’ that are made from chunks of the Impossible Burger. Impossible burgers are plant-based alternatives that rival the taste, texture and smell of meat, they even bleed beetroot ‘blood’. The first vendor offering Impossible ‘meat’ as a meatball sandwich, will be in the newly opened Clover Food Labs at a Science Centre location, Massachusetts. Impossible Foods recently came under fire for testing a key ingredient on animals, thus provoking...

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5 Reasons to Show Some Love to Vegans This World Vegetarian Day

October 1st (Sunday!) is World Vegetarian Day! As suggested by the title, this day should celebrated by encouraging people to appreciate their favourite vegetarian (or vegan) as it honors those who take steps towards living kindly by choosing to remove meat from their meals. Despite vegans being subject to a significant amount of stick from friends, family and many more – their efforts do deserve recognition and are making the world a cleaner, kinder place. So – here’s why you should show some extra kindness to vegetarians and vegans this World Vegetarian Day. 5 Reasons to Show Some Love...

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Leonardo Di Caprio Grants $20 Million To Help 100 Environmental Charities

The man himself has just announced that the Leonardo Di Caprio Foundation will be donating a whopping grants total sum of $20 million to over 100 various environmental organisations. These organisations have a range of focus causes such as conservational efforts, indigenous rights and a big topical issue: global warming. However, not only major environmental organisations will benefit – local partners that protect vital ecosystems, species at risk of extinction and threatened communities will also receive grants. During a climate change conference at Yale University – Di Caprio the outspoken activist and passionate environmentalist announced these grants, saying: “We...

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Vegan Ready-to-Go Tofurky Sandwiches Hit Shelves At UK Whole Foods

In this new cold case as reported by Vegan Trademark in an exciting recent tweet – Tofurky sandwiches are hitting the shelves of UK Wholefoods. OMG BIG NEWS four @Tofurky sandwiches will be hitting @WholeFoodsUK in a matter of weeks! We want them all! #vegan pic.twitter.com/ZGxSLCR4Xu — Vegan Trademark (@vegantrademark) September 22, 2017 Tofurky produces a delicious range of plant-based meats and deli slices that are 100% vegan and use non-GMO ingredients. They are a family owned and independent business who are revolutionising the way the global food system sees meat. Making vegan product availability mainstream and increasing their...

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5 Food Predictions That Star Trek Got Totally Right

The Star Trek series and their collection of movies are some of the most popular films to date. These sci-fi films created a fictional universe that many fans have taken well into the non-fiction reality. Whether it was the intention of creators or not, Star Trek has set some strikingly accurate predictions in various forms that we are seeing more and more of in our ever-evolving society. From innovative technologies and recognisable catchphrases to seemingly strange culinary feats – here’s 5 times Star Trek predicted today’s major food trends. 5 Food Predictions That Star Trek Got Totally Right 1....

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10 Delicious Vegan Dessert Recipes From Raw Bloggers

To eat ‘raw’ is to eat food that is mostly unprocessed and always uncooked or dehydrated at a low temperature. This is said to make the nutrients most readily available and consume foods in their most natural form. Some people choose to embrace raw foodism full-time but the health impacts and sustainability of this can be questionable. However, if you have an after-dinner sweet-tooth craving or just need a burst of energy but would like to make a healthier choice – try these 10 decadent raw vegan dessert recipes (not all in one sitting). 10 Delicious Vegan Dessert Recipes...

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Vegan Food Sales Grow By a Staggering $3.1 Billion In One Year

A recent study has shown the plant-based foods market has just topped a rather substantial sales figure of $3.1 billion. This study was funded by the Plant Based Foods Association and The Good Food Institute with the data collected by Neilsen, a market research company. Included in the data is sales information from merchandisers of mass products including dollar, drug, club, grocery, military shops and Whole Foods. Moreover, the results also show that plant-based food sales have experienced a growth increase of 8.1% since the previous year. Vegan alternatives to dairy products have seen a 20% sales rise, taking the total...

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Baby Carrot Farm Release New Delicious Range of Vegan Milks

The largest baby carrot producers in North America – Bolthouse Farms have released a new range of plant-milks to appease the growing demand for dairy-free products. This company has been farming for over a century and have combined their extensive farming experience with the latest plant-based nutrition to develop their latest product: Bolthouse Farms® Plant Protein Milk. You can expect to find this range next to the dairy products in the refrigerator at retailers such as Shaw’s, Safeway East and Kroger. Consumers will be able to choose between four flavours – Original, Unsweetened, Vanilla and Chocolate. They will be available in 48...

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10 Deliciously Vegan Cinnamon Themed Recipes For Fall

The nostalgic smell of cinnamon can enhance your ability to remember things and focus. Not surprisingly, this spice is overtly popular across many cultures and different cuisines. Not only does it taste of good-memories,  cinnamon has been shown to reduce cholesterol, inhibits tumor growth, has anti-inflammatory properties and boasts many nutrients. Merely 1.5 – 1 TSP of this spice included in your daily diet will reward you with a myriad of health benefits – so here’s 10 recipes to help you easily achieve that intake and get you in the mood for a festive fall. 10 Deliciously Vegan Cinnamon...

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Vegan Iron Man Athlete Teams with Lululemon to Launch Men’s Yoga Line

Popular company, Lululemon, who produce a high-end range of branded yoga apparel gear, have debuted their latest campaign intended to refine the meaning of masculinity – Strength To Be. The face of the campaign is none other than passionate vegan punk-rocker John Joseph. The vegan musician is the frontman of Cro-Mags, a punk rock brand, and the author of book Meat Is For Pussies. In his book Joseph discusses how he believes eating animals is for the weak and how a plant-based diet improves fitness, sexiness and manliness. If his Ironman Triathlete vegan gains are anything to go by, Joseph...

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The 10 Best Hummus Recipes for People Addicted to Hummus

Have you heard of Hummus? Regardless of if you are vegan or not, chances are that a platter of crackers, crudités and hummus in some form has been served to you at some stage during your lifetime. This popular dip comes from the Arabic word for ‘chickpeas’ as it is made from blended chickpeas, tahini and assorted seasoning. Creamy, potentially spicy, chunky or smooth – however you like your hummus, it’s rather difficult to mess up making it. There are many pre-made hummus tubs in stores that are almost always accidentally vegan so are a go-to for many meat-free...

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Marks and Spencer Launch New Meat-Free Christmas Menu Options

With Christmas fast approaching, for some of, there may be the familiar dread of being the only one at the table not eating what everyone else is and dodging questions all day long. However, luckily for meat free Brits, UK department giant Marks and Spencer are not unaware the changes within societal eating habits with their latest Christmas menu offering more vegetarian mains than meat courses. So say goodbye to mum’s bland nut roast and the one small potato that didn’t get coated in goose fat — if you’re lucky. Even if you aren’t vegetarian, it will be hard not...

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How Can We Be Sure the Meat We Eat Is Humane?

The word ‘humane’ is described by Merriam Webster Dictionary as “marked by compassion, sympathy, or consideration for humans or animals  humane prison guards a more humane way of treating farm animals” As such, the term ‘humane meat’ becomes an oxymoron which then raises the moral question – can there be ‘humane’ slaughter? As standard practice, “humane-certified” farms regularly perform painful procedures on animals without use of anesthetic, families are separated, living conditions are often poor and eventually all are still sent to slaughter. Halal meat production use slaughter methods such as slitting the throat of a live, un-sedated animal whilst a Muslim recites a religious phrase...

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Switzerland’s Meat and Dairy Consumption is Destroying Brazil’s Rainforest

Swiss people are using their vote to never run out of food ever again. On Sunday this week, polls will determine an amendment to constitution which will “guarantee food supply, protect land and ensure efficient food production“. Originally, this initiative was launched by the Swiss Farmer’s association but a Government proposal has since replaced that scheme. Included in the proposal is strongly advocating for resource-efficient production of food sources, safeguarding agricultural land making trade relations sustainable, into written law. Ballots show that 69% of public voters were in favour, but this isn’t a done deal yet and will likely...

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Vegan Advertisement Set to Screen to Millions in Cinemas Nationwide

Thanks to a new initiative by Viva! – a Bristol based charity, pro-vegan advertisements are set to be shown in UK cinemas nationwide. This initiative has an estimated cost of £100k so Viva! has started a crowdfunding campaign. However, for each donation an unnamed donor will generously match that donation to the value of £50k. This means (pretty much) all donations are doubled – hallelujah! This campaign is the first of its kind, pro-vegan messages haven’t been shown to mainstream in such a ‘normal’ and public way before. You can expect to see Viva!’s biggest ever campaign ‘Bring Hope To...

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Swedish Farmer Ditches Dairy In Favour of Oatly’s Vegan Milk Production

Adam Arnesson is a farmer from Sweden who used to run his family farm in Orebro in which they raised livestock. However, now this farmer has steered away from dairy production and instead moved into “oat farming”. The oat crops that this farm used to feed their livestock with are now to be used to make oat milk, with the help of by popular Swedish plant-milk producers Oatly. As told to The Guardian, Arnesson intends to increase the farm’s production of oat crops, that are rich in protein – rather than increase the amount of livestock on the farm. Displaying...

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What The Health Creates New Vegans in America’s Meat Eating Capital

Following the release of recent exposé documentary, What The Health, a noticeable wave of new vegans are emerging in a bid to discover a new, healthier way of eating. Even major celebrities such as Ne-Yo and F1 athlete, Lewis Hamilton have credited their dietary changes to the film. More surprisingly though, in Texas, the top cattle-raising state in the US, vegan restaurants have seen an increase in customers following the film’s June release. In fact several Dallas-based restaurant owners have said that the public has taken positively to the documentary’s message and many viewers are even opting to go vegan. Sara Tomerlin, owner...

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Hospital Staff Go Plant-Based to Teach Patients About Better Health

Kaiser Permanente Medical Centre‘s employees have just taken the plant-based challenge. For patient benefit, the staff at this Fresno, California hospital have agreed to learn about plant-based nutrition through this 21-days of mostly-all plant-based eating challenge. Some staff are ensuring they eat at least one vegan meal daily and others are taking the challenge fully in their stride by eating vegan 100% of the time. Why? As aptly put by registered nurse Tammy Barigian, “If I’m trying to teach my patients how to eat, I need to be doing the same thing. So, if you eat a high-saturated fat...

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The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Mexican Food

Mexican cuisine boasts a variety of vegan-friendly options that are flavoursome, often spicy and always delicious. Mexican is the perfect cuisine if you are new to cooking as the food is often easy to make and difficult to mess up! With core ingredients such as tomatoes, corn, fresh vegetables, avocado, beans and rice, Mexican-style eating is filling, nutritious and healthful. Here are a few tips on how to make sure you’ve got vegan Mexican food down.   The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Mexican Food Ask To Swap Ingredients Most Mexican dishes can be made without the addition of sour...

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Is it Possible to be a Vegetarian and a Pig Farmer?

Michelle Anderson-Carroll isn’t your average farmer. She raises rare Oxford Sandy and Black breed pigs for meat, but Michelle has also revealed her dedication to a vegetarian diet. The self-confessed ‘pigaholic‘ started her pig farming career after getting some pigs to help improve and turn over the soil during the grassroots days of her 20-acre farm near Inverness. Inevitably, she and her husand fell in love with them and decided to start breeding them. At age 11, Michelle ditched meat after being appalled by the poor conditions and long journeys that animals endure during trips to slaughterhouses. While she...

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10 Vegan White Chocolate Brands and Recipes

While accidentally vegan dark chocolate can be found almost anywhere, most white chocolates are laden with dairy products. So, to reign in National White Chocolate Day on this 22nd of September, we’re celebrating with a sweet white feast and invite you to join us by making these vegan recipes or purchasing a life-changing ready-made block of creamy vegan white choccy. 10 Vegan White Chocolate Brands and Recipes King David  Need a vegan white chocolate for baking, white chocolate bark, muffins or even a chocolate fountain? Look no further than this brand for white chocolate that tastes strikingly similar to dairy and...

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Mercy for Animals: Nathan Runkle’s New Book & Lifelong Quest for Compassion

Nathan Runkle’s new book, Mercy For Animals ‘One Man’s Quest to Inspire Compassion and Improve the Lives of Farm Animals’ was recently released. Runkle is the founder and president of animal rights organisation also named Mercy For Animals. This new, part auto-biographical book, provides a powerful and moving insight into animal agricultural practices and is brimming with practical advice, personal stories and lesser-known insights into the industries. The book encourages readers towards a greater awareness of where their food comes from. Supported by first-hand experiences, Nathan discusses his journey from a farm-boy in Ohio, to founder of an international animal...

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10 Reasons (And Recipes) To Eat Pumpkin This Fall

Have you ever thought of pumpkins beyond their plump orange flesh? Pumpkins are a versatile, nutrient-rich fruit that is high in fibre and low in calories. Pumpkins also contain seeds which boast a whopping serve of protein. Right as fall hits and Halloween fast approaches, Pumpkin season is upon us which means cheaper pumpkins and greater availability. So, why not cook them up and devour, rather than carve them? 10 Reasons (And Recipes) To Eat Pumpkin This Fall 1. Pumpkin is High in Potassium According to Medical News Today, the potassium contained in pumpkin can have a positive effect...

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