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‘Everything is shades of grey’: inside the bizarre world of Netflix hit Bad Vegan

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Even by Netflix true crime standards, Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives stands out as bizarre and disconcerting. The four-part series from Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened director Chris Smith, released la...

‘People say they want me arrested’: the owners putting their pets on vegan diets

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Father Terry Martin, a Catholic priest in West Sussex, became a vegan almost three years ago. The transition was fairly abrupt: he was alone eating a roast dinner with his dog Pepe on his knees (“I know,” he says. “Te...

‘They had a date to kill the cow. So I stole her’: how vegan activists are saving Spain’s farm animals

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In the north-east Spanish region of Catalonia, an enormous bull called Pedro is poking his head over a barn door to look at some sheep. He’ll stay there for two hours if the sanctuary volunteers let him; he’ll have to...

Burger King becomes first UK fast food chain to offer vegan nuggets

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Burger King UK is to launch vegan nuggets nationwide from Wednesday as the fast food chain evolves its meat-focused menu to cash in on the booming popularity of plant-based diets. The chain, which two years ago launch...

CBD to dark ‘milk’… chill out with these vegan chocolate bars

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When I mentioned CBD chocolate a few weeks ago, Iris from Solkiki chocolate decided to send me some more. I honestly don’t know if it’s all in my mind (what does it matter if it is?), but I instantly feel calmer after...

Faux fish: vegan alternatives set to take UK market by storm

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It is seafood but it does not involve fishing nets or the sea, with plant-based filet-o-fish burgers, smoked salmon and prawns the next big thing in alternative protein. Dubbed faux fish, a raft of new products are go...

From fringe to mainstream: how millions got a taste for going vegan

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It says something about the gathering momentum of veganism that last week it breached not one but two bastions of British culinary culture. First there were complaints after that fanfare of eggs, butter and cream, The...

George Monbiot: ‘On a vegan planet, Britain could feed 200 million people’

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If the UK switched to a plant-based diet – and used regenerative farming to produce food on the arable land we have (not using artificial fertilisers or pesticides) – how much could we be self-sufficient in food, perc...

How to make the perfect vegan ‘fish’ (AKA tofish) – recipe

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I’m no tofu expert – in fact, I’d go so far as to describe myself as a reformed sceptic – but there are two things I do know about it: first, its creamy blandness is a great foil for other flavours (see mapo tofu); an...

How to make the perfect vegan coconut ice-cream – recipe

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Plant-based ice-cream, like so much else in the vegan world, has come on leaps and bounds in both range and quality in recent years as the market for it has grown, but many commercial varieties still replace dairy and...

How to turn bean cooking water into a sparkling vegan caesar salad

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A good caesar salad is an important part of any cook’s repertoire, but such an iconic dish needs a twist to make it your own. Today I’m sharing a plant-based version from my cookbook Eating for Pleasure, People & ...

Ixta Belfrage’s recipe vegan for miso ‘caesar’ salad with sesame-maple croutons

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I’ll admit that it’s a bit of a stretch to call this a caesar salad, inverted commas or not, because it doesn’t contain the anchovies, egg and parmesan that are synonymous with that infamous dressing. Having said that...

Ixta Belfrage’s vegan recipe for cassava, coconut and passion fruit cake

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My Brazilian mother always asks for this cake for her birthday – she loves the combination of cassava (or macaxeira, as we know it), coconut and passion fruit. I adore its unique texture; it’s caramelised and crisp on...

Ixta Belfrage’s vegan recipe for chocolate and tahini cream tart

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My first name is pronounced “Easter”, which makes this a rather confusing time of year, because I hear it said at least half a dozen times a day. For me, actual Easter isn’t Easter without chocolate, so, cliche as it ...

Ixta Belfrage’s vegan recipe for creamy butter bean gratin with roast tomatoes and salsa fresca

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As promised, here’s another (completely different) use for the bechamel I introduced you to last week. This time, it’s flavoured with cumin and cooked in a gratin with butter beans and roast cherry tomatoes, with a zi...

Ixta Belfrage’s vegan recipe for creamy saffron orzo with roast butternut and scotch bonnet

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When I was asked to look after this column while Meera Sodha takes a well-deserved break, I was both nervous (those are some big metaphorical shoes to fill) and excited, but I won’t pretend I wasn’t also slightly appr...

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