Milk alternatives – how do they compare

There has been a huge boom in the popularity of plant based milks. In fact, a new study by Grand View Research found that the dairy free market will increase by 16% to 35 billion dollars globally by the year 2024.  There is more choice than ever to choose from in British supermarkets. Here’s how the most…

Vegan options at UK coffee shops

Costa Coffee Their coffees are all available with soya milk and are suitable for vegans except for the ones with chocolate powder – hot chocolate, mocha, etc which contains milk. Vegan food available includes Plain or Multigrain Toast, Fruit Crumble Slice (delicious!) Tyrell’s Crisps (Exc. Cheese and Onion flavour), Sweet and Salty Popcorn, Pomegranate Glitter and Fruit Salads. www.costa.co.uk/ Starbucks…

Vegan sweets

After a video went viral showing how gelatin is made, I thought I would put together a selection of gelatin free sweets available here in the UK. In case you don’t know, gelatin is produced from prolonged boiling of skin, cartilage, and bones from animals. So, if that doesn’t sound appetising to you, here’s some cruelty…

How to be a healthy vegan…part 2

Here’s Part 2 of my how to be a healthy vegan post. You can check out Part 1 here. Focus on whole foods Make these the staple of your meals leaving processed foods such as faux meats, cakes etc as secondary. Not only better for your body but better for the environment too as they generally…

Vegan Bird Food: Chocolate Chia Pudding

Are you looking for a healthy pudding option that keeps you full and satisfied? Look no further, my friend. Here is my super easy recipe for Overnight Chocolate Chia Pudding. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) Unsweetened Almond Milk 1/3 cup  chia seeds 1/4 cup  unsweetened cocoa powder (or cacao if you’re feeling fancy) 2…

How to be a healthy vegan…Part 1

Cakes, biscuits, muffins, crisps, chips. All can be veganised. Meaning that you can definitely be an unhealthy vegan. Here’s some tips to keep on the healthy train. I’m splitting this into 2 parts as apparently I have a lot of tips. P.S. I’m not a Doctor, just in case you were wondering. Start your day right……and that…

Vegan Bird Food: Blueberry muffins

This is probably one of the easiest muffin recipes  with just 4 steps to follow so they take no time at all. Beautifully moist and super delicious. Ingredients 1 1⁄2 cups plain flour 1⁄2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp cinnamon 3⁄4 cup soymilk 1⁄4 cup oil…

Top Vegan stories of 2016 so far

Growing numbers of Veganism in UK May 2016 saw the news that the number of vegans in the UK has risen by 350% in the past decade making the total number of plant-based peeps at over half a million– a movement driven by the young. Speculation is that the ever increasing popularity of social media…

5 Surprisingly Vegan Cereals

Ok, so I didn’t say healthy but these cereals are definitely vegan, proving it’s easy peasy to choose the plant based way.   Shreddies Weetabix Crispy Minis Tesco Special Flakes Fruit Cheerios Jordan’s Country Crisp What are your favourite cereals? Thanks for reading. London Vegan Bird Check out my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/londonveganbird Follow me on Twitter @londonveganbird Follow…

5 Reasons To Go Vegan

For the Animals This is personally my number one reason for going vegan. I just couldn’t justify the suffering these animals were experiencing at my hands. Animals have rights just like people. Who decided that these beautiful creatures should be used and abused at our expense and for our edible pleasure? Unfortunately, we seem to have…

6 Favourite Vegan Instagram Accounts

@Thehappypear Always inspiring and usually very entertaining, these energetic identical twins from Ireland have created a food revolution in their country town of Greystones.  Their veggie food filled cafe looks an absolute delight and their adventures in ‘Pearville’ (their self made manufacturing and recipe testing grounds) are not to be missed. @Accidentallyveganuk Brought to you by…