Gelatine Comes From Animal What!?

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A lot of noise has been happening on the social media scene with regards to gelatine and it’s origins thanks to a video posted by Over Eten. The video depicts a series of images of graphical, confronting and factual images that show how gelatine is sourced and created. …read more

Top 5 Vegan Baking Substitutes

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There’s a huge number of growing resources for vegan friendly cakes and baking recipes, complete with substitutions and methods that make vegan baking an absolute joy. But what if there’s that one favourite recipe you have that isn’t vegan friendly? Or what if you’re short on some ingredients? Now you can make any recipe vegan! We give you the low-down on the top 5 vegan substitutes in baking. …read more

There’s An Insect In My Food!

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E120, additive 120, cochineal, cochineal extract, carmine, carminic acid, natural red 4. These are all varying names for the food additive E120. What is E120, where is it derived from, what is it used for and why do we have a whole blog post dedicated to it? Read on to find out. …read more

Vegetarians Eat Fish

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We’ve all met them or come across someone at least once in our lives – a vegetarian who eats fish. Technically, they would be considered a pescatarian but it does pose an interesting question. Why do some “vegetarians” choose to add fish to their plant based diet? Why fish and not, say, a steak or bacon? …read more

Omega-3 for Vegans

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Omega-3 is a type of fatty acid that is mainly found in fish, e.g. salmon and tuna. It is important for our well being and health, however, it is a substance that must be consumed as our bodies cannot make them. Since it is mainly found in fish and fish products, omega-3 nutrition has always been a hot topic for vegans. …read more

Vegan Starters Guide

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New to veganism? Maybe you’re starting on the Vegan Easy challenge or maybe you’ve had enough of the animal cruelty in this world? Or perhaps you just want to challenge yourself and see if you can do it? …read more

Natural Flavours Vegan?

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If you have ever looked at the ingredients on food packaging, as most people (especially vegans) have, you may have come across ‘natural flavours’ as a listed ingredient. What are natural flavours? What determines if a flavouring is natural or not and what are it’s origins? Is natural flavouring vegan? …read more

Almond Milk – Hot or Not?

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As most vegans (and even non-vegans) know, almond milk is a popular alternative to dairy milk. Sourced from almond nuts rather than a dairy cow, this plant-based milk is changing the way the world views milk. In this post, we’ll look into what almond milk is, how is it made, and what are its nutritional qualities. …read more

Bones In My Sugar

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Sugar is carbohydrate that is found in plants and fruits. Once the juice is extracted from a plant, it needs to be processed to remove any impurities, such as colouring and minerals. In some instances, the manufacturer will use bone char. …read more

The Big Vegan Honey Debate

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A big debate that has been ongoing since the beginning of veganism is the subject of honey. Honey is produced by bees so technically and by definition it is NOT vegan, however, just a quick google search online will come up with many arguments where vegans do allow consumption of honey. …read more