World Vegan Month

6th November 2020

November - World Vegan Month

Veganism is growing as a lifestyle each year. According to The Vegan Society, “A 2018 Oxford University study – which is the most comprehensive analysis to date of the damage farming does to the planet – found that ‘avoiding meat and dairy is the single biggest way to reduce your impact on Earth’ as animal farming provides just 18% of calories but takes up 83% of our farmland.” And it seems a lot of people are making the switch.

We caught up with our head chef to get some great vegan ingredients that you may want to add to your store cupboards:

• Raw or Frozen Fruit and Veg – This is a given really, as it’s a staple of Vegan cuisine.

• Barley, Rice & Quinoa – Hearty grains are both filling and nutritious. They also form a good base for meat-substitutes with sauces.

• Dried Split Pea and Black-eyed Peas – Perfect to cook in advance and freeze for quick lunches.

• Vegan Cheese (Nut or Soy-based) – Tasty on a plant-based burger or on its own with Vegan crackers.

• Popcorn – The perfect, portable snack. We recommend seasoning with Cajun spices for a fun kick.

• Chia Seeds – A nutritional heavyweight. These little seeds pack so many antioxidants and minerals, they’re a good add to almost every dish.

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