If you're vegetarian or vegan, finding somewhere suitable to eat out can sometimes be a struggle. World Vegan Day is an annual event celebrated by vegans around the world on November 1. It is also the start of World Vegan Month. While London has a growing range of restaurants specialising in vegetarian and vegan cuisine, some eateries around here just offer one suitable dish on the menu - making eating out restricting and above all boring. So with the help of some strict vegetarians and vegans, we have put together a guide to some of the best restaurants in and just outside the area that cater for people on a meat-free diet as well as non-veggies. Read More More vegan and vegetarian news 1. Kayal in West Byfleet This authentic family-run restaurant offers south Indian fare, with dosas and Keralan specialities plus a seafood focus, in a rustic eatery. Cuisine at Kayal is mildly flavoured, spicy and gently cooked and there is a large emphasis on healthy eating. Star dish: Masala Dosa - … [Read more...] about A guide to vegetarian and vegan friendly restaurants in Surrey
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Food producers in France will be forced to think of new ways to describe some of their vegetarian and vegan foods when they are banned from using terms such as “vegetarian sausages”, "vegetarian mince" and “vegan bacon”. French MPs have voted to outlaw use of such vocabulary, claiming they mislead shoppers. Firms will no longer be able to use "burger", "steak", "sausage" or “fillet” to describe foods that have no meat in them, such as "ham" slices or "chicken" pies that are made of soya or wheat. Read more Gordon Ramsay reveals he’s ‘going to give this vegan thing a try’ Where to get the best vegan burgers in the UK Vegan protein from nuts and seeds better for heart health than meat The best budget eats in Paris The ban on such vocabulary will also apply to dairy alternatives. The measure was put forward by MP Jean-Baptiste Moreau, who based his argument on a judgment last year by the European Court of Justice … [Read more...] about France bans use of meat-like terms in packaging for vegetarian food
EATING meat-free meals makes sense for your well-being – and your wallet.Even if you don’t avoid meat completely, join the thousands of people skipping it at least one day a week.With the average family spending £15.80 a week on meat and fish, joining the Meat-Free Monday movement, for example, could save even confirmed carnivores a packet.But are you in need of some inspiration?With World Vegetarian Day this week, here are some ideas for tasty meals, no meat needed.Pasta tastes just as good stuffed with veggie goodness or served with a meat-free sauce.Earn 100 extra points with Morrisons Vegetable Pasta Sauce, 500g, 83p, or M Savers Pasta Sauce, 42p.At the Co-op buy two for £4 on Co-op Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni, Asparagus & Pea Risotto and Macaroni Cheese, £2.49 each.Asda Extra Special Butternut & Sage Girasole is cut to £2.50.Buy three for £6 on selected meals from Morrisons including Morrisons Italian Macaroni Cheese and Italian … [Read more...] about Mrs Crunch shares tasty recipes and top meal deals for World Vegetarian Day
MORE and more people are cutting out meat – and it’s World Vegetarian Day next Sunday.It is great to eat fruit and veg when they are in season.In September, runner beans, courgettes and cabbages are all at their best.A veg-based diet keeps calories and costs down, too. So here are some recipes that make vegetables extra-interesting.Baked colcannon - 78p per serving Serves 2Preparation: 10mins. Cooking: 10minsOne serving contains 575 calories (29% of recommended adult daily intake); 27g fat (39%); 10.5g sat fat (52%); 5g sugar (6%); 1g salt (17%) YOU NEED:70g cabbage, any type you like with tough stalks removed30g kale500g potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks1 leek, finely chop all but the deep green bits1 tbsp olive oil1 tbsp butter4 tbsp milkSalt and pepper4 medium free-range eggs40g low-fat cheddar, gratedMETHOD: Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/Gas 6. Place the cabbage and kale in a pan and set aside.Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender – … [Read more...] about Mrs Crunch shares her favourite meat-free meals ahead of World Vegetarian Day
MORE THAN 500,000 people in the UK have a plant-based diet, according to the Vegan Society.An increasing number of celebrities are promoting the vegan lifestyle, so we explain the difference between a vegan and a vegetarian…Veganism is currently defined as “a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose”.The movement was born in 1944 when a small group broke away from the Leicester Vegetarian Society to form the Vegan Society.The term “vegan” comes from the first and last letters of the word vegetarian.November 1 is celebrated as World Vegan Day, and The Vegan Society hosts numerous events to celebrate the benefits of the lifestyle.Vegetarians do not eat any animal flesh – this includes cow, pig, chicken and fish.Vegans go further by not eating anything derived from an animal, including eggs, milk and butter. Honey, … [Read more...] about It’s World Vegan Day! What is a vegan diet, what does being vegan mean and is it different to being vegetarian?