Why am I vegan?

  By Deana Gershuny Boiled down, the reasons that I eat a plant based diet fall under three main categories: ethical environmental health (I tried and failed to think of a word synonymous with health beginning with ‘E’, apologies). We can let the lack of complete alliteration serve as a linguistic representation for the complexity which I think underlies personal …

Recipe: Spanish Omelette

Creamy Spanish omelette always brings me comfort – I first started making it back when I was 17, and wanted to cook something that seemed impressive when my mates came over. Over time, I ended up spending more time in the somewhat healthier veg-packed frittata territory, but it’s nice to know that every once in a while I can snuggle …

Recipe: Vegan Bolognese with Creamy Polenta

After years growing up on Quorn spag bol, I’ve spent a long time in search of something that hits a nostalgic spot without being the same old boring thing. And even though it’s rare I use any meat-replacement product these days, pairing a chunky vegan bolognese with soft, creamy polenta has managed to do just that. For those inevitable leftovers, …

Recipe: Traffic Light Butternut Stacks

One of my favourite breakfasts, traffic light squash stacks somehow works for everyone – meat-free, dairy-free, pulse-free and gluten-free. Not to mention that seeing its colourful red chilli, yellow pepper and green avocado mash in the morning can’t help but put you in a cheery mood for the rest of the day. Serves 2 – ½ tbsp. olive oil – …

Recipe: Pappardelle Roma

Like most people, I live for pasta – and more specifically, this pasta dish. Juicy baby plum tomatoes, lashings of garlic and a decent glug of rich olive oil will take you a long way to happiness, and the best thing is, it’ll only take ten minutes! If I’m trying to impress or feeling particularly cheeky, I’ll whizz an extra …

RECIPE: Hannah’s vegan country jumble

This is a great way to use up food in your cupboards and veg drawer for easy dinners and office lunch leftovers. It’s the kind of meal I go to when my veg isn’t quite tip-top but I don’t want to throw anything out. Feel free to play around with grains and pulses – I’ve been known in my time …