Quick vegan: The best guacamole

It is hard to not be in the mood for guac and tortilla chips. Guacamole is often sold in plastic tubs which cannot be recycled in some areas, or are not washed after use and contaminate a whole recycling batch. Forget the plastic and make your own guacamole at home. It can be made in less than 10 minutes (and eaten in five!) so is great for making as soon as your guests arrive or just before you press ‘play’ at a movie night.

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Quick recipe: Mexican enchilada sauce

This sauce is super versatile and can be used in virtually any Mexican recipe including fajitas, enchiladas, burritos and Mexican pasta. The best thing about this recipe is you can adjust the spice depending on your taste.

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Quick vegan: 5 Minute Fresh Pesto

This recipe is perfect for any occasion and is so versatile. It can be added to salads, pizzas, sandwiches, pastas, burgers, tarts… pretty much anything! We prefer making our own pesto for two reasons. A lot of fresh pestos we have found come in plastic tubs, use an old glass jar to store this in your fridge for up to two weeks. Traditional pesto is made with Parmesan which is made with Rennit, a set of enzymes produced in the stomachs of mammals, usually cows. So, we prefer to reduce our plastic usage and lessen the demand for products with rennit. This recipe does both and is delicious!

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Recipe: DIY Vegan Granola

This vegan recipe is a crowd pleaser. Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, so make it exciting! Granola goes perfectly with dairy-free yoghurt and a whole load of fruit dumped on top. But granola can become expensive, especially when exciting flavours are introduced. What people don’t know is that it’s really easy to make and it can save you money making it at home. Plus, you get to choose your own flavour combinations each time you make it! This takes a little while to cook but it is really easy to prep and is a great one to make with the family.

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Vegan: Easy Chilli sin Carne

Chilli con Carne is a widely loved dish. ‘Con’ meaning ‘with’ we have changed it to Chilli ‘sin’ Carne which means ‘without’. You can have it with rice, in pitta and on top of a jacket potato. You can swap out just a few ingredients and you will have bolognese for your spaghetti. It’s a great dish to have up your sleeve and is a really simple one pot dish. It is even better when its vegan, which our recipe is! You can find any chilli con carne recipe and swap out the meat for vegan mince which you can find in almost all supermarkets nowadays. But this one is tried and tested by us and is a firm favourite at BBQs at Grace’s house.

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How to make Tofu tasty

Tofu has taken the vegan scene by storm. It is everywhere. In BBQ, Indian, Chinese cuisines just to name a few. It is fried, boiled, baked and crumbled. But it is also very scary to try to cook at home. Many of you may have tried and failed miserably, including myself. BUT, we have a guide to ensure this never happens again.

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Recipe: Mushroom stroganoff

If you’re a mushroom lover then this one’s for you, it’s packed full of mushrooms and has a rich sauce that isn’t full of cream making it vegan and delicious!

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Recipe: Raspberry infused gin

E.C.O. RecipeOur tried and tested favourites Following on from our present article earlier this week, we have a great gift idea for gin lovers (or yourself) that’s low waste and super easy to make. This is a tried and tested recipe that was used last year for presents and went down really well. If you…

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Recipe: Warming Vegan Cottage Pie

Many of us have grown up with a menu heavily influenced by animal produce. Now there is such a variety of meat substitutes we are able to eat the same meals either as a vegetarian or a vegan. This Cottage Pie is a great example of a meal where the flavours are still strong, warming and comforting, without eating any animal produce. We make efforts to change the way we think about food, both where it comes from and how it’s produced. If you can still feel like you’re eating what you want to, or what you’re used to, its much easier to enjoy a diet with reduced animal produce.

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Recipe: Tomato and lentil soup

E.C.O. RecipeOur tried and tested favourites It‚Äôs starting to get colder by the day and the best thing about this weather is the comfort food but more specifically homemade soup with crusty bread. This recipe is filling, nutritious and souper easy to make so you can cook up a batch for the week. Ingredients: 1…

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