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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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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Eating out this Veganuary

One of the biggest worries for someone who is a transitioning vegan/vegetarian, or someone cutting down their meat consumption, can often be eating out. While many restaurants still don‚Äôt have a plant based option or have the odd measly salad, the options are slowly starting to open up…

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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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Why this January is the best time to start a plant-based or meat-free diet

We completely understand if Veganuary just isn’t for you, but that doesn’t mean you have to be completely in, or completely out. We also support anyone who wants to reduce their meat and dairy consumption and move towards a plant-based or meat-free diet. As we say, small efforts to change lifestyle become easier and then become habit. And your efforts really can change (or at least contribute hugely) to the state and future of our planet.

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The E.C.O Vegan Cookbook

To celebrate the start of Veganuary we introduce our recipe book so far. These are all of our vegan recipes posted since we launched in July 2019, they have all been made and eaten (and enjoyed) by one of our E.C.O. team. We hope you can use these to help you to complete Veganuary, or just try new ways of cooking foods you already love.

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Environmental documentaries to get you motivated this January

On New Year’s day while you’re nursing your hangover or making well intentioned resolutions why not watch a documentary or two to get you motivated to make a change?

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Why you should take part in Veganuary 2020

Veganuary is a 31 day challenge to take part in Veganism. It gives you an opportunity to make a difference to your life and the lives of others on a trial basis. Not tying you into any contract or commitment, giving you a manageable amount of time to test a new lifestyle. We have four main reasons we think everyone should give Veganuary a go. Have a read and see if you think you can take the 31 day challenge!

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