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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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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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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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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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: Easy creamy vegan chocolate fudge

This is our easiest vegan recipe yet. Some vegan recipes require special ingredients, this one does not. You can eat this anytime, anywhere. Enjoy with friends over a cuppa or make these with the little ones for a birthday party treat.

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How to reduce food waste

2.3 billion people are joining the planet by 2050 ‚Äď this will require a 60-70% increase in global food production. At this moment in time over 1/3 of all food produced globally goes to waste. Here at E.C.O we believe in cutting down on food waste and we want to help you see how you can cut down too.

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Fight food waste with OddBox

The amount of plastic used in supermarkets has been widely criticised and for good reason. Items like fruit and vegetables, some of which have their own natural packaging, are wrapped in non-recyclable plastic and sold at a lower price than loose. We use OddBox, a fruit and vegetable delivery service which cut out plastic, reduce food waste and help fight food poverty.

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A note on being a shitty vegetarian

Taking on a new diet that comes along with a morality that inherently seems to shame others into being hostile towards you is strange. You go to every family gathering, set your timer to fifteen minutes, and as that alarm rings in your pocket, undoubtedly a gran or uncle will chime in also: ‚ÄėAre you still not eating meat?‚Äô

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