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 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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Quick vegan: Vegan Gravy

The Christmas lights and adverts are everywhere. One thing we are all looking forward to is Christmas Dinner. Many traditional gravy recipes use animal fats and vegetarian granules are processed and sometimes bland. Here we have our tried and tested vegan gravy which we will be pouring over our spuds on the 25th.

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Recipe: Rainbow Salad

This vegan salad is perfect for a sunny Saturday in autumn, made in bulk for work lunches or to take on a picnic in the forest.

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Recipe: Banana bread

Our ‘Quick Vegan’ series are short, sharp pieces that get to the point. You’re a busy person who needs to eat, so check out our simple recipes that get from screen to stomach in 20m or less.

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