The Average Vegans Podcast is for vegans, vegetarians, and anyone interested in living a plant-based life. I really enjoyed talking with Meg and David, best friends in the south-east of the US, who describe themselves as ‘average folks trying to live a cruelty-free, vegan life.’ They have a very down-to-earth presence and talk about the…

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Jane Thurnell-Read is passionate about healthy ageing. She switched to a vegan diet a few years ago after decades of being vegetarian and is convinced that ageing well is made easier by eating a plant-based diet, getting plenty of exercise and staying socially and mentally active and connected. Jane insists that most people can enjoy…

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This artisan kitchen uses a mix of new and traditional techniques to create plant-based cheeses that are produced by hand in small batches. Their ‘not cheeses’ are given extra notes of flavour with herbs, spices and various tasty gems found in the plant kingdom. I appreciate having some of their not cheeses in the fridge…

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Spice of Life meatless meats and jerkies are Vegan… Wheat Free… Cholesterol Free… Hormone Free… Chemical Free… Sugar Free… Certified non-GMO. The jerky can be eaten straight from the packet and is known to assist coeliacs, diabetics, low sodium dieters and athletes, such as founder Spice Williams-Crosby, who require additional protein. With two Masters degrees…

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Feeding your companion animal a plant-based diet can be both satisfying and healthy for them. VegePets.Info is a fantastic resource created by Professor Andrew Knight that will help you understand the nutritional needs of your pet. Included are comments from other veterinarians, recommended further reading, links to suppliers and a link to Professor Knight’s YouTube…

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I love this! And so does my family – having just made two batches of their easy and oh-so-tasty tempeh, from scratch. Tempehtation UK is an authentic, health-focused company, creating organic, non GMO tempeh products that are simple to use at home. “Our mission” they say “is to help everyone to make their own fresh…

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You might have grown up using the classic Four Food Groups chart, but it is no longer used and has been updated to display five groups. However, both the four and five group charts place excess emphasis on animal-based foods and not enough on selecting for variety in the diet. The Twelve Groups shown here…

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It is useful to have a ‘map’ you can refer to when you start out on a journey. And that is what the plant-based way of eating can be! Simple statements such as these can help you decide what topic to look into next, how to respond to questions from others or even reassure you…

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One of the four most commonly given reasons for adopting a plant-based diet is concern for one’s health. Sometimes, a health problem becomes evident and so you consider changing your diet. At other times, you adjust your diet because all is well… and that’s exactly how you want things to remain! Good health is precious;…

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The soya bean is an amazing food, but it doesn’t suit everyone! Not a problem! Here are some menu ideas that can be used to satisfy the hungry athlete as well as a person with allergies. Breakfasts Fruit juice Your favourite hot drink: Coffee: espresso, black or cappucino [made with oat or almond milk] Tea:…

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