Tiger at WHF Big Cat Sanctuary

The Wildlife Heritage Foundation: Big Cat Sanctuary

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you’ll have recently seen me sharing some news coverage of the WWF ‘Living Planet Index’ – a study which aimed to capture a global overview of the world’s animal populations. The index calculated that in the last 40 years, wildlife across land, rivers and the seas has been decimated as humans killed them for food or body parts in unsustainable numbers, while polluting or destroying their habitats. In short, we have lost half of the earth’s wildlife in just four decades. 

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Meat Free Monday: Vegan Bean Burgers With Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges

Hungry City Hippy:

Re-blogged from the fabulous Creative Hacks,  give them a follow if you don’t already! They’re a fab Cardiff couple who blog together about vegan / veggie food and other things :)

Originally posted on Creative Hacks:

It’s National Burger Day, wahoo! What’s that you say? “I can’t join in because I don’t like greasy meat patties in sugary white buns?” Worry not, friends. We have a recipe for you that is so tasty, it blows the beef out of those minced slabs.

What’s more, it’s super healthy. Behold: low fat, low calorie, high protein, vegan, kosher, nut free, clean eating glory.

Ingredients

(makes four burgers and two servings of wedges)
1 onion, diced
1 clove of garlic, crushed
3 carrots, grated
Sunflower oil (we use the spray kind for minimum greasiness)
1 vegetable stock cube
Cumin seeds
Smoked paprika
Ground coriander
1 small tin of sweetcorn
1 small pepper, diced
Garam masala
Dried mixed herbs
Plain or wholewheat flower
Soy sauce
Tomato puree
Chilli puree (optional)
1 tin of kidney beans
Plain or wholewheat flour
1 large sweet potato
Salt
Ground black pepper

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Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv, Israel: Part One

It’s taken me a quite while to get around to this post, despite the fact that it is inspired by the best vegetarian food I’ve ever eaten. That’s because this post is about Tel Aviv, in Israel. I have decided to split this in two, with part one explaining why it’s taken me so long to sit down and get this written up.

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LOVE FOOD HATE WASTE - BELFAST

Love Food, Hate Waste: The Liquid Greens Machine comes to Cardiff

If you’re the type of person who regularly finds themselves chucking out the soggy fruit and veg at the bottom of their fridge, this one’s for you. On Thursday, The Love Food Hate Waste ‘Liquid Greens Machine’ (yes it’s a van) will be on Queen Street at the Castle end, serving up free healthy vegetable juices and fruit smoothies prepared by expert chefs between 8am – 2pm. Continue reading

Vegan pizza

Meat Free Monday: Will You Take The Pledge?

For a while now, you’ll have noticed the words ‘Meat Free Monday’ popping up on my blog. Most of the recipes that I share tend to be veggie or vegan and are usually preceded by those three words, I guess with an assumption that most people know what the heck I’m talking about. Well, for those that don’t, this one’s for you. Continue reading

Lush

Lush Summer Blog Event with Waterloo Tea

You all know I love Lush. Not because of the kitsch packaging or the weird-smelling shops (weird in a good way), and not because of the bath bombs filled with glitter and dried flowers and all sorts of fun stuff. I love them because they are good. Ethical, moral, and sustainable but also not afraid to put their money where their mouth is and make a noise about  things that matter (see here). Continue reading

Seriously tasty chicken. Not good if you're on a diet!

An Open Letter: Dear Meat Eaters…

Hungry City Hippy:

A fabulous, passionate post from fellow blogger ‘Fit as a Flea’ which was definitely worth a share… nailed it, Caitlin!

Originally posted on Fit As A Flea:

I’ve been a vegetarian for nearly eight years now and I’ve never been one to preach about it, but if you eat meat I beg you to watch the second of two Horizon programmes called Should I Eat Meat?, aired last week.

The first programme was about the health implications of eating too much meat. Did you know that by eating one portion of processed red meat a day – that’s just two rashers of bacon – you’re decreasing your life expectancy by two years? That might not sound like a lot, but over 40 years that’s equivalent to losing one hour from every single day.

But it’s the second episode, which focuses on the environmental impact of rearing enough animals to meet demand, that had me close to tears.

I’m going to keep this short as I’d much rather you watch the documentary, but if you don’t have…

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