Preparing for a Veggie Christmas

Christmas time is a wonderful part of the year with plenty of joy, gift-giving (and receiving), and the part that everyone loves the most – Christmas dinner. If you are a vegetarian, however, you’ll be a little bit warier than meat-eaters about what many people put forward as the best meal of the entire year.

For most vegetarians, Christmas dinner for many decades has meant one thing – nut roast. These two words would have struck terror into the hearts of vegetarians up and down the country, expecting something bland, overcooked, and lacking in the joy we come to expect from this time of year. However, things have changed and the nut roast is once again a realistic, tasty, option for Christmas dinner as a vegetarian. Nuts are one of the staple parts of the diet for any vegetarian or vegan, all year-round, so it makes a lot of sense to utilise them for the showstopper at the centrepiece of a vegetarian Christmas dinner. A nut roast offers up a traditional savoury d…

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What’s the Difference Between Vegetarian and Vegan?

According to the most recent studies, there are now over half a million vegans in the UK. The poll conducted in 2016 saw a dramatic rise in numbers from ten years previously (when the number was around 150,000). When you add that to the total number of vegetarians in the UK at being around three million people you can begin to see how important the trend has become to the country and what impact it has on everyday life and how we shop, eat, and live as a society.

We no longer talk about vegetarianism and veganism in niche terms – it is very much mainstream, and throughout the UK you’ll find countless vegan and vegetarian restaurants, cafes, retail stores and supermarkets (as well as vegan and vegetarian-friendly versions of all of the above).

In simple terms, though, what is the difference between a vegetarian and vegan lifestyle?

Both vegans and vegetarians choose not to eat animals. This is for a wide variety of reasons; some for health reaso…

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