Month: November 2018

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie Baked Potatoes

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie Baked Potatoes

Loaded with lentils and vegetables, these vegan Shepherd’s Pie Baked Potatoes are perfect comfort food! They’re a great meal to warm up with on chilly weeknights. Ingredients 4 large russet potatoes 1 tablespoon neutral cooking oil, divided salt and pepper, to taste 1 onion, diced […]

EU ‘Fully Commits’ to Ban Animal Testing With €500 Million Investment

EU ‘Fully Commits’ to Ban Animal Testing With €500 Million Investment

Livekindly revealed that The EU is standing by its promise to phase out all animal testing, worldwide. On November 20, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Internal Market and Industry Commissioner, opened the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches’ annual conference by stating the EU will remain a “pioneer in […]

Vegan Meat Brand Gardein to Launch in Sainsbury’s

Vegan Meat Brand Gardein to Launch in Sainsbury’s

LIVEKINDLY revealed that Canada-based vegan meat brand Gardein is set to make its UK debut in Sainsbury’s, the second-largest supermarket chain in the nation.

The news was announced last week by Gardein’s new UK-based social media account. “Hungry for something new? Our 100% plant-based products will let you cheat on meat, coming to the UK this January,” the brand wrote.

Gardein specialises in vegan protein including chicken strips and crispy tenders, fishless filets, meatless meatballs, and Szechuan beefless strips. In US supermarkets, the company also offers a wide variety of meatless products, including stuffed holiday roasts, veggie burgers, crabless cakes, breakfast patties, and ready-meal bowls.

International Vegan Meat Brands in the UK

Gardein isn’t the first North American brand to cross the pond. Last month, the Beyond Burger, a “bleeding” vegan burger created by plant-based protein company Beyond Meat, made its much-anticipated debut in Tesco supermarkets after its August launch was delayed.

“We’re seeing much higher than expected demand for the Beyond Burger in the US, and even in the few places where we’ve placed it in the UK demand is higher than expected,” said Beyond Meat executive chair Seth Goldman at the time.

Although Goldman was speaking to the popularity of the Beyond Burger, the demand for plant-based meat in the UK is apparent as several of the nation’s top chains are expanding their portfolios of vegan products. Tesco launched the Beyond Burger, but it has also added other foreign brands to its lineup, including Swedish brand Oumph! and the Netherlands-based Vivera.

Sainsbury’s now also stocks Vivera products as well as eight new meatless options from South Africa’s Fry Family Foods. It also recently added vegan mince and burgers from homegrown startup, The Meatless Farm.

Vegan Mexican Rice

Vegan Mexican Rice

Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil ¾ cup white rice 1 medium tomato, chopped ½ medium onion, chopped 1 tablespoon garlic powder ½ tablespoon salt 1 (14.5-ounce) can vegetable broth (or equivalent homemade vegetable broth) 1 cup water This rice is a staple of Mexican cuisine. […]

Why do Americans eat (kill) Turkey on Thanksgiving?

Why do Americans eat (kill) Turkey on Thanksgiving?

  Early Thanksgiving revellers feasted on fowl and beef, rather than a traditional turkey. No-one knows for sure why turkey became the cornerstone of Thanksgiving dinner, although it is likely to be because the flightless bird is native to the North Americas. An estimated 50 […]

VEGAN MENUS MAY LAUNCH NATIONWIDE AT UK FOOTBALL STADIUMS

VEGAN MENUS MAY LAUNCH NATIONWIDE AT UK FOOTBALL STADIUMS

 

Livekindly revealed that:

More vegan options may soon be available at UK football stadiums after the Environment Secretary Michael Gove backed plans for Premier League clubs to go green.

Put together by national newspaper The Daily Telegraph, the new plan asks that major UK football teams take their commitment to the environment more seriously.

“We all have a role to play in improving our environment,” Gove told The Telegraph after being presented with the proposed plan. “The Premier League is already encouraging clubs to phase out single-use plastic from their stadiums, but I welcome this ambitious plan from The DailyTelegraph.”

Vegan Actor James Cromwell Takes Dead Piglet Inside Utah Capitol Building In Protest

Vegan Actor James Cromwell Takes Dead Piglet Inside Utah Capitol Building In Protest

Plant based news revealed that The long-time passionate advocate for veganism and animal rights wanted to bring political attention to suffering experienced by pigs on large factory farms Vegan activist Cromwell held the dead piglet, which was recovered from a Utah farm by anonymous whistleblowers, […]