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Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. A follower of the diet or the philosophy is known as a vegan. Distinctions may be made between several categories of veganism. Dietary vegans (also known as strict vegetarians) refrain from consuming animal products, not only meat but also eggs, dairy products and other animal-derived substances. The term ethical vegan (also known as moral vegetarians) is often applied to those who not only follow a vegan diet but extend the philosophy into other areas of their lives, and oppose the use of animals for any purpose. Another term is environmental veganism, which refers to the avoidance of animal products on the premise that the industrial farming of animals is environmentally damaging and unsustainable.Well-planned vegan diets are regarded as appropriate for all stages of life, including during infancy and pregnancy, by the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians of Canada, Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, New Zealand Ministry of Health, Harvard Medical School, and the British Dietetic Association. The German Society for Nutrition does not recommend vegan diets for children or adolescents, or during pregnancy and breastfeeding. In preliminary clinical research, vegan diets lowered the risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and ischemic heart disease. Vegan diets tend to be higher in dietary fiber, magnesium, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, and phytochemicals; and lower in dietary energy, saturated fat, cholesterol, long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, calcium, zinc, and vitamin B12. As with any poorly-planned diet, unbalanced vegan diets may lead to nutritional deficiencies that nullify any beneficial effects and may cause serious health issues. Some of these deficiencies can only be prevented through the choice of fortified foods or the regular intake of dietary supplements. Vitamin B12 supplementation is especially important because its deficiency causes blood disorders and potentially irreversible neurological damage.Donald Watson coined the term vegan in 1944 when he co-founded the Vegan Society in England. At first he used it to mean "non-dairy vegetarian", and by May 1945 vegans explicitly abstained from "eggs, honey; and animals' milk, butter and cheese". From 1951 the Society defined it as "the doctrine that man should live without exploiting animals". Interest in veganism increased in the 2010s, especially in the latter half. More vegan stores opened and vegan options became increasingly available in supermarkets and restaurants in many countries.

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  1. Morning Glory

    Blistered Padrón peppers with green herb dip

    This dip is somewhat inspired by American ranch dressing but there is no buttermilk or mayo here. Padron peppers are a common ingredient for tapas in Spain. They are usually very mild except that occasionally you can come across a hot one. So you can play a sort of chilli roulette with this...
  2. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe New England Vegetable Chowder

    This is another of our old favourites from the long since deceased BBC Vegetarian Good food magazine which ceased publication back in the 90's! If you are making a dairy free version then you have a couple of options but by far the best tasting is to switch to homemade cashew nut milk and...
  3. TastyReuben

    Recipe Egyptian Red Lentil Soup (Shorbet Ads)

    Egyptian Red Lentil Soup (Shorbet Ads) Makes 8 servings Ingredients 2 TB unsalted butter 1 medium onion, chopped 2 carrots, finely chopped 3 celery ribs, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp ground coriander 1/2 tsp ancho chile powder 1 lb tomatoes, seeded...
  4. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Veggie Burgers

    Veggie burgers which can be adapted to Vegan if necessary. Ingredients 1 can (around 250 gms drained) chickpeas 150 gms walnuts or hazelnuts 2 large carrots, finely grated 1 small onion 2 tbsps tahini paste 2 tsps smoked paprika 1 tsp liquid smoke (optional) 50 gms smoked cheddar cheese - if not...
  5. ElizabethB

    Recipe Cauliflower Rice with Smoked Almonds

    Cauliflower Rice with Smoked Almonds INGREDIENTS 1/2 Head of Cauliflower - grated 1 Green Bell Pepper or equal portions of assorted colors - cored and diced 6 Scallions, whites and greens - sliced 1 clove Garlic - minced 1/2 Jalapeno - cored and minced Chopped, fresh Parsley 1 TBSP Butter 1...
  6. Hemulen

    Recipe Cauliflower Gone Nuts

    Cauliflower Gone Nuts Serves 2-4 | Cooking time 20 min This is a simple curried cauliflower dish with additional walnuts and a versatile, mildish spice mix. Ingredients / Spice Mix* *can be substituted with a small handful of ready-made curry spice mix + a few additional spices to your...
  7. medtran49

    Recipe Edemame ravioli with shiitaki mushroom curry sauce

    The recipe is vegan as written, but can use substitutes if vegan products are not available. Ravioli, recipe makes 12-16 ravioli 1 Tbsp minced garlic 8-9 ounces shelled edemame 3/4 cup 1/4 inch diced onion 2 Tbsp vegan egg substitute for vegan dish or 1 egg beaten for vegetarian/omnivore dish...
  8. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Wild Mushroom Coulibiac

    This is another of our special occasion mushroom recipes that is great for Christmas Day. It is extravagent, so get decent mushrooms. It isn't are you'll make often so make the most of it. And if you like garlic and thyme, add more. Whole cloves of roasted garlic or even black garlic would be...
  9. caseydog

    Recipe Honey Quinoa Salad (With Vegan Option)

    Honey Quinoa Salad (With Vegan Option) Ingredients 1 Cup Quinoa 1/2 Pound Bacon/Pancetta Diced (Vegan Option: Mushrooms) 1 Red Onion, Diced 1/2 Cup Fresh Basil and Oregano, Chopped 1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans 1/2 Cup Cotija Cheese, Crumbled (Substitute: Feta) 1/3 Cup Honey 1/3 Cup EVOO 1/3 Cup...
  10. Tasteofspain_uk

    Recipe Salmorejo - Spanish cold tomato soup

    The heat is increasing every day and the body demands something refreshing. And, on top of this, is tomato season right now. Can you think in anything better than this? INGREDIENTS (SERVES 2) Tomatoes (1 kg / 10 medium) Bread baton (1) Garlic clove (1) Olive oil (1 tbsp) Salt Boiled eggs (2)...
  11. Morning Glory

    Recipe Mushroom, Red Onion & Balsamic Glazed Garlic Tarte Tatin

    Lots of lovely earthy flavours here which seems appropriate for an Autumnal lunch. I served this with a green salad. The balsamic glazed garlic can be made ahead of time and will keep for many months in a sealed container in the fridge, so its worth making more than you need. The quantity of...
  12. Hemulen

    Recipe Caramelized pears

    I thought of making oven-baked pears but didn't bother. This kettle-cooked version turned up to be delicious. Time: 20-30 min Serves four Ingredients 8 small slightly raw pears 1 l water 1-2 dl brown sugar (Indian sugar) 0,5 tbsp ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar/vanilla extract 2-3...
  13. Morning Glory

    Recipe Lentils with Spinach, Tahini and Pomegranate Molasses

    This dish is somewhat inspired by a Palestinian dish called Rummaniyeh ( a stew of lentils with aubergine and pomegranate). Sometimes Rummaniyeh is served with a tahini and yoghurt dressing. Here I used tahini in the stew, to add a creaminess to the lentils which contrasts well with the sour...
  14. Morning Glory

    Recipe Spaghetti with Spinach and Parmesan

    Gloriously green and satisfyingly simple to make, this dish really showcases spinach. For a vegetarian version, use a non-rennet hard cheese in place of Parmesan. Ocado stock a good Italian hard cheese*. For a vegan version use plant milk in place of dairy milk and a vegan Parmesan substitute**...
  15. Morning Glory

    Recipe Palak Paneer (Spinach with Paneer)

    Mild, creamy and comforting, this Indian style dish is packed with healthy green goodness. Please note that this isn't a traditional recipe but of my own devising after trial and error. Its important to use bright green baby spinach leaves here to achieve the vibrant colour. You can use the...
  16. medtran49

    Recipe Medtran49's gumbo z'herbes

    We use Paul Prudhomme's method with high heat to make a roux. You MUST attend the roux at all times. Do NOT walk away from it. Be CAREFUL, roux has been compared to napalm due to the burns it can cause. This gumbo can be made vegan (or for Lent) by using all vegetable stock and omitting the...
  17. Elawin

    Recipe Beetroot Dip (Mutabal Shwandar)

    Beetroot Dip (Mutabal Shwandar) Serves: 4-6 as part of a mezze Ingredients: 4 beetroots Oil, for roasting and drizzling Salt and pepper 2 tbsp tahini 2 tbsp plain yoghurt 1 garlic clove, crushed Juice of ½ lemon Salt and pepper, to taste Parsley, chopped to garnish Method: Heat the...
  18. Elawin

    Recipe Spinach with Sumac (Spanekh wa Sumac)

    Spinach with Sumac (Spanekh wa Sumac) Serves: 4 as part of a mezze Ingredients: 1 small red onion, finely diced Oil, for frying 350 g baby spinach 1 tbsp sumac Salt and pepper, to taste Pomegranate seeds, to serve (optional) Plain yoghurt and flatbread, to serve Method: On a very low...
  19. Morning Glory

    Recipe Minced Pork, Aubergine & Green Beans with Cumin (Chinese style)

    This is a way of making a little go a long way. The recipe contains just 125 grams of minced pork and will serve two people for a light meal, especially if served with another Chinese vegetable side dish. The only spices used here are chillies, ginger and whole cumin seeds, all of which work...
  20. Morning Glory

    Recipe Poussin on Torn Bread with Saffron, Lemon and Olives

    A great way to use up stale bread - this tray bake is very easy to make. It would work equally well using chicken thighs and/or legs. The bread is a delight because it becomes crispy in some parts juice laden in others and the roasted garlic cloves are lovely to squidge out on the plate. I...
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