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Dairy is scary but the dairy industry are scared!

Dairy is scary but the dairy industry are scared!

Government watchdog backs vegan claims that “humane milk a myth”...
Thai cakes

Thai cakes

These smell incredible, I love them, they’re amazing… try them!! Before I begin talking about this oriental dish I do have a confession to make: Sweet potato is perhaps my least favourite food. However, I’m happy to announce that my feelings on sweet potato have taken a complete...
The Eyes of Pigs. Viva! Joins Bristol’s 5th Pig Save

The Eyes of Pigs. Viva! Joins Bristol’s 5th Pig Save

Last week, Viva! joined up with compassionate local activists at the 5th Bristol Animal Save event outside an abattoir operated by Tulip in Bristol.
What the suffering of horses in Argentina means for pigs in Britain

What the suffering of horses in Argentina means for pigs in Britain

Find out why tortured horses in Latin America should be of concern to British meat consumers!
Avocado, spinach and ‘feta’ linguine

Avocado, spinach and ‘feta’ linguine

The perfect choice for when you’re craving something healthy, yet indulgent. Okay, so I’ve been cooking this dish for YEARS. It’s always been one of my go-to dishes, however since I’ve made the transition from veggie to vegan, I have been trying loads of new recipes so I...
Vegan Welsh Cakes approved by Grandma

Vegan Welsh Cakes approved by Grandma

Sometimes, you just need a little treat to keep you motivated and on track of your game. These cruelty free delights are perfect for just that and are super tasty too! My grandma always had a little tub of welsh cakes in her kitchen as I was growing up, so for me this recipe is connected with my...
How to have a fabulous VivaVeganista Christmas!

How to have a fabulous VivaVeganista Christmas!

Ahh, Christmas… On the face of it, this is meant to be the happiest time of the year, perfect for catching up with family, enjoying great food, relaxing nd reminiscing. However, for those who volunteer as the role of ‘Chief Chef’, Christmas can often feel like it would be better...
Christmas Blackberry Crumble-revel in fruity festivity!

Christmas Blackberry Crumble-revel in fruity festivity!

Now we are in the depths of winter and heading into the darkest nights, what better than to revive some succulent black berries foraged at the end of the summer, when the trees were still green and the hedgerow heavy with bounty.
“Another bloody vegan!”

“Another bloody vegan!”

I was sat in the bar close to my home and one of my neighbour’s fumed up to me, she had morphed into the Welsh dragon. Nostrils flaring and when she spoke, words as furious as fire flamed out of her. I was shocked at her anger but remained still. The source of the vitriol? I had ‘made...

What are we going to do now we’re respectable?

Media man, punk-bred John Robb In the past decade, veganism has gone from some kind of weird Druidic cult to wam bam mainstream – almost respectable...

A turkey is for life… not Christmas

Once upon a time, middle class people would ‘oooh’ and ‘aaah’ at a roast goose in the centre of their Christmas dining table. For the working class it was a chicken. And then something happened and everyone fell in love with turkey meat...
HONEY – more hype than new hope!

HONEY – more hype than new hope!

It is claimed that honey can prevent, treat and cure all manner of ailments to from acne to worms! But how much is true and how much is hype?
WATCH VIVA! GO UNDERGROUND ON WORLD EGG DAY!

WATCH VIVA! GO UNDERGROUND ON WORLD EGG DAY!

Viva!’s exciting, high-speed tube action last week for World Egg Day was met with a surprised but overwhelmingly positive response by London commuters going about their daily business. Our new footage taken over the course of a year - and informative leaflets meant that commuters were left in...
Pig in Heaven

Pig in Heaven

I recently had the chance to visit Facebook celebrity WeeWee the Pig , who fell off a truck last winter and landed at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary , where he now leads the life all pigs should lead: happy, safe, and loved.
Making (very tasty vegan) hay while the sun shines!

Making (very tasty vegan) hay while the sun shines!

As it’s been such lovely weather here in the South West recently, it reminded me of an amazing garden party we had earlier in the summer that I thought I’d share – you never know, with this Indian Summer you might be able to recreate some of these amazing dishes!...
Embracing my inner Chai

Embracing my inner Chai

For me, this chocolate chai desert is one of the best vegan recipes I’ve come across so far. If you like rice pudding or semolina, you’ll love this as it’s a beautifully creamy and super easy desert that’s guilt free!...
I made a tart – but not as you know it!

I made a tart – but not as you know it!

The tart I decided to make was inspired when I found some late season Hereford asparagus – and it was yummy and refreshing and proved to me, once again, that anything dairy can do, vegan can do better...
Call a spade a spade: vegan diet is climate-friendliest

Call a spade a spade: vegan diet is climate-friendliest

What if doctors told you that smoking caused cancer, but you’d probably be fine if you didn’t smoke more than one cigarette a day? Luckily, they don’t, because even small amounts of smoke are harmful . So why don’t climate scientists follow the same principle?...
Off your head with idealism

Off your head with idealism

It seems strange to think that there was a big chunk of my life when I never thought about animals dying in agonising pain to end up as a strip of brown stuff on my plate. That kind of thing seemed so normal.
Meet the Big Killers Driving Species Loss

Meet the Big Killers Driving Species Loss

While scientists are still debating what killed the dinosaurs, the results are in on what is currently fuelling the decline of animal and plant species: overexploitation and agriculture.