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5x Shoes you didn’t know were vegan!

Are you trying to find other options for leather products? Shoes might be a good place to start – because there are a lot more vegan brands out there than you might think! We’ve got a few favorites listed for you! Dr Martens: the vegan line Did you know that Dr...

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Spicy Crispy Salad

Are you ready for this fresh and colorful salad?! Let’s go! Portions: 2-3 Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: Seven grain crispy tenders from Gardein Already pre-cut and mixed salad 1 Red pepper 3-4 chioggia beets 1 big red apple Vegan yogurt Lemon 5 drops Red Hot...

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Make the most of summer with some homemade vegan ice creams

Avocado and limes  Servings: 4 Ingredients: 2 avocados 2 juicy limes Zest of 1 lime 50ml pure maple syrup 1 cans coconut cream 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 tablespoons coconut oil Salt Some quarters of lime Directions: Put all ingredients (except lime slices) in...

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Cool down with these refreshing DIY drinks!

Summer is upon us, which brought us the idea to list our top favourite vegan drinks to cool down with. While it is so easy to buy a bottle of soda at the store, it is way more fun (and more environmental friendly!) to make your own drinks this season. We sure are a...

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BBQ recipe: Chick’n Scallopini with two potato salads

Today we give you two options for a side-dish next to your Chick’n Scallopini on the grill. Which one do you think is your favourite? Creamy Potato Salad Portions: 3-4 Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: Chick’n scallopini from gardein 900 g potatoes 6 spoons of...

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Top 6 of plant-based protein sources

  Regardless of what lifestyle you choose, paleo or vegan (or pescatarian for that matter!), everyone can benefit from eating more plant-based foods. This article will help you to understand some of our favorite sources of plant based protein, how many grams of...

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Double take on the Black Bean Burger

Today we have a double recipe for you, using almost the same ingredients but making two completely different takes on the Gardein black bean burger! These recipes are perfect if you want to use things you already have at home, because most of the ingredients are very...

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Top 5 veggie and vegan-friendly places in Paris

Great news! This is not a painful adventure anymore to find beautiful and delicious places in Paris. Nowadays, reducing our animal products consumption is a thing and this is so pleasant to see how much plant-based restaurants are growing in Paris. Because being...

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These superfoods to have in your cupboard

  Quite often, we ask ourself if becoming vegetarian or vegan could be a risk for our health. This is safe to say that actually a plant-based diet is often more interesting in terms of nutrients, minerals and vitamins than animal products. And even sometimes, we...

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Grilled fishless filet with mango and avocado

Summer is finally here and the barbecue season is on  Are you ready to use the grill? Today’s recipe is a “fish” burger with hard bread instead of burger bread. Portions: 3-4 Time: 25 min   Ingredients: 1 package Fishless filet from gardein 6...

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BBQ recipe: Chipotle black bean burger from the grill

Chipotle black bean burger with spicy bean spread and microgreens Portions: 2-3 Time: 15 minutes (depends on your grill) Ingredients: Chipotle black bean burger from gardein 4 Burger buns 1-2 tomatoes Redbeet microgreens 1 package of small white bean, drained and...

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Relax with these vegan-themed podcasts

Sometimes you have just got to relax and take a break – focus on something else than your busy schedule. While commuting to school or work, during your lunch break or when having to wait in between meetings or classes – why not listen to a podcast in stead of...

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Vegan friendly holiday tips!

Going on holidays should be a relaxing experience, a way to forget your problems for just a few weeks. However, sometimes being vegan can bring its problems in a foreign country. This is why we’ve listed our top 5 favourite vegan-friendly places to visit! To be extra...

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VEANN and Albert Heijn XL present…

VEANN and Albert Heijn XL (Netherlands) are in full preparation to bring more amazing products to the Netherlands, just in time for summer… can you already guess what it is? Keep an eye out in your local shop! Let us give you a hint:

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Top 5 vegan BBQ tips

Summer is coming, which means it’s time for outside dinners and late-night BBQ’s. Often times people think that a BBQ is all about meat – but they couldn’t be more wrong! We have some amazing tips in store for you, and we can’t wait to...

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Pesto zoodles

Portions: 4 Time: 25 Ingredients: 1 pkg 7 grain crispy tender from Gardein 3 large zucchini 3 tbsp olive oil 6 tbsp pesto sauce Pine nuts Basil Preparation: Spiralize large zucchini making sure to pat out extra moisture and then put some pesto on it. Top the dish with...

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Mediterranean rigatoni

Portions: 4 Time: 25 Ingredients: 1 pkg gardein 7 grain crispy tender Rigatoni 2 small lemons, zested 1.5 dl olive oil 2 tsp chili flakes 1/2 tsp black pepper 2.5 dl tomato sauce (your favorite) 3 tbs olive oil 2.5 dl grape tomatoes, whole 1.5 dl kalamata olives diced...

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Kung pow chick’n

Portions: 4 Time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 1 pkg Gardein mandarin orange crispy chick’n (with sauce) 1 tsp rice wine vinegar 1 tsp soy sauce 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 2 tsp sesame oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 inch gingerroot, peeled and minced 3 green...

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Join the Vegan Challenge in April!

In April, the Vegan Challenge will start again. The Vegan Challenge is a month-long challenge in the Netherlands, to which people can subscribe, and they will get a lot of recipes, inspiration and support through newsletters, social media and the website platform....

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Easter cheezecake with merengue

This easter, you can surprise your family and friends with this cute cheezecake – and they will be stunned when you tell them it is 100% plant-based! It’s super-easy, and only takes a few ingredients.   What do you need? 1 Daiya Cheezecake (flavor of choice) 1...

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7 hidden vegan gems in the Netherlands

Do you ever find yourself having to go out for dinner with family, friends or colleagues but they just don’t want to go to a vegan restaurant? We’ve got you covered – here are a few places in the Netherlands that you wouldn’t have thought could serve such amazing...

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Sustainable Stepping Stones #3: Dairy

Sustainable Stepping Stones #3: Dairy Vegan products are becoming more and more popular by demand; you see them popping up in supermarkets, on restaurant menus, and even in fast-food chains. If you are wondering why, you are not the only one. The benefits of...

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7 grain crispy tender with bulgur green kale sallad

Portions: 4 Time: 40 min Ingredients: 7 grain crispy tender from Gardein 2.5 dl bulgur 1 vegetable stock 1/2 red onion 1/2 lemon, juice from it 150 g green kale 1 red pepper 1 yellow pepper Vinegar Olive oil Salt Cilantro or Parsley How to do: 1. Boil the bulgur by...

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Meatless Meatballs with couscous, bulgur, and arugula

Portions: 4 Time: 35 minutes Ingredients: Meatless Meatballs from Gardein Couscous Tomato Sundried tomatoes Ruccola Coconut flakes Red onion Green pepper Basil Vinegar Salt Olive oil How to do: 1. Cook the Meatless Meatballs by following the instructions on the...

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Sustainable Stepping Stones #2: Fish

Vegan products are becoming more and more popular by demand; you see them popping up in supermarkets, on restaurant menus, and even in fast-food chains. If you are wondering why, you are not the only one. The benefits of plant-based foods are plentiful, and in these...

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Wok with Beefless tips

Portions 2 Time 30 minutes Ingredients: Beefless tips from Gardein 100g spinach 1/2 red big pepper A hand full of cashew nuts 1 broccoli 3 scallions 5 cm ginger 3 garlic cloves 1 onion 1 carrot soy sauce sesame oil Salt 1 lemon 2 spoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons of...

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Tripple dip with 7 Grain Crispy Tender

Ingredients: 7 grain crispy tender Ingredients for dip sauces: Green dip sauce: 30 g ruccola 1 basil plant Olive oil Salt 1 dl cashewnuts 0.5 – 1 dl water 1 garlic clove Cilantro dip: 1 cilantro plant 250 g cashewnuts Olive oil 2 garlic cloves Salt Juice from 1 lime...

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Fishless filet with mash potato and homemade remoulade sauce

Portions: 3 Time:30-40 minutes Ingredients: Fishless Filet from Gardein 10 small potatoes Vegan butter (approx 2-3 spoons) 1-2 dl vegan cooking cream Salt Nutmeg Remoulade: 2 dl of Vegan Mayo 1/4 of a lemon 1-2 teaspoon of Dill 1-2 teaspoon of leeks 1-2 teaspoons of...

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Mango coconut tacos with Chick’n Scallopini

Portions: 2-3 Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: Chick’n Scallopini from Gardein 1 bag of Santa Maria Jamaican Jerk Spices (or you can spice it up with your own taco spice!) Olive oil 1 avocado 1 pack of Santa Maria Coconut & Pepper Tortilla 1 bag of mixed salad...

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Sustainable Stepping Stones #1: Beef

Vegan products are becoming more popular; you see them popping up everywhere. In this first part of the sustainability series we swiftly unpack a few sustainability-related issues. Because we would all like our lovely little planet to last for a little longer, right?

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Recepten Nationale Week Zonder Vlees

Hoi! Jij daar! Ben je op zoek naar heerlijke recepten voor de Nationale Week Zonder Vlees? Dan ben je op het juiste (web)adres, want hieronder zie je een aantal kaarten met heerlijke recepten. De recepten zijn ontwikkeld door Stichting Nationale Week Zonder Vlees. Ben...

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5 tips on transitioning into a vegan diet

Happy new year, have a great 2018! So… what are your new year’s resolutions? Working out, drinking less, but drinking more water, spending less money or read more… Or is to start eating healthier, maybe transition into eating vegan. We want to talk to you about that....

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Vegan food trends 2017 & 2018

As we reach the end of the year it is time to take a little look over our shoulder and see what the vegan food trends were in 2017. And more importantly, what are the vegan food trends in 2018? As the (vegan) foodies we are, there is nothing more exciting then finding...

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9 Vegan hotspots in the Netherlands (and not just Amsterdam)

You might think that you can only get vegan food in the bigger Dutch cities like Amsterdam. And you are partly right; Amsterdam has got some awesome vegan hotspots for lunch, dinner and every other part of your day. But we have also found some (undiscovered) gems in...

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VeggieWorld Winter Fair 2017 was awesome!

VeggieWorld Winter Fair 2017 was awesome! Have you visited the VeggieWorld Winter Fair this year? Did you enjoy it? Or maybe you could not make it to the event. Well, today is your lucky day, because we have a little sneak peek of how it all went down. Curious? Take a...

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Vegan cordon bleu

Who doesn’t like cordon bleu? With this vegan version of the traditional recipe, everyone can enjoy this delicious meal. Keep on reading if you want to know how to prepare this super easy and tasty meal!  So, this recipe for vegan cordon bleu is meant for 2 to 3...

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Fast Fishless Filet Soup

It’s officially cold outside, which can only mean one thing: get home from work or school, cook a delicious soup and cuddle up on the couch with someone or something you love (your cat, boyfriend or girlfriend, a blanket) and watch Netflix, while eating that...

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De Nationale Week Zonder Vlees (recept)

De Nationale Week Zonder Vlees (recept) 5 – 11 maart 2018 vindt de Nationale Week Zonder Vlees plaats. De Nationale Week Zonder Vlees is een initiatief van Isabel Boerdam, oprichtster van De Hippe Vegetariër. De Nationale Week Zonder Vlees heeft als doel het...

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Fusilli with curly collard and creamy saffron sauce

Curly collard and creamy saffron. Not a common combination, but very tasty. When you’re talking about fast & easy, this is a recipe that should be on top of the list. It’s super easy to make. You only need 7 ingredients and it’s on the table...

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Fish au gratin

We just have to tell you about this wonderful recipe. It’s so good! Fishless Filets, dille, mashed potatoes and some fresh lemon to finish it. Definitely worth a try!  Servings: 2-3 Time: 50 minutes Ingredients: Fishless Filets from Gardein 3 dl Vegan cooking...

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Coconut Bliss now delivered at home

Coconut Bliss now delivered at home Craving for some Vanilla Island ice cream, but don’t want to go outside? No problem! Just order some ice cream online and within twenty minutes there will be a delivery at your door. Yes, you read it right. Coconut Bliss has teamed...

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Spaghetti with meatless meatballs

Mama Mia! Who doesn’t like a good Italian pasta? Try this spaghetti out! Servings: 4 Time: 25-30 minutes Ingredients: 400 g whole grain pasta 1 package Gardein meatless meatballs 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large carrot 1 celery stick ½ yellow onion 1 garlic clove 1 tin/...

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VegFestNL 2017

It’s almost time for VegFestNL, the vegan lifestyle event in the Netherlands! It’s the fourth time the event will be organized.  There will be different wonderful speakers, awesome music, some delicious cooking demonstrations, the award ceremony of the...

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Vegetarian crispy chick’n salad

Sometimes there are days that you want to eat something else than you always do. This chickenless crispy chick’n salad will be perfect for lunch. Yum! Servings: 2 Time: 30 minutes Ingredients:  1 pk Gardein 7 Grain Crispy Tenders 150 g whole grain pasta 1 red...

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Five prejudices about veganism

It’s not tasty, it’s expensive, it’s not good for you… All prejudices about vegan food. Most people have the wrong idea about vegan food. Time to set these prejudices straight once again.

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Autumn soup with Chick’n Scallopini

It’s Autumn! Because it starts to get cold outside, we move inside where it’s warm and cozy. What fits better with the autumn then a good soup? Servings: 8 (2 litres/8,4 cups) Time: 35-40 minutes Ingredients:  1 small cauliflower (280 g) 2 large carrots...

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Vegetarian taco wraps with Gardein and guacamole

Holy guacamole! Do you like Mexican food? This delicious vegetarian taco wrap is definitely worth a try! Servings: 4 Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 pk Gardein Beefless Ground Cooking oil 1 pk taco spice mix Water 2 avocados 1 red bell pepper 1 red onion ½ red chili 1...

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Easy vegan wok with a hint of citrus

Hard day of work or university? It’s still important – and delicious – to cook yourself (and your friends and family) a delicious meal. This easy vegan wok recipe is an easy way of preparing a great meal with vegetables. It will surprise you with a...

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Buy vegan groceries online

Lazy to go to the the supermarket or just enjoy the convenience of online shopping? You can buy vegan products online and have it delivered to your doorstep!  Do you live in the Netherlands and looking for a online supermarket that sells vegan products. Vegan Super...

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How to eat vegan on a budget

How does one eat vegan on a budget? Eating vegan can be very expensive. Fresh produce, vegan substitutes for meats… It can add up. However, it is possible eat vegan on a budget too. How? Well, we have a few tips for you. Have you tried any of these yet?  1 Check...

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Courgette (Zucchini) pasta with vegan meatballs

Out of ideas for a delicious, quick and easy vegan meal? Making vegan pasta can be difficult, but not anymore. You can make your own pasta using courgette (or zucchini). It’s not only good, but it’s a great substitute for carbs as well. Are you going to try it?

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Recipe: Beefless Burger with homemade Ajvar

Beefless Burger with homemade Ajvar Ingredients: 1 pack Gardein Ultimate Beefless Burgers Baby leaf salad 4 burger buns Ajvar: 3 red bell peppers 1 aubergine/eggplant 1 garlic clove 1 dl extra virgin olive oil 1 ts salt ½ ts ground pepper Juice of 1/2 lemon Pre-heat...

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Vegan Potluck Day Rotterdam 2017: eat the rainbow!

1, 2, tradition! Since 2015 Vegan Potluck Day has been organized in Rotterdam on the first sunday of August. This year is no difference, so bring your vegan food and your friends for a great day. What is a potluck? A potluck is a gathering of people, where all guests...

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This is why breakfast is important

Many people don’t eat breakfast, perhaps because they don’t have time or would rather stay in bed a bit longer. But what many people don’t know is that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Your body needs energy and nutrients in the morning in order to...

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Coconut Bliss: where to buy

With warm weather ice cream is a necessity. Finding great vegan ice cream is very difficult. But your search should be over, because there are new selling points for Coconut Bliss in the Netherlands. Luna & Larry’s Organic Coconut Bliss firstly looks like a...

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Daiya Cheezecakes in Coffee Company

Yes, you read it right. In 4 Coffee Company locations in the Amsterdam area, your favorite Daiya Cheezecakes will be available. They will be available from the first of July. The Cheezecakes are dairy-free, gluten-free and soy-free. With a variety of flavors, the...

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Beefless Burger with strawberry and avocado salsa

Try something new for this summer’s BBQ! Gardein Ultimate Beefless burger is a vegan burger with no less than 15 grams of protein. Served with strawberry and avocado salsa; it’s just perfect for the grill this summer. For 4 burgers: 1 package of Gardein Ultimate...

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What does eating a vegan diet do for your body?

What does eating a vegan diet do for your body? Opinions regarding veganism differ widely, but studies have nevertheless shown that vegans live approximately three years longer than non-vegans and have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, various types of cancer...

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Vegomässan 2017

Thanks for having us Vegomässan! We enjoyed our time there with great people and delicious samples of various vegan foods. Watch our experience at the Vegomässan fair here: https://veann.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/19116698_1290092671040494_6554654413397426176_n.mp4...

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Vegansk Sommarfest 2017

BE Vegan presenterar Belgiens tredje veganska festival med foodtrucks, matstånd, butiker, information, föredrag och musik. Den 20:e augusti kan du njuta av vegansk mat både inomhus och utomhus. Besök deras faceboksida eller eventet på...

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Veggie Fair 2017

Veggie Fair is a vegan food event in Lisserbroek, the Netherlands. Hosted on a beautiful estate on the 16th and 17th of September, visitors can try all kinds of vegan foods at the market. There are various speakers and musicians performing at the fair. There is a...

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Foodtrends vegan/vegetarian 2017

Which food trends are really booming in 2017? We have researched this and placed the following in front of you. Flexitarian More and more people are consciously reducing their meat, fish and dairy consumption. As a result the number of vegans is also increasing...

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Top 5 vegetarian restaurants

  Want to go out to a full-fledged vegetarian restaurant? We have listed for you the five best vegetarian restaurants in the world. 1. Azienda Agrituristica Montali Hotel in Umbria On a hill, in the midst of an olive grove in Umbria, you will find Azienda...

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Tofurky gets positive ranking!

Metro (England) has mentioned Tofurky positively in one of their articles, twice even! The first recipe is the Tofurky style Kielbasa Sausages which they say: “Foreign sausages coming over here and stealing the best jobs at the top of our lists arbitrary...

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5 best apps on mindful eating

  1. Animal Free – For the love of animals Are you a person with a special place in your heart for animals or a vegetarian or perhaps a vegan? Then this app is totally up your alley. Many of the products that we consume often conceal ingredients that derive from...

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Let’s help each other eat less meat

A commercial where a young girl tells ‘Dear Meat’ that she’s making a change and moving on to plant-based foods that are better for her health and that of the planet. A perfect call to non-vegans to eat less meat and think of the planet a bit more.

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Kielbasa potato stew

Simmer in your slow-cooker while you’re away, and walk back in the door to a warm, hearty bowl of stew at the end of the day. Serve with crusty, whole grain bread.

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Have a merry vegan Christmas!

Great-Britain, Germany, and Austria are the places to be this December, because these are the countries that have vegan Christmas festivals. Great-Britain even has multiple festivals. In London, the Vegan Christmas Market will be on December 17th. And in Manchester,...

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VeggieWorld is coming to the Netherlands!

The biggest European veggie fair will be here once again in 2017, and that makes us very happy. VeggieWorld takes place in many European cities, one of which is Utrecht in the Netherlands! For only €6,- (adults), you’ll be able to meet some great companies from...

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Helsinki goes vegan

Vegemessut is a vegan food culture event that will take place on January 28th 2017 in Suvilahti, Helsinki. They aim to make veganism easily approachable and showcase the latest trends and products. They’ve invited the most interesting brands and organizations to...

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Let’s go to Vegfest!

On December 3rd and 4th, Vegfest will be in Jaarbeurs Utrecht again! And it’s going to be great, with lots of vegan food, awesome music and a great atmosphere. This event is an opportunity to be with other people who are very interested in (vegan) food and to...

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A Christmas treat in Oslo

If you happen to be in Oslo, visit Vegansk Julefestival on the 26th and 27th of November. It is Norway’s first ever vegan Christmas festival, so you’re definitely in for a treat! The day will be packed with christmas food, cakes, cooking classes, talks,...

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Free Meatless Mondays

Meatless Monday for free! Who doesn’t want that? In Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Freegan Kitchen offers free vegan meals every Monday. It would be deeply appreciated if you help them cook and it’s a great opportunity to meet new people. For more information, please...

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Smoky Ham and Cheese Biscuits

A great snack! To eat at work. To eat late at night. To eat in bed. To eat as breakfast. Whatever you want! It’s good at any time of the day.

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Have you heard of Valsoia?

Hi there! How does this pizza look? Delicious right? Well, Valsoia has a variety of delicious, 100% vegan pizzas! Did you know this? Valsoia also has a variety of dairy-free products, like delicious Italian ice cream.  Is your curiosity (and are your taste buds)...

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