‘Chews’ To Make a Difference!

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‘Chews’ To Make a Difference!

Pawtato chews helping dogs and the planet

chews to make a difference - ‘Chews’ To Make a Difference!With the end of summer on the horizon, Pawtato, the vegan owned plant-based dog chew company has been looking to finish strong, with a new and improved launch of Pawtato Ocean Treats.

 

Pawtato are the producers of a unique range of dog chews based primarily on sweet potato and are free from animal products, gluten and wheat – making them an excellent hypoallergenic option for more sensitive dogs.

 

With the increased focus on looking after our planet, many are looking to opt for more eco-friendly and ethical alternatives, including those available for our animal companions.

 

 

This September they are relaunching Pawtato Ocean Treats, now offering these tasty plant-based edible chews for dogs in two new sizes ‘Medium’ and ‘Small’, to increase suitability across breeds.

 

Coming in a mix of four different fun sea creature shapes with a grain-free recipe, Pawtato chews are supplemented with sustainably farmed kelp, spirulina and wakame.

 

Fresher, longer-lasting and compostable 

Always looking to improve where they can, Pawtato have now launched both sizes of Ocean Treats in a new and improved compostable bag.

 

Not only are they an earth friendly and biodegradable option like the original pouches, but these new stand up packs are much stronger, and resealable.

 

Pawtato chews can stay fresher for longer with the assurance that once finished, the packaging can fully break down into the earth without polluting the environment.

 

Additionally, each pack purchased equals a percentage of proceeds going towards marine conservation projects, with the aim of not only making the best choices regarding our oceans, but taking steps towards making a difference for them too.

 

‘Ethical and eco-conscious chews’

Company director, Darrell de Vries, says: “Pawtato Ocean Treats are the most ethical and eco-conscious chews we’ve made so far.

 

“The careful sourcing of ingredients, the new compostable bags and the contribution from sales to ocean conservation projects is a step towards creating positive change for the environment.”

 

Last year’s donation from Pawtato went to Healthy Seas, an organisation which was founded in 2013, who together with divers and fishermen work collectively to recover abandoned fishing nets and other debris from the seas and oceans.

 

 

Then working with partners, transform collected waste into nylon yarn for fashion apparel, carpets and other reusable uses. In this process saving thousands of marine animals, and birds from becoming ensnared.

 

Pawtato dog chews are available from independent pet and health food retailers, and online.

 

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15-Minute Vegan Eggnog Latte Pudding With Bourbon

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Decadent and a little boozy: here’s how to make vegan eggnog pudding for your holiday dessert table in just 15 minutes.

The soul-warming flavors of spiced eggnog paired with the cold, velvety texture of pudding perfectly caps off any holiday meal with the utmost satisfaction. If the adults in the room are looking for a party-starter, bourbon can be added for a tasteful, boozy kick. Here’s how to make vegan eggnog pudding in 15 minutes.

15-Minute Vegan Eggnog Latte Pudding (With Bourbon)

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes active | Makes 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients:

⅓ cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
½ teaspoon kosher salt
2 ½ cups non-dairy eggnog
1 can coconut cream, refrigerated overnight
¼ cup bourbon, optional
¼ cup powdered sugar
Nutmeg, to garnish
Fresh mint sprigs, to garnish 

15 minute vegan eggnog latte pudding with bourbon - 15-Minute Vegan Eggnog Latte Pudding With Bourbon

Make this vegan eggnog latte pudding in 15 minutes.

Preparation:

  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Add in the non-dairy eggnog and ½ cup of coconut cream. Set over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened, about 10 minutes. The pudding is ready when it can thickly coat the back of a spoon.
  2. Turn off the heat and stir in the bourbon, if using. Divide the pudding mixture into six serving cups. Refrigerate until set, about two hours. 
  3. In a bowl with an electric hand mixer, beat the remaining coconut cream until fluffy. Add powdered sugar and continue beating until soft peaks form. 
  4. To serve, top with coconut whipped cream and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and a sprig of mint.

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Gordon Ramsay Remake: A Vegan Wellington for Christmas

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Gordon Ramsay’s classic Christmas dinner recipe, sans meat. This vegan wellington features beet and mushrooms wrapped in a flaky puff pastry.

A vegan twist on the British classic, this vegan wellington will be the star of the show at any dinner this season. Both modern and nostalgic, a myriad of earthy flavors swirl together with their buttery pastry shell and give your guests an experience they’ll never forget.

A Vegan Wellington for Christmas

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes | Makes 4

Ingredients:

4 large red beets (150-200 grams each), with stems, washed
4 cups water
⅔ cup apple cider vinegar
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
12 ounces cremini mushrooms, finely chopped
2 shallots (140 grams), finely chopped
½ cup  (65 grams) almonds, finely chopped
4 ounces (113 grams) non-dairy ricotta cheese
8 sage leaves, finely chopped
1 package (17.3 ounces, grams) prepared vegan puff pastry sheets (2)
2 tablespoons dairy-free milk

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This vegan wellington is a twist on a British classic.

Preparation:

  1. Separate the beets from the stems, and remove the leaves.
  2. In a large pot, bring eight cups of salted water to a boil. Cook the beet leaves until flexible, about 30 seconds. Remove and place in a bowl of iced water. 
  3. To the pot, add beets, apple cider vinegar, and bay leaf. Cover and cook until beets are tender when pierced with a fork, about 40 minutes. Drain. Use a clean towel to peel away the skin. Allow to cool in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  4. While the beets are cooking, prepare the mushroom layer. In a frying pan set over medium heat, add oil, mushrooms, and shallot. Cook until softened and lightly browned, about eight to ten minutes. 
  5. Season your mushroom mixture with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and transfer to a mixing bowl. 
  6. Add the chopped almonds, non-dairy ricotta, and sage leaves. Mix until combined.
  7. Preheat your oven to 400° F (200°C). 
  8. Roll each puff pastry sheet into a 12” x 16” rectangle. Cut sheet each in half so you have 4 puff pastry pieces.
  9. Wrap each beet in two leaves. Divide the mushroom mixture into 4. Use your hands to coat the beet in the mixture, then wrap the beet in a piece of the puff pastry. Trim off any excess dough. Place the vegan wellington seam-side down on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Decorate with extra dough scraps.
  10. Brush with dairy-free milk for 20 minutes, or until the pastry is a golden brown. 

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Domino’s UK Is Launching a Meaty Vegan Pizza and Nuggets

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Domino’s UK is launching two new vegan meat options for January 2021: Chick-Ain’t pizza and nuggets.

The multinational pizza chain is launching the new items to coincide with Veganuary, a campaign that encourages people to ditch animal products for the first month of the year.

The initiative shared the news of Domino’s new vegan chicken on its Instagram account.

The Chick-Ain’t pizza features hand-stretched vegan dough, vine-ripened tomato sauce, dairy-free Cheezly, and “delicious” plant-based strips. Topped with onions and bell peppers, the pizza comes with a medium classic crust or a large Italian-style base.

The Vegan Nuggets feature “tasty bites” of plant-based chicken coated in crispy, southern-fried breadcrumbs. Customers can order both new meals with Domino’s popular vegan Garlic & Herb Dip.

Domino’s UK launched its Vegan Friendly range nationwide for the first time in September. The Chick-Aint pizza and Vegan Nuggets join the Vegan Margarita, Vegan Vegi Supreme, and Potato Wedges.

“Our food innovation team haven’t stopped experimenting in the test kitchen since we launched our Vegan Friendly range a few months ago and we just know our customers are going to adore the Chick-Ain’t pizza and Vegan Nuggets,” said Melanie Howe, Domino’s Food and Communications Manager, in a statement

“Feedback on the existing range has been overwhelmingly good,” added Howe. “It’s brilliant to offer even more choice to customers. These delicious additions land in stores just in time for the start of Veganuary, pizza and plants truly are a match made in heaven!”

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Domino’s UK is now serving vegan chicken nuggets. | Domino’s

Vegan pizza at Domino’s

Domino’s vegan options vary from country to country. The chain launched its first fully plant-based pizza in Israel back in 2013. In Germany, menus already feature a vegan chicken pizza, and Domino’s Australia has stocked vegan cheese since 2018. The UK’s vegan menu is relatively recent, but with the increasing number of options, it’s catching up fast.

Earlier this year, Howe said: “Domino’s may not be the first, but following fantastic feedback from our recent trial, we’re confident ours tastes the best.”

Domino’s extended Vegan Friendly range will be available from January 4 to order online, through the app, and from stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland. The Chick Ain’t costs approximately £17.99 for a medium Classic and £19.99 for a large Italian-style. Vegan Nuggets are £5.99 per-portion.

You can also create your own plant-based pizza at Domino’s by asking for the vegan crust.

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Nestlé’s Vegan Range Is Now Available in China

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Nestlé just debuted its vegan range, Harvest Gourmet, in China.

The world’s largest food and beverage company launched the plant-based line at an event in Beijing. The range is already available in Australia and New Zealand.

According to Nestlé, the vegan range includes burgers, sausages, nuggets, and mince. It also features plant-based products like braised meatballs, pork belly, a spicy wok, and kung pao chicken.

In a statement, Rashid Qureshi, the CEO of Nestlé Greater China Region, said Nestlé’s goal is to make plant-based food a “part of everyone’s everyday life.”

“We’re excited to offer our delicious and nutritious products in China,” Qureshi said. “We see China leading the trend towards a new generation of plant-based food in Asia, as people look for options that are good for them and good for the planet.” 

Nestlé’s new production facility in Tianjin, China, will manufacture the vegan range.

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The Harvest Gourmet range includes burgers, nuggets, sausages, and more.| Nestlé

Growing Demand for Vegan Products in China

According to a 2019 report by London-based market research firm Euromonitor International, China’s vegan food market is expected to be worth nearly $12 billion by 2023.

Even China’s government is embracing veganism. In 2016, the Chinese government released an updated set of dietary guidelines. The recommendation outlined the need to reduce meat consumption in order to combat diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

But despite the surge in interest in veganism, Nestlé says China’s plant-based food market is still relatively new. According to Nini Chiang, the launch of Harvest Gourmet “marks the beginning of an innovative new era of localized plant-based food in China.” Chiang is Nestlé’s GCR’s CMO and Head of Confectionary and Plant-Based Food.

In order to closely imitate the taste of animal-derived meat, Nestlé creates the vegan range using cutting-edge technology. The company says it took more than 30 years to perfect the technology. The technology combines “a deep understanding of Chinese consumers and their culinary needs.”

Nestlé will open Harvest Gourmet’s flagship store in Beijing’s retail megastore Tmall this month. The company also plans to launch in Hema offline stores in Beijing and Shanghai later this year.

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A Vegan Charcuterie Platter for Your Holiday Party of 1

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Impress your holiday guests with this vegan charcuterie platter, featuring festive ‘cheese’ balls, nuts, fruits, and more.

Charcuterie boards are a host’s best friend, and a party staple. They effortlessly take the pressure off the timing of a dinner party, and pair beautifully with alcohol, keeping everyone happily milling about. Impress your guests with this homemade, festive ‘cheese’ ball, and surround it with all of your favorite nuts, fruits, crackers and accoutrements. Your board, your rules.

Vegan Charcuterie Board

Prep Time:  40 minutes | Active Cook Time:  15 minutes | Serves 6 to 8

Ingredients:

Cashew Cheese:

2 cups (250 grams) cashews, soaked in water overnight
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
2 tablespoons white or yellow miso paste
1 lemon, juiced & zested
1 tablespoon agar agar flakes
1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
⅓  cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
1 sprig rosemary, roughly chopped

Board, to serve:

Assorted Nuts, 2 kinds
Assorted dried fruit, 2 kinds
Assorted crackers:, 2 kinds
Vegan charcuterie, 2 kinds
Fresh fruit, 2-3 kinds
Non-dairy cheese, 1-2 kinds
Olives
Pickled shallots

a vegan charcuterie platter for your holiday party of 1 - A Vegan Charcuterie Platter for Your Holiday Party of 1
Serve a vegan charcuterie board this holiday season.

Preparation:

  1. In a food processor, combine your soaked cashews, nutritional yeast, miso paste, salt, garlic powder, and lemon juice. Mix until smooth. 
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the agar agar with 3 tablespoons of water. Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir until dissolved. 
  3. Pour the agar agar into the food processor, mixing until combined. 
  4. Transfer the mixture into a cheesecloth-lined cereal bowl. Gather the cloth at top, and twist while shaping the mixture into a ball. Chill for 4 hours or overnight until slightly firm.
  5. In a wide, shallow bowl, combine the cranberries and rosemary. Unwrap the ‘cheese’ ball and roll in the cranberry mixture.
  6. Place the ‘cheeseball’ on your serving board, adding an assortment of crackers, fruit, nuts, and pickles. 

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Cultured Meat Debuts at Singapore Restaurant

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Last month, food technology company Eat Just made history when it received regulatory approval to sell cultured meat, real meat created from animal cells, from Singapore’s food agency. In a private tasting event over the weekend, guests experienced the restaurant debut of the brand’s cultured chicken. 

The dining experience took place at 1880, a Singapore-based venue that was “founded to inspire conversations that change the world.”

Over the course of the night, around 40 patrons partook in a four-course dinner featuring GOOD Meat Cultured Chicken (GOOD Meat is Eat Just’s new brand, announced in late November following regulatory approval). 

According to a press release, the dinner is sold out through the end of the year. But, the restaurant plans to feature the cultured chicken on the menu in 2021.

Price and scalability have both been roadblocks in making cultured meat more readily available to the public. Eat Just’s chicken nugget cost $50 to make in 2019. At 1880, next year’s cultured chicken dish will be the same price as a premium conventional chicken dish.

Other cultured meat companies have indeed made progress toward price parity with meat in recent years. Dutch startup Mosa Meat unveiled its cultured burger in 2013. At the time, it cost €250,000 to make. Now, the company projects that it will cost €9.

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GOOD Meat Cultured Chicken can be cooked just like conventional meat. | Eat Just

A New Global Space Race?

“This historic accomplishment is not the result of a single company’s actions – far from it,” Josh Tetrick, CEO and founder of Eat Just, said in a statement.

Bruce Friedrich, the executive director of The Good Food Institute, a nonprofit that promotes the acceleration of alternative proteins, said that the sale of cultured meat “demonstrates the feasibility of this technology.”

“We hope this sets off a global space-race level response from governments,” he said in a statement sent to LIVEKINDLY. “Shifting away from industrial animal agriculture and toward plant-based and cultivated meat represents one of humanity’s most promising solutions for tackling climate change. Singapore and Israel are leading the way on this transition and China, the EU, and the United States need to catch up.”

Israel may be the next to approve the sale of cultured meat. In November, the startup SuperMeat opened a dining experience in order to gain the public’s feedback on its cultured chicken.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sampled cultured steak made by Aleph Farms at a tasting event in early December. He declared that “Israel will become a powerhouse for alternative meat and alternative protein.”

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Vegan Tofu Scramble and Brats for Christmas Morning

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Serve this vegan tofu scramble with home fries and meatless brats on Christmas morning.

On the prowl for *the* perfect breakfast to serve on Christmas morning? Look no further than this vegan tofu scramble with home fries and meatless brats by plant-based meat brand Like Meat.

Christmas Morning Spread with Vegan Brats

Serving size: 3 to 4

Ingredients:

6 LIKE MEAT Sausages 

Home fries:

2 pounds yukon gold potatoes, cut into ½ inch pieces
3 TBSP olive oil
½ onion, chopped
2 TBSP garlic granules
¼ cup chopped parsley

Tofu Scramble Ingredients: 

2 tbsp olive oil
2 16-ounce blocks of firm tofu
2 roma tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons cashew milk
Chives And parsley  for garnish

vegan tofu scramble and brats for christmas morning - Vegan Tofu Scramble and Brats for Christmas Morning
Serve this vegan tofu scramble, home fries, and meatless brats recipe on Christmas morning.

Home fries Instructions:

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, add the potatoes and cook until just tender for about 7 minutes.  Drain and dry
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet
  3. Add the onion and saute 5 minutes.  Stir in the potatoes, garlic granules and salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, stir and cook for another 5 minutes.  Garnish with parsley.

Tofu Scramble Instructions:

  1. Using your hands, break up both blocks of tofu into crumbles (medium bite sized pieces) into a large mixing bowl. 
  2. Bring a large non-stick pan to medium heat with olive oil. Add crumbled tofu into the pan followed by turmeric, nutritional yeast and garlic powder. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the water from the tofu is mostly gone.
  3. Next, add 2 tablespoons of cashew milk and stir. Cook 3-4 more minutes.
  4. Garnish with minced chives and salt and pepper to taste.

For LIKE MEAT Sausage:

  1. Heat up a cast iron pan to medium-high heat.  
  2. Cook LIKE MEAT sausage according to package instructions.

Other optional items:

Vegan doughnuts
Oranges, grapefruit, pomegranate
Vegan yogurt
Vegan granola
Orange juice and seltzer water
Toast
Coffee

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