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BACON what’s the alternative?

Whether you’re looking to customise a vegan burger, fry it into your chickpea omelette or mix into the ultimate macaroni cheese, finding a great alternative to bacon is simple. Charlotte Willis runs down her top alternatives

Charlotte Willis is a freelance journalist and health writer who’s worked with Veganuary and The Vegan Society. She is researching the links between food and psychological health while taking a doctorate degree in counselling.

Aubergine Bacon

What Is It? It’s pretty much what it says on the tin (or skin). Aubergine (or eggplant to our American friends) is a pretty diverse vegetable, with a spongy texture, that’s capable of soaking up whatever flavours you douse it with. An unbelievably simple recipe, you combine thin slices of aubergine with oil, tamari, vegan Worcester sauce, maple syrup, liquid smoke and some powdered seasoning, including paprika and garlic, to marinate before baking until crispy.

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Whether you’re going back to school or back to work, we have everything you need to make delicious, healthy meals in a hurry. This issue, we bring you a mouth-watering selection of fakeaways, so you can enjoy world-inspired flavours at home. Think hoisin mushroom bao buns, BBQ cauliflower wings, roasted tomato pizza and katsu curry – all cooked with an exciting array of wholesome ingredients. You’ll also find advice for new vegans from top blogger The Thriving Vegan, our guide to vegan-friendly sushi restaurants, vegan sandwiches on test and amazing bacon alternatives (some of which you can make yourself at home!). If you’re taking your vegan lifestyle to the next level, delve into our cruelty-free beauty pages and vegan fashion to get you started. Our easy guide to recycling will also help you reach those waste reduction goals! Also this issue… • Hollyoaks actress Jodie Barchha Lang shares her food diary • Why celeriac should be your autumn superfood • Where to eat out in Edinburgh • Find your new season ankle boots - leather-free, of course! • So Vegan talk sustainable fashion • How to supercharge your wellbeing in time for winter • WIN! A food styling and cookery weekend with Niki Webster from Rebel Recipes worth £400