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Spice up your Life

PORTOBELLO SALAD

Serves 4 as a main or 8 as a side

Dressing:

• 55g (1/4 cup) mustard

• 3 tbsp grapeseed oil

• 60ml (1/4 cup) red wine vinegar

• 2 tbsp pure maple syrup

Salad:

• 320g (8 cups) mixed greens (whatever you like—we prefer crunchy things like radicchio and romaine; throw in some arugula scraps for good measure)

• 1 avocado, peeled, halved, pitted, and sliced thinly

• 1 small red onion, sliced into very thin halfmoons

• 1 x 400g tin (15oz) tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed

• 2 roasted portobello mushrooms

Prepare the Dressing:

1 Whisk all the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. Done.

Prepare the Salad:

2 Throw together all the salad ingredients, except the portobellos, in a large mixing bowl. Pour on the dressing and use tongs to toss. When ready to serve, place the dressed greens on a plate and add the sliced, warm portobellos. That’s all there is to it!

Per 100g

Calories: 126, Carbohydrates: 9.6g, Sugars: 2.2g, Fat: 7.4g, Saturates: 1.2g, Protein: 3.0g, Salt: 0.67g

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Welcome to the February issue of Vegan Life! We have a super issue for you, packed with articles, recipes and interviews. We have spoken to activist Joey Carbstrong about his journey from doing time in a high security prison to animal welfare campaigner. His story is truly inspirational and evidence that it is never too late to move towards a compassionate lifestyle. We also have a wonderful interview with Lucy Holland, AKA Moocylu’s Designs, about her artistic style and some of the problems she has encountered on social media. One of our special features this month focuses on vegan butters and cheeses. Less than five years ago, it was near impossible to find a good cheddar replacement, let alone replacements for haloumi, parmesan, feta and camembert. Now, there are so many vegan cheeses that you are able to make a whole cheeseboard with different flavours, strengths and textures, but without any of the cruelty associated with traditional dairy. We have also put together a roundup of what you can expect from this year’s Vegan Life Live London, which is being held at Alexandra Palace on the 10th and 11th of February. We have shone the spotlight on some of the amazing talks, food, stalls and cookery demonstrations which will be taking place at Vegan Life Live to get you even more excited before the event! Finally, we were lucky enough to speak to an animal rights activist about the rescue of a piglet called Bella from a factory farm in Australia. Bella (who turned out to be male) was in an atrocious state when he was found, but some wonderful people rescued and cared for him and he is now on the road to recovery. With Christmas out of the way and Valentine’s Day on the way, it is the perfect time to stop and consider how we can all be a little more loving, and compassionate to the animals we share this earth with. As ever, please do get in touch and let us know what you are up to. We love to hear from our wonderful readers.