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Inspiration and tips for a happy Veganuary
Whether you're a veggie looking to make a positive change in the new year, or a vegan in need of some delicious fresh ideas, we've got you covered. There's vegan recipes to inspire morning, noon and night. We've even a few not so naughty vegan desserts. As well as top tips for dining out as a vegan. Everything you'll need for an easy and happy Veganuary.Discover More
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Fear not, new vegans, eating out just got a whole lot easier. Vegan health coach, Yoga teacher and author of theflexiblekitchen.com, Stepfanie Romine has 10 top tips for dining out with confidence.
Stick to the appetisers section
“Sides and starters are often vegetarian/vegan. Use this to your advantage and order a couple of small plates if there are no main courses available without meat.”
Expand your palate
“Ask for steamed vegetables (enquire whether they’re cooked on the same grill as meat), a jacket potato or fries, or salads.”
Know your Indian options
“Indian cuisine is often naturally meat-free, especially southern Indian dishes. Remember to enquire whether dairy – especially cream and ghee – is used in rice and breads and opt for any number of legumes.”
Go beyond Sushi at Japanese Restaurants
“There are numerous fish and meat-free options in Japanese cuisine. Many noodles are made with eggs, so ask if vegan options are available. Soba and udon noodles are traditionally free of eggs.”
Know how to order Mexican food
“Thankfully your plant-based options don’t stop at tortilla chips and salsa. With a heavy emphasis on beans, Mexican is another veggie-friendly staple.”
Have your pick of Middle Eastern eats
“The cuisines in the region have in common that they can easily be meat fee. Check to see whether tahini sauce contains dairy, then drizzle the rich, bitter sesame sauce over salads and grilled vegetables.”
Expand your italian
“You’ll find endless pasta shapes and options – just ask for those without the meat stock, cream or cheese. You can’t go wrong with marinara or pomodoro sauce.“
Take on thai
“Enquire whether fish products are used in any sauces or dressings. Pad thai can be made without meat, but it usually does contain egg as well, so customize your order as needed.”
Know the sneaky places you'll encounter meat
“You should know where animal products might be lurking in your food. Gelatine for example; aspic, gummy candies and marshmallows all contain gelatine, which comes from the bones and connective tissues of animals.”
Ask questions and don't apologise!
“Staff may not know what ‘vegan’ means. If needed, offer a brief explanation, be clear with your questions and don’t feel the need to apologise.”
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