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Sweet treats

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 5 Oct, 2021 - 15:59

Sweet treats

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 5 Oct, 2021 - 15:59

Who doesn’t love a sweet treat? And what could be sweeter than a sweet treat that has only four ingredients, involves no baking and takes hardly any time at all to make?!

These are delicious with tea or coffee and as they are also quite filling they are probably one of the few treats out there where you can happily say ‘one (or two!) is enough’.

Ingredients:

  • Medjool dates – as many as you like!
  • Almond butter (or for a
  • ...
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Selling vegan goods: job opportunity

By aparajita on Fri, 24 Sep, 2021 - 10:55

Selling vegan goods: job opportunity

By aparajita on Fri, 24 Sep, 2021 - 10:55

From Jonathon Buchard aka Jonny:

I have a range of clothing and accessories hand knitted using a blend of bamboo fibre and organic cotton, that makes a high quality replacement for wool.

I am looking for someone to sell these items at London markets over the Autumn and winter.

Please call Jonny on 07936 337 908 if you are interested

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Vegan Irish Stew

By Liz Evers on Thu, 12 Aug, 2021 - 11:51

Vegan Irish Stew

By Liz Evers on Thu, 12 Aug, 2021 - 11:51

This vegan riff on Irish stew is great warming, nutritious comfort food and can be easily adapted depending on what’s in season. Stock flavoured with tamari, nutritional yeast, bay leaves and lots of thyme (fresh or dried), along with potatoes, onions and garlic form the base (I add leeks and celery too if I have them). I like to include vegan sausages (with a robust texture that won’t disintegrate in the pot) and lentils (tinned, or dried and rehydrated by pre-cooking).

Here...

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Beginners Flavour Larder for the Aspiring Vegan

By Liz Evers on Fri, 6 Aug, 2021 - 17:45

Beginners Flavour Larder for the Aspiring Vegan

By Liz Evers on Fri, 6 Aug, 2021 - 17:45

After years of relying on dairy to enhance my vegetarian cookery, I’ve had to learn lots of new flavour tricks with new and sometimes unfamiliar ingredients on my journey toward veganism

If you are also embarking on this path, the ingredients below will have you well-stocked to take on a broad range of soups, salads, sauces and tasty garnishes to lift your dishes. 

Salty
Tamari: more depth and a stronger umami flavour than soy sauce, it is a staple flavouring in...

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Growing Food and Spiritual Practice

By Liz Evers on Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 14:17

Growing Food and Spiritual Practice

By Liz Evers on Sat, 24 Jul, 2021 - 14:17

Learning to grow my own food has led to a big shift in consciousness – from the detachment of living exclusively on restaurant-served or shop-bought produce to the grounding intimacy of eating home-grown fruit and veg – and helped me greatly on the path toward veganism.

In 2015 I got involved in a community garden in inner city Dublin, not far from the Dublin Buddhist Centre (DBC). At the time I was living in a first floor flat with no outside...

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Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake Bites with Homemade Strawberry Jam

By LauraHB on Wed, 19 Aug, 2020 - 00:29

I’ve always had this impression that jam and jelly were incredibly tricky to make. I’ve never properly used pectin, and any discussion of disinfecting and sealing Ball jars provokes anxiety. And yet, I’m well versed at compotes and fruit sauces to top pancakes and French toast in the morning! And they’re not so different. The ease with which every contestant on the Great British Bake Off whips up a jam for their cakes or trifles inspires me, and I’ve wanted...

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Recipe: Vegan Tempeh and Cranberry Pot Pie

By LauraHB on Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 - 19:25

I split a weekly CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share - a veg box! - with my husband and another friend. I love that it gives us local produce throughout the year, connects us to the landscape and the seasons where we live, and the farmers who provide our food, and is much more environmentally friendly than getting all our fruit & veg from the grocery store. 

In our last November share, we were given a surprise bag of...

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Newsbyte: Buddhafield East Café

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 20 Aug, 2018 - 11:00

Newsbyte: Buddhafield East Café

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 20 Aug, 2018 - 11:00

It’s just gorgeous - the candlelit evenings in the rainbow tent with friends gathering, onion bhajis, chai and music”.

The Buddhafield East Café sells tea, vegan cakes and onion bhajis to raise money for Buddhist projects. The people working in the café get a ticket into the Buddhafield Festival, and they form a team-based right livelihood for a week - meditating, tuning in with each other each day and having fun together as they work. This Newsbyte...

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Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #6 Engaged Buddhism

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 17:38

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #6 Engaged Buddhism

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 17:38

It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act. There are two aspects to action. One is to overcome the distortions and afflictions of your own mind, that is, in terms of calming and eventually dispelling anger. This is action out of compassion. The other is more social, more public. When something needs to be done in the world to rectify the wrongs, if one is really concerned with benefiting others, one needs to be engaged, involved.” - The Dalai Lama

What...

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Eat Peas! Thinking About the Ethics of Veganism

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 8 Jun, 2018 - 14:16

Eat Peas! Thinking About the Ethics of Veganism

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 8 Jun, 2018 - 14:16

Here’s some interesting reflections on the ethics of veganism by Dhivan:

“A recent article in the Guardian (that I read via a post about Buddhist Action Month) shares some new research about the environmental effects of meat and dairy farming compared to growing cereals and plants. The results are stark; “even the very lowest impact meat and dairy products still cause much more environmental harm than the least sustainable vegetable and cereal growing”. In short, growing peas has a...

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