The Veganuary Edit: Vegan Restaurants, Skincare & Recipes
January has many – most – of us reflecting on our goals for the forthcoming year. If you’re one of the two million people signed up to take part in Veganuary and are already running out of ideas, we’ve got some good news. From Barcelona’s trendiest plant-based restaurant to vegan skincare and delicious recipes, here is all the vegan inspiration you need to make the month a breeze. Happy Veganuary!
Vegan Recipes //
Vegan Basil Cashew Pesto
2 Cups Basil
1 Cup Cashews
3 – 4 Tbsp Olive oil
1/2 Cup Califia Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk
2 Tbsp minced Garlic
1 Tsp Onion powder
1 Tsp Coconut sugar
2-4 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast or Vegan cheese
1/2 Lemon juice
Salt to taste
1. To a food processor add the Basil, Cashews, Olive oil, Almond milk, Garlic, Onion Powder, Coconut
sugar, Nutritional Yeast, Lemon Juice & salt to taste.
2. Blend until the perfect semi crunchy yet smooth consistency. Decorate with Basil leaves.
Pour into an air tight jar and keep in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.
Pavlova Smoothie Bowls
2 frozen bananas
1 cup ice cubes
1/4 cup Califia Farms Vanilla Almond milk
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon maca powder
1 1/2 tbsp stevia
Vegan Mini Meringues
Fresh Strawberries + Raspberries + Blueberries
1.Blend smoothie bowl ingredients together until just combined and a creamy, thick and smooth consistency is formed.
2.Add and smooth out into your two serving bowls.
3. Top with vegan mini meringues, fresh strawberries + raspberries + blueberries and drizzle over passionfruit pulp and enjoy!
NEW Vegan Skincare Products //
DAME Organic Cotton Tampons
DAME’s hypoallergenic tampons are made from 100% pure, natural cotton. Unlike conventional tampons they are free from bleach, rayon and harsh chemicals. The DAME Reusable Tampon Applicator is sleek, simple to use and easy to clean It provides the comfort of a conventional applicator, without the waste. Each time a woman switches to using a DAME Reusable Tampon Applicator, she’ll prevent approximately 12,000 single-use applicators from entering our oceans3. A pack of 14 DAME organic tampons retails at GBP 3.29 and are currently available in
MONAT Studio One™The Moxie Magnifying Mousse
Enjoy effortless style without the stiffness or crunch with THE MOXIE MAGNIFYING MOUSSE.
Infused with REJUVENIQE™, this blend of clinically proven ingredients assists in achieving an all-over fuller look and feel for thin and flat hair. Adding volume to the hair, whilst providing both conditioning and hold, without any clumps or build-up, makes it ideal for fine to medium hair textures, but is suitable for all hair types.
Organic Apoteke Detox Face Mask
This clarifying mask penetrates deeply to draw out impurities. Green clay decongests while mineral-rich Dead Sea mud
heals. Organic Papaya extract exfoliates – revealing clear, radiant skin.Apply a thick layer onto face and neck after
cleansing with Active Face Cleanse Gel. Leave for 15-20 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Use 1-2 times weekly.
Also dab on spots and leave overnight to heal blemishes faster.
Tatcha The Kissu Lip Mask
What it is: A soothing, non-sticky jelly lip mask of Japanese peach and olive-derived squalane that softens, smooths, and helps restore for visibly plump lips. Made from Japanese Peach Extract to help to repair damaged lips, revitalise, and calm irritation and Three Rose Extract to protect from dryness and visibly smoothens for healthier lips.
Vegan Restaurants //
All-day restaurant Farmacy, in London’s plummy Notting Hill, is a clean-eating temple from Camilla Fayed, the daughter of Harrod’s owner Mohammed Al Fayed. There is a star-status to the plush interior that is perfectly curated to feel like a super-stylish living room with pistachio-coloured banquettes, pretty hanging plants and chic Scandi furniture. Food is healthy twists on comfort dishes that spans breakfast classics of buckwheat pancakes with coconut yoghurt to ‘earth bowls’, mushroom tacos, hearty salads, probiotic jars, ‘nice cream’ made from frozen bananas, and even superfood syringe shots for those in need.
Teresa Carles, Barcelona
Teresa Carles is touted as one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona and the perfect pit stop during Veganuary. They have been serving plant-based breakfasts, lunches and dinners since 1979, and true to the Spanish body clock, are open late, which means you have until 11.30pm each day to get your daily fix of veggie tapas, fresh salads, handmade gluten-free pasta and vegan desserts. If you are on the go, there’s a deli counter at the front of the restaurant for takeaway salads and juices.
Gigi’s Pizzeria, Sydney
Enjoy Veganuary with a vegan pizza. One of the few pizzerias in Sydney accredited with the AVPN (Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana or True Neapolitan Pizza Association), Gigi’s is a paradise for pizza enthusiasts all around Sydney – most importantly, they’re plant based. Owner Marc Mattino creates incredible wood fired pizzas topped with local products and some key ingredients from Italy. Choose from a range of toppings, including the classic ‘Marinara Tradizionale’, a simple combination of san marzano tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and oregano, or go the fancy route and try the ‘Patate’ with thinly sliced roasted potatoes, garlic, rosemary, black truffle pate and olive oil.