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With the rise of #cleaneating and the surprising turnaround in the street cred of veganism (it's now, like, totes on trend), it's hardly surprising that more of us are rethinking our meat intake. Almost half of the British population have either already cut their meat intake or are seriously considering doing so, according to new data from market research firm Mintel, with 28% having cut their meat intake in the past six months and 14% claiming to be interested in doing so. The most common reason was health concerns, Mintel found, which questioned 2,000 consumers for its Meat-Free Foods Report.
March is here, when we feel like we might just see the sunshine soon and kiss goodbye to cold, grey days and switch hearty winter warmers for meals that are a little bit lighter and bring with them the taste of spring.Whether it’s baby leeks and spinach or sprouting broccoli and spring onions, or cockles and oysters or the last of the venison, it’s time to get excited about the arrival of spring with some of these dishes.You can now apply to be a professional crisp eater Why you should never keep milk in the fridge door Why you should never keep milk in the fridge door
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February food, it’s a funny one. There’s a tiny peep of spring coming but you’re still more inclined to those winter warmers to take off the chill. And of course, there’s all that Valentine’s Day indulgence coming up, with talk of aphrodisiacs and romance everywhere you turn, even when it comes to food.But don’t worry, there’s plenty around to munch on even whether you’re planning a special meal or just something to get you through the end of winter. From the last of the game season to some great shellfish, and plenty of seasonal fruit and veg. Here are a few ideas to inspire you.What I learned from trying the 5:2 fasting dietWhat to eat before bed if you want a good night’s sleep
First things first – just about anyone can go vegan, and that’s whether you’re currently a long-term carnivore, vegetarian or new flexitarian. Let’s get the obvious bit out of the way with first – veganism is cruelty free. While going vegetarian means you won’t be eating animals raised for slaughter, veganism also spares animals that live their lives solely to produce other products such as eggs or milk.
There’s one thing that almost every Brit agrees on - a proper roast dinner is an unbeatable meal. Is broccoli a feature piece? Because for those of us that have practically had the same roast dinner cooked for us by our family for years, that is what a real roast is, and we’re willing to fight to the death to prove that ours is the correct one.
According to new research, more than one third of people in the UK identify as flexitarian - put simply, flexible vegetarians - and so mostly eat a diet of plants with the occasional addition of meat. Research by the Forum for the Future and Counterpoint, commissioned by Flora, predicts that the number of flexitarians is set to grow by 10% this year alone. There are no particular rules to being a flexitarian, so you could eat meat once a month, or once a day, but it’s usually taken on by those who want to cut down on their meat intake but can’t fully commit to a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle.