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Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay 🌎 and it’s yet another reminder of why we need to take action to save our precious planet. We’re often thinking about the impact SO VEGAN has on the environment and why it’s soooo crucial we give back to help it thrive. So in case you missed it, we’ve decided to PLANT A TREE in the Amazon rainforest for every single pre-order of our new cookbook ONE POT VEGAN. The book is out on July 23rd so we’ve got 7 weeks to plant as many trees as we can 🙏 . Check out the link in our bio to get your copy 📖 . Reforesting areas like the Amazon is one of the CHEAPEST and MOST EFFECTIVE ways to fight the climate crisis. It’s a beautifully simple solution which can “help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity” @onetreeplanted . BUT WAIT...those aren’t the only reasons why trees are AMAZEBALLS: . 1️⃣ On average, a tree can store 10kg of CO2 each year and can produce up to 130kg of oxygen 2️⃣ Forests provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people 3️⃣ We lose around 15 billion trees per year due to deforestation 4️⃣ The Amazon rainforest in Brazil has lost 20% of its area since the 1970s 5️⃣ Trees help regulate water flow and the climate temperatures . There are also some incredible organisations you can follow to learn more about the impact of deforestation and we need plant more trees across the globe: @treesforthefuture @rainforestalliance @rainforestactionnetwork @amazonwatch . Big love, Roxy & Ben 💚

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This is a serious classic! Kung Pao isn’t Kung Pao without Sichuan peppercorns. They have a wonderfully unique aroma and they’re key to capturing this dish’s authentic flavour. Preparing them’ll require a little more effort, but it’s totally worth it. Full recipe link is in our bio ✌️ . Did you know we’re PLANTING A TREE in the Amazon for every single pre-order of our new cookbook ONE POT VEGAN? The book is available to pre-order now and it’s packed with 80 ridiculously delicious one-pot, one-tray and one-pan recipes. Visit the link in our bio to get your copy 🌿 . Big love, Roxy & Ben 💚

04 Jun 2020

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Pick your fav...strawberries and Cream, banoffee or spiced apple. We’ll take all three ;). Full recipe link is in our bio 🌿 . Did you know we’re PLANTING A TREE in the Amazon for every single pre-order of our new cookbook ONE POT VEGAN? The book is available to pre-order now and it’s packed with 80 ridiculously delicious one-pot, one-tray and one-pan recipes. Visit the link in our bio to get your copy ✌️ . Big love, Roxy & Ben 💚

03 Jun 2020

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DONATE. PLEDGE. LISTEN. EDUCATE. Visit the Black Lives Matter link in our bio to take action. We need to do more to fight racism. This is going to require a lot of our time, effort and attention to help change the system #blackouttuesday

02 Jun 2020

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I’m aware of my privilege as a mixed race woman. It’s unlikely that I’ll ever experience racism on the same level as some of my black friends and family. It’s a privilege not to live in fear. I was raised by my Polish mum and Polish was my first language. And you know what, in the past this has held me back from talking about issues surrounding race because I just wasn’t sure how to use my voice. But I just feel like I can’t stay silent anymore. . To my black friends and family, I will forever be your ally 🙏🏽 . The truth is I still don’t know how I identify myself in terms of race. I still have A LOT to explore about my Polish and Carribean heritage. But despite my lighter skin, growing up I still experienced racism. I’ve been called racial slurs, like a neighbor calling me a n****r, and I’ve experienced racial microaggressions, like people ALWAYS touching my hair without asking me. . But this is NOTHING compared to what other black people experience every single day - not just in the US but also here in the UK and around the world. Racism is institutionalised in our societies and we have to do more to fight it. We have to SPEAK UP, SIGN PETITIONS, DONATE, PROTEST, EDUCATE. Let the world know we are here and that we won’t go away. . Check the link in our bio to visit the Black Lives Matter website to TAKE ACTION today. . Sending love, Roxy 🖤

01 Jun 2020

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This is not the time to be silent. . George Floyd and so many other innocent black lives have been lost at the hands of police brutality. If you haven’t started already, now is the time to fight for justice. . Staying silent is a privilege. Here’s what we can do: . 1️⃣ Educate yourself: The next books on our reading list are ‘So You Want To Talk About Race’ by @ijeomaoluo and ‘Women, Race, & Class’ by Angela Y. Davis. DM us if you’ll be reading them too and we can share what we learn. . 2️⃣ Support black charities: Donate to the @blackvisionscollective who are a political home for black people and an organisation working specifically on racial justice within the state of Minnesota. . 3️⃣ Always challenge racism. Challenge racism every single time you see it. Challenge it in your workplace and challenge it in your community. . 4️⃣ Follow anti-racist voices. Diversify your social media feeds by following the likes of @rachel.cargle @laylafsaad @novareidofficial . Let’s stand in solidarity. Roxy & Ben #blacklivesmatter #justiceforgeorgefloyd

31 May 2020

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📣 BIG NEWS! We’ve decided to PLANT A TREE in the Amazon 🌎 for every pre-order of our new cookbook ONE POT VEGAN 🙌 . We started SO VEGAN because we wanted to have a positive impact on the planet. We’re in the midst of a climate crisis and it’s critical - now more than ever - that we find solutions to help protect our precious planet 🙏 . So for every pre-order of our new cookbook ONE POT VEGAN - including all the pre-orders to date - we will plant a tree in the Amazon rainforest. We’ll be working with our publisher to track the figures every couple of weeks and we’ll be joining forces with the amazing team at @onetreeplanted who will be planting the trees 🌲 . The average book has a carbon footprint of around 2kgCO2e. This includes sourcing paper and materials, printing and manufacturing, packaging and transport. BUT a single tree can absorb an average of 21kg of carbon dioxide PER YEAR. Trees are basically the lungs of the earth because: . 1️⃣ They absorb harmful pollutants 2️⃣ They release oxygen into our atmosphere 3️⃣ They play a key role in protecting biodiversity 4️⃣ They store harmful greenhouse gases. . Planting more trees is one of the most important solutions to the climate crisis and it’s something that a lot of us can get involved in. There are many solutions which involve expensive technologies, but planting trees can be done at huge scale all around the world, including the Amazon. . Big love to everyone for all the support. You can find a link to pre-order ONE POT VEGAN in our bio 🙌 . Roxy, Ben & Bento 💚

20 May 2020

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Oat milk? That was sooooooo 2019! Nowadays we’re all about the homemade PEA milk yaaaas. Tbf we’ve still got mad love for the oats, but peas are actually more nutritious and apparently they’re better for the environment. Oh, and they also produce milk (don’t let anyone tell you otherwise 😉). You’re probably thinking ‘but...does it go well in tea?’. That is a very good question, and you’ll need to watch the video to find out. Link to the full recipe is in our bio 🔥 . Did you know we’re releasing a new cookbook? ONE POT VEGAN is available to pre-order now and it’s packed with 80 ridiculously delicious one-pot, one-tray and one-pan recipes. Visit the link in our bio to find out more ✌️ . Big love! Roxy & Ben 💚

19 May 2020

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SAY HELLO TO OUR FIRST SOURDOUGH BABY 👶🍞. 3 days of breadmaking and a sleepless night worrying about how it might turn out. But it was so worth it. Oh my OH MY this thing tastes heavenly. It’s hands down the best bread we’ve ever made at home and the texture is perfectly chewy with a reassuringly firm crust. And yes, in case you’re wondering like we were, it’s literally perfect with avocado (phew!). We’ll be tweaking the recipe over the next few weeks to hopefully get even more air pockets and more of an ‘open texture’ so stay tuned for that 😀 . Did you know we’re releasing a brand new cookbook? ONE POT VEGAN is available to pre-order now and it’s packed with 80 delicious one-pot, one-tray and one-pan recipes. Visit the link in our bio to find out more ✌️ . Big love! Roxy, Ben & Bento 💚

18 May 2020

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EPIC MICROWAVE CHOCOLATE CAKE #ad. Yep that’s right. You can recreate this ridiculously tasty cake at home without using an oven 🔥 . We’ve joined forces with @elmlea_ukie to use their Plant Double cream, which works wonders in this seriously scrumptious cake. Both their Plant Double and Plant Single creams are accredited by the @vegansociety #win . We use cupboard staples such as flour, sugar and chocolate #IsolationInspiration. We also use the Plant Double to make TWO delicious ganaches and then we whip it up to serve with the cake. It’s unreal! . INGREDIENTS . 300ml soya milk 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 100g dark chocolate 70%, plus extra for topping 1 tbsp instant coffee granules 200ml veg oil 220g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp bicarb of soda 4 tbsp cocoa powder 250g caster sugar 1 tbsp vanilla extract . For the ganaches: 350g dark chocolate 70% 300g Elmlea Plant Double . METHOD . 1️⃣ Combine soya milk and vinegar in a bowl. Set to one side so it turns into a vegan buttermilk. 2️⃣ Add chocolate, coffee and oil to a microwave-safe jug. Microwave for 30-45 secs, remove and stir until fully melted. 3️⃣ Add flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cocoa powder, and sugar to a large mixing bowl and stir. Add vanilla extract, chocolate mix, buttermilk and stir until smooth. 4️⃣ Grease the sides and line the base of an 8” microwave-safe cake mould. Pour in half the cake mix and microwave for 5-7mins or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10mins in the mould then turn out onto baking paper and leave to fully cool. Repeat for the second cake layer. 5️⃣ Add 150g chocolate and 100g Plant Double to a jug, melt for 30-45 secs in the microwave, then stir until fully melted. Leave to cool and refrigerate for 1hour until slightly firm, then whip using an electric or hand held whisk until fluffy. Spread over the top of the first cake then place the second cake on top. 6️⃣ For the glaze, add 200g chocolate and 200g Plant Double to the jug and microwave for 30-45 secs then stir until fully melted. Leave for 10 mins then pour over the cake. Use a knife to ease the chocolate around the sides. We top with chocolate curls. Slice and enjoy! . Roxy & Ben 💚

15 May 2020

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It’s time to get your snack game onnnn! We’ve dug through the SO VEGAN archives and assembled our 3 snackiest recipes, just for you. If you’re like us, you’re probably spending 99% of your time indoors so popping out on a snack run isn’t always possible. Well don’t panic our snackmasters. Here we have our HOMEMADE ENERGY BARS, VEGETABLE CRISPS and QUINOA CHOC CHIP COOKIES. Give these a go and you’ll be snacking in no time! Links to the full recipes are in our bio 🌿 . Did you know we’re releasing a brand new cookbook? ONE POT VEGAN is available to pre-order TODAY and it’s packed with 80 delicious one-pot, one-tray and one-pan recipes. Visit the link in our bio to find out more ✌️ . Big love as always! Roxy & Ben 💚

13 May 2020

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Raise your hands if you’re obsessed with ONE POT recipes 🙌 True story: when Ben first saw a recipe for a one-pot pasta he almost cried in disbelief. ‘But...but...why would you cook the pasta IN THE SAUCE?’ Nowadays we genuinely can’t get enough of ‘em. In fact, we’ve even created a cookbook filled with TASTYYYY one-pot, one-tray and one-pan recipes, and it features some of our favourite pastas. It’s called ONE POT VEGAN and it’s available to pre-order toooooday. Visit the link in our bio to find out more ✌️ . This recipe right here is one of the first one-pot pastas we ever created on SO VEGAN and to this day it remains one of our most popular. It’s our ONE-POT TOMATO & MUSHROOM PASTA and it’s delicious. Full recipe link is in our bio as always 🌿 . Big luuuurv! Roxy & Ben 💚

12 May 2020

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Get ready for a delicious hot ‘n’ spicy bowl of goodness! This is the ultimate lockdown recipe. Bibimbap is a traditional Korean dish and is often made using leftover ingredients. We use a 🌈 colourful 🌈 assortment of veggies, served alongside a gochujang sauce. This bowl is outrageously delicious and it’s packed with lots of much-needed nutrients. Full recipe link is in our bio 🌿 . Did you know we’re releasing a brand new cookbook? ONE POT VEGAN is available to pre-order TODAY and it’s packed with 80 delicious one-pot, one-tray and one-pan recipes. Visit the link in our bio to find out more ✌️ . Big love as always! Roxy & Ben 💚

11 May 2020

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Who’s tried our HOMEMADE MCDONALD’S APPLE PIES? 🍏. Genuinely, the BEST thing about what we do is seeing everyone recreate our recipes at home. We still get the same buzz that we felt years ago when we shared our first SO VEGAN recipes, and we still pinch ourselves knowing we get to do this for a living. It’s a massive privilege and it’s something we’re very, very grateful for, especially in today’s uncertain world. So this is just a BIG thank you to everyone who has recreated our recipes at home and a shout out to @_csilluzio_ @farmgirlgoesvegan @veggiestudentfoodie @novakyourself @crashteamcooking @kp.vegan @uk_vegans @wwwonderwhere for sharing this wicked photos. Please keep sharing your recreations! Full recipe for these apple pies is in our bio ✌️ . And BTW did you know we’re releasing a brand new cookbook? ONE POT VEGAN is available to pre-order TODAY and it’s packed with 80 delicious one-pot, one-tray and one-pan recipes. Visit the link in our bio to find out more 🙌 . Big love! Roxy, Ben & Bento 💚

10 May 2020

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Gimme gimme gimme a pesto pasta errrrryday. We practically live off this food at home. Simple, speedy, packed with fresh ingredients and a few cupboard-staples thrown in for good measure, including the humble pistachio nut. This pasta is the bomb. Full recipe link as always is in our bio . Did you know we’re releasing a brand new cookbook? ONE POT VEGAN is available to pre-order TODAY and it’s packed with 80 delicious one-pot, one-tray and one-pan recipes. Visit the link in our bio to find out more ✌️ . Big love as always! Roxy & Ben

09 May 2020