Being Vegan Is Easy as Pie

Posted by on March 8, 2013 | Permalink

Steak and kidney? No, thank you! Eating the innards of animals is no way to celebrate traditional British food, which is why, for National Pie Week, we’re going crazy for vegan pastry fare. Although the world’s first pies were filled with meat and called “coffins”, cookery has fortunately evolved since then. Thanks to companies such as all-vegan Fry’s Distribution, which has just launched its brand-new curry pie, your pastry shell doesn’t need to contain a corpse-based filling.

We just had a sneak preview of Fry’s new pie and can assure you that it’s delicious! Watch out for it in Holland & Barrett and other health-food stores. Other widely available animal-free delights include Linda McCartney’s Ale and Mushroom Pie, Amy’s Mexican Tamale Pot Pie and Clive’s Chestnut Cassoulet.

Alternatively, get creative in the kitchen and whip up your own pie. Popular pastry brands such as Jus-Roll sell animal-free filo and puff, or if you’re feeling ambitious, use vegan margarine to make the perfect pastry from scratch. Why not cook up a comfort-food feast for your friends and show them that a diet that’s truly ethical, healthy, tasty and green is no pie in the sky? Vegan is the way to go!

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