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Beyonce is known for her fondness for a vegan diet – even going so far as to launch her own vegan meal delivery service back in 2015. 

Now, the mama-of-three has committed to giving one of her fans FREE concert tickets for life to one fan if they pledge to go vegan. 

Posting to her Instagram, she shared a picture that decreed her promise to eating plant based, and gave instructions on how to win tickets to see her and Jay-Z. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Promoting the Greenprint initiative, which allows people to physically see the positive impact they would have by going plant based, Beyonce made her own pledge to always have a plant-based breakfast and do Meatless Mondays.

'Greenprint is the positive impact we can have on the world by eating plant-based meals' reads the website, which allows you to generate an Instagram tile just like Beyonce's. with your own plant-based promise on it. 

The small print details that the winner will win THIRTY years worth of tickets (one per tour) to see Jay-Z and Beyonce whenever they perform. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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All you have to do is generate you own tile and post it on Instagram, and sign up to the website here.  

Beyonce first tried the vegan diet back in 2013, and has since incorporated more plant-based dietary choices into her regimen. 

We'll miss you, sweet cheese board, but if Beyonce tickets are on the line…

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January has been officially taken over by the vegans.

If you haven't heard of Veganuary yet – it's when people sign-up to take part in going vegan for the month of January.

Veganism is, of course, more than just a diet but the food is a massive part of the lifestyle.

That's why Dublin will host the Vegan Foodie Festival from January 24 to 27.

In its second year, the festival aims to show how easy and accessible it is to be vegan around the capital – and all at a special discount for participates. 

SHEmazing spoke to the organiser, Katy Morgan who explained that 22 vegan restaurants will be taking part this year.

"We have 22 vegan or vegan-friendly restaurants on board, one beauty salon and two vegan bakeries," she said.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Although the festival is currently Dublin-based, Katy hopes to expand and bring it to other cities in Ireland this year.

If you've taken part in the popular foodie event last year, make a note that for 2019 you will need a ticket.

The tickets are €2.50 each and Katy advises to hold onto the one you buy for the entire festival. 

Katy explained: "Tickets avail of all the special offers. All you need to do is to get a ticket and visit as many participating places with one ticket."

"Show it before making an order and inform them that you are here to celebrate Vegan Foodie Festival," she added.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Restaurants such as Brother Hubbard, Take A Veg, Sova Vegan Butcher and McGuinness's (Camden St) are all taking part in the foodie event. 

Participating restaurants, takeaways and cafes will be offering festival goers entertainment, new set menus, discounts and other special offers.

So whether you're a vegan, plant-based, trying Veganuary or just fecking nosey – this festival is open to everyone and anyone.

To be honest, you had us at the mention of food and a discount.

You can get more info on the event and tickets here

 

Feature Image credit: Coghlan’s Artisan Bakers

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After a month full of office chocolates and late nights with friends, it's not hard to see why many of us attempt to embrace a healthier lifestyle once January rolls around.

It's a time to let go of old habits and make positive changes in our lives – but just like most things that are good for us, it's easier said than done.

But never fear, because The Happy Pear wants to help you start 2018 on the right foot.

Running from Monday January 8 to Sunday February 4 at The Happy Pear's Clondalkin location, the Happy Heart course will help participants improve their health through a whole food and plant-based approach to eating.

For just €149, the course is delivered both online and in the classroom and has been designed to help participants learn how to make delicious and easy food that will boost energy levels, perk up health, lower cholesterol, and promote weight loss.

The Happy Pear founders, Dave and Steve, have supported thousands of people to make healthier eating and lifestyle choices through this course over the years.

Those who have successful completed the lessons have had great results including an average 20% drop in cholesterol, lower blood pressure, weight loss and renewed energy, and all through food.

The NEW blended Happy Heart online and classroom course in Clondalkin includes:

  • Access to The Happy Heart online course for 8 weeks

  • Two evenings of demonstrations at The Happy Pear, Round Tower, with Dave and Steve, plus the chance to taste lots of delicious plant-based food (on Monday 8th and Monday 29th January, 7 – 9pm)

  • Two 'Happy Heart Meetup' evenings with guest speakers (on Wednesday 17th and 24th January, 7.30 – 9pm)

  • Access to online whole food and plant-based recipes, videos, meal plans, shopping list and nutritional information  

  • Two live Q&A sessions with Dave and Steve

  • Access to an online Facebook group of other Happy Hearters plus additional support with our online Happy Heart team.

The Happy Heart course also runs as an online-only course (without the four classroom dates) and is currently available for a limited time only at the discounted price of €79 using the promo code HAPPYYOU – see here for more details.

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So, while a lot people who choose to follow a vegan diet are generally satisfied with the plant-based food products available to them, most will admit there are a few things they miss.

Sure, there are a number of alternatives on offer – vegan cheese, yogurt, and even chicken, to name just a few.

But there is one food product plant-based enthusiasts have not been able to replicate – until now.

Four clever food science students from the University of Udine in Italy have created a product that looks, feels and tastes exactly like a hard-boiled egg.

According to Food Navigator, it's made from a selection of legume plants (such as beans, pulses and peas), vegetable oils, a gelling agent and vegan salt.

The 'egg' is packed with protein, but unlike the real thing, it's completely cholesterol-free.

The university is reportedly in talks with companies who might be interested in manufacturing the product, meaning it could be hitting our shelves sooner rather than later.

What a time to be alive!

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One of the hardest parts about kicking off a plant-based or vegan diet is finding ways to enjoy the meals you're used to without scrimping on taste.

Foodie and blogger Amy Mulvaney is going vegan for the month of February, and she'll be sharing a whole host of simple, budget-friendly and – above all – tasty recipes with us throughout her journey.

This week it's on to a seriously tasty snack.

"If you find yourself reaching for the biscuit press come 3pm, try these non-guilty vegan peanut butter bars," says Amy. 

"There’s no baking involved, and you could even have them for breakfast on the go. Store them in an airtight container to keep them fresh all week, although they won’t last that long…."

Quick and Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup agave
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup raisins (optional)
  • 70% dark chocolate for drizzling (optional – not vegan)

 

Method

  1. Line a 10”x10” baking tin with non-stick paper.
  2. Warm the peanut butter in a pan over a low heat until smooth and easily spreadable.
  3. Add agave, coconut oil and salt and mix together.
  4. Add the rolled oats and raisins, if using.
  5. Stir everything together, making sure it’s well mixed.
  6. Pour into baking tin and press firmly down to make sure the mixture is compact.
  7. Melt dark chocolate (if using) over a bowl of boiling water.
  8. Drizzle melted dark chocolate on top.
  9. Pop into the freezer for 30 minutes.
  10. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Amy Mulvaney blogs about all things lifestyle, beauty and fashion over on What She Does Now.

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One of the hardest parts about kicking off a plant-based or vegan diet is finding ways to enjoy the meals you're used to without scrimping on taste.

Foodie and blogger Amy Mulvaney is going vegan for the month of February, and she'll be sharing a whole host of simple, budget-friendly and – above all – tasty recipes with us throughout her journey.

First up – a creamy vegan tomato soup that takes less than 20 minutes to make.

"Keep it in the fridge and that’s lunch for the week sorted," says Amy.

Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 cans chopped tomato (400g each)
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Option: 1tsp chilli flakes

Method:

  1. Add the chopped onion and garlic to a pan with 1tsp olive oil. Cook over a low heat until the onions are browned and soft.
  2. Add the chopped tomatoes, basil, oregano and chilli flakes, if using. Leave to sweat for 5 minutes.
  3. Add 500ml of vegetable stock in boiling water and almond milk. Stir together and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Blend and enjoy!

 

Amy Mulvaney blogs about all things lifestyle, beauty and fashion over on What She Does Now.

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Earlier, today – she publicly praised the 22 Day Revolution. And Beyonce clearly has reaped more benefits than mere firmer skin… namely an absolute killer derriere.

The star has posted a selection of eye-catching shots to her website, with one photograph in particular garnering plenty of attention.

In it, the 33-year-old can be seen donning a pair of teeny-tiny shorts in black denim. She also has on a black leather jacket – from Saint Laurent. Priced at an eye-watering €4,690, it features a buckle-fastening waist belt, as well as zipped pockets and zipped cuffs.

Supermodel Cara Delevingne has also been seen in the same item.

Ms Knowles has recently been singing the praises of Marco Borges, the pioneer of the 22 Day Revolution. And certainly, the mother-of-one is looking trimmer than ever.

Indeed, at the Met Ball in New York last month, she wowed in a daring sheer dress by Givenchy. 

Riccardo Tisci created the nude number which boasted only strategically placed jewels to hide B's modesty. The singer finished her striking look with a slicked back, curly ponytail, rosy pink lip and striking cat eye.

After trying a vegan diet challenge in 2013, Beyoncé and Mr Borges teamed up to create a meal plan service, 22 Days Nutrition, a partnership which was announced in January. The singer maintains: "If I can do it, anyone can."

For people who want to look and feel like Mrs Carter, Marco recommends eating three meals a day, 30 minutes of daily exercise, and lots water.

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