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    Vegan Mince Pies

    Since the middle ages, the humble mince pie has been a British Christmas staple, filled with a mixture of minced meat, chopped up fruit, and a preserving liquid such as kirsch. Mincemeat was initially a good way of preserving meat without salting, curing, smoking or drying it. Today’s mince pies bear little resemblance to the early versions. Still, as the recipes, methods and ingredients available have developed over the years, we have ended up with a tasty treat, made in the same way it has been for years.  Every year more vegan-friendly varieties are available in the supermarkets. Still, it is also effortless to make your own, and they are much…

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    Going Green: Eco-Investing for the Average Investor

    Eco-investing attempts to profit from the transition from carbon-consuming energy systems to those that rely on renewable or carbon-neutral sources of energy. It also includes the investment in companies that provide environmentally friendly products or services. The terms green investing, eco-investing and socially responsible investing are often used interchangeably. Eco-investing or green investing is a subcategory of socially responsible investing. There are multiple eco-investing sectors: Eco Living Companies in this sector provide services and goods related to healthy living. This includes items related to health care, organic farming, and ecologically sound pesticides, herbicides, and fertilisers. If you have an interest in green farming, this sector might be a great fit.…

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    Cut Emissions And Save Money With A Hybrid Car

    Hybrid cars rely on an electric engine as well as a conventional engine. If the car is running at low speeds, it switches to electric mode and stops burning petrol. Because they run on electricity as well as conventional fuel, hybrid cars only release a fraction of the emissions do that normal cars do. For example, the Toyota Prius has emissions of about 104.00 g/km, much lower than conventional cars and lower than a lot of other hybrids too. A hybrid car will struggle to match the raw power of a conventional vehicle. However, performance isn’t bad either with many small hybrids posting around 150bhp beneath the bonnet which should…

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    Are Meatless Mondays For You?

    You probably know that a plant-based diet offers a lot of benefits for your health, but it can be hard to give up burgers and bacon. In fact, an estimated 4 out of 5 vegetarians eventually go back to eating meat. There is evidence that making the transition gradually increases the chances of sticking with a meatless diet. Picking one day a week to eat vegetarian is an excellent place to start, and that’s the thinking behind the global movement for Meatless Mondays. The campaign has a longer history than you might think. During World War I, Meatless Mondays were advertised as a way to support the troops. In 2003,…