There is growing evidence that the farming of animals (for food, dairy and eggs) is responsible for a whopping 51% of our carbon emissions worldwide. This is because in calculating its impact, we need to take into account the tropical forest lost to provide land for grazing and for growing animal feed. We also need to factor in emissions from fish farming.

Find out how the food you choose to buy directly affects the standard of animal welfare (and what labels to look out for) on the Compassion in World Farming website.

The single most effective way of stalling and reversing climate change is for all of us to eat less meat and dairy, which is why we have created this page of delicious and easy vegan recipes. Better for your health, better for animals and better for the planet!

Wilderhood Watch members have been regularly adding recipes to this page since we first launched our Sustainable Eating project. If you have one you’d like to add, please contact

Read about Veganism (plus more vegan recipes) on the Animal Aid website. The WWF website also has a fantastic Healthy and Sustainable Recipes page.

Pasta Dishes

Noodle Dishes

Rice Dishes

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Burgers, Fritters and Roasts

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Dips and Savoury Snacks


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Vegan Christmas Menu

Climate change: Which vegan milk is best?

Check out this recent BBC article comparing the environmental impacts of milk alternatives, including an interactive calculator that works out the greenhouse gas emissions and water usage associated with different food products.

Take a look at the Compassion in World Farming website for more information about food labels on animal products, and what they mean in terms of animal welfare.

If you’ve discovered any vegan recipes that you’d like to share, please email them to us!