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Bleach London Silver Shampoo For Bleached Hair

Bleach London Silver Shampoo For Bleached Hair

I was late to the ombre hair party and only jumped on the bandwagon last year. I have naturally dark brown hair, which has been dyed to within an inch of its life many times over the years in many different colours. After a few […]

Little Coconutters From The Coconut Collaborative

Little Coconutters From The Coconut Collaborative

Vegan ice cream is now becoming more popular and much easier to find than it used to be. Thank goodness! Sometimes us vegans just need ice cream, the same as anybody else. I found these Little Coconutters in my local Waitrose. They are from The […]

Chocolate & Coconut Oil Mini Heart Cakes

Chocolate & Coconut Oil Mini Heart Cakes

Once the warmer weather comes around, most of us are suddenly motivated to exercise more and eat better. Cravings for delicious comfort foods don’t just disappear though and they can be hard to manage even when we really do want to be virtuous. For this, we […]

Pristine Dead Sea Mud Mask

Pristine Dead Sea Mud Mask

For me, face masks are the most pampering and relaxing part of a skincare routine. I love to try out new ones and revisit old favourites. The Dead Sea Mud Mask from Pristine is a new one in my cruelty-free skin care arsenal. It is of course vegan. An […]

THE VEGAN KIND LIFESTYLE SUBSCRIPTION BOX: July 2016

THE VEGAN KIND LIFESTYLE SUBSCRIPTION BOX: July 2016

This month’s The Vegan Kind lifestyle subscription box came bang on time and this month and did not disappoint. In fact, the contents of the July box were perfectly timed as we were craving sweet treats that day, and the July box was packed with them. […]

Sacla Free From Basil Pesto

Sacla Free From Basil Pesto

Pesto is something to be generally avoided when you’re vegan as it usually contains cheese – most often, parmesan. That’s a real shame as I find that pesto is one of the tastiest foods around and I’ve missed how easy it is to make a […]

Art Naturals Bath Bombs Gift Set Review

Art Naturals Bath Bombs Gift Set Review

When you think of vegan bath products, most people automatically think of Lush bath bombs. They are gorgeous, but not everyone has a Lush on their doorstep or wants to pay Lush prices. Luckily there are alternatives to Lush bath bombs which are not only […]

Glamour Grit by Urban Tan: The Perfect Vegan Exfoliator

Glamour Grit by Urban Tan: The Perfect Vegan Exfoliator

Glamour Grit by Urban Tan is an oil-free vegan exfoliator that’s pretty much perfect. Although it is oil-free, it actually feels like it has oil in the formula which makes it very hydrating and easy to spread across the skin. Glamour Grit is a salt […]

Eat Real Quinoa Chips

Eat Real Quinoa Chips

The Quinoa Chips from Eat Real are some of the tastiest snacks ever to have passed this vegan’s lips. I can’t rave enough about them. Not only do you get a huge bag of them, but they are only 160 calories per bag. The Sundried […]

Foxbrim Orange Blossom Water Toner

Foxbrim Orange Blossom Water Toner

Foxbrim isn’t a name that’s very familiar in the UK, as it’s a brand from the US that (at the moment) we seem to only be able to purchase on Amazon or eBay. This is a shame, but they are gaining many great reviews on […]

Flora Freedom Dairy Free Spread

Flora Freedom Dairy Free Spread

I remember the days when buying a vegan butter, or dairy free spread, in a supermarket was seen as a little eccentric. I’m talking over ten years ago or so. I have been buying dairy free spreads for years even when I was not a […]

The Vegan Kind Lifestyle Subscription Box: June 2016

The Vegan Kind Lifestyle Subscription Box: June 2016

The Vegan Kind is a vegan subscription box which arrives on your doorstep every month. This month’s box from The Vegan Kind was the first one we here at The Vegan Home had received, having only signed up to the service at the end of May. […]


A SELECTED REVIEW

Sacla Free From Basil Pesto

Sacla Free From Basil Pesto

Pesto is something to be generally avoided when you’re vegan as it usually contains cheese – most often, parmesan. That’s a real shame as I find that pesto is one of the tastiest foods around and I’ve missed how easy it is to make a plain pasta dish taste amazing just by stirring some through. I was so pleased therefore to come across a vegan pesto from Sacla.

Vegan Pesto

Sacla Free From Basil Pesto contains tofu in place of cheese, and it tastes wonderful. You get the bright green basil goodness from a regular pesto with that same tangy taste of regular pesto, and I can’t tell the difference. I’m not sure any non-vegan would notice, to be honest.

Vegan Pesto

We’ve already gone through the jar as we’ve been obsessing over it lately. It’s also lovely on top of homemade bruschetta, topped with onions and tomatoes.

Where To Find It

Vegan Pesto

I found Sacla Free From Basil Pesto in my local Sainsbury’s and have seen it elsewhere so it’s widely available. You can order it directly from Sainsbury’s with your regular grocery order, and it currently costs £2.60 for a 100g jar. You can also order it directly from the Sacla website.

I hope we get more and more versions of traditional foods coming out in the supermarkets. Long-standing brands are realising what a big market there is out there for vegan-friendly foods. Vegan pesto being easily available to buy ready-made is a fantastic step forward.

Have you tried this before?