To celebrate National Vegetarian Week, which ran from May 13 to May 19, the Collins English Dictionary revealed some of its latest additions:
–aquafaba: water in which pulses, especially chickpeas, have been cooked, used in vegan cookery as a substitute for egg whites;
–Veganuary: an annual event that encourages non-vegans to adopt a vegan diet during the month of January;
–plant-based: using foods and materials derived from plants rather than animals;
–seitan: a foodstuff made from the gluten of wheat, used especially as a substitute for meat;
–veganize: to adapt (a recipe or dish) to make it suitable for vegans;
–veganaise or vegannaise: a thick sauce made from veɡetable oil, plant milk, and vinegar or lemon juice, used as a vegan substitute for mayonnaise;
–TVP: abbreviation for Textured Vegetable Protein: a protein obtained from soya beans or other vegetables that have been spun into fibres and flavoured, that is used especially as a substitute for meat.
The following terms that are currently under consideration for inclusion in the Dictionary:
–vegany: resembling vegans or vegan food;
–vegangelist: an enthusiastic vegan who attempts to convince other people to become vegan too;
-vegan-certified: (of a product) having a logo certifying that it has been approved by the Vegan Society as adhering to vegan principles and is safe for vegans to consume;
-tofurkey: vegan alternative to turkey made from vegetable protein;
-sosage: vegan alternative to sausage;
-Buddha bowl: a meal-sized bowl filled with vegetarian food.