1. 3 Ways to Style: The Satin Slip Skirt

    3 Ways to Style: The Satin Slip Skirt

    Fashion fell back in love with the 90s silk slip silhouette last summer and it seems the trend is here to stay. The nineties revival began with a renewed love of the slinky slip dress made famous by designer Calvin Klein and made legendary by the supermodel Kate Moss. This season, the slinky slip dress silhouette has evolved into a global obsession with the bias cut silk skirt. Both designer and high street brands alike have adopted the silk slip trend making it a SS19 essential. The slinky staple is not just sartorially sound but incredibly versatile as well, making it the perfect trend piece to incorporate into your existing wardrobe. The fluidity of the Louche Tehani Satin skirt balances so well with oversized items and more structured pieces. The Louche Tehani – like any slinky slip skirt – can easily take you from day to night if you’re savvy with your styling. Let us show you how it’s done.


    At Joy, we love playing with print and colour – especially for daytime styling. The silky style of the Louche Tehani makes it a great halfway house for smart casual looks that have a quirky touch. Pair your Tehani with the leopard print Brave Soul Stoney blouse for a fashion forward ensemble. Two trends in one?! This outfit is already winning. Leopard print and pink are a match made in heaven and balance the lingerie inspired bias cut design perfectly. The satin skirt is styled minimally time and time again so why not mix it up a bit? Playing with colour and pattern is not only fun but radiates an I-know-exactly-what-I’m-doing conviction that only the best outfits have. To complete this sleepwear as streetwear ensemble, style with your chunkiest trainer, a bright red lip and the pink Louche Stephani Banana Leaf earrings.


    The oversized jumper and skirt trend is nothing new. The classic combination has been a fashion favourite for years but has definitely gained vigour due to 90’s slip skirt revival. The oversized knit and skirt combo is ideal for the unpredictable British Spring weather we know and love. Pair the sleek Tehani satin skirt with its’ polar opposite – a slogan sweater. The epitome of smart casual styling, the Tehani and the Louche Jan En Vacances couldn’t be more different but somehow the combo works. The exact fashion formula is still a mystery to us but what we know for sure is that contrasting silhouettes almost always looks fab. Plus, it can’t hurt to try right? The pop of colour of the ‘En Vacances’ slogan compliments the blush pink of the Tehani skirt and adds a touch of playfulness. Wear the new Louche Lash Abstract Print as a square head scarf and slip on your fave pair of mules for an arty off duty vibe.


    Sometimes you just want to get really dressed up. Forget smart casual. We want smart, smart! We’re talking platform heels, feather boa and fake lashes galore! For those days when you want to look fancier than fancy the Tehani satin skirt is your bff. Showcase the skirt’s sleek silhouette with a pair of 90s inspired square toe kitten heels to elongate the leg. For an evening look we want to amp up the uber femininity of the slip skirt rather than tone it down, so a delicate black camisole is perfect. The contrasting black and pink tones add essential drama but the minimal cuts of both pieces keep the look effortlessly chic. Pair this evening look with the Louche Dexter drop earrings for a mixed metal moment and opt for a bold lip to own your powerful femininity.

    If there is one throwback that has staying power, it’s the 90s slip skirt. It may even transcend its trend status at this rate to become an everyday wardrobe staple. So if you haven’t tried it yet, why not give it a go? Kiss your 70s flares goodbye and let your Tehani satin skirt reintroduce you to the Nineties.

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  2. Spring Wedding S.O.S

    Spring Wedding S.O.S

    With wedding season fast approaching, avoid the dreaded ‘what to wear’ scenario and get your outfit(s) sorted in advance. This season is all about embracing your femininity with ruffles, romantic sleeves and drop hems galore. With love in the air, romantic styling is a must. We’re talking blush tones, florals and billowing silhouettes. Invest in key occasion wear pieces that have potential for versatile styling. Having multiple wedding invitations can start to get expensive especially if you wear a new outfit every single time. Choose versatile pieces that can be styled up in different ways for various occasions to maximise your wardrobe without breaking the bank. There is something for everyone in our new occasion wear collection. It wouldn’t be a Spring Wedding without florals and we have an array of gorgeous options that you’re guaranteed to love.

    Louche Celina

    The vibrant blue and carnation print of the Louche Celina midi dress is sure to capture everyone’s attention – without detracting from the bride of course! The conservative midi skirt length is well balanced by the Celina’s sleeveless design. Going sleeveless is a great option for spring and will let you get the most out of your occasion wear wardrobe. Style the Celina with a faux fur pink shrug for one wedding and a white tailored blazer for another. The warm and cool tones within the dress give you scope to mix your metals and play with both silver and gold jewellery for different occasions. Pair your Celina with nude heels and adorn your hair with the Louche Isla Moon hair clips as a sparkling finishing touch.

    Louche Veronique

    If you’re a hopeless romantic, you’ll be obsessed with the Louche Veronique midi dress in our newest Spider Lilly print. This dress is the epitome of ethereal glamour and the perfect option for a spring ceremony. You can never go wrong in florals especially if you style them with the right accessories. The high low hem lets you show off a bit of leg without committing to a full on mini style. The high neckline balances out the high low hem to keep your ensemble somewhat family friendly. Style with a pair of silver drop earrings and stilettos to add a touch of modern sparkle. If you’re more than a one-time wearer, you could definitely wear the Veronique just with trainers and a denim jacket at the weekend.

    Louche Alexy Spider Lilly

    If you’re not a dress kinda gal but love our new spider lily print why not try the Louche Alexy Spider Lilly blouse. Featuring the same striking floral print as the Veronique dress but in a blouse, the Alexy Spider Lilly gives you more styling options whilst remaining perfect for formal occasions. You could style your Louche Alexy Spider Lilly with tailored black trousers and stilettos, with a metallic mini skirt and boots or even with a silk slip skirt and mules. Styling separates allows you to really have fun creating an outfit and to step outside your normal style boundaries. With more versatility comes more styling potential which, can only be a good thing!

    Louche Tehani Satin Midi Skirt

    A satin midi skirt will save you time and time again when you have no clue what to wear. In a luxe satin fabric and a midi length, the Tehani skirts are trusty wardrobe staples for both casual and formal occasions. The perfect piece to take you from AM to PM. The Louche Tehani Satin Midi Skirt in blush pink would work well with, say, the Louche Alexy Spider Lilly blouse - styling two stellar separates together to create a truly inspired ensemble.

    Louche Petula Carnation Print Dress

    Now this is how you do florals. If you love a floral print but are finding every floral dress on the market painfully dull then the Louche Petula Carnation Print dress is for you. Mixing our romantic carnation print with a truly unique silhouette and cut, the Petula dress is the ultimate wedding guest piece. The apricot base is a welcomed change from the traditional white and blush tones typically worn during wedding season. It’s all in the detail with the Petula dress featuring a gorgeous ruffled high neck and capped sleeves with an opulent gold woven belt to synch you in after the wedding reception. Keep it simple and style the Petula with nude block heels and gold jewellery so you can dance the night away in comfort whilst sparkling on the dance floor.

    Whether it's an elegant garden party, a destination event or a black-tie affair, our occasion wear line up has got you covered. Once you’ve got your outfit sorted you can focus entirely on the free bar, cutting shapes and, of course, the happy couple.

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  3. 3 Cities, 3 Looks

    3 Cities, 3 Looks


    Meet Fleur. Our stylish Parisian living in the heart of the city of love. By day she works in PR and by night she dabbles as a jazz singer. Effortlessly stylish, Fleur can make anything look chic whilst remaining cool as a cucumber. Her go-to-outfit for the Saturday pain au chocolate run mixes tailoring with relaxed cuts and a pop of colour. The wide legged cropped style of the Louche Meredith trouser is perfect for a simple yet smart ensemble. In Spring, Fleur loves to incorporate bright florals into her wardrobe and her current top of choice is the Louche ‘Darina’ blouse. The contrasting yellow floral print with the navy is a refreshing take on the classic jeans and a t-shirt combination. To elevate this simple outfit to Fleur’s standards she accessorises with the Louche gold hoops, ‘Esther’ belt and ‘Gunner’ hair clips. Just before she runs out the door, she chucks her ‘Jenna’ pearl beaded beret into her bag, just in case it starts to rain while she’s in line at the Boulangerie.


    Berlin born and bred, Hanna’s style is focused on monochromatic tones and edge. Hanna is a freelance graphic designer trying to make it in the competitive art world. Berlin is full of creative characters and Hanna is no exception. However, she prefers for her art to speak for itself and therefore her fashion sense is quite pared back. Hanna is the queen of all black ensembles and feels her most confident when she embraces the dark side. Her favourite piece to take her from day to night is her juicy black denim mini dress. The utilitarian vibe of the dress is bang on trend and very Hanna. She usually styles her ‘Juicy’ mini dress with black combat boots to achieve her fave edgy look. Her trusty Louche ‘Grayland’ crossbody bag, ‘Nikkie’ sunglasses and silver Louche luxe ‘Frances’ hoops are the cool finishing touches that make this outfit Hanna’s go to.


    Giulia has taught English at a primary school in Rome for over 5 years. She is obsessed with fashion and although she loves her job it doesn’t fulfil her sartorially. Her day-to-day is far from stylish so she loves to go all out at the weekends. You’ll never see Guilia in a jeans and a t-shirt. She describes her personal style as polished and feminine. She has been loving the Louche ‘Indie’ wrap midi skirt because of it's bold poppy print and flattering tie waist. Before the intense summer heat hits Rome, Giulia prefers to wear light knits with loose skirts like the ‘Indie’ to add extra warmth. For accessories, she prefers to stick to gold jewellery and her current obsession is the Louche ‘Amelia’ drop earrings to add drama and shine to her outfits. Before she heads out to meet her friends for some gelato, she adds her trusty pair of ‘Kiko’ gold sunglasses and platform sandals to elevate her ensemble from cute to effortless chic.

    Which was your favourite look? Paris, Berlin or Rome? If you recreate any of the three looks, tag us on instagram using the hashtag #joygoesglobal so we can like and share!

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  4. Our Pride and Joy: Elena

    Our Pride and Joy: Elena

    Meet Elena Andruhiv, our lovely Bristol Store Manager and all-round good egg. We wanted to introduce you to the Joy team and the people who make Joy, joyful so we sent her a few questions. To find out more about Elena, carry on reading and show her some love on her Instagram: wild_sheep_chase.

    HOME IS:

    Full of plants, cats and vintage furniture


    It’s the little things. The first cup of coffee of the day, walk along the river on a sunny day, waking up on a warm day with a window open and ice-cream, definitely ice-cream!


    “Chains” by Fleetwood Mac


    A vintage grey industrial dress I found at a flea market in Copenhagen. I hardly ever wear it but I could never part with it.


    For some reason cats love me. Sometimes I meet them on the street and they walk across the road just to say hello.

    I’ve had a cat come for a walk in the field with me once and it wasn’t even my cat!


    I put on a bright lipstick and go out to a café with my favourite book, sit by the window. Doodle, read and watch people go by. And also my two cats: Wednesday & Trotsky, they always help


    Haruki Murakami “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle”

    I read a lot. I read all the time. And there are so many wonderful books. Too many to list. But there is something magical about the Murakami universe. He transports you to a different dimension. A dream world, not too dissimilar to ours but different enough for you to notice; just the right amount.

    It's a world full of cats and jazz and deep wells at the bottom of which you can sit when you need to think, unusual phone calls and strange characters all with a story to tell. A world full of things that are there and not there simultaneously and where 10 minutes is all you need to understand each other.

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  5. 3 Ways to Style: The Louche Koto Stripe Chambray Jacket

    3 Ways to Style: The Louche Koto Stripe Chambray Jacket

    Introducing the newest addition to our jacket collection: The Louche Koto. A modern twist on the classic denim jacket, this striped chambray number is the statement outerwear piece you need. A patterned jacket may seem daunting to style but we have put together three simple looks to showcase how versatile the Louche Koto is.

    Brunch with the girls is the perfect time for your Louche Koto’s debut. You can experiment styling the jacket without judgement and reward your efforts with a massive stack of pancakes with a side of bacon. We styled the Louche Koto with the Louche Cathleen Dog Print tea dress for an adorably laidback look. The bright red of the tea dress compliments the bold blue and white stripes gorgeously and the cute pooch pattern adds playfulness to the outfit. Pairing pattern with pattern can be risky but we think these two prints work well together. A general rule of thumb when pairing patterns is to pair a larger print with a smaller one. The graphic stripes paired with the daintier pooch print contrast well and the scattered dalmatian pattern mirrors the silver circle buttons of the jacket tying both prints together nicely. Stick to minimal accessories like the Louche Interlinked Studs and Louche Luxe Emily personalised necklace in gold to let the Louche Koto be the star of the show. Style with a pair of on trend chunky trainers - perfect for your post brunch roll home.

    The best day of the week is finally here. You’ve done it. You’ve survived another working week. Putting any effort into your appearance was forgotten about by Tuesday and you have happily embraced slob life ever since. However, Friday is different. Friday is your time to shine. Prove to your colleagues (and yourself) that you can look nice – when you can be bothered. The Louche Koto Stripe Chambray jacket is a great statement piece that epitomises that ‘Friyay’ feeling and can be dressed up or down. Let’s say you’re going for cocktails after work. Plan ahead and wear a pair of smart Louche Meredith Cigarette trousers to transition from day to night seamlessly. We think the navy Meredith trousers work best with the bold blue and white striped Louche Koto. Remember to grab a slinky camisole to change into in the work toilets when 5pm hits. The Louche Yolaine Satin Cami is the ideal piece for amping up any outfit for night time. Statement accessories are key for a day to night transformation and we are in love with the oversized square Matilda earrings for just that. Add a pair of strappy black heels and you’re ready to let your hair down and party the evening away. Enjoy!

    The boxy cut of the Louche Koto is perfect for any formal occasion you have in your diary. This look works for a whole host of events. Afternoon tea? Tick. Your Grandma’s 80th birthday? Tick. A christening? Tick. The jacket’s versatility makes styling outfit after outfit a piece of cake. Pair the boxy fit with the uber feminine Fiorella Baneberry midi dress and black ankle boots for an effortlessly smart look. Bright mustard is the colour of the season and contrasts well with the Louche Koto’s blue and white graphic stripes. Mixing patterns can be a dangerous game but we love how these two look together, especially with the Louche Leah floral drop earrings, as they tie the cool and warm tones in the outfit together wonderfully. You’ll look polished enough for Grandma and cool enough for your Insta followers. Win, win.

    What do you think of our three looks? We hope that they have inspired you to give the versatile Louche Koto a go and to experiment with your wardrobe a bit more. If you do style the Louche Koto we would love to see it! Post your looks on Instagram with the hashtage #mykoto so we can like and repost your gorgeous outfits on our feed!

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  6. Happy International Women's Day

    Happy International Women's Day

    Every year on the 8th of March the world celebrates International Women’s Day and this year the Joy team wanted to join in and celebrate the women online that bring us joy every day. We strive to celebrate women every day of the year not just on the 8th of March but we couldn’t resist the opportunity to shine a spotlight on two of our favourites. Jess Marriner (@abrunetteedit) and Maria Larkin (@thatgirlwiththebob) are as obsessed with fashion as we are and create inspiring content regularly on their Instagrams. We asked both of them a few questions about female empowerment and what being a woman means to them. Take a look at their answers below!

    JESS MARRINER @abrunetteedit

    What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

    International women’s day to me means celebrating and thanking the amazing women in my life that bring a smile to my face, bring me up when I’m down and are there for me whatever the distance or time between us. Those women who you can turn up on their doorstep on the darkest of times and no words are needed, they put the kettle on, listen to your woes and help you put the world to rights.

    Celebrate yourself and your achievements for a moment. What are you proud of?

    My proudest achievement as a woman had to be raising my 7 year old daughter to be a kind, thoughtful and inspirational young women who cares so much about how other people feel and how she can make them smile (this is why she was Little Miss Sunshine for world book day!) How do you support the women around you? Women supporting women is so important to build community and kindness especially in the world of social media. ‘Have friends that applause not bring you down’ is so true and I think it’s all too easy to stop celebrating other people’s success and only focus on our own goals. Cheer on the women in your life, share their successes and in turn your community grows stronger.

    What do you wear to feel extra confident?

    Rocking a red lip is my key to confidence! If you are too scared to go bold with colour try it out and I promise you’ll feel like you are owning the day!

    How do you treat yourself?

    My own way of treating myself is through self care. I feel very passionate about women being able to love and enjoy beauty and not be ‘pigeon holed or labelled’ for doing so. People are always surprised when I say I’m a social worker - yes I have a serious job which is worlds away from the beauty and lifestyle industry but I can also appreciate and indulge in beauty without it undermining my chosen career. Putting a slick of Chanel coco rouge on in the morning is part of my ‘let’s do this’ routine and gives me that extra boost of confidence to know I can achieve whatever I put my mind too!

    MARIA LARKIN @thatgirlwiththebob

    ** Dress coming to stores online in April

    What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

    A day for celebrating women and their achievements across the globe and an opportunity to make real change towards equality for women especially in countries where the rights we take for-granted are still being fought for.

    What woman comes to mind when you hear the words ‘badass babe’?

    A strong inspirational woman. Someone who’s not afraid to stand up for either themselves or give a voice to those who need it most regardless of the consequences.

    If you could change one thing for women in the world right now what would it be?

    Equality from an early age and access to schooling and education for all girls.

    Celebrate yourself and your achievements for a moment. What are you proud of?

    Working hard in my career and achieving my goals but most of all being mum to my two gorgeous girls and watching them grow.

    How do you support the women around you?

    By being there for each other through thick and thin. One of my favourite quotes is; ‘Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.’ (Vivian Greene) For me this sums up the foundation of all good friendships.

    What outfit do you rock to feel extra confident?

    I love my biker jacket and throw it over the top of jeans and dresses. It always makes me feel good!

    Name your favourite feminist.

    Michelle Obama - in her own words; “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.”

    What is your favourite thing about yourself? and/or your body?

    Probably my hair. I hated it when I was younger but now I’ve learnt how to manage it I love that it’s so thick – although it’s still a nightmare in any humidity! How do you treat yourself? I love a lazy day with my family or lunch with friends. My other fav treats or pick me ups are shopping or a pilates class and my ultimate treat is a spa day but they don’t come around very often!!

    Aren’t they both just fab? Go and check out their Instagram feeds for more inspiring content. International Women’s Day is a great day to support the women you know but also the women you don’t. Support can be as small as following your favourite gal on Instagram or buying something from a woman owned business. We hope you have an amazing International Women’s Day and have fun celebrating the power of woman.

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  7. Autumn Style Edit

    Autumn Style Edit

    With autumn underway, new season pieces are arriving each day to spruce up your wardrobe and prepare you for the colder weather. We’ve put together a collection of style equations to take the complication out of transitional seasonal dressing, meaning you can build your staple autumn wardrobe in a flash.


    Your office wardrobe doesn’t have to be boring! Dress up monochrome pieces with a pop of colour or a subtle pattern, or throw away typical workwear rules and choose a fun jumpsuit or checked culottes. The perfect look to #girlboss every day of the week!


    Whether you’re heading for dinner, drinks, or a night on the tiles, our picks have you sorted for the perfect evening out. Choose chic separates for an on-trend look, or a gorgeous patterned jumpsuit paired with your favourite trainers for an effortless mix of cool and glam.


    The autumn weather doesn’t mean we have to stay indoors… Wrap up warm and appreciate the gorgeous golden leaves and crisp air by taking a walk in a park, warming up in a cosy pub! The perfect weekend activity. Pair an easy jumpsuit or shirt dress with much-needed wool accessories.

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  8. Customer Style - Celebrating You!

    Customer Style - Celebrating You!

    The September roundup of JOY customer style is here! From fun banana prints to pretty florals, we’re all about prints this month. 

    Make sure to use #sharethejoy and tag us in your posts; we’ll never get bored of seeing you sharing the JOY, and wearing the JOY!

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  9. Guest Blogger: Grace Latter shares the JOY

    Guest Blogger: Grace Latter shares the JOY

    This week's post comes in the form of a guest post from one of our favourite JOY ladies, Grace Latter from Almost Amazing Grace. It's so interesting to hear about how her style has changed since shaving her head, and it's so lovely to see how our jewellery and clothing look so gorgeous on her. Read on...

    One evening in March this year, at one of my favourite cafes in my home town, surrounded by friends, all of us with a cocktail in hand, I had my head shaved for charity. I raised over £4,000 to help The Brain Tumour Charity fund their invaluable research into curing brain tumours. I also raised £500 for local charity Counselling Plus, so they can continue to help others in their struggles with mental health. Shaving my head seemed the least I could do, and actually quite appropriate for my chosen charities – by making this big change to the outside of my head, I was (hopefully) helping countless others with the inside of their heads.

    I’d wanted to shave all my hair off for years. When I was a teenager, I desperately yearned for a stylish pixie crop, but worried it wouldn’t look that good (and back then I really cared what the Popular Girls I envied and mop-headed Skater Boys I fancied thought of me). Then as I grew up, I was amazed to see friends of friends ‘braving the shave’ for various causes close to their hearts. Viral videos circulating on socials of complete strangers doing it also showed me how powerful, thoughtful and thrilling it could be. I became slightly obsessed with the idea of it, but never had a reason to do it – or rather, I was a little nervous to do it and needed a push, a cause I cared about enough to do it for. I stopped thinking about it properly for a few years, but it was always in the back of my mind as something I’d love to do, a life event I wanted to experience. Then in 2014, I got to know The Brain Tumour Charity. They helped and supported me throughout my diagnosis, operations and treatments – and last year I decided to do it for them.

    So it was towards the end of 2017 I made the plan to do it, and this meant I’d said goodbye to my hair long before it was finally buzzed off in March this year. A good friend of mine bleached it and dyed it bright lilac (because, why not!?), then throughout winter I was putting various purples and blues on it, not caring too much what it looked like because, in my mind, it was already gone. Having said that, I hadn’t given too much thought to what it would look like. I didn’t worry at any point whether or not it would suit me, what shape my head was – or how I’d dress myself when it all came off!

    Well, I love it. And since the shave, I’ve kept what little hair I have very short. I’ve seen my lovely barber every couple of weeks to have him clip and taper it, never letting it grow longer than a 1.5 or 2. I’ve become used to my face, my shape and my silhouette without the old mid-length, fluffy lilac drapes. Having said that, I have definitely had to change my style quite a bit to suit the hair – I’ve had to go bigger, and much more bold! Before the chop, I’d always opted for loose, floaty floral outfits or patterned skater dresses. They suited my shape and skin tone, however, now I don’t have anything going on around my face, I am finding the flowery prints less flattering and I cannot layer too many different colours! So now I tend to go for stronger, solid hues and only the most gentle patterns (e.g. little polkadots). I’m also finding I need (not want, need!) to wear bigger and more exciting jewellery. As I said above, I don’t have anything happening around my face right now (strange as that sounds), so larger, dangling jewels or hoops in my ears work nicely, as do thicker nose rings and shorter necklaces – preferably with sparkly pendants. A shaved head really is great; it’s freeing, it’s a big and exciting change – and it gets me loads of double takes in public, which is always fun. I have also never come across a more perfect excuse to shop for new clothes and accessories, tbh. Thank you JOY, for helping me rework my style and indulge my inner magpie!

    Grace Wears;

    Davis Jumpsuit

    Pascale Sweetheart Neck Dress

    Zooey Hoop Earrings

    Jenna Blue Tassel Earrings

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  10. The Joy of Food: Recipe of the Month

    The Joy of Food: Recipe of the Month

    With the nights getting colder, a hearty recipe like this Kerala Cauliflower Curry is a perfect warming dish even for the most dedicated carnivores. A perfect meal for two, or just double the quantities to share with friends for a cosy night in...

    15 Minute Vegan shows that vegan cooking doesn't have to be complicated or boring; these tasty, quick and simple recipes are great if you're looking to make the change in your diet, or are simply looking for a speedy and delicious meal!

    Discover more great recipes in 15 Minute Vegan and our other recipe books online and in stores.

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