Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Vegan - Just the Very Donkeys!

veganism is just the very donkeys'It's like The World just woke up! It seems wherever you look people have worked out that Veganism is "just the very donkey's" (Just the Job)

The solutions that veganism has to offer are not new, Donald Watson invented vegan movement back in November 1944. We seem to have suddenly reached critical mass all around the world people are picking up these 60 year old ideas and running with them.

Nutritionists are discovering veganism - "New research has shown that vegan chocolate is better for you than milk chocolate" says London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston.

Scientists are discovering Veganism - "livestock animals bred for their meat produce 21 per cent of the carbon dioxide that's due to human activity. So cutting out meat can do more to stop global warming than cutting down on oil and coal" says British Scientist Alan Calverd in Physics World Magazine

Human Rights campaigners are discovering Veganism "As a meat-eater, I’ve long found it convenient to categorise veganism as a response to animal suffering or a health fad. But, faced with these figures, it now seems plain that it’s the only ethical response to what is arguably the world’s most urgent social justice issue." says the Guardians' George Monbiot

Caterers and retailers and even the BBC are discovering veganism.

There are more Famous Vegans than ever before, Vegan Shoes, new Vegan Websites, vegan cars and loads of new Vegan Cookbooks.

Even the UK Food Standards Agency has decided that Vegan is easier than Vegetarian

It seems clear that Vegan is the new black - in fact just the very donkey's!

Check out these great free recipes!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Barbie's Vegan BBQ Barbecue Tips

BBQ recipe ideas for vegans and vegetarians

16 Vegan BBQ recipes

1)Safety – Be Patient The BBQ should be a gentle glow not an eyebrow-removing inferno that produces carcinogenic cremated offerings. Always follow BBQ manufacturer's instructions. The BBQ area should be protected from the wind with dogs, cats and children kept safely away.

2)Vegan Sausages - Visit your local health food store and ask about the latest vegan delights suitable for BBQs or see The Animal Free Shopper.

3)Salads - Make sure you have lots of fresh organic salads. Use egg-free mayonnaise, Omega 3 oils and balsamic vinegar for dressings.

4)5 a Day - Vegetables can be BBQ’d too - marinated organic vegetable, fruit and tofu kebabs, corn on the cob, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and waffles.

5)Desserts - try BBQ’d banana with some yummy vegan Ice cream and maple syrup, agave or date syrup. Get some dairy free vegan choc-ices.

6)Plan ahead - Make sure you have a plan B in case it rains.

7)Mosquitoes - Get some citronella or Lavender candles to deter insects.

8)Drinks – Ensure an ample supply of gelatine/isinglass free organic beer and wine and some nice non-alcoholic drinks for the BBQ chef, drivers, kids and the others.

9)Music – Vegan sounds include Moby, Bryan Adams, Shania Twain, Heather Small or check out my band The Dollz ( see )

10)Preparation - Avoid worry and forgetting things by making a list. Delegate tasks so that you can relax and enjoy yourself. If you plan to use fireworks please try to be considerate of the animals - fireworks going off all the time upsets the both the local wildlife and pets.

Also a list of manufacturers of Veggie Sausages