I am probably not supposed to say this out loud, but lately I am having some questions about the vegan way of life. Not that I don't support it, I really love how dedicated these people can be and how they are constantly busy trying to make their food as good as possible while still making sure they are eating all the things their bodies need. I am trying not to eat any meat anymore (so far I have cheated a few times because of familydiners) and think more about the little changes I could make like using soy- or almondmilk instead of regularmilk etc. But it's just that I sometime don't really know how to make a 'regular' dish I really love (like this lemon cheesecake) into a vegan dish, without bankrupting myself or question the ingredients and their incluence on the environment and circumstances of the farmers in that area.
Like for example cashews, mostly one of the key ingredients of vegan cheesecake. It takes quite a long time to grow, pluck and dry them, it has to be done by hand to make sure they don't get damaged. There isn't much information to find about the way these farmers live and work, so buying them fair trade is only a little help, I think. I also don't know if the farmers removed (rain)forest to plant their cashewtrees.
After that the cashews still have to travel a long road to get here, by boat it's not that much of a disaster but if they arrive by plane, it's not such a good thing for the environment. Same for avocado, quinoa, dates, ... Plus it's so much more expensive to buy these ingredients.
For a regular cheesecake I need about 600gr cream cheese, I try to buy it 'produced in Belgium' as much as I can. It's much cheaper and it's local. But I neither now about the circumstances of the farmers and cows who created this cheese. So I am stuck in a dilemma, help me or give me some more information if you can, it's more than welcome! 💕
Our kids Ts have arrived! In colours to match our animal badges, Iona, Harris, Arran and Skye each have their own T-shirt in the usual Earth Positive, organic cotton, fair trade/fair ware (anti-sweat shop) material with vegan ink printing from local company @interplanetaryprintsyndicate
Available on our website for a minimum donation with all "profit" going to support our volunteer vegan advocacy efforts ✌️😊 https://www.goveganscotland.com/product-page/gvs-kids-t-shirt-large-animal-logo-on-the-front-text-on-the-back
¡Hola chicos! Os quiero mostrar mi nueva página de Facebook 😉 Espero que os guste, de momento estoy subiendo las publicaciones de Instagram. Iré subiendo y publicando contenido diferente 😄
Hey guys! I want to show you my new Facebook page 😉 I hope you like it, by the moment I'm posting the same posts of Instagram. I will post different things 😄
Interesting read: Using Chia as a substitute for eggs. The chia seed isn't much to look at, but it packs an incredible amount of nutrition into a tiny package.
That being said, chia's nutritional profile is undeniably broad and impressive. A standard 2 tbsp (24 g) serving of chia seeds contains:
Protein: 4 grams
Fat: 7.4 grams
Fiber: 8.3 grams
It contains all eight essential amino acids and a host of trace minerals and micronutrients. To put it in easy comparative terms, each 2 tbsp serving of chia offers:
Five times the omega-3 content of a 1/4-cup serving of walnuts
Twice the iron and magnesium of a cup of spinach
As much calcium as a half-cup of milk
As much potassium as a third of a banana
More than twice the fiber of a cup of oatmeal
Weird apple... I see a butt 😂😜 haha! What do you see?
Also... Question! I wanna start eating better and living a healthier life, mainly because of my medical condition and because I am against animal cruelty and into healthy living.
I'm not labeling my preferences yet, I'm not sure I ever will, but I am interested in vegetarian / vegan living, and want to gain more info about this lifestyle. Anyone who can recommemd some good blogs or other media that provides some info about vegetarian/vegan benefits, nutrition values, recipes etc.?
I am NOT interested in seeing animal cruelty videos and such!!! I am too sensitive to see anything like that (I can't even watch the news) so please do not send me any images about this!! If you do wanna inform me about this, please do so in article/text form!! Thank you.
So happy to serve up @hungryplanetfoods plantbased meatballs and sliders after @kathyfreston and Dr. Neal Barnard's amazing talk on Veganism @ucsantabarbara Our forward thinking school is now offering a Minor in Vegan Studies! #ilovesantabarbara
We've had a lot of requests for kids Ts, so our wee logo animals, Iona, Harris, Skye and Arran, now each feature on a kids T 😃 They are now on our website (thanks to Susan and Yvonne). Here is a mock-up of Iona on red to let you see the print, front and back. Choose an animal then choose a colour and size. You can match the colour to the badge colours or go for something different.
We've continued with the organic, fair trade cotton with Vegan Ink from Interplanetary Print Syndicate as the quality is so good (lovely and soft) and so as to be as human and environmentally friendly as we can, as well as animal friendly.
As you know we have to order in bulk and orders will be open over the weekend, so you can get the colour and size you want.
We are are also ordering more adult Tshirts and hoodies, so again if there's a size and colour you're after now's the time to get the order in (we felt bad we didn't have the sizes and colours some people were after recently, but as we have to bulk order and we're not a business, we can't guarantee we'll have the right size and colour apart from when we invite orders like this). (If you've ordered and are waiting for a hoodie it will go through with this order and we'll email you to let you know the timings). Hope that all makes sense. As always our merch (stuff!) is designed to raise awareness, get conversations started and refer people to our web site and social media for lots of info and support to help them go vegan, as well as raising a wee bit of £ to help with our costs.
Thanks 😃✌️👶✌️ https://www.goveganscotland.com/gvs-support-store
Try this easy and cheap way to make your skin clear and soft🌸All you have to do is cook about 1/4 of a cup of any kind of rice in about 2 cups of water. When the rice is ready, remove from the stove and drain the rice. Keep the rice water in a separate jar and then store it in the fridge to preserve it. There you go! We use rice water as a toner and it really does miracles. Rice water is great for your skin and hair. It will leave your skin moisturized and can prevent or fade age related spots. Along with having a clean diet, this technique really helped clear up our skin🙂🌱🍚 #vegan#organic#veganinformation#ricewater#vegansofig#skincare#plantbased
There's said to be 10,000 farmers here this weekend. We held the outreach stall anyway and what an interesting day it's been. Alot of them kept saying 'Why would you guys choose young farmers weekend to do your stall, surely that's just ridiculous'.... Well the stalls are on every weekend and today we wasn't just going to stop what we do & hide away, just because a load of pissed up farmers were out and about. Obviously we took the risk of verbal abuse and aggressiveness but it turned out surprisingly well. Some were rude, abusive and some even broke our signs. But others were actually talking to us with open minds and some kind of understanding. They talked, we listened, we talked, they listened. It was actually really quite nice today, as it showed clearly that every single one of us, no matter our jobs, background, traditions etc, all deep down naturally empathise with the vulnerable and do see right from wrong, especially when the wrong isn't necesarry. These people will no doubt carry on getting pissed today and may not even remember our conversations but if one person does, if one person starts to even just acknowledge and accept the fact that all animals suffer in the same way our cats and dogs do, that's better than nothing. The word 'humane' came up alot today. The farmers were upset and went on to explain how they love their animals and treat them really well. I don't actually dispute that they care for them, but after explaining in a placid way, that the word humane cannot be applied when it comes to killing an animal, it really did sink in with a lot of them today. You cannot do anything intentionally harmful, in a humane way. When that realisation sinks in, it becomes a lot clearer. First before you determine wether something is humane, imagine it was about to happen to you.
Here's a guy watching our virtual reality video of animals being slaughtered. No this isn't forcing our beliefs on anyone because firstly this is optional, people can choose to watch this. Secondly this isn't our 'beliefs', this is real life and it's where breakfast lunch and dinner comes from. Well done today guys of @devonanimalsave #fortheanimals 💚💚💚
We're out in Glasgow today, usual spot from 12-4pm (outside Buchanan Galleries). We talk to people about what veganism is (correcting the common misconception that it's a diet), why we should all be vegan and help them to go vegan. The response is always very positive, we speak with hundreds of people at our stalls and many people leave saying that they're going to go vegan or at least that they're glad to have been given this information and plan to look at our website and consider what we've said.
Straightforward vegan education works and the more of us out there doing it the better. If you'd like to see a GVS stall in your town let us know and we'll do what we can to arrange a visit this year, to work with you on a stall so that you can see how it works and how positive the reaction is.
So far in addition to our regular Glasgow and Edinburgh stalls we've popped up in Kirkcaldy, we have upcoming pop ups in Perth and Dumfries and we've been to Dundee (to work with VANE). So we're getting out there and we plan to do more, reaching as many towns in as many parts of Scotland as we can manage.
Do keep in mind that GVS is not an "organisation". We have no funding, no job roles, no salaries. We are just volunteers doing what we can after our day jobs. We're managing to do quite a lot and that along with our web site and online activity can give the appearance of an organisation.
For the avoidance of any doubt, we don't want to be an organisation. Veganism will take hold through grass-roots vegan education with vegan volunteers who are consistent and unwavering. Salaries and large-scale fundraising distracts and corrupts, which is why none of the big organisations are consistent in their promotion of veganism (they target non-vegans for donations and have large salaries to pay). #veganeducation#veganinformation#veganinformationstall#veganglasgow#veganadvocacy#govegan#goveganscotland#stopthedemandendtheviolence
Our upcoming events. (In addition to these events, we're meeting a group from Sweden this week, who are visiting Scotland on an educational trip and got in touch because they follow us and want to learn more about what we're doing). All our events are organised and run by volunteers. We do as much as we possibly can with the time we each have and our priority is getting vegan information to non-vegans.
We are also very keen to grow across Scotland and you'll have seen that we've started to do pop-ups in towns where we don't yet have regular GVS volunteers / stalls. The aim is to support local vegans in these other towns so that they can start up regular stalls with our support. This will take some work as it is very important that the stalls are run with the clear go vegan message, and everyone needs a bit of support and practice in getting used to the street conversations.
If your town is not yet on our list of events and you're keen to have us come and visit and help us with a pop up stall, drop is a wee message.
We volunteers also put what £ we can into GVS to cover our costs (travel, parking, web site hosting & domain, printing leaflets and cards, insurance) and if you'd like to support us you can donate via PayPal (to email@example.com), via Patreon or by donation directly to the GVS bank account (sort code: 80-46-91, account number: 01066020). #veganinformation#veganinformationstall#veganeducation#veganadvocacy#gvsontour#GVS#veganscotland#govegan#goveganscotland#stopthedemandendtheviolence
Unsurprisingly the funders of the Osteoporosis Society include dairy companies. The links between the dairy industry and so-called research reports advocating the consumption of dairy for bone health are rife. In fact, independent research shows that dairy is a poor source of calcium, due to poor absorption, and Osteoporosis is most prevalent in countries with the highest dairy consumption. Despite the fact that the Osteoporosis Society says on its website that there's no link between a plant-based diet and poor bones, this week they've been behind a number of articles and TV news segments pushing the idea that not consuming a cow's milk causes Osteoporosis. Very irresponsible, very disingenuous, and these connections with dairy suggest corrupt. Don't buy the myth. #govegan#goveganscotland#stopthedemandendtheviolence#vegansofinstagram#veganscotland#veganinformation#veganeducation#veganadvocacy#ditchdairy Thanks Simon Holding for the link.
Dates are a good source of various vitamins and minerals, energy, sugar, and fiber. It also contains calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and zinc.
1. Lowers cholesterol: Did you know that dates are free from cholesterol, and contain very little fat?
2. Protein rich: Dates are a strong source for proteins that help us in staying fit, and even keep our muscles strong.
3. Rich in vitamins: Dates contain vitamins such as B1, B2, B3 and B5, as well as A1 and C.
4. Improves bone health: Dates are rich in selenium, manganese, copper, and magnesium.
5. Strengthens the nervous system: Date are loaded with potassium, and yet contain little sodium.
6. Rich in iron: Apart from the fluorine that keeps your teeth healthy, dates also contain iron.
7. Promotes digestion.
8. Improves skin: The vitamins C and Dworks on your skin's elasticity, and also keeps your skin smooth.