Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Vegan MoFo III (2009 Edition)

Vegan MoFo III (2009 Edition)

So there you were thinking that you had to wait until Animal Aid's Vegan Month kicked off on November 1st at TheWorld Vegan Day celebrations in London

you have 5 seconds.....URGHH  Urrrrrrrrrgh WRONG!

In theUSA, never comfortable about sitting back and letting the Brits get all the limelight they've launched into Vegan MoFo for October a nice little warm up act for World Vegan Day. Look out cruel world as vegan bloggers unite in hedonistic appreciation of Vegan cupcakes, chocolate and pies.

Complete Book of Vegan Cooking Cookbook

The Complete Book of Vegan Cooking: Everything You Need to Know About Going Vegan, from Choosing Ingredients to Advice on Health and Nutrition: Tony & Yvonne Bishop-Weston

OK finally after lots of problems with distributors we are cooking with bio gas for the latest cookbook. A good Christmas present for your non vegan friends as it's a kind of vegan cooking for dummies.

A really good starting point for veganic explorers, flexitarians and 5 a day enthusiasts but theres still a few nuggets for long term hard core vegans who are looking for new ideas.

Lots of pictures, at least one for every recipe - it's a great reference book.

back on Amazon and cooking!

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Vegetarian Shoes, Vegan Shoes, Vegetarian Boots, Vegetarian Handbags and the finest Ethical Fashion at US

TRAIDremade Boutique is a unique and exciting new collaboration between and the charity TRAID. The exclusive collection will feature bespoke, limited edition pieces inspired by the latest high-fashion trends fresh off the catwalk. Brand new lines will be introduced every few weeks, only available to customers. The concept replicates the fast-fashion culture adopted by high street stores except this project is 100% sustainable.

This collaboration is's stylish contribution to DEFRA's Sustainable Clothing Action Plan launched in February this year by DEFRA Minister Lord Hunt, and supported by companies such as Oxfam and Marks & Spencer, that aims to lower the impact and levels of waste clothing in the UK. The clothing and textiles sector in the UK alone produces around 3.1 million tonnes of CO2, 2 million tonnes of waste and 70 million tonnes of waste water per year - with 1.5 million tonnes of unwanted clothing ultimately ending up in landfill.

Most designs are available in UK 8-16 and prices start from an extremely affordable £20. Never before has supporting the environment been so stylish and fashion-forward.

*TRAID stands for Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development. By raising money through their high street stores the charity aims to protect the environment and reduce world poverty. By utilising donated clothes and fabrics and making the pieces in Brighton, TRAIDremade (TRAID’s own recycling fashion label) are also able to minimise their carbon footprint. The TRAIDremade Boutique will offer a higher-end fashion collection more responsive to the catwalk trends than TRAID’s own street-inspired collection.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Croydon Council Lags Behind in the UK Meat Free Day Race

Croydon Lags Behind in the UK Meat Free Day Race

It seems Liverpool, Lancaster, Leeds, Brighton, Bristol and Nottingham are all well on the way towards a 5 a Day Day Meat Free Day according to vegetarian and vegan campaigners

"A more concerted effort is needed to convince councillors and NHS Croydon of the value of what is staring themselves in the face" said a member of Croydon Vegetarians today

"5 A Day Days are a simple, inexpensive, sustainable, healthy first step" he said.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

999 Emergency In London's Unhealthiest Borough

The Meat Free Day in Croydon Campaign

09/09/09 = 999 = Emergency! A great day to launch a campaign to save the health of London's unhealthiest borough, Croydon!


The 9th September 2009 (999) seemed the perfect date to launch a campaign by a consortium of different groups and companies to tackle Croydon’s emergency health situation.

Croydon’s Health Problems

Croydon’s dire health situation mirrors the plight of the planet. If something isn’t done soon the future looks bleak. Rising childhood obesity in Croydon is now approaching the thousands and Croydon topped recent league tables winning the title ‘Unhealthiest borough in London’

Meat Free Monday Solution

London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says one solution is to promote having a meat less day once a week, a Meat Free Monday as Vegetarian Paul McCartney and celebrity pals urged, or a Flesh Free Friday as the church used to advocate. “It’s not more meat that we need to improve Croydon’s health, it’s more fruit and vegetables that we need in our diets. Very few people in the UK manage to reach the NHS target of 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day and the actual optimal target is even higher (5 portions of veg and 3 of fruit)” says the nutritionist.

Health & Sustainability Campaign Coalition to Target Croydon

Having won the title of unhealthiest borough in London Croydon is now a prime target for a number of different environmental, health and animal welfare organisations.

* Croydon Friends of the Earth plan to launch a Food Chain Campaign about animal feed
* Animal Aid have launched
* The Vegetarian Society are launching a healthy eating project
* The Vegan Society has launched two catering guides one for restaurants and one for hospitals and care homes. They also have a CD Rom for schools.
* Foods for Life Nutrition and Health Consultancy in Croydon is targeting parent groups, offices and restaurants with their CHOP Healthy Business Awards
* Passion for the Planet Digital Radio Station is launching a ‘Munch Less Meat’ campaign
* Viva! have launched Fruity Fundays – Choose Your Veggie Days

Croydon based Young Indian Vegetarians, SEAR, Yaoh, Croydon Vegetarians, Oasis Natural Health, Foods for Life, Off the Hoof magazine, Veggievision , Plamil, Redwoods, Beanies and Lush are all working on a health and sustainability family fun day at Fairfield Halls on November 1st that will encourage people to eat less meat.

See and for more information.

International Flavours of Vegan Food

 Verdant Reports from Bill - Bill gets everywhere
Verdant Reports

'No-Kill Bill' the Peripatetic Vegan travels around the world so you don't have to - although of course like me you may want to even more once you listen to his reports of his delicious adventures.

Thwarted by the authorities for his report on The Big Green Gathering he makes up for lost time with reports from Singapore, Thailand and Cambodia.

This is like a Vegan BBC World Service - awesome - Radio 4 will soon be overshadowed by this mysterious caped crusader, the Clark Kent of the digital airwaves.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Food, Drink, Vegetarian, Green Products & Services

Book a stall - Croydon Eco Veggie Fayre - The UK's Best Veggie Fayre's - the biggest vegan veggie eco friendly family day out in the UK

Manufaturer of vegetarian foods? Producerof Green Goods? Provider of health and ethical services? fair trade? Environment? Targetting LOHAS / 'Green', ethical and conscious consumers? Vegetarian ? Vegan?

Book now for Croydon Eco Veggie Fayre and the Big Birthday Sunday Lunch.

Spaces are filling up fast so don't leave it much longer or you'll miss the promotional benefits of being involved in the first wave of marketting.

World Vegan Day - Vegan News

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Vegetarian Magazine - Free !

Off The Hoof magazine - Going Veggie for a Greener Planet

Publishing these days is a hard business. You give thousands of copies to WH Smith and there's no telling where they end up, you give hundreds away to health stores and by the time they make it out of the stock room onto the shelf the magazine is out of date. The whole point of a magazine is that you want it read by millions of people but with millions of people sitting in front of computers all day maybe it's better to go with the flow and just post it online so that the whole world can read it........

Anyway here it is off the hoof vegetarian vegan sustainable environment friendly fair trade ethical magazine free.. yes I said FREE!

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Law Professor says ' Vegan is so Gay '

What Vegans Can Learn from the Gay Rights Movement's Successes

Professor of Law at Cornell Law school, Sherry Colb argues that being vegan is so gay and that vegans should learn from the Gay rights movement. She points out that veganism is a life choice, you may be born vegan but it is possible (albeit probably unhappily) decide to live a non-vegan life in a similar way to celibate homosexuals in the Christian church or straight acting homosexual prominant polititians.

"Like a gay man or a lesbian, a vegan can choose from a variety of ways of being a vegan. Some stay in the closet. One woman I know, for example, purchases only vegan foods for her home, but when she is out and about, she either eats what others are eating or claims that she is not hungry, so that people will not know her true identity. She explains that once she knows someone well, she will confide in him or her that she is a vegan.

This "closeted" approach mirrors the way in which many gay men and lesbians once conducted their lives. Rather than have people judge them or hurt them more tangibly, they selected carefully the people who would know their true selves. Though such a decision was understandable, for gay people, it seemed only to entrench the false and destructive notion on the part of many that – as Justice Powell put it once – "I don't think I've ever met a homosexual."

Other ethical vegans are "out" in the sense of letting people know that they are vegans, but otherwise attempt to play down the differences between their own and non-vegans' consumption choices. These vegans resemble gay men and lesbians who "cover" (by not acting too "gay" in mixed company), to use a word the subtle meaning of which has been explained and developed beautifully by Kenji Yoshino."

World Vegan Day - Vegan News