In this episode I talk to Tina about her brand new book ‘Vivi the Supervegan’. We also chat about her vegan journey, what prompted her to go vegan, and what the new term ‘glegan’ means! If you are enjoying the show and content on this […]
In this episode I talk to Laura from Primary Veducation in the UK. Laura is the UK’s first Teaching and Learning Consultant for Vegan-Inclusive Primary Schools and has had some massive wins for the vegan community in the UK. She gives me some great advice […]
Going vegan is one of the best things to do for the planet. Mother Earth is in crisis, and we all need to do as much as possible to reverse the damage.
I recently read a report from the United Nations that stated the meat and dairy industry uses 83% of farmland, accounts for 58% of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions but only 18% of food calories. The report also noted that around one million species are at risk of extinction, with much of the blame put on animal agriculture, saying that the meat industry has a “particularly heavy impact”.
Our society’s demand for meat and animal products has resulted in animal agriculture decimating rainforests and arable land, massive pollution, ocean dead zones, species extinction due to habitat destruction and much more.
The average Australian uses 500 litres of water a day. To make one kilo of beef, a farmer needs to use 14,000 litres of water. That’s a lot of our most precious resource for just one meal. To put it into perspective, protein rich vegetables need about 300 litres per kilo.
I especially love discovering new ways to reduce our plastic waste. According to Ocean Conservancy, “every year, 8 million metric tons of plastics enter our ocean on top of the estimated 150 million metric tons that currently circulate our marine environments. ” Here is a list of 50 simple ways to go green at home, and number 20 on the list is to ditch your plastic toothbrush.
Did you know that each year over 30 million toothbrushes go into landfill? We’re told to replace our toothbrush every 3 months, and with over 20 million people in Australia that’s a LOT of plastic waste.
One simple way to reduce your impact is to switch to a bamboo brush. We recently tried Bare Brush, an Australian company passionate about the planet, sustainability and sparkly clean teeth!
Their Bare Bio Toothbrush is created from 100% biodegradable, sustainably sourced bamboo in Asia. We ordered ours online and they arrived in recycled and compostable packaging.
One of the things I loved, after the excitement of unwrapping the cute little parcels, was that each brush is colour coded. Often bamboo toothbrushes are one colour so easily get mixed up. Bare Brush come in a range of vibrant colours so we can always tell between them.
I recently went to a talk about low-tox living, and was horrified to hear of the amount of chemicals in regular toothpastes, and also the plastics and BPAs used in bristles and tooth floss. (Quick tip – avoid those micro-bead toothpastes like the plague!)
Bare Brush have BPA-free nylon and bamboo infused bristles, which are naturally anti-bacterial and anti-microbial. They are also soon releasing their own natural toothpaste.
Have you ever heard the saying ‘Always trust a junk-food vegan? They’re in it for the animals.’ True story – and luckily there’s a LOT of vegan fast food out there, and all the big players have upped their game when it comes to providing […]
In this episode I talk about our first school dilemma (before our boys had even enrolled!) You can subscribe to the show on iTunes so you never miss another episode. You can also subscribe to our newsletter below to receive our monthly updates. If you […]
In this episode we speak with Amber from Newtown Nutrition to discuss the recent headlines in the news about a malnourished vegan toddler.
Amber is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian based in Newtown, Sydney, who offers personalised face to face and Skype consults to people of all ages both within and outside Australia.
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The Cube of Truth is a form of street activism, born right here in Australia in 2016 with thousands of events now taking place globally each year. It consists of a group of activists holding TV screens or tablets, showing standard practices in the meat, […]
This vegan prawn crackers recipe has shown me once again that there is literally nothing that cannot be eaten on a plant-based diet. I was always a fan of the crispy snack brought out at the start of Chinese meals, but have since discovered it’s more the texture of the snack rather than the flavour I loved the most. Do the originals even taste of prawn anyway? Who knows, but the beauty of these vegan prawn crackers is that you can add any flavour you like, making them perfect for any style of meal.
If you were wondering why cutting prawns out of your diet was a great idea, you can read this article from Animals Australia on what really goes on in the prawn industry. Prawns themselves are treated horrendously, while the fishing practices used are decimating our oceans and killing millions of ‘collateral creatures’ such as turtles, octopus, sea horses and more each year. You may have heard the statistic already, but it’s frightening to know that if we continue on our current trajectory, scientists predict a collapse of our oceans by 2050.
The simplest way to reverse this future is to stop eating seafood. You can also sign this petition to stop prawn cruelty. But seeing as you’re here on my website I’ll assume you’ve already converted to a plant-based lifestyle and move quickly along to the super simple recipe…..
Vegan Prawn Crackers
We had some rice paper sheets left over from making Vietnamese rolls one night, so hubby threw some in a frying pan and voila – giant prawn crackers ready to go! It really is that simple – here it is step by step
Ingredients Rice paper Oil Salt/pepper/herbs to season
Method 1. Pour about half a centimetre of oil into a frying pan and heat until very hot. 2. When the oil is at temperature, carefully drop the rice paper in and leave for 5-10 seconds. You will see it crisp up straight away. When ready, carefully take the cracker out of the oil and place on kitchen towel. 3. Season with herbs/spices of choice. We used sea salt and pepper for a quick snack, other spices you could use would be paprika, garlic flakes, dukkha spice, Japanse sesame seeds – the options are endless.
Tips For best results season straight out of the pan while hot, this way the spices will stick evenly and not fall off. We used the large rice paper circles and made giant crackers, but you could cut the paper up beforehand to make smaller bite-size pieces.
If you love Chinese food and are in Sydney, don’t miss Mother Chu’s Vegetarian Restaurant in Pitt Street, one of our favourite vegan restaurants in Sydney.
We just came back from a 3 month trip to Tasmania, where we had the chance to taste some incredible vegan wine. Australia has some of the best wines in the world, but unfortunately many vineyards choose to use animal products in the manufacturing process, […]