Vegan Day Out in Canberra – Saturday & Sunday, 2 & 3 September 2017

Vegan Day Out in Canberra!

Saturday, 2 September 2017 9:00 am

@ The Cruelty Free Shop

Creator: The Cruelty Free Shop

It’s that time again for cheap eats, freebies, and sales!

On Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 September, local cafes and businesses in Braddon will be slashing prices, giving away samples and putting special vegan products on the menu.

We’re talking meal deals, two for ones, free coffees, food samplings, discounted vegan groceries, wine tastings and so much more.

Join us for a weekend-long celebration of everything vegan!

Here’s how it works:
We will be creating a map of all the participating businesses. Come and collect your map & vouchers from the Cruelty Free Shop. Then enjoy spending the weekend walking around redeeming the vouchers. It’s a great time to treat yourself and showcase delicious vegan foods and products to friends and family.

At the Cruelty Free Shop, we’ll have storewide discounts on hundreds of items and special offers plus free food tastings all weekend long.

Please note: as hundreds of products in store will be discounted already, no further discounts will be available over the weekend (e.g. Vegan Card, loyalty points, etc.).

If you’ve been before, you’ll know why we’re so excited! More than 5,000 people attended the Vegan Day Out in Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne in April this year.

Make sure to invite your friends to this event page! Let’s make this bigger and better than ever!

The Cruelty Free Shop, 3/24 Mort Street, Braddon
Sat 2 Sept 9am-6pm
Sun 3 Sept 10am-5pm

*You need the vouchers to redeem the offers, so be sure to collect it from The Cruelty Free Shop*

To find out about the first Vegan Day Out in Canberra, click here!

That’s So Vegan Korean Banquet @ Lazy Su – Monday, 4 September 2017

That’s So Vegan – Korean Vegan Banquet

Monday, 4 September 2017 5:00 pm

@ Lazy Su

Creator: Lazy Su

Korean “Han Jung Sik” Vegan Banquet
Monday 4 September
$39 per person

Book here –

No need to order, sit down and let our chefs fill your table with a great assortment of Korean vegan banquet dishes for only $39.

$5 from each Banquet will be donated to the Little Oak Sanctuary

The best $39 you have ever spent!

Han Jung Sik
is a full-course Korean meal with an array of savoury side dishes. The most lavish of hanjeongsik originated with the banquets served in the royal palaces or the homes of aristocrats

Latest Poultry Place Newsletter – July 2017

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Kushari – a traditional Egyptian dish (Recipe simplified by Francine)

Recipe by Francine Horne

I found this recipe years ago in a magazine. It is cheap and easy to make. I have simplified it even more.

Serves: 6


1 can brown lentils
1 cup uncooked Basmati rice
1 cup uncooked macaroni
2 onions, thinly sliced
2 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic (or 4 teas minced garlic)
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 can chickpeas
1/2 teas (or more!) teas chilli flakes
Salt and black pepper to taste

Crispy Onion Garnish
2 onions, finely sliced
Oil for deep frying


  • Boil and cook rice and macaroni separately.
  • Meanwhile heat oil in large frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add onion and garlic. Cook and stir until onion is lightly browned.
  • Pour in the tomatoes and season with chilli flakes.
  • Simmer for 10 mins, add a little water if necessary.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • For an addional crispy layer of onions, heat 2 tbspns oil in a large frying pan and fry sliced onions until a deep golden brown, stirring frequently.
  • Remove with slotted spoon and place on paper towels.
  • Mix the cooked rice and the lentils.
  • You can put it in layers like the Egyptians do, or just mix it all together.  The egyptian way is to start with a bottom layer of mixed rice and lentils. A second layer of macaroni followed by a layer of sauce mix and a top layer of chickpeas. Add the fried onions on top to garnish.

Vegan ACT Movie Night: Carnage – Friday, 15 September 2017

Vegan movie night!

Friday, 15 September 2017 7:30 pm

@ Griffith neighbourhood centre, 55 Stuart St, Griffith ACT 2603, Australia

Creator: Vegan ACT

Have you heard of the recent comedy film “Carnage”? The mockumentary is set in 2067, when veganism is so assumed in modern diets that there isn’t even a word for it. Instead, the illegal practice of eating “other animals” or their by-products is called “carnism”: a barbaric and incomprehensible symptom of an uncivilised society.

Sounds pretty good!  So, come hang out and bring your friends and family to have some laughs, yummy food and throw back a couple of cold ones! This event is BYO and 18+ (people under the age of 18 must be supervised by parents/guardians).

Hope to see you there!

Check out the movie trailer here: