Nutritional Yeast

What is it?

Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast, often a strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which is sold commercially as a food product. It is sold in the form of flakes or as a yellow powder and can be found in the bulk aisle of most natural food stores. It is popular with vegans and vegetarians and may be used as an ingredient in recipes or as a condiment.[1]

It is a significant source of some B-complex vitamins, and contains trace amounts of several other vitamins and minerals. Sometimes nutritional yeast is fortified with vitamin B12.

Nutritional yeast has a strong flavor that is described as nutty, cheesy, or creamy, which makes it popular as an ingredient in cheese substitutes. It is often used by vegans in place of cheese,[2] for example in mashed and fried potatoes, atop of “scrambled” tofu, or as a topping for popcorn.[3]

In Australia, it is sometimes sold as “savoury yeast flakes”. In New Zealand, it has long been known as Brufax. In the United States it is sometimes referred to as “hippie dust”, “nooch” or “yeshi”, an Ethiopian[clarification needed]name meaning “for a thousand”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutritional_yeast

Where do you get it?

In Canberra

You can buy it at almost any health food or vegan store. Such as the Cruelty-Free Shop, Braddon.

Unfortunately Nutritional Yeast isn’t often available in mainstream supermarkets such as Woolworths or Coles.

Online

iHerb

The Source Healthfoods

(Source: Facebook)

‘Ella’ (Picture Book) by local Vegan author, Nicole Godwin

A word from Tusk Books

We create children’s picture books that give a voice to those that yelp, roar, swing, moo, oink and trumpet.  Our first book, titled ‘Ella’ was launched on 28 August 2016 at the National Library of Australia as part of the Canberra Writer Festival. [Click here to find out more about the launch and watch the video!]  You can help teach kids about compassion and conservation through the captivating picture book featuring Ella the baby elephant who was taken from her mum and works the streets in the tourist industry.

Where can I find out more?

How do I buy it?

Spread the word!

Please ‘like’ the Tusk Books Facebook page and share it with your friends!

Christmas Gifts to support A Place of Peace Farm Animal Sanctuary

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Original post by Billie Dean

Hey everyone, check out our Red Bubble store for your Christmas and other giving .. supporting the animals of A Place of Peace Farm Animal Sanctuary!!!! Thank you.. Tamsin has been hard at work making some very cool stuff which help spread the word of a better ,kinder, vegan world !!

Welcome to the Deep Peace Trust’s RedBubble!

Proceeds from sales go to a Place of Peace Animal Sanctuary.

A Place of Peace is one of Australia’s largest farm animal sanctuaries, with more than 400 happy residents now enjoying a forever home. For more information go to our website and like the Deep Peace Trust Facebook Page.

Feel free to post a photo of you with your product to our Facebook page!

Blessings and deep peace to you,
Bille, Andrew, Tamsin, and all the animals of a Place of Peace

http://www.redbubble.com/people/Deeppeacetrust

30 Days of Spiritual Wildness (All proceeds to A Place of Peace Sanctuary)

30 Days of Spiritudal WildnessHowdy folks! Are you interested in a global challenge? We at the Deep Peace Trust have created the 30 Days of Spiritual Wildness as a fundraiser for our sanctuary, A Place of Peace! It’s online, and will help you get a deeper connection with animals and nature, learn a toolkit’s worth of good stuff to help you lift your frequency, and get up close and personal with the real you — plus much more. It 100% vegan, only eleven minutes per day, and all proceeds go to the care of the animals at A Place of Peace. Click to find out more, and if the 30-day challenge is not for you, but you’d like to help the animals anyway, please consider clicking the Donate button on our website. Thanks!

http://www.deeppeacetrust.com/30daysspiritualwildness/

Field Roast Available @ Go Vita, Woden & The Cruelty-Free Shop, Braddon

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Original Post by Haz Kaka

Pictured above is the Celebration Roast available at Go Vita, Woden and The Cruelty-Free Shop, more info about it over here http://fieldroast.com/product/celebration-roast/

Remember to show your Vegan ACT membership card for a discount at Go Vita Woden, The Cruelty-Free Shop and these Canberra businesses: http://veganact.org.au/discounts/

Get your Vegan ACT membership here: http://veganact.org.au/shop/

Trial of full range of Treat Dreams bars and bon bons @ Artisan Delicatessen, Belconnen

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Original Post by Treat Dreams

for those who didn’t get a chance to come in or who did and already need to re-stock, Treat Dreams is now being trialled at Artisan Delicatessen in Westfield, Belconnen.

They’re a trial at this point and I’d love to see them get interest from our community to confirm that stocking vegan items is a drawcard! Please swing by if you’re nearby and tell them you came for the Treat Dreams 😉

In stock are the full range of bars and bon bons. As the bon bons have a shelf life of 2-3 weeks, get in quick for those!

See you all again soon! x

https://www.facebook.com/artisandelibelconnen/

Living With Monsters (Picture Book) by Local Artist, Patrick Duthie – $25

Living With Monsters (Picture Book)
Living With Monsters (Picture Book)
$25.00

This beautiful and touching 28 page full colour picture book (aimed at children aged 6 to 12) was launched at the Living Green Festival 2014 by local artist and writer, Patrick Duthie. He talked about the process of creation of the book and wowed the crowd as he flipped through his stunning artwork.

Back cover:  ‘A terrifically incredible event changes the lives of these chickens for good. Follow them as they learn and explore their new life.’

You can also like Patrick Duthie’s Art on facebook here.

Australian Vegans Journal No.1 (Magazine) – $10

Australian Vegans Journal No.1 (Magazine)
Australian Vegans Journal No.1 (Magazine)
$10.00

Australian Vegans is a one-of-a-kind publication. How is it different to other vegan magazines and journals? It’s about ideas. Leadership. How we can collaborate to accelerate the progress of veganism in Australia. The ways we can be more effective, smarter and more strategic, in order to reach the hearts and minds of people. It absolutely aims to disrupt all animal agriculture industries by giving vegans the tools they need to get the job done. It’s the thinking vegan’s journal. It’s the pioneering vegan’s journal. Australian Vegans is also about support. Supporting vegan activists with tips and information about how to sustain long-term activism. Because we need you to stay in the game for the long haul, we want to give you the tools you need to thrive and achieve the result you dream of: a vegan world. We also know vegans like to eat all the things. The vegan things! So, there are also pages with recipes, restaurant reviews, travel reviews and other stuff that makes life pleasurable and fun. Contributors have been carefully hand-picked across Australia for their knowledge and expertise about the vegan lifestyle. We then partnered with a cool, young vegan designer who has created something that we are truly proud to present to you. Together we have created a journal that informs, inspires and supports vegans and those looking into adopting veganism.

Website:  http://www.australianvegans.com.au/


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All Massel Stock Powder is Vegan! (Vegetable, Beef and Chicken Flavour)

All Massel Stock Powder is Vegan

Contributed by Laila

Click here to read other Vegan’s thoughts from the Vegan ACT facebook group.

From Massel:  Massel stock powders are gluten-free, vegan, and suitable for people with Coeliac Disease. They come in three delicious flavours, a classic vegetable blend, a vegan chicken style stock and a vegan beef style stock.

To find out more go to:  http://www.massel.com.au/products/stock/powder/

Available at all supermarkets

Book Review of Being Vegan by Joanne Stepaniak

Being Vegan by Joanne Stepaniak
Review by Francine Horne

I bought this book from one of our Animal Liberation jumble sales and after reading it I can’t believe someone gave it away!

Joanne answers questions throughout on vegan philosophy, relationships with family and friends, ethical practice, vegan practice and food.

It is so informative and has answered many questions I had although I have been vegan for 5 1/2 years.

It’s definitely a book I will keep referring to.

Find out more here:  http://www.vegsource.com/jo/bv.htm

Although this book is out of print you can still order it from various sources.  Here is a list of new and used copies:  https://booko.com.au/9780737303230/Being-Vegan

Pashmak (Persian Fairy Floss) @ Deli Cravings, Belconnen Markets

Pariya Pashmak (Persian Fairy Floss)

Original post by Michelle

Found a couple of things at the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets when I dared to venture beyond the treasure trove that is As Nature Intended.  At Deli Cravings there were two types of Persian Fairy Floss, Pistachio and Vanilla (not rosewater unfortunately it looked to contain carmine = aka cochineal and E120).

Tip:  Do not eat the fairy floss in clothing you care about.

Pariya:  Pashmak is a traditional handspun Persian sweet that’s similar to fairy floss.  Expert confectioners hand spin each batch of delicately sweet Pashmak into a fine weave of strands that simply melt in your mouth.

http://www.pariya.com

Arlingtons Rice and Tapioca Puddings @ Tom’s Superfruits, Belconnen Markets

Arlingtons Black Rice Pudding

Original post by Michelle

At Tom’s Superfruits Superstore there was this black rice pudding which I am now obsessing over.

Tip:  Warm the rice pudding up and do some rain-watching.

From Arlingtons: Arlingtons Tapioca and Black Rice puddings are simply delicious. A fresh modern twist on old fashioned puddings, just like Grandma Lil used to make. Made fresh with real fruit and coconut, the puddings are gluten free, dairy free, vegan friendly, and made from real ingredients. The fruit flavours are 97% fat free too! Served in a lunchbox friendly tub, they can be served cold as a refreshing treat, or gently warmed as a winter indulgence.

The other flavours in the range have also been spotted at Tom’s Superfruits:  • Coconut Tapioca • Mango Tapioca • Raspberry Tapioca • Passionfruit Tapioca • Banana Tapioca

Arlingtons Puddings

Check out this website to see their other Vegan goodies!

But You Kill Ants (Book) by John Waddell – $17

But You Kill Ants (Book)
But You Kill Ants (Book)
Latest edition. Coffee and crockery not included :).
$17.00

Blurb:  “If you are vegetarian, vegan, an animal rights supporter or considering making the change, this book gives you concise and simple answers to 100 questions and objections you can expect to encounter.”  Click here for a sneak peek.

When asked how the book came to be, John Waddell said, “I saw a need for it. I was finding there were so many varied questions being asked about veganism and the vegan lifestyle. Sometimes I just didn’t know the answer and other times, about half an hour after the person had left I’d say to myself, “I wish I had said such and such”. I thought to myself: “Why doesn’t somebody write a book giving as many answers as possible to veganism in one hit?” The answer arrived immediately. That ‘somebody’ should be me. If I feel I need it, maybe others feel the same way too.” Click here to read the full interview.


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