Also suggested by Francine Horne
These sorbets are cool and refreshing. Sometimes on sale and can be found in most supermarkets and so many flavours to choose from.
Vegan Card is an Australia-wide discount card that is owned and run by one of our own, Tracey Lofthouse. It started in 2012 with the aim of helping vegans find small vegan-friendly businesses and get access to products more easily, and help vegan and ethical businesses grow and survive against the ‘big guys’. It wrapped up in 2015, and Tracey started it up again in 2016 with the same objectives. Vegan Card has close to 45 businesses all over Australia offering discounts from 5-25% on thousands of goods and services (you can find almost anything you need), and is adding to them all the time. There are plans afoot to expand overseas.
You may remember seeing the official re-launch at the Living Green Festival in 2016. Well, the Vegan Card has been back for almost a year already and the new financial year’s Card will be available for purchase very soon! Or you can buy one now for the remainder of 16/17 at a greatly-reduced price. The Card is available all-year around, so you can buy one anytime. The price decreases every month.
In Canberra you can use your Card at The Cruelty Free Shop, As Nature Intended and Dickson Health Foods, but Tracey is in discussions with several more businesses. There are currently 25 online businesses that can deliver to pretty much anyone in Australia, and local businesses in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and various other towns and cities so you can use your Card when you travel. Like the Facebook page and keep your eye out for announcements as new businesses are added.
If you like supporting small and vegan businesses with the added bonus of getting discounts, check out the Facebook page and Website to see where you can use the Card, and how to obtain one.
If you are a vegan running your own business or know of a vegan business-owner who might be interested, please drop a line to email@example.com, or message Tracey via the Facebook page.
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.
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, for example in mashed and fried potatoes, atop of “scrambled” tofu, or as a topping for popcorn.
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”
Where do you get it?
Unfortunately Nutritional Yeast isn’t often available in mainstream supermarkets such as Woolworths or Coles.
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?
- Learn more about Ella and Tusk Books at www.tuskbooks.com.
- Book review: http://www.kids-bookreview.com/2016/11/review-ella.html
- News articles: http://tuskbooks.com/media/
How do I buy it?
- You can buy ‘Ella’ online: http://tuskbooks.com/shop-new/
- Or from the bookshops listed here: http://tuskbooks.com/stockists/
Spread the word!
Please ‘like’ the Tusk Books Facebook page and share it with your friends!
Hey everyone, check out our Red Bubble store for your gift 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
Howdy 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!
Remember to show your Vegan ACT membership card for a discount at Go Vita Woden, The Cruelty-Free Shop and these Canberra businesses: https://veganact.org.au/discounts/
Get your Vegan ACT membership here: https://veganact.org.au/shop/
Oh my gawd!!! Best pies ever at “the baker” in Sutton. 15 minutes north of Canberra, and so worth the trip.
This week, Let’s Be Natural is recommending these delicious vegan microwave meals. Love a quick meal, and this one looks amazing! Let’s Be Natural in Mawson has a huge array of vegan goodies to check out.
Vegan cookbook update! @ dymocks belconnen, our staff will happily direct you to them!
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 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.
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
Big W Gungahlin. Not something I had come across before.
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
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.
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
Check out this website to see their other Vegan goodies!