Showing posts from March, 2018

The Eco Vegan Girl Interview

Eco-Vegan Girl is an internet warrior for the vegan community. She uses social media and her blog to educate and inform others and shares her experience of her vegan journey. I spoke to Eco-Vegan Girl about how she became vegan and what is the most rewarding aspect of being a member of the vegan community.

How did you start your vegan journey and what was the process like for you?
It started early in life. When I was a child, I felt the urgency to help the planet when I heard "There was a hole in the atmosphere" and I couldn't understand how that was possible.Growing up, I didn't have a "vegan role model" or had even heard about veganism at all but when I fell pregnant, I had the urgency to do something for the planet my child will inherit someday so I did my research.
I started with the basics of ecology: reduce, reuse, recycle. Then I kept digging until I found out about animal agriculture and the impact on the planet. All of this is on the PETA site and I r…

Part Two Interview with Vegan World Record Breaker Fiona Oakes

Part Two of my interview with Fiona Oakes features her thoughts on plant-based farming, vegan festivals, and her advice on becoming vegan!

 What are some of your favourite vegan food?

I am not a big 'foodie' as with 450 mouths to feed at the Sanctuary, mine is the last one I really ever consider.  I always feel very blessed and lucky to live in a country where food is plentiful so, beyond having enough to fuel my active lifestyle, that is enough for me.  
If I were pressed though, I love home-made soup, raspberries, any sort of dates, marzipan and pine nuts and, of course, cake.  The Vegan Cakery made me the most marvellous one for my birthday once and, at that point, I considered myself addicted!!

How do you think vegans and farmers should work together towards plant-based farming?

I think vegans and farmers can learn a lot from each other if they take the time to interact and rather than put up barriers, work towards breaking them down.  For a lot of livestock farms, you are tal…

Part One Interview with Vegan World Record Breaker Fiona Oakes

There are some people who are so inspiring they blow your mind. One of these people is Fiona Oakes, who at the age of six-years-old decided to become vegan. She is the fastest woman to run a marathon on all seven continents and holds three marathon world records. 

If that isn't impressive enough, she also runs the Tower Hill Sanctuary which rescues domestic and ex-farm animals. I spoke to Fiona about her marathon experiences and how this positively influences her activism.

When you became vegan was it challenging for your family to accept?

Yes, especially because it was a totally self-inspired decision, I was so young and didn’t really know what a vegan was!  All I knew is that I didn't want to be party to any industry, process or practice which harmed animals.  At age 3 years old, I was sufficiently aware that meat was the flesh of an animal so it was very simple and easy for me to reject that. 
It is only when I became a little older that I started to ask questions of other pro…

3 Female Vegan Activists to Follow on International Women's Day

Tomorrow is International Women's Day and what better way to celebrate by highlighting the amazing work of three top female vegan activists. I know there are so many wonderful, beautiful vegan activists out there, and if you have any you want to share please comment and let everyone know of their amazing work!
Aph Ko- Founder of Black Vegans Rock
Aph Ko was the first to compile the list, 100 Black Vegans and has devoted her time to creating a platform for black vegans. She is the co-author of Aphro-ism: Essays on Pop Culture, Feminism, and Black Veganism from Two Sistersand a consultant for the film 'The Invisible Vegan.' 
You can find out more about Aph and Black Vegans Rock below:

Vegan Nigerian
Tomi Makanjuola runs the blog, Vegan Nigerian, where she shares delicious Nigeria vegan dishes and creates her own to empower and inspire others to experiment with their cooking. She uses her love of food and culture to sho…

Super Easy Chickpea Tikka Masala Recipe

Hello Sweeties! 
Many of us either don't have the time to cook from scratch or are simply exhausted at the end of the day, so here is super simple vegan tikka masala curry recipe which has only four ingredients!!  
I almost couldn't believe how easy it was to make and with so few ingredients, I debated the quality of the taste but as it turns out, you don't need lots of spices and herbs to make a mean curry. Let's get started!
 1 tablespoon of oil1 white onion1 tin of chickpeas (or any protein alternative you fancy)1 tin of coconut milkTikka masala spices (you can usually find these already prepared) Pinch of salt Method

Boil some water for the rice, roughly 10 mins and when it starts to bubble, add the rice. Chop the onion and add to the oil, let that sizzle until it starts to turn golden brown. Add the spices, salt, and mix. Then throw in the chickpeas and coconut milk. Stir and simmer for 5-10 mins until the sauce becomes thick. 
Drain the rice, stir the curry…