The January Edition of The Vegan View

Happy New Year, Travellers! In the January edition of The Vegan View, there’s a stack of vegan news from documentaries, to fundraisers and, of course, Veganuary news. Let’s get stuck in, shall, we?

American actress Kristin Bauer signs up for Veganuary 2023

Every year, Veganuary runs for the full month of January. As the name suggests, it’s an initiative that inspires people to try vegan for January and encourages them to keep going throughout the rest of the year. More than 620,000 took the Veganuary pledge in 2022 and those numbers are set to grow.

This year, Veganuary has launched a podcast talking about topics like the basics of eating vegan, and is already reporting about restaurants launching their own Veganuary inspired menus. Even American film and TV actress Kristin Bauer has made the pledge to go vegan for the month of January.

There is a wealth of knowledge on the Veganuary website from how to get started, how to navigate restaurants and recipes for all meals. If you want to learn more or join the vegan fun, head to the Veganuary website.

Come to the All-Vegan High Tea for Lamb Care Australia on February 11

Enjoy a quirky yet fabulous summer weekend while Lamb Care Australia raises much needed funds that will help them care for lambs throughout 2023.

The all-vegan high tea is happening on Saturday 11 February from 1pm to 4pm at Edinburgh Gardens Community Room in Fitzroy North. Dress up in your quirkiest high tea outfit and get your photo taken, too.

Entry tickets are now available so you can book your spot now.

There will be an added bonus to ticket holders, Philip Wollen OAM will be the guest of honour and he will be speaking before he draws the lucky winners of the raffle.

Here are the price categories:

General admission for 1 $20

General admission for 2 $30

*Prices include a donation to Lamb Care Australia and a copy of Nourish Magazine #73. Vegan food and drinks available to purchase on the day at an additional cost.

General admission and photo opportunity for 1 $40

General admission and photo opportunity for 2 $50

*Prices include a donation to Lamb Care Australia, a copy of Nourish Magazine #73 and four high-resolution photos emailed to you after the event. Vegan food and drinks available to purchase on the day at an additional cost.

There will be a raffle for some fabulous prizes on the day and tickets are available to purchase from $2.00.

You can purchase your entry tickets and raffle tickets online here. You can learn more about Lamb Care Australia by visiting the organisation’s website.

New vegan documentary scores four awards in India

India is the largest producer of milk and it is also one of the world’s largest exporters of beef. Today, the documentary Maa Ka Doodh makes its debut at the Jaipur International Film Festival today and it sheds a light on India’s biggest food industries.

Over the last couple of days, Maa Ka Doodh has won a series of awards at the festival including Best Documentary, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Film which gives a global message.

The movie, translated to ‘Mother’s Milk’ in English, will be released via YouTube on January 26. To learn more and to view the trailer, visit the Maa Ka Doodh YouTube channel or website.

Fresh Ideas magazine includes vegan products and recipes

Woolworths’ Fresh Ideas magazine kicks off 2023 with a stack of recipes and vegan products.

You only have to turn a few pages to arrive at the Vegie Delights Greek plant-based chicken-style pita with tzatziki recipe (replace the Greek yoghurt for a vegan version). Thr recipe even made the front cover. Another quick meal is the magazine’s recipe for creamy tahini pasta (again, swap the ricotta for a vegan one) or the gluten-free penne pasta salad with avocado.

There’s even a spiced vegan rissoles recipe with carrot and chickpea salad, using V2 mince. Directly opposite is an advertisement for Vitasoy iced coffee with oat milk. Turn the page for another two vegan recipes – vegan pepperoni pizza pasta bake and Southern-style plant-based burgers with spicy mayo. There are even more recipes that are not vegan but can be easily veganised. The magazine is available in stores or as a digital version.

Woolworths also has a vegan filter on their online recipe database, too.

Herbivore closes its doors after 20 years

Portland’s quintessential vegan store Herbivore is closing its doors after 20 years.

Founders Josh and Michelle started the business in 2002 in the spare bedroom of their apartment. It grew to feature clothing, stickers, books, bags and accessories and household items. The business has struggled during the COVID pandemic and Josh and Michelle have decided to close their beloved business. You can read their full statement here.

Herbivore is currently holding their last ever sale with up to 50% off some goods. Place your orders now while stocks last.

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