September is birthday month for me. But who’s to say that eating cake is only restricted to birthday celebrations? Eat cake anytime, I say! In the September edition of The Vegan View, I celebrate all that is good this month from food and Aussie icons to skincare and multiday hikes.
Mindfood says you can celebrate with cake any time.
What’s not to love about chocolate cake? When you add butterscotch to the mix, then you have decent celebration on your hands. Mindfood’s vegan choc butterscotch celebration cake recipe ticks most boxes. If a vegan gluten-free version to this recipe emerges, then a lot of people will be very happy, indeed. One dietary at a time, I guess.
Speedy cooks can rejoice with this cheap vegan curry from Good Food
If you’re like me, you’re always scrambling to get a decent dinner on the table at a reasonable hour after work. Luckily, Good Food comes to the rescue with this golden coconut pumpkin curry recipe. It only takes less than half an hour to cook. If you want to make it in quicker time, prep the night before.
Broadsheet celebrates this accidentally vegan icon of Australia.
Yep, Vegemite turns 100 this year. The big century! Step back through the ages in this biography of Australia’s favourite spread over at Broadsheet. Whether you love it or hate it, it’s a compelling read and a curious step back into history. The gluten-free version is even mentioned, which didn’t come on the market until 2019. I hope it sticks around for another 100 more.
The Australian outback is also celebrated by Plendi.
Inclusive beauty is a must, and Australian skincare brand, Plendi has launched their Outback Mud Mask. This is a natural, sustainable and vegan-friendly skincare product that that kicks mainstream beauty standards to the kerb. Ingredients are ethically sourced from local and indigenous suppliers and packaging is 100% recyclable. Learn more about Plendi if face masks are your thing.
Spring is here so celebrate it with a hike in The Grampians
Hiking is one of my loves, too. What I would love is to get back out into nature this month now that Spring is here. If you’re keen to head to The Grampians, then have a look at this newly released hiking guidebook of a particular section of this natural landscape. It’s called The Grampians Peak Trail by Julie Mundy, Debra Heyes.
The Grampians Peaks Trail is a multi-day hike spanning 164 kilometres from Mt Zero in the north to Dunkeld in the south, while traversing three major mountain ranges along the way. This guide will show you how to do it. Check with your favourite bookstore to see if they have it in stock for you.