Here are seven more tips for making vegan easy. Hope you are finding these tips helpful and informative. If there is something keeping you from living an easy vegan life, let me know what it is and I will see if I can help. Have a great week!
Tip #99: Travel smart.
Happy Cow, an online veg restaurant guide, has a free app for smart phones that will help you find a veg-friendly restaurant wherever you are located. Just turn on your GPS. I just returned from San Francisco and used the app many times. It also locates health food stores. Wouldn’t want to travel without it!
Tip #100: Support the vegan community.
Add vegan, vegetarian and veg-friendly restaurants to happycow.net and vegguide.org. Help build these websites for our community. When you take five minutes to do this, you help many people AND animals. It makes being vegan easier and travel a breeze. I have added two restaurants this morning. Is there a restaurant you could add today?
Tip #101: Subscribe to vegan.com.
Erik Marcus combs the web the each day for all the news about animals—good and bad. If you want to learn more about the issues farm animals face as well as food politics, you will want to receive his daily updates.
Tip # 102: The great debate.
Honey has caused many debates among vegans. Erik Marcus (from vegan.com) wrote a good piece about it. Read it to learn more about the issues with honey. Did you know that some bee keepers feed bees high fructose corn syrup after taking the bees honey? That just seems wrong. My favorite natural sweetener is maple syrup. What’s yours?
Tip #103: Avoid palm oil.
Skip palm oil until this product can be made sustainably and without harming humans and animals. Read about here:
- Exploring the True Price of Palm Oil
- Indonesian Fires Threaten Orangutans
- What is Sustainable Palm Oil?
- Homemade Palm Oil-Free Vegan Buttery Spread
Tip #104: Watch Bold Native for free on YouTube.
Bold Native is a fiction feature film. Charlie Cranehill, an animal liberator wanted by the United States government for domestic terrorism, emerges from the underground to coordinate a nationwide action as his estranged CEO father tries to find him before the FBI does. The film simultaneously follows a young woman who works for an animal welfare organization fighting within the system to establish more humane treatment of farmed animals. From abolitionists to welfarists, Bold Native takes on the issue of modern animal use and exploitation from several angles within the context of a road movie adventure story.
Tip #105: Have you found your tribe yet?
I have mentioned meetup.com before and it’s a great way to meet new people with similar interests. (I’m so grateful for my vegan friends.) If there isn’t a meetup in your area yet, then start one. Most meetup groups get creative with the types of events offered, so expect more than just meeting at a restaurant. Last night I attended a vegan cooking class through a local meetup. I learned some new tricks in the kitchen and recipes too. We made homemade ketchup. I didn’t even like ketchup until I tried this recipe. I’m going to make some today. Who has been to a meetup in their area?
May 6 (in Chicago)
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