The Save Movement

Animal rights activists from around the world are conducting more Slaughterhouse vigils than ever before, this is sending a clear message to animal agriculture that people standing up for animal rights are not going away. The turnouts to these events are growing, they are becoming more organized and broadcasted to a wider audience on social media.

The vigils are conducted as a peaceful protest where activists extend their compassion, reach out to the animals with offerings of water and simply bear witness and capture their final moments to share their story with the world. Even in the face of such horrendous conditions where the animals are seen crammed into trucks and sent to their death the message the activists are sending is one of peace, Love, compassion and awareness.

With these stories being shared via social media on such a large scale, people who were simply unaware and oblivious to what is happening are seeing the truth and with the vegan movement growing at such a fast rate the day will soon arrive where the activists will outnumber authorities and the majority vote will finally put an end to this horrific trade.

If you would like to be involved in a vigil in your area please connect with THE SAVE MOVEMENT

Videos below take from Vigils during 2017 

That Vegan Couple –
vigil in Melbourne, Australia


Earthling Ed – 
vigil in Essex, England

World Plant Milk Day

August 22nd is World Plant Milk Day, a day we all celebrate the unstoppable trend of dairy free milk.

Cows Rejoice!
The global market for plant-based milk is forecast top a massive $16.3 billion dollars in 2018 – up dramatically from $7.4 billion in 2010. This is resulting in thousands of dairy farms closing, with recent reports showing more than a 1,000 closing in the UK since June 2013.

Dairy-free for Good Health!
There is a long-standing misconception that we need dairy milk for good health, especially calcium for strong bones. However, research over the past 20 years suggests the opposite: osteoporotic bone fracture rates are actually highest in countries that consume the most dairy, calcium, and animal protein. There is now extensive evidence that consuming milk or dairy products may contribute to the risk of several chronic health conditions like prostate and ovarian cancers, autoimmune diseases, and some childhood ailments. Learn more HERE

Plant milk is better for the environment, better for animal welfare and better for your health. There are so many different varieties to try these days, gone are the days when there was only soya milk available. My own favourite is Oat milk – if you haven’t tried them yet then give one a go. 

Cacao Mouse Raw Vegan

Super Delicious, Super easy to make Healthy and will give you loads of energy!

Ingredients
2 Avocado
Cacao Powder or Nibs
Almond Milk 3/4 of a cup
Agave Syrup or Rice/Maple Syrup

Combine in Blender
Scoop out Avocado
Pour in Almond Milk
add 1 table spoon of Agave syrup
3 table spoons of Cacao Powder
Blend up until smooth and creamy
garnish with chia seeds, strawberries and mint leaves
enjoy!

**I find it tastes even better after sitting in the fridge overnight. 😉

 

From Overweight Couch Potato to Super Fit Iron Man

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Watch this epic weight loss transformation documented by YouTube blogger now turned Iron Man Health Coach. Craig “Cycling Slim” has documented his entire weight loss success story on YouTube proving the results of what works and what doesn’t. He is a shining example to people out there that don’t know where to start. Ditching dairy, meat and eggs played a major factor in Craigs ability to gain the energy required to start cycling. He focuses allot on hi-carb intake eating allot of fruit during the day and enjoys delicious meals of rice, beans and potatoes in the evening. He now has his sights set on competing in Iron Man competitions and is coaching others to take their life to the next level. Check out “Cycling Slims” YouTube channel and get inspired! Cycling Slim on YouTube

He can be contacted via his website for coaching sessions http://www.cyclingslim.com

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Food, Climate Change & Sustainability | Dr Oppenlander Interview

That Vegan Couple have been covering a wealth of information on climate change and sustainability issues that are effecting our planet, in particular one of the leading causes of green house gas emissions – Animal Agriculture.
In this eye opening interview, Award winning author Dr. Richard Oppenlander talks on his predictions for the future based on his 40 years of study on the effects food choices have on our planet. He also explains in detail all the factors that are contributing to global depletion and the fact that even if we eliminate fossil fuels completely today we would still exceed our carbon green house gas emissions due to Livestock by the year 2050. View the video below and take action today by adopting a plant based lifestyle.

Beetroot Pumpkin Chickpea Salad

Hello Salad Lovers,

You might remember a scene from the Simpsons episode when Lisa turned Vegetarian and everyone started singing and dancing “You don’t win friends with salad!”
Well this salad certainly will win friends. I took it to a work lunch and it was a hit. The next few days I had everyone asking me for the recipe.
Here is it.

Ingredients
1/2 Butternut Pumkin
1 Small Sweet Potato
1 Beetroot
1/2 Red Onion
1 can Chickpeas
2 small handfuls Baby Spinach
1 small bunch Parsley
Ground Cumin
Sea Salt & Cracked black Peper
Virgin Olive Oil
Lemon Juice
1/4 cup Walnuts

Method
– Dice pumpkin, sweet potato & beetroot into small cubes. Combine into a bowl with oil, cumin, salt & pepper.
Mix it together so veggies are covered.
– Lay out veggies on cooking tray and cook for 20 mins at 220 degrees.
– Allow veggies to cool.
– Dice up red onion and parsley
– Combine chickpeas, spinach, red onion, parsley and veggies into a bowl. Mix it together, add a little more salt, pepper and cumin.
– Squeeze over lemon juice, add walnuts and stir through.
– Ready to eat 🙂

Raw Vegan Cheesecake

Raw vegan deserts using nuts and seeds are awesome because they are packed full of anti-oxidants, which means they are good for our skin, they are a great protein source and are high in omega 3’s. Which means you can have your cake and eat it too! 😉

Ingredients
3/4 cup or raw walnuts
3/4 cup of shredded coconut
1/2 cup of coconut oil
1/4 cup of dates
2 cups of raw cashews (soaked for 4+ hours min)
1/4 cup of agave syrup
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 vanilla bean
8 – 10 strawberries

Method

Crust 
3/4 cup or raw walnuts
3/4 cup of shredded coconut
1/4 cup of dates (add more if needed)
mix all ingredients in food processor and blend until dough-ee.
line the bottom of a spring cake pan and place in freezer to harden while mixing filling.

Filling
3 cups of raw cashews (soaked for 4+ hours)
1/2 cup of agave syrup
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
1/2 cup of coconut oil
mix all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
layer filling over crust about 2cm thick
place back in freezer while making sauce

Strawberry Sauce
8 – 10 strawberries
4 dates
mix all ingredients in food processor and blend until a saucy consistency.
spread over top of filling and put back into freezer before serving
Enjoy!

Vegan Hip Hop

3 Awesome Vegan Hip Hop artists you need to check out! 


 

Grey 
He’s ever popular “Vegan Thanksgiving” song and video blew up the internet back in 2016 with Lyrics like “You can fill your plate up without all the guilt, We whip pies up n**ga, out of almond milk” Grey’s music has really got vegans in a frenzy! He has been taking his live show to VegFest’s and joining forces with animals rights groups at Slaughterhouse vigils around the USA. You gotta follow this guy on Instagram and Facebook, his music is really something cool! He also has his own clothing line Plant Based Drippin


 

Illy Rap
New York rapper Illy Rap sends a strong message with the powerful lyrical content of his music. Illy makes reference to the treatment of animals and the slavery of black american people as a similar evil and incorporates strong factual statements into his songs. The song “Bite of Hope” is both thought provoking and uplifting to give us hope for a kinder world. Illy is a loud voice for the animals across all of his social media channels, where you will see him pictured at his local farm sanctuary giving love to his animal friends. he is also creator of the Vegan Hearted cook book. Check out the song below. 


KRS ONE
A household name to many hip hop and rap listeners, KRS One has been releasing music since the mid 80’s. He has long been an advocate for peace and change and speaks of shifting consciousness through the food we eat. He also started the “Stop the violence” movement after a band member was shot dead. In his song “Beef” KRS One’s raps in detail on how the people consuming animals take on all the sickness and stress that is inflicted on animals in the slaughterhouse, the song has been used as the outro music for YouTube Channel “Vegan Gains.”


 

Cabbage & Pineapple Salad

Cabbage is serious brain food, loaded with vitamin K and anthocyanins that help with mental function and concentration.Pineapple, well thats just damn tasty and is packed with vitamin C, combining these two precious plant foods together raw on your plate is a great addition to any meal. It goes particularly well with Pumpkin, so for this dish I have roasted pumpkin in a small amount of coconut oil and fresh rosemary along with some baby carrots, beetroots and sweet potato. The coconut oil blends well with the pineapple!

Making the Salad
Finely shred cabbage and dice pineapple. (see pictures)
Use equal parts pineapple to cabbage to keep flavour balanced.
Sprinkle sesame seeds and flax seeds for some texture.
Serve with roasted vegetables.
Enjoy!