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Vegan 24 Questions Tag 🌱

1: Name:
2. Where are you from?
3. How long have you been vegan for?
4. Tofu or seitan?
5. Favorite vegetable:
6. Favorite vegan documentary:
7. Favorite vegan artist:
8. Favorite animal rights quote:
9. How many animal companions do you have? What are their names?
10. Last dessert you ate:
11. Which farm animal do you connect with the most? (P.S. we know you love them all)
12. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?
13. Ever been to an animal rights protest?
14. Ever been to a farm sanctuary?
15. Pizza or burgers?
16. Extra avocado or no avocado?
17. Spicy or mild?
18. Best vegan meal you’ve ever had:
19. Favorite ice cream flavor:
20. Any vegan family members besides you?
21. What’s your own unique form of animal rights activism? Cooking and sharing vegan food? Sharing information? Putting vegan stickers in grocery stores? etc.
22. What vegan gift would you love to receive?
23. No vegan friends (yet) or are you lucky af?
24. On a scale of 1-1000 how tired are you of arguments against veganism?

I tag all my followers! ✨

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Still looking for cool holiday gifts for your veg friends? Please consider buying a t-shirt, mug, stickers, or other cool stuff from my online store: HERBIVORACLE!

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Not only will you or your friend be receiving a rad vegan/vegetarian/animal rights design from a rad vegan designer, but you’d be helping out a 100% genuine real life poor person: me! So, if you think about it a certain way, it’s almost like charity too! :D

If you can’t purchase any of my cool swag right now, please consider reblogging this so that others can. Thanks! 

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“Ii! Tev-tor morlar ka’a kin-tukh svi’salan, wu-tevunlar fam-su’uth u rala t’laplar. Vesh tevunlar ka’a sahr-mon-tukh t’slor-miid svi’pid-shal t’pla-kur t’Vaarduh svi’wilat welhutau yellar svi’rarav t’oko-savensu spes, vaik heh ko-te’krusu.

I’vi dungi-va’boshau monek na’nash-veh?

I Kihndluhr, Vaarduh, Ko-te-kor t’yellar s’okunel Evuhrwait ki’abu’aberau el’rular t’oko-savensu ka’a wan, heh mastevau glu’svi’duv ek’yut; heh sa’mu’gel’es t’zhai-kur-shasol ti fi’puhshaya-pral sva’etek, heh ihz wein-tor ek’zer t’Kaalasiryuh ek’wak. I pakik, pakik Vahlihmaar na’eifa s’she’nak!

Rom-halan! Sos’eh du dungi-tal-tor Vahlihmaar. Dungi-tal-tor sos’eh ruhm-du. Rom-halan!”

“Ah! Like gold fall the leaves in the wind, long years numberless as the wings of trees! The years have passed like swift draughts of the sweet mead in lofty halls beyond the blue vaults of Varda wherein the stars tremble in the song of her voice, holy and queenly.

Who now shall refill the cup for me?

For now the Kindler, Varda, the Queen of the stars, from Mount Everwhite has uplifted her hands like clouds, and all paths are drowned deep in shadow; and out of a grey country darkness lies on the foaming waves between us, and mist covers the jewels of Calacirya forever. Now lost, lost to those from the East is Valimar!

Farewell! Maybe thou shalt find Valimar. Maybe even thou shalt find it. Farewell!”

Namarie or Galadriel’s lament by Tolkien of course. For @vegan-yeti-strikes

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etsyfindoftheday | gifts for: vegans | 12.12.16

vegan-friendly bath and beauty by hopscotchlondon

hopscotchlondon is a cool minimalist UK-based shop, and they sell a bunch of vegan beauty and bath and body items like these bath salts and nail polish. super pretty, hey? and a great gift idea for any vegan.

By definition: Veganism /ˈviːɡənɪzəm/ is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, as well as following an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of sentient animals. A follower of veganism is known as a vegan.

To understand what it means to be vegan, it is vital to reflect on the historical roots and origin of the word. Many people think of the term vegan and its associated lifestyle as something new, faddish, insurgent or radical. In many ways, just the opposite is true. The word vegan was coined in England by Donald Watson in 1944. He, along with several other members of the Vegetarian Society in Leicester, England, wanted to form an alliance of nondairy vegetarians as a subgroup of the Society. When their proposal was rejected, they ventured to start their own organisation. They prospected what to call themselves, and, after evaluating a range of ingenious possibilities, agreed that “vegan” (decisively pronounced VEE-gn, with a long “e” and hard “g”) was best. It was derived from the word “vegetarian” by taking the first three letters (veg) and the last two letters (an) because, as Donald Watson explained, “veganism starts with vegetarianism and carries it through to its logical conclusion.”

In late 1944, The Vegan Society was established, followed shortly thereafter by the creation of a manifesto describing their unified mission and perspective. Although the group advocated a totally plant-based diet excluding flesh, fish, fowl, eggs, honey, and animals’ milk, butter, and cheese, they also encouraged the manufacture and use of alternatives to animal commodities, including clothing, shoes and other apparel. In addition, the group acknowledged that the elimination of exploitation of any kind was necessary in order to bring about a more reasonable and humane society and emancipate both humans and animals.

In 1960, the American Vegan Society was born in the United States, founded by Jay Dinshah. It wholly embraced and continues to embrace, the principles of its British predecessor, advocating a strictly plant-based diet and lifestyle free of animal products. In addition, the American Vegan Society promotes the philosophy of Ahimsa, a Sanskrit word interpreted as “dynamic harmlessness,” along with advocating service to humanity, nature, and creation. In other words, in order to practice veganism, it is not sufficient to simply avoid specific foods and products; it is necessary to actively participate in the beneficial selfless action as well.

When we understand the origin of the term and the guiding principles established by the founders of the vegan movement, we see that, although inspired by vegetarianism, vegan living encompasses far more than one’s diet. In fact, to be a full member of the American Vegan Society, one must not only be vegan in diet but must also exclude animal products from one’s clothing, cosmetics, toiletries, household goods and everyday commodities. Contrary to popular belief, people who eliminate all animal-based foods from their diet but who continue to wear non-vegan clothing or use non-vegan products are not vegan — they are total vegetarians.

Omitting animal products from one’s life is a passive action; it does not necessitate asserting oneself, it merely involves avoidance. In order to actually implement and realise Ahimsa, we must engage the “dynamic” part of “dynamic harmlessness.” Therefore, to fully apply the vegan ethic, not only are vegans compelled to do the least harm, they are obliged to do the best.

When people choose veganism, they make an ethical commitment to bettering themselves and the world around them. This is a pledge not to be taken lightly as it requires us to seriously examine all facets of ours lives. Certainly, animal-free food, clothing and cosmetic choices are a paramount part of becoming vegan. However, when we delve more deeply into its essence, we see that a vegan outlook extends far beyond the material and tangible. Vegan perspectives permeate our relationships, spiritual beliefs, occupation, and pastimes. Hence, there are few areas of life that the vegan ethic doesn’t touch or influence to one degree or other.

Becoming vegan is a process; rarely does someone convert to total veganism overnight. More typically, people transition to a vegan lifestyle, generally altering their diet first and then gradually replacing their clothing, cosmetics and incongruous habits with more serene, compassionate options. Some vegans eventually change jobs in order to align their vocation with their beliefs. Others become activists on behalf of animals, social justice, peace and/or the environment, do volunteer work, adopt children, take in homeless animals, reduce their material consumption, or any number of other positive, beneficent acts.

In truth, there is no end to the vegan journey. We are perpetually challenged to do more, to strive higher, to see and understand more clearly, to be more loving and humble. This is the gift of veganism. It is a guide for compassionate living. It is the path of honouring our roots, our planet, all Life, and ourselves.

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etsyfindoftheday | gifts for: chocolate lovers | 12.19.16

organic vegan chocolate truffle box by rosebasilnyc

made with nut flours, fruit, spices, and herbs, rosebasilnyc’s organic, vegan truffles are awesome gifts for vegans and non-vegans alike — they are so BEAUTIFUL!

VEGAN NOG

ALRIGHT MY BRIGHT-EYED FIENDS OF VICTORY, BARE YOUR FANGS IN PREPARATION FOR A DELICIOUS TWIST ON THE GREATEST SEASONAL DRINK MANKIND HAS EVER SEEN. 

BECAUSE EVEN VEGANS NEED THE NOG! 

MAKE SURE YOUR DRAGON-STEED CAN HANDLE MACH-4, BECAUSE YOU GOTTA GO FAST IF YOU WANT TO SNATCH 1 TEASPOON OF VANILLA PUDDING POWDER FROM YOUR LOCAL GROCER. YES THERE ARE VEGAN VERSIONS. 

CACKLE YOUR DELIGHT OVER THE NEWEST TOLKIEN MOVIE WHILE YOU VIOLENTLY WHIP 1 CUP OF COCONUT MILK WITH 2 TABLESPOONS OF POWDERED SUGAR TO MAKE SOME BADASS VEGAN WHIPPED “CREAM”

TOSS IN 1 AND A HALF TEASPOONS OF VANILLA EXTRACT THAT YOU SQUEEZED FROM THE BEANS WITH YOUR FUCKING TEETH.

SNARL YOUR DOMINANCE OVER THE SPICE CABINET, AND WATCH ¼ TEASPOON OF NUTMEG AND ¼ TEASPOON OF POWDERED CINNAMON LEAP INTO THE BOWL. 

FLICK A PINCH OF SALT IN THERE - JUST IN CASE ANY MALEVOLENT SPIRITS THOUGHT THEY COULD SNEAK INTO YOUR PERFECT FACE THROUGH THIS DELICIOUS CONCOCTION

SET ASIDE SOME TIME TO WEEP USELESSLY OVER A CERTAIN CHARACTER FROM BH6. 

SCAMPER TO THE NEAREST INTERCONTINENTAL PORTAL, TO GATHER UP THE DELIGHTFUL LITTLE SOY COWS, TO HARVEST 4 CUPS OF SOY MILK. (Beware their horns)

TO MAKE EVERYTHING A PERFECT CONSISTENCY, POUR IT ALL INTO A BLENDER OR FOOD PROCESSOR, AND WHIP THAT UP UNTIL THERE’S A GOOD HEAD OF FROTH. 

CROW VICTORY, AND FLICK YOUR GLORIOUSLY COLORED LOCKS IN A MANNER THAT SHOWS YOU KNOW EXACTLY HOW BOSS YOU ARE. DRINK. MAKE MERRY, THEN TAKE SELFIES WHILE I COVER MY FACE AND BLUSH STUPIDLY OVER HOW CUTE YOU ARE. 

The weather has been rather unkind these days, and there were more days than one when I wished so badly for some hot chocolate. So the cold weather was what inspired my Christmas presents this year - hot chocolate kits!

When I saw thecakebar’s post on snowman marshmallow, I thought that it’ll be a perfect addition to the hot chocolate kit. It’s really quite simple too, though I must admit I got really lazy drawing the mini snowman faces after a while, especially when I had a battalion to make. I also made chocolate stirrers, but packed in store-bought gingersnap cookies because making snowman minions exhaust me.

Nonetheless, I’m finally done with my homemade Christmas presents, and I’m quite pleased with them. Had one myself with a peppermint candy cane stirred in, and topped with coconut whipped cream. Yum!

Have a Merry Christmas, everyone!

Sup Tumblarinos ?

At work, We have this secret Santa shindig. The person I got is a vegan. Meaning she would like vegan friendly things. I have no idea what to get her. Like, At first I was going to get her a pilllowpet but Pillowpets are made of Chenille which is yarn which is made of animal hair. aka not vegan friendly. So I have no clue, I really do not want to mess this us & offend her, ya know? Sooo Help?