November 1, 2018 6:14 am Leave your thoughts
Months and months ago, we celebrated Veganuary at Naturally Good Food – a whole four weeks at the start of the year spent looking into vegan lifestyles, sharing recipes and making resolutions for a healthier diet. The year is turning now, right back round to Veganuary 2019. But there’s an important date in the Vegan calendar before we get there: World Vegan Day – today!
World Vegan Day began with the Vegan Society, which was set up in November 1944. The Society celebrates its foundation on the first day of this month and has extended the party right around the globe. World Vegan Day marks the beginning of World Vegan Month. According to the Vegan Society, it’s:
‘a time to recognise how far the vegan movement has come, to highlight how accessible and beneficial a vegan lifestyle can be and to encourage the vegan-curious to adopt veganism by sharing advice, recipes and ideas.’
If you’re in need of a bit of a vegan boost, before next January, you could do worse than join in with the November festivities!
How are your resolutions looking?
January’s a good time for making resolutions (famous for it, in fact…), but these can falter as the year goes on. If you made vegan plans and set vegan goals back in Veganuary 2018, how are they looking now? Have you moved from ‘slightly curious’ in January to a full vegan diet by now? Or are you still finding it hard to work out diet, recipes and places to source ingredients?
Perhaps you need a bit of a helping hand. The Vegan Society website is a great place to start.
Start by reminding yourself why you’ve embarked on this journey, by reading through Why go vegan? Click on the next link to find out just How to go vegan. This part of their website gives an array of no-nonsense tips, including guidance on eating when out and about, on junk food, on vegan social media connections and on vegan alternatives.
An easy way to shop for ingredients
If it’s vegan ingredients you’re after, they’re easy to find at Naturally Good Food. Take a look at these vegan products, for instance:
- Nuts and seeds, including nut and seed butters
- Grains, including brown rice and quinoa
- Pulses, including peas, beans, chickpeas and lentils
- Non-dairy oils, including coconut oil: great for cooking, especially in curries and baking. It also makes a wonderful moisturiser and general beauty product, where you can be sure that no animal has been harmed.
- Non-dairy milk: we stock a large range of nut-, seed- and soya-based milk alternatives, as well as milks made from grains such as quinoa, rice and oats. We also have non-dairy creams, custards, chocolate and desserts.
- Vegan cooking ingredients: most cooking ingredients are already free from animal products, but a few specialist ones are worth checking out, such as our vegetarian suet, made from vegetable fats, the Orgran no-egg egg replacer, and the spectacular Orgran Easy Egg – for ‘proper’ scrambled eggs, omelettes, quiches and frittata!
- Gelatine-free sweets
- Blackstrap molasses (a great source of iron)
- Dark and dairy-free chocolate
- Dried fruit: for additional vitamins and minerals
- Vegan sports and other supplements: we have vegetable-based (rather than whey-based) sports nutrition powders, and supplements such as Engevita, to increase your intake of B12.
Take the pledge
If you’ve interested in taking the plunge into veganism, maybe it’s time to take the pledge as well? There’s nothing like making a positive commitment to yourself to keep things on track. Sign up here and receive a month’s worth of targeted support from the Vegan Society. They help people go vegan and stay vegan!
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This post was written by Yzanne