Around the time I wrote my last blog post, I was reminded in a vlog by YouTuber Lilly Singh of something important: promote what you love. (I had also forgotten that Lilly Singh had already done a video similar to the one I envisioned: Things People Say to Vegetarians)
So this blog post is a post to promote vegan things and people I love.
Farm Sanctuary has three shelters at either end of the continental United States (two in California and one in New York) that house escaped and/or rescued farmed animals. (One of the dreams high up on my list of dreams is to spend a week or so at one of their shelters in the company of the animals.) Not only do they directly help farmed animals through sanctuary work, but they also lobby for legislative changes to help farmed animals and provide educational materials through their web site. They also post videos of the animals in their shelters. My favourite is Pigs and Pumpkins.
Vancouver Animal Defense League is a more local animal rights activism group. They hold anti-fur protests and are working to ban shark finning in Canada. They can appear more in-your-face with their beliefs, because they are out in the public actively protesting and working to change things for animals.
Favourite vegan food recipe sites:
Favourite vegan cookbooks (you’ll recognize some of these author names from the web sites above):
Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero (I love this book; it is my go-to cupcake recipe book)
Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero (a reference to the Evil Dead franchise; how can you not love it?)
The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Vegan Recipes To Glow From The Inside Out by Angela Liddon
The Everything Vegan Cookbook by Jolinda Hackett and Lorena Novak Bull (the Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Quinoa makes this book)
Favourite specialty vegan foods (these tend to be more expensive than I can afford on a regular basis, so they get relegated to the specialty category):
Daiya cheese alternatives
I may be forgetting some things/people, but those are my favourites at the moment. ❤