Let’s give to the planet on World Vegan Day – November 1, 2021! By celebrating World Vegan Day you will also be giving to animals, but as we learn more and more about the production of animal products and how it is directly influencing climate change, we decided to promote World Vegan Day to help our planet!
In past posts, our volunteer article writers have shared some great recipes that can be animal and planet gives. This year I have dug around a bit more so we can have more than one vegan give for World Vegan Day. In some countries November is Vegan Month, so lets make sure you have a great list of ideas for the entire month! Some of these ideas are reminders, some of these ideas are new to our site and list of planet giving suggestions.
Meatless Monday is a social media created day of the week, so pick any day that works well for your vegan day! Use this day to serve up plant based meals for you and/or your family. Vegan cooking is easy and most likely can be done with the food you have in the fridge. There is no need to do a special shop, or cook for days. If you have a cauliflower in your fridge, google ‘cauliflower vegan meal and the results will show you an amazing and easy way to cook up cauliflower for dinner. Cauliflower crusted pizza with veggie toppings rocks! Veggie stir fry on cauliflower mash, awesome! Roasted cauliflower, my favorite. Meatless is easier than we think, and your search engine will help you make it happen! Give to the planet this November with some vegan meals!
This might be one of the best gives you can do in November. Being vegan and understanding what it means to be vegan could just help you make different lifestyle decisions that will continue to give to the planet. Ask the questions, why go vegan. What are the benefits of eating vegan foods. How do I move from a animal based diet to vegetarian to a vegan lifestyle. How do people manage a vegan lifestyle. Research the cultures and religions that utilize a vegan lifestyle. Being vegan is not new, and there are more people in the world who have adopted a vegan lifestyle than one may think. This lifestyle option will be helping the planet and our animals, so dig in and see what the research says about this option. If documentaries are more your speed, there are a ton out there to watch. Check Hulu, Netflix, Crave, CBC Gem (in Canada) or other streaming services. They all have a lot of docuseries that teach us about a vegan lifestyle and what effect we will have on our planet.
Not all of us are ready to start a vegan day or even a complete vegan meal, but you can start experimenting with new vegetables and cooking ideas to start helping our planet. The best way to do this is to look at locally grown veggies and experiment with them. Try something new, or try a vegetable dish cooked in a different way. Transporting vegetables all over the world from different countries is not that planet friendly, so eat locally. If you want to get serious about local vegetables and sustaining a local veggie supply through the seasons, if your climate demands this, consider canning, and preserving to help the planet. Cultures have done this all over the world and continue to preserve and can their local vegetables to ensure they are not relying on imported produce.
There is a lot of information about vegan athletes, blogs written by vegans and those who actively pursue a plant based lifestyle. Dig in! Find out why people choose to adopt this way of eating and living and how they made the switch from an animal to plant based diet. Giving yourself the knowledge, even if you don’t act on it, is a give. It helps our ability to understand, appreciate and be compassionate towards others choices.
Okay, I have to say it. Bake some vegan delights and share with others. I am a fan of the Minimalist Baker who has a variety of vegan baked goods to choose from. This article has 28 vegan recipes that will get you started! This is a favorite give of mine and many wont even know that what they are eating is helping the planet!
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