Friday, January 9, 2015

Did you know it's Veganuary?

Did you know it's Veganuary?

The Veganuary movement encourages people to 'try' vegan in the month of January.
Ripening Tomatoes at WBCG
You don't have to become vegan for the whole month, but the idea of veganism can help you consider increasing your intake of veggies, and think more about where your food comes from and how it comes to you.

With a great many tasty veggies available throughout summer months, like zucchinis, beans, capsicums, cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplants, many leafy greens, squash etc, it's easier than you think to 'veganise' a meal or two during the week. We've got heaps of these growing down at the West Brunswick Community Garden.

The key to 'veganising' is not to forget to replace the protein. Meat can be replaced by Tempeh, Tofu or nuts, and cheese can be replaced by avocado, nut cheese and savoury yeast flakes.
New Zucchini's at WBCG 
In baking, full-fat coconut cream can replace dairy-cream, it whips into stiff peaks just the same to top your vegan cakes. Eggs can be replaced by arrowroot & cornflower, or flaxseed meal.

Go on, why not experiment in January.
Here is some blog inspiration:

Vegan Richa.
Happy.Healthy. Life.

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We're working together for a vibrant, sustainable network of community gardening locations in Moreland.

Our a 100% volunteer-based non-profit community group currently manages two community gardens in West Brunswick and Pentridge a food forest (also in West Brunswick).

Stop and think for 1 minute and you'll come up with at least one good reason for having community gardens all over the place. In case you don't have a minute or need some help, here are our top five!
  1. To bring people together.
  2. To hold on to Moreland's character and gardening knowledge.
  3. To provide somewhere where people can do some physical activity, relax and enjoy themselves
  4. To encourage sustainable gardening
  5. To make it easy for people to get hold of healthy locally grown food