Tag Archives: ethical food

Do you care about orangutans? Please go vegan. Photo © Burrard-Lucas.com.

Is Palm Oil Vegan?

New vegans are often criticised for not adhering to principles which have nothing to do with being vegan. One of the most hotly contended issues is whether palm oil is vegan. Palm Oil Is Vegan – It Comes From Palm Fruit Being vegan means not eating, wearing, or using animal products. According to these criteria, […]

Mainstream veganism means getting plant-based foods into the large retail outlets. Just like this Silk Pumpkin Spice milk, as it proudly shoulders dairy milk off the shelf.

Non-Dairy Milk Riding High On The WhiteWave

There is a whole new market opening up for plant-based foods, and Multi-National Corporations are eager to ride the wave. Yet many vegans vehemently oppose and sabotage their efforts. Why is this? One company who is taking advantage of this new market trend is WhiteWave Foods in USA. Their public offering in July 2013 successfully […]

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What About GM Soya?

Soya is used in many vegan products, including non-dairy milks and cheeses, meat substitutes and tofu. With concerns surrounding GMOs growing daily, people are prone to panic upon hearing a product contains soya, mistakenly assuming that it will always be genetically modified soya. This is not necessarily true. Are Vegan Products Free From GM Soya? […]

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Making A Wish For Mainstream Non-Dairy Milk

Did you know you can make tasty, healthy milk from oats, rice, almonds, hazelnuts, seeds, legumes, coconut, soya and even hemp? You can even buy a few of these options from your local supermarket. However, many people still believe that being vegan means you have to give up milk. This is not the only misconception […]

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Vegan Substitutes

There are vegan substitutes for almost everything you may have loved as an omnivore. It is possible to enjoy cakes, burgers, creamy sauces, cheese pizzas and many other culinary adventures. The only difference being that your meals will now be cruelty-free and cholesterol-free! Following are suggestions for ready-made solutions, as well as methods to make […]

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How You Can Transition to Being Vegan

Do you want to go vegan but don’t know how? We have good news for you: being vegan is far easier than you think! Here are some simple plans for you to choose from, that will help you transition at your own pace. Don’t get distracted by going vegetarian first, forget Meatless Mondays, don’t invest your time […]

The Wild Bulb delivers freshly prepared, vegan meals to lucky people who live in sunny Durban, Kwa-Zula Natal in South Africa. Photo © Jade

The Wild Bulb – Vegan Catering

The Wild Bulb, owned by Jade Koen, delivers freshly prepared, vegan meals to lucky people who live in sunny Durban, Kwa-Zula Natal in South Africa. Here is a sample menu for weeks 42 and 43 in 2012. A new menu is available fortnightly. Monday Leek and Potato Soup Large (serves 2) R 37 Tuesday Vegetable […]

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Redefining Your Ethical Food Choices

When Elated began, we were looking for a name that conveyed two concepts: 1) being a vegan is a joyful experience and 2) as consumers we have the power to save the lives of animals through conscientious food choices. So discovering that ‘Enhancing the Lives of Animals Through Ethical Decisions’ produces the acronym ‘ELATED’ was […]