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Vfoods Makes it Easier to be Vegan in SA!

Have you ever thought you could be vegan if it was easier to find vegan food in South Africa? Vfoods is coming to your rescue. They are an exciting import and distribution company who aim to make it easier for South Africans to be vegan by bringing animal-free alternatives into all major retail outlets. Isn’t that fantastic! Their […]

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Fish Exploited for Food Suffer Like Mammals and Birds

Fish are amazingly diverse and truly fascinating. Did you know, for example, that they are fast learners with long-term memories and a keen sense of time? Contrary to popular myth, mounting scientific evidence shows that fish can suffer fear and pain.

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December 2015 – Let’s Make 2016 The Best Year Ever!

Can you believe it has been a whole year since Elated’s last newsletter? You can imagine my surprise when I noticed that visitors to the website have doubled. As it turns out, this is a knock-on effect: 2015 has been a truly fantastic year for veganism. Google vegan searches have tripled since 2007 and doubled since […]

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The Microsanctuary Revolution – For Rescued Farm Animals

Throughout the world there are over 70 billion animals being exploited and slaughtered every year. Many more farm animals are discarded on dead piles, culled when they don’t meet the farmers’ requirements, or rescued from abusive situations. Some have miraculously managed to escape, leaping from the moving trucks that are taking them to slaughter. Our communities need to […]

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The Truth About Milk and Dairy

Are you looking for the no-nonsense facts behind the production of dairy and how it can affect your health? Here is the lowdown with links for you to check the facts for yourself. Facts About Dairy Forced Impregnation of the Cows Dairy cows are artificially inseminated on an annual basis, giving birth to a vibrantly […]

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Why is Ellen Promoting Leather Shoes?

Why has self-styled vegan, Ellen Degeneres, launched a shoe range that contains leather? Her endearing personal preference for always wearing sneakers that seem to be made from cloth, only adds to the confusion and sense of betrayal that vegans across the globe are feeling in response to the statement issued by her PR department: “The […]

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January 2015 – Elated Vegan Shopping into the New Year!

Wishing you a wonderful 2015. May you be surrounded by love and support, may you find joy and peace of mind, and may your dreams come true. Creamy Mushroom & Roasted Tomato Stew This recipe provides all of the evidence you will need that roasted tomato sauce, creamy tahini and chili powder are one dynamite combination! Toss […]

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Zucchini Fritters in Tomato, Basil, Capers and Olive Sauce

You can pan fry these fritters in very minimal olive oil, like half a tablespoon each, and the texture comes out just perfect. Drizzling a beautiful tomato sauce with basil, capers and olives takes these fritters to a whole new level!

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Creamy Mushroom and Roasted Tomato Tahini Stew

This recipe provides all of the evidence you will need that roasted tomato sauce, creamy tahini and chili powder are one dynamite combination! Toss in lots of vegetables, including oyster and shiitake mushrooms, and you’ve got a spicy, mouth-watering treat. The flavors are complex, warm, and perfectly balanced to satiate your appetite come lunch or dinner time. […]

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December 2014 – Is Your Non-Vegan Mom Driving You Crazy this Christmas?

Are your non-vegan family driving you crazy this Christmas? Just in case you are feeling the pressure, I wanted to quickly share three new Elated posts which might help, and wish you all the very best over the festive season.

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