Category: Vegan Recipes

Spain: Flax & Kale Unveils 45 New ‘Revolutionary’ Plant-Based Products.

Flax & Kale is unveiling 45 new plant-based products, expanding the limited market in Spain
The brand anticipates ‘enormous potential’ in the future plant-based sector within Spain Credit: Supplied

Flax & Kale Unveils 45 New ‘Revolutionary’ Plant-Based Products

The range consists of 14 vegan meat products and 31 vegan cheese items developed by renowned chef Teresa Carl

Flax & Kale, the brand under a renowned restaurant specializing in health foods, has announced it is launching 45 new ‘revolutionary’ plant-based products.

Moreover, it claims to be ‘the only’ multi-category brand to create local plant-based products in Spain.

Flax & Kale

The range will be one of the biggest Spanish-produced plant-based product lines to date.

It consists of 14 vegan meat products and 31 dairy-free cheese items such as gouda, cheddar, and mozzarella in different forms.Vegan meat on offer will include a beef and chicken alternative available in hamburgers, croquettes, nuggets, meatballs, and mince.

Prices will range between €1.99 and €2.99 for the vegan cheese products, and €3.59 and €3.99 for the meat alternatives.

Celebrated international chef Teresa Carles formed the recipes. Moreover, they have been tested in the group’s restaurants for three years.

All are produced in a modern research and development facility in Lleida, Catalonia. 

‘Plant-based leaders’

The Flax & Kale brand is under the Teresa Carles Healthy Foods restaurant group.

CEO Jordi Barri told PBN: “Our ambition is to become a leader in the plant-based market in Spain over the next few years.

“With a very diverse range and truly competitive prices, which we can offer thanks to 100 percent local production and sizeable investment over recent years in the latest generation industrial production lines.

“This launch is just the first step in that direction, and there will be many more steps in the coming months.”It comes as the brand anticipates ‘enormous potential’ in the Spanish plant-based sector this year.

Additionally, restaurants are adding more vegan options to their menus across the country.

Veganism in Spain

According to figures published on Statista, vegans and vegetarians in Spain are limited. 

This is according to surveys revealing almost 90 percent of the population ate both meat and dairy.However, these figures are from 2019 – and updated data shows an increase in stores offering vegan food.

The products are soon available online and in leading supermarkets and restaurants across Spain.

Specific dates surrounding the launch are yet to be released.

Regards Mark

RIP Amy (Winehouse) – taken far, far too early, as many of the best people are.

Wow, what a voice !

England: 21/6/21 – More Vegan Bites.

21/6/21 – More Vegan Bites

Leading Vegan Chocolate Brand Outlines ‘Extremely Difficult’ Journey Since Launching In Parents’ Garage

LoveRaw Outlines ‘Extremely Difficult’ Journey Since Launching In Garage (plantbasednews.org)

11 Vegan School Lunch Ideas

Looking for vegan school lunch ideas that are kid-friendly and easy to make? You’re in luck! These vegan recipes are easy to pack for lunch, whether it’s for the kiddos, for teenagers, for college students, or the adults who need a grab n’ go lunch for work. These recipes are allergen friendly and include plant-based, whole-food ingredients.

11 Vegan School Lunch Ideas for Kids (Adults Love Them Too!) (dreenaburton.com)

HOW TO MAKE SEITAN – SIMPLE RECIPE

How to Make Seitan – Simple Recipe | Sarahs Vegan Guide

Can veganism be a solution to food-related illnesses, allergies and intolerances?

Can veganism be a solution to food-related illnesses, allergies and intolerances? (theveganreview.com)

6 Best Fruits and Vegetables for Eye Health And Eyesight

6 Best Fruits and Vegetables for Eye Health And Eyesight (vegandietsociety.com) 

ICONIC CHICAGO VEGAN RESTAURANT REBRANDS, REMODELS, AND REOPENS POST-PANDEMIC

Longstanding vegan Chicago neighborhood restaurant Soul Veg City hosts a grand re-opening with an expanded menu on Juneteenth

Iconic Chicago Vegan Restaurant Rebrands, Remodels, and Reopens Post-Pandemic | VegNews

Jeff Bezos-Backed Plant-Based Milk Brand Targets Record $1 Billion Valuation

The plant-based business sector is certainly making money – with giants such as Oatly and Impossible Foods boasting multi-billion valuations

Jeff Bezos-Backed Plant-Based Milk Brand Targets $1 Billion Valuation (plantbasednews.org)

6 incredible facts that will change the way you think about lobsters

Beneath that hard shell there is a soft and sensitive side to lobsters that reveals we have much more in common with these ocean dwelling creatures than you might think! Read on to discover what scientists are learning about the lives of lobsters — and why they need our protection.

6 incredible facts that will change the way you think about lobsters | Animals Australia

VEGAN ICE CREAM SANDWICHES

Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches – Gretchen’s Vegan Bakery (gretchensveganbakery.com)

EASY 3 Bean Salad

This is one healthy three bean salad recipe that you don’t want to pass up! Perfect for summer picnics and potlucks, this classic vegan salad has been revamped with chickpeas, kidney beans, black beans, and fresh apples to add a flair of sweetness.

Easy & Healthy Three Bean Salad Recipe (vegan, oil-free, gluten-free) (dreenaburton.com)

See also – England: Veggie and Vegan Places In England, Uk, Europe From ‘Happy Cow’. – World Animals Voice

HELP US BUILD BIDELIAS BARN! – World Animals Voice

Get Yummy !

Regards Mark

Germany: Huge Queues Gather After Burger King Store Hosts ‘Plant-Based’ Takeover.

WAV Comment: Now that is really cool news – who would have ever thought ? – the burger giant now seeing the future as palnt based. Well done Cologne !

Huge Queues Gather After Burger King Store Hosts 'Plant-Based' Takeover
A store in Cologne served meat-free burgers and plant-based nuggets from June 7-11 Credit: Burger King DE

Huge Queues Gather After Burger King Store Hosts ‘Plant-Based’ Takeover

In what has been described as a ‘world’s first’, one Burger King outlet ditched meat from its menu for a limited-time…

A Burger King store witnessed huge queues gathering outside after it hosted a plant-based takeover.*

One of the fast-food chain’s outlets in Cologne, Germany, ditched meat from June 7-11.

Burger King’s ‘plant-based’ takeover

In what has been described as a ‘world’s first’ – the store sold exclusively meat-free versions of its whopper and Chicken Royale burgers, as well as plant-based nuggets.

All vegan meat served was created by The Vegetarian Butcher – a Unilever-owned brand that partnered with Burger King last year.Pictures from social media show the restaurant’s exterior undergo a green makeover. Posters stating: ‘100 percent taste, 0 percent meat’ were displayed outside and inside the store.

‘The burgers were delicious’

“I was there today. It was really busy, people were standing outside,” one social media user wrote on Facebook.

“The burgers were delicious and tasted like the original. Thanks also to the great staff, who kept a clear head despite this rush and did a great job.”

Commenting on the success of the pop-up, Burger king Deutschland said: “Thank you cologne!  “Thanks to the many, many enthusiastic guests. And especially thanks to our super team from the Plant-based Burger King Restaurant.

“For the past five days, you’ve been plant-based whopper and co. [You’ve] Made a lot of guests happy! Big shout out to all of you. You are simply plant-astic!”

*While all meat served during the meat-free takeover was vegan. Some items contained cheese and mayonnaise.

Huge Queues As Burger King Hosts Plant-Based Store | Plant Based News

Hopefully the start of a change worldwide;

Regards Mark

England: Veggie and Vegan Places In England, Uk, Europe From ‘Happy Cow’.

WAV Comment – If you are here in England and need a bit of Veggie / Vegan food; then check out this fantastic listing from Happy Cow.  In addition, there is also a European lsting with over 58,000 listings – all European nations and a list of places to eat.  We reproduce this from the data on the Happy Cow site – Vegan Restaurants in England (happycow.net)

Just for the record, Rochester in Kent is fairly near to me.  ‘Food Glorious Food’ Vegan Restaurants in Rochester, England (happycow.net)  is the restaurant there.  Rochester was home to author Charles Dickens, hence the name; and Rochester is small but is also a city, complete with cathederal.  It hasw a strking castle which we have enjoyed visiting many times.  I show you a few pictures here.

Rochester has a ‘Dickens Festival’ each year, where folk dress up as Dickensian characters and walk through the high stret of the city – see lots of pictures at:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=dickens+rochester&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwiJopD0r6TxAhVDyRoKHXnmCfsQ2-cCegQIABAA&oq=dickens+rochester&gs_lcp=CgNpbWcQAzICCAAyBggAEAUQHjIGCAAQCBAeMgYIABAIEB46BwgAELEDEEM6BAgAEEM6BQgAELEDOggIABCxAxCDAToECAAQHlC0-wdY2r0IYOrCCGgAcAB4AYABTIgBlg-SAQIzMpgBAKABAaoBC2d3cy13aXotaW1nsAEAwAEB&sclient=img&ei=zT3OYMmHC8OSa_nMp9gP&bih=521&biw=1228&hl=en#imgrc=Oc9lJUdjtdKvWM

Here is my bit for Kent tourism ! – music could be better but …………………………

It’s a pretty cool county;

Regards Mark

Love this wonky shop on Rochester’s historic high street. at Food Glorious Food "44" in Rochester
‘Food Glorious Food’ Rochester.
Jacket Spuds In the Oven.

Rochester Castle | Norman Connections | Discover Norman History
Rochesster Castle

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14/6/21 – Mr Philip Wollen Becomes The First WAV Patron; We Are (More Than) Delighted, and Welcome Him To The Group.

Today, 14/6/21 is a special day for us.

Purely coincidental that we had news through, today, on ‘Ban Live Exports Day’ – where global awareness and demonstrations are focussed towards ending this abhorrent trade in the transportation of live, sentient beings.

Philip Wollen is a Badass Vegan.

And the news is:

We welcome the great campaigner, speaker, writer and all round activist for so many causes, especially animal rights – Mr Philip Wollen, as our first WAV Patron.

Philip kindly responded to our request to be our Patron within a matter of hours, after

Like many of you, our friends and supporters; we have respected and admired so much about Philip over the years; the Ex Vice president of Citibank, who decided to get out of the race and put his money, knowledge and efforts into supporting good causes around the world.

We are delighted to have ‘Phil’ on board with us and welcome him into the World Animals Voice team.  We know this friendship will be effective and long lasting; especially as we as anti export campaigners and animal rights activists; like Phil; still have a lot to say and do with efforts to end this trade and so many other global animal abuses.

So, Philip; Venus and Mark warmly welcome you into our WAV fold, and us being welcomed into yours. 

Here is a link directly into the site run by Philip and his wife Trix, Winsome Constance Kindness :

https://www.kindnesstrust.com/

You can read more about the work of the organisation by clicking on the above link; but here below is a summary of Philip Wollen as written for an introduction transcript for an MC (Master of Ceremonies) at a recent charity event:

Introducing Philip Wollen –

Philip Wollen, at 34 was Vice-President of Citibank. The Financial Press named him in the “Top 40 Brightest and Best” executives in Australia.

During his travels, by age 40 he’d witnessed cruelty so egregious he decided to do all he could to alleviate suffering, and give away everything he owned, with warm hands, and die broke. He jokes “So far, we are right on budget!”

Today, he is a “Venture Capitalist for Good Causes”, supporting some 500 mission-critical projects for children, animals and the environment in 40+ countries. Promoting “Ahimsa” (non -violence) and Veganism is his main interest.

He provides money for  Children, Animals, & the Environment with schools, orphanages, animal protection, shelters, clinics, medicines, biogas plants, ambulances, bore-wells and films; sponsored a married couple (cancer survivors) to run one marathon a day for 366 consecutive days around Australia’s coast, funded marine vessels, whale & seal rescue centres, primate sanctuaries, food, disaster relief, homeless people, victims of domestic violence, scholarships, the arts, health, forests and oceans, undercover anti-poaching operations through his operational “silos”, Kindness Farms, Kindness House, Kindness Oceans, Kindness Kids, Kindness Streets, & Kindness Mobile Restaurants for the Homeless.

Philip awards the annual Kindness Gold Medal & $20,000 Cash Prize to people who have devoted their lives in the service of others. Past recipients include Sir David Attenborough (UK), Dr Professor T. Colin Campbell (USA), Dr Ian Gawler OAM (Australia), Dr Jane Goodall DBE, Smt Maneka Gandhi MP (India), Captain Paul Watson (Canada), Dr Jill Robinson MBE (China), Dr Christine Townend (Australia), Captain Peter Hammarstedt (Sweden), Mr Christopher DeRose (USA), Rev. Dr Andrew Linzey (Oxford), Mr Damien Mander (Zimbabwe), Sri Pradeep Kumar Nath (India), Dr Chinny Krishna (India).

He has delivered speeches in the Parliament in The Hague, the Knesset Parliament in Israel, the European Parliament, the Parliament of World Religions, Universities, & international congresses and has discussed ethics with Presidents, Prime Ministers, Members of Parliament, Nobel Laureates & religious leaders from all the major faiths.

He is the Patron and Ambassador for many international groups; he has written Forewords for books by eminent authors on animal rights, health and ethics. His words have been read by millions around the world and his speeches have gone viral on the internet with over 60 million viewers and independently translated into over 20 languages.

Philip likes to be invisible.

  • The National Australia Day Council wrote: “Essentially a private man, Philip seeks no personal publicity. But he is not afraid to step into the limelight for a just cause”.
  • Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers accurately described him as “Reclusive”.

He has received the following awards:

  • The Order of Australia Medal in The Queen’s Birthday Honours.
  • Australian of the Year (Victoria).
  • Honorary Fellow of the Oxford Centre of Animal Ethics, UK.
  • Distinguished Alumni Award from The University of Adelaide.
  • Australian Humanitarian Award, Australia
  • Supreme Master Shining World Hero Award, Asia
  • Cottonian of Eminence Award, India
  • Humanitarian Award McKee Project, Costa Rica
  • Sea Shepherd Volunteer of the Decade, Australia
  • The Albert Schweitzer Award, USA
  • The Peter Singer Prize and Medal, Berlin, Germany

So here we are;  ladies and gentlemen; Mr Philip Wollen – Patron of ‘World Animals Voice’. We look forward very much to working with you in the future to end animal suffering.

England: 7/6/21 – Vegan Bites.

You can put the chicken before the egg, by choosing delicious, affordable, bird-friendly alternatives…

Re-thinking eggs | Animals Australia

Vegan Strawberry Muffins

Vegan Strawberry Muffins | A Virtual Vegan

 

Vegan Pasta e Fagioli

Vegan Pasta e Fagioli – Best of Vegan Pasta Soup

Top 3 CrossFit Competitors Are All Vegan: ‘My Body Doesn’t Need Meat’

Top 3 Crossfit Competitors Are All Vegan: ‘My Body Doesn’t Need Meat’ (plantbasednews.org)

Ready Burger become latest opening to join London’s new wave of beef-free burger kings

Ready Burger restaurant: Joins London’s new wave of beef-free burgers | Evening Standard

 

One Great Vegan: Meet the chef who’s singing her way through recipes on TikTok

One Great Vegan: Meet the chef who’s singing her way through recipes on TikTok (yahoo.com)

 

Rhubarb, Chocolate and Ginger Vegan Spread

Rhubarb, Chocolate and Ginger Vegan Spread – Animagus Eats

Supermarkets ‘misled customers over chicken cruelty and shut down social media objections’

Supermarkets ‘misled customers over chicken cruelty and shut down social media posts’ | The Independent

Pride Month Vegan Challenge

Pride Month Vegan Challenge (rainbowvegan.org)

Aldi Launches Plant-Based BBQ Range As Nearly Half Of Brits ‘Don’t Know How To Cater For Vegans’

Aldi Launches Plant-Based BBQ Range In UK | Plant Based News

 

 Regards Mark

Urge the COP26 Climate Summit to Serve a 100% Vegan Menu.

Urge the COP26 Climate Summit to Serve a 100% Vegan Menu

The 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) climate summit is fast approaching.

Urge the president of COP26 – Alok Sharma – to set a meaningful example during this time of climate emergency by serving a fully vegan menu at the event.

Eating Vegan Is Better for the Environment

The fishing, meat, dairy, and egg industries are not only cruel to animals but also cause catastrophic damage to the environment. For decades, the United Nations has identified animal agriculture as a leading cause of deforestation, pollution, ocean dead zones, habitat loss, species extinction, and zoonotic disease spread.

Plant-based foods have a far smaller carbon footprint than their animal-derived equivalents, even when comparing imported plant proteins to flesh from grass-fed, locally farmed animals. And a switch to vegan eating can reduce food-related carbon emissions by 73%. Quite simply, eating meat and dairy is part of what got us into this mess.

The COP26 Climate Summit Should Set an Example

Given everything we now know about the devastating impact of animal agriculture on the environment, serving meat, dairy, or eggs at a climate change summit would be like distributing cigarettes at a health convention.

Plants are the way forward, and a vegan menu would not only allow attendees to dine with a clear conscience but also set an important example for the world to follow.

Take action and tell Alok Sharma, president of COP26, to set an example and only serve vegan food at the event:

ACTION:

Urge the COP26 Climate Summit to Serve a 100% Vegan Menu | People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (peta.org.uk)

Regards Mark

England (London): First-Ever Vegan Sausage Roll Vending Machine Launches In UK – Giving Out Free Vegan Sausage Rolls to Celebrate ‘National Sausage Roll Day’.

 

Vegan Sausage Roll Vending Machine
‘They’re so flavorsome even meat-eaters will think we’re telling porkies!’ Credit: Meatless Farm

First-Ever Vegan Sausage Roll Vending Machine Launches In UK

Vegan Sausage Roll Vending Machine Debuts In UK | Plant Based News

The vending machine will give out free vegan sausage rolls from Meatless Farm to celebrate National Sausage Roll Day

A vegan sausage roll vending machine is launching in the UK

Created by plant-based brand Meatless Farm, the machine will debut in the South Bank area of London.

Vegan sausage roll machine 

It will dispense free vegan sausage rolls from 11.30 am – 7 pm on June 5 to celebrate National Sausage Roll Day. 

“Our sausage rolls have a herby sausage filling that is made using pea protein to create a meaty, succulent texture and taste,” Meatless Farm said

“[They’re] so flavorsome even meat-eaters will think we’re telling porkies! 

“Each sausage roll has a perfectly crisp and flaky puff pastry which will have even the die-hard sausage roll fans jumping for joy.”

Plant-based factory

Earlier this year, Meatless Farm announced it’s opening a plant-based factory in Canada

The brand launched a dedicated plant protein ingredients subsidiary dubbed Lovingly Made Ingredients. It will provide its global supply of textured plant protein and ‘expand into broader external supply operations’.

Lovingly Made Ingredients will operate out of a new flagship plant protein facility in Calgary, where it will be the first of its kind on this scale. Moreover, Meatless Farm describes the move as one of its ‘biggest investments to date’.

It has invested an initial $12 million in its manufacturing infrastructure with the 30,000 sq ft plant. By 2023, it will have the capacity to produce up to 14,500 tonnes of plant protein ingredients. 

The vegan sausage roll vending machine will be located at Observation Point, 56 Upper Ground, South Bank 

A brilliant way to convert even more to plant based !

Regards Mark

England: 23/5/21 Vegan Bites; Enjoy.

Hi all you little rascal fellow activists; here are some latest Vegan Bite issues which we hope you will enjoy reading – hit the road and be a voice;

For the animals;

Regards Mark

23/5/21 Vegan Bites

Australia’s Meat Consumption Hits Lowest For 25 Years, According To New Report

Australia’s Meat Consumption Hits Lowest For 25 Years, Says Report (plantbasednews.org)

Greta Thunberg Calls For An End To Animal Agriculture In Biodiversity Day Film

Biodiversity Day: Greta Thunberg Calls For Animal Agriculture End (plantbasednews.org)

GRETA THUNBERG IN NEW FILM: IF WE DON’T STOP EXPLOITING ANIMALS, “WE ARE F*CKED” 

Greta Thunberg in New Film: If We Don’t Stop Exploiting Animals, “We Are F*cked”  | VegNews

SOAP LEGEND DR. BRONNER’S IS LAUNCHING VEGAN CHOCOLATE CANDY BARS

Soap Legend Dr. Bronner’s Is Launching Vegan Chocolate Candy Bars | VegNews

HERE ARE TRUTHS ABOUT DAIRY AND WHY YOU SHOULD FINALLY DITCH DAIRY FROM YOUR DIET.

Ditch Dairy – Here are 10 Reasons to Ditch Dairy From Your Diet For Good (myvegandreams.com)

VEGAN MILK ALTERNATIVES

Vegan Milk Alternatives – Let’s Discuss Your Options (myvegandreams.com)

Crackd To Launch National Ad Campaign Showcasing Vegan Eggs, Eyes Global Expansion

Crackd To Launch Campaign Showcasing Vegan Eggs, Eyes Expansion (plantbasednews.org)

Bryan Adams And Joanna Lumley Help Donate 100,000 Vegan Meals Amid India’s 2nd Wave Of COVID-19

Bryan Adams And Joanna Lumley Support Vegan Food Aid In India | Plant Based News

Viva ! – Our favourite chocolates on the shop…

Food – Tagged “Category_Chocolate” – Gifts for Life | Viva! (vivashop.org.uk)

UK – Not a happy Sausage !

(20+) Farms Not Factories – Posts | Facebook

(20+) Farms Not Factories | Facebook

World Champion Athlete Carl Lewis Says He’s Been ‘Mostly’ Plant-Based For Over 25 Years

Sprint Legend Carl Lewis Says He’s Been Mostly Plant-Based For 25 Years | Plant Based News

Chef Rene Johnson is Leading A Mouth Watering Vegan Soul Food Revolution! / Look: PicsVideos

Chef Rene Johnson is Leading A Mouth Watering Vegan Soul Food Revolution! / Look: PicsVideos | EURweb

Runner: My ‘superpower’ vegan diet helped me smash record

My ‘superpower’ vegan diet helped me smash running record (nypost.com)

Impossible Foods Has Just Launched Frozen Patties at Supermarkets Across the U.S!

Impossible Foods Has Just Launched Frozen Patties at Supermarkets Across the U.S! — Oops Vegan

Easy Vegan Lunch Wrap

Easy Vegan Lunch Wrap | The Green Loot

 

We have covered this recently but it is worth showing again – what happens in the milk business;

Disturbing moment dairy farmer beats baby goats to death with a metal pole – before dragging their convulsing bodies away in front of their mothers

Disturbing moment dairy farmer beats baby goats to death with a metal pole – before dragging their convulsing bodies away in front of their mothers | Animal Liberation Victoria | Fighting for Animal Rights (alv.org.au)

THE 32 BEST VEGAN FOOD FINDS AT WALMART: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

The 32 Best Vegan Food Finds at Walmart: The Ultimate Guide | VegNews

… and the message is …

do something

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