In today’s Veggie Athletic Weekly News Digest: Vegan mug cake recipes; small vegan Youtubers making a big impact; Vegan cheese sales are BOOMING; Amazing vegan cookies; Become a vegan activist without saying a word; Vegan Valentine’s food ideas.
As we’ve previously said, social media is the most important way to spread the vegan message. You can reach thousands of people and engage with them. Bets of all, it’s completely free. Youtube is perhaps the most effective of all social media streams to grow the vegan movement. There’s plenty of cornerstone, big vegan Youtubers already but what about the ones you might’ve not heard of?
Big or small, everyone is helping to spread the message. You never know, you might find a new favourite and hit that subscribe button!
The past year has most definitely made vegan cheese mainstream. With Zizzi now selling its own version, and the creation of ‘Gary’, it’s no surprise that vegan cheese sales have increased.
However, it’s just how much these sales have increased by which is outstanding. According to Plant Based News,
United Kingdom-based supermarket chain Sainsbury’s reported that sales of its vegan cheeses surpassed the company’s predictions by 300%.
That’s right, Sainsbury’s expectations of sales for their vegan cheese range have been completely blown out of the water. Veganism is thought to have grown by 360% in the past decade, so these vegan cheese sales statistics only back this up further.
It’s great to see an omni devour a vegan treat, only for you to tell them that it’s actually vegan (and that we don’t just eat grass). Cookies are delicious and vegan ones are increasingly easy to get a hold of. Here’s three vegan cookies that are just one click away.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner you might be planning presents or thinking about making a tasty meal for you and your partner. Serious Eats have got you covered with a pretty extensive list of ideas for that special meal. Read more below or find the original post here.
AN ELEGANT VEGAN MENU THAT PULLS OUT ALL THE STOPS
If you want to pull out the real restaurant-quality show-stoppers, this is the menu for you. Start with this Cream of Mushroom Soup With Crispy Shiitake Chips that has tons of mushroom flavor, and a silky-smooth texture, without a drop of dairy.
Vegan activists come in all shapes and sizes. Some are loud and proud, and some are shy and subtle. If you want to spread the vegan message, then that’s great. And if throwing red paint over people isn’t your thing, there are alternatives. Here are some simply ways to become a vegan activist, without having to say a single word.
I recently found out that if you email PETA on their email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, then they will send you a pack of vegan stickers, completely for free! With them comes my personal favourite, the ‘I’m an asshole, I wear fur’ stickers.
Whether you have the balls to stick them on a fur coat or just in the street, they really make an impact. Stickers will be seen by thousands of people, and will stay around for ages.
There’s nothing better than cake, apart from cake that only takes a few minutes to make. Luckily, there are tons of vegan mug cake recipes out there, giving us an extra excuse to have freshly made cake every night of the week. Chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, the choice is yours!
4tbsp flour – add in 1/4tsp of bicarb if not using self raising flour
2tbsp hot chocolate powder
4tbsp milk (dairy free of course)
Add in some chocolate chips
Mix together the dry ingredients, then add oil and mix. Then, add the milk and bake in the microwave for about 45-50 seconds