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Vegan ACT's 30 Day Go Vegan Challenge

Hi <<First Name>>! 

WELCOME TO DAY TWENTY!

 
 


Kym's advice for day twenty:
Is popcorn vegan? 
For many people, it just wouldn't be good and proper to go the the movies without buying popcorn! But what about the 'butter'? Of course normal butter is not vegan, as its made from dairy. Commonly though, if you are going to one of the major cinemas like Hoyts, Greater Union or Event cinemas, the 'butter' is just an artificial flavouring. The ingredients of cinema popcorn is commonly: raw corn, coconut oil, flavouring 160A (which is vegan), Salt: Colour 102 - tartrazine (also vegan). Of course I am generalising here and its worth sending an email to the cinema people once a year or so to check if they ingredients are the same. Every time we send an email to a company asking if their food is vegan, we are helping to show them that there are people who truly care for animals and giving them more reason to sell products that are vegan :-)

TODAYS ASSIGNMENT: 
Check out this website for some great vegan popcorn recipes that you can have at home in your own 'cinema' :-)

 


WANT MORE INFO ABOUT THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GOING VEGAN? 
Go to this page and check out some short videos about studies on plant sources of omega 3 vs animal sources 

Cassie's recipe idea for day twenty: 


Patatas Bravas
Makes 4 servings
Ingredients
600g kipfler potatoes, peeled
4 tbsp olive oil
1 brown onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
400g can diced tomatoes
2 long red chillis, roughly chopped
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 tsp sweet paprika
1/4 tsp chilli powder (mild)
1 tsp flaked salt
1/2 tsp brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable stock
Fresh parsley, to serve
Fresh coriander, to serve
Sliced red chilli, to serve
  1. In a large pot, place the potatoes and cover with water. Simmer over a medium heat until just cooked, approximately 20 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large frypan and saute the onion and garlic until golden brown, approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes, red chillis, tomato paste, paprika, chilli powder, salt, brown sugar and vegetable stock and simmer over a low heat for 20 minutes.
  4. Puree the tomato sauce using a stick blender and set aside.
  5. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a frypan and pan fry the potatoes until just golden brown. Serve with tomato puree over the top and parsley, coriander and chilli on the side.
     
 
 

Click Here for Week Three's Advice from Psychologist, Clare Mann
My aim is to give you simple strategies to understand and manage your own emotions, thoughts and self-questioning.  Additionally, I’ll provide tips and techniques to have everyday conversations easily and effectively. 

 

Click Here for Week Three's Nutrition Tips from Naturopath, Robyn Chuter
Seven tips of the week:  Don't be scared of fruit, Don’t fall for the coconut oil hype, Ensure you have a reliable source of vitamin B12, Get enough iodine, Know your omegas, Check your vitamin D level, Get the balance right with raw foods

 

 
QUOTE FOR THE DAY


Congratulations making it through DAY TWENTY of your 30 Day Go Vegan Challenge! 
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