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WELCOME TO DAY TWENTY-FIVE!
Kym's advice for day twenty-five:
What is the actual definition of vegan?
Even in this day and age, with veganism growing exponentially and becoming more and more mainstream, some people still don't know what vegan actually means and some people have still not heard of it. Help spread the terrific message of non-violence and compassion by having a clear definition ready at the tip of your tongue.
The term vegan was coined in 1944 by Donald Watson who co-founded the British Vegan Society. It was quickly established to mean 'living without exploiting animals'. This is the short version. the longer version is: "A person who does not use animals for food, clothing or entertainment."
Although the term 'Veganism' is new, the idea is not. There are about 1,000 descendants of the Aryan tribes that live scattered around Gilgit, Hunza, Kargil and Leh in the Himalayas in Asia. They are nature 'worshippers' and strict vegans. The few thousand Brok-pa Aryans have lived in these hostile terrain at 15,000 ft altitude for over 5,000 years, subsisting on a vegan diet.
TODAYS ASSIGNMENT: Memorise the definition of veganism (either short or long form) so that you can help educate others :-)
WANT MORE INFO ABOUT THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GOING VEGAN?
Go to this page and check out some short videos about the benefits of a vegan diet to prevent impotence!
Cassies' recipe idea for day twenty-five:
Soybean and Chinese Broccoli Wontons
Makes 34 dumplings
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp vegetable oil
200g mushrooms, roughly chopped
8 leaves Chinese broccoli, thinly sliced
3 shallots, thinly sliced
3/4 cup dried soybeans, soaked 24 hours, boiled 1 hour
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp flaked salt
1/4 tsp white pepper, ground
1 small red chilli (birds eye), thinly sliced
1 bunch coriander, roughly chopped, washed thoroughly
2 tsp cornflour, mixed with 1 tbsp water
1 pack wontons (vegan)
- In a frypan, heat the oil and sauté the mushrooms until lightly browned.
- Add the chinese broccoli, shallots and soybeans and continue to cook until the broccoli has steamed.
- Stir through the soy sauce, salt, pepper, chilli and coriander and then the cornflour mixed with sauté and allow to simmer for 2 minutes or until it forms a thickened mixture.
- Place 1 teaspoon of mixture into the centre of each wonton wrapper and using a pastry brush, brush the pastry around the mixture with water. Gently pinch the sides together to form a sealed wonton.
- Using a pot of boiling water and bamboo steamer or electric steamer, steam for 9 minutes. Remove from steamer and serve with soy sauce.
Click Here for Week Four'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 Four's Nutrition Tips from Naturopath, Robyn Chuter
Nine tips of the week: Know your best vegan zinc sources, Get blood tests annually to check your nutritional status, Chew your food thoroughly, Know the facts about fish Parts 1 and 2, Eat only when hungry, How to tell ‘toxic hunger’ from true hunger, Know the difference between ‘satisfied’ and ‘full’, Plug yourself in to reliable vegan nutrition resources.
QUOTE FOR THE DAY:
Congratulations making it through DAY TWENTY-FIVE of your 30 Day Go Vegan Challenge!