November 1, 2012

World Vegan Day

"For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love." - Pythagoras

"Vegans and vegetarians are commonly baited by nonvegetarians with 'what if' scenarios that typically have no relevance to or bearing on most people’s real-life situations." - Joanne Stepaniak, M.S. Ed.

It's World Vegan Day!

Sponsored by: ecoVegan

Not only is it World Vegan Day it's the start of World Vegan Month! Today is an annual celebration to promote and bring awareness to the vegan lifestyle and diet. It was established in 1994 by Louise Wallis who was the president and chair of The Vegan Society in the UK at the time. Fifty years before the word "vegan" was actually coined by Donald Watson, who said:

"A common criticism is that the time is not yet ripe for our reform. Can time ever be ripe for any reform unless it is ripened by human determination?"

The truth is that never in our history of a planet have we desperately needed dietary reform like we do now.

I'm celebrating today with ecoVegan, a company that makes delicious and nutritious alternatives to animal proteins to promote a compassionate and sustainable lifestyle. Their products are cholesterol, preservatives, and GMO free, and are far healthier option than meat for those who are concerned about weight, disease, or any food related illness.

Tonight, I'm serving up "Ocean's Delight" - ecoVegan's version of a fish steak. I read that other reviewers found them a little soft for mimicking seafood, so I decided to pair it with some crunchier veg to balance out the textures. I'll be honest: if you didn't like fish in your pre-veg life, you won't like these. ecoVegan really does an excellent job at recreating "ocean" flavors in this product (so much so that they actually have a layer of seaweed on them). If you're a vegan seriously missing seafood, though? These are totally for you!

Happy World Vegan Day!

Disclaimer: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer. Opinions expressed are totally my own and are NOT in anyway influenced by monetary compensation. Logo used with permission from company.