If aliens acted like humans…

Hello everyone, and happy new year’s eve!

I wasn’t planning to post today, but I happened to see this video from Peta this morning, and thought it was brilliant so wanted to share it with you:

It’s funny but thought-provoking at the same time, which I always think is the best way to get your point across.

Coincidentally, I myself have used the alien analogy quite a lot in the past, to try to communicate how unfairly humans treat animals, simply because lots of people see them as inferior. A lot of it comes down to the moral of treating others how you would like to be treated.

If aliens invaded Earth and started treating humans how we currently treat animals, there would be outrage. A couple of examples:

  • Because humans speak a different language which the aliens don’t understand, the aliens would assume that humans cannot feel emotion or pain.
  • Female humans would be forcibly impregnated repeatedly and have their newborn babies taken away, so that the aliens could take their breast milk instead. Most of the baby boys would be killed and eaten by the aliens, and baby girls would be raised on replacement milk and then be put to the same use as their mothers.

Sounds horrific, right? Well, that is exactly what currently happens to animals.

Food for thought to see in 2018!

My biggest wish for next year is that veganism will continue to soar in popularity and become a lot more mainstream, and that we will not have to endure stigma for much longer 🙂

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Christmas 2017

Ciao peeps! I hope you all had a lovely Xmas, if you celebrate it 🙂

Weirdly, I don’t really have anything to write about this time (food-wise), as I have been under the weather with flu and a very sore throat for nearly two weeks, and haven’t had much of an appetite! 😦 I keep feeling better and then worse, but hoping I’m on the mend for good this time.

Mum did make a lovely Xmas dinner, with a loaf and all the trimmings, which I enjoyed despite the throat pain!

I also got some very nice prezzies, including some cosmetics from Buddha Beauty – a totally vegan, natural and cruelty-free company, and a beautiful pendant from Simon Says Fork Out, who makes jewellery out of recycled cutlery and is one of the most popular stalls at Bath Christmas Market.

Until next time! 😀

Bath’s two new vegan eateries!!

Within two days, Jacob and I have had the pleasure of trying out Bath’s two newest 100% vegan eateries: Chapel Arts Cafe and Nourish 😀

Chapel Arts used to be a veggie/vegan cafe, but it has recently changed its menu to be totally plant-based, and is also open during some evenings. We went along at lunchtime and were very impressed; we had a flatbread and a cake each. Mine was a garlic mushroom flatbread, and then a brownie, to which they plated up and added chocolate sauce, which was a nice touch:

The next day, we were in town late, before the midnight showing of The Last Jedi (which you must go and see in 3D if you can!), and so we decided to join a group of local vegans for a taster menu at Nourish, which is a vegan pub on London Road (formerly The Beaufort).

The food was lovely, but ended up taking a very long time to arrive (I think probably because the owners had underestimated how long everything would take, and there were a lot of us!), and we actually had to skip dessert because we had a bus to catch to the cinema. Oh well – we’ll just have to go another time 😛 What we did have was very nice: mushroom and chestnut soup, jackfruit taco, falafel, pakoras, nut roast and pie with roasted veg. Thankfully it was reasonably priced, and they kindly took dessert off for us:

P.S. I have finally got around to watching the comedy Red Dwarf, and heard a good quote the other day:

To give a bit of context, the four main characters are stuck without food, and Kryten manages to rustle up some cooked “chicken”. It transpires that it is not, in fact, chicken, but human meat. Obviously the others react with disgust, and Kryten says, “It seemed to me that if humanoids eat chicken, then obviously they’d eat their own species; otherwise they’d just be picking on the chicken.”

Bristol Viva! Vegan Festival :)

Ciao peeps! I had a lovely spontaneous day out on Saturday, visiting the Viva! vegan festival in Bristol. There were two floors packed full of food, treats, gifts and informations, and it was very encouraging to see it so busy with people of all ages 🙂 It was far too busy to take photos, and I spent most of my time eating and awkwardly standing around, but here is a link to the event page, in case you want to go to their future events:

https://www.viva.org.uk/festivals/Bristol-2017

I will content myself with posting a photo of a lovely Bakewell tart, which was from The Vegan Cakery and which I enjoyed with a cup of tea when I returned home 🙂

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Also, just a couple of new finds in my local Tesco: vegan cheesy dorito-like chips (which are great with salsa), and vegan Ben & Jerry’s has finally arrived too!! There were three flavours available, and I chose chocolate fudge brownie:

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