Vegan Life: Issue 25

Vegan Life Magazine’s 25th issues kicks off with an intense, rather haunting, photo of Moby, whose quietly confident stare would convert even the most stubborn carnivore.

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Moby gives a very honest and varied interview, covering the state of animal agriculture in the U.S. to the personal mistakes he made at the beginning of becoming vegan. Political, concise and engaging, it was a very refreshing read, which ends on a welcomed note of optimism:

‘The majority of the people on the planet love animals, and the majority of the people are very concerned about climate change and rainforest and deforestation, and heart disease, antibiotic resistance and cancer, so I fully believe that the world, assuming it survives, will become a primary vegan world for all those reasons’.


Art

Having received two sexy sets of Faber-Castell pens for Christmas, I decided to put them to good use, and have been playing around with ways of depicting vegan/climate change issues through art. It’s always challenging to know where to start when you’re slumped in front of a block of blank paper, so I’ve taken to this issue of Vegan Life as inspiration…

The first of Vegan Life’s art-based features looks at Sue Coe’s work. This was the first time  that I’d ever come across Coe, but I was immediately sucked in. Her work is passionate, political and unapologetically brutal, depicting all areas of cruelty that humans have become accustomed to turning a blind eye to. I would urge you to have a look at some of her pieces, as she’s contributing to a valuable form of activism which I believe should have a larger place within global action for change.

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The second feature is less in-your-face, and shares Tibits’ gentle new project, #ArtAtTibits. This new campaign intends to “promote an anti-meat message by displaying artwork on its windows”, whilst doing so in “a non-threatening way”. Their current artist is Francesca A. Page, whose fun detailed illustrations are bound to draw customers of all ages (and diets) inside.

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#ArtAtTibits is a fab project, so if you’re a vegan artist who wants to get their work out there, head to artattibits.com/artists.


Food

This month, I’ve had carbs on the brain, so Vegan Life’s carby feature on 15 minute meals was right up my starchy street.

First up, is a tray of Pitta Pizzas which look TOO. FRICKIN’. GOOD. Imagine the crust on those bad boys:

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Once you’ve devoured the above, why not move onto a bowl of Courgette and Lemon Pappardelle with Pine Nuts?! It’s a perfect meal for Spring and a perfect meal for my pre-period cravings.

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Last up, we have a round marble slab of Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies which you can make in TWO MINUTES??? I’ve only just seen that part. Ok, well that changes everything. I’m having cookies tonight.

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I can’t recommend Vegan Life Magazine enough! Click here to grab yourself a wee subscription.

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