Archive: Food

An Ingredient or A Being; How a leg becomes a drumstick.

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on May 09, 2017

In Australia over 1 million of them will be killed every day. In the US 9 billion of them per year. Chickens are bred, raised and slaughtered at a unprecedented rate, and at this exploding speed we have overlooked a basic part of the equation – the chicken. They have become a thing, an ingredient; void of any needs and looked at instead of a being, more of a cog in a wheel. While we have decided it is OK to take their life when we slaughter them, somewhere along […]

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Game Meat; Why It’s A Game We Can’t Afford To Play

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on March 03, 2017

Game meat is growing rapidly in popularity, as consumers clue onto the horrific cruelty and environmental destruction caused in animal agriculture. I completely understand the argument for eating game meat; It is wild, which means the animal hasn’t had to suffer in a cage or a crowded shed for the duration of her/his life. It is free right up until their relatively quick death, which means no scary, often hot/freezing ride to the slaughter house with no food and having to witness to the smells and sounds of death of […]

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The Ins and Outs of What You Need To Know When Choosing Your Salmon

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on November 16, 2016

Salmon is one of the most popular fish to consume around the globe and here in Australia more farmed salmon is produced than any other species of seafood and we eat tens of thousands of tonnes of it a year. But interestingly, consumers are often unaware the salmon they are eating is not wild, but actually from factory aquaculture farms in Tasmania; bred in trays, raised in cramped tanks and dyed pink with chemicals. This big business is worth an estimated 700 million dollars and is dominated by three main companies,  Tassal, […]

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The AMAZING chef, Tracy Noelle Shares Shojin Ryorui.

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food / People on September 01, 2016

Don’t you love it when the universe provides you what you have been praying for! I meet Tracy at a dinner party ( a Mexican vegan one at that) one night after I had spent all week talking about how I would love to have someone like-minded and as passionate about educating others in how fun and healthy a cruelty-free life can be, to join me on The Compassionate Road. Tracy is an amazing chef and vegan – and while I love cooking (and I am a little obsessed with […]

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Nutritionist Kirsten Shanks On How To Stay Healthy On a Plant-Based Diet

Posted in Food / Health / People on July 19, 2016

I love Kirsten and everything she stands for, including her stunning Sydney business, Orchard St. She founded Orchard St early 2013 and is a qualified Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist. A love of nature, a passion for healing and a strong belief in the use of food as medicine inspired her to develop Orchard St. Raised between the jungles of Borneo and rural New Zealand in a culinary family, an exotic variety of lovingly made food has always been at the centre of her life. After witnessing family illnesses remedied with […]

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Kangaroo Meat – an Ecological Solution or Disaster?

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on May 02, 2016

You may have heard that eating kangaroo meat is the best option for the environment; after all kangaroos aren’t farmed, they are shot in the wild in their own environment and, as they are native animals, they don’t cause any negative impact for planet earth like raising other animals for their meat does. In theory it sounds wonderful. In reality it doesn’t stack up. First and foremost, industry estimates put the average amount of meat derived from a single roo at around 12 kilograms, enough to provide 48 people with […]

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Food Empowerment Project with Lauren Ornelas

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food / People on April 28, 2016

Lauren Ornelas is Food Empowerment Project’s founder and serves as the group’s executive director. She is also the former executive director of Viva!USA, a national nonprofit vegan advocacy organization. lauren has been active in the animal rights movement for more than 20 years. After spending four years as national campaign coordinator for In Defense of Animals, lauren was asked by Viva!UK to start and run Viva!USA in 1999. In cooperation with activists across the country, she worked and achieved corporate changes within Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s, and Pier 1 […]

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Health Benefits of Fermented Vegetables and Demonstration How to Make

Posted in Food / Health on April 25, 2016

Naturopathic health treatments often focus on making sure our digestive tract health is optimum, not only for our digestive functions, but because it also affects our moods and immune system. One easy way to help increase the health of your GIT is to included fermented foods in your diet. Fermented foods are rich in live bacteria that replenish the micro biome, helping it maintain the right proportion of friendly bacteria for optimal health, examples include sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha and kefir. They also can increases micronutrients as some bacteria can increase […]

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Environmentalist? What about your Diet?

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food / Lifestyle on November 29, 2015

Animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the combined exhaust from all transportation. [i] Fao.org. Spotlight: Livestock impacts on the environment. I don’t think any of us need reminding we are playing a dangerous game with the way we are treating our planet. With over 7 billion of us inhabiting this spinning orb, we need to work as a whole to overcome the issues of global warming and environmental destruction if we are going to leave a place as wonderful as it is now […]

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What to Know When Choosing a Baby Formula

Posted in Food / Health / Products on September 10, 2015

My babies both hung off my breasts until 18 months. Beautiful and bonding yes, it also meant I was committed to being with them all the time and that often I felt like a cow. For me it worked, I loved the experience- the good and the bad- and I believe if possible it is the best option for your child for nutrition, for ease (no washing bottles etc), cost (although I was eating huge amounts of food) and immunity. However it doesn’t run smoothly for everyone. Lucky for me […]

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