A new group to support and encourage a compassionate, cruelty-free, vegan lifestyle. We hold cooking sessions, tasting sessions, information sessions on everything from cruelty-free moisurisers to leather-free walking boots; vegan textiles to the best dairy-free cheese for cheese sauce!
What a fun night we had! Over 70 people filled the Fielden Centre in Todmorden to watch and dance to the energetic Lazlo Baby, headlining our celebration of World Vegan Month 2017!
We opened the evening with Raw Rob and Clem Fandango (vegan musicians from our group), then moving deftly into the country blues part of the evening with the meticulous vocals and guitar playing of Steve ‘Manifold’ Anderson, decorated with blues harmonica melodies.
Dinner was served in the form of home-made tater pie and mushy peas, followed by a variety of cakes made by some of the group’s generous volunteers and Kind Cake Co. (thank you again!). Although the food was all vegan, many of the people who attended were not, and it was a wonderful opportunity for everyone to enjoy plant-based food without drawing direct attention to our principal topics of being healthier and kinder to the world and those who live in it.
Back to the live folk music! As we graced into the Irish section, we were serenaded by the haunting singer Trixxi Corish. Shortly after, our very own Phil Reed delighted us with his use of a loop pedal with bodhrán and whistle development. Finally, we reached the dizzy heights of the night and danced the last hour away to the energetic and addictive five-piece experience that is Lazlo Baby.
Once again, we would like to extend our enormous gratitude to the people who donated their time and effort to making this event possible.
Copied directly from a West Yorkshire Animal Protection email. We have removed the events that have already passed.
I hope you are all enjoying the weekend, West Yorkshire Animal Protection have some events between now and Christmas as follows:
Saturday 25th November 10-4pm
General Animal Rights stall at the Bradford Peace Fair – helpers are needed! If you can spare an hour or two please let me know – this is a fantastic event, with craft stalls, campaign stalls and amazing vegan food available.
We recently handed out leaflets to students at Huddersfield University to promote the Vegan Month, and received a very good response. We are also planning to hand out leaflets at local universities to promote Veganuary before the end of term – details will be confirmed soon
Demos at Belle Vueto be arranged in December – details to follow
The other night I did my first ever cookery demo, and I loved it. Probably mainly because I managed to crowbar in some cheese jokes.
When I became vegan, I accepted the ‘truth’ that I would never enjoy mac n cheese again, never again make cheese jokes… How wrong I was. This is my favourite comfort food which also doubles as a carb-loading meal the night before a race, but isn’t as stodgy as a non-vegan version, plus you get one of your five-a-day!
This recipe is completely flexible; you can use pumpkin or potatoes and carrots instead of the squash, or miss out literally any of the ingredients (although not all!) and it’ll still work – you can even substitute the mylk for water. So don’t worry if you’re missing an item or two from the list…
Blend all the cheese ingredients together in blender. Add the potatoes and onion, salt and black pepper and mix put 1 to 2 tbs of cheese filling into centre of pastry. Use soya milk or water to wet the edge of pastry. Fold and pinch the pastry to seal.
Bake in oven for 20 minutes (or until golden brown) gas mark 5.