Today is World Vegan Day, an annual event celebrated by Vegans all over the world. The event was established in 1994 by Louise Wallis, then Chair of The Vegan Society in the United Kingdom, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the organisation and the coining of the terms “vegan” and “veganism”.
In the beginning, The Muscle Bakery wasn’t a reaction to any culinary changes but more of a personal development in the way I saw food. However, as my clientele developed and my skills improved, the demand began evolving and I was catering to the needs of my customers as well as developing my own cooking/ baking style.
The request for Vegan food has grown incredibly over the past few years, and even more so in the last year. When I began, my Vegan customers were a very select amount. But now it seems to be the other way around which is actually surreal to see; the way our culinary culture has changed.
With the growth of knowledge, we are all becoming more conscious of the world around us and it’s up to us to change that. So in contrast to when we began, we have developed with these changes, becoming an exclusively veggie friendly bakery.
We have also completely removed plastic bags and looking into veggie friendly packaging and labels.
We also offer a discount to all customers when they return their plastic containers or bring their own bags.
Everyone’s little efforts, make a big difference.
DID YOU KNOW:
A person showering for 2 months uses up the same amount of water that it takes to produce enough livestock for one beef burger.
Broccoli has a higher protein content per calorie than beef.
Every minute, 7 million pounds of excrement are produced by animals raised for food in the US.
Plastic is the only existing material that CANNOT break down naturally.
There is officially so much plastic in the world that any fish we eat, by default also contains plastic.
If every human skipped just ONE meal of chicken per week, environmental effects would be like removing 500,000 cars off the road.
82% of starving children live in countries where food is grown to feed animals in the west.
Brad Pitt, Beyoncé, Ellen Degeneres, Liam Hemsworth, Alicia Silverstone, Jennifer Lopez, Pamela Anderson, Alec Baldwin and Bill Clinton are vegans.
To celebrate this day, we have put together a collection of our best Vegan recipes to inspire you guys; to show that eating Vegan (& veggie) is also super fun and tasty (and not just about eating leaves and carrot sticks).
Say yes to waffles with this tasty vanilla flavour waffle, topped with soy yoghurt, cookies, fresh berries and zero syrup.
Imagine if you married up a cookie, a scone and a cake… this is what our Blueberry Slices are like.
COFFEE COCONUT TRUFFLES
Coffee and coconut? imma go and say yes my friends. Soft truffle centre made w/ coconut flour, infused with instant coffee and coated in luxurious dark chocolate.
Fudgey brownies to brighten the day. Using Soy yogurt as a secret ingredient, a recipe to make over and over again.
Cheesy nachos without the cheese? C’est pas posible. Thanks to the use of nutritional yeast, make any tortilla your b**tch and make them into badass nachos.
Flapjacks are usually laden with butter, not these tho. With added peanut butter… theres nothing to not love!
GOJI HOB NOBS
Hob Nobs minus the gluten and the buttah + added health from the goji berries. Give them a whirl.
These pancakes are so tasty, it fooled all our non-vegan friends.
The easiest way to make tasty tofu, using bbq sauce and not much else! Pair it up in a salad or a spud for maximum taste bud party.
Chicken nuggets is so last year, try these tofu nuggets instead.
VEGAN BANANA BREAD
Would you believe us if we said a can of pop can replace an egg? This recipe shows you how.
BASIC VEGAN PANCAKES
The simplest and tastiest pancakes you’re ever gonna make! A firm favourite amongst our followers.
We hope these recipes inspire you and remember: even if you swap ONE meal a day to a Vegan meal… you ARE making a difference.
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HAPPY VEGAN DAY 🌱