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If an Animal is Treated Well, is it okay to Eat or use them
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Here's another of the VLV! video Q&A series: If an Animal is Treated Well, is it okay to Eat them or use them?

See the rest of the Q&A series here.

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
21st Century - The Age of Protection new book by Bob Timmons
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The E-Book 21st Century - The Age Of Protection by Bob Timmons will be officially launched on 8 June, World Ocean Day

This is a massive 90+ page book about the journey of Bob, from 6 years ago when he watched a documentary called Sharkwater and how it started him on his mission to paint the stories of the ocean with 50 art pieces inside.

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Interview with CHRY FM - Veganism & Commercialisation
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Thursday, 23 May 2013

Joanna & Meghan from CHRY 105.5 FM interviewed me last Wednesday 15 May on Veganism & Commercialism for the Independent Arts Report. CHRY 105.5 FM is a campus and community-based radio located in York University, Toronto, Canada.

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Listen Here or click the play button below. The interview is just under 14 minutes and I speak about:

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How Hard is it to Travel When you're Vegan? - Video
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Here's another of the VLV! video Q&A series: How Hard is it to Travel When you're Vegan?

See the rest of the Q&A series here.

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
Why Do Vegans Care more about Animals than People? - Video
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Here's another of the VLV! video Q&A series: Why Do Vegans Care more about Animals than People?

See the rest of the Q&A series here.

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
My Upcoming Vegan & Animal Rights Events in the USA
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Monday, 13 May 2013

I'm off to the US again (via Fiji) starting late tonight. I'm speaking at various events whilst I'm abroad. Here's the list:

Vida Vegan Con

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New Recipe Book Coming Soon - Title Needed
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 08 May 2013

I'm working on a new vegan recipe book and I need a Title. If you have any ideas please email me or comment on FaceBook, Google+ or Twitter. If your suggestion is chosen you will receive a copy of the new book due out at the end of 2013.

Thanks to Jim Campbell who came up with the title, There’s a Vegan in the Kitchen: Viva la Vegan’s Easy and Tasty Plant-Based Recipes. Keep updated with the new book,  HERE.

VOTE for the best title HERE (until the end of September)

The recipes are a collection of the Viva la Vegan! Recipe Calendars released in 2006, 2007 and 2008 - then later recycled recipe cards. I would like a better title for the book than what I was originally going to go with: Recipe Cards Collection.

Over 3 days mid-April, my good friend and go-to photographer, Carol from Carol Slater Photography and I did a photo shoot for the 36 recipes that will be in the upcoming book. I also spent another 3 other days with preparation. 

I'd like to share the wonderful work that Carol has done by the photos below showing my original photos (on top) and Carol's new and improved ones below. You can also click on the name of each dish or the photo to download the Recipes - make sure you sign in!

Here's the ones from the first recipe calendar, released in 2006

Chick-pea and vegetable salad:

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How Can I Get Involved with Activism? - Video
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Tuesday, 07 May 2013

Here's another of the VLV! video Q&A series: How Can I Get Involved with Activism?

See the rest of the Q&A series here.

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
As a Vegan, will I be able to Eat Out at Restaurants? - Vid
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 01 May 2013

Here's another of the VLV! video Q&A series: As a Vegan, will I be able to Eat Out at Restaurants?

See the rest of the Q&A series here.

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
Vegan Eco Wedding: Georgina & Daniel - Nth Stradbroke Island
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Tuesday, 30 April 2013

I had the pleasure of attending my good friend, Daniel's and his long-suffering partner, Georgina’s wedding in February this year. The wedding was an all-vegan, eco-friendly and non-alcohol event held at Stradbroke Island in Queensland, Australia.

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Venue: Deadmans Reserve, Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia
Venue Style: Outdoor, Beach and Picnic
Dress Code: Casual
Reception: Holiday Home
Food: All-Vegan Buffet
Cake: Cupcakes
The Honeymoon: Fiji
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Be the Change - Green Earth Group flyer
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Monday, 29 April 2013

At our last Green Earth Group meeting, myself and Adele designed a handout to encourage attendees at the Green Earth Group meeting to get involved in positive change. Here's the cover:

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Do You Think People Know What a Vegan Is? - Video
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Here's another of the VLV! video Q&A series: Do You Think People Know What a Vegan Is?

See the rest of the Q&A series here.

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
Vegan Poet, Gretchen Primack & Poetry from her book, Kind
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Thursday, 18 April 2013

Gretchen Primack is a poet, editor, and teacher living in New York's Hudson Valley.

She's the author of two poetry collections, Kind (Post-Traumatic Press 2013) and Doris' Red Spaces (Mayapple 2014), and a chapbook, The Slow Creaking of Planets (Finishing Line 2007). She co-wrote The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals with Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary co-founder Jenny Brown (Penguin Avery 2012).

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Gretchen is a passionate advocate for the rights and welfare of non-human animals and lives with several of them, along with a beloved human named Gus. She has been a union organizer, a working women's advocate, and a professor and administrator for a college program in a maximum-security men's prison.

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How Can I Become Vegan? - Video
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Here's another of the VLV! video Q&A series: How Can I Become Vegan?

See the rest of the Q&A series here.

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
What is Nutritional Yeast? - Video
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Here's the first of many (I hope) videos in my new Vegan Question & Answers video series on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel. Today's is: What is Nutritional Yeast?

Thanks to the lovely person who donated my new Sony HDR-CX560E video camera.

See more videos on the Viva la Vegan! YouTube channel.

 
Amy Guidry, Vegan Artist - Her Art & Inspiration
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Friday, 05 April 2013

Amy Guidry is an American artist residing in Lafayette, Louisiana. She grew up in Slidell, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. She attended Loyola University of New Orleans where she received her Bachelors degree in Visual Arts in 1998. She was the recipient of the Loyola University Art Scholarship, which is awarded to only one student per graduating class.

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Handbook for the Aussie Vegan New Book & Launch
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Silva Mirovics from Nutritional Empire has recently released her Handbook for the Aussie Vegan. A book which incorporates Australian Vegan businesses in one handy resource. It includes recipes by some of Australia's vegan businesses, as well as a collection of articles submitted by well-known Aussie vegans.

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I asked Silva about the book, the upcoming launch and her Nutritional Empire website.

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My Video Book Trailers & Authorpreneur Magazine
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Friday, 15 March 2013

I recently shared my success with two book trailers for my books What Do Vegans Eat? and My USA Adventures in the latest Authorpreneur Magazine (#2):

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Read the Magazine online. Here's what I said:

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Lunch at Peace Pies - Vegan Pastry shop, Redcliffe
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Quite a few new vegetarian and vegan restaurants have opened up since I was overseas on my 6 month SE Asia adventures. One of them is Tracey Chapman's Peace Pies at Redcliffe, Brisbane North.

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Fashion label UMASAN & Band Notic Nastic join on Runway
Written by Leigh-Chantelle   
Created Thursday, 07 March 2013

High end, vegan fashion label UMASAN and Berlin-based, vegan band Notic Nastic joined forces at Berlin Fashion Week to promote inspiring change in others.

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