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Recommended ‘Must sees’
New vegan, these documentaries are for you.
The Game Changers (Netflix and online)
1 hour 25 mins
Great documentary showing the amazing feats made possible by a plant-based diet. Backed by some big names – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan, Lewis Hamilton, James Cameron – entertaining, informative and busts quite a few myths.
A short video by Erin Janus which explains the reasons to ditch dairy in 5 minutes.
A must watch, hugely powerful documentary showing all the ways animals are used by humans. Broken into chapters from puppy farms, fashion, entertainment, food, and animal testing. Although content can be challenging, you deserve to know the truth as it’s been hidden too long.
Earthlings is narrated by Joaquin Phoenix (2005).
“Life changing” “Very powerful” “Made me see the world differently”
“We’re no stranger to conspiracy theories but documentary ‘HOGWOOD: a modern horror story’ reveals a real and shocking home-grown conspiracy that sheds light on the true impact of intensive farming.” An award-winning eye-opener about UK pig farming. Watch on Amazon prime, Apple TV and Google play.
Presented by Jerome Flynn (2020)
Produced by Viva!
Shows the true destruction of animal agriculture and what it does to our environment and planet. A must see for environmentalists.
Visit the chilled, frozen, ‘free from’ sections in your supermarket or buy online.
Every vegetable, fruit, nut and seed is vegan! A whole food plant based diet is the healthiest.
Vegetables and fruit: frozen, canned, fresh and dried. Beans, lentils, hash browns, chickpeas, rice, pasta, noodles, wraps.
The below are easy transition swaps, replacements and treats:
Most mainstream restaurants now have special vegan menus, check ‘Happy Cow’ app to find vegan options worldwide.
Plant milk, cream = Oatly! (Barista edition) and soy cream are great for hot drinks. There are many plant milks so you’ll find your favourite. Most are fortified with vitamins, calcium and iodine without the baggage and cruelty associated with dairy. Switch plant milks around whenever you fancy: oat, soya, hemp, almond. See viva! for guides on going dairy-free.
Butter = Flora buttery, Vitalite Dairy Free.
Cheese = Look in the ‘Free from’ chilled or cheese section. Violife sliced and grated. Tesco Vegan Red Leicester is mid strength. Applewood smoky vegan cheese (Asda). There are many vegan cheeses and as it depends on personal taste, try a few different brands to find your favourite!
Ice cream = supermarket own brand dairy-free (‘free from’ section). Swedish Glace, Booja Booja, Vegan Magnum and Vegan Cornetto.
Plant protein / meat alternatives – try a few to find ones which work for you. Meat alternatives = Gardein frozen plant balls. Oomph. This is not bacon. Richmond meat free sausages. Linda McCartney: quarter pounder vegan burgers, crispy duck and chicken free pieces. Beyond Meat. Supermarket own brand vegan meats (free from chilled and frozen). *not all Linda McCartney is vegan, check label. Tofu/seitan is a good source of protein.
Nuggets / chick free slices = This is not chicken, Vegetarian Butcher, M&S Plant Kitchen, Quorn slices. *not all Quorn is vegan, check label.
Fingers = Bird’s Eye veggie fingers, vegan prawns & scampi including Gardein (frozen section – definitely in Sainsbury’s!)
Snacks / Chocolate = Whole fruit, veg sticks, seeds, dried fruits and nuts are sources of protein and fibre. Find chocolate from Animal Aid website shop and support a good cause when you shop. Vegan milk chocolate: NoMo, Vego. Dark: Balance, Lordy Lord, Divine. Supermarket dairy free chocs, Morrisons and Tesco “free from” buttons.
Yoghurt, custard, dessert = Alpro, Oatly and dairy-free own brand. Alpro chocolate dessert is great if you’re a chocoholic!
Eggs = Check out egg free replacements and scrambled silken tofu. Mayo = Hellman’s vegan and Mr Organic Vegan,
Check out: Ready to be vegan for links to recipes and apps.
Because you’re looking into veganism, these documentaries and films may be of interest to you.
The story of a giant pig named Okja who carries the weight of the world on his shoulders and the girl who’ll do anything for him: funny, heartwarming, with many twists and turns.
Similar films: Babe, Free Willy, Ferdinand
Find out the hidden truth about British animal farming.
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