The Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt: A Newfoundlander’s Vegan View

The Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt: A  Newfoundlander’s Vegan View

I am Canadian and it is astonishing to me that I know so little about the Commercial Seal Hunt, the roots of which run deep in the fabric of Canadian history. The only real childhood memory I have of the Seal Hunt is, funnily enough, a good one. I remember vividly the Christmas gifts of sealskin fashioned into boots, hats, change purses…. the joy that came from opening these treasures wrapped in festive paper and ribbon was palpable. Although the …

Veganism and Addressing the Abuse and Suffering of all Species of Animals

Veganism and Addressing the Abuse and Suffering of all Species of Animals

What do these two sentences mean to you?

Number One:

Nothing happens in a vacuum.

The first sentence is widely used today and was penned by some very wise person. Don’t know who, just know it wasn’t me. Khaled Hosseini, author of the The Kite Runner explains it this way:

 Nothing happens in a vacuum in life: every action has a series of consequences, and sometimes it takes a long time to fully understand the consequences of our actions.

And how, pray tell …

Reviewed Recipe: Instant Pot Apple Spice Steel Cut Oats for 2

Reviewed Recipe: Instant Pot Apple Spice Steel Cut Oats for 2

Just after the New Year, I was having a Facebook conversation with a good friend or mine, a friend whose advocacy for non human animals is from the heart. One of the great things Sheila Ann does, is to take the time to investigate plant food recipes, to try them out and to let us know what some of her favorites are.  She also gives us the skinny on innovative kitchen appliances and packaged foods which can make …

Plant Based Bean Chili: Grand-kid Approved

Plant Based Bean Chili: Grand-kid Approved

Once every two weeks I  visit my daughter to give her a hand with after school activities, supper and bedtime. Time can be of the essence in a family when both parents are working, so I like to take the supper with me. Even though my daughter says that I don’t always have to bring something that both kids like, I kinda like to, seeing as I am their Grammie and all.

So, before one of these special visits, I planned …

Protest, Veganism (AR) and Corruption in Politics and Mainstream Media

Protest, Veganism (AR) and Corruption in Politics and Mainstream Media

Now that the Inauguration of Donald J. Trump and the Women’s March are over, perhaps it is a good time to wax a little poetic about how I think politics and protesting may tie into veganism and the AR Movement. I am taking a big leap here because I have been apolitical for most of my life; oddly enough, I am becoming more aware, more interested and invested in the last little while. Perhaps my  awareness about specific injustices vis-à-vis …

Reviewed Recipe: Chocolate Avocado Goddess Smoothie

Reviewed Recipe: Chocolate Avocado Goddess Smoothie

Well, it is a New Year and and new day and the second time in 2017 that I am sitting down as Vegan Annie (formerly Vegan Grammie Annie) to write an article for my little website about AR activism and all things vegan. It has been three years since this little idea of mine became a fledgling, “do it yourself” blog and then, with help from a web designer, a full fledged, albeit humble, website with tabs and drop down …