adviceforvegans:

Research the restaurant: You’ll often find that restaurants have downloadable PDF files with all of their allergens listed in their dishes. These really come in handy because you’re able to scan, first for vegetarian items, then to see if the vegetarian dish can come without dairy, eggs or honey. 
Contact the restaurant in advance: Once you know you where you’re going, it’s always a good idea to email or phone the place you’ll be visiting. That way, you can directly ask them what their options are and not only will you be prepared but they will too. They can’t help unless they know after all.
Check for vegetarian options on the menu: I find that it’s really good to start by scanning for vegetarian options. Often you’ll find dishes such as cheesy pasta (depending on where you’re going) or salads with feta… it’s always a good place to start because I can confidently say that 9 out of 10 restaurants will be happy to serve you either a customised version or an alternative! 
Customise: Don’t see anything you can eat? Don’t be scared to ask for your own unique version. It’s always stressful thinking you’re bothering waiters, waitresses and chefs but I can assure you- this is their job and they are here for the paying customers. Please do ask them if you see something you like the look of if you can have it vegan!
Ask the waiter: Don’t be afraid to ask questions! When I first went vegan, I was terrified I was bothering the staff but in the end, if you don’t ask then you put yourself at risk. It’s always best just to speak to your waiter or waitress and if they don’t know the answer, they will usually consult the chef. If the restaurant is half way decent, they will be reassuring and will provide you with as many options as possible. That’s what I have found at least.
Be polite: A smile, a please and thank you really go a long way. Don’t get angry if the restaurant is struggling to cater to your needs. Just be patient and keep trying. A lot of places don’t actually know about a vegan diet so please try to be respectful and calm when explaining your dietary needs. 
Take note: If you have a particularly amazing experience or especially bad one, take note of where you’ve been so that you can learn from the situation. It will come in handy in the future if you want to revisit a place and you already know exactly what to order! 

adviceforvegans:

  • Research the restaurant: You’ll often find that restaurants have downloadable PDF files with all of their allergens listed in their dishes. These really come in handy because you’re able to scan, first for vegetarian items, then to see if the vegetarian dish can come without dairy, eggs or honey. 

  • Contact the restaurant in advance: Once you know you where you’re going, it’s always a good idea to email or phone the place you’ll be visiting. That way, you can directly ask them what their options are and not only will you be prepared but they will too. They can’t help unless they know after all.

  • Check for vegetarian options on the menu: I find that it’s really good to start by scanning for vegetarian options. Often you’ll find dishes such as cheesy pasta (depending on where you’re going) or salads with feta… it’s always a good place to start because I can confidently say that 9 out of 10 restaurants will be happy to serve you either a customised version or an alternative! 

  • Customise: Don’t see anything you can eat? Don’t be scared to ask for your own unique version. It’s always stressful thinking you’re bothering waiters, waitresses and chefs but I can assure you- this is their job and they are here for the paying customers. Please do ask them if you see something you like the look of if you can have it vegan!

  • Ask the waiter: Don’t be afraid to ask questions! When I first went vegan, I was terrified I was bothering the staff but in the end, if you don’t ask then you put yourself at risk. It’s always best just to speak to your waiter or waitress and if they don’t know the answer, they will usually consult the chef. If the restaurant is half way decent, they will be reassuring and will provide you with as many options as possible. That’s what I have found at least.

  • Be polite: A smile, a please and thank you really go a long way. Don’t get angry if the restaurant is struggling to cater to your needs. Just be patient and keep trying. A lot of places don’t actually know about a vegan diet so please try to be respectful and calm when explaining your dietary needs. 

  • Take note: If you have a particularly amazing experience or especially bad one, take note of where you’ve been so that you can learn from the situation. It will come in handy in the future if you want to revisit a place and you already know exactly what to order! 

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vegan-recipes-for-me:

Bootylicious Gumbo

Ingredients:
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup flour1 large yellow onion, diced3 cloves of garlic, minced2 cups celery, chopped1 large green pepper, chopped1 can diced tomatoes3 Field Roast Apple Sage Sausages½ a vegetable bouillon cube + 3 cups of water OR 3 cups of vegetable broth1 bay leaf1 tsp smoked paprika1 tsp fresh black pepper1 tsp dried thyme1 ½ cups brown rice

Directions:
Preheat a large dutch oven, or heavy bottom pot, over medium heat. Add the olive oil, then sprinkle in the flour when the oil is hot. Toast the flour in the oil, unstirred, for a few minutes until it turns golden brown. That’s your roux!

Add the onions to the roux, followed by a sprinkle of sea salt, and stir. Cook until they begin to soften, about 2 minutes, then add the garlic, celery and green pepper.

While the veggies are cooking, take a couple of minutes to chop the sausages in ½ inch rounds. Add these to the pot along with the diced tomatoes and stir well.

Add the bouillon and water (or vegetable broth) as well as the bay leaf.

Bring the gumbo to a simmer, and allow to cook uncovered for about 30-45 minutes (depending on how thick you want it).

While the gumbo is cooking, take this time to make your brown rice. Add 1 ½ cups of rice (I prefer medium-grain brown rice) to 3 cups of boiling water. Add a dash of salt, reduce heat to a low simmer, and cook with the lid ajar for about 30 minutes.

Once the gumbo has thickened up, remove it from the heat and add the final spices. Add smoked paprika, black pepper and dried thyme. Stir well, season to taste, and serve over brown rice.

vegan-recipes-for-me:

Bootylicious Gumbo

Ingredients:

¼ cup olive oil

¼ cup flour
1 large yellow onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 cups celery, chopped
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 can diced tomatoes
3 Field Roast Apple Sage Sausages
½ a vegetable bouillon cube + 3 cups of water OR 3 cups of vegetable broth
1 bay leaf
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp fresh black pepper
1 tsp dried thyme
1 ½ cups brown rice

Directions:

Preheat a large dutch oven, or heavy bottom pot, over medium heat. Add the olive oil, then sprinkle in the flour when the oil is hot. Toast the flour in the oil, unstirred, for a few minutes until it turns golden brown. That’s your roux!

Add the onions to the roux, followed by a sprinkle of sea salt, and stir. Cook until they begin to soften, about 2 minutes, then add the garlic, celery and green pepper.

While the veggies are cooking, take a couple of minutes to chop the sausages in ½ inch rounds. Add these to the pot along with the diced tomatoes and stir well.

Add the bouillon and water (or vegetable broth) as well as the bay leaf.

Bring the gumbo to a simmer, and allow to cook uncovered for about 30-45 minutes (depending on how thick you want it).

While the gumbo is cooking, take this time to make your brown rice. Add 1 ½ cups of rice (I prefer medium-grain brown rice) to 3 cups of boiling water. Add a dash of salt, reduce heat to a low simmer, and cook with the lid ajar for about 30 minutes.

Once the gumbo has thickened up, remove it from the heat and add the final spices. Add smoked paprika, black pepper and dried thyme. Stir well, season to taste, and serve over brown rice.

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vegancolors:

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strangevegan360:

Best sing about Veganisim EVER!!!

Omg I’m crying but I love it

IM DYING

That. Was. AWESOME.

New jam omg 

Aww god this sound! Gonna have it in my mind for ages!

Brb playing this on repeat forever

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100 years later, the passenger pigeon still haunts usThe birds once flocked by the billions in eastern North America, but now they’re just a memory. The last one died Sept. 1, 1914, making this Sept. 1 the 100th anniversary of the species’ extinction.

mothernaturenetwork:

100 years later, the passenger pigeon still haunts us
The birds once flocked by the billions in eastern North America, but now they’re just a memory. The last one died Sept. 1, 1914, making this Sept. 1 the 100th anniversary of the species’ extinction.

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This is how real teenage boys talk actually

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princetanaka:

just a small town girl. Living in a racist, insensitive, sexist, homophobic world,

(cant take the midnight train ‘cause im fuckin scared)

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