Lena’s Voice: The importance of being vegan

Lena's Vegan Living

There are many reasons why it is important for humanity to adapt a vegan lifestyle and I believe all these reasons are equally important. However, some people may favour one over the other. I would say that at the beginning, the main reason for me was spiritual and ethical. Lately though, since I’ve learned about the negative impact of the animal agriculture on the Ecosystem and how damaging animal products are to our health, I see the importance of the vegan lifestyle at all levels. These are spirituality, ethics, environment and health.

Nevertheless, these four reasons sum up to one major key reason and that is the fact that our actions today will bring consequences in the future, just like our present reality is a result of our actions in the past. I don’t know how do you feel about our present reality today, but I’m very sad and outraged knowing how horrible and self-destructive our society and culture is. We are gifted by living on this magnificent planet full of abundance and beauty, but we’re so blinded by materialism and consumerism, that we’re destroying her and ourselves in the process. We’re unaware of the fact that by enslaving innocent beings and the planet we’re enslaving our selves. We’re oblivious to the fact that our daily meals are rituals of pain, suffering, war and disease.

Those of us who are awakened understand that humanity cannot continue living this way any longer and we’re working hard to spread the message and educate as many people as possible before is too late. We understand that veganism is the fertile soil to plant the seeds for a new and better future where all living beings and the planet can thrive in peace and abundance. This is not just some utopian dream as many would think, it is the way we’re meant to live and we have the power to make it reality.

By Lena Novak
www.lenasveganliving.com

List of meat, dairy & eggs substitutes

Tofu & Tempeh

Sunrise soya
http://www.sunrise-soya.com

Henry’s Tempeh
http://www.tempeh.ca

Noble Bean Tempeh
http://noblebean.com

Silken Tofu
http://www.morinu.com/index.aspx

Unisoya
http://www.unisoya.com/en/products.html

MEAT Substitutes

Tofurky
http://www.tofurky.com/

Gardein
http://gardein.com/products/

Nelakee Mock Meats
http://www.nlkveggiemart.com/

Mock Meats Montreal
http://www.paradisvegetarien.com/index.php/?___store=en&___from_store=fr

Butler Soy Curls
http://www.butlerfoods.com/

Field Roast
http://fieldroast.com/products/

Seitan
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/how-to-make-perfect-seitan/

DAIRY Substitutes

Tofutti
http://www.tofutti.ca/

Earth Balance-Butter
http://www.earthbalancenatural.com/

Daiya vegan cheese
http://www.daiyafoods.com/

So Delicious
http://sodeliciousdairyfree.com/products/coconut-milk-beverages/original

Nutrisoya
http://www.nutrisoya.com/index.php

Go Veggie vegan cheese
http://goveggiefoods.com/canada/products/

Midas Vegan Cheese
http://www.midasdeli.com/shop/4583719349

Rice Dream
http://www.tastethedream.com/

Manitoba Harvest- Hemp milk and more
http://manitobaharvest.com/category/19/Hemp+Bliss.html

Thai coconut milk
http://www.thaikitchen.com/Products/Coconut-Milk/Organic-Lite-Coconut-Milk

Sweets from the Earth
http://sweetsfromtheearth.com/

EGG Substitutes

Egg substitutes in baking tips
http://www.egglesscooking.com/egg-substitutes/

Egg replacement tips by Peta
http://www.peta.org/living/food/egg-replacements/

The Egg Vegg
http://www.thevegg.com/

Egg replacer
http://www.ener-g.com/egg-replacer.html

Vegenaise
http://followyourheart.com/vegenaise-eggless-mayonnaise-old/

Sunfood – Vegan products & superfoods on line store
http://www.sunfood.com/herbs-teas-spices/salt.html

Miscellaneous

Vegan vine
http://theveganvine.com/

Chocolate
http://www.sunspire.com/products/organic-fair-trade-65-cacao-bittersweet-baking-chips

These are some recipes made with the vegan products from the list

Sunrise soya (tofu)
http://www.sunrise-soya.com

Lena’s Vegan Living Pad Thai recipe
http://www.lenasveganliving.com/#!exotic-dream/c18hz

Lena’s Vegan Living Pad Thai recipe

Noble Bean Tempeh
http://noblebean.com/

Lena’s Vegan Living Kebabs recipe
http://www.lenasveganliving.com/#!master-chef-kebabs-/czb8

Lena’s Vegan Living Kebabs recipe

Mock Meats Montreal
http://www.paradisvegetarien.com/index.php/?___store=en&___from_store=fr

Lena’s Vegan Living Udon Noodles recipe
http://www.lenasveganliving.com/#!Buddhas-Favorite/c1sbz/550cbd6b0cf292acc4d94db9

Lena’s Vegan Living Udon Noodles recipe

Daiya vegan cheese
http://www.daiyafoods.com

Lena’s Vegan Living Quesadilla recipe
http://www.lenasveganliving.com/#!jackfruit-quesadilla-/c1o36

Lena’s Vegan Living Quesadilla recipe

Thai Coconut milk
http://www.thaikitchen.com/Products/Coconut-Milk/Organic-Lite-Coconut-Milk

Sunspire Chocolate
http://www.sunspire.com/products/organic-fair-trade-65-cacao-bittersweet-baking-chips

Lena’s Vegan Living chocolate pudding recipe
http://www.lenasveganliving.com/#!chocolate-lust-/c1mcs

Lena’s Vegan Living chocolate pudding recipe