I’m super excited about my plan to attend ThanksLiving at the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary with a few friends today. ThanksLiving is a fundraising event for the Sanctuary in which Turkeys are the guests of honor and bi-pods dine on a vegan version of the traditional Thanksgiving feast complete with vegan wine.*
I’m far from being vegan, but I did stop eating red meat a little over two years ago because Petie’s resemblance to a rabbit was too close for comfort (refer to”Feline Mignon”). And when I do enjoy a really good vegan meal my heart is lighter with the knowledge that animals did not suffere to fill my belly.
But I digress. This I found myself documenting many of my meals, and it turns out most of them were vegan – probably because of the vivid colors of the fresh ingredients.
In honor of ThanksLiving, I wanted to share some of the delicious vegan food I’ve enjoyed it he past few months – there’s even a national chain in the mix!
So about that vegan wine. I was surprised to learn that most wine isn’t vegetarian let alone vegan, because of the animal-derived ingredients used during the “fining” (filtration) process that helps remove impurities.
“The most common animal ingredients used in wine making are isinglass (a very pure form of gelatine from sturgeon fish bladders), gelatine (extract from boiled cow’s or pig’s hooves and sinews), egg whites (or albumin) and caseins (a protein from milk).”
Source: Vegans Are From Mars
Vegan wines exist and I’ll be trying some today and will be sure to report back on how they taste.
Are you vegan or do you eat vegan food on occasion? If so please share your favorite recipes or fast food/chain restaurant finds with us.