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first german all vegan super market opens

Vegans living in Germany have a new place to shop: the first all vegan super market Vegan Wonderland, based in Dortmund. With soy milk instead of ‘regular’ cow milk, vegan pizza’s, salami and animal food this will serve the 600.000 vegans in Germany who don’t eat meat, eggs, dairy and honey.

web shop

But not only the inhabitants of Dortmund can shop all vegan. With the web shop owner Kim Kalkowski serves all Germany cereal, bakery, deserts and many more.

Sources: Levensmiddelenkrant, Vegan Wonderland

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i’m dreaming of a green christmas

I just told you guys how to welcome the new year in a very good way, but let’s not forget that it’s almost Christmas! Over here it’s pretty white, so lets hope we’ll have a white Christmas!

Well, everyone knows that the pate isn’t always that animal friendly, but there are other ways to have a clean Christmas dinner. It’s not difficult to make a beautiful meal with low environment impact. Just watch these tips and have a look at an examplary menu:

1. Choose less animal products
Producing meat and other animal products costs a lot more energy than vegetables. Chicken’s meat has the least amount. And eating less meat isn’t too bad for your health.

2. Stop wasting food
Don’t buy things that expire to easy. Don’t cook more than you need. Have a closer look at what you’ve got in store. With al these things you won’t waste food, which will have effect on the environment and isn’t very considerate with people who aren’t so fortunate.

3. Buy less products brought to you by plane
When you buy local food, it will cost a fraction of the energy compared to food grown in Morocco or so.

4. Buy less fruits and vegetables grown in hot houses.
Vegetables grown in hot houses, such as tomatoes and courgette cost a lot of energy. It’s better to buy seasonable fruits and vegetables. Want to now what’s in season? Check out the (Dutch) season’s fruit and vegetables calender.

Famous Dutch chef Pierre Wind made a ‘green’ Christmas menu you can use as an example:

Starter (film)
Bread sticks with oil and grapefruit juice
Flower pot with potato celeriac salad, a layer of tomato cubes and basil, and rosemary
Stuffed pineapple
Chicory salad with toast

Main course (film)
Vegetable bouillon with sticks of vegetable
Red union compote
Pumpkin slices marinated with truffle oil and scraped cauliflower

Desert (film)
Liquorice fondue with apple and banana srewers

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