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Image from Cellar Door Fest 2021 — with edits

The Cellar Door Fest 2021, showcases the best of South Australia, where you can meet, taste and discover a mix of wineries, distilleries and food producers from across the State, all in the one location! The Cellar Door Fest 2021 runs from Friday 5 February 2021 to Sunday 7 February 2021.

However, if you’re vegan and unsure of whether it’s worth buying a ticket, I have you covered! Some producers still use outdated practises involving animals and animal by-products during production or as fining agents (I.e. milk protein casein, egg whites, isinglass, gelatin, etc.). …


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Image by Phytality

As a vegan, I am constantly told by people without the relevant qualifications, that I am lacking protein, lacking vitamins, and lacking minerals. Most people are now aware that this simply isn’t true, and a vegan diet can provide all the nutrients required to live a healthy and happy life.

That being said, I believe in supplementing the vegan (and non-vegan diet) with multivitamins that can complement and improve your health and wellbeing. One of those supplements, is Omega-3’s.

When people think of Omega-3’s, they usually think of fish oil, which just doesn’t work for vegans. To produce fish oil…


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Image by Pineapple Supply Co.

Let me begin by first disclosing that I am not a fan of pineapple. I hate it in my fruit salad, and don’t even get me started with pineapple on pizza. The only exception is pineapple juice — but ONLY when mixed with something stronger. Like orange juice or tequila.

Now that I’ve disclosed my feelings on pineapple, I want to share my thoughts on pineapple leather, also known as Piñatex®. In particular, LA ENVIRO’s recently released line of watches made from pineapple leather.

About LA ENVIRO

LA ENVIRO create beautiful products that are PETA approved, vegan, sustainable, handcrafted (reducing their carbon footprint)…


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Photo by Pixabay

Since Australia’s borders are closed, and it doesn’t look like I’ll be leaving the country anytime soon, I invite you to join me as I travel back through my 2019 trip to the United States of America, and relive all the delicious vegan food I ate! First stop — Las Vegas!

Before I left for my second trip to the United States with my partner in November 2019, people actually asked me if it would be hard travelling as a vegan and if I felt like I would miss out on the food. First of all, no one is forcing…


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Pictured: some of the delicious menu items found at Lord of the Fries

Lord of the Fries (LOTF) is well-known in Australia and New Zealand, particularly among the vegan community. For my international readers or for those of you who are yet to have your taste buds tingled by the deliciousness that is LOTF, let me briefly introduce you: LOTF is a franchise offering a range of vegan burgers, hot dogs, nuggets, onion rings, shakes, and fries (obviously) with internationally-inspired sauces, as well as various other full-flavoured menu items. The LOTF website outlines:

Lord of the Fries is not just vegan-friendly offering vegan options, we are the vegan option. …


First of all, if you think periods and vaginas are gross — you need to ask yourself why you think this way. Menstruation is perfectly normal and should not be a taboo conversation topic. In fact, I think we need to talk about it more. Conversations about our bodies and what’s happening to them need to be normalised.

Now that’s out of the way, I want to explain how my opinion of the menstrual cup changed; and how everyone who menstruates needs to get one.

When my period first started as a teenager, I used pads. They were uncomfortable; felt…


Living in a society that normalizes cruelty has become traumatic

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Melancholy III (1902) by Edvard Munch / rawpixel

Leading a vegan lifestyle has improved my life immensely — I have never felt happier, healthier, or more at peace with who I am as a person. I enjoy drinks with friends, dinner dates, traveling, and socializing; none of which is sacrificed by being vegan.

Often, when people find out that I’m vegan, they ask “but what do you eat?” or tell me “I could never do it, I need protein”. People always focus on the food. Honestly, the food is the easiest part of being vegan.

I tell people that I find it easy being vegan, and I do…


When someone says ‘vegan’, what type of person do you think of? Be honest.

Most people immediately think of 1 out of the 4 following stereotypes:

  1. A hippy who chains themselves to trees, is unemployed and rarely showers;
  2. Someone malnourished and unhealthy who must be dying of a protein deficiency;
  3. A health freak who is plant based (which is different to vegan); or
  4. A “you must be fun at parties” person who must be boring and misses out all the time.

Now be honest, unless you are vegan yourself, when you hear the word “vegan” you likely picture one of…


Over ten years ago, I went on a first date with a boy. That boy became my boyfriend, then my partner and now we are romantically a ‘de facto' couple with two gorgeous fur-babies. This is my appreciation post, dedicated to him and how last year, he got to his one year veganniversary.

Andrew and I had an amazing time on our first date and he asked me out on a second date. He was trying to impress me and invited me over so he could cook for me. I nervously said I had something to tell him, I was…


Since the dates have recently been announced for 2020’s Vegan Festival in Adelaide, Australia (31 October 2020 and 1 November 2020), I thought I would share my review of last year’s festival.

The Vegan Festival Adelaide, is a two-day festival to celebrate, promote and provide education for a compassionate, healthy and sustainable vegan lifestyle. …

Elysha Kounnas

I can do everything you can do — just vegan! Sharing how easy and accessible veganism is. I also share my vegan lifestyle via Instagram @crueltyfreelysha.

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