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Whip up a storm in the kitchen using only vegan ingredients. Share your meal with family or friends to show them just how delicious vegan meals can be.

 

Why

The best way to show that you care about animals is by not eating them. Choosing not to consume animal products is a kind choice. You can show your love for animals one meal at a time. Cooking a kind meal means that you don’t use any ingredients made from animals, such as meat, fish, cheese, milk, eggs and honey.

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Cooking a kind meal means that you don’t use any ingredients made from animals, such as meat, fish, cheese, milk, eggs and honey.

I know eating meat harms animals, but what’s the problem with eggs?

Lots of baked goods are made with eggs. A lot of the eggs for sale are from caged chickens. The chickens that lay these eggs are kept in cramped cages for their entire lives.

What about ‘cage free’ eggs?

Cage-free eggs or barn eggs sound like a kinder alternative, however the hens that lay them are kept in large, overcrowded sheds. They may also have had their beaks trimmed without pain relief. How awful!

Surely free-range eggs are good for chickens?

Chickens on free-range farms may have access to the outdoors but they still get killed when they start laying fewer eggs. Did you know that chickens can live for up to 12 years?

But what about dairy? I thought cows made milk for us?

Cows actually make milk for their calves, much like how your mum made milk for you when you were a baby. Because the farmer wants the cow’s milk, he must separate her from her newborn calf. The calf either grows up to become another dairy cow or is killed.

Bees don’t suffer when they make honey. Surely eating honey is fine, right?

Bees actually make honey for themselves to keep them alive over winter. When we take the honey from a hive, we replace it with sugar water, which is not as nutritious. In some cases it is cheaper for beekeepers to destroy a hive once the honey is collected than feeding the bees over winter. How terribly sad!

Can I replace animal products with something kind?

Yes! Most non-vegan ingredients can be replaced with kind alternatives.

Ingredient Replacement Guide

 

Do you have any kind recipe ideas?

Recipe Ideas

What you'll need

A recipe that is free from animal products
All the ingredients you will need for that recipe
A kitchen

Instructions

  • Choose one of our yummy recipes or use a favourite of yours. 
  • Check you have all of the ingredients. You may need to go grocery shopping before you start.
  • Make sure you replace all animal products with kind alternatives. 
  • Prepare your cooking space – make sure it’s clean and you have enough bowls, pots, etc.
  • Get cooking! Remember, you may need help from an adult with some steps. Take care when heating food and using cutting tools.
  • Share your delicious creation with friends and family.