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Farming with Possums

Shangri-La’s head gardener Magic has worked his magic once again to make our newest garden bed 100% possum-proof (no easy task). Possums were introduced to New Zealand from Australia in the 1830s, in order to be trapped for their incredibly soft and beautiful fur. They are now highly-persecuted, not only by trappers but by ordinary […] Read more

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Friends, we couldn’t be more pleased to share with you the news that Five Steps to Vegan has launched, and Step One is now available! Gentle World has worked closely with BeFairBeVegan to develop this online program, which has been designed to help new vegans gain confidence and assurance. FIVE STEPS TO VEGAN is an […] Read more

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Five Steps to Vegan

We are bursting with pride to be partnering once again with BeFairBeVegan, this time to bring you Five Steps to Vegan; an online program designed to make the vegan transition easier than ever. Drawing on insights learned over many years as long-time vegans and vegan educators, Five Steps is a comprehensive, easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide to […] Read more

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Image by Sharain Liew from Pixabay Te Whare Rongoa (House of Medicine) is a charitable trust in New Zealand’s Northland. Serving the Far North community with a high percentage of Maori clients, they offer well-being services through education in plant-based food and herbal medicine, while also offering support to people with substance use disorders. We […] Read more

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Letter from JP

Image by Oldiefan from Pixabay At the beginning of December, our co-founder Light received a touching message from an old friend of Gentle World. Although J.P. took a very different direction in his activism than Gentle World’s focus on vegan education, we found his words so moving that we felt his letter was worth sharing […] Read more

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Having received the seal of approval from plenty of passers-by at Gentle World’s booth at the Te Hiku Health Expo, we decided this delicious cashew cheese recipe should also be shared with you, our readers. We’ve tried a lot of different cashew cheese recipes over the years, but this one’s a little different. The addition […] Read more

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On Saturday, December 14th, Gentle World participated in Northland’s very first Te Hiku Spirit, Mind, Body Health Expo.  With close to 400 people coming through the doors of Kaitaia’s beautiful Te Ahu Center, Gentle World’s table was the only one promoting veganism. Our efforts were met with unprecedented enthusiasm as our volunteers talked to attendees […] Read more

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Cashew Carrot Paté

This recipe is, quite simply, fantastic. It’s quick and easy to make, healthy and nutritious, and so delicious that it wins everybody over. In fact, we serve this paté whenever we do any kind of educational event, because it’s just so incredibly good. Cashews provide an incredibly creamy base for this tasty spread, and they […] Read more

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As a vegan, it’s hard not to feel heavy-hearted around Thanksgiving time. Some of us try and simply avoid thinking about the impending massacre, preferring to ignore it altogether, and some use the date as an opportunity to try and shine a little light on the reality of what Thanksgiving means for those whose bodies […] Read more

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Gathering with family and friends around a magnificent holiday meal can be a warm, wonderful experience. When the holiday fare is vegan, it adds a whole new level of enjoyment to the sharing of food, and provides a profound foundation for the celebration. For a truly delicious vegan Thanksgiving meal, it’s easy to replicate traditional […] Read more

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