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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

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

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

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

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

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

Vegan Company Spotlight: Magic Mud post image

Magical mud that cleans teeth? Yes, it exists and we highly recommend it for your mouth care. We’re enthralled with this organic toothpaste, called My Magic Mud, that’s black and turns teeth sparkling white! This pleasant-tasting toothpaste’s ebony black color comes from one of its key ingredients: activated charcoal. Activated charcoal is known in the […] Read more

Make the Vegan Resolution post image

What could be a better way of recognizing the season of self-improvement than by resolving to minimize one’s harm to other sentient beings? With veganism gaining greater popularity than ever before, and with new vegan products and services appearing on the market all the time, it has never been easier to make the resolution. For […] Read More

10 Simple Tips for the New Vegan post image

Despite the concerns many people have about vegan living being complicated and foreign, it’s actually a lot more simple and familiar than most would think. Even if you’re used to relying on certain ingredients such as meat, cheese and eggs, there’s no reason that ditching animal products should be a big deal. Here are a […] Read more

Kicking the Cheese Habit

Kicking the Cheese Habit post image

(Also see Finding the Right Vegan Cheese for more information about replacing dairy cheese with vegan alternatives.) “Cheese consumption in the U.S. rose from 15 pounds per person per year in 1975 to more than 30 pounds in 1999. And you can thank the federal government. The USDA Report to Congress on the Dairy Promotion […] Read more