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Is Maple Syrup Vegan?

It might come as a surprise to some to learn that not all maple syrup is vegan. Although maple syrup is made from the sap of maple trees—and, therefore, should be a plant-derived product—the problem is with how the sap is processed. When maple sap is boiled in order to thicken it into a syrup, […] Read more

Egg-Free Omelettes

We’re frequently astonished by how many people still think of tofu as a bland, boring food. Of course, you can hardly blame them if they make the mistake of eating it right out of the package, as though it’s a finished product. Tofu doesn’t really have a lot of flavor of its own, as it’s designed to […] Read more

written by Theresa Göttl Brightman ~ Akron, Ohio My faith dictates much of who I am and what I believe. While I recognize that the Catholic Church’s mention stirs up much baggage, anger, frustration, and even hate in some people, I love my faith and understand that those who feel that way don’t see it as I […] Read more

Veganism, as defined by the Vegan Society, “is a philosophy and way of living that seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose”. By living as vegans, we are refusing to participate in violence towards our fellow sentient beings; […] Read more

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

Cinnamon Rolls & Pastries

For a very special birthday, a fancy dinner, or just for the fun of it, these three recipes will impress your guests and make you wish you could eat them every day!

A New Awareness

Salwa Maddad, Al-Sweida, As-Suwayda, Syria In 2010, a new awareness arose within me and guided me to be vegan. I am fully aware that a person’s actions and behavior can change the people around them. My daughters and 25 of my friends became vegan at that time. Now there are more than 100 persons that […] Read more

Donald Watson Founder, The Vegan Society (UK) 2 September 1910 – 16 November 2005   The word ‘vegan’ represents the principles of nonviolence, sociological consciousness, and empathy without restriction or caveat. It is a word we have rallied around, as a tangible handle for a broad and inclusive perspective. It signifies both the beginning of […] Read more

I’m sure the offer was intended to make life easier, but it struck me instead as doing quite the opposite. Excuse me, Google, but I knew exactly what I was looking for when I entered my original search. And while I (ordinarily) appreciate the efforts of the zillions of bots making my search experience more […] Read more

Vegan FAQ

We here at Gentle World are pleased to announce that we have expanded our FAQ page to include even more of the questions we hear most often from people interested in learning more about the vegan philosophy and way of living. For those who are new to vegan advocacy, and those who have heard these […] Read more