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Who could resist the smell of pancakes on a Sunday morning? (Or on any other morning, for that matter…) Here’s a recipe we love to break out when we have friends to stay. ‘Mom’s Pancakes’ is fondly named after a friend’s mother (particularly talented in the baking department) who created the recipe by ‘veganizing‘ one […] Read more

So… We’re trying something we’ve never done before, and that is to introduce our readers to a potential affiliate partner for Gentle World. Generally speaking, it’s hard to find companies that we’re 100% comfortable with recommending. But our volunteers had the chance to sample Splendid Spoon’s selection, and we were really very impressed! We hope you’ll […] Read more

I’m a Vegan Vet

written by Andrew Knight, D.V.M. ~ United Kingdom Once on a hike in America someone asked me what I did, and I replied “I’m a vet”. She asked, in all seriousness, “What war were you in?” For a sun, sea and surf-loving creature from Australia, this was something of a shock. Wars are about as rare for […] Read more

Gentle World’s master grower Magic Rees has hit a home run with his 2021 veganic ventures. As some readers might recall, Magic did a tremendous amount of work last season, with the help of our partner organization, Te Whare Rongoa, toward expanding Gentle World’s veganic growing power. As well as preparing the ground for a sizable new growing […] Read more

I Was Wrong

The following was written by a Reddit user and posted to the r/vegan subreddit on February 20th. It is reprinted here with kind permission from the author, Nick Salamone.   I’ve always thought being vegan was absurd, extreme, unhealthy, unnecessary, blah blah blah… I’ve spent the last six months transitioning to vegetarian and then vegan. I’ve […] Read more

Craig Cline, Salem, Oregon, USA I will always be vegan because “it’s the Golden Rule thing to do.” This moral and ethical precept teaches us that we should behave toward others as we would have others behave toward us. Non-vegans conveniently take the word “others” to mean other humans. Vegans consider others to include ALL […] Read more

My 40th Birthday Wish

A couple of weeks ago, a friend asked me what I find myself wishing for, as I approach my 40th birthday. Where can I possibly begin? Health and comfort for everyone I love. A light at the end of the COVID tunnel. A lifting of the madness that seems to have gripped the collective consciousness […] Read more

Yes, it’s true… February 12th is Gentle World’s 40th anniversary, and a very kind and generous sponsor has gifted us with a matching funds pledge of up to $10,000, meaning your contribution will be doubled! We are both honored and humbled to share the news of this matching challenge, which is intended to support our goal of […] Read more

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