Oh She Glows For Dinner + Pre-order Bonus Bundle!

Hi everyone! I hope that summer is treating you well so far, and you’re staying in good health and good spirits during what has been a heartbreaking year. How are you and your families doing right now? 

At long last, I have some fun news to share with you today! This cookbook reveal was supposed to go out to you in May, then in June, and then in early July, but with everything going on in the world it just didn’t feel right, so I delayed it multiple times. I’m not sure it feels right even now, but I’ve had a lot of questions about the new book’s listing on various retailers online, so I knew I couldn’t delay any longer. I’m holding onto the hope that this news will bring a smile to your face and a bit of cheer. 🙂

If you haven’t guessed already, my new cookbook, Oh She Glows for Dinner: Nourishing Plant-Based Meals To Keep You Glowing, is finally complete and it comes out in a couple of short months! It’s been a wild ride to cross the finish line (never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be wrapping up a cookbook during a pandemic and lockdown), but after 3 years of working away on this project, I’m absolutely thrilled to let you know all the juicy (pun intended) deets about this new book. If you subscribe to my newsletter, you may have seen the sneak peek pop into your inbox yesterday! 

Here’s a little behind-the-scenes from earlier this year when I was going over the book design!

Shifting from “behind-the-scenes” mode to “in-the-spotlight” mode doesn’t come easily for me (I’m much more of a behind-the-scenes kinda gal!), so this “launching into the world” part of the creation process is a big challenge for me on a personal level, and oh boy, the nerves I have right now are unreal. I’d be perfectly happy to work away diligently behind-the-scenes and never have to self-promote. 😉 Do any of you relate? I’m always up for a good challenge, though, and getting to reconnect with you all is the icing on the vegan cake! 

This book would not have been possible without your encouragement, patience, and support throughout the whole process! It also wouldn’t have been possible without my small-but-mighty team made up of Nicole and Eric. They are my rocks, my sanity savers, my reasons for inappropriate fits of laughter, my sounding boards, my reminders to drink more caffeine and breathe, and it goes on. My incredible, diligent group of recipe testers (a special shout out and thank you to Anna, Carin, Tana, Tammy, Laurie, Caroline, Danielle, Vanessa, Lynn, Audrey, Stephanie D., Anne, Kathy, Stephanie S., Andrea, Beth, Katie, Lindsay M., Bridget, Laura, Lindsay V., Erin, Heather, Suzanne, Adrienne, Stephanie M., Carolina, Kirsten, Lori, Marina, and Kristen) have tested, and tested, and tested these recipes right alongside me and shared the most helpful feedback. And last but not least, I have so much gratitude for the amazing teams at Penguin Random House Canada and Avery! 

I held this book in my hands for the first time last week! I can’t even tell you how fast my heart was a-thumpin’ when I opened the box! It is always slightly terrifying and thrilling to open one of my books for the first time, and it really never gets any easier to send my heart and soul’s work off into the world. But I am so darn proud of this book. It’s my very first hardcover book, too!

About this book

Oh She Glows for Dinner is a reflection of what you, my dear readers, have asked me for the most over the years—more plant-based, crowd-pleasing dinner recipes! 

Dinner is something I think most of us have struggled with (I know I sure have!), and when you throw “plant-based” into the mix it can be even trickier to figure out. If you’ve ever shrugged your shoulders over what to make for a vegan meal and resorted to toast or a bowl of cereal, you certainly aren’t alone. I knew I had to create this cookbook to help answer the ever-burning “what’s for [plant-based] dinner?” question. As an added benefit, the recipes in this book also make incredible (and often portable) lunches! You’ll also find the perfect, satisfying sides to add to your dish, meal-worthy salads for every season, hearty & healing soups and stews, and a bounty of flavour-poppin’ sauces, dressings, parmesans, and pestos that you can make to change up the flavour profile (or simply punch up your dish even more). And I threw in a delicious dessert/drink chapter, of course, because it wouldn’t be an Oh She Glows cookbook without some sweet, healthified treats! 😉

What you’ll find inside:

Dietary and Cooking Labels

Each recipe indicates whether it is nut-free, gluten-free, soy-free, grain-free and/or oil-free, raw/no bake or one pot. Out of 106 vegan recipes in this cookbook, 101 are gluten-free or have a gluten-free option, 90 are nut-free or have a nut-free option, and nearly all are soy-free. I also share whether the recipe is kid-friendly, freezer-friendly, and/or if any advance prep is needed. My “on the glow” label tells you whether the recipe is portable. My goal was to pack in as much helpful info as I could for you (dare I say this is my most informative book yet?)…you know me, go big or go home…lol.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Almost all of the recipes in this cookbook also include specific storage and reheating instructions, customized to each recipe. My recipe testers and I spent so much time testing the recipes to take the guesswork out of them for you!

Active Time and Total Time

Each recipe tells you how much active time and total time will be required. Active time is the time you are actively preparing food in the kitchen. Total time reflects how long the recipe takes from start to finish. If applicable, we also share Soak time and/or Chill time.

Full-page colour photographs 

I am so excited to share that I did the food photography and food styling for the recipes in this book – there are more than 100 of my photographs inside! 

Glow Getter Meal Plans 

This book includes 4 meal prep plans! Each time-saving plan provides step-by-step instructions, so you can prep or fully make 3 dinner recipes in just 60 to 90 minutes. I knew it was important to create plans that would actually work for a busy lifestyle. I’ve tried plans in the past that take 2.5 to 3 hours each week, and they just didn’t fit into my life. These plans don’t take long (60 to 90 minutes at a brisk pace) and they set you up with a few hearty meals each week!

Menus To Get Your Glow On

I also share my tried-and-true menus for special occasions or themed nights, such as Girls’ Night, Mother’s Day, Game Night, The Oh She Glows Cookbook Club Night, and more. If you have ever struggled with how to combine recipes for special meals, I really hope this will give you the inspo you need to simplify your planning. Don’t forget to check out our bonus bundle below as it includes 4 designed printable menus which correspond to menus found in the book!

Helpful Recipe Lists

My Helpful Recipe Lists index at the back of the book provides at-a-glance searching of recipes by allergy label or preference, so you can find all the gluten-free recipes grouped together in one spot, or all the kid-friendly, freezer-friendly, nut-free, one pot, and on the glow recipes. 

My Pantry Staples, Kitchen Tools and Appliances

I’ve included a condensed list of the essential pantry items I keep on hand along with my favourite tools and appliances. If I have a preferred brand, I share those names with you, so you know exactly what I use in my own kitchen.

The Oh She Glows for Dinner Bonus Bundle is here! 

The response to my pre-order bonus bundles for my previous two cookbooks was so enthusiastic, I knew I had to raise the bar and add in some exciting and unique new bonus features. This Oh She Glows for Dinner Bonus Bundle is definitely my favourite, most cheerful and creative pre-order bundle yet. All the *heart eye* emojis for this one. I had so much fun collaborating with local artist, Kayla Whitney, to create an adorable, custom Oh She Glows “Glow” downloadable art print for you to print and hang on your walls! This is my very first custom Oh She Glows print and it looks so bright and cheery on the wall. If you end up hanging the print in your house, we’d LOVE to see it! Simply tag it with #ohsheglowsfordinner on social media.

In addition to the “Glow” art print, you’ll receive 4 artfully designed Oh She Glows for Dinner menus to download and adorn your dinner table on special occasions. Super-handy Glow Getter Meal Plan printables from the new book will make prepping the plans even easier when your book arrives. It’s so convenient to print the meal plans and place them on your counter so you can cross things off as you work through the plan. Lastly, I couldn’t make you wait until October to get cooking, so I’ve included 4 advance recipes in this bundle—a few of my summer-friendly ones that we’ve been enjoying during this hot season! 

If you pre-order Oh She Glows for Dinner, keep your receipt handy and follow this link to get your free bonus bundle PDF! 

Pre-order now at the following retailers:




Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble (signed copy)

The Book Depository 


Apple Books



Please note: We earn a small commission if you purchase an item through our affiliate links above. Thank you so much for your support!

I can’t wait to hear what you think!! 

With love and gratitude,

Angela xo

© copyright 2020 Oh She Glows. All Rights Reserved.

5 craft ideas to reduce your household waste

5 fun craft ideas to help you reduce your household waste

Reducing your household waste needn’t be a chore! Try your hand at a few of these easy craft ideas


If you’re anything like the team here at Vegan Life Magazine, you’re no doubt doing everything you can to reduce your impact on the environment. Scott Hawthorne, from waste management solutions provider SkipsAndBins.com, shares his tips for giving your old stuff a new lease of life, so you can reduce the amount of waste you’re sending to landfill.


5 fun craft ideas that will help you reduce your household waste



These days, we’re all becoming much more aware of the effect that our household waste is having on the planet, and doing what we can to try to cut back on the amount that we’re producing.

While lots of materials can now be recycled — including most types of glass, card and certain plastics — many of the items in your household waste bin will still end up in a landfill or an incinerator, neither or which is great for the environment.

So, it’s always best to try to reduce, re-use, and recycle wherever you possibly can. One way to do this is by repurposing your household waste into supplies for craft projects.  This way, you can turn your rubbish into brand new items, and have a bit of fun while you’re at it.

Here, I’ve shared five crafty projects that will help you to reduce the amount of stuff you’re throwing out.


Turn old containers into a kitchen garden

Even if you’re careful to buy foods without packaging whenever you can, it’s not always possible to completely avoid it. But that doesn’t mean you need to throw those used cans, jars, and plastic food containers away.

Once you’ve washed off the label, these containers are often the ideal size and shape for compact plants like thyme, basil, cress, or other herbs and flowers.

So, why not upcycle them into a kitchen garden? All you need to do is wash them thoroughly, remove the label, and add a little compost and some seeds.

You can even jazz your new planters up a bit by adding a lick of paint.


Turn old bottles into wildlife-friendly garden accessories

Here in the UK, we throw out around 7.7 billion plastic bottles every year, many of which will end up in landfills, rivers, and oceans (Water.org).

So, if you have some empty plastic bottles to throw away, why not upcycle them instead?

By making a few simple adjustments to an old plastic bottle and adding some nuts and seeds, you can turn an empty plastic bottle into a bird feeder that will nourish our feathered friends through the winter months.

Check out this YouTube video from Eco Sapien to learn how to make a bird feeder.


Make gift bags from old newspapers

If you read a lot of newspapers or magazines, you’ll probably always have a few stacks of old issues lying around the house. So, why not turn them into some quirky gift bags?

They look very unique and whimsical, and are sure to impress your friends and loved ones — especially when they find out you made them yourself!

And, you won’t need to buy new gift bags, which will save you some money, too. To learn how to make these, read this guide from How About Orange.


Turn jars into homemade candles

Glass jars are recyclable, but they can be upcycled in all sorts of ways, too: you can re-use them as storage jars, or to make your own preserves and jams. You can also turn them into homemade candles.

To do this, all you need is some wicks, some candle wax pellets, and maybe some essential oils or candle fragrance oils. Be sure to find pellets that don’t contain real beeswax, though — soy versions are cruelty-free and better for the environment.

Take a look at this beginner’s guide from The Spruce Crafts to learn more about making candles.

Jar candles have a whimsical charm as they are but, if you like, you can add some decoration to the finished candles to make them even more stylish. For example, you could tie a strip of fabric and some ribbon or string around it: lace works very well for this, because it creates an interesting play of light and shadow when the candle is lit.

These make beautiful gifts and are all the more special because they’ve been made by hand.


Transform old rags into pretty homewares

If you have any old clothes that are past their best and can’t be sold or donated, don’t throw them away just yet! Scraps and rags of old textiles can be used in all sorts of sewing projects.

With just a needle and thread, you can transform unwanted clothes into all sorts of new stuff, like tote bags, bunting, cushions, or scrunchies.

If you’re up for taking on a bigger sewing project, you could even turn a bag of old scraps into a patchwork quilt that will look wonderful draped across a bed or sofa.

Take a look at this guide for beginners from the Guardian to learn where to get started.



Words by Scott Hawthorne, SkipsAndBins.com



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Easy Vegan Chocolate Fudge Recipe

This easy vegan chocolate fudge recipe is made with just 3-ingredients. All you need is chocolate, sun butter or nut butter, and maple syrup. Gluten-free, refined sugar-free, nut-free Option  Jump to Recipe

side view of a stach of vegan chocolate fudge on a wooden board

Lovers of all things chocolate, you are going to love this super-quick and easy vegan chocolate fudge recipe! It’s perfect for sharing, for keeping it all to yourself, or for gifting it to friends and family!

The fudge most of us grew up with calls for sticks of butter and melted chocolate chips stirred into condensed milk. And takes hours to make. This vegan fudge gets you your fudge fix all without all that and takes just minutes!!

Plus it might just be the best fudge you’re ever going to have! Feel free to enjoy every last bite of this vegan chocolate fudge without any guilt or second-guessing.  Squeals of delight are guaranteed!

This vegan chocolate fudge recipe is naturally gluten-free.  It’s also naturally-sweetened.

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Fry’s vegan alternatives save over 21,000 fish in just six months

Fry’s vegan alternatives save over 21,000 fish in half a year

Help our marine friends, by choosing vegan fish alternatives


fry's family foods

(Photo: Fry’s)


International vegan food brand, Fry Family Food Co, has estimated that it has saved the equivalent of more than 21,000 fish from our oceans in just six months, based on the equivalent weight of its new plant-based fish alternatives sold.

The brand calculated that the total weight of its new fish-style fillets sold in Tesco, would equate to a staggering 21,534 haddock saved, based on the average weight and yield of that fish.

According to the plant-based company’s calculations, this would mean sales of the new fish-style product could also have saved the equivalent of either 4,550 salmon, 1,534 cod or 130 tuna fish.

Further to this, for every one pound of fish caught, up to five pounds of unintended marine species are caught and discarded as by-kill, according to Cowspiracy.com.

This means sales of Fry’s plant-based fish alternative could have also prevented the unnecessary capture, harm and often death of the equivalent of 874 porpoises, 309 bottlenose dolphins, 289 green turtles, or two gigantic humpback whales.


frys family foods vegan fish


Increasing demand

The Fry Family Food Co. announced the launch of its fish-style fillets at its Veganuary event earlier this year, making it the newest addition to its growing plant-based range.

It has seen steady demand and interest in the product over the past six months, as well as its extensive range of 100 per cent meat-free, high protein products.

The year 2020 has seen a phenomenal rise in people opting for plant-based options, from meat eaters to meat-reducers, vegetarians and vegans alike, with more people signing up for Veganuary this year than ever before (400,000 in 2020 compared to 250,000 in 2019).


frys vegan fish


‘Animal welfare is intrinsic to us’

Tammy Fry, international marketing director at the Fry Family Food Co, says, “We are absolutely thrilled to have been able to contribute to reducing the number of fish removed from our oceans this year.

“Animal welfare and environmental protection are absolutely intrinsic to everything we do here at Fry’s, we’re also incredibly conscious of the effects of overfishing on the eco-systems of our marine environments.

“By 2050, it is estimated there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish which is a shocking statistic, so if we can help people make small swaps just once or twice a week and give a plant-based fish alternative a try then this is a huge step in the right direction.

“As always, it’s our amazing customers we want to thank for this milestone, for every fish-style fillet they’ve bought, enjoyed and told their friends and family about. Thank you for helping save our oceans, one fish-style fillet at a time!”


For more information, visit Fry’s website.




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Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

These Cajun Spiced Black Bean Quinoa Burgers are a healthy vegan burger loaded with plant-based protein! 7 ingredients! So easy to make and can be enjoyed with all of your fave toppings! No added oil + nut-free option + Glutenfree option Jump to Recipe

side view of a vegan black bean quinoa burger topped with pickled jalapenos and ranch sauce

Fire up the grill- it’s bbq and burger season and I have something for you that might save summer. Smoky, spicy black beans, and quinoa burger patties that are everything a veggie burger should be. We are talking moist and tender on the inside and crispy on the outside and no, that will not fall apart!

a halved vegan black bean quinoa burger topped with tomato slices and drizzled with ranch sauce

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Mars announce release of a deliciously creamy vegan Mars Bar drink

Mars Incorporated announce the release of a new vegan Mars Bar drink

Did you once enjoy Mars Bars? Soon you’ll be able to treat yourself to a vegan Mars Bar drink, made from oat milk



vegan Mars oat drink

(Photo: Mars®)



Chocolate and caramel fans, rejoice – the iconic Mars Bar can now be enjoyed by vegans, in the form of the deliciously creamy vegan Mars® Oat drink.


Bursting with a rich chocolatey taste, and a burst of caramel, the new vegan Mars Bar drink has no added sugar and is registered with the Vegan Society.



Mars vegan oat drink

(Photo: Mars®)



The vegan Mars Bar oat drink will be available for £1.50 in a 250ml bottle in Asda stores from July 20 2020.


Mars are ever-expanding their collection of non-dairy  drinks – the Mars® Oat drink is the third in their vegan range, which also includes Galaxy® Oat and Bounty® Coconut.



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Vegan Tofu Katsu Curry

Curb your Japanese take-out cravings with this easy homemade vegan tofu katsu curry recipe! Crispy panko breaded tofu in a creamy, mildly spiced curry sauce. Serve with rice and pickled veggies. GF option, Nutfree. Jump to Recipe

overhead shot of a bowl of vegan tofu katsu curry

Meet one of my all-time favorite vegan tofu recipes, – Japanese inspired Tofu Katsu Curry! A vegan spin on a traditional Japanese dish that is fairly straight forward, and loved by everyone.

Vegan katsu curry is a bit of a special treat of golden crispy, breaded tofu served with a rich and fragrant curry sauce.

close-up overhead shot of vegan tofu katsu curry

The mild sauce is probably my favorite part of this Japanese Curry! In my opinion, you can never have too much sauce, especially when it tastes this good. It is a beautiful mix between sweet & spicy with a bold flavor thanks so garam masala and curry powder. To keep things authentic, you can serve the breaded tofu over sushi rice but really any rice will do. And yes, cauliflower rice would be a great alternative if you want to keep things low cal.

Instead of making a separate milk and flour mixture for breading I use the curry sauce itself to coat the tofu which is then breaded and then pan fried or grilled! Shorter and simpler.

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12-year-old vegan chef calls on government to stop mandatory meat in school meals

12-year-old vegan chef calls on UK government to stop mandatory Umeat and dairy in school dinners

Young entrepreneur, Omari McQueen, joins PETA and environmental, health, and animal groups in urging for vegan-friendly update of school meal guidelines



12-year-old vegan

(Photo: Instagram/Omari McQueen)


Omari McQueen may only be 12-years-old, but the CEO and founder of Dipalicious dips – is a vegan on a mission to securing a better future for planet Earth.

The UK’s youngest award-winning vegan chef is urging the government remove the requirement for servings of dairy, meat and fish from the School Food Standards and replace it with more flexible nutritional guidelines, that are better for the planet.

McQueen is one of many people and organisations to have joined the PETA-led campaign – other supporters include Paul, Mary, and Stella McCartney, founders of Meat Free Monday, and the Royal Society for Public Health.


‘Out of step’

In a recent letter sent to the government, PETA explains that the current animal-derived food mandates limit schools’ capacity to serve children climate-friendly vegan foods.

The regulations are out of step with the government’s own nutritional advice to the public – the Eatwell Guide – which allows for nutritional needs to be met without meat and dairy.



The UK’s youngest award-winning vegan chef @OmariMcQueen joins PETA in calling on the Government to ditch the meat mandate for schools. pic.twitter.com/1FNFB3IwLA

— PETA UK (@PETAUK) July 15, 2020


‘We don’t need meat or dairy’

“It’s so important to eat tasty foods that keep us healthy and energised during the day, are kind to the planet, and don’t hurt animals,” says McQueen of school meals.

“Because we don’t need meat or dairy, schools should be able to choose if they want to serve them.”

McQueen, chose to go vegan at the tender age of eight after doing research for his YouTube channel.

Following his transition, the inspiring boy has been given PETA’s Compassionate Kid Award, has founded his own company, run a successful pop-up restaurant in Croydon’s BoxPark and he’s also just announced the launch of his first book, Omari McQueen’s Best Bites Cookbook, planned for January 2021.


‘Vegan for animals, the planet and health’

PETA adds that a 2019 poll by Linda McCartney Foods, discovered that ‘70 per cent of British children want more vegan meals on their school menus.’

‘As the world faces dual health and climate crises, going vegan is one of the best things young people can do for animals, the planet, and their own health.’




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All-vegan punk band need you to listen

All-vegan punk band need you to listen

Rock for all-species’ liberation with Scarlet Rescue



Scarlet Rescue is an all-vegan punk/alternative band fronted by activist, writer, and Professor Lisa Barca.


The group has been featured on the Jane Unchained Network, Vegan Nation Radio, VegansVote Radio, among other stations and platforms.


Lead singer, Barca has been described as a “neo-riot grrrl rocker” and “force in the feminist underground” who “transcends status-quo group-think” with her “raucous cry for liberation,” (Revolution Relaunch magazine).


Scarlet Rescue’s newest single, ‘Barbecue Protest’ is a song about being vegan in a world in which social events so often revolve around eating our animal friends. We caught up with Barca, ahead of the band’s big video release on 4th July.


vegan punk band scarlet rescue


Hey Lisa! How did the band first come to form? 

It is exciting to have an all-vegan punk band! At first it was just me, sometimes joined by my husband, Steve, on keyboard and backup vocals, playing at open mics and vegan events.


Nathaniel, our drummer, started playing with us in February of 2020. We’d been chatting with him at the vegan restaurant he runs in our neighbourhood, realised we were all musicians, played together to try things out, and immediately realized we were collaborators.


I had met our bass player, Dillon, when I played at the Vegan World 2026 conference in Mesa, AZ in 2019. We ran into each other again a few months later, and I told him about how we needed a bass player for the band. He joined us, and the rest is history!


vegan punk band scarlet rescue Lisa Barca


Collectively, what do you hope to achieve as an all-vegan punk band?

Scarlet Rescue’s tagline is “Rock for All-Species Liberation”. Our mission is to use music to make people think, make them laugh, to inspire them and to perhaps make them angry – and, in any case, to break through apathy.


With this musical experience, we envision spreading a vegan message that intersects with feminist, anti-racist, and other liberatory goals.


Our aim is the liberation of ALL beings of ALL species, and nothing less.


lisa barca scarlet rescue headshot


Tell us about Scarlet Rescue’s new EP.

Our EP, Animals and Other People, has four songs on it. ‘Barbecue Protest’ has become the hit single of the album for sure.


Another upbeat anthem is ‘Clean and Clear’, while the song ‘The End of Tyranny’ is a vegan social-justice musical manifesto that uses rapped verses and a melodic chorus in an upbeat funk format. It calls for humans to stop our tyranny over the other animals with whom we share the Earth.


‘Seeing Her Being Her’ – the heaviest of the four songs, is a call to connect injustices. It paints a lyrical vignette in each of its three verse –of a woman with no home, of a date-rape victim, and of a mother cow used for dairy and her kidnapped and murdered calf, respectively.


The chorus, “Maybe you don’t like seeing her, because you wouldn’t like being her,” asks people to question the impulse to look away from injustice because of the personal discomfort it makes us feel.


The song encourages us to wonder how things would be different if, instead of reflexively looking away, we allowed ourselves to truly see the subjectivity and suffering of marginalised others. Would we become motivated to care or act on their behalf?



Tell us about ‘Barbecue Protest’. What message does the song seek to convey?

‘Barbecue Protest’ is a fun and upbeat song that refuses to play nice with those who deny that our culture revolves around the exploitation of nonhuman animals, and who participate in that exploitation by eating the bodies of these murdered beings.


It reflects on the social stigma of being vegan and of standing by one’s principles, especially when they are unpopular – because standing up for one’s values is always worth risking marginalisation.


We want to encourage and empower vegans to speak up, and never to be intimidated or silenced by a dominant culture that tells us we are ‘pushing our views’ and should keep to ourselves.


Non-vegans are pushing their views onto innocent animals every day, and we have not only a right, but a duty to speak up without worrying about who likes it or not.


I feel that sometimes there is too much emphasis in the movement on always being ‘nice’ and not offending people or communicating too strongly.


While we should always come from a place of compassion, I disagree with the view that we have to go out of our way not to be offensive. I hope the song encourages vegans – with a bit of humor and a positive and inspiring beat – to speak out often, from their hearts!


vegan punk band scarlet rescue


How did the video and song release go ahead of 4th July?

We have gotten such an incredible outpouring of response to the video. Vegans everywhere have written to us on social media and in private messages about how much they love the song, that it expresses exactly what they feel but didn’t have the words to say, and that the video makes them feel happy and strong. Some have even reported their non-vegan family members humming the tune because it is so catchy!


We are incredibly honored to be able to connect with so many people and deliver a message that lifts vegans up and gives them something to celebrate while also showing the beauty of the animals to anyone watching.


The fourth of July is a rather silly US holiday, featuring not only carnist consumption but also a lot of American patriotic posturing accompanied by extremely loud fireworks that frighten and panic animals all around the nation.


Now, we’ve given people something fun, rebellious, and vegan to associate with the day. The truth is, though, that ‘Barbecue Protest’ is a song for all seasons.


I think of the ‘barbecue’ as standing in for all oppressive events where animals’ bodies are served, including, for instance, the Thanksgiving turkey dinner, Christmas ham, and more everyday events where animal consumption goes on.


scarlet rescue all-vegan punk band with goat


Why is music such a powerful tool for spreading the vegan message?

Music has the power to make people feel something in a different way than is possible through speech. Speech can be extremely powerful, of course, as can facts and data about the million reasons why we should all be vegan.


With music, we hope to be able to reach people on a different level, perhaps inspiring some non-vegans who might not be reachable by other means.


scarlet rescue vegan punk band


What’s in store for the future of the band?

On the heels of the amazing reception we’ve gotten for our ‘Barbecue Protest’ video, we are excited to get back into our studio to create new songs.


We’ve got one in the works called ‘Soy Boys Unite!’ and another with the chorus ‘Eat your Wheaties, not your meaties’.


Both are fun, yet also very serious from an animal-rights activist perspective. We also will be playing livestream concerts on our YouTube channel and on Facebook Live.


People can subscribe and follow us on those platforms to keep up with what we’re doing! Once things open after quarantine, we’ll be playing local shows to benefit sanctuaries and at vegan events.


For more from Scarlet Rescue visit their website or follow them on Instagram @scarletrescue


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What’s in season? Summer Produce Guide & Vegan Summer Recipes

In this summer produce guide, you will learn which vegetables and fruit are in season in summer and get some new preparation ideas and many vegan summer recipes! Now hit the farmers’ market and get cooking!

post cover summer produce guide

Summer is in full swing right now and flying by far too quickly. Let’s take advantage of the season’s bounty!

Eating seasonally is a wonderful way to guarantee freshness while maximizing nutrition and affordability! Summer is one of the best seasons for seasonal eating since so much fresh produce is available at your local farmer’s market. I’ve compiled my favorite fresh summer produce and included a list of my favorite sweet and savory vegan summer recipes to get you inspired and motivated to get cooking!

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