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September 20, 2021

Dear wine and beer drinkers…

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One example of totally plant-based wines – the entire 6FT6 range is 100 per cent vegan.

Nothing fishy going on…

Is there isinglass in your wine glass or egg white in your red? Did you know that not all alcohol is vegan?

’But it’s made from grapes!’ I hear you say…

Isinglass is a substance obtained from the dried swim bladders of fish – who knew? It is a form of collagen used mainly for the clarification or fining of some beer and wine.

It can also be cooked into a paste for specialised gluing purposes – just yick!

And eggs! A solution of egg whites can be used to remove phenolic compounds associated with harsh astringency in red wines, as the protein binds with the larger polymeric material in the wine. The fining leads to a softening and improved suppleness in the wine.

That’s right people – and I suppose if you add things that kill insects on hop and wine crops, then even the vegan wines and beers might be tipping the scales towards being omnivorous, but you can only try your hardest.

The good news is, many annoying vegans are also alcohol loving earthlings and pressure on bottle shops and wine clubs to stock vegan friendly drinks is doing its job, and now most outlets have at least one vegan option.

So this New Year’s Eve you can eat and drink and be a merry vegan.

Signed, The Annoying Vegan.

 


The annoying vegan – Iron salad

The two challenges for me as a vegan are my B12 and iron levels. I’ll save the B12 conversation for another time and talk about iron. There are two types of iron – haem and non-haem; the latter is iron not found in animal tissue and is found in many plant foods.

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Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

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Making no bones about the yumminess of No Bones

There’s nothing worse than an annoying vegan telling you about some ‘great vegan place’ they went to eat. So I am NOT going to do that – BUT, I am going to tell you about an amazing place I ate at recently. A place that sold food. Very yummy food. No Bones food.

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Research takes the vegan option to a new level

A project by Flinders University will see their Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development fishing for new vegan ideas.

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Dear wine and beer drinkers…

Is there isinglass in your wine glass or egg white in your red? Did you know that not all alcohol is vegan?

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Dear pudding eaters…

My mother-out-law makes the most delicious Christmas pudding. It’s an entirely different entity than the one that my mother makes (also very delicious), which is a traditional pudding with several spices and other ingredients – including suet

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Dear food makers…

The only thing worse than a vegan is an annoying vegan. And I would know because I am one  – I’m very annoying.

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Put oats in your coffee and almonds in your tea

There are many reasons to make a move to plant-based milk – dairy intolerance, caring for the environment or just being an annoying vegan, are just a few.

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