Pumpkin filled with Mango and Seitan

Pumpkin filled with Mango and Seitan

2 small pumpkins
1 Mango
1 piece of ginger (10g)
½ red chili
2 cloves of garlic
some oil
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp water
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
250 g seitan
1 avocado, pulp
50 g cashews
½-1 lime, juice
1 tsp walnut oil
1 hand of fresh herbs (e.g. basil, oregano, parsley)
pepper
salt
50 g lettuce

Preheat oven to 180° C
Cut off upper part of pumpkin below stalk, scrape out seeds, prick some holes into the pulp. Pour water into a baking tray so level is roughly 1 cm. Put pumpkin pieces onto the tray, pulp facing downwards. Bake for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, peel and pit mango and cut its pulp into pieces. Chop ginger, chili and garlic and roast it in a pot with some oil. Add mango, sugar, water and vinegar, let simmer with closed lit for 3 minutes, take off lid and cook for more 5 minutes.

Cut seitan into stripes and roast it in a pan with some oil. Add cooked mango-mixture.

Dice avocado, chop cashews. Mix both with lime juice, walnut oil and herbs, season with salt and pepper.

After 20 minutes of baking, turn around pumpkin, fill with seitan-mango-mixture and bake for 15-20 more minutes until cooked (depends on sort and size).

Serve pumpin with avocado-mixture. Bon appétit! 😉

This recipe is from the German cookbook Vegan Guerilla by Sarah Kaufmann. Photo: Björn Lexius.

Crumble Cake with self-picked Black- and Raspberries

Crumble Cake with self-picked Black- and Raspberries

Base:
300 g flour (Wheat or Spelt)
150 g sugar
150 g soft vegan margarine
2 pinches of salt
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1 pck. of vanilla sugar or some vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. of soy milk

2-3 hands fresh berries

Crumbles:
150 g flour
100 g sugar
120 g vegan margarine

1. Preheat oven to 180° C.
2. Knead together all ingredients for the base and press them into a greased and floured springform baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
3. Meanwhile warm berries with a bit of sugar over low heat. Take pre-baked base out of the oven and spread the berries (without the juice you got from warming them) on it.
4. Knead together all ingredients for the crumbles. Spread them on the berries.
5. Bake the cake for 30-35 more minutes until crumbles become lightly brown.
Bon appétit! 😉

Logocos will most certainly be bought by L’Oréal

Some days ago L‘Oréal announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Logocos Naturkosmetik AG, a German beauty company which pioneered natural cosmetics with brands such as Sante.

Due to this fact, we decided to sell off B12 toothpastes from Sante and drop them from our product range. Though L’Oréal claims that the company “no longer tests its ingredients on animals and no longer tolerates any exception to this rule“ (see here), they still sell their products in China and thus fund animal testing where the practice is required by law. It is obvious that L‘Oréal choose profits over morals.

Shop news!

This time we don‘t have that many new items to introduce. But those we have are really worth mentioning. For example new sneakers and waterproof boots, tea from Scop Ti and new patches. Continue reading and see for yourself!

Boots from Shoezuu and new sneakers from Ethletic

new boots from Shoezuu and trainers from Ethletic

Make Meat History

New patches

We‘ve discovered a new fantastic fabric for patches which is Organic Canvas. It‘s not only robust but also made of 100 % organic cotton from Kirgizia, woven in Czech Republic and refined in Germany. We‘ve already reprinted a couple of old designs and a new one. Give it a try!

A picture of a ruin where chicken were slaughtered - but now they live there in freedom

Posters and post cards

If you thumbed through the new art book ANIMAL UTOPIA by Hartmut Kiewert you probably recognize the pictures from the new posters and post cards. If not it‘s high time! Look out for new images in our posters section and don‘t forget to look at the old ones, too. All of them are really something.

Tea from an occupied factory in France

Fralib, a Unilever daughter company in the South of France which used to produce Lipton-Tea, was supposed to be shut down in 2010. However, the workers didn‘t want to just give in and put up a fight instead. It lasted 1336 days, got abroad and succeeded in the end. In May 2014 the workers took over the production, started working as a cooperative and have made all the decisions on their own. Now they produce tea under fair conditions and meanwhile they also introduced an organic tea line. See? It‘s possible to resist and succeed! Let‘s drink (a cup of tea) to that.

Reading stuff

Eating Earth by Lisa Kemmerer

Now that you’ve made yourself comfortable with a cup of tea you‘re kind of lacking something to read right? 😉 So how about Eating Animals by Lisa Kemmerer? We‘ve mentioned her other books earlier – this one explores the environmental effects of animal agriculture, fishing, and hunting. Another newbie in the reading section is the new issue of the biannual journal ALF Supporters Group Newsletter. It provides you with info about the last six months, articles about police spies, the animal rights conference in Luxembourg and much more!

Household essentials

Vegan laundry dreams come true. The new washing powder by SUMA is animal testing-free and made from plant extracts and biodegradable ingredients. And it gets the job done!
In case you also hate doing the dishes and own one of those convenient dishwashers we even have dishwater tablets for you. Also vegan and eco-friendly. Choose between a small and a bigger package with 25 or 70 tablets.

Condoms

Let‘s finish with nicer things. Einhorn condoms are new in stock!

Donations in 2017

overview on our donations in 2017

An important aspect of our work at roots of compassion is to support other initiatives. Five times each year we introduce an organization we want to support and give a certain amount to them. Apart from that there’s a monthly donation to an animal sanctuary in Germany, and of course we occasionally give some money to whatever comes up in the meantime.

This year we gave 3,700 € to:

Instead of DHL Green: Donation to ausgeCO2hlt

We donate €597 to ausgeCO2hlt

2017 is gone, and we’ve taken a look back on our shipments in 2017. By the end of December we had sent more than 5,960 packages, and so we donated 597 € to ausgeCO2hlt.
We believe at this point it’s more important to stop coal mining than to plant some trees somewhere in the world. Imagine the impact it could have to leave all the coal that’s left in the ground!

January offer: 10 % off English books

Seize the evenings! They’re still long and dark, and we can hardly imagine a better to spend them then reading good books! This month you can save 10 % on the english books in our range (apart from the books published by German publishers, sorry!). There’s some new stuff we’d love to introduce to you again, because we believe you should really read these books: What A Fish Knows is an instructive and sometimes surprising book about fishes – and we’re sure you’ll learn a lot of stuff that might be helpful whenever you run into “and what about fish?”-discussions.
Further, we’ve got some new books by Lisa Kemmerer who writes a lot about the interconnections between feminism, ecology and animal rights. Strongly recommended!
Apart from that we’ve still got the books by Jo-Anne McArthur, Crimethinc books and some other stuff you should read, too 😉

Presents #7: 10 % discount on beanies

Today: 10 % off beanies