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! 😉

Autumn news

Wait, you eat whaaat???

Tees are back in new colors.

Sania and Deni wearing new 'Wait, you eat whaaat???'-T-shirts

Not your Mom – sleeveless shirt

To be honest, these Not your Mom shirts aren’t that new anymore. And it was warmer when they first came in. But hey, the shirts do still look good when you wear them indoor.

Deni and Daniel wearing chic sleeveless shirts with the design not your Mom, not your milk'

Lunette menstrual cup in orange

New menstrual cups

We’ve been looking for other menstrual cups for quite a while in order to find an alternative to MeLuna cups. Because not everyone feels comfortable with the chosen cup right away … Finally we discovered Lunette cups and decided to take them in. Lunette menstrual cups are made of medical silicone in Finland and available in two sizes: Model 1 is smaller and a bit softer, Model 2 is harder and better for people with a good pubococcygeus muscle.
What all menstrual cups have incommon: they produce way less waste since they can be used for many years, you save money and last but not least they are good for the vaginal flora …

Organizers 2017

Syndikal organizer and queerfeminist organizer

As the new year will be around the corner soon, it’s about time to think about a new organizer. So far the “Queerfeministischer Taschenkalender” and the “Syndikal Taschenkalender” (both in German) arrived. “Antifaschistischer Taschenkalender” and the small and big Slingshot organizers (yay, finally in English) will follow soon. Keep a lookout for those two.

Reading stuff

Besides the new organizers, there are also new zines and pamphlets in the shop.

xclusivex6
learninggoodconsent
reproductionofdailylife
  • The new XclusiveX fanzine is diverse as usual: tons of great interviews and articles in German and English. With much love and passion for DIY.
  • Learning Good Consent – the title already says what this zine is about. Worth reading!
  • The Reproduction of Daily Life deals with alienation and reproduction in everyday life. You don’t have to read Marx’ “Kapital” in order to think about “alienation”, “commodity fetishism” and “surplus value” …

On sale: dental care set for 8 €

dental care set for 8 € consisting of B12 toothpaste and bamboo toothbrush

Since brushing teeth is part of our daily routines, why not make the best of it? In order to do so, we offer the one and only dental care set for 8 € consisting of a B12 toothpaste and a bamboo toothbrush this month. The biodegradable bamboo toothbrush is not only antibacterial and BPA-free but it also helps to recude plastic waste. The B12 toothpaste on the other hand is good for your health. The important vitamin B12 can be absorbed through the mouth mucosa which is super convenient, innit? So don’t sleep on this one!

New shoes, colorful shirts and action stickers

Ethletic – fair trade sneakers and flip flops

New vegan and fairtrade shoes from ethletic - flip flops and chucks-like sneaker

This month we have expanded our range of footwear with fair trade shoes and flip flops from Ethletic!!

Gummiherstellung

The shoes are all produced under fair conditions in Pakistan. The cotton is certified organic and the rubber is made of FSC certified natural rubber.
We made our way through the wide offer and have chosen the following patterns: black skate shoes with white soles, black high-cut chucks-like-shoes, and low-cut blue shoes. And because we wish it would already be summer, we actually collected three flip flops in three different colors: black/green, light/dark blue, and gray/beige.

Tees and tanktops in new colors

Several of our tees and tanktops are now available in different colors – so there’s hopefully something for everyone.

Artgerecht design

Three persons wearing the Not Food tees on a sunny day
Until all are free - three persons are wearing t-shirts in three different colors
Liberate T-Shirt, two persons are wearing tees in grey and mid heather red

Also new in stock: the bacon had a mom hoodie in a new straight cut.

New stickers

Capitalism at Work - sticker
Rassismus und Nationalismus sind keine Alternativen - Sticker gegen wuchernde rechte Stimmungen und Parteien
Eating Animals sticker - now transparent
Now transparent!

Treats

In order to provide you a better availability of soy products and seitan, we will gradually replace some items. Already new in:
fine soy schnetzels (500 g) und big soy chunks (1 kg). All organic!

Cleaning supplies and soaps from solidary production

Overview of soaps and detergents from Vio.Me

Drum roll please … !

We are very pleased to present you a new collection of soaps und cleaning supplies! They are from VIO.ME from Greece: a factory being occupied in 2011 and driven by autonomous workers since 2013. They produce cleaning supplies and soaps for the movement against capitalism.

In 2011 the factory was left by the former owning family and back wages were not paid. So from May 2011 on the workers didn’t receive their salaries anymore and decided to occupy the factory which from then on is driven by self-goverment and the rule of equal rights. In 2013 they got back to the grindstone and resumed the work. But instead of producing building materials, from now on they fabricate cleaning supplies and soaps as ecological as possible and with fair standards.

For sure, they encounter much resistance for that venture but they also get a plenty of solidarity within and outside the country. Today VIO.ME is one of the symbols of the struggle for dignity and a prime example of squatters against capitalism in the crisis-ridden Greece.

However, it is still too early to declare the end of what has been the crisis in this factory in recent years. VIO.ME is far from out of the woods yet: the former owners are back and made demand to liquidate the business regardless of their behavior in the past like f.i. the unpaid wages of its workforce.

VIO.ME needs your support! Please feel free to visit their blog. Lend an ear to their solidarity calls and buy their products as an act against capitalism.

Live And Let Live Giveaway

Film trailer

As a part of our Live And Let Live special offer we’re giving away 5 download codes for the feature documentary Live And Let Live. The film plot revolves around the history of veganism, our relation to animals and the reasons why people choose to live vegan.

Comment this post with your favorite emancipatory-oriented documentary until Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 12 am.
Good luck! We’re looking forward to reading your answers.

It’s time for a new raffle!

Win a cycling jersey and a drinking bottle.

After soaking up the sun during the lunch break we decided to share our summer mood with you by giving away a cycling jersey and a ROC vegan cycling team drinking bottle.

Tell us in the comment section where you enjoy cycling the most.

The raffle ends on April 22nd 2016 at 2 pm CET.

Good luck!

Update 22.04.16, 14:30: The raffle is over and the lucky winner is: Manuel! (you can only find him in the germann blogpost :))