Vegan MoFo Day 8 - Let's get spicy!
Being vegan is a revolutionary act. You are rejecting what society tells you is normal. You are rejecting how your mother fed you and thereby rejecting a way she loved you. You are rejecting the industries that are most heavily subsidized. You are rejecting most major corporations. Make no mistake, every day of your life involves rejecting societal norms.
So it's no wonder that while there are vegan Republicans (Yes, really. Though in my experience they tend to be mainly fiscally conservative), we skew mostly progressively left leaning. And the last couple of years have been difficult political times for us American vegans. They also have the potential to become much worse.
It's exciting when a company decides to take a stand and put our country and our people before profits. No, I'm not talking about Nike. Instead I'm talking about Penzey's! While they are not a vegan company, the majority of their spices are of course vegan. And since the 2016 Presidential election, they have been very vocal about where they stand. They have supported the Affordable Care Act, been very clear on being against Nazis (why is this controversial again?), vocal supporters of diversity, and have done fundraisers for victims of Hurricane Harvey among other things. They also do lots of giveaways and theme spice mixes. And discounted boxed sets.
The best part is - their spices are terrific! I am in no way compensated for this endorsement (though I wouldn't turn down any herb blends they want to send me!). I just think we have to lift up and share companies that are speaking out and doing the right thing in this turbulent time. As you'll see from the pics, I'm doing my part to balance out at least one conservative that is boycotting Penzey's because of their liberal politics. Though how basic human rights became liberal I will never understand!
|They have unique blends and the classics.|
|Yes, that's a Green Goddess mix in the back!|
|Throw any of their mixes on tofu or soy curls and have an instant meal.|
How are your taking care of yourself and staying strong in our current political climate? What companies do you think we should be supporting right now?
|Hazel practices self care by getting out in nature!|
I've heard good things about Penzey's Spices but haven't ordered anything from them yet; do you have any favorites you'd recommend? And thanks for linking to the Adams/Messina article and mentioning their new book; I hadn't seen either, but I guess that's what I get for avoiding Twitter -- one of my more recent self-care practices, haha! Sweet Hazel!ReplyDelete
Haze endorses your self care! She refuses do get on twitter. I think the book is officially out 10/1. As for Penzey's I recommend getting on the mailing list and watching for specials. They have some great discounts on boxed sets which are a good start and also do a lot of free add ons periodically. I love all their blends that I have tried - because they are so easy. And the green goddess mix is great. Only a few steps away from dressing or a dip!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I'm signed up for the email list now, and I'll be sure to check out the green goddess mix!Delete