Chickpeas & Changes’s “Vegan Chews & Progressive News” series strives to promote artful vegan food and progressive discussion of social issues—both of which I view as necessary in fostering a society that prioritizes the well-being of all creatures (not just the rich, white, or human) over the continuous striving for profit/resource accumulation.
Just a reminder about the exciting news that Chickpeas & Change is now accepting submissions! I’m thrilled to be able to open this space up to voices from the anti-speciesist, feminist, anti-racist community. Check out this page for submission guidelines.
Vegan Chews & Progressive News (# NewsandChews) time! LET’S DO IT!!!
Favorite Newly Published Recipe
Spinach & Artichoke Soup
Via Connoisseurus Veg
Do I really need to say much more about this recipe? It’s spinach-artichoke dip in soup form, for goodness’ sake.
Best Recipe I Made This Week
Black Bean Brownies
Via Minimalist Baker
What does one do when one finds in the fridge an enormous container of cooked adzuki beans that one knows one’s housemates won’t be able to eat before they go bad? One makes an enormous batch of adzuki bean brownies that one’s housemates eat within two days. Mission accomplished.
With the Walter Scott police murder weighing on many of our hearts and minds, I want to feature three articles that emphasize the systemic nature of police killings of Black people in a white supremacist society, and that assert an urgent need to move beyond merely circulating videos of such societally embedded violence and toward its meaningful eradication.
White outrage over Walter Scott doesn’t fix black fear of living in racist America
By Steven W. Thrasher at The Guardian
Videos of Police Killings Are Numbing Us to the Spectacle of Black Death
By Jamil Smith at The New Republic
How To Destroy A Black Life: A Step-By-Step Guide
By Aurin Squire at Talking Points Memo
Favorite Podcast Episode or Video
DarkMatter is a duo of trans South Asian artists and organizers who write and perform subversive, game-changing poetry that will make you think about the world in whole new ways. I first found out about Janani and Alok’s work when they visited Vassar last year for a performance (fun fact: I had the pleasure of catering a vegan, gluten-free dinner for them!). Check them out at watch all. of. their. videos.
Book Recommendation Awesome Projects You ShoulD totally Check Out
A biweekly comic focusing on cats, identity, gender, sexuality, depression, and mental illness, Robot Hugs provides an honest, genuine take on life with which virtually anyone trying to figure out how to navigate this messed up world can identify. Receiving these image-based stories in my inbox every Tuesday and Thursday truly feels like a big virtual hug.
In solidarity, Ali.