Vegan Chews & Progressive News {6-19-15}

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.

Hi, folks! I hope you’ve been finding love, joy, and good weather in these perpetually tragic times. This week on Vegan Chews & Progressive News (# NewsandChews), I’m sharing with ya’ll two unorthodox salads to perhaps lighten the mood as much as they lighten the palate, as well as one surprisingly creative dessert recipe that will have you heading out to your nearest campground (or maybe just your backyard). For stories, I’m featuring an (I think) important perspective on the Charleston massacre, a video that offers an ever-necessary critique of the privileged dynamics of animal advocacy circles, and a book by one of my very favorite professors about how we can sufficiently feel rather than just intellectualize the immense atrocities happening all around us. What a way to start off the weekend!

Favorite Newly Published Recipe


Kale Salad with Tofu Feta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Lemon-Hemp Dressing
Via Choosing Raw

Photo via Gena Hamshaw.

Photo via Gena Hamshaw.


Skillet S’Mores Dip
Via A Dash of Compassion

Photo via Nicole Axworthy.

Photo via Nicole Axworthy.

Best Recipe I Made This Week

Cucumber, Pineapple & Tomato Salad with “Asian” Dressing
Via Alexis Touchet at Gourmet Magazine

Photo via Romulo Yanes.

Photo via Romulo Yanes.

Must-Read Article(s)

There’s One Word the Media Isn’t Using When Talking About the Charleston Shooter
Via Zak Cheney-Rice at

Photo via David Goldman/AP.

Photo via David Goldman/AP.

Favorite Podcast Episode or Video

Critiquing Privilege in Animal Advocacy Circles
Via Burning Hearts Media with lauren Ornelas, A. Breeze Harper, & Jacqueline Morr at the Resistance Ecology 2015 Conference in Portland, OR

Photo via Burning Hearts Media.

Photo via Burning Hearts Media.

Book Recommendation

Colonial Signs of International Relations
By Himadeep Muppidi

Photo via Oxford University Press.

Photo via Oxford University Press.

In solidarity, Ali.

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