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.
Hello and welcome to your weekly installment of Vegan Chews & Progressive News (# NewsandChews)! Today’s creamy and succulent recipes will have you running to the kitchen, while today’s stories will have you thinking critically about transmisoginy in the feminist movement and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Then, after that rollercoaster of emotions, you can settle down to nominate your favorite Black woman vegan activist and submit that paper you’ve been working on about campus sexual assault. What a great day!
Favorite Newly Published Recipe
Caramelized Banana Ice Cream
Via To Her Core
Blending up near-instant, one-ingredient ice cream from frozen bananas has become ubiquitous in the food blogosphere (though it sure doesn’t get any less delicious or ridiculously easy…). Just when I thought that there weren’t any more variations to make on banana ice cream, along comes this snazzy recipe from Dreana, who caramelizes her bananas in coconut oil before freezing and blending them to yield an intensely sweet, caramel-like frozen dessert. Yes, please.
Best Recipe I Made This Week
Roasted Garlic, Parsnip, & White Bean Soup
Via Yummy Beet
Soup is my favorite food to eat on cold days. Parsnips are my favorite vegetable. This recipe is my favorite.
“Real” Women: A Critique of “Feminist” Transphobia
By Rebecca Long at The Feminist Wire
This fully explained and clearly written article by Rebecca Long does important work by challenging the trans-exclusionary radical feminism that originated in the second-wave feminist movement and, unfortunately, continues today. TERFs (trans-exclusionary radical feminist) mask their transmisogyny under the guise of maintaining safe spaces for “real” women, and Long demonstrates how such rhetoric plays right into the exploitation of all women – trans women very much included – committed by mass media, advertising, and capitalism in general. Especially in light of the onslaught of recent murders of trans women of color, we need always to examine where the movements we support enact violence upon trans people.
Favorite Podcast Episode or Video
Ali Abunimah on Netanyahu’s speech to US Congress
Via Electronic Intifada & The Real News Network
This past Wednesday, Israeli Prime Mister Benjamin Netanyahu made his speech to US Congress, “forcefully denouncing a possible international agreement that would place Iran’s civilian nuclear energy program under strict supervision,” in the words of Pro-Palestinian activist Ali Abunimah. In this video, Abunimah offers a critical analysis of Netanyahu’s speech.
Book Recommendation Awesome projects you should totally check out
Two for you today! One for which you should nominate your favorite Black woman who practices veganism, the other to which you should submit your essays on campus sexual assault.
Nominate for the 2015 Vegan Anti-Racist Change-Maker of the Year
Via A. Breeze Harper
Call for Forum Submissions on Campus Violence, Resistance, and Strategies for Survival
Via The Feminist Wire
In solidarity, Ali.