Vegan Crossword Puzzle: Stuff With Protein In

 Click on the puzzle for a pdf you can download and print

or ‘print screen’ and paste into Paint so you don’t have to print it 😀

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The answers are here 😀

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Food Wordsearch

food wordsearch

Search for the following food items and draw a line through them – they might be forwards, backwards, vertical, upside down or diagonal.  And you don’t have to print it out if you don’t want to – just click on the pic, then right click and save it to your computer, then open it in ‘paint’, or whatever picture editing program you’ve got, and you can draw the lines on there 🙂

APPLE    POMEGRANATE    DATES    FIGS    LENTILS    TOFU    BEANS

POTATOES    SPINACH    KALE    SQUASH    PORRIDGE    PEAR    OATS

CABBAGE    LETTUCE    TOMATO    PEAS    APRICOT    PLUM    LEEK

BROCCOLI    CUCUMBER    CAVOLO NERO    CHERRY    ORANGE    RAISINS

PARSNIP    TURNIP    WALNUTS    BANANA    CARROT    ONION    GARLIC

PEPPERS    CASHEWS    GRAPES

Recommended Reading: Oliver’s Vegetables

Oliver's Vegetables

This is a brilliant short story by Vivian French with gorgeous, vibrant illustrations by Alison Bartlett.

Oliver's Vegetables

Basically, Oliver’s mum has the common problem of not being able to get Oliver to eat his vegetables.  The only one he will eat is potatoes, in the form of chips.

Oliver's Vegetables

But when he goes to stay with Grandpa and Grandma for a week, everything changes.

Oliver's Vegetables

Grandpa tells him he can have chips if he finds the potatoes in the garden, but while he’s searching, if he finds something else, he has to try it.

Oliver's Vegetables

Highly recommended bedtime (or any other time) reading which will make you hungry.

Borrow it from the library or get your own copy 😀

Live Right, Shine Bright

We are not fully raw; we still enjoy cooked potatoes, and lentils; we have rolled oats for breakfast; we eat tofu.  But we do include as much raw as we can in our diet and it makes us feel great.  Energised. I love juicing fruits and greens and making them into ice pops.  I love frozen bananas instead of shop-bought ice cream.  I love raw, and semi-raw cakes and treats which contain no sugar or added sweetener, and no gluten, are actually good for me, and yet make me feel indulgent as they are superior in taste and feel-good factor to traditional sugar-laden sweets.  I am excited about all the new things I have learned this year about raw foods and how good they make me feel and I am grateful to so many people who have shared their experiences so that I can learn more.

One of these people is Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram, better known as FullyRawKristina

This lady is a positive inspiration, and though many of us may not be in a position to live as she does – such large quantities organic fresh produce are very expensive – we can each do as much as we can within our own means and feel better for it.  For example, I have found that when I tried to be fully raw I got too skinny and simply wasn’t eating enough.  Now that I compromise by adding cooked potatoes and lentils, for example, to my raw fruit and veggies, I feel great, am back to my normal weight and still getting a very nutritious diet.  I love this video because Kristina encourages us to look at her example, and take from it what works for us.  It’s all about experimenting until we get it right and being our own best, our own happiest, in our own way.

Come rhyme with me

Barbies

First these little gems by the lovely Barry Wax:

“You will eat anything,” said the cow to the Billy Goat.
“Not at all,” the goat burped with the flavor of the shoe on his lips.
The cow munched on the cud and thought the remark over.
“I am not sure who is worse in habits, you or the pig?”
The pig looked up offended. “I admit I eat slop but the goat will eat the buttons off a coat and then the coat.”
“I have you all beat said the human. I will eat the goat, the cow and the pig.”
The three nodded in fear for they realized the human was the worse and hoped he would not pick one of them for dinner.
Fortunately goosey came by and within seconds became the bon appetite for the night.

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The vegetable from outer space never eat meat.

And so the human race was not the dish it meant to eat.

The vegetable from outer space was reddish in color,

It had seven eyes, four ears and a dozen tiny, tiny feet.

The vegetable from space had blood the color of blue,

It breathed oxygen and gave out CO2 and in the air flew.

The vegetable from space had a high IQ and came for peace,

It landed in the city and a homeless man fined him and did eat.

No more vegetable from outer space, no more savior of mankind,

For the homeless man the vegetable from outer space was food and there was no meal line.

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What is an olive?

It is a fruit from an evergreen tree.

It has yellow flowers.

It makes olive oil.

There are green olives and black olives.

It has the good fat.

It fights heart disease.

I like it in my salad.

I like it on my pizza.

Olives are great.

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The pair of pears were juicy.

The melon ripe and moist.

The watermelon was sweet.

With the fruit we rejoice.

The energy flowed through us,

It was vital and strong.

We harmed nothing in this post,

We are like the earth reborn.

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A salad is on my mind.

Crispy lettuce of any kind.

Cucumber sliced and scattered around.

A few placed olives to be found.

A celery stalk on both sides.

A cream sauce moving like the tides.

A slice of pickle.

To make my mouth tickle.

My taste buds tingle and wait,

Got to eat that salad, it looks first rate.

Thanks Barry 🙂

And this next poem, about the joy of the world around us and our connection to it,

was written by Tokoni Uti who also wanted to join in.

Earth Poem

We are eating  from the womb of the earth.
We  are celebrating the patriots of birth.
We are dancing in her familiar rain.
And harvesting herbs for the healing of pain
The wrath of the sun kisses our shoulders.
And the caresses of the wind are getting bolder. 
The whispers of the wind cries in our ears.
The call of the sea embraces our fear.

Thanks for your contribution Tokoni 🙂

Old MacDonald had a farm …

vegan nursery rhyme

Old MacDonald had a farm,

E-I-E-I-O

And on that farm he had no animals,

E-I-E-I-O

With a crop field here and a crop field there,

Here a crop, there a crop,

Everywhere a lot of crops.

Old MacDonald had a farm,

E-I-E-I-O

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Old MacDonald had a farm,

E-I-E-I-O

And on that farm he grew some peas,

E-I-E-I-O

With snow peas here and chick peas there,

Yellow peas, maple peas,

Lovely green organic peas.

Old MacDonald had a farm,

E-I-E-I-O

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Old MacDonald had a farm,

E-I-E-I-O

And on that farm he grew some beans,

E-I-E-I-O

With mung beans here and navy beans there,

Black beans, pinto beans,

Kidney beans and runner beans.

Old MacDonald had a farm,

E-I-E-I-O

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Old MacDonald had a farm,

E-I-E-I-O

And on that farm he grew some greens,

E-I-E-I-O

With lettuces here and cabbages there,

Collard greens, spinach leaves,

Kale and chard and mustard greens.

Old MacDonald had a farm,

E-I-E-I-O

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Old MacDonald had a farm,

E-I-E-I-O

And on that farm he grew good food,

E-I-E-I-O

With no animal slaves and no chemicals sprayed,

Healthy veg in healthy soil,

Bees and hedgerows thrived withal.

Old MacDonald had a farm,

E-I-E-I-O