Vegan for two weeks
19-year-old Anna Packham chose to help FRAME because she has recently learned of the suffering that some animals go through in safety testing.
She said: “I only recently became aware of what laboratory animals go through for the sake of household products and medicines so I decided to raise money for the FRAME fund, and going vegan seems fitting.”
She is looking forward to the challenge of keeping her diet completely free of animal ingredients but knows it will not be easy.
“Luckily I am very fussy about meat, so I'm ok there, but it's suprising how many things have been processed with or contain animal derivatives!
"I've downloaded the WeLoveTofu app on my phone which has some great recipes for vegans, including double chocolate waffles which sound yummy.
“Also Sainsbury's has a list of all their vegan products, which has proven very helpful as a lot of shops only say whether the product is vegetarian or not.”
If you would like to sponsor Anna in her efforts she has created a JustGiving page, which can be found here: http://www.justgiving.com/Packhams-gone-vegan
Anna also recommends:
11/2 cups cooked white beans, rinsed and drained
1 large jarred roasted red bell pepper, rinsed and drained
11/2 Tbs. lemon juice
1 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley
12 pitted black olives
12 sunflower seeds
2 radishes, sliced
24 black sesame rice crackers
12 sprigs rosemary or parsley
1. Purée beans, roasted pepper, lemon juice, and parsley in food processor until smooth. Reserve 1/4 cup of the mixture for decorations.
2. Trim the hole ends of the olives to allow owl body to stand up straight. Cut thin slices on opposite sides of olives without slicing all the way through to make wings. Pierce tiny holes between owls’ wings, and insert sunflower seeds for beaks. Cut 24 eyes from radish slices, pricking centres out to make white pupils.
3. Spread 11/2 tsp. bean mixture on each of 12 crackers. Top with remaining crackers. Use a dollop of bean mixture to glue a sprig of rosemary across the top of each sandwich. Stick owls onto rosemary sprigs with bean mixture. Attach radish eyes onto each owl with bean mixture.