Enjoy the festive season and be reassured that your Christmas feast is not contributing to palm oil related rainforest destruction, human rights abuses, extinction and slavery. Instead it will be a succulent, budget-friendly, cruelty-free and thoroughly delicious triumph that will go down in local history!
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Merry #Christmas everyone, here’s a #palmoilfree and #vegan #shopping list and heart-warming recipes that won’t contribute to #palmoil #deforestation and will bring joy to your #festive table #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4WildlifeTweet
Shopping list compiled by Ethical Consumer UK. See original
Vegan Palm Oil Free Christmas
Shopping Guide & Recipes
Palm Oil Free Mince Pies
- All the palm oil free mince pies listed below are organic.
- The following are palm oil free, organic and vegan: Authentic Bread Co Organic & Vegan Gluten-less Mince Pies, Abel & Cole vegan and organic mini mince pies, Riverford organic & vegan mince pies
|Company||Palm Oil Free Products|
|Authentic Bread Company||Organic mince pies, Lemon & Ginger organic mince pies, Organic & Vegan Gluten-less Mince Pies (all available from their website or Abel & Cole*)|
|Abel & Cole* (made by Authentic Bread Company)||Mini organic mince pies, Luxury Organic Mince Pies, Vegan & organic mini mince pies (all available online*)|
|Riverford (made by Authentic Bread Company)||Organic Mince Pies, Organic & Vegan Mince Pies.|
|Roots & Wings||Organic Mince Pies, Organic Mini Mince Pies|
|Daylesford||Organic Mince Pies, Organic Almond & Armagnac Mince Pies – Buy from Daylesford website, or Planet Organic* (ordinary) or Abel & Cole* (almond)|
Palm Oil Free Christmas Puddings
- Vegan, organic and palm oil free – Riverford, Infinity Foods
- Vegan and palm oil free – Kite
- Organic and palm oil free – Authentic Bread Co, Roots and Wings, Abel & Cole
|Company||Palm Oil Free|
|Authentic Bread Company||Chocolate Orange Organic Christmas Pudding – from Abel & Cole*|
|Riverford Organic||Organic & Vegan Christmas Pudding.|
|Infinity Foods||Organic Vegan & gluten free Christmas Pudding.|
|Roots and Wings||Organic Christmas Puddings and Organic & gluten free Christmas puddings. Buy from Roots and Wings website.|
|Abel & Cole*||Organic Luxury Christmas Puddings|
|Kite Wholefoods||Vegan Christmas Plum Pudding. Buy from your local wholefood shop.|
|Foods of Athenry||Very Merry Christmas Gluten- & Wheat-free Pudding. Buy from its online shop.|
|Thursday Cottage||Nut-free Christmas puddings – see their website|
A yummy recipe for vegan, palm oil free gingerbread courtesy of The Veggie Table
This moist and spicy, gingerbread is a perfect Christmas treat. Make sure that you check out The Veggie Table, this is an incredible website of tasty vegan and palm oil treats, it is definitely worth a visit and subscribe!
|Time||45-70 minutes, depending on size|
|Ingredients||1 c plus 2 t wheat flour |
1c white flour
2 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
½ t salt
1 T ginger ground
½ t cloves, ground
¼ t cinnamon, ground
½ c vegetable oil
1 c maple syrup
½ c molasses
1 c plain soy milk
1 T apple cider vinegar
2 T vanilla extract
|Directions||Sift flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices into bowl and whisk together.|
In another bowl or blender, whisk or blend oil, syrup, molasses, milk, vinegar, and vanilla until oily blobs are suspended in liquid.
Whisk the wet mixture into the dry until just barely mixed. Batter will be wet and sticky.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Oil pan(s) and line with parchment paper. Half fill pan(s) with batter. Bake 35 minutes for small pans, 55 for large.
Gingerbread is ready when a toothpick or knife inserted into center comes out clean.
|Notes||Adapted from Myra Kornfeld’s The Voluptuous Vegan.|
A delicious vegan, palm oil free mushroom and chestnut loaf courtesy of Melinda from Mastodon
|Time||30 – 40 minutes cook time|
|Ingredients||1 onion chopped|
1 pack cooked chestnuts
4 to 5 medium sized mushrooms chopped
4 slices bread crumbed (or you can use couscous)
1 teasp dried herbs
1 teasp Marmite
Salt and pepper
|Directions||Fry onions and mushrooms. |
Add crumbled chestnuts, herbs, salt and pepper.
Add some water if dry.
Put in greased, lined loaf tin.
Bake 200⁰ for 30 to 40 minutes.
|Notes||Adapted from Melinda of Mastodon’s recipe.|
A yummy recipe for vegan, palm oil free mushroom gravy by Will Yeung Man
Palm Oil Free Chocolate and Gift Chocolates
All the companies below only make palm oil free chocolate.
|All chocolate is palm oil free, organic, vegan and fair trade|
|Vego – Buy from various shops including Planet Organic* and Ethical Superstore*|
|Pacari – Go to their online shop|
|Beyond Good – Buy from their website|
|Ombar – Buy from various shops including Planet Organic* and Ethical Superstore*|
|All chocolate is palm oil free, organic and vegan|
|Booja Booja – Buy from various shops including Planet Organic|
|Moo Free – see their website|
|All chocolate is palm oil free, vegan and fair trade|
|MIA – see their website|
|All chocolate is palm oil free, organic and fair trade|
|Cocoa Loco – Go to their online shop or buy from Oxfam*|
|Fairafric – see their website|
|Equal Exchange – Buy from various shops including Ethical Superstore*|
|Traidcraft* – Buy from their website|
|All chocolate is palm oil free and fair trade|
|Divine – Buy from Ethical Shop|
|Tony’s Chocolonely – Buy from various shops including Ethical Superstore* and Oxfam*|
|Willie’s Cacao – Buy from their website|
|Chocolat Madagascar – Buy from their website|
|All chocolate is palm oil free and organic|
|Seed & Bean – Buy from their online shop, or high street shops, or from Ethical Superstore* and Oxfam*|
|All chocolate is palm oil free and vegan|
|Plamil – Buy from their website|
|All chocolate is palm oil free|
|Montezuma – Go to their online shop, buy from high street shops, or online from Ethical Superstore* and Planet Organic*|
Palm Oil Free Biscuits
|Company||Palm Oil Free Products|
|Island Bakery||All biscuits and oatcakes except Sweet FA biscuits, buy from Planet Organic* or Abel & Cole*. Oatcakes and Sweet FA range are vegan.|
|Traidcraft||Chocolate Chunk & Sour Cherry Shortbread, Double Chocolate Chunk & Raspberry Shortbread, Half-coated Chocolate Shortbread Finger, Geobakes All Butter Shortbread Biscuits. Buy from the Traidcraft shop*.|
|Amisa||all biscuits – buy from Planet Organic*|
|Biona||all cripsbreads, spelt, corn and rice cakes – buy from Planet Organic*|
|Lazy Day||all biscuits palm oil free and vegan – buy from Ethical Superstore*|
|Mr Organic||all biscuits palm oil free and vegan – buy from Abel & Cole*|
Why go palm oil free this Christmas?
RSPO “sustainable” palm oil is a greenwashing lie that is created by the industry to promote itself, it is not effective to eradicate human rights abuses, deforestation, violent landgrabbing and more.
100 human rights NGOS recently issued a statement denoucing the RSPO in late November 2022.
Today, we find that nothing has changed. While the area of land under RSPO-certified oil palm plantations has continued to grow, the RSPO has continued to be a great deception.Farm Land Grab, Public Statement of 100 Environmental and Human Rights NGOS, Published December 1, 2022.
The certifications were provided in complete disregard of community grievances related to lack of living space, land conflicts, deforestation, pollution, labour rights, harassment and violence. Communities in Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Ivory Coast have demanded the suspension of these certificates.
Image: Forests are still being bulldozed to make way for agricultural land for palm oil and beef production. Richard Whitcombe/Shutterstock
“The RSPO consultation process was riddled with missteps. Relevant stakeholders, including affected landowners, were not consulted. A crucial government report that orders revocation of the principal lease and a participative process to solve the current land disputes was rejected as evidence. The audits were not independent from the company and a safe space for consultation was not provided despite the huge risks of reprisals for people.”
~ FIAN Belgium, Public Statement signed by NGOS about RSPO member SOCFIN, March 2022.
Image: Craig Jones Wildlife Photography
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excellent work. bravo! bravissimo! thanks so much.:)
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