What is the difference between a vegan and a vegetarian? This is a legitimate question from a writer who is semi-carnivorous and semi-herbivore, in other words, I'm an omnivore! I like to think I'm well-balanced with regards my eating habits.
Well, according to my research, a vegetarian excludes meat, poultry and seafood from their diet. Some vegetarians also exclude dairy, some don't, and some may consume eggs. Likewise, vegans avoid meat, poultry and seafood, but they also take it a step further by eliminating ALL animal products from their diet. This includes any type of animal milk and eggs. Vegans avoid foods produced using animals or animal products in any way, including honey. Many vegans also avoid household products, clothing or other items made from animal products or tested on animals.
Image:www.coastalwellbeing.com to Noosa Vegan Festival FB
Apparently, Australia tops Google's worldwide searches for the word 'vegan' and with Australians' leaning towards a healthier lifestyle, concerns over climate change, cruelty to animals and water usage, veganism is now the fastest growing trend in Australia.
To celebrate all things vegan, the Noosa Vegan Festival is being held on the 21 April 2018 and will be showcasing the diversity of the vegan lifestyle with a wide variety of different stalls, speakers, celebrity guests and of course, an abundant selection of delicious food.
All sorts of delicious food will be available - Image: Natural Raw C to Noosa Vegan Festival FB
The Noosa Vegan Festival is a totally unique event, with displays of the latest vegan products; wine tasting; cooking demos; and even show bags. This Festival will serve to underscore the number of plant-based companies that are actually on the Sunshine Coast. The Noosa Vegan Festival is promising to be a fun family event with music, entertainment and children's' activities.
Cooking demonstrations - Image: Noosa Vegan Festival FB
The Noosa Vegan Showbags are goodie bags full of exciting items such as food and cosmetic samples, discount vouchers, special offers and lots more. On the day of the Festival, Showbag prices will be $20 CASH ONLY.
Noosa Vegan t-shirts are already available in five different sizes for men and ladies and can be purchased in either white or green. T-shirts can be pre-purchased online here or purchased on the day at the Noosa Vegan Festival.
If you're a true-blue vegan, or perhaps an omnivore like me, or somebody who is on the cusp and leaning towards veganism, then the Noosa Vegan Festival is definitely one to be bookmarked and put on the 'to do' list. Note the date people, it's only a few weeks away, and let's see what the Noosa Vegan Festival has in store for us!