A few of us Brock-based vegans (and vegan sympathizers) have banded together to form a group called Vegan Brock. The idea is to use social media to spread the word about vegan options on campus – look for us on Facebook and Twitter!
To that end, I was just over in the Guernsey Market to pick up some lunch. While I didn’t see any baking labelled with the new “vegan” stickers today I was delighted to see soy milk for sale in the drink coolers. You can pick up 1 litre tetra packs or the smaller drink box sized containers. I’ve been asking for non-dairy milk on this campus for ages so this is just a wonderful development! Well done Guernsey Market! (This makes a nice change from the 2 on-campus Starbucks locations who offer me the “lactose free” milk every time I ask for soy milk. I think these are the only two Starbucks locations I’ve ever encountered who are so resistant to bringing in non-dairy options. So weird!)
So to all you Brock folks looking for non-dairy options, be sure to support the Guernsey Market in this initiative.
The vegan soup at the Guernsey Market today was a yummy-looking Pasta e Fagioli, but since it is such a warm, sunny day I wasn’t in the mood for soup. I opted instead for a “shaker salad.” I love this idea — you grab a (100% biodegradable) container and load it up with your choice of veggies and beans. Add your dressing and any toppings (sesame seeds, croutons, etc.), put the lid on and shake it up. This makes a nice, fresh, healthy alternative to the prepared salads one often encounters in cafeteria-style places. Today I loaded mine up with: spinach, broccoli, carrots, beets, peppers, olives, and chickpeas. No dressing necessary. Yum!