Providing diverse and meaningful educational opportunities at Happy Tales is a key pillar of our mission in giving back to our community. We have recently launched our revitalized Education Portal where we have compiled a database of resources, tools, activities, videos and information to allow for accessibility to our content while we remain closed through the COVID-19 Pandemic.
We are embracing the restrictions that COVID-19 has brought to hands-on learning experiences, and as such, we are pushing the boundaries of what a typical learning environment looks and feels like. As we await approval and instructions from the Provincial Government with regards to reopening under COVID-19 guidelines, we are busy restructuring our program and activity offering here at the Sanctuary.
Our Education Portal is a free space for children and adults alike to explore plant-based lifestyles, the humane treatment of animals, environmentally conscious living and more. Our breadth of topics is expanding, and we are excited to be offering a variety of new topics for exploration!
September's Recipe of the Month
Vegan Pumpkin Ravioli
We've hunted down this incredible fall flavourite for you to try at home!
Full recipe and photography credit goes to
Linda Meyer at veganosity.com
"Pillows of pasta filled with pumpkin and smothered in brown butter with sage. This vegan pumpkin ravioli with brown butter and sage is the ultimate fall comfort food, and it’s egg-free and dairy-free! We use our homemade pasta recipe and fill it with the most delicious pumpkin filling, then top it with brown vegan butter and pecans."
The health benefits of plant-based nutrition of modern day medical research shows a low-fat, plant-based diet can prevent, and in many cases reverse chronic western diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, Type II Diabetes and more, and in the process, you will experience healthy weight loss and the benefits listed below.
These are just some of the many benefits to consuming a plant-based diet. To help your body get all the essential and non-essential amino acids, be sure to include a variety of protein sources such as nuts, seeds, legumes, as well as whole grains, fruits and vegetables in your diet.
What about your Nutrients? Here's where to find them:
There are many delicious forms of protein that you can include that can be used in limitless ways to get enough amino acids. Many of these foods are higher in protein per ounce than animal sources and include fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. These foods support the body’s muscular system and promote an alkaline environment, while animal-based foods promote inflammation and lead to an acidic body. Examples include black beans, hemp hearts, kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils, tofu, etc.