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Apple-Sesame-Custard

The 22nd April each year is promoted to honour the planet. However, here at our Human Ecology Project we are diligently working 365 days a year to raise awareness of the key environmental issues that desperately need addressing.

Earth Day is widely recognised as the largest secular civic observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people in 192 countries as a day of action to change human behaviour and create global, national and local policy changes.

The theme for Earth Day 2021 is 'Restore Our Earth' which focuses on natural processes and emerging green technologies that can restore the world's ecosystems. They as always miss the biggest elephant in the room that is destroying planet earth, the insatiable appetite for animal based-foods. Obviously, we are nowhere close to living in harmony with nature let alone having robust conversations about such a goal. For that reason, it is suffice to say that without an entirely new conversation about moving towards a vegan world we Homo sapiens are probably on our last legs.

The only cure for the environmental disaster we are experiencing is a change in human actions not clever new technologies. It is our childish belief that we can think our way out of this, spend more money or find a way to continue our wasteful way of living without fundamental change. The only solution is to make fundamental changes in our way of living. It is our diet and our consumption patterns that need to change. Those changes do not need to be a punishment, they can bring about improved health, the end of animal slaughter, cleaner air and water and the knowledge that we are leaving a better world for generations to come.

Earth Day Should & Must Be Everyday

Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable. We all have the power to create a better world. The only thing that will change the world is a bold and unified demand for a new way forward. For us, that message is loud and clear.

In our latest blogs and videos we cover everything that anyone needs to know to make the change the world so desperately needs. You have this decision at your fingertips, you can do it right now, you just make the decision to Go Vegan, that's it. We seriously can save the earth, we are part of it, not separate from it. With a plant based vegan diet, we can feed the world. Food is grown, not born.

Enjoy this easy and delicious recipe using tahini made from crushed sesame seeds. Combined with apple juice and the nutrient dense agar flakes made from sea plants and naturally sweetened with brown rice syrup makes this dessert an everyday favourite with our students.

Lemon Scented Apple Sesame Custard

6 cups organic apple juice

Pinch sea salt

6 heaped tbsp agar flakes

Zest of one lemon

1/3 cup light tahini

1/3 cup brown rice syrup

1 whole vanilla pod

Slice the vanilla pod along its length, scrape out the seeds and set aside. Put the apple juice, agar flakes and lemon zest into a heavy-based pan and leave to soak for 15 minutes. Add the salt, bring the mixture to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Slowly stir in the tahini, rice syrup and seedy paste from the vanilla pod. Pour the hot liquid into a shallow glass dish and allow to cool slightly. Place in the fridge and let the custard set for at least three hours or overnight. Transfer to a high-speed blender and puree until smooth. Pour into individual serving cups or glasses and pop back in the refrigerator to set. Delicious on its own or served as a topping for other desserts.

In good health

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