3 Valley Vegans Newsletter
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Welcome to the April newsletter


We hope you are safe and well during these challenging times. This month's 3 Valley Vegans newsletter covers a few items that will help you to stay healthy and (distantly) social during the COVID-19 pandemic, alongside our usual articles. Again, we apologise for having to postpone our health talk night.

  • 2 May: Vegan Question Time, join our panel discussion online
  • How to keep your immune system healthy
  • Video: Daily live vegan cookery online
  • Eating and shopping in Calderdale during COVID-19
  • Recipe: Choc almond cookies à la Pret

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2 May: Vegan Question Time, join our panel discussion online

You are invited to our online Q and A panel session to ask questions about adopting or maintaining a healthy vegan lifestyle especially during COVID-19.

  • Are you finding it difficult to go or stay vegan during lockdown or generally?
  • Would you like to meet other new or aspiring vegans?
  • Are you curious or interested in plant-based lifestyles?
  • Would you like to learn about the connections between eating meat and the source of COVID-19?
  • Would you like to safely practise using a new technology to engage with other members of your local community?

If any of those points apply to you, please join us for Vegan Question Time:

  • Saturday, 2 May from 8pm to 9pm
  • Online using Zoom Video Conferencing
  • Free (using your computer or phone and internet connection)

To register and receive the meeting ID and password, please email us info@3valleyvegns.org.uk and, if you have a question to share with the panel, include it in your email.

Read more about the panel talk; book a place
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How to keep your immune system healthy

Today we’re in the middle of a pandemic. It goes without saying that the most important aspect of fighting infections such as COVID-19 is to maintain strict hygiene and to reduce the chance of the virus entering the body. 

We have created a blog post describing some achievable ways to keep your immune system healthy, why you might want to follow them, and links out to more information. Thanks to Elizabeth King (MSc, Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition) for writing this.

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Read our post about healthy immune systems
Video: Daily live vegan cookery online

Vegan Chef Day Radley is sharing recipes online every day. Join her at midday on Facebook Live to watch, learn or join in making items such as banana skin bacon, emergency dessert and tasty nut roasts.

Watch Vegan Chef Day on Facebook
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Eating in Calderdale during COVID-19

As you know, many local and national businesses are closed or otherwise disrupted at the moment. We recommend you check with individual shops for their opening and availability, while following government advice to stay indoors except for essential permitted purposes. In addition, we would like to highlight a few places that, at the time of writing, were still open.

Is your business still serving food, perhaps just for key workers? Please get in touch to appear in our guide, or post to our Facebook Group up to once a week. 

Perhaps you can volunteer to drive organic or essential whole food deliveries to those self-isolating? Tod Almighty in particular are looking for anyone willing to go out as far as Rochdale or Bradford, call them on 01706 819450 if you would like to offer to drive. (We can give a shout out to other businesses next month.)

    Picture: Andrew Stuart/PA via North Wales Pioneer. Yes, we know it's not in Calderdale, but perhaps our sheep and goats will come down and eat our hedgerows soon too.

    View our local coronavirus shop guide
    Recipe: Choc almond cookies à la Pret

    Last week, 3VV's Kim let us in on a little secretSophie Bullimore shared an Instagram post with a recipe from Pret for their chocolate almond cookies. A little piece of joy in these difficult times. Phil was able to make the recipe, or something quite close to it, and enjoy these vegan cookies. They really resembled the store-made ones, and are perhaps the best cookies he's ever made.

    Read our choc almond cookies recipe
    Keep In Contact

    We would like to remind you that 3 Valley Vegans have a Facebook page, a Facebook group and our own website...

    Our Facebook page is open to the public and is updated with lots of  events both local and national, interviews, videos, information, news and tips from the wider vegan community. 
    To like, or visit this page please click:

    Facebook Public Page

    The Facebook group is a closed group and is a good place to air and vent any local vegan issues.
    Information relating to local shopping and/or eating out can be posted by members of this group and also if any businesses in the local area would like to promote any vegan products or offers then this is the group to use.
    If you would like to join then please click:
    Facebook Private Group

    On our website you will find local eating guides, recipes, up coming and past events, blogs and lots of vegan articles.
    What our group is all about is detailed on this side and our location and contact detai
    To visit the website please click on link:


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    UPDATED! Local eating and shopping guides

    Eating out and shopping can be tricky when you're vegan, especially when just starting out. To make things a little easier, we have compiled a list of vegan-friendly eateries and shops in Calderdale:

    View our Guide to Eating Out in Calderdale

    View our Vegan Friendly Calderdale Shopping Guide

    View our Coronavirus Eating and Shopping in Calderdale Guide

    Have we missed anything off these lists? Please send your suggestions to tech@3valleyvegns.org.uk 


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