Making Vegan Butter

This video goes live on October 11th at 4:30 PM!

Have you ever wanted to make your own vegan butter? Now you can! Peg will show you how easy it is to make and explain why you’d want to make your own instead of buying it from the store. The recipe and a brief explanation of some of the less common ingredients can be downloaded here: Download

This workshop is pre-recorded and will go live the day of the Fest!

Taught by Peg Nemoff. Don’t know Peg? Here’s her bio:

As a life-long do-it-yourselfer and 30-year vegan, I am always on the lookout for new ways to promote an ethical lifestyle. I moved to Baltimore from Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1984, presumably as a high school vocational education teacher. That vocation did not last for me…

In the late 1980s I started a recycling group in my Radnor-Winston Baltimore City neighborhood. We gathered materials in a van and took them to a recycling service in downtown Baltimore. Eventually the
City took notice of our neighborhood effort, took us on as a pilot project, and ultimately the City recycling program began.

In 2003 I began organizing Baltimore City all-volunteer trap-neuter-return clinics for feral cats. By 2007 we incorporated as a 501-C-3 as “Community Cats Maryland” and worked with the City of Baltimore to make Trap-Neuter-Return the City’s preferred (and legal way) to deal with feral cats. [Baltimore City Ordinance 07-583] You may be asking what recycling and feral cats, the environment, and animals, have to do with making
non-dairy butter? And why bother when there are so many choices already on the market? The answer is PALM OIL. Once you are made aware of it, you will notice it everywhere. Palm oil is incorporated into body soaps, detergents, makeup, and food. And as the name suggests, this oil is extracted from the palm tree, specifically and primarily from the Elaeis guineensis. Initially grown in western and southwestern Africa, palm oil trees have been imported throughout history and are currently major
crops in Indonesia and Malaysia, equatorial countries that have cleared native vegetation for this high yield cash crop. And in clearing that native vegetation, so goes the biome for the three surviving species of orangutan. And that is why I am making my own palm-oil-free butter