Vegan Chef Richa -VeganRicha- Hingle Challenged by the #VeganCancer Movement

A lover of Indian food, vegan food, and especially vegan Indian food, Richa Hingle is one of the more famous and talented vegan cooks online. Her recipes inspire mouthfuls of anticipation, dribbling down as the average onlooker accidentally opens their mouth and imagines taking a bite from Richa’s magnificent cuisine. From raw vegan chocolate cakes to decadent, heavily-spiced and delicious soups and stews, Richa’s Indian roots offer her a rich and deep affinity with the aromas and herbs of her homeland.

India’s culinary culture aside, Richa’s cooking has inspired uncountable numbers of people to finally go vegan – because as she’s proved thousands of times, over and over again, going vegan doesn’t in the slightest mean losing out on an amazing array of flavors and dishes. “I cannot eat bland food,” she told the blog Pickles n Honey in an interview.

Given her influence and power as a vegan celebrity, we’re asking Richa to take on the #VeganCancer challenge, and help change the world through giving people the tools they need to build their own change. The challenge itself is quite simple, and goes like this:

Hug a tree, and take a picture or video of yourself doing to.

Upload your picture or video to your social media accounts with the hashtag: #VeganCancer

Tag three of your friends, and challenge them to do the same.

The #VeganCancer movement is a recent online project started for the sole purpose of giving vegans everywhere the ability to crowdfund vegan projects all over the world. These can be anything, ranging from vegan housing to a sanctuary farm for animals. However, they come with a catch: There are three rules that need to be followed for a project to be valid.

Sustainability. No finite resources can be burnt or used for energy unless in an emergency. All energy and food production must be renewable, and with the long-term in mind. Rehabilitative farming will be the norm, and sustainable, Earthship-like housing.

Cruelty-free treatment. That means that all earthlings – animals and humans alike – should be treated without cruelty. No animal products or production. Rescued animals are kept wild within a reserved space – a forest, as an example. Humans aren’t to be discriminated against either, on no basis including sex, race, age, or ability.

Freedom of information. This means that the projects must facilitate an environment wherein knowledge is free. Tutorships and mentorships can be awarded based on merit, not funds.

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