Wednesday, 27 June 2018

PVAS Event: Pizza in the Paddock

Join us for pizza and animal pats in the paddock!

We will be raising much needed funds for Possum Valley's 150+ animal residents.

Entry includes a delicious vegan wood fired pizza for one, a soft drink, Sanctuary tour, kids' face painting, activities, music, market stalls and more.

Additional drinks and pizza will be available for sale.

Tickets:   $20 - $35
Date:       October 20
Time:      4 to 8 PM 


Support PVAS

We spend over $1000 a week on our animals' food alone
One way of supporting PVAS is to purchase some of our unique merchandise. 

Few people realise that we work full time jobs to pay for PVAS expenses and receive no government assistance. So every dollar you donate or spend on our merchandise helps. 

Our stall at the Cruelty Free Fair

We sell our PVAS items at fairs and have tables of merchandise available at all our events and tours. 

You can buy:

- T shirts and jumpers featuring our logo and artworks

- Homewares

One of our Christmas card designs - Spike the Galah

- Christmas cards

- A Christmas animal sponsorship 

 - Reusable shopping tote bags

- Jewellery and hair clips

- Art prints

- Crafted items

- New and donated books, shoes and clothes

 - Our children's book 'Goodnight Possum Valley'

- Magnets and keyrings. 

Most of our merchandise is handmade by talented local artists and craftspeople. 

Keyrings & magnets featuring our wonderful residents

We hold tours of the Valley each month. Consider buying some gifts for your loved ones (or yourself) when you visit PVAS and visit the PVAS Facebook page where we list our upcoming events. Also, watch for our merchandise on Facebook around Christmas time as it is possible to buy online. 

Angel Goat travelling with supplies!

Thanks for your help!

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Winter School Holiday Craft Activities 2018

With the winter school holidays beginning in July, you may be searching for some indoor activities for the kids to enjoy. Check out these fun craft pastimes:

Free Colouring In
- Crayola offers free colouring in and craft pages here:

- Farm animal colouring pages:  

- Fantastic mindfulness colouring pages: 

 -ABC Kids Print and Colour your favourite TV show:  

- More complex colouring pages (suitable for older kids and adults): 
Why don’t you join your kids for colouring fun? Download one of these and colour along with them!

 Card Making
- Print and colour your own cards here:  

- Print and colour birthday cards:  

- ‘Your Child and You’ printable cards:  

Mini Puppets
- Free Old McDonald Animal Finger Puppets: 
- Animal finger puppets:  

- Farm animal stick puppets:  

More crafting fun:

Little Lamb Finger Puppets

- Check out these twenty adorable sheep and lamb crafts for little kids:

- Make tissue paper flowers: 

- Galah and cockatoo pencil holders:  


New Vegan Book Releases 2018

Are you searching for cooking inspiration? Here is a range of fantastic, new release, cruelty free cookbooks for 2018…

1. Cook, Share, Eat Vegan by Aine Carlin. Released 1 May 2018. RRP: $37.00.
In Cook, Share, Eat, Vegan, Áine has created the ultimate vegan bible, with 118 recipes that prove there's a place for plant-based food at every table. Delight your friends with Crispy Cinnamon Potato Tacos, enjoy a warming bowl of Turmeric & Sweet Potato Soup, or indulge in a delicious Vanilla Panna Cotta. Discover recipes for every occasion and for all times of year - that just happen to be vegan’.

2. From the Kitchens of YamChops : North America's Original Vegan Butcher Shop: Mind-Blowing Plant-Based Meat Substitutions by Michael Abramson. Released 8 May 2018. RRP: $24.00.
YamChops offers mouth-watering and easy plant-based recipes that are high in protein. The variety at YamChops is expansive; think Carrot Lox, Quick Pickles, Eggless Egg Salad, No Crab Crabcakes and Beet Wellington. The products feature vegetables, soy-free, gluten-free and raw alternatives. The book features 75 recipes and 60 photographs’.

3. Vegan Salads: Over 100 Recipes for Salads, Toppings & Twists by Amber Locke. Released 8 May 2018. RRP: $15.00.
‘Create big, beautiful and vibrant vegan salads with a variety of fresh ingredients and epically delicious dressings. These salads are not only show-stoppingly gorgeous to look at but also are super-nutritious and delicious to eat. With features on ingredients, tools, cutting techniques, toppings and dressings, plus over 100 recipes, you'll be left feeling fully delighted and satisfied yet light, bright and energized too!’.

4. The Hungry Student Vegan Cookbook by Spruce Publishing. Released 5 July 2018. RRP: $15.00.
The Hungry Student Vegan Cookbook will make sure you get all the essential nutrients to get you through to graduation, all while following a vegan diet. Alongside the recipes are helpful hints and tips for getting the most out of a tiny student budget, creating gourmet feasts out of what you can find in your cupboard, and advice on what kind of equipment you might need to take to uni. Whether you're a committed vegan looking to branch out with some new recipe ideas, or you're just getting started on the road to veganism and want to learn the ropes of vegan cooking, this is the perfect book to add to your student bookshelf’.

5. Vegan Recipes from Spain by Gonzalo Baro. Released 19 August 2018.  RRP: $28.00.
‘Spanish food is all about making the most of the best local produce. It conjures up many associations - friends eating and laughing together, delicious wine, relaxing holidays, or a balmy breeze under a colourful waterside umbrella. Gonzalo Baro has brought this feeling of life into his recipes in either traditional, usually very simple, honest dishes or unusual, new ones. He brings this gorgeous fresh country cuisine to our tables in chapters covering Basics, Tapas, Pinchos, Appetizers, Main Dishes, and Sweets. There are pages and pages of mouth-watering recipes for alioli, romesco, gazpacho, ajo blanco, mushrooms with sherry, stuffed piquillo peppers, fried salad hearts, green beans in tomato sauce, grilled asparagus, crispy vegetables with orange alioli, wild rice salad with sherry vinaigrette, sweet potatoes and grapes, yams with chard sauce, paella, tortilla, padron peppers, and a host of sweet treats’.

6. 15 Minute Vegan Comfort Food by Katy Beskow. Released 18 September 2018. RRP: $24.00.
‘Vegan cookery expert Katy Beskow will have you making delicious, nutritious meals time after time. The book explores how a mindful cooking process is as comforting as the final dish, even when you have just 15 minutes to spare, and offers 100 recipes across five chapters: comfort classics (chocolate chilli, moussaka bowls); sides & bites (sweetcorn fritters, speedy samosas); social sharing (mushroom bourguignon, garden biryani); solo recipes (spicy falafel burger, cashew chow mein); and sweet comforts (cherry pot pies, jam sponge pudding)’.

7. Vegan Cakes and Other Bakes by Jerome Eckmeier. Released 4 October 2018. RRP: $24.00.
‘Want tasty vegan, vegetarian, eggless, or dairy-free bakes? This book is packed with vegan baking recipes that are quick, simple, and delicious. Savoury and sweet ideas for vegan desserts, breads, and even mains such as dairy-free pizza and eggless quiche, every recipe uses straightforward techniques and easy-to-source ingredients, and has a beautiful photograph to tempt your taste-buds. Jerome Eckmeier and Daniela Lais teach you to bake irresistibly good treats. Use their clever tips to avoid disappointing, dry, or unrisen results and follow their instructions to make your own everyday vegan substitutions for mainstream baking ingredients such as cream cheese and buttermilk. With Jerome and Daniela's reassuring guidance even beginner bakers will triumph in the kitchen’.

8. Mississippi Vegan: Recipes and Stories from a Southern Boy’s Heart by Timothy Pakron. Released 18 October 2018. RRP: $54.00.
‘Celebrate the gorgeous and delicious possibilities of plant-based southern cuisine. Inspired by the landscape and flavors of his childhood on the Mississippi gulf coast, Timothy Pakron found his heart, soul, and calling in cooking the Cajun, Creole, and southern classics of his youth. In his debut cookbook, he shares 125 plant-based recipes, all of which substitute ingredients without sacrificing depth of flavor and reveal the secret tradition of veganism in southern cooking. Filled with as many evocative photographs and stories as easy-to-follow recipes, Mississippi Vegan is an ode to the transporting and ethereal beauty of the food and places you love’.

9. Cravings Made Vegan by Sascha Nadera. Released 24 January 2019. RRP: $24.00.
Cravings Made Vegan offers plant-based resources and guides followed by a unique collection of fifty detailed recipes to create surprisingly delicious alternatives for all those non-vegan dishes you still hold dear. Recipes include melted cheese sandwiches, hearty sausages, baked almond feta, and a steaming hot chocolate fudge pudding that will make you forget about your pre-vegan life. Bianca and Sascha offer easy vegan swapping alternatives for all your favorite meat and dairy products and answers to every vegan's most-asked questions: how to make food taste and look like it has eggs in it, how to make tofu not boring, and how to satisfy that bacon craving’.

10. The High Protein Vegan Cookbook by Kay McMeans. Released 1 February 2019. RRP: $30.00.
‘Whether it is Multi- Layered Avocado Toast for breakfast, Acadian Black Beans and Rice for dinner, or No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies to satisfy a sweet tooth, blogger and recipe developer Ginny Kay McMeans has a protein-packed option for everyone. The High-Protein Vegan Cookbook highlights the ins-and-outs of vegan protein, including how to build muscle and lose weight, the best foods to eat to achieve a strong, healthy body, and recipes for DIY seitan. With more than 125 protein-rich, plant-based recipes, McMeans proves that vegans don't have to skimp on this important nutrient.’