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The Green Garden

A lighthearted vegan comic about plant based foods.
Updates are about once per month.

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ABOUT THE DRAWING
This is a guest art made by Katie (a.k.a. The Vegan Dragon). I commissioned her to make this guest art. I told Katie she could draw my characters anyway she wanted to.

Here are Acacia, Heart-Maggie, and Katie's vegan alter-ego, The Vegan Dragon. I'm happy with the way the drawing turned out. They look like they belong in the world
of Dungeons & Dragons (DnD).

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TOOLS

-Marker,
-Ballpoint pen
-White gel pen
-Illustration paper, 9x12

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CREDIT
Art by: Katie (The Vegan Dragon)
https://twitter.com/Ga_Maleven
INFO

Here are different plant-based sources of Vitamin C.
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TOOLS

Traditional
-Mechanical pencil (0.5mm and 0.7mm)
-Promarker
-Winsor Newton marker
-Colored pencils (Faber Castel)
-Black fineline pen (0.1mm)
-Two A4 sheets.

Digital
-Gimp
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REFERENCE

Viva
www.vivahealth.org.uk/a-z/

Addapt


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CAMEO CHARACTERS

JetSaint
Empiria the Dragon Empress

MariamTiarko
Claire's dragon/winged snake

IndigoJupiter
Cyrus Amane (boy with red panda plush toy)

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TO THE OWNERS OF THE CAMEO-CHARACTERS

Comments are nice, BUT you don't have to comment. (Only if you want to.)
INFO

Here are different plant-based sources of carbohydrates.
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TOOLS

Traditional
-Mechanical pencil (0.5mm and 0.7mm)
-Promarker
-Winsor Newton marker
-Colored pencils (Faber Castel)
-Black fineline pen (0.1mm)
-Two A4 sheets. The paper is specially made for Winsor & Newton markers

Digital
-Gimp 2.10.8

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REFERENCE

Viva
https://www.vivahealth.org.uk/a-z/carbohydrates
I made this poster after seeing this video by Ellen Degeneres:
https://www.facebook.com/ellentv/videos/be-neat-eat-less-meat-its-good-for-the- planet-for-the-animals-and-you/362627371292200/
(Be neat. Eat less meat)
INFO
You can get iodine from sea vegetables and plants grown on land. Iodine is mostly found in the ocean. Iodine is also found in soils around the world, but in variable amounts For plants grown on land, the amount of iodine they contain depends on where they are grown.
This poster shows some sea vegetables. Since land grown vegetabels have such variable amounts of iodine, I decided not to include any in the poster.

I'll be sure to make the next poster filled with lots of food!


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CAMEOS (LEFT TO RIGHT)

From left to right the cameo-characters with their respective owner:


Nico (red hair) belongs to pokeczarelf
Amy (black dress) and Anya (red dress) belongs to The-WinterRose


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TOOLS

Traditional
-Mechanical pencil (0.5mm and 0.7mm)
-Promarker
-Winsor Newton marker
-Colored pencils (Faber Castel)
-Black fineline pen (0.1mm)
-Two A4 sheets. The paper is specially made for Winsor & Newton markers

Digital
-Gimp


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REFERENCES

Viva
www.vivahealth.org.uk/a-z/iodi…

Michael Greger
nutritionfacts.org/topics/iodi…

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INFO
Plant-based foods do not contain vitamin A (a.k.a. retinol). Instead they contain something called provitamin A that the body can use to make vitamin A. One of these provitamin A is beta-carotene. Foods high in provitamin A are red, orange and yellow veggies, and dark green leafy veggies, sweet potatoes.

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CAMEOS (LEFT TO RIGHT)
The cameo-characters with their respective owners:
pokeczarelf | Rimorin (girl with large ears)
JuliaxRyuga | Daphna (yellow dress)
Scan2go (show)| Ryu (guy on the left)

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TOOLS

Traditional
-Mechanical pencil (0.5mm and 0.7mm)
-Promarker
-Winsor Newton marker
-Colored pencils (Faber Castel)
-Black fineline pen (0.1mm)
-Two A4 sheets. The paper is specially made for Winsor & Newton markers

Digital
-Gimp 2.10.8

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REFERENCE
https://www.vivahealth.org.uk/a-z/vitamin-beta-carotene
https://www.adaptt.org/resources/vitamins-minerals-and-other-nutrients.html
https://nutritionfacts.org/topics/vitamin-a/
ABOUT THE DRAWING
This is for the comic The Green Garden in a chapter called "Zinc".
Normally, I include a description page below these posters, but
this time, I didn't have much to say... other than this:
If you add onions and garlic with you zinc-rich food, you can increase your body's absorption of zinc : )

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CAMEOS (LEFT TO RIGHT)

From left to right the cameo-characters with their respective owners:

blackberrystar25
Mochi (puppy), Mei (bat), & Roon (puppy)

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TOOLS

Traditional
-Mechanical pencil (0.5mm and 0.7mm)
-Promarker
-Winsor Newton marker
-Colored pencils (Faber Castel)
-Black fineline pen (0.1mm)
-Two A4 sheets. The paper is specially made for Winsor & Newton markers

Digital
-Gimp 2.10.8

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REFERENCE
Here is a list of links to the resources
https://www.deviantart.com/ksmaggie/art/TGG-Nutrition-Zinc-804091275
The Vegan Society
One Green Planet
Michael Greger
Emily Barwick
Gary Yourofsky (Adaptt)
@Dilly: Thank you so much!
The amount of detail and your soft coloring is just. Really really nice. This is a great resource without being aggressive. It's inviting. Thank you for making this!
ABOUT THIS ARTWORK
This poster shows a bunch of characters in a thrift shop.
One way to reduce waste is to get things used (second hand).


CAMEOS
The cameo characters with their respective owners are:
GlittzerCat | GlittzerCat (fursona/anthro)
Pau-nya | Erin (yokai/kitsune/9-tailed fox)
JetSaint | Endix and Rango (bottom left)
Andynicole | Claudia (girl with red bow)
CAMEOS
The cameo-characters with their respective owners:

Ally-the-turtle - Annie (girl with orange/red hair)
IndigoJupiter - Ruth Baker (girl with hoodie)
AnthroFurriesLover -Sabrina Katherine (dog) & Thomas Sheppardson (dog)
KiokoTategami154 - Ariki Reyhan (blue hair)
pokeczarelf - Jin (black hair)

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RESOURCES

Michael Greger (Nutritionfacts)
https://nutritionfacts.org/topics/b12/
https://nutritionfacts.org/video/daily-source-of-vitamin-b12/

John Mcdougall
https://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2017nl/apr/b12.htm

Vegan Society
https://www.vegansociety.com/resources/nutrition-and-health/nutrients/vitamin-b 12

One Green Planet
https://www.onegreenplanet.org/natural-health/vegan-health/vitamin-b12-role-nee ds-sources-and-supplements/
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CAMEOS (LEFT TO RIGHT)

From left to right the cameo-characters with their respective owners:
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| Pau-nya/Airika Art/Erika
| Hamster plush toy, and Akire
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| JuliaxRyuga
| Julia (angel) and Sebastian (demon brother)
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| IndigoJupiter
| Cyrus Amane (boy in orange jumper)
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CREDIT

The poem " The Sun Never Says" is written by Hafiz ( I think).
I've seen it circulate online, and I really like it.
The owner of this deviation has disabled comments
HappyCow is an app and a website which helps you find places that serve vegan and vegetarian meals. Here is a link:
https://www.happycow.net
CREDIT/CAMEOS (LEFT TO RIGHT)
From left to right the cameo-characters with their respective owners:
Pau-nya/Airika Art/Erika -Nekomata
dark-columbia - Rainbow fairy



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SOURCES

ADAPTT (Gary Yourofsky)
http://adaptt.org/resources/vitamins-minerals-and-other-nutrients.html

Bite Size Vegan
http://www.bitesizevegan.org/bite-size-vegan-nuggets/qa/how-to-get-your-omega-3 -on-a-vegan-diet-dr-michael-greger-of-nutritionfacts-org/

John McDougall
https://www.drmcdougall.com/health/education/health-science/lesson-in-nutrition /

Nutritionfacts.org (Michael Greger)
https://nutritionfacts.org/topics/omega-3-fatty-acids/
https://nutritionfacts.org/topics/saturated-fat/
https://nutritionfacts.org/topics/trans-fats/
https://nutritionfacts.org/video/should-we-take-EPA-and-DHA-omega-3-for-our-hea rt/

One Green Planet
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/natural-health/plant-based-foods-with-the-highest -amount-of-omega-3-fatty-acids/
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/natural-health/vegan-health/what-you-need-to-know -about-dha-omega-3-current-sustainability-algal-alternatives/

Vegan Society
https://www.vegansociety.com/resources/nutrition-and-health/nutrients/omega-3-a nd-omega-6-fats
FOODS LISTED IN THE POSTER
The foods listed are based on what I can get in Norway, including Norwegian and foreign (Asian) groceries stores. The prices vary greatly between seasons, brands and shops. The ones shown here is something I can get for less than 80 kr/kg, with the exception of the spices, they are included because they are used in small quantities. Foods that are considered cheap in your country may differ from Norway. The foods listed in the poster are:

PASTA & NOODLES:
Pasta (amrosi, farfalle, fussili, lasagna plates, macaroni, penne, spaghetti, macaroni/shells), noodles (rice, wheat, cornstarch)

BREAD & FLOUR:
Bread, bread rolls, buns, burger and hotdog bread, crisp bread, flat bread, part baked bread, tortilla, flour (oat, spelt, rye, wheat)

GRAIND & CEREALS:
Bulgur, couscous, rice (brown, basmati, rissotto, jasmin, risengryn (used to make porridge), oats, rye, spelt, wheat, cornflakes, musli, puffed rice and wheat

LEGUMES & POTATOES:
legumes (beans, lentils and peas of many kinds), potatoes (many different kinds), sweet potatoes

FRUITS & BERRIES:
Apple, banana, citrus (clementines, lemon, lime, oranges), watermelon, pears, frozen berries (blue berries, black berries, black currants, strawberries, raspberries, red currants), jams (blueberry, orange, strawberry, raspberry), pineapple chunks

VEGGIES & SPICES:
Frozen: American blend (green peas, corn, carrots), asparagus beans, broccoli, brussels sprouts, carrots, spinach, corn
Fresh: Bell pepper, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, garlic, lettuce, leeks, rutabaga (kålrabi), onions (red and yellow), pumpkin
Boxed/Canned: Tomato (diced, puree), pasta/tomato sauces, corn, saurcraut, mushroom (champignon), baked beans and tomato (tomato beans), coconut milk
Spices: Salt, sugar, cinnamon, tumeric, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano

DRINKS & CONDIMENTS:
Ketchup, sweet chilli sauce, sweet and sour sauce, mustard, vinegar, Juices (apple, orange, tropical), plant-based milk (oat, rice, soy), water (In Norway you can safely drink tap water)


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CAMEOS (LEFT TO RIGHT)

From left to right the cameo-characters with their respective owners:

TILE 2 (BREAD & FLOUR)
MariamTiarko: Xenius (grandson) and Rascha (grandmother)
dark-columbia: Calad

TILE 4 (LEGUMES & POTATOES)
MariamTiarko: Isleen and Mengele

TILE 5 (FRUITS & BERRIES)
Pau-nya : Erin, Calem, The Knitting Vampire, and Patti. (Patti was Pau-Nya's real dog)

TILE 6 (VEGGIES & SPICES)
Manuel1265: Manuel
Pau-nya: Akire

The remaining characters not listed above are mine.
ABOUT THIS ARTWORK
This poster is about treats, snacks, desserts, and junk foods.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------- WANT TO SEE YOUR CHARACTER APPEAR IN THIS POSTER?

You can contact me on deviantart (ksmaggie) or email.
I plan on expanding this poster to include foods not shown yet (such as cookies)

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CREDIT

Akire (girl with black hair and blue skirt) belongs to Pau-nya
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VEGAN TREATS INFORMATION

“MEATY” TREATS:
Burgers, sausages, hot pockets, jerkies, tacos, bacon

Vegan replacements for meat is generally made from grains (e,g. wheat gluten), legumes (e.g. soy, beans, lentils), and mushrooms. You can make your own vegan burgers or buy it. There are many brands that produce mock meat/alternatives. Some brands that makes food that tastes like real meat are:
-Impossible Foods: impossiblefoods.com/food/
-Beyond Meat: www.beyondmeat.com/




“DAIRY” TREATS :
Cheese, chocolate, chocolate milk, ice cream, mousse, nice cream, pudding, rice cream, yoghurt

Many dairy-free ice creams replaces the dairy with an almond milk base. It is also possible to make a healthier alternative to ice cream called nice cream, which is made by blending frozen bananas.

There are many plant-based alternatives to milk. Alpro and Oatly sells chocolate milk, yoghurts and puddings, where the dairy is replaced with soymilk and oatmilk.

It is possible to make rice cream with any plant-based milks (almonds, oats, rice, soy, etc).




“GELATIN” TREATS:
Gummy candy, jelly, marshmallows

Gelatin is often used to make jelly-like treats. Some replacements to gelatin are:
-agar agar powder (seaweed)
-Carrageenan
-Irish Moss
-Aquafaba (liquid from a can of unsalted chickpeas)




BAKED GOODS:
Cakes, cookies, cupcakes, brownies, buns, pies, waffles, pancakes

Many baked goods contain dairy and eggs, but many do not. It is possible to make baked goods baked goods with and without vegan alternatives to non-vegan ingredients.

A lot of the cookies that are sold in grocery stores are vegan, even though they are not labeled vegan (example Ritz).



CONDIMENT/DIPS:
Chili sauce, guacamole, ketchup, mustard, salsa, soy sauce, sriracha



CRISPY TREATS:
Chips, fries, tortilla chips/nachos, and pretzels

Chips, fries, nachos and pretzels are generally made from potatoes, corn, grains, and vegetable oils. That is why a lot of snacks that are sold are vegan by default, even though they aren't labeled vegan.

A lot of condiments and dips are also vegan. For a cheesy flavor, you can sprinkle on nutritional yeast.


DRINKS:
Sodas, energy drinks
A lot of soft drinks and energy drinks are vegan, however some may use animal products as food coloring. Some drinks that are vegan are:

- Coca Cola and Schweppes (except Schweppes Orange Squash)
- Red Bull Energy Drink
CAMEOS
From left to right the cameo-characters with their respective owners:

Pau-nya
- Mitsuki and Shioji (two teens with pink robes)

shadethecb
- RyStaxX (black and grey hair)

JuliaxRyuga
- Julia Motidzuki (blonde hair)

Aliocornia
- Misae (blue hair)

KiokoTategami154
- Akemi (red hair)

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RESOURCES

Please read the list of resources used here:
https://www.deviantart.com/ksmaggie/art/Iron-776980771
NOTE

With the some exception (vegetable oils, avocados, nuts and seeds),
plant-based foods tend to be lower in calories than an omnivore diet.
If you are vegan, make sure you eat enough calories!

I personally eat a lot to stay energized, and I'm lean. I do not count calories and eat as much as I want.
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RESOURCES

Please read the list of resources used here:
https://www.deviantart.com/ksmaggie/art/TGG-Nutrition-Macronutrients-769684650
NOTE

There are PLENTY of plant-based sources of calcium that I did not draw:
-grains such as: oats
-legumes such as: mung beans, white beans, etc
-spices such as: corriander, dill, cinnamon, poppy seeds, etc
-and much more


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CAMEOS

Anini-Chu & her friend
-Cirilla, little girl with white haire
- Kai, guy with red hair

Appletart370
- Sahara (purple hair)

JuliaxRyuga
- Julia and Sebastian

ksmaggie
- A museum guard from SttS "Museum"
- Crest, a character from SttS. (boy with green scarf)
- Rhyme from SttS (green dragon)
--Chariya and Stinger, villains from SttS, "Museum".
Tall lady and the black dragon with red mane

Pau-nya
- Erin and Hiroki (two in japanese school uniforms)

The-WinterRose
- Anya (blond hair and red dress)
-Amy (goth girl)


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RESOURCES

Please read the list of resources used here:
https://www.deviantart.com/ksmaggie/art/Calcium-767895969