One thing we’ve always loved about Luna Lovegood is her compassion for others. She always helped fighting the bad guys, and she comforted Harry, Hermione, and many others in their time of need. This time, Luna is here to give us some vegan cooking lessons, because she cares just as much about animals as she does human beings.
In an exclusive video for peta2, the branch of PETA dedicated to young adults, Evanna Lynch resurrects her Luna character to walk us through her favorite Harry Potter inspired vegan treats. She hopes she can encourage people everywhere to show a little more kindness to animals — because we don’t have to sacrifice anything in our diet to do so.
“Today we’re veganizing my favorite Hogwarts recipes,” Evanna declares. We’re already drooling.
The first recipe Evanna shows us is “dairy-free and frog-free” Chocolate Frogs, which only requires one ingredient — vegan chocolate. All you have to do is melt it, put it in some frog molds, and let it sit in the freezer for two hours.
We can’t imagine a single wizard, witch or Muggle who wouldn’t want to gobble that up.
Next up is Butterybeer, which is non-alcoholic “so you can go flying afterwards.” Evanna makes it with apple juice or cider, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, vegan butter, and nondairy milk or creamer. But because Evanna is a clever witch who knows how to find the little joys in life, she used vegan ice cream instead of the milk or creamer. It looks like something straight out of a Hogwarts recipe book.
The last thing Evanna shows us how to make is Pumpkin Pasties, which she declares are her favorite vegan treats. They’re made with vegan crescent dough, canned pumpkin, sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon, and they look like kind of treat that would get gobbled up in the Great Hall within seconds.
You can watch the full video below.
Evanna is an animal activist who’s been working with peta2 to promote veganism to people everywhere. Because the less innocent animals are harmed, the better world we’ll create for ourselves.
Yet another reason to love Luna Lovegood.