Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Rosalind and Clayton McCallard – We Care about Veganism More than Anything (Founders of Snackrilege)

Tell us a little about yourself.

Our names are Rosalind and Clayton McCallard.  We live on floating home in the middle of the Columbia River, and we own a vegan sandwich company called Snackrilege. 

What was the impetus for creating your own company?

We wanted to do something that really mattered – that we really believe in, and we care about veganism more than anything.

How did you derive the name? 

That was Clayton and our friend Chris Kosko.  They’re always making up food puns.

What’s been the highlight so far? 

Getting to meet all the wonderful people who share our beliefs.  Hearing someone say, “Your sandwiches helped me go vegan.” Travelling!  

What is a bucket list item for your company? 

World domination, baby!  We want to see our sandwiches everywhere!

Upcoming events? 

2020 is going to be crazy- keep checking our Insta because nothing is 100% yet, but we have a lot planned.

Any personal tips you can offer in relationship to some of your
sandwiches that you enjoy.

Toast them–they’re SO good toasted!  Add a slice of your favorite vegan cheese or grilled onions.  Also, they freeze really well. 🙂

What lead you to veganism?

I have been vegan on and off (vegetarian or vegan) since 1994, vegetarian since 1987,  Clayton and I both went vegan in 2008 after watching a Mercy For Animals undercover factory farm footage while eating a Domino’s pizza.  We said, “That’s horrific, and this ‘food’ is disgusting, let’s do this for good this time!” (I’ve been vegan/veg on and off since 1993).

When you first went vegan how did you phase out your non-vegan food,
clothing and other items? 

We kept our used leather for a long time–finally, we gave it all away.

Do you believe we should show children the process of how animals
are turned into meats?

Yup.

What does being vegan mean to you?

Do the best you can for you. 

Is it every vegan’s duty to become an activist? 

No.

How compassionate or empathetic are you towards non-vegans? 

Very.

Any recommended Vegan books?

Dead Meat,by Sue Coe.  Animal Liberation, of course.  Think Like a Vegan (my friends wrote it!). 

Any recommended social sites, blogs or pages? 

Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary
and Odd Man Inn!

Please share your favorite vegan recipe. 

This is a sneak peek from the cookbook I’m working on!

Sunflower seed tomato/cayenne pate:

2 cups soaked sunflower seeds 

1 medium tomato (Roma)

2 tbsp coconut oil

1/4 cup solid agar (pre-made, not powder)

1/2 cup nutritional yeast

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp cayenne

2 tsp lemon pepper

1/2 cup h20

2 tbsp basil

Some encouraging words for new Vegans?

Keep trying, even if you don’t stick with it, something is better than nothing and thank you for trying!

What is the vegan scene like in your city?

Portland. OUTSTANDING!

What personal recommendations can you make for people to meet other
vegans? 

Announce you’re vegan all the time–seriously, we met vegans from New Zealand while travelling in Croatia.

What are you favorite Vegan non-food products or companies? 

Herbivore, Scapegoat, Vegandale.

Talk about a time when you struggled with your Veganism?

For years I struggled with cheese, until one day I didn’t.

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