ever notice how no one is allergic to meat
Sorry to hijack this post,
But since cutting meat completely out of my diet I don’t even get headaches anymore. Not the sniffles, not anything.
So maybe I’m not allergic to it, but I’m sure as hell way healthier without it.
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THE NOISE I JUST MADE AT THIS POST
I’d always heard rumors of people making their own almond milk but I assumed it was a super difficult process. I was pleasantly surprised when I finally built up the courage to make it. It’s really easy, and oddly fun.
To make Raw Almond Milk:
What you’ll need:
1 cup raw almonds
2-3 cups of water
vanilla extract (optional)
What you’ll need to do:
Combine almonds and water. Let sit overnight. Blend together and pour into a jar lined with cheesecloth/muslin/pantyhose. Let this separate the milk from the leftover almond chunks. Make sure to give the cloth a good squeeze when you’re done to get as much out as you can. Refrigerate and enjoy!
Sounds so easy and delicious!
OH MY GOD WHAT
Home-made almond milk is a fair lot better than store-bought.
Would still prefer home-made oat milk though.
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reblogging again because science
I recently read an article in New Scientist; Rooted in experience: The sensory world of plants. It speaks about how plants have similar senses to pour own, and how they use them to perceive their environment.
What does this mean for plant eating individuals like Vegetarians and Vegans?
“Personally, I’m fascinated by the concept that my peas may be suffering with inner turmoil; plotting against me in an attempt to defend the main body of the plant, but secretly hoping I would steal its fruits and spread it’s seed through the world.”
is literally the best thing I’ve heard all day
… honestly, guys, you probably don’t realize the regularity with which we hear them. And when we hear them, it’s all we can do sometimes to be patient and not roll our eyes.
1. Vegan food is expensive.
The average price for a pound of ground beef in July of this year was $3.085. The price for a pound of dried organic black beans was $1.99 at Whole Foods. One cooks down and the other expands with cooking.
- I eat beans and rice almost ever day. Seriously. For breakfast mostly.
2. Caring for animals prevents us from caring about people.
We don’t turn compassion on or off like a faucet and we are not born with a finite supply of it…
- We are able to care about opposing things at the same time. For example, when I want to loose weight I still love cupcakes. One is not exclusive.
3. Vegans are in a cult/engage in “group-think.”
…you ask five of us the same question, you are likely to get five different opinions (or maybe 18 different opinions), some that may profoundly differ from one another. We will go to the mat on topics as seemingly benign as to whether we will date non-vegans and go for the jugular on the topic of what we feed our cats.
- This is so true! But so is the FACT we do not need to kill in order to live.
4. We have to be 100% impeccably vegan… or else we are hypocrites.
We didn’t create this mess and actually, we’re the ones trying to get us out of it… We live in a violent world built upon exploitative systems… There is animal-derived stearic acid in car tires: even if you don’t drive, it’s in bike tires… Most likely, they are held together with casein in glue. We get it.
- Its about doing better. It’s always going to be about doing better.
5. Historically, there has never been a vegan culture.
Ergo? And? We are blazing trails, not creating historical reenactments.
- Besides there have been notable vegans in the past.
6. …what would we do with all those animals not used for food?
One idea: as demand eventually decreases and fewer animals are bred in order to be made into food, the populations would decrease. As populations decrease, we need less of the massive amount of land that is currently earmarked for monocropping soy, corn, and wheat that is fed to all the animals in confinement.
7. Vegans eat too much SOY?! and that is destroying the environment.
You know who is responsible for the monocropping of soy? Omnivores. Omnivores eat the billions of “food animals” who consume all that soy in their feed. So if you are really, truly concerned about the environmental implications of soy, it’s simple. Do what I do: go vegan and limit your soy consumption. Easy peasy.
- I for one eat soy in tofu and tempeh and leave the ‘milk’ to oat and hemp.
8. The life and death of a cow and the life and death of a tomato are roughly equivalent.
If… your beliefs tend toward Creationism… perhaps you can tell me why your compassionate creator designed beings with a proven capacity to suffer and a clear desire to avoid said suffering only to give them no possibility of escaping that pain. What was the purpose of that?
- We, as a whole, do not need to kill in order to live
9. Our bodies evolved to eat meat.
There is plenty to contradict the notion that we are designed to eat meat (our teeth made for chewing rather than tearing, our small mouths and jaws, our lack of claws, our long, pouched long intestines)… The fact that we can live healthfully and abundantly without animal-based foods is all I need to know.
- Done and done. We do not need to kill in order to live.
10. Native Americans showed their respect… I am doing the same.
I think that cherry-picking from various cultures in order to imbue one’s habits with pseudo-spiritual values is really exploitative and self-serving… How many other “Native American” habits do you maintain? Or do you just maintain the ones that make you feel that your comfortable habits are spiritual in nature rather than entitlements?
What else have you got?
Oh “waste” our lives helping them huh? What do you do that’s so meaningful? I’m betting zilch… Just because we are protesting one thing today does not we also don’t helping human children. And fuck your speciesism. Asshole
Protest against the Lennon Bros. Circus in Adelaide, South Australia
human children are starving right now. waste your lives helping them.
Oh look, another person who thinks you can only concern yourself with one issue at a time.
Jog on, dickhead.
human children are starving right now because we feed all of our grain to the animals killed for your food.
A little rant….
why is there so much hate? we all want change in this crazy world. there are so many issues that need attention, so how bout we all just be thankful there are many different people trying to fix many different issues. Let’s work to stop the abuse! Let’s learn how to feed the starving children, both here in America and every other country in this world. Animal exploitation needs to end; no more circuses, animal testing or animal by product “foods”. LGBT community needs support for equality. American women are facing a challenge to their rights again. And so on and so forth. The world needs help…. do what you can. But stop hating on those with different goals…as long as we’re working towards a better world for all living creatures who cares!
Okay, rant over! :-)
Reblogging because this ^ statement is lovely
I was 17 years old when I came across this video.
I had been Vegan for about 2 years at that time.
I had a teacher in high school that had made jokes to the class about me not wanting to dissect any animals for class.
I came across Jared’s myspace and sent him a message about what happened in my class.
Upset, he gave me his phone number and asked me to call him.
I called and immediately he asked me about the situation, explaining what I could and should do about it.
I’ll never forget it.
Vegans - reach out, be rational, be supportive, be informative.
Less sarcasm and elitism.
This is important.
Holy shit. This is awesome. Give it a watch for sure. Vegan or not, it’s pretty cool
by Kasey Minnis
1. Vegans know where all their protein comes from.
Most people seem to think that protein only comes from meat, eggs, and dairy. Well, folks, you may’ve heard the phrase “proteins are the building blocks of life” — remember that plants are alive too! Vegetables, grains,…