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How to Juice | MUNCHIES

How to Juice | MUNCHIES.

Everybody wants to juice, so we enlisted the help of legendary Cro-Mags frontman John Joseph to show us how to make a proper juice and smoothie. We were expecting a nice rundown with maybe a funny story or two thrown in. What we got was perhaps the most in-your-face talk about the benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables ever given. Want to know how to regain energy after a night of busting nuts? WATCH THIS! Plus, both of his books—Meat is For Pussies and his autobiography The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon—are extremely inspirational and informative.

Lastly, we would like to combine to of John’s best quotes “Meat is for pussies, and diets are for jerk-offs”.

Chipotle’s First-Ever New Menu Item, The Vegan Tofu Burrito, Goes National | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

YEH – win for Vegan fast food!

Chipotle's First-Ever New Menu Item, The Vegan Tofu Burrito, Goes National | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Chipotle does not often update its limited, but classic, menu. In fact, despite minor tweaks like adding brown rice and burrito bowls, in its 20-year history, the Mexican fast-food chain has never added an entirely new item. But today, after a year-long testing period in select locations, Chipotle is officially adding Sofritas–the official name for the shredded organic tofu braised with roasted poblanos, chipotle chiles, and spices–to its nationwide menu. So how did the humble bean curd win its slot on the Chipotle menu board?

Chipotle's First-Ever New Menu Item, The Vegan Tofu Burrito, Goes National | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

| “A young woman was restrained, force-fed and…

A young woman was restrained, force-fed and injected with cosmetics in a high street shop window as part of a hard-hitting protest against animal testing.

Jacqueline Traide was tortured in front of hundreds of horrified shoppers in a bid to raise awareness and end the practise.

The 24-year-old endured 10 hours of experiments, which included having her hair shaved and irritants squirted in her eyes, as part of a worldwide campaign by Lush Cosmetics and The Humane Society.

| “A young woman was restrained, force-fed and….

Reported Strange Noises were Mother Cows Crying for their Calves | Compassion Over Killing

Last week, the Newbury, Massachusetts police station received several calls from residents complaining of strange sounds coming from nearby farm. Upon investigating, the police found the source of the noise: female dairy cows who were bellowing and crying after having been separated from their calves at Sunshine Dairy Farm.

According to the Newburyport News, the police received so many calls from concerned citizens, the sheriff issued a statement addressing the issue: “We’ve been informed that the cows are not in distress and that the noises are a normal part of farming practices.”

 

Reported Strange Noises were Mother Cows Crying for their Calves | Compassion Over Killing.

Easy Vegan Almond Butter Cups!

These super easy, vegan almond butter cups can be made in 15-20 minutes and with just four simple ingredients. So you can indulge in your favorite Halloween candy treat without all the refined sugar and animal products like dairy. Plus these coconut-oil infused cups are silky, velvet-y and decadent with their rich dark chocolate coating and silky-sweet nut butter filling. Anyone can make these. Seriously, no kitchen skills required! Just grab the ingredients and GO. I even have a helpful video included in this post.

Easy Vegan Almond Butter Cups!.

Gormandize: Khoshaf

 

Ingredients

1/2 cup raisins (I used golden)
1/2 cup whole prunes
1/2 cup halved dates
1/2 cup sliced dried apricots
1/2 cup halved dried figs
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup dry roasted almonds (you can just used blanched if you prefer)
Water, to cover

To Make
1. Place all the dried fruit and the nuts in a bowl.
2. Cover with about 6 cups water, the fruit should be covered by at least 2 inches.
3. Leave in the fridge over night to soak. Check to make sure that there is enough water – if the fruit has absorbed all of the water then you’ll need to add more. There should be plenty of syrupy juice left in the bowl after the fruit have absorbed as much as they can.
4. Eat! We just ate it as it is, but you could also serve over ice cream or with yoghourt. (VEGAN PLEASE)

via Gormandize: Khoshaf.

Tofu-free Vegan Pumpkin Pie – VeggieBoards Community

Recipe: Organic Vegan Pumpkin Pie (tofu-free)

Suitable for: Vegans and everyone else

Serves: Makes 2 regular sized pumpkin pies or 4 mini pies.

NOTE: This recipe makes enough pumpkin filling for 2 regular (8-9 inch) pies, BUT they will be thin – as in you’ll have less than an inch of filling, but being as this is a rich tasting filling I like that. If you want thicker pies, make a double batch of the filling.

I don’t really love pumpkin pie made with tofu, so this year I set out to make a pie that was tofu free. This pie is very creamy, tastes awesome and will please all pie lovers.

 

Tofu-free Vegan Pumpkin Pie – VeggieBoards Community.

Tofu vs Beef quantified. How many pounds of each you can you get from 1 acre of farmland. : vegan

Pretty good argument and logic on reddit/r/vegan today. thanks anachronic

Tofu vs Beef quantified. How many pounds of each you can you get from 1 acre of farmland. (self.vegan)

submitted  ago by anachronic [+1]

I did some googling & math and this is what I found (with citations). I’d appreciate your thoughts, corrections, or comments.

Let’s assume the protein in 1 pound of tofu is roughly equivalent to the protein in 1 pound of beef (I know they’re not exactly equal, but close enough for this exercise)

Organic tofu takes the most land to produce and one pound of organic tofu requires .00017 of an acre to produce[1], meaning that you can get ~5800lbs of tofu out of 1 acre of soybeans.

Wiki Answers says that you can get 30-50 bushels of wheat (@ 60lbs per bushel)[2] out 1 acre. If we assume it’s good year and we produced 50 bushels, that’s 3000lbs of wheat per acre. Divide by 13lbs (it takes ~13lbs of wheat to get 1 pound of beef[3] ) to get 230lbs of beef per acre of wheat (in a good year).

In summary:

  • You can get over 5000lbs of tofu from one acre of soy

  • Or you can get ~230lbs of beef out of one acre of wheat

This is why people say we can put a dent in world hunger by going vegan…. each acre of farmland would produce almost 20x more protein than it currently is.

 

Tofu vs Beef quantified. How many pounds of each you can you get from 1 acre of farmland. : vegan.

Cancer in a Can: The Shocking True Story of how Pringles are Made and Potoato Chips with Acrylamide

Acrylamide

One of the most hazardous ingredients in potato chips is not intentionally added, but rather is a byproduct of the processing.

Acrylamide, a cancer-causing and potentially neurotoxic chemical, is created when carbohydrate-rich foods are cooked at high temperatures, whether baked, fried, roasted or toasted. Some of the worst offenders include potato chips and French fries, but many foods cooked or processed at temperatures above 212°F (100°C) may contain acrylamide. As a general rule, the chemical is formed when food is heated enough to produce a fairly dry and brown/yellow surface. Hence, it can be found in:

  • Potatoes: chips, French fries and other roasted or fried potato foods
  • Grains: bread crust, toast, crisp bread, roasted breakfast cereals and various processed snacks
  • Coffee; roasted coffee beans and ground coffee powder. Surprisingly, coffee substitutes based on chicory actually contains 2-3 times MORE acrylamide than real coffee


Read more at http://www.realfarmacy.com/cancer-in-a-can-the-shocking-true-story-of-how-pringles-are-made/#Uq8KkkBihIEzJj75.99 

via Cancer in a Can: The Shocking True Story of how Pringles are Made | REALfarmacy.com | Healthy News and Information.

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