Category Archives: vegan

Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death

A single meal high in animal fat like a sausage egg mcmuffin inflames our arteries… Most people are in a chronic state of inflammation.

!!!STOP HEART DISEASE, DIABETES AND CANCER!!!

Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger’s videos at http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates
Donate at http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsdonation
DESCRIPTION: Death in America is largely a foodborne illness. Focusing on studies published just over the last year in peer-reviewed scientific medical journals, Michael Greger, M.D., offers practical advice on how best to feed ourselves and our families to prevent, treat, and even reverse many of the top 15 killers in the United States.

Dr. Greger uploads a new video every weekday to NutritionFacts.org, the first non-commercial, science-based website to provide free daily updates on the latest discoveries in clinical nutrition. Subscribe for free at http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates.

More information about this presentation in particular can be found at http://nutritionfacts.org/2012/07/09/…

www.NutritionFacts.org
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/NutritionFacts.org
• Twitter: www.twitter.com/nutrition_facts
• Podcast: www.bit.ly/NFpodcast
• Subscribe: www.bit.ly/nutritionupdates
• Donate: www.NutritionFacts.org/donate

Care About Hungry People? Eat More Plants – MFABlog.org

Change the world and yourself people… :)

Love all creatures.

Care About Hungry People? Eat More Plants – MFABlog.org.

If everyone in the United States decided to eat a vegan diet, would there be enough food to feed the 10 billion people the U.N. projects will inhabit the planet by 2011? According to a recent article in Marketplace, the answer is yes. Here’s why:

The article focuses on the corn market, but not the kind of corn that you find canned or frozen at your local grocery store. The corn centered on is used as animal feed. In the United States, field corn is the largest crop in the country, but only 8.5 percent goes into our foods and drinks, leaving the majority of corn grown in the United States to fill up the bellies of animals raised for food.

StopHungerNow.org reports that “one in every nine people on our planet goes to bed hungry each night.” And Bruce Babcock, an economics professor at Iowa State University, says if more people transitioned to a vegan diet, “there would be such a surplus of farmland to grow kumquats and pecans that we would be awash in those, in a heartbeat.”

Best Vegan “Mac & Cheese” Ever – Imgur

1 lb pasta

SAUCE:

4 TBSP Earth Balance butter
1/4 cup unbleached, unbromated all purpose flour
1 container culinary coconut milk
Non-dairy milk (I use flax milk because it’s amazing and by far the best all around non-dairy milk I’ve ever tried!)
1 1/2 cups grated vegan cheese. Use Follow Your Heart cheddar and Monterey Jack.

TOPPING:

1 cup grated vegan cheese
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 TBSP Go Veggie vegan Parmesan cheese
Dash of oil (I used olive)

A NOTE ABOUT GRATING FOLLOW YOUR HEART CHEESE:

While this faux cheese is the best I’ve used (sorry guys, I hate Daiya. A lot.), it does have a tendency to be a bit mushy. Simply wrap a paper towel around the block, squeeze gently, and let it sit for a bit wrapped in the paper towel before you grate it.

Grate the entire block and freeze the left overs. The cheese has a tendency to mold in the fridge very quickly.

Oven: 375 degrees

Best Vegan “Mac & Cheese” Ever – Imgur.

Vegan Protein Store… :)

OW DO VEGANS GET ENOUGH PROTEIN?

By: Giacomo Marchese, Vegan Bodybuilder

IMG_3768Really, you’re a vegan? Wow! But where do you get your protein? And a bodybuilder on top of that… that’s really amazing – I can’t believe it…

Is the idea really that far fetched that a vegan can partake in bodybuilding just as efficiently as a typical bodybuilder who eats exorbitant amounts of protein from meat and dairy products? Hardly! We’re living proof!

Consider that the most powerful animals on the planet: the bull, elephant, giraffe, rhino, hippo, etc., are all herbivores. Also consider that the biggest dinosaurs, the ones who outlived the others, were herbivores.

Have you ever heard of a person who is protein deficient, other than in third world countries where they do not have access to nutrient rich foods – or food in general – on a daily basis? No. Vegans are in no way threatened by protein deficiency. If we ate nothing but wheat, oatmeal, or potatoes, we would easily take in more than enough protein.

 

Vegan Proteins | Your One-stop Vegan Supplement Shop.

Simple, Good, Delicious Juicing Recipes and Shopping List

The thing about juicing is that you really can’t go wrong if you’re putting in good organic ingredients. The flavors can run the gambit from wow to weird. Here’s some really simple juicing recipes to use as starting points. I’ve also included a shopping list that should help you get rolling on your own juicing adventure. Man, if feels good to juice.

RECIPES

Green Clean Juice:

  • Half a head of romaine lettuce
  • 2 sticks celery
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 green apple, cored
  • 2 stalks kale
  • Handful of parsley
  • 1 lemon, peeled

PIneapple Mint

  • ½ Pineapple, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 green apple, cored
  • 2 handfuls fresh mint

Lemonade Snack

  • 3 lemons, peeled
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne (or less, if heat’s not your thing)
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar

Ginger Beet Dinner

  • 1 apple, cored
  • 1 beet
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • One small ginger root
  • 3 carrots

Raw Cashew Milk

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • Dash of sea salt
  • ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 cups water (divided)

DIRECTIONS

Soak cashews in a bowl of water at least four hours, but preferably overnight. Drain cashews and rinse until water runs clear. Add cashews, along with two cups water, into a blender and pulse until pulverized.
Add remaining ingredients and two more cups water. Pulse in blender approximately two more minutes or until liquefied. Strain away solids and refrigerate.
Fresh Fruit

  • 1 papaya, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 small pineapple, peeled and chunked
  • 1 small ginger root
  • 1 kiwi, peeled
  • ½ cup coconut milk

Spicy Berry Pick Me Up

  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • Cayenne to taste
  • 2 handfuls cilantro

Blackberry Beet Juice

  • 3 beets
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 2-3 apples, cored
  • 1 small ginger root

Fragrant Juice

  • 4 pears, seeded and cut into chunks
  • ½ pineapple, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup grapes
  • 1-2 stalks lemongrass, sliced

Pizza Juice

  • 4 tomatoes
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 handful fresh basil
  • 1 handful fresh oregano
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 small clove garlic

Carrot Apple Ginger Juice

  • 3 carrots
  • 2 apples
  • 1-in ginger

 Mean Green Juice

  • 1 cucumber
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 2 apples
  • 6 to 8 leaves kale
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1-in ginger

Gazpacho Juice

  • 4 plum tomatoes
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 cups parsley (leaves and stems, roughly chopped)
  • 1 lime

Citrus Inspired Green Juice

  • 6-8 leaves kale
  • 8 leaves Swiss chard
  • 1 cucumber
  • 6 clementines

 Sunset Blend Juice

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 large red beets
  • 2 Golden Delicious apples
  • 1 orange (optional)

INGREDIENTS / Juicing Shopping List

Vegetables

  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Tomatoes – really a fruit1?
  • Lemongrass
  • red bell pepper
  • red onion

Fruits

  • Apples Red and Green
  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberries
  • Rasberries
  • Pears
  • Grapes
  • Papaya

Herbs

  • Parsley
  • Mint
  • Basil
  • Oregano

Other

  • cocunut milk
  • cayenne
  • pepper
  • salt
  1. So, the answer to the question is that a tomato is technically the fruit of the tomato plant, but it’s used as a vegetable in cooking.

Cow magnet – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cow magnet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A cow magnet is a veterinary medical device for the treatment or prevention of hardware disease in cattle.[1] Traditionally, cow magnets were strong alnico magnets about 1cm by 8cm (0.4 by 3.1 inches) in the shape of a smoothed rod, but today they are more commonly several ring-shaped ferrite magnets attached to a stainless-steel or plastic core, in the same shape as the single-piece original.

Cow magnet – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Confessions of a vegan

Really nice writing!

Aside from militant cyclists, racists, bullies and Roosters fans, the people who used to shit me most profoundly were vegans.

Self-righteous, hectoring, humourless, spoilsports – I’d have crossed a crowded dinner table to avoid them, until the fateful day I became one myself.

Even saying the words “I’m a vegan” still sounds alien, while the sense of shame I feel for my past sneering at these gentle people endures.

I realise I was once the bully I despised, imposing my will upon creatures simply because evolution has gifted me a place at the top of the food chain. Even worse I would smirk while spooning the misery of other creatures into my mouth and disparage people’s attempts to explain why it might be wrong.

Once the light goes on and you realise the food you so blithely eat actually causes massive, life-long, completely avoidable suffering to billions of animals, it’s not an easy epiphany to un-think.

A supermarket never looks the same, butcher shops become very dark places. The perversity of using smiling anthropomorphised animals to advertise packages of their own body parts grows almost chilling.

You also realise most vegans aren’t doing it for dietary or faddish reasons but out of compassion and a sense of fairness.

Many also love the taste of meat, eggs and cheese (I certainly do) but realise you can easily survive and thrive without contributing to the almost unfathomable pain and distress inflicted on animals by factory farming.

The enlargement of moral sympathy to include both genders, all races, most religions, the disabled, the poor – even animals and the environment might one day be judged the defining virtue of humans who lived in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Thirty years ago, you could beat a dog on the street and not have stirred a response. Now you’d draw an angry crowd.

Big brains like Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin aren’t pumping millions into the development of laboratory-grown meat just because there’s a buck in it.

Brin recognises at some point – probably sooner than we think – a person’s choice to eat meat drenched in suffering rather than produced in a vat, will be judged in much the same way we do a person swanning around in a mink coat.

Until then, vegans will exist in a space similar to the one once occupied by slavery abolitionists. Gary Smith, who runs a website called The Thinking Vegan, shared a common experience among vegans writing: “When you share what you have learned with your friends and family members, who you deeply respect and love, they show indifference at best.

“You feel like you have come upon genocide everyone is trying to hide and ignore. And you can no longer participate and no longer keep quiet. And then you are painted as militant, extreme, judgmental.”

I came across that quote courtesy of Gold Coast artist Jo Frederiks, who in September will launch an exhibition of her stunning and confronting paintings titled Animal Holocaust.

Frederiks, who grew up on a million-acre cattle farm and, as a youth, helped her dad brand, castrate and export tens of thousands of beasts for slaughter recently had her paintings removed from Facebook after users complained they were “offensive”.

I guess they’re the same people who’d say vat-grown meat is “disgusting” or “gross”, yet are happy to consume the dead flesh of brutalised animals that live in their own excrement and misery

via Confessions of a vegan.

10 Hearty Vegan Camping Recipes for Your Adventures in the Wild | Inhabitots

campfire toasted burritos for the win

While this recipe for Campfire Toasted Burritos isn’t vegan, it’s easy to switch out the non-vegan burrito fillers and substitute with your favorite veggies, salsa, vegan cheese and beans and you’ll be good to go. But do follow the instructions for how to cook directly over the fire. Add some pico de gallo and avocado after you take it off the fire for even more goodness. You could also switch out the filling for breakfast ingredients for a hearty meal to start your day. – See more at: http://www.inhabitots.com/10-hearty-vegan-camping-recipes-for-your-adventures-in-the-wild/#sthash.OQO5UCLs.dpuf

 

10 Hearty Vegan Camping Recipes for Your Adventures in the Wild | Inhabitots.

10 Homemade vegan Energy Bars for Exercise and Refueling

Refueling after a tough workout and making sure your body is amped with nutrients, carbs and protein can get expensive if you buy energy and protein bars from the grocery store. Having a bulk box of protein bars stored away so you’re always prepared is a convenient way to stay satiated while leading a busy lifestyle, but they are not necessarily conveniently priced. You save money by buying a box of 12 or 24 or more bars, but if you purchase one bar on it’s own, you may be paying up to two dollars just for one bar. While you’re at it, there’s a chance you might be getting some fillers and add – ins with the store-bought varieties. For cheaper, healthier bars, make one of these homemade energy bars.

10 Homemade Energy Bars: The Easy and Inexpensive Way to Refuel | One Green Planet.

Edible protein per unit area of land – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Soybeans produce at least two times as much usable protein per acre than any other major vegetable or grain crop, except for hemp which can produce up to 293 lbs of usable protein per acre 33 g/m². They produce 5 to 10 times more protein per acre than land set aside for grazing animals to make milk, and up to 15 times more protein per acre than land set aside for meat production.[1]

via Edible protein per unit area of land – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.