Before you place yourself into a particular box and select a descriptive word or an identifying trait, there is a group that everyone falls under—we all, for the most part, live on planet earth. Even the astronauts floating around happily above our colorful and protective sky have to come back down to the third rock from this solar system’s sun eventually.
I spent the latter part of 2019, and some portions of 2020 before I may or may not have inconveniently passed away from a bad case of the flu, interviewing people who wore their passion for mother nature proudly. I tried to get in contact with individuals who used their voices to help and defend the only habitable planet that we can reach within our lifetime. However, I also heard from other advocates about how certain issues are more important than others.
There are so many people choosing more plant-based options in this new age of revitalized environmentalism. More people are caring about what they put into their bodies and where that food comes from. But is going vegan really saving the planet?
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Going vegetarian doesn’t have to break the bank. Skipping meat, adding more fruits and veggies and cooking at home can actually save you money. When I first decided to become vegetarian, I started researching meat substitutes and wondered if I would go broke adopting my new lifestyle.
However, with further research I realized that there are other ways to substitute meat dishes than with the ready-made tofu found in the frozen foods aisle. If you’re putting aside French fries and burgers from fast food restaurants along the highway, when you walk into the store you will notice that it’s actually cheaper to become a vegetarian. Continue reading “Does It Cost a Lot to Become Vegetarian?”→
Makes two servings
2 cups of your choice of greens
1 cup of your choice of chopped veggies
1 serving of Gardein Chick’n Strips
3 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons of parsley flakes
2 teaspoons of dried basil flakes
1 teaspoon of garlic salt
1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
¼ cup of olive oil vinaigrette (or your choice of vegan dressing)
This month is the Vegan Month of Food. Vegan MoFo was originally created on the Post Punk Kitchen, as homage to NaNoWriMo, where people try to write a novel in the month of November. The idea behind Vegan MoFo is that blogger try to write about vegan food for the entire month of September.
One of the biggest concerns new vegetarians have while starting out is cooking for themselves and finding tasty veg*n foods for them to eat. As time goes on most vegetarians learn how to take recipes that they find and make them vegetarian with various substitutes. Below is a great option that is incredibly simple to make. Continue reading “Vegan MoFo: Vegan Banana Pancake Recipe”→
Somehow in a house full of carnivorous people, who looked questioningly at vegetables as just garnish for their steak dinners, I have found myself living as a vegetarian for about six years. Often times I question how I even became a vegetarian while living on the outskirts of town next to cattle farms raised for meat and the dairy cows milked for freshly churned ice cream, but I managed to do so and I continue living a vegetarian to this day. The thing is that I didn’t do entirely on my own. Months of research in books about vegetarianism, articles online, documentaries about where our food comes from and conversations from other vegetarians helped me safely transition into a life without meat. Continue reading “Me, Myself and Vegetarianism”→
Thanksgiving can be an extremely awkward time for new vegans and vegetarians due to the obvious pressures of sitting at a table filled to the brim with meat. For a vegetarian who has never experienced Thanksgiving since converting their diet, I can personally contest, that it is one of the most difficult situations that you have to deal with.
On top of the usual quips about your diet, the sometimes annoying teasing, or harmful put-downs about the way you have chosen to eat, you are now faced with a group of people who are wondering whether you have fell, hit your head and have lost your mind. Never fear though, here are some tips for your awkward Thanksgiving debut as a vegetarian. Continue reading “Tips For A Veggie Thanksgiving”→