Every time someone uses the excuse ‘but they’re going to die anyways’ as a justification for eating animals, I always feel like asking them:
‘And how would you rather die; of old age or murder?’.
This is precisely why we will be toasting family and friends with a Field Roast Hazelnut Cranberry Roast en Croute on Christmas this year. How lucky we are to be able to celebrate and enjoy good food without harming any innocent little creatures. I wish this could be everyone’s goal on a holiday that celebrates “peace on Earth”.
A vegan riding a hummer contributes less to greenhouse gas emissions than a meat eater riding a bicycle.
BEST DAY EVER!
My dearest mom and I took a road trip today to visit a store that all of my friends and colleagues at work can’t stop raving about. Upon entering Nature’s Emporium, I immediately understood the hype! This place is a vegan and health food lover’s dream! Every leaf and sprout of the massive produce section is organic, and they even have a raw food section!
Once you enter the packaged foods area, the goodies just keep coming! Every manner of healthy (and not-so-healthy) goody that you can imagine lines the shelves of this place, and we ended up spending over an hour just drooling over the massive selection of vegan-friendly treats.
Once past the food, there’s the beauty aisle. After ages of struggling to find a half-decent selection of cruelty-free and natural beauty products, it was all here!! *Sigh*.
And then, there was the eat-in food. Vegan options. All organic. Gluten-free options. All delicious. I ended up loading as much onto my plate as I could manage, which consisted of brown rice pilaf, Mexican quinoa, Asian sesame salad topped with beets and sprouts, sweet green peas and carrots, a fried spiced tofu ball, fresh fruit salad, and a Mediterranean red lentil soup. Drool.
After I recovered from the overwhelming excitement that food heaven evoked, we headed to the huge mall just a kilometer down the road, where I FINALLY got to indulge in some super-awesome LUSH products! Vegan and organic mascara and eyeliner are now - finally - going to be a part of my little makeup bag of goodies.
And then….THEN it was time to enter the pink glittery haven of Victoria’s Secret for the best sport’s bra I’ve ever had! Oh my Veggies, this is a gym-going girl’s dream. I can’t believe how comfy and cute it is, and a little something to add a touch of “oomph” to my veggie-powered workouts never hurts!
Once we arrived back at home, we threw together a quick dinner of crock pot baked beans, my green guacamole with sprouted black bean tortilla chips, and an assorted sprout salad with raw vegan ranch dressing. Yummy!
Anyways, that was my fabulous day. On the rare occasions that I splurge a little, however, I make sure to remind myself what a luxury it really is. I am so fortunate to live well, have a roof over my head, good food on my plate, money (not much, but more than many), and a supportive and loving family and partner. I do not take these days for granted, and I encourage all of my readers to give back in any way possible whenever the opportunity arises. Kindness and compassion are gifts that we can all afford to be generous with.
Pass it on, and happy eating! :)
The goal for Elephants in the Kitchen was to create an identity that positions the company as the premier brand of high-quality, raw, vegan cheese. Techniques such as culturing, aging, and brine-curing, create a bold and complex flavor that is strikingly similar to the taste of dairy cheese. Drawing from the rich colors and taste of fragrant, bloomy rinds, creamy tans, aged spices, and colorful green herbs, we developed a design system that reflects the bold and unique flavor of their product. The branding includes identity, stationery, packaging, and collateral. Maybe the elephant in the room is that the best cheese is not only vegan, but raw too. [x]
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“Vegans blood fights off cancer cells up to 8 times stronger!
Here is proof!”
Proof is in the blood
Cancer affects all of us somehow. While I feel that significantly more effort should be put into the prevention of cancer as opposed to just curing an existing problem, there is clearly a current need for both approaches. A vegan diet needs to start being more widely prescribed and accepted. What an incredible little piece of information!
This bowl of colourful nutrition is without a doubt my new favourite salad! A few days ago, I threw a bunch of yummy things that I had in my fridge together, whipped up a quick Asian-inspired dressing, and this baby was born!
This bowl consists of:
- Organic baby spinach
- Baby bok choy
- Shredded green cabbage
- Shaved carrot
- Granny Smith apples (chopped julienne)
- Grated beet
- Raw sunflower seeds
- Raw cashews
- Dijon mustard
- Sesame oil
- Maple syrup
- Red wine or apple cider vinegar
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
I can’t stop eating this stuff, and it’s an absolutely nutrition-packed and guilt-free meal! Not that I ever feel guilty about eating gorgeous healthy vegan food ;).