- Raw Food Wednesday: Pad Thai
- Vegetable Hot Pot, Rice Dumplings, Szechuan Eggplant, Grilled Sesame Asparagus
- Vegan Apple Cinnamon Crisp
- Spinach and Fennel Soup with Soy Yoghurt and Chives
- vegan caesar salad
- “[T]he pro dairy message on the school posters–which feature sports figures and popular musicians and arrive unsolicited from the National Dairy Council–is misleading and harmful testified Dr. T. Colin Campbell on the basis of decades of his National Institutes of Health-funded research.
‘The consumption of dairy, especially at the younger ages, is a problem,’ said Campbell which includes health consequences like higher risks of prostate, uterine, breast and endometrial cancers, osteoporosis and a ‘threefold higher risk of colon cancer.’” source: Food Consumer
- “Basin-Robbins has come up with two brand new vegan flavors: Tropical Ice and Strawberry Sorbet.” reports Vegan Lunch Box.
- “This has been exactly what we intended: enlightening. I will forever be a more cautious and conscious eater. That’s my commitment for now. To stay awakened,” Winfrey wrote at the end of her 21-day cleanse wherein she tried veganism coupled with restrictions on sugar, alcohol, and gluten. source: Us Magazine.
- HSUS exposes more animal cruelty on video. Articles are here: Reuters, Associated Press, and USA Today. Reuters says it’s “the latest evidence of what the organization claims is widespread abuse of livestock across the country.”
- Apes get legal rights in Spain: ” the Great Apes Project, designed by scientists and philosophers who say that humans’ closest biological relatives also deserve rights.” However, the rights are rudimentary and only regulate treatment, not use. “The resolution [...] calls on the Government to promote the Great Apes Project internationally and ensure the protection of apes from ‘abuse, torture and death‘.”
- 2 Marines disciplined over puppy-tossing video
- “Popick, 46, who remembers weighing in at about 300 pounds when he was 26 years old, says giving up meat and dairy products and concentrating on plant foods resulted in him losing about 150 pounds down the years.” (source) Not everyone loses weight on a vegan diet, but vegans tend to be skinnier in general and very few vegans are morbidly obese.
- VeganFreak podcast: Gary Francione Interview, Part 2
- Brooke Shields, Kristen Wiig, Russell Simmons, Emily Deschanel, and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Zana Briski to help promote Declaration of Compassion. (source)
- “Animal activist Alicia Silverstone is a dog-lover, an takes her little babies everywhere, including the Genesis Awards. Alicia is a vegan and so are her pups.” (source)
- Vegan Prom: “Through advertisements on local message boards, more than 30 vegan veterans volunteered to ‘mentor’ vegan newbies and participate in the week’s 33 sponsored events, including tours of veggie grocery stores, a ‘baking without eggs’ workshop and a lecture on ‘abolitionist veganism as a political statement.’ The prom fits Portland’s reputation as one of the nation’s most vegan-friendly cities.”
- “A vegan low fat diet combined with yoga and exercise can help fight prostate cancer, new findings show. Researchers found that combining a diet low in fat and rich in fruit and vegetables with regular moderate exercise seems to switch on genes that fight disease, while effectively turning off others that can promote cancer.” (source)
- “Some people regard veganism as restrictive, but we actually found it opened options for us. We ate foods we had previously ignored, like grains and legumes. I know we will return to our omnivorous ways, but as much more conscious eaters, and with a stronger slant to the vegetarian side.” source. This is a good example of why we should always promote partial veganism instead of spreading the humane myth. We should encourage people to go vegan one day a week, for example, rather than encourage them to buy free-range eggs.
Anti-Vegan & Anti-Animal Propaganda:
- A man dove into a lake that is a known alligator habitat at 2am (when alligators are most active). One of the gators bit off his arm and now he’s blaming animal rights activists. I’m not even kidding.
- “How our vegan diet made us ill” – A woman claims veganism was bad for her children’s health. The kicker? She has no proof; the kids got clean bills of health from the doctors. Don’t pay any attention to the 10 million healthy vegans in the world. Just listen to one woman rant about how much her children love butter: “Lizzie, who had never had butter in her life, would grab the packet and gnaw into it,” says Paige. “It was really disconcerting. I would be thinking, ‘What is going on? Here is this purely fed child – why would she need to do this?’” Oh my, I wonder what she’d do if little Lizzie grabbed a package of cookies and started gnawing on that. Would mother Paige think, she must need sugar, I’m starving my children of sugar!
- Feministing explains their anti-PETA bias with heterosexism. It’s all about the menz. Just totally ignore the personal agency of the female activists, assume none are lesbian, and reduce ‘naked’ to ‘sexual.’ Simple.
- A few Republicans whine, “A U.S. District Court judge has ruled Massachusetts prison authorities violated federal law by denying an inmate his right to vegan meals. [...] This case has all the earmarks of a prisoner who has nothing better to do than to torment his captors by exploiting politically correct laws.” Yeah, those annoying PC laws like the ones that grant freedom of religion and the right to food while imprisoned. Totally frivolous things, those rights guaranteed by the constitution.
- “Parents of ill vegan girl may face police.” (source) You just have to wonder, when parents who eat meat and dairy centric diets starve their kids or don’t provide proper nutrition, why in those cases is it blamed on the parent and not the diet? Why is veganism blamed when the problem is a minority of bad parents, not veganism?
- Grumpy Vegan wonders, “what is it about veganism that makes otherwise thoughtful people so stupid?”
- Vegan Momma: “I really don’t think about being Vegan unless someone asks me about it, or I’m writing about it. I don’t find my lifestyle ‘strange’ or ‘hard’. I imagine that has a lot to do with the fact that I’ve been vegetarian since 1992. I’ve been through the annoying stage where I was trying to find things I could eat. The funny thing is I had plenty of food choices however in the beginning I was making it too hard on myself.”
- Veg Bitch: “I am fat and that’s ok. It bugs me so much to hear vegans talk about fat people like they don’t exist within the vegan community. I know I’m not the only fat one! Not all of us fatties follow the standard american diet, I don’t for one, I’m not even american and not all of us are unhealthy lazy slobs. I’m active, happy and healthy and that’s not going to change and neither is my fat status. I’m fat, proud and happy, how about that?”
- Vegan Nurse: “I also became interested in nutrition and healthy food. At first, I decided to become a vegetarian, because I loved the animals and knew deep inside that eating animal meat might not be the best thing for my health… but I loved cheese and eggs! It wasn’t until recently that I became interested in veganism. At first, the diet was pretty scary to me.. I mean, I was on campus.. what would I eat if i cut off all animal products?? I found out that a vegan diet was the most suitable choice for me, for my health, for the animals, and for the environment.“
- Bronwyn Schweigerdt: “Author of The UnDiet: Painless Baby Steps to Permanent Weight Loss, popular speaker and nutritionist. Bronwyn has a M.S. in nutrition from Tufts University and has helped thousands of people lose copious amounts of weight, as well as lower their cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose levels.”