Every so often we gather bits of vegan-related news into something called “Vegan Bites.” This round-up includes vegan food, news, and a bit about avoiding activist burnout.
So what are you waiting for? Dig in!
Food: A Good Ol’ Fashioned Fresh Tomato Soup! Go here for the recipe >>
Another reason to choose vegan dog food: it’s less likely to poison your kid! From Strollerderby: “According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 79 people were sickened by salmonella-tainted dry pet food between 2006 and 2008. Most of the incidents occurred in the eastern states and nearly half involved children under the age of two.”
Another beef recall: “The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a recall on 864,000 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The meat was packaged by Montebello, Calif.-based Huntington Meat Packing and sold to consumers under the Huntington, Imperial Meat, and El Rancho brands. Some of the meat in question was sold almost two years ago. This is the second beef recall of 2010—the first came on January 11 and was initiated by the Massachusetts Department of Health over 2,500 pounds of beef from Adams Farm Slaughterhouse, LLC.” read more at Food Poison Journal >>
New documentary: “No Country for Animals examines Canada’s deplorable record on animal welfare and looks at the people who are fighting to bring about much-needed change.” Revealed: No Country for Animals
Restaurant review: “Yesterday we had lunch at Cafe Evolution, which I found thanks to Happy Cow. From the second we pulled into the parking lot, it was the kind of eclectic that I love. Located in a building that at first appears to be a hole in the wall, the interior of Cafe Evolution offers a pleasant surprise.” read the rest >>
Things I don’t do: mud baths, yoga, and attend “a crazy beach celebration full of naked people, drums, fire dancers.” Yeah, you might think that since I live in Las Vegas I’m some sort of party girl vegan, but really when I take a break from vegan advocacy, it’s to change my baby’s diaper or take a kickboxing class. What does your down time look like?
Film: “The movie, Chow Down, has finally come out, and I’m ready to bite in. The film follows Charlie — a “devoted husband and father of two” who, like so many others in the United Fats of America — has severe heart disease. You probably know where I’m going with this: Charlie wants to get better, and connects with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn — a doctor who is sure he can reverse the heart disease through diet. Diet, as in, a vegan one.” link
Silliness and sarcasm: “When I get married, I promise to serve every type of food that has ever existed since the beginning of time to assuage any of the hurt feelings that could arise if I decide to have an all-vegan menu; I’d hate for someone to have to give up meat for one meal.” continue reading >>
Activism and honesty: “it is not common for someone to be honest and respectful like this when talking about a social issue. Usually activists list facts and catch-phrases without really listening to your responses; they are selling something, and they treat you like a poltical unit. Because of this standard, I think it is powerful to listen to someone and talk to them personally about why you are against exploitation. This approach is so different from the way our society usually is—with everyone selling an idea or product—I think it can surprise people.” more >>
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