Being vegan can be a struggle. Never mind buying and preparing food for yourself, what about your beloved, carnivorous, significant other? I witnessed this battle between my brother and sister-in-law; he ate bacon everyday (livin' the dream) and she was vegan. She would cook his meals and then prepare her own. Now, she is nearing the end of a 6 year battle as my brother has almost completely transitioned to a vegan lifestyle. I am at the beginning of my own battle. I have no desire to change my boyfriend's ways, he can do that on his own if he so chooses, but what is he open to eating? How do I afford it? How do I manage my time? Is the only option to buy double the food and spend double the time? No one has time for that. I've developed skills in feeding my carnivore, and hopefully, they can help you feed yours!
It is easy to say you love animals, but how often do you show it?
They're Animal Lovers
Yes, puppies are cute, but are you going to jump at the chance to protest Puppy Mills? The cow pictured above is basically a big, grass-loving puppy, but most people are still going to enjoy a juicy steak this weekend.
If you are anything like me, you must eat something sweet every day. I give myself a special treat for making it through another work day. In my adult years, I have unfortunately become allergic to dairy. My options are always limited to what I can purchase when it comes to desserts. One day while I was grocery shopping, I came across Ben & Jerry's Non-Dairy Ice Cream. I could not believe my eyes, and I knew it was too good to be true. I checked the back for the ingredients and there was no dairy listed. I bought it and took it home and instantly I was hooked. I haven't had ice cream since I was a kid, so finding this was like finding gold. I immediately started searching to see if there were other dairy free desserts and guess what? There are tons! You just have to know what to look for. I have created a small list of non-dairy desserts that will have your sweet tooth thanking me.
Where I sit today is a complete 180 from where I was at this time last week. I recently watched a new documentary on Netflix titled, What the Health. It struck up a conversation between my boyfriend, who has done the juicing fasting inspired by Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, and myself, who once tried vegetarianism for four months about 8 years ago.
I've never liked social justice warriors. They always annoyed me, primarily because half of them seem like they're only doing it so they can post about it on Facebook and act like they're holier than thou. I've also never had a problem with people eating meat. I do, however, have a problem with the way most of that meat is obtained. It's one thing to hunt and kill your food- it's quite another to have entire warehouses packed with living beings who are slaughtered brutally by the thousands after a lifetime of mostly suffering. It's quite simple for me, it's a principle based on survival of the fittest- if I can't kill it myself, I don't deserve to eat it. I would be the predator that failed to catch its prey. If I was desperate maybe I could, but at this point in time there's plenty of other things to eat.
First of all, let's start with that many people don't know what gluten is. It is a protein, combination of gliadin and glutenin. It works like a glue, makes dough stretchy and spongy.
Twenty years ago you couldn't find anyone that even knew what the vegan diet was. Fast forward to 2017 and the vegan diet is the hottest thing in food around the globe.
Veganism has gone from a fringe, niche community to a mainstream diet trend, but, with so many touting the benefits of cutting animals from their meal plans, one has to ask "Is veganism healthy?"
Have you ever made snack crackers at home? Most people don’t. There are so many savory varieties on the market; it seems faster and easier to pick up a box of munchies at the market than to go to the trouble of baking up a batch yourself.
Mixing different combinations of flavors can be exciting for chefs all over the world, but the ingredient of miracle berries can actually alter one's taste-buds' shapes to enjoy certain ingredients in a brand new way. The ingredient is known as "Miracle Berries." The berries grow on a shrub named "Synsepalum Dulcificum."
Becoming a vegetarian or vegan was never an option for me, I may have thought about it once or twice in life but I love experiencing food. Textures, flavors, temperatures and even the sound of different ingredients put together make me love life even in the darkest moments.
Within the past few years, spaghetti squash has become a star in the world of grain alternatives - and for good reason. With a tender, chewy texture and a neutral flavor that pairs nicely with just about any sauce, this yellow-skinned squash can act as a substitute in any of your favorite pasta dishes.