How can you convince someone to go vegan? As I'm a passionate vegan myself and am interested in encouraging more people to reconsider the choice of eating meat, I wanted to publish a piece for vegans to help them at least make their friends and family consider veganism. But I was struggling to find ideas. So the thought occurred to me, why not turn to the vegan community to help answer the question? So I put out this request:
If you are interested in trending foods, Latin-American cuisine or just like to try something new, chances are you have heard of “Tamales”. Pretty much every country in Latin America has their own version of Tamales, Hallacas or Humitas, a corn based steamed dough with a filling. The singular form is Tamal and not as often erroneously referred to as Tamale.
A lot of people want to go vegan because it is something they believe lines up with their morals. They are against cruelty toward animals and want to do something meaningful that will contribute to their liberation or to a better and more humane treatment during their lives in the factory farms where most of them are raised. This can be a very noble and worthy goal, but there is more to it than that.
Most of us have never heard the term “greenwashing.” In fact, it seems a little bit strange. What is greenwashing and why is it something to be wary of?
Eating vegan can seem like a very costly thing to do. And while that may be true at times, especially if you are eating all organic fruits and vegetables and indulging in pre-made vegan products that can cost a fortune, there are actually quite a few ways that you can take buying vegan to the next level and still manage to save some money when you do so.
Eating vegan can come with a lot of little lifestyle changes, but some of them are very important while others may come down to a matter of preference. Preference should have nothing to do with making sure that you get every vitamin and mineral you should have on a daily basis. Unfortunately, a few too many vegans may easily neglect this aspect of veganism, and later on in life or throughout the course of their diets they begin to encounter some health issues that they could have easily prevented with a little bit of preparation.
I happened upon a recipe for Italian Water Cake and was intrugued. I had never heard of a water cake before so I dove into the recipe and loved the idea, espcially now that we are all social distancing and trying to make use of what we have at home rather than going out on a shopping trip. I researched and read a couple different recipes before I decided to make one of my own. I really loved the simplicity of the recipes and the plus that I could keep it in my repertoire for vegan friends in the future.
“The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world,” said Paul Farmer, a physician and philanthropist who travels worldwide to combat health inequality. Paul recognizes the inequality of human treatment, and we must also view animals in the same way. At times, the truth is shrouded and skewed from not seeing that animals feel compassion, empathy, and pain just as we do. Yet, we discriminate against them because they are not pets. We must find fault within our own habits and how our choices dictate the future of the human race and the future of the species around us. However, this ignorance must end with us spreading awareness of the existence of animal cruelty amongst all species, and how not all cases are brought to the attention of the public.
Thinking of going plant based but are hesitant due to its complex reputation? Don’t worry, you won’t have to spend hours toiling in your kitchen every day. We are here to let you in on all of our secrets. Plant based diets are actually very easy to maintain once you get in the swing of things. You can keep it simple, discover new flavors, and reap all of the health benefits.