crystal-bethh asked:

Hello (: I am currently a vegetarian but I have been wanted to go vegan for a long time. I'm lucky because my family is super supportive BUT my mama is worried because going vegan seems expensive/difficult. What are some of your favorite, reasonably priced, vegan recipes, staples, snacks, etc. Also, good sources of protein that aren't soy based? I am not the most amazing cook but I'm willing to try, I just don't feel right about eating eggs/dairy anymore. Thanks in advance, lovin your blog btw.

Hello :) Thank you so much ♥

Being vegan definitely doesn’t have to be expensive, at first will be, because we learn how and what to shop, we adventure ourselves into new kind of foods..most likely what makes going vegan expensive are the alternatives such as dairy and mock meats, but those aren’t mandatory, but are quite useful at the beginning. Here are some ideas on how to eat plant based on a budget, also in healthy-vegan-cooking​ I often post easy recipes with easy ingredients to get.

Good sources of protein are:

  • Tempeh -  41 g per cup
  • Lentils – 18 g per cup
  • Plain soymilk – 11 g per cup
  • Edamame – 20 g per cup
  • Seitan – 19 g per 3 ounces
  • Tofu – 20 g per 1/2 cup
  • Peas – 9 g per cup
  • Brown rice – 5 g per cup
  • White rice – 4 g per cup
  • Cooked broccoli – 4 g per cup
  • Sunflower seeds – 6 g per 1/4 cup
  • Quinoa – 9 g per cup
  • Cooked spinach – 5 g per cup
  • Avocado – 4 g per cup
  • Whole grain bread – 7 g in 2 slices
  • Black beans – 15 g per cup
  • Cashews – 5 g per 1/4 cup
  • Cooked semolina pasta – 8 g per cup
  • Chia seeds – 5 g per 2 tablespoons
  • Flax seeds – 4 g per 2 tablespoons
  • Bulgur – 5.5 g per cup
  • Peanut butter – 8 g per 2 tablespoons
  • Sunflower seed butter – 5.5 g per 2 tablespoons
  • Baked red potato – 3 g per cup

USDA Nutrition Database

And take a look at

RAW VEGAN BROWNIES + SWEET CHOC FILLING

MOUTHGASM 101

FOR THE BROWNIES:

  • 1 cup cashews (soaked for a few hours0
  • 1 cup soft dates, pitted 
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao (cocoa) powder
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil 
  • a pinch of  salt
  • 1 Tbsp Rice malt syrup 

FOR THE SWEET CHOC FILLING:

  • 1 cup dates
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao (cocoa) powder
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 3/4 – 1 cup water
  • 1/4 Avocado 

Directions:

1. Place all the Brownie ingredients into a food processor and blend together until all ingredients are well combined.

3. Place the dough into a small loaf pan/small cake pan, and press it down firmly using clean hands.

4. Place the pan into the freezer for a hour.After a hour cut the “cake” into small squares and Coat half of them with the recipe for Raw Choc filling, and spread it out evenly. Place The remaining squares on top of the squares with the choc filling ! Place those back in the freezer for a few minutes until the middle hardens. 

All done enjoy! Keep them in the freezer !! 

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anonymous asked:

Scratch that, don't care. Enjoy giving "the movement" a bad name by being yet another defensive, angry, misinformed animal rights blogger.

If people don’t go vegan is not because of me, is because they don’t want to. Even if I’m the nicest person I always get shit like this. 

"There are asshole vegans, of course there are. But even if every single vegan in the world were a complete asshole, if you were actually interested in helping animals and not exploiting them, you’d just do that. You’re using other people’s behavior as an excuse not to change your own. Vegans are never going to be “nice” enough for carnists because all of us, just with the words “I’m vegan”, remind you that whoops, you participate in the exploitation and murder of animals! And I guess that makes us assholes. We shouldn’t have to be “nice” for you to examine your own damn behavior." vegan-vulcan 

"You can be against animal cruelty and not be a vegan"

I’m so tired of this

How are you against animal cruelty when you pay for chicks to be tossed into grinders live?

How are you against animal cruelty when you pay for chickens to have their beaks cut so they don’t peck each other to death due to the stress of being crammed into a small space together?

How are you against animal cruelty when you pay for cows to be impregnated over and over until they don’t produce enough milk and are sent so slaughter?

How are you against animal cruelty when you pay for calves to be confined in a crate and killed young because they’re male and won’t help the dairy industry so they may as well be veal?

How are you against animal cruelty when you pay for pigs to be confined and slaughtered?

How are you against animal cruelty when you pay for fishing boats to kill tons and tons of wild sea creatures and toss them back into the ocean because catching them was an accident because they’re “just bycatch”

How are you against animal cruelty when you pay for makeup and shampoo that was tested by torturing mice, rabbits, and monkeys

How dare you? Honestly, how dare you shell out your money to torture and kill these animals and then claim to be against animal cruelty because you think bunnies are cute?