To people who adopt a "vegan diet" to lose weight.
Stop. Right. There.
Not only is it kinda sad that the only reason you want to go veg is selfish, but you are hurting our movement.
Veganism is not a diet. I’m glad you are currently refraining from animal products, of course, we need to prevent as much cruelty as we can, but do not tell people you are a vegan.
Veganism encompasses so much more than what you eat and clearly, if you do not care about any of that, you don’t fit the description.
What you are looking to say is you are on “a whole foods, plant-based diet.”
You’re part of the reason people think our lifestyles are temporary phases.
Do not trivialize our activism with your weight loss tactics. Considering veganism doesn’t always guarantee weight loss, it’s pointless to say anyway.
This has been a PSA from the Vegan Police.
A MESSAGE TO VEGANS!
Hey! You’re a vegan? Awesome!
You care about the environment and animals? That’s great!
So do I!
Even though I will gratefully eat whatever food I am given, That doesn’t dictate or have anything at all to do with my views/interests/compassion for living beings!
And really, if I had the money and the independence from my parents, I might be a vegetarian. But even if I wasn’t:
It isn’t your place to tell me what to do.
It’s my right to eat what I want to, just like it’s my right to believe in whatever religion I want to, or abort my baby if I want to, or love who I want to!
I am a human being, a living being.
What I eat has nothing to do with the kind of person I am.
My diet doesn’t dictate my personality.
What I put into my mouth doesn’t give you a right to judge me.
Whether it’s a pear, a penis, or a pepperoni pizza.
It’s my business, not yours, and not anybody elses’ either .
Thank you for reading this.
“When I eat with one of my carnivore friends, I usually find myself helplessly distracted by their food. I stare at it on the plate: ham on a pizza, chicken in a salad. And then I watch it disappearing into their mouths. Normally, I have to pull myself back into the conversation.
I stare because I’m fascinated by the fact that these intelligent, thinking people actually eat the flesh of dead animals. This seems to be the point at which their ethics vanish. They recycle, eschew the use of cars, buy fair-trade coffee and bananas, use environmentally friendly detergent. But when it comes to the moral and environmental issue of meat consumption, their desire for food they enjoy the taste of, the sensual pleasure it gives them, overrides any ethical considerations.”
- Quote from “What I’m really thinking”; The Guardian Online.
Chickpea, Coconut, and Cashew Curry
- For The Spice Mix:
- 1 1/2 teaspoons whole cumin seeds, toasted
- 1 1/2 teaspoons coriander seeds, toasted
- 1 whole star anise, toasted
- 2 cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns, toasted
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 1 blade mace
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 black or green cardamom pod
- For the Curry:
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, butter, or ghee
- 1 small onion, finely minced (about 1 cup)
- 4 cloves garlic, grated on the medium holes of a box grater
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated on the medium holes of a box grater
- 1 small red or green chili, finely chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup cashew nuts
- 1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk
- 2 (14-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 bunch (about 3 ounces) flat spinach leaves, trimmed, rinsed, and roughly chopped
- Kosher salt
- 1/4 cup fresh juice from 3 to 4 limes
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems, coarsely chopped
- RECIPE HERE
I’m going to become a Vegan, not for the animal rights and such more for the health benefits, i don’t know how strict I will be, but I’m going to try. Hopefully ill loose some weight, considering I lost 20lbs over summer n gained back 15….damn. I need to get rid of that again and hopefully more! Plus this will force me to really look at what im eating and be more conscious. If anyone has any good recipes that be cool :)