Animal rights is the only issue I can think of where the dominant opinion remains almost unchanged after literally 80 years of it being on the agenda, and it’s the only issue I can think of where the majority of the left and right are in almost total agreement. The idea that animals deserve fundamental rights is entirely in keeping with left wing politics, yet animal rights activists are still reviled and aggressively opposed in equal measure by both the right and left. It is so disappointing to me that animal rights is the one area where progressives have failed to progress.
Part of the problem is that carnists genuinely see eating animals and animal abuse in two totally different categories. Taping a dogs mouth shut is cruel, but eating a baby cow is a-ok. Hoarding cats is cruel but gestation crates are no problem. Part of the struggle is breaking down that imaginary line between cruelty and “the circle of life”.
This might not look like much since you can’t really see the veggies under all that nutritional yeast 😅 but it seriously was the best dinner ever after our hike today! I sautéed onion, mushrooms, peppers, carrot and broccoli and seasoned them with oregano, thyme and tomato paste. We even mixed the last of our gluten-free pasta with the regular pasta because we wanted all of it. 😜 Delicious! I’m looking forward to a nice long sleep tonight. Hiking wears me out! 😴 I hope you have a good night (or day) my friends. 🤗 See you tomorrow. 💕
BALANCE💛🌿✨ for a while I completely forgot what that word meant, especially when it comes to food. From one extreme to the opposite, after completely avoiding carbohydrates of any kind for years, I went through a phase of severely limiting any fats and proteins (even the whole plant food versions). For a while I felt great, but in the long run it did neither my body nor my mind much good…
Now I’m all about finding that happy balance🙏🏼
Whole foods plant based diets will always be naturally low in fat and rich in complex carbohydrates, no need to cut out entire food groups to find your healthiest self.
And I can tell you now, I feel stronger, more free and so much more satisfied🤗 No matter what other people on social media or anywhere else preach, you always have to stay true to yourself by finding what works for YOU💫
P.S. This spicy lentil Dahl recipe is one of my favourites from my Ebook, the link is in my bio!
Breakfast today: cinnamon oatmeal, frozen raspberries, banana, Carrefour 52% dark chocolate, chia seeds and coconut flakes. 💗🍌🍫 We just got back from our hike. We took a cable car from Benalmádena up a mountain and then hiked back down to Torremolinos. 7.4 miles overall. It was a good hike especially since it’s a bit cooler today, only ~25 instead of 30ish. 🙃 Now I’m planning a pasta feast followed by watermelon. 😋 What are you up to today?
Why do ppl always talk about vegans funding quinoa forced labour on poc when we’re not even the top consumers of quinoa…why don’t ppl talk about poc forced to work in slaughterhouses, or poc being made to live in areas surrounded by hog farms with harmful pesticides, or indigenous homes being destroyed for cattle farming etc etc. People only care about poc affected by the food industry as long as it means they don’t have to stop eating meat, and can bash vegans in the process to look cool.
I stopped caring about being “that vegan” when i realized being vegan is probably the most peaceful way to protest for animal rights and it’s still met with overwhelming hostility. It doesn’t matter how nice of an activist you are cuz people don’t like being held accountable.