I’m so lazy when it comes to dinner so last night I decided to make something really different and oh my gosh, l did okay! I made a rice noodle salad (@whyoweyou inspired ofc) homemade lime chili sesame baked tofu and mango and avocado and uggh 👌🏻 plus lots of salad in there. It was magic, I didn’t realize I could actually cook decent food still 😂 the addition of @aussiemangoes was a great idea! This meal would be perfect to make in a massive batch (it was so easy to make, seriously) and share with family at Christmas time! You could even make these into rice paper rolls 👌🏻 so I filmed a recipe video of me making this and I should hopefully have it edited and up within the next week, and I’m gonna make a few other videos on vegan Christmas meal ideas involving mangoes bc let’s be real, mangoes are my life and it’s the season sooo why the heck not 😉💖👅 happy weekend friends, stay humble and compassionate 🌻

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[I]t is actually more expensive to be poor than not poor. If you can’t afford the first month’s rent and security deposit you need in order to rent an apartment, you may get stuck in an overpriced residential motel. If you don’t have a kitchen or even a refrigerator and microwave, you will find yourself falling back on convenience store food, which—in addition to its nutritional deficits—is also alarmingly overpriced. If you need a loan, as most poor people eventually do, you will end up paying an interest rate many times more than what a more affluent borrower would be charged. To be poor—especially with children to support and care for—is a perpetual high-wire act.

If you obsessively read ingredients lists, you might recognize some of these words. Ingredients, a new book by photographer Dwight Eschliman and writer Steve Ettlinger, seeks to demystify 75 common food additives, from acesulfame potassium to xanthan gum, by providing an easy-to-read encyclopedia of sorts on various food additives, their uses, and their history. 

Learn and see more of what makes up your favorite foods here.

Images of additives from Ingredients: A Visual Exploration of 75 Additives & 25 Food Products. Courtesy of Dwight Eschliman/Regan Arts            

We may eat a lot of food additives, but most consumers know very little about them. These often misunderstood substances go by unwieldy names like “diacetyl” or “azodicarbonamide.” They are in everything from salad dressings to Twinkies. But how many of us actually know what they look like or, more important, what they’re doing in our food?

Ingredients, a new book by photographer Dwight Eschliman and writer Steve Ettlinger, seeks to demystify 75 common food additives, from acesulfame potassium to xanthan gum, by providing an easy-to-read encyclopedia of sorts of various food additives, their uses and their history.

‘Ingredients’: An Eye-Opening Look At The Additives In Our Food

Photo: The ingredients found in Campbell’s Chunky Classic Chicken Noodle Soup. Credit: Dwight Eschliman/Regan Arts


May 28th 2016 3:38 PM // doing some additional mathematics past papers as I have both papers next week plus an economics mcq paper the following week and then I’ll be officially done with the IGCSE’s! Also thank you all vv much for 12K :D I am honestly super happy but too stressed to show it hehe

“[I]t is actually more expensive to be poor than not poor. If you can’t afford the first month’s rent and security deposit you need in order to rent an apartment, you may get stuck in an overpriced residential motel. If you don’t have a kitchen or even a refrigerator and microwave, you will find yourself falling back on convenience store food, which—in addition to its nutritional deficits—is also alarmingly overpriced. If you need a loan, as most poor people eventually do, you will end up paying an interest rate many times more than what a more affluent borrower would be charged. To be poor—especially with children to support and care for—is a perpetual high-wire act.” 

– It Is Expensive to Be Poor | The Atlantic 

i need help

im an autistic trans person who needs help

i have no food other than food that makes me go into sensory overload or food with milk in it which i’m allergic to

i live in an abusive home, i cant go outside or work or go to the store

please help me. i’ve seen posts like this so i made a gofundme

one dollar can get me food for a day

the only reason im aiming for ten dollars is that i need to buy sanitary products cause my mom refuses to buy them for me and i also need those in addition to food

ill be forever in debt to anyone who donates, even just a dollar


I’ve been around Dean way longer, in way closer spaces. Can’t help but have a few things that annoy me or whatever. Maybe if he just ate his food like a normal human being… or used his own computer for his weird porn sites…

“[I]t is actually more expensive to be poor than not poor. If you can’t afford the first month’s rent and security deposit you need in order to rent an apartment, you may get stuck in an overpriced residential motel. If you don’t have a kitchen or even a refrigerator and microwave, you will find yourself falling back on convenience store food, which—in addition to its nutritional deficits—is also alarmingly overpriced. If you need a loan, as most poor people eventually do, you will end up paying an interest rate many times more than what a more affluent borrower would be charged. To be poor—especially with children to support and care for—is a perpetual high-wire act.”

It Is Expensive to Be Poor | The Atlantic


Inventive and Colorful Food Art Created By Diego Cusano

Artist Diego Cusano creates unique illustrations brought to life with real food. Cusano’s creative food art explores little moments that turn quirky with the simple addition of food. His hand sketches are vintage themed, classically shaded with depth and the subject is striking. When the artist adds a food, such as mussel shells pried open, or a wrapped fish, the artwork turns from an alluring drawing into a fun, imaginative artwork with a touch of life.

Cusano’s sense of composition is undeniable - the way the artist incorporates the food to fit perfectly into the illustration shows the viewers the potential of objects that are otherwise taken for granted. The contrast of colors from the monochromatic plane to the three-dimensional food transforms the atmosphere- from a classic sketch into a retro-grade artwork with a certain amount of funk and zest. Find them in his Etsy shop.

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All Natural Fat Loss Programs

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Man Transforms Truck Into a Mobile Shower for the Homeless

A compassionate and good samaritan Jake Austin has been helping the homeless in St. Louis, Missouri for years. He began bringing shampoos, soaps and other hygiene related toiletries, in addition to food when he noticed they were missing from many volunteer groups. To give each person a safe place to use the shower he created a mobile shower called Shower to the People.

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Below are a few of the things that people new to veganism may not know about, but should. In transitioning to veganism, you don’t want to have the embarrassment of bringing something non-vegan to a vegan party or finding out there are milk products where you’d never hope they’d go. Below is information about vegan condoms and contraceptives, alcohol, sneaky food additives, tattoos, and online shopping suggestions.

* Not all condoms are vegan. Why? Many condoms contain casein (milk) as a coating component, and some condom companies use animal testing. Take the time to have cruelty-free, safe sex with these brands of vegan condoms and contraceptives, as well as vegan methods of birth control:

  • Glyde Condoms 
  • Sir Richard’s Condoms
  • RSFU Condoms
  • Unique Condoms
  • Durex Avanti, Real Feel, Fetherlite Ultra and Deluxe Condoms (only non-latex Durex condoms are vegan. Do not buy their latex condoms unless you want milk all over your penis and in your vagina. Which I’m pretty sure is a good description of “what vegan nightmares are made of”)
  • IUDs
  • Contragel alternative spermicide
  • Warning: There is a condom company called French Letter that claims to be “vegan” but their condoms are produced with casein. They don’t really know what vegan means and have no vegan certification.
  • The Birth Control Pill “Femulen” produced by Pfizer contains no animal products, as well as their injection “Depo-Provera”. Other animal free contraceptives are Bayer’s injection “Noristerat” and the “Evra” patch. 

The most effective vegan birth control method for those who do not wish to use condoms would probably be the Depo-shot. At least this way, you do not have to consume monthly pills with milk ingredients. There’s no reason to continue using non-vegan contraceptives if you have the option to switch, so think about it!

* Spray-on preservatives for fruits and vegetables may often contain shell fish and other non-vegan items. Try to buy organic as often as possible if this is an option for you. One of the biggest fruity offenders of this crime to watch out for is bananas. Buy organic bananas for your own sake, and for the sake of eliminating your support of non-organic foods and business which may employ pesticides or damaging agricultural practices. Organic farming fosters biodiversity, which is (arguably) good for our Earth. 

* You’re all set for your sexy vegan night in with your special someone. You brought the vegan condoms, he brought the bananas. It’s a party for two. Now all you have to do is crack open the bottle of wine and… wait. Shit. Is this vegan? 

  •  Brewmasters, winemakers, and distillers may include animal ingredients in their products directly, or they might use them in the processing and filtration. 
  • When making the product, dairy, honey, and other things (including, in one case, a whole chicken dropped in the tank) are ingredients in the final recipe. 
  • When filtering the drinks prior to bottling, companies can use things like isinglass (from fish bladder,) gelatin, egg whites, and sea shells, among other things.
  • Trust for all your boozy vegan needs.

* Even though I’m not someone who would get a tattoo any time soon, I feel sorry for vegans who do have tattoos and are constantly questioned and judged by non-vegans who don’t know much about the art of tattooing other than “Huh-duh, I heard tattoos aren’t vegan on the internet once. You’re a hypocrite!” Getting a vegan tattoo, free of cruelty, is becoming increasingly easier as supply rushes to catch up with demand. But you do have to do some research and ask your tattoo artists to supply you with vegan materials and inks if they don’t already come with it.

* As for some problems with vegan cheese containing casein (milk)

* Or vanilla/raspberry flavouring and extract supposedly containing beaver butt

  • Castoreum produced for food purposes does not exceed by far products such as vanillin for these flavourings. So while there’s a 1% chance that your vanilla extract has the anal glands of a beaver in it, there’s a 99% chance it doesn’t. If you can’t care to bet on those odds, call the company you buy from or visit their website. This is also primarily an issue for the United States. And Scandinavian alcohol. 

* If you’re having trouble navigating for vegan products in the real world, perhaps it’s time to seek out online sources of 100% vegan products:

Some other things that might surprise you in having to veganize them, or some things you may not have realized have vegan versions:

  • Vegan candles (not only do regular candles contain beeswax, but most beeswax based candles are not clean burning = not good for the air quality in your home)
  • Worcestershire sauce (typically contains anchovies) 
  • Marshmallows (typically contain gelatin: animal bones and ligaments. You don’t have to miss out on smores with these!)
  • Try not to buy anything specifically fortified with Omega-3 unless it comes from a vegan company or a product that specifically says vegan friendly on the packaging. It is frequently made with fish oil. This can be seen in Omega-3 orange juice, Omega-3 peanut butter, or similar products. Your safest bet for Omega-3s are from soy milk like So Good or Silk.
  • If you’re especially new to veganism, you may not know yet that there is a vegan alternative for just about anything (Google it! E.g. “vegan mac and cheese”, “vegan cheesecake”, “vegan sausage rolls”, “vegan deviled eggs”) meaning that vegan food choices are no more limited than omnivorous ones, and they may even open you up to trying new things. 

This landlady is fucking disgusting the ground floor smells like rotten food and vomit

In addition to mixing her antidepressants and antibiotics with a new bottle of wine every day, she eats whole steaks and fish dinners meant for four people then purges in the bathtub I’ve been fucking bathing in

I wouldn’t even care this much if her substance abuse wasn’t escalating her meltdowns and making her yell at us over god damn forks when the entire kitchen is covered in her trash and dirty dishes, and making us unsafe and our living unstable by telling people we’re here when she told us not to do that, and hiding a fucking CARBON MONOXIDE leak from us and our cats

This lady is freaking awful and I can’t fucking wait to get away from her

Please buy my art, we have one day to get the funds to move

Thanksgiving Pet Safety: 

Can Our Pets Eat Our Favorite Thanksgiving Foods?

Thanksgiving is at time for family, football and, of course, food. With a cornucopia of guests – and their kids – descending on your house, there will be lots of extra people trying to pass a tasty treat to your cat or dog. They may have the best of intentions, but “people food” isn’t always the best for your four-legged friend.

To keep things safe, read this list about which Turkey Day food favorites are safe for pets to eat and which ones may leave you cleaning up a mess.  

Going to someone’s house? Even if your pet is great with table scraps, it doesn’t mean that your relative’s cat can tolerate the same amount. Always check with the owner before you offer a pet any additional food.

In general, any newly introduced food can induce vomiting, and even diarrhea. When we switch an animal from one diet to another, we generally do it gradually over one to two weeks. So keep new foods minimal, especially if Fido and Kitty haven’t added them to their palette before.

For pets with health problems, their owners should always check with their veterinarians prior to changing their diets.


Verdict: A small amount is okay.

Most pets can gobble up small amounts of lean, light meat without a problem. Turkey skin and dark meat have more fat and may be too greasy for pets. A small amount of dark meat and skin is okay, but light meat is the preferred snack.

“I think most animals enjoy the ritual of receiving food, so small pieces given as treats is sufficient or small amounts mixed into their regular kibble or canned food is fine as well,” says Dr. Brian Collins, Lecturer, Community Practice Service at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Make sure anything you serve your pet is bone-free. “Avoid giving your dog or cat wings or drumsticks. The bones can get stuck between teeth, in the esophagus, and cause vomiting or get lodged in any part of the GI track,” warns Dr. Collins.

To keep things safe, carefully remove the meat from the bones. Even if you have a cat (who typically eat more carefully than dogs who usually “inhale” their food), you can still get into trouble with bones.

Turkey Gravy

Verdict: No

Recipes for turkey gravy often include turkey stock, pepper and seasonings; yummy for you, but too fatty for your pet.

Mashed Potatoes

Verdict: Depends how it’s prepared.

If the potatoes are plain and bland, with minimal fat and salt, mashed potatoes can be slipped under the table. But if you go all out like most people and add butter and heavy cream galore, it makes the potatoes less ideal for your pet – and your waistline. “Fatty foods can cause GI upset and pancreatitis, which can be life-threatening,” warns Dr. Collins.

And if you added onions, garlic, scallions, chives or leeks to the dish, you definitely can’t share them. All of these are toxic – maybe even fatal – to cats and dogs. So despite Mom and Dad saying to always try a little, when it comes to these foods, even a little bit is toxic to your pets.


Verdict: No

That “Who makes the best stuffing?” argument can finally be put to rest. Like mashed potatoes, if stuffing is bland and has very little fat, it could get a paw print stamp of approval. But who wants bland stuffing?

If the stuffing has more fat, butter and ingredients, it becomes less ideal for your pet. And don’t forget about those add-ins! Many stuffing recipes call for onions, garlic, scallions, chives and leeks too. Even the basic out of the box Stove Top Stuffing has onions in it. The best bet is to make a rule: No stuffing for pets.

Cranberry Sauce

Verdict: No

These days, a lot of cranberry sauces aren’t just the popular stuff we see come right out of the can. Nuts, raisins, sugar and even pineapple is added to many recipes. And as a result, this staple of Thanksgiving can’t be shared. “Macadamia nuts are the only nuts that are toxic to dogs,” warns Dr. Collins. And nuts add fat to the meal. Grapes and raisins are definitely to be avoided because they can cause kidney failure in dogs (and possibly in cats).

Most animals won’t eat cranberries that aren’t coated in extra sugar, so your pet can be saved from that lovely Ocean Spray color he’d have all over his face. “Sugar isn’t good for pets, and most cranberry sauces have sugar. It’s best to avoid giving this treat.” says Dr. Collins.

Green Bean Casserole

Verdict: Beans only.

Green beans are excellent snacks for dogs. But if you add the mushroom soup and the onions on top, you are asking for trouble.  If you want to give your pet a treat, make sure the bad-for-pets fried onions have been removed from the top layer. Rinse off the beans or set some aside before you add other ingredients, and your pets can enjoy.

Candied Sweet Potatoes/Yams

Verdict: No

Candied? Buttery? With brown sugar and marshmallows? Again, it’s best if your pet doesn’t indulge his sweet tooth.


Verdict: Loose corn is fine, but avoid corn on the cob.

Has your five-year-old been slipping his veggies to the dog? Don’t worry. As long as the corn is removed from the cob, that pile of veggies can quickly disappear under the table.

If it’s still on the cob though, let your little one (and any guests) know it’s not okay. “Dogs especially should not be given corn cobs because if swallowed, pieces can cause an obstruction,” says Dr. Collins. So rather than play fetch with the corn cob, watch until after dinner and find his favorite toy.

Homemade Rolls

Verdict: Small amounts are okay.

Rolls fall to the ground during the annual food fight and are nibbled up by your kitty? Never fear. As long as they don’t have a lot of butter on them, they are safe for your pets to enjoy.

Pecan Pie

Verdict: Not ideal.

It’s not the end of the world if your little niece happens to “drop” her pie under the table and the pets inhale it. But, it still has sugar in it – which it’s great for animals.

Apple Pie

Verdict: Not ideal.

The American dessert can be prepared a variety of different ways, but almost all of them include lots of sugar. It’s better for your cat and dog if they don’t enjoy apple pie.

Pumpkin Pie

Verdict: Not ideal.

Like pecan and apple pie, a very small piece won’t hurt your pet, but it’s not a good idea to offer pets anything with sugar.

The rule to follow: Humans get human desserts and pets get pet dessert. (Have the kids at your table repeat this.) A nice dog treat can be dessert for your pets. And if you really want Fido and Kitty to be included, you can find cookbooks on making homemade treats for dogsand cats.

If you are still afraid you won’t be able to resist your pet giving you “that look” (puppy eyes and all), hire a pet sitter for the day, or ask your animal-loving niece to be on guard duty. See if she will enjoy playing with the dog or cat after she’s done with her meal. It keeps your pet safe and her entertained.

And even though you may have finished your meal, it doesn’t mean your pet has called it quits. Pets will take food off the counter, out of the trash and even grab a piece of food that may have been tossed outside. “I have heard countless stories of the turkey carcass being taken out of the trash, or the turkey being taken off the counter,” says Dr. Collins. Make sure any leftovers are out of reach.

This holiday, remember to be thankful for not only your family, but also the pets in your life. And of course, for avoiding a trip to the veterinarian!  

To find more Thanksgiving safety tips, read these articles from the Animal Behavior Collegeand ASPCA.

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