if you are looking to buy a lot of quinoa at a health food store

anonymous asked:

can you write something about kara/supergirl finding out about lena's favourite little things?

i combined two other prompts with this because i’m terrible and haven’t worked on prompts in months. anyway. sorry if it sucks

It’s during their second interview that Kara learns Lena has a terrible snacking habit.

Her massive desk has a well hidden drawer—one that Kara missed the first time she x-ray visioned the office, much to her chagrin—filled to the brim with energy bars, trail mixes, crackers, and expensive chocolates Kara’s never even heard of, maintained and supplied by the very perceptive Jess who is well aware of her boss’s unfortunate tendency to forget several meals in a row and insists on at least ensuring that the CEO subsists on snacks at the very minimum.

Kara spends the hour Jess has painstakingly fit into Lena’s schedule smiling as she watches Lena pull out a bag of trail mix, snacking through every question, chewing thoughtfully as she ponders how to respond to the inquiries into her family.

“Oh no,” she murmurs, after asking Kara to try the dried cranberries, informing her that they’re her favorite and that she wants Kara to try them too, “I don’t think my mother was working with Lex before. I think his going mad was what broke her. She was never quite shy about being obvious for her preference for Lex.” Lena stops, digs through the mix for a moment, searching for any chocolate—something Kara’s noticed is the first to go—and shakes her head. “Can we leave that off the record, Kara? I just…let’s talk about something else.”

And Kara nods, promises to leave out any mention of Lex and Lillian (focusing only on Lionel), and accepts the cranberries, trying hard not to blush at the smile Lena sends her way when she agrees it’s likely her favorite part of the trail mix as well.  

(From that day forward, Kara always checks the secret drawer, letting Jess know on the sly if Lena’s stores were running low—much to the assistant’s pleasant surprise.)

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MASTER POST v.2 INCLUDING FAQ

Continuing off my master post with tips on becoming/being vegan in this post I will include more queations I get asked daily

1. IM A VEGETARIAN, HOW DO I TRANSITION TO VEGAN?

- well if you are a vegetarian wanting to transition to vegan lucky for you, you are halfway there! its actually much easier to go vegan from vegetarian that just straight vegan (from my experience) by realizing that the dairy industry is just (if not worse) than the meat industry is a huge breakthrough moment for every transitioning vegetarian. making this transition I would definitely recommend staying educated- watching documentaries, reading articles, follow vegan accounts etc. start getting dairy alternatives like alternative milks, ice creams, cheeses, yogurts etc. buy/grow fresh foods for yourself your body mind and soul will thank you. I have a more in depth post here.

2. WHAT VEGAN CHEESE DO I USE?

-well I use a few different ones its all about trial and error. there are SO many vegan cheeses its best to try a lot of them and pick which ones you like the best. do you want more of a cheese spread? -I love chia cheeze it comes in a few flavors all bomb but its more of a cheese spread. want more of a cheese you can melt and is close to cow cheese? I like daiya cheese it comes in shreds or blocks and also a few different flavors. IT DOESNT really taste like cow cheese and it was kinda weird at first but hey give it a few tries before you totally eliminate it. daiya also has a really yummy cream cheese and so does Tofutti brand. and if you really wanna give it a go, try making your own vegan cheese at home. recipes can be found online but all you need is cashews and water and spices pretty much. I swear though once you STOP eating cheese you literally forget how much you liked it to begin with. cheese releases the same amount of endorphins in our brains as opiates. THE SAME AMOUNT OF ENDORPHINES AS OPIATES. you’ll come down from the cheese high & be ok without it I PROMISE you <3

3. I CANT GIVE UP DAIRY

-yes. yes you can actually give up dairy. just think of allll the amazing foods you will be gaining by replacing dairy with non dairy dupes. you gain soo much. it takes a little bit of willpower in the beginning but you CAN do it. you are the only person in your way. don’t deny yourself what you deserve. healthy whole foods. not puss infected bleached dairy products. + if you really knew how the dairy industry worked you would never wanna give them your dollar again

4. DO I USE CRUELTY FREE SKIN/BEAUTY PRODUCTS?

-YES! all my products (I think all of them) are cruelty free. this means no animals were use and lab test subjects in order for me to use the products. aaannnd the products I use are as follows;

-makeup: tarte, Anastasia Beverly hills, nyx, the body shop, urban decay, obsessive compulsive cosmetics

-body/skin: toms deodorant, toms unscented body wash, the body shop lotion and perfumes. luckily I was blessed with skin that doesn’t need a lot of maintenance besides occasional exfoliating so I don’t have an extensive list here but I have a lot of resources for finding cruelty free products here are some of my favorites here, here

5. FEMININE HYGIENE

-females have the amazing ability to grow a child inside of them, except when we don’t we are to shed the uterine lining for the next month of possibility. its natural and very much necessary for your bodies to bleed out these expired old dead cells. and luckily for us that’s one more way for us to learn how our bodies are functioning and if they are properly. if you use tampons though there is now another thing you must consider, the ingredients of your tampons. the average tampon contains cotton (the number 1 GMO product) aka roundup infused basically, also contain dioxins and other chemicals and by choosing organic tampons, you protect your sacred energy center from harmful chemicals that would otherwise be directly absorbed by the internal organ and tissues. however many women would also recommend using a menstrual cup. these are reusable you just insert it into you how you would a tampon(somewhat like that) and it suctions to your inside! and you are able to bleed freely and this cup collects it. me personally due to my really short light periods I don’t use these I use about 1-4 tampons per period cycle. my cycle is about 1-3 days. and the tampon brand I use is called azalea. also if you use plastic applicators I would switch to cardboard. its the small changes we can easily make to eliminate our waste (especially plastic waste)

6. STAPLE ITEMS FOR VEGETARIANS/VEGANS AND DO I TAKE SUPPLEMENTS

-staple items: rice, beans, quinoa, potatoes, *fresh* fruits and veggies (if your food goes bad before you can eat it try looking up different methods to store different foods) some frozen fruit and veggies (for quickness and smoothies) lettuce, kale, unsweetened milk of ur choice, pasta nutritional yeast(adds cheesy flavor +amazing health benefits)! <3 you can make so many meals just from these STAPLE items. I do not take any supplements, although it probably would be good for me but I don’t feel as if im lacking anything that I don’t already get from the food I eat. so I don’t really have any recommendations here except maybe a b-12 supplement because we all could use more vitamin b-12 in our lives.

7. I WANT TO GO VEGAN BUT IM THE ONLY ONE IN MY FAMILY/MY FAMILY DOESNT APPROVE

-when youre young it can be hard to tell your parents you want to live a different lifestyle than the one they have imposed on you based of what THEY THINK is whats best for you. that can be a really touchy subject. growing up my dad would go hunting, bring back an elk skin it all that in our garage and as I child I just remember seeing a dead animal hanging with blood everywhere then next thing eating it in meatloaf.. my family thought this was right for us and i’ll always be thankful they did their best for me however it came to a point where as a child I knew I could be doing something better. I asked them many times if I could go vegetarian before they actually alowed it. I was accused of having an eating disorder and made fun of by all my family and friends for being so different. just know you are the only one who can ultimately choose what you put in your body. by staying educated you will be able to face people telling you your wring with a string armor of facts and intelligence. offer to try a new recipe you like - use this as a time to bring your family together and cook and laugh and enjoy each others company. if your parents/ friends and other family still isn’t budging ask if they wouldn’t mind making you a separate meal to eat and if still no support than politely ask of them to support you because this is a lifestyle that interests you and that you will continue to fight for your health and the animals well being. it can be tough standing up to parents and peers but you literally have to stand up for yourself and your beliefs. when people sense passions and emotion they’ve gotta respect that atleast. don’t ever give up because a lot of those same people that made it hard for me later on decided to be vegan! huh imagine that!

8. DO I FOLLOW ANY CERTAIN DIET? RAWTILL4 HC/LF ETC?

-not reallllly I wanna say I try to do hc/lf but I still eat fatty fooods and I try to eat as araw as possible in general but I just go with the flow and don’t stick to a certain way more than another.

9. I CANT AFFORD TO BE VEGAN

-the most inexpensive food is vegan; pasta, quinoa, rice, beans, frozen fruit, frozen veggies. nutritional yeast is also cheap AF and milk alternatives are maybe a dollar or two more than cow milk. all vegan, all cheap.

10. WHERE DO I SHOP FOR FOOD

-I always as often as possible get my produce from local farmers markets. SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS. if I cant make it one week i’ll go to whole foods or another health food store. really any grocery store has lots of options for you, also consider thinking about growing your own foods.

11. I COULD NEVER BE VEGAN

-to say you could never do something eliminates any room for self- growth. to limit oneself is to limit any room for growth. being vegan is more than just the food we eat; its the clothes we wear, beauty products, household cleaners, pharmaceuticals, entertainment, pets, its EVERYTHING! if you cant replace what you eat, replace the other products you buy and the entertainment you partake in. animals need our voice in all areas of life <3

Eat for half a week on one pot, the healthy, easy, and cheap way

This is what I basically ate all last week because my entire remaining monthly budget went to my dog and I did not have any energy to cook because hey, new dog. If you are looking for ways to stretch your food, eat decently healthy but cheap, and hate cooking, THIS IS THE MEAL FOR YOU.

INGREDIENTS: 

*a bag of pasta (I use gluten free from TJ’s, the rice and quinoa blend is $2.99/bag in LA, the just rice pasta is $1.99)

*A pre-roasted chicken (grab this on whatever day it’s on sale at your local grocery store) this is enough protein for a single person for at least 4 days.

*a good sized bag of frozen peas and carrots (or your favorite frozen veggie blend, I can’t eat broccoli in quantities which is limiting)

*Some olive oil (I use about 2 tablespoons)

*Vinegar of your choice (I use whatever we have in the pantry, a rotation of - apple cider, balsamic, or pomegranate wine) - about a tablespoon

*Salt & Pepper

*SPICES - (You can either add this at the time you make it, OR every time you eat it for variety. Use what you GOT, and if you don’t have anything, buy a bulk thing of dried Italian blend next time you go to the store, IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE. I’m also super fond of Mrs. Dash Table Blend, it’s my fave, so next time it’s on sale or you get a coupon, check that out). 

*Parmesan Cheese (OPTIONAL, leave out for vegan, dairy free, or price reduction)

SPECIAL DIETS OR TO REDUCE THE COST:

GLUTEN FREE if you use GF pasta like I do (seriously, TJ’s is GOOD. Also, costco sells GF pasta in bulk for a great price if you somehow managed to get into a membership)

VEGAN OPTION: When I’m cutting down on meat, or just have been eating too much chicken and need a break, I throw 2 cans of kidney beans or black beans instead (or a can of each together). Add an extra dump of spices to liven it up. Omit the cheese or use vegan cheese and voila, VEGAN.

I CAN’T AFFORD A CHICKEN - a can of tuna and a can of beans work just as well here and is less than half the price of a roast chicken. I’ve been there, BB, I’ve been there. 

BUT I AM SO SICK OF PASTA - RICE IS YOUR FRIEND: Boil the veggies on their own and make a pot of rice. Everything else stays the same. This is also cheaper. Want to be healthier than white rice? Use brown. But you said this was easy and brown rice takes 45 minutes! Well, you can get brown rice that takes 15 minutes at Trader Joe’s. BEST FIND EVER.

INSTRUCTIONS (TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes including water boiling time)

1) Get a big pot (you need to fit a bag of frozen veggies and a bag of pasta in it, so your biggest pot babe, your biggest pot. Alternately, just use a half bag of each and a medium sized pot, but you’ll have to cook again sooner) and fill it half way up with water. Get that boiling. Pro-tip: boiling with the lid on makes it boil faster! 

2) Add your bag of pasta and your bag of frozen veggies into the pot, dump that all in. Add a dash of salt and a dash of oil tot he mix. Boil this uncovered for 7-8 minutes. 

3) Take out your roast chicken and start tearing it into pieces. Just take the whole thing and tear it up. Discard the skin if you are trying to be low fat. VEGGIE OPTION: rinse your canned beans in a strainer. TUNA OPTION: Rinse your beans and drain your tuna.

4) When your pasta/veggie timer dings, dump that pot into a strainer. Add the chicken (or beans or tuna and beans, what have you) into the empty pot and dump the strained pasta and veggies on top (this warms up the new ingredients for you). 

5) Add two teaspoons of olive oil, add a tablespoon of vinegar (this is too taste, play around to your preference), add 3 pinches of salt and 3 pinches of pepper.

6) Toss in some SPICES. If you need to follow a recipe, I’d recommend a tablespoon of Italian spice mix but that’s a lot. Also, a dash of cinnamon will cozy it up. A dash of ginger will give it a nice bite. People who can handle red pepper flakes can add those too. I usually add extra rosemary or basil.

7) Add the cheese if you want it! I like the extra flavor.

8) Turn the burner back on for 45 seconds to a minute and STIR STIR STIR!

9) Serve yourself a bowl. Tupperware the rest. Eat today, and eat for the next 3 days. 

EXTRA HEALTHY BOOST: If you have an additional $2 grab some fresh spinach or kale (YAY FRESH FOOD) - toss a handful or too into the pot when you toss your protein source in, before you dump the pasta and veggies back on top of it. This will wilt the greens but not cook them. This adds an extra health boost to this meal! I didn’t include it because it ups the cost, but since I mention TJ’s a lot, you can get a bag of spinach or power greens mix for $1.99)

[mindful eats] detox + high vibrational foods

Do you notice how certain foods leave you with specific feelings, not only in your body but in your mind? Being mindful of how the foods we eat make our body is something that we all are to different degrees but it also affects our mind too. Eating clean isn’t just for shedding body weight but it’s also about keeping your mind clear and light.

If you look at food in terms of energetic content, because, like everything else food carries vibrations, high or low, that can leave us either sluggish, heavy and down or bright and full of vitality. When we eat food closest to nature we feel more aware of ourselves, what we like and dislike and connected to the highest, purest version of ourselves and likewise processed food can leave us feeling the complete opposite.

Above we have: red grapes, sweet potato, plantain, strawberries, mushrooms, peppers, avocado, mango, pears, kale, banana and grapefruit. 

I already don’t eat meats or dairy, so no butter, animal milk or cream (halloumi cheese and a good old cheesy pizza is still my weakness!) and my current food choices are high vibrational foods only,similar to the winter solstice detox.

no pasta or bread - only whole grain if i do.

no white sugar, flour or rice  - they’re so addictive, it’s not good. veggie crisps will do the job though

no cheese whatsoever! the cheezley brand here doesn’t do the job but im looking forward to trying daiya soon.

mostly brown rice, beans, peas, lentils, legumes, quinoa, cous cous, sweet potato, plantain, pumpkin.

lots of hummus and guac - i’m not into dairy free spreads.

daily fresh fruit, juices and smoothies, lots of water and tea.

lots of berries, dark chocolate and cooked greens.

wild caught salmon cos i don’t wanna take b12 and oily fish is good with me, yoghurt w/ probiotics.

more red and orange food to help to balance my lower chakras. 

blessing every food that passes my lips too.

I love the page Awakened Vibrations who did a great post on high vibrational foods that i’ve pasted below - 

1. Dark Leafy Greens.

This meals kale, arugula, spinach, Swiss chard, bok choy, and mustard greens, etc. These babies are so vibrant because of the energy they soak up directly from the sun in their production of chlorophyll. As a rule, any bright or dark colored vegetable or fruit is packed with nutrition, and good vibration. Pick any one of these to toss in a salad or sauté with a little salt and raw apple cider vinegar.

2. Green Juice.

This is the perfect way to get those dark leafy greens. Throw them in the juicer and out comes an easy to drink, easy to digest, immediately absorbed energy source. This, above all else is my favorite way to raise my energy and awareness through food. When I feel stuck, lost, or uninspired, I make one of these bad boys and seriously feel better within seconds after my first gulp. You’d be surprised at how delicious, and satisfying a green juice can be. To get started, look here for juice recipes and photos.

3. Fermented Foods.

This food is ALIVE. It is roaming with beneficial probiotic flora, just waiting to join our gut ecosystem. This is what we want! There is literally so much action here, and it affects us accordingly! Living foods lighten and brighten us, leaving us feeling A-ok. Raw sauerkraut, kimchi, rejuvelac, and kombucha are all great examples.

4. Sprouts and any Raw and Living Foods.

I’m talking raw nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables, good for obvious reasons. These have not been processed or degraded in any way and are vitamin and mineral goldmines. Sprouts, too! Sprouting is easy, and it improves the digestibility, nutrition, and liveliness of any nut, legume or seed! If you don’t know how, here are some easy directions. Add sprouts to any salad, or snack on them for high vibe goodness!

5. Medicinal Mushrooms.

Chaga and Reishi are the big ones here. All edible mushrooms boost your immune system and have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory benefits. And the subtle creation of these fascinating plants is enough to see its vibrational qualities. Just LOOK at them, they’re truly beautiful, and so fascinating. These two medicinals are at the top of the list, for these properties, and so much more. It’s worth looking into, and getting your hands on some. I drink tea extracted from Chaga each and every morning, and enjoy Reishi tincture each day as well.

6. Clean and Pure Water.

Reverse osmosis or freshly collected spring water are the best choices. These waters are pure, and immediately sucked up and circulated. Our organs need to be hydrated to function properly, and we need it to think clearly. Our bodies are over 50% water, so this is worth paying attention to. These waters are best because they are free from the chemical waste products and pharmaceuticals that are lingering in our water systems. This includes the worst offender of all, especially for spiritual and creative growth…FLOURIDE. This is a controversial subject for most, but whether or not you choose to brush your teeth with the stuff, I think we can all agree we don’t want to drink it. So go with the clean stuff.

If these high quality waters aren’t available to you, filtering your water is definitely better than drinking straight from the tap. Avoid buying bottled water as the plastic is leached into the water. There are some high quality water filters, that don’t include reverse osmosis, but still filter out fluoride.

7. Superfruits and Berries.

Goji berries, golden berries, gooseberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, you name it. These colorful treats vibrate at a high frequency and during the summer months we are blessed with most of these, fresh and easy.

8. Raw Chocolate.

Raw cacao nibs are the natural, unprocessed form of the cacao bean, and you can find them at any health food store. This is one of the most antioxidant rich foods on the earth. And only heat can destroy this miracle food, so it’s best to eat this one raw. Cacao nibs are good added to salads, trail mix, or just on their own for a bitter and sweet energy surge. Chocolate is also high in phenylethylamines, also known as the love chemical, which makes us feel so blissful and full of passion… like we are in love! If that’s not high energy I don’t know what is!

9. Bless your Food.

Think positive thoughts, and pour your own energy into what you are eating. Feel truly thankful and in love with what you are about to consume (and make a part of you)! I love to place my hands directly above each meal before I eat it as a physical gesture of mindfulness, forcing me to slow down, appreciate and be thankful before I take my first bite. I don’t remember who introduced me to this idea but it is truly so powerful, and I have been doing this for each meal ever since.

10. Buy organic.

Not only does the lack of pesticides raise the vibe of anything, but the way the food is planted, handled and cared for also plays a huge role. This is why local AND organic is the best combination ever, aside from wild grown and foraged foods.

And this is only the beginning! Our planet is filled with opening, refreshing, enlivening and empowering foods. There are so many more!

anonymous asked:

Hi I'm sorry if you've been asked this before, but I'm thinking of going vegan and don't know how to start at all. Do you have any tips on how to start?

This is like a combination of all tips I have provided! I hope this can help:

Tips:

  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Be clear about why you’re becoming a vegan.
  • Don’t be hard on yourself.
  • Exercise.
  • Understand the health benefits.
  • Don’t deprive yourself.
  • Investigate the science behind nutrition, food and health.
  • Ask questions.
  • Make time to cook. 
  • And take a look at the Vegan Starter Kit too! :)

Animal Rights Videos:

Health and Food Videos:

Commit - Making any drastic shifts in our lives requires a lot of support and a huge commitment to stay on track. Review the reasons, why do you want to change?

Experiment - Try all the vegan types on for size. See what happens if you eat more fruit, what happens if you cut out meat. Only you will know what works. Take notes and keep a food diary during your transition process.

Eat Your Greens - Dark green leafy vegetables are, calorie for calorie, perhaps the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. They help to regulate blood sugar, break down fats, and cleanse the blood. You can’t get enough greens so try to pack them in at every meal. From salads to smoothies there’s always room to add a little  kale, spinach, collards, chard, or mustard greens.

Eat Ancestral foods - When eating a vegan diet, and any health supportive diet for that matter, it is important to source foods that our ancestors ate. Ancient grains like quinoa, kamut, millet, brown rice have been used for ages. Greens, fruits, nuts, beans, seeds, high quality oils, these have been used in many cultures for their flavor and amazing impact out our health. Reconnect with your roots through food and you’re sure to have a satisfying experience.

Read everything - Labels, literature, recipes, everything. Visit websites. Learn all you can about what’s happening with our food from the issues of factory farming, to genetically modified foods, from food access to food justice. Read and make your own informed choices about what to eat.

  • Go at your own pace
  • Think of it as an evolution: Relax and learn to love to cook, explore new cuisines, and be adventurous with food. Most importantly, be easy on yourself. Don’t view a vegan lifestyle as the finish line, but as an evolving process of conscious eating.
  • If you want, start quietly: Don’t announce what you are doing; focus on yourself and being conscious of your surroundings, body, and food addictions first.
  • Find a vegan support group: Tumblr offers a lot of vegan blogs and lovely people.
  • Don’t worry about getting enough protein: rich sources of concentrated protein include beans, soy products like tofu and seitan, quinoa, nuts, and hemp seeds.
  • Focus on vegetables (and fruits): Many who claim to be vegetarian or vegan are really starch-atarians filling meat voids with pasta, fries, bread. Try to eat more healthy, whole foods to give your body the vital nutrients and antioxidants it needs.
  • Going vegan doesn’t mean deprivation.
  • Rethink how you shop for food: Many staples of a vegan diet like grains, beans, and nuts are cheap, and they usually store well if you buy them in bulk.
  • Try more ethnic foods: Asian cuisines have tantalizing plant-based options originating from the spread of Buddhism. Italian pastas; Ethiopian lentil stews; satisfying and spicy Indian curries; and Mexican veggie tacos, fajitas or burritos (“just hold the cheese”)
  • Experiment with new favorite foods: Vegan versions of your beloved recipes will inevitably have different tastes and textures from what you are used to. Instead try to incorporate similar flavors in new dishes.
  • Get resourceful.
  • Enjoy the transition and don’t make it feel like a punishment or deprivation of food. 
  • I always recommend trying to get rid of dairy first: Is the most difficult one since you’re addicted to it due to casomorphines. 

Set your goals. Realistic goals. Go at your own phase, if you fall get up again. Only you have the power to change. ♥

PD: Documentaries marked with (*) are graphic. 

passionateloveaffection  asked:

So I've been looking at your blog and other blogs I love animals and I wanna be a vet. So I'm thinking of becoming a vegan, but I don't know were to start what to eat and what not to eat. Do you think you can help me? Give some tips or something (:<3

Hi there! This is really great! I’m glad you made the decision ♥ Here are some tips for starters, is like a compilation of all tips I have provided, I hope it helps :)

The most important thing for you is knowing and understanding what is a plant based diet and how it works. I started by watching a lot of documentaries, the more I watched the more I wanted to learn. Here are some useful resources that you may want to give a try:

Tips:

  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Be clear about why you’re becoming a vegan.
  • Don’t be hard on yourself.
  • Exercise.
  • Understand the health benefits.
  • Don’t deprive yourself.
  • Investigate the science behind nutrition, food and health.
  • Ask questions.
  • Make time to cook.
  • You will not find changes instantly, so have patience and stay calm.
  • Make self-denial a habit and not just a trend. If you intend to truly change yourself, you must make these steps a constant guide for the rest of your life. Even though you may feel righteous for sharing your lunch or doing your homework for a week, if you lapse back into your bad habits, all of your hard work has been in vain.
  • Write down what you want to achieve, for each day of the week chose a point to focus on, practicing self-control in baby steps is less overwhelming and you are more likely to stick to your changes.
  • Don’t forget to sleep well. It will keep you healthy and mentally fit, as well as giving you a break from the stress of thinking about your behavior.
  • Forgive yourself when you slip up. Humans are not perfect. Every moment is a new opportunity to start again.
  • Do not procrastinate or else it will become harder to stick to your new routine.
  • Understand that you function based on incentives and reasons. Make sure you understand to give yourself rewards and recognize the logic behind whatever it is you are doing.
  • Go at your own pace
  • Think of it as an evolution: Relax and learn to love to cook, explore new cuisines, and be adventurous with food. Most importantly, be easy on yourself. Don’t view a vegan lifestyle as the finish line, but as an evolving process of conscious eating.
  • If you want, start quietly: Don’t announce what you are doing; focus on yourself and being conscious of your surroundings, body, and food addictions first.
  • Find a vegan support group: Tumblr offers a lot of vegan blogs and lovely people.
  • Don’t worry about getting enough protein: rich sources of concentrated protein include beans, soy products like tofu and seitan, quinoa, nuts, and hemp seeds.
  • Focus on vegetables (and fruits): Many who claim to be vegetarian or vegan are really starch-atarians filling meat voids with pasta, fries, bread. Try to eat more healthy, whole foods to give your body the vital nutrients and antioxidants it needs.
  • Going vegan doesn’t mean deprivation.
  • Rethink how you shop for food: Many staples of a vegan diet like grains, beans, and nuts are cheap, and they usually store well if you buy them in bulk.
  • Try more ethnic foods: Asian cuisines have tantalizing plant-based options originating from the spread of Buddhism. Italian pastas; Ethiopian lentil stews; satisfying and spicy Indian curries; and Mexican veggie tacos, fajitas or burritos (“just hold the cheese”)
  • Experiment with new favorite foods: Vegan versions of your beloved recipes will inevitably have different tastes and textures from what you are used to. Instead try to incorporate similar flavors in new dishes.
  • Get resourceful.
  • Enjoy the transition and don’t make it feel like a punishment or deprivation of food.
  • I always recommend trying to get rid of dairy first: Is the most difficult one since you’re addicted to it due to casomorphines.

Animal Rights Videos:

Health and Food Videos:

* The documentaries marked with the * are graphic.