Eventually I realized that all animals, including humans, exist for their own reasons, with their own interests. This was a profound revelation for me because that nagging little voice in the back of my mind had always, since childhood, told me that I wasn’t living to my full, authentic potential, that there was something inherently wrong. All my life I had observed the community that existed in a cow herd, how they grieved for a dead calf or herd mate that had been shot by a deer hunter. I had witnessed the joy a cow experiences when she is let out into a fresh new pasture or calves running and kicking up their heels with each other in the field. I now knew for certain that regardless of the rationalizations I had created, when I killed an animal and saw that light leave their eyes, by extinguishing that divine spark, I had broken a sacred trust.
Harold Brown. Former Beef Farmer and founder of FarmKind.
So I’m looking to lose a crap ton of weight before I start school again in the fall, (since I didn’t meet my goal last year 😭) around 70-80 lbs, and I’m just going to post a few things on here to hold myself accountable. I downloaded the Noom app last night to help me. I’ve also been vegan for the past four months, and no I’m not just doing that for the weight loss, that’s a permanent lifestyle change.
- 1200 calories a day (what noom suggested)
- Aim for one protein shake every day
- Water, green tea, peppermint tea, and white tea throughout the day (don’t drink away your calories)
- Lemon water upon waking and Lavender tea before bed
- At least 30g of fiber everyday
- Don’t skip breakfast!
- Eat fruits and vegetables that have a higher water content
- No white carbs
- Gravitate towards spicy and savory snacks rather than sweets (tend to have less calories)
- Cut back on caffeine
- Workout 5-6 days a week
Time to get this body snatched y'all! 😜
And for all my plus size sugar babies, don’t be disappointed about not being able to find arrangements as fast as others, there are PLENTY of men who like to have a little something to grab onto 😘
Homemade vegan spicy ramen miso soup! I used genmai (brown rice) miso pasta, tamari marinated mushrooms, cabbage, carrots, kale, green onion, broccoli, brown rice ramen noodles, sriracha, and sesame seeds. So good, so simple, so easy to make! Took like 10 minutes to wash and cut the veggies, and only 3 minutes to cook the ramen, and then you just throw em all together! Boom, done
Here’s the original recipe:
It’s vegan, it’s oil free, it’s made from scratch, and the hardest part is chopping or perhaps find those spices from the pantry.
1 Onions, a nob of ginger, 1 head of broccoli, 1 capsicum, 1 stalk of celery, 1 zucchini, half a red chilly, a handful of split red lentils, and 8 pieces of sun-dried tomatoes or fresh ones are even better. Spices are just lots of cumin powder, a teaspoon of garam masala and a couple pinches of sumac if you have any. Cover with water or vegetable stock and boil until the lentils are softened and the curry has thickened. Salt, pepper, and sugar to your liking. Serve with coriander and lemon juice to brighten the flavours.
Add more water to make into a soup or let it boil down to serve with brown rice. Enjoy!
Recipe time! I don’t normally post recipes but this meal was epic. I got the idea from a recipe I saw for a (non-vegan) breakfast pizza but decided to take the concept and do my own thing, essentially I made a vegan breakfast casserole and it’s great!
Things I used: -Hash browns -Lightlife Smart Bacon -Lightlife Gimme Lean Sausage -Daiya Cheddar Cheese -Tofu -Nutritional Yeast -Red & Green peppers -Onion -Seasonings for tofu (I used salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, basil, & cayenne pepper - but season your tofu how you want) -Oil of some kind, I used vegetable oil.
What I did: First, I preheated the oven to 450 and got a nice casserole dish and sprayed it with some non-stick spray (this will come in handy - the way I cooked this dish.) I lined the dish with hash browns, appr. 8 of them. On 2 a separate baking sheets I put the bacon on one and cut the sausage into patties and put them on the other, utilizing the non-stick spray especially for the sausage. After letting the oven heat I put all 3 in the oven and let them cook until brown (The bacon will cook the fastest, followed by the sausage, then the hash browns, so keep a close eye on them.)Keep in mind the hash browns should be all the way done after this step!
In the meantime while they were baking I made a tofu scramble on the stove top. I drained and pressed the tofu, getting as much water out as possible. I added 4 tablespoons of oil to a pan and put it on high. Once the oil was hot I added the tofu, peppers, and onions, and let them cook, stirring often so the tofu wouldn’t stick. Adjust the heat when necessary. I then sprinkled in the nutritional yeast, I used a lot but that’s just me. While the scramble is cooking add seasonings to taste. Stir often until nice and hot!
Once everything was done, I cut up the sausage into little chunks and broke the bacon down into smaller bits. Next, I layered everything on top of the bed of hash browns, I kept the bacon in mind, not wanting it to over cook or burn so I tried to keep it more to the bottom where it wouldn’t get any direct heat. After adding all the cooked stuff I put a nice thick layer of daiya on top.
I popped it back in the oven for another 20 minutes or so and it was ready to go!Enjoy!
I’ve been a real jerk about my body lately and idk why?? Like all it does it love me? Take me where I need to go and respond to pain fairly accurately and provide warmth and necessary mobility? Like maybe I should stop being a fucktard and just be happy smh. 🙃