vegan pork

Jackfruit Pulled Pork 

1 (20 oz) can jackfruit in brine
1 tsp chili powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
½ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
pinch of garlic powder
1 tsp coconut oil
½ c BBQ sauce
½ c water

Drain and rinse jackfruit and remove any tough pieces (if you miss a few, it’s not a big deal). Pat dry and toss with all of the dry spices. In a large skillet, heat coconut oil over medium high heat and add jackfruit pieces to the hot pan to brown on each side. This takes about 2-5 minutes, just to get some coloring on each side. Next, mix the BBQ sauce with water to thin it out into a sauce and add to the pan of jackfruit. Lightly toss each piece to coat it in the sauce mixture and cover with a lid. Simmer over low heat for 20-30 minutes. After cooking, transfer the jackfruit and remaining sauce left in the pan to a bowl and shred with a fork. At this point, the jackfruit should look like pulled pork. Try to restrain yourself from eating all of it with a fork. Add more BBQ sauce to your liking and put on top of a lightly toasted sandwich roll. Top with coleslaw, jalapeños, or whatever toppings you’d like. Makes enough for 2 sandwiches.

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I’ve been eating these Simply Asia bowls a lot lately!! I never realized they were vegan and since my life has been all about convenience for the last few months, I decided to try them. I’ve tried a few different flavors but this Spicy Kung Pao is definitely my favorite; I like the added peanuts that come with them too. But in addition to trying these noodles I tried these Gardein porkless bites with the sweet and sour sauce. I was never a huge fan of pork pre-vegan but vegan ‘pork’ items always seem to delight me. They’re really good, especially with the noodles.

Imagine you come home to find a dead animal in your house. Most people would treat such a discovery with sadness and/or revulsion, because even if you don’t like animals, it’s still pretty gross to find a corpse in your house, and your first instinct would likely be to put the body outside, to bury or otherwise dispose of it.
So why do you not treat the dead animals in your fridge in the same way? Is it because they don’t look like dead cows, pigs, sheep and birds? Because they often come in neat little packages with dissociative names like ‘beef’ or 'pork’?
Make the connection.
Go vegan.

The words “Bacon’, ‘Beef’, and 'Pork’ are to speciecism what
'Nigger’ and "paki’ are to racism;
'Slut’ and 'bitch’ are to misogyny
'faggot’ and 'dyke’ are to homophobia:
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 Derogatory terms used by the oppressors to alienate the oppressed, making them harder to empathize with, and easier to disregard.

 In reality, they are pigs and cows: individuals whose flesh we eat

—  wi†ch ~ ramblings of a psychovegan

People frequently ask me if I would eat an animal if it died of natural causes or in an accident. I´ve always struggled to understand how this is even relevant. The animal flesh people buy does not come from freak accident or animals dying of old age. The majority of flesh people eat comes from systematic breeding, exploitation, and slaughter of animals.

A couple of days ago a truck transporting pigs to a slaughterhouse in Canada had an accident and 42 pigs died. The majority of the surviving pigs were limping and visibly injured as they were forced to march to their death. Some pigs were too injured to move very far. These pigs were lying in the grass for hours in pain. Activists were desperately attempting to reason with the slaughterhouse workers, police, and what looks like a bloody SWAT team. These compassionate people were begging to give water to injured pigs, to stroke and comfort them, provide medical attention, and to bring them to sanctuaries. The repeated pleas were constantly ignored. In the end this innocent pig was shot by the parking lot behind cardboard. Do you know what happened to the corpse? Her dead body was put in a bin. The flesh of the pigs that died in the accident and those whom were killed due to being too injured to walk to the gas chamber, was considered unsuitable for human consumption.