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Life-Changing Coconut Bacon With Just 4 Ingredients

This mouthwatering bacon recipe is everything you want: salty, smoky, crispy, and totally vegan!

Makes 2 ½ cups

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons tamari
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon maple syrup
3 cups unsweetened large-flake coconut

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Whisk the tamari, liquid smoke, water, and maple syrup together in a large bowl. Stir in the coconut and mix well to ensure that the flakes are evenly coated.

Spread the coconut in an even layer on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 10 minutes, and then stir. Bake another 8 minutes, keeping a very close eye on the coconut in the last few minutes. The coconut will go from almost done to completely burned very quickly. Remove from the oven when the coconut flakes on the outer edges of the pan are becoming a deep, dark brown, but not black.

Place the baking sheet on a cooling rack. The coconut will continue to crisp as it cools. Coconut bacon will keep 1 to 2 weeks in an airtight plastic container, but will become less crisp the longer you store it.


Big thanks to the folks behind Baconish, a brand-new, totally vegan bacon cookbook, for being kind enough to share this amazing recipe. Get your copy here.

(From Baconish © 2016 by Leinana Two Moons. Used with permission from Vegan Heritage Press.)

*Photo by Anthony and Leinana Two Moons

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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.

Pulled Jackfruit “Pork” Tacos

Makes 4 tacos

2 tsp avocado oil, to pan-fry

1 tsp liquid smoke
1 packet taco seasoning (32g)
1 can young jackfruit, drained & rinsed (approx. 1 ¾ cups)
salt, to taste

4 taco shells
1 bell pepper, chopped
½ tomato, diced
1 avocado, sliced
1 cup leafy greens*
Cheese*, grated, to serve
½ cup salsa, to serve

1. Heat oil in a pan on the stove. 
2. Drain and rinse canned young jackfruit, add it to the pan, and begin to gently pull it apart using a spatula. 
3. Add in taco seasoning, salt, and liquid smoke, stirring every few minutes. 
4. Cook on medium heat for 8-10 minutes.
5. Chop up bell pepper, tomato, and avocado.
6. Grate cheese.
7. Serve with chopped vegetables, leafy greens, salsa, and cheese, all in hard taco shells. 

NOTES:

* I used spinach, but you can use any type of leafy greens you’d like.
* I used hard marble goat cheese, because I find cow’s milk cheese harder to digest. You can use whatever kind you’d like, even vegan cheese! 

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.

Life-Changing Coconut Bacon With Just 4 Ingredients

This mouthwatering bacon recipe is everything you want: salty, smoky, crispy, and totally vegan!

Makes 2 ½ cups

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons tamari

1 tablespoon liquid smoke

1 tablespoon water

1 tablespoon maple syrup

3 cups unsweetened large-flake coconut

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Whisk the tamari, liquid smoke, water, and maple syrup together in a large bowl. Stir in the coconut and mix well to ensure that the flakes are evenly coated.

Spread the coconut in an even layer on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 10 minutes, and then stir. Bake another 8 minutes, keeping a very close eye on the coconut in the last few minutes. The coconut will go from almost done to completely burned very quickly. Remove from the oven when the coconut flakes on the outer edges of the pan are becoming a deep, dark brown, but not black.

Place the baking sheet on a cooling rack. The coconut will continue to crisp as it cools. Coconut bacon will keep 1 to 2 weeks in an airtight plastic container, but will become less crisp the longer you store it.

Big thanks to the folks behind Baconish, a brand-new, totally vegan bacon cookbook, for being kind enough to share this amazing recipe. Get your copy here.

(From Baconish © 2016 by Leinana Two Moons. Used with permission from Vegan Heritage Press.)

*Photo by Anthony and Leinana Two Moons

Dear fellow vegans,

Thank you.
Thank you for being open enough to understand you’ve made mistakes.
Thank you for daring to stand out because you care.
Thank you for putting animals above comfortability,
Above taste,
Above the anxiety of ordering in a restaurant,
Above they eye rolling family members,
Above the obnoxious questions and accusations.
We are making a difference.
I became vegan thanks to vegans on social media so don’t give up!!!

“Makes you think, doesn’t it?

A powerful reminder that every time you take a bite of meat you are not taking a bite of something, you are taking a bite of someone.

You are eating part of an animal that felt fear and joy in his or her short life and didn’t want to die. No animal wants to end up on your plate.

We can be healthy and happy without causing suffering. So why not do it? Please choose vegan.

P.s. This image was shared with us, but we don’t know where it came from originally. If someone knows we’d be happy to credit the source.“

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