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Melon Basil Summer Rolls by @golubka


  • 15 rice paper wrappers
  • spicy cilantro almond pesto
  • about ½ purple cabbage – thinly sliced
  • ¼ – ½ ripe sweet melon such as Honeydew
  • 2-3 medium carrots – finely shredded
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • large handful fresh mint leaves – optional

1. Cut the melon in half, remove the seeds, peel and slice the flesh into strips.
2. Prepare a large bowl of warm water and a working area covered with a damp dish towel. Start dipping your wrappers in the water, one at a time, for a minute or so, until it begins to soften. Don’t keep the wrapper in the water too long to prevent tearing.
3. Place each wrapper on a damp dish towel (one at a time) and begin to fill it. Spread about 1 teaspoon of pesto in the middle of the wrapper, followed by cabbage, 1-2 melon strips, carrots and herbs.
4. Fold the bottom part of the wrapper over the filling, followed by the sides, then roll it tightly.
5. Serve right away with the sauce or keep covered with a damp dish or paper towel until ready to serve. These rolls are best when eaten within a day or two.

Tamarind Dipping Sauce

  • ¼ cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup tamarind paste
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • ½ small red chili – seeded and minced (optional)

In a medium bowl, mix together all of the ingredients thoroughly. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

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I don’t mind vegans as long as they aren’t stupid enough to make a campaign out of it. Make your choices but leave everyone else out of it, we aren’t harming you by eating animals.

Dear Omni and Carnist Friends,

Please stop apologizing for eating animal products in front of us and please stop apologizing for “not being able to offer [us] some”. Most vegans are able to eat animal products but choose not to. Don’t apologize for our life/moral choices. 

Veganism is not about the vegan- it is about non-human animals and the earth who are both used and abused. 

You mean well but it is both frustrating and saddening to see someone we call our friends have little to no regard for something that often drives us to tears out of frustration. 

If you feel even a tiny twinge of guilt about what you are consuming it may be worth exploring why it is you feel this way. We’re here for you to ask questions.


Your Vegan Friends


Hi! It’s me again.
I decided to upload another progress photo, because I made it to 160, and my clothes were on in the last one, so yeah.

I feel so much better about myself, because working out and eating so much better this time around has made me see how capable I am of anything, and that’s so amazing to me.

I’ve been through a lot, when it comes to my body image and mental health, but I’m only improving, and I don’t plan on stopping any time soon. In the photo on the left, I was 200 pounds. In the photo on the right, I’m 160.

Follow me on my journey at ( or on Instagram: @BethBowerss

i just found out PETA is against service dogs for the disabled, and ended up reading non-PETA vegan critiques of working dogs, saying they are ‘enslaved.’

I think I might be too rural to ever really understand ideological veganism. I have a lot of respect for promoting animal welfare, but I also spend too much time working with both animals and ecological theory to think of these mutualistic survival strategies as inherently exploitative. I just fundamentally don’t get it.

What’s ok
Eating meat.
What’s not ok
Inhumanely killing an animal for its meat.

What’s ok
Wearing wool (the sheep hasn’t been killed or hurt/injured most of the time, it’s wool is just shorn off).
What’s not ok
Wearing clothing from an animal that has been specifically killed for its pelt.

What’s ok
Having a vegan or vegetarian diet.
What’s not ok
Forcing that diet on other members of your family or pets (some animals are carnivores, and their body works better if they eat meat, if you don’t want to give meat to your pet, maybe get an animal that is naturally a herbivore).

What’s ok
Being a vegan or vegetarian.
What’s not ok
Criticising/harassing people for having a different diet.

What’s ok
Eating meat in your diet
What’s not ok
Bragging about how good bacon and other meats taste to people who do not eat meat.

What’s ok
Defending animal rights
What’s not ok
Using this to disguise racism (e.g. stating that chickens being killed is worse than people of colour being murdered by the police).

Attempt to correct me if you think I’m wrong but isn’t eating imitation meat cheating for vegetarians/vegans?

Like I get really mad when I see tofu that tastes ‘just like chicken!’ or whatever the ever living fuck ‘vegan cheese’ is. 

Because let’s be real here, you made a choice and that choice didn’t include cheese or the taste of meat. You don’t get to have the best of both worlds, stop being a pussy and eat your bland tofuburger.