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Some of my favorite vegan products!

Gardein Hot Pockets

Path of Life Organic Quinoa and Kale - tasty and super quick to make.. only takes 5 minutes to heat up.

Parma Vegan Parmesan - top your mac n cheese with the chipotle cayenne parma.. it’s crazy good!

The Good Bean Chickpea Snacks - these things are addictive.

The Vegg - VEGAN FRENCH TOAST!

Earth Balance White Cheddar Puffs - I can’t get enough of these! You can buy them at well.ca (save $10 off a $40 order with coupon code veganfoodyget10)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Beauty/Skin Care + Fashion

Eyes Right Mascara by Lush - great product.. doesn’t clump!

Complete Bare Bones Body Care Kit

Earth Science Lotion and Toner available at well.ca

Pacifica Perfume you can buy these at well.ca too (use coupon code veganfoodyget10 to save $10)

Susan Nichole Handbags

and for my man.. this Mens Grooming Kit

Ethics of animal product consumption

10 important questions to ask yourself 

1. “Do unto others as you would have done to you.” If you wouldn’t like the life of an animal raised for slaughter, is it fair for you to subject other beings to it?

2. Would you kill a cow yourself? No, not pay someone else to do it. You have a cow in front of you, hung upside down, would you slit its throat? Would you put a chick in a blender and grind it up? Would you smack a piglet against the ground until it dies? If not, why are paying someone else to?

3. Believers in God. You think God would excuse the fact you kill his precious creations. You think there are slaughterhouses in heaven? You think God would want the cows and pigs and chickens he created to be killed by the billion? You call that the worship of God?

4. What right to we have to exploit animals? What the fuck makes us so special? We are the least special, we are monsters. We enslaved each other for centuries, we drop atomic bombs, we rape, we kill,  we have fucking all you can eat competitions when people starve, we rip animals skin of them and wear them without shame? You think we are special?  

5. Remove the animals from a slaughter house and replace them with human beings, you’ve recreated Auschwitz. A Holocaust continues today. How do you define a Holocaust, a massacre of human beings or a massacre of innocent beings? The biggest atrocity of humanity continues  and yet we ignore it?

6. Does intelligence alter how we treat species? Pigs are the second most intelligent species known to man, more intelligent than 3 year old humans, more intelligent than your dog. Would you make the three year old suffer? Why not, just because she’s human?

7. Is discrimination always wrong? Racism- “prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.” Speciesism- “prejudice or discrimination based on the belief that one’s own species is superior.” Is it ok to be choosing which types of discrimination to be supporting? Isn’t the basis of discrimination evil, in all circumstances?

8. What kind of society justifies mass murder? What kind of society force feeds a duck until it’s too sick to live? What kind of society murders 160 billion animals in one year and doesn’t care about it? Is that the kind of society you want to be apart of?

9. If you have the choice between causing suffering and not causing suffering why would you ever, ever choose to cause suffering? Could you look into the eyes of an animal and tell it that it’s suffering is necessary for your own enjoyment?

10. Where the fuck has your compassion gone? Would you not have cried if you saw an animal die in front of you when you were a kid? What have you let society do to you?

Lentil Tacos!

I just made these and they turned out really good!  I know there’s been another lentil taco recipe on here before, but this one doesn’t require the use of a slow cooker, and the meal came together in under 45 minutes (including the time to cook the lentils). It doesn’t require a bunch of chopping or other prep, either!

The ingredients:

  • Cooked green or brown lentils (recipe below)
  • Half a small onion, chopped
  • 1/4-1/3 taco seasoning packet (or your own mix)
  • Salt, pepper, any additional seasonings you like (I used garlic salt)
  • Any taco toppings you like

I just sauteed the onions in a skillet until they were tender, then added in the cooked lentils, seasonings, and a bit of water (following the packet instructions).  I let it cook for a few minutes until the water mostly evaporated, then served on tortillas with my favorite toppings. 

Altogether, my lentil taco filling cost me under $1 to make, and there are a bunch of leftovers.  You can adjust the price per taco by adjusting your toppings, and you can also make this vegan, dairy free, gluten free, etc by adjusting your toppings and tortilla.  To reduce the sodium, use a homemade taco seasoning mix or a low sodium store-bought one.

To cook the lentils:

Rinse & drain 1 cup lentils.  Put in a pot and bring to a simmer in 2 cups water or stock.  Cover and simmer (don’t boil) until the lentils are your desired texture (20-30 minutes). You may want to drain your lentils to get rid of excess liquid.

Krumplis Tészta (Hungarian Potato-Paprika Pasta)

quick, simple, very filling comfort food! basically like a pasta salad or mac n cheese, but with mashed potato and paprika instead of cheese sauce. traditionally it’s made with flat square egg noodles, but i’ve made it with bow tie and i think it’d work fine with any short non noodley pasta. hungarian paprika is also in the original recipe but can be substituted with a lotttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt of typical american paprika/ w/e grade paprika u have and maybe a dash of cayenne.  and there’s no set amount, anyway- you add to your taste!

you’ll need:

  • a pot each for the pasta and potatoes, or just one and you can empty the pasta in a separate bowl
  • your desired amount of pasta- let’s go with 250 g (half a normal size package)
  • a few potatoes- maybe 3 medium ones or a bunch of tiny guys
  • hmmm 5 cloves of garlic or more to taste. garlic powder or cream would also work
  • salt n pepper
  • paprika to taste
  • lil bit of oil for pasta
  • onions if u want to sautee some and throw em in. red or yellow are nice but any would be good

any kind of sauce/addition for pasta is best done before the pasta. boil potatoes and garlic in a small amount of water, and when they’re tender + the water is reduced a good amount, mash them >:). don’t worry about getting it too smooth like normal mashed potatoes- the chunks won’t taste as awkward. add paprika and additional seasoning, and last mix nice and evenly with the pasta. add sauteed onions, a fried egg, sausage, parsley- whatever!!!! i think a runny egg yolk goes nicely w/ all the yummy starch. 

and i guess this is….not too unhealthy??? better than mac n cheese. you’re getting some veggies n spices. paprika has loads of health benefits too. i heard that hussars (hungarian horsemen) used to eat this before long journeys bc it kept them full. so there ya go